How to Flash Dead Nokia Mobile Phones with USB Data Cable

How to flash dead nokia mobile phones using usb data cable

You can flash your dead Nokia mobile phone by yourself using a USB data cable/connectivity cable. The tool, which is required to flash the phone, is Nokia’s Phoenix Service Software. Please remember that you can perform a successful flash on your phone only if its firmware has been lost or corrupted. If your phone is not turning on due to any hardware issue, then this procedure will not work for it. To flash a dead Nokia mobile phone, follow the below steps:


1. Download and install the Phoenix Service Software
2. Download the firmware of your phone. You can download it with Navifrim or can search it on the web
3. Install the firmware to the directory C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\Folder*
4. The Folder* should be created manually for the concerned firmware, if it is not created during firmware installation. If the firmware files are in form of .zip or any other compression, then extract/copy the firmware files to the specified location. For example, for keeping the firmware files of  RM-240, the location will be C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-240
5. The above mentioned location is default for Phoenix Service Software. If you have installed the Phoenix Service Software in a different location, then make sure to keep the folder with firmware files within Products folder
6. After successful installation, launch Phoenix Service Software
7. Connect your mobile phone using the USB data cable/connectivity cable of the phone
8. Select “No Connection” in Phoenix Service Software window as shown below
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Now click on “File” and then on “Open Product
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Select the product version for your phone from the list. You can find it under the battery in your phone. If you don’t know, which firmware is suitable for it, then search it on the web by model name
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Now click on “Flashing” and then on “Firmware Update
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Click on the bordered button to select variants for your phone as shown below
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Select the desired variant/product code for flashing with
flash nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
Note that the variants should be shown in the appeared window if the concerned firmware files are present in the correct directory within the folder with firmware name as C:\Program Files\Nokia\Phoenix\xx-xxx (xx-xxx is the firmware version. e.g: RM-240)
  • After selecting the variant/product code, check the box with “Dead phone USB flashing” and then click on “Refurbish
flash nokia mobile phones using usb connectivity cable
  • A dialogue may appear with some instructions, follow them to continue
flash dead nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Wait for the flashing to complete
flash dead nokia mobile phones with usb data cable
  • Your phone will be restarted after successful flash
flash dead nokia mobile phones with usb data cable

Insructions: If your mobile phone is not detected by the Phoenix Service Software, then you may need to install the PC Suite of the phone or the flashing drivers manually.


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41 Comments on this post

  1. thanx buddy, so much

    Sameer Khan / Reply
  2. Its Cool..!!!
    Thanx for that detailed explanation….

    djSaN / Reply
  3. thanx it worked O.M.G!

    jinload chama / Reply
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    shaving mirrors / Reply
  5. thank u brother great job but i have a question plz : How can i know witch languages will be in mobile before installing flash ?

    omar ch / Reply
  6. navi firm is not working what can we do for that

    Perumal Prabhu / Reply
    • Hi Perumal, if navifirm isn’t working, search for your mobile phone’s firmware in Google and download the files using any download manager or browser’s default downloader. It will work.

  7. how i can flash nokia n70 for supporting bangla language?

    sayful islam / Reply
  8. when i try to open phoneix.exe after install it, it gives the error “install a nokia dongle and then try again” even my nokia phone is connected.Plz help me

    Harshit Maheshwari / Reply
  9. How to flash samsung mobile tell me admin i m in tenc

    sudeep khatri / Reply
  10. this software is useless for asha mobiles, tell me if any other.. for asha 200.. mail me..

    Hemang Bhatt / Reply
    • Hi Hemang ..I too am trying to flash my nokia asha 200 , please let me know if you were sucessfull by any other means if not thru this article !


      vineet / (in reply to Hemang Bhatt) Reply
  11. oh thankyou so so so much …m very happy.u & other web sites helpd me so much.finaly i gt phone is working awsome. :)

    Pradipta Nayak / Reply
  12. thanks for guidance

    mirza mohtasham baig / Reply
  13. Am a learner here and am enjoying u somuch……may d lord bless u and give u more kwoledge thank u

    hackwizzy / Reply
  14. Super..Super..Super Ji.. Successfully I flash my mobile(Nokia x3-02) and now I am able to use my phone.

    Sen / Reply
  15. Thanks, its working and I am able to fix lots of my customer Nokia Cell ph on cheap price then Nokia Service. Thanks again. If we get anything to fix other cell like samsung and restthat would be great.

    ajbantawa / Reply
  16. Hi there,

    Thanks for the great thread. I am getting a USB ROM driver installation error. Is there any way to obtain the driver manually and install?

    Ludo / Reply
    • The PC Suite should install the drivers. Install concerned PC suite for your phone, it will install all connectivity drivers.

      Rehmat / (in reply to Ludo) Reply
  17. Thank you very much. You made my day!. My daughter “killed” her phone and I was able to repair it following this helpfull info. Regards.

    Giovanni Diaz / Reply
  18. Wawww. A grt task thank you vry mch for that brothr

    Aiufuntua / Reply
  19. Hey your advice to flash the mobile is very usefull i have done flashing to my mobile it is done sucssesfully

    thanks for this

    IMRAN / Reply
  20. Thanks a lot but question is that I install the phonix software and I try to flash my nokia X2 and even all phone it says no variant/product code no DP1 or DP2 available what should I do? Pls

    kamal / Reply
    • Hi Kamal,
      You need to download the firmware files for your phone first and then you need to keep the files in product directory in Phoenix installation path.

      Rehmat / (in reply to kamal) Reply
      • Same problem for nokia 3250. RM-38…. Product/RM-38/(3 Files Copyied)… stil same prob…
        Help plz

        AbdulRehman / (in reply to Rehmat) Reply
  21. Hi Rehmat ,

    wud this work for nokia asha 200 ?
    I downloaded another ver of phoenix and the product name :RM-761 was not available for my nokia ph .
    please help .

    thx ,

    Vineet / Reply
    • Hi Vineet,
      To be honest, I haven’t tried flashing any Asha series phone using Phoenix. You can give the instructions a try and see either it works or not. RM-761 is available on a lot of sources on the Internet. Just Google it.

      Rehmat / (in reply to Vineet) Reply
  22. Phoneix Software is not is saying folder not found-C-windows_downloaded installations..access is denied….what will now i have to do please help

    shyam / Reply
    • Do you have administrative rights on your account? Also ensure that your computer is free from viruses.

      Rehmat / (in reply to shyam) Reply
  23. my mobile is not dead brother i just want to repair software, some files are corrupted, so do i follow the same instructions?

    sidra / Reply
    • Uncheck the box saying “Dead phone USB flashing” and follow the on-screen instructions.

      Rehmat / (in reply to sidra) Reply
      • hmm ok thanks brother i will check :)

        Sidra / (in reply to Rehmat) Reply
        • brother when its all finish its showing one error that “Flashing Finalizing Failed, do you like to retry the finalizing?

          Firmware: cannot verify communication to phone after flashing…Make Sure that phone booted up correctly and then retry.
          What should i do now. plz plz plz help mei

          sidra / (in reply to Sidra) Reply
  24. Sir, Rehamt.
    please help me in my issue, my little brother played with my phone and made/changed the security code, now my phone is shutdown and it asks me for the security code when I turn it on.
    I`ve understood all your post’s steps but I still have one thing to say:: could phoenix DETECT!! my phone even if it`s not in the standby mode{in the security code request screen}

    I`ll appreciate it if you replied as fast as possible.

    Ali / Reply
    • Hi bro,
      You need to select “Dead Phone USB Flashing” option and then connect your phone by turning it off. Phoenix should detect it.

      Rehmat / (in reply to Ali) Reply
  25. My N73 phone has been locked accidentally. Now how can I unlock this phone by your phoenix service. Please help me brother

    Billal Hossan / Reply
  26. 1. it says no variant/product code no DP1 or DP2
    available what should I do? Pls
    2. Pls how Are we going to install the firmwares?
    3. I wanted to flash a phone that uses RM-240 and i selected it as directed on ur screanshot, i downloaded the flash files with my phone they are three in number and i copied them to the folder that i created which is RM-240 and also in pheonix folder bt wen i tried to flash d phone it says no variant/product code no DP1 or DP2
    Pls should i copy and past d three files or i should put them in a folder before copying them to d directed folder? And ppls how does those file look? How many are the files? . And at what step will i plug my phone to the usb? Pls i need this seriously thanks

    jeff / Reply
    • Hello Jeff, you need to download the Phoenix supported firmware for your phone which is in form of .exe. Just downloading mcu and other two files will not work. These files are used to flash the phone with Flashing box. For Phoenix, search the firmware in .exe package and install the package in phoenix directory.

      Rehmat / (in reply to jeff) Reply

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