15 January 2007
User Data Preservation with N82!
Thanks to the Kevin from the S60 Multimedia Blog we’ve just realized that Nokia N82 is the first S60 phone that features User Data Preservation and fixes the most annoying problem and the most common complaints about updating a devices firmware via the Nokia Software Updater.
To be honest I am not that much excited about as I always taking firmware update as the nice opportunity to clean up my phone, clean up my memory card and than proceed with restoring necessary data and must have applications. Sure it is not very handy method but I’ll probably do the same even with the phone that features user data preservation.
From other hand I do agree that for inexperienced user fact that they’ll loose everything stored in the phone memory after the firmware update sounds pretty scary. Even worse some of them don’t even know that it is possible to simply back up phone from the memory card menu and restore it after the successful update.
So, although firmware update is always highly suggestible, this is one of the main reasons why some users refuse to upgrade phone to new software. They are simply annoyed with long and boring reinstalling all necessary applications and especially scary about loosing contacts and messages.
To fix these problems Nokia has made necessary changes in the firmware upgrade process and somehow bypass the phone memory formatting which basically means that all of personal data will survive the firmware update and that you can forget annoying data restore.
Also it is important to say that Nokia N82 is the first phone with this feature and therefore you should always back up your phone memory before performing a firmware update as precaution measure in case something goes wrong.