Installing a Custom Firmware (Symbian Anna) on your Nokia .
You might surely have come in a situation when you are bored with your OS, and wish to try something new, but didn’t want to throw your current handset. This can be achieved using CFW
So firstly what is custom firmware (CFW) ??
A custom firmware is the modified version of the original operating system of a mobile phone.
It increases the features of the phone and removes unnecessary things.
Here are the softwares which you will need to install a CFW on your Nokia 5230.
Nokia pc suite /ovi suite(latest one)—-/ Download .
Jaf v1.98.62 full with pkey emulator —-/ Download.
CFW (Symbian Anna v7 ) for Nokia 5230—-/ Download.
One USB and of course your Nokia 5230.
Note—Make sure that the custom firmware’s version is greater than your nokia’s firmware .
As in here my mobile’s firware version is () which is less than CFW version ().
Type*#0000# and you will get to know.
So here are the steps to install a CFW Symbian Anna v7 on your Nokia 5230
Step 1—first install nokia pc suite/ovi suite on your windows.
Step2—after installing nokia pc suite open computer/local disk(c)/programfiles/Nokia/phoenix/products and copy your CFW here in products.
Step3—now install jaf with pkey emulater. After installation click to open jaf pkey emulator.exe
For windows 7 users it will show up with some dll missing just click ‘ok’. Now right click on jaf pkey emulator.exe and click on properties/ open the compatibility tab and click on ‘Run the program in compatibility mode for’ and click ok.
Step 4—now click on jaf pkey emulator.exe and click on go/launch and you will see a screen like this.
Follow the red circle above and click on go after which you will see a window like this one.
Step4—click on the boxes of Manual Flash, Dead usb and Use INI (refer the red arrows below), wait for 2-3 seconds a small window will pop out asking you to select your phone model with RM matching your CFW RM.
If the same is not listed click open my computer/local disk (c)/program files/ODEON/JAF/jaf_nok4models.ini and enter your model no. manually.
step5— click to select normal mode
and connect your mobile through USB.
Wait for some time till it shows ‘Done!’
Step5—click on Flash and it will show an error message click on yes and proceed. After about ten seconds one more a warning would be displayed click yes even for that .
Flashing process would be done in 2-3 mins and you will be done .
Restart your mobile and your new CFW would be installed.