Before this Nokia have released the Nokia Software Recovery Tools( Currently Lumia Software Recovery Tools ) to help Nokia Phones users to troubleshoot their phones by re-install their phone OS in order to make their phone problem-free / factory resetted by using the OS image provided by them..
In the easy way to understand :
Lumia Software Recovery Tool can help you to reset and recover your phone software at home, if your phone is experiencing software related or software update problems. With Windows Phone 8 models, you can also use Lumia Software Recovery Tool to recover your phone in case your phone is not responding, it appears to be stuck, or it is not starting. -Taken from Microsoft Mobile FAQ
Prerequisites for your computer (PC):
- Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.
- USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
- Minimum 4 GB free storage space.
Asha and Series 40 phones that have USB interface
Series 30+ phones that have USB interface
Nokia X2 platform phones
Taken from Microsoft Mobile FAQ
Before this I have tried on my Lumia 625 , i’ll update about it later…
But first Let;s get started with our Nokia C3 running on S40…
Before you started to Flash your phone with LSRT , you’ll need to backup your phones before proceeding with it..because in the next step, LSRT will completely removed all items or format your phone.
Ok First of all :
Backup your phone ( in this tuts i’m using Nokia C3 ) using Nokia Suite, you can get it here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-my/mobile/support/product/nokia-suite/
Next get the Lumia Software Recovery Tools here from Microsoft Mobile Support Site : http://download-fds.webapps.microsoft.com/supportFiles/phones/files/recovery/LumiaSoftwareRecoveryToolInstaller.exe and install it.
After the installation finished, Run LSRT and wait for it to detect your phone.After it detected your phone, it will show like this (refer image below)
Click Install to proceed.
Next , you will get a message that you must acknowledge it before proceed to download the software..
This message is important and you may lost any important things you left on your phone if you are not creating any backup before.
Tick on the box and Continue
LSRT will prepare and start to download the Nokia C3 Software Package from their server.This will take 1-5 min or 5-10 min.Leave it until the downloads done
After the download done, LSRT will start to install the downloaded software into your phone.At this stage , do not touch or do anything with your phone. Just follow the on screen message.
After the installation completed , LSRT will attempt to restart your phone in around 2 minutes.If your phone isn’t restarting and in my case it showing Test Mode , you are safely to remove the battery and restart your phone and you’re no longer need to connect it back since the installation has done..