Nokia E65 & E Series Tips Tricks and Reviews

Friday, May 1, 2009

Stay away from Nokia E65 Firmware upgrade 4.0633.74.0

I am not sure why after all the bad reports of phone batteries draining out very quickly, nokia has not released an updated firmware patch for the E65. In an earlier post from December last year, I highlighted some of the problems people were having with 4.0633.74.0. Amazingly, this phone update is still out there, seeking to drain out unsuspecting Nokia E65 users' batteries. Here are some of your comments following that post.

Moshe Basanchig said...
Thanks for the tip. I'll wait for fixes before upgrading.
December 22, 2008 7:19 PM

Anonymous said...
my phone went for service this week. I wonder how it will return...
December 22, 2008 10:30 PM

thxsmileys said...
Thanks for the heads up. Otherwise i would have just went through with the new update. I for one do not care about new features on the e65 now. I am more for the speed and responsiveness of the phone. The usual hangs and restarts take forever.
December 23, 2008 3:45 AM

Redy said...
Thx man, me too i will not upgrade to v4, i am very happy with this one.
December 24, 2008 10:10 AM

orion said...
I've upgraded to the new firmware and the only the problem with the annoying popup occured. In the previous version there was a setting for this, that is no longer available... :(
December 25, 2008 12:52 PM

Aleksandar said...
I have uprgaded before I read this tip and now I must recharge battery every second day. Pop up notice is totally unnecessary. If i knew what the result will be, I would not upgraded
December 27, 2008 4:47 PM

Anonymous said...
I updated before I got to reading this post.. T_T Now my keypad backlight is not working! You think there's a way to revert to the old firmware?
December 28, 2008 9:13 AM

northpole said...
Well, I already upgraded my E65 to 4.06.x couple of weeks ago. Another issue with is that Nokia does not have a compatible version of BlackBerry connect...
December 29, 2008 5:43 AM

MD said...
- Annoying popup message on top of standby screen with ‘Show’ and ‘Exit’ optionsfix it with handy shell soft- Significant battery drainReally, very significant battery drain :(advise: dont upgrade.
January 13, 2009 2:09 AM

Deki StraïBoss said...
It's a joke or what ? Mine is working good with this firmware , everything is ok.
February 26, 2009 9:21 PM

Anonymous said...
4.0633.74.0 firmware drains battery within 36hours ! brand new battery same issue :-(
March 3, 2009 1:13 PM

Anonymous said...
My battery drains in around 5 hours!! This is totally ridiculous, and I also lost my contacts. The only backup that worked was one back in October. I'm really starting to hate nokia. My E65 has had pretty bad sound quality since the start as well. I'm even starting to consider a crackberry or a sony phone.
April 30, 2009 4:20 PM

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  1. My key pad back light stopped working after I DID THE UPGRADE. is there a solution?

  2. @Anonymous
    yes that's due to the new firmware. Unfortunately there seems to be no solution than to leave with it or upgrade!
    The problems with new formware are numerous...
    Even Nokia support service guy said they cannot downgrade when I took it to them.

  3. I'm using vFW v4,xxx (nokia Unbranded )and noticed an improvement in the camera, speed, and noticed now that the silent mode in # this work, the problem of disabling battery decided to dual band (GSM only selected) Is Stable In PT-BR ok

  4. Running on such firmaware, after unbranding the cell phone.

    No such problem occoured, battery life around 3 days, with 09h-19h hourly syncs with PCSuite (using BT) and from 19h-09h syncs with MS Exchange hourly through wireless.

    If I change to GSM only, battery life increases to around 4/5 days, depending on call time.

    Phone is almost 1 and 1/2 years.

  5. Ive only recently got my E65 so i cannot comment on the battery life before thie particular upgrade

    but my phone was recently unbranded from vodaphone firmware and then updated to the latest generic firmware which is the one discussed here, i must say im having no troubles with the phone im loving the battery life it has and im constantly wifi web surfing

    the battery is only 6 months old so this may explain the longer then average battery life but im certainly no suffering from excessive battery drain or any noticable bugs with the phone at all really


  6. I have this battery draining prob with my E65 phone and i have changed the network from Dual mode to GSM but still drains the battery...can updating the firmware solve this problem? Pls advice...Thanks