Cook Symbian Custom Firmware: Flashing Firmware Files

Today i will show how to flash your downloaded or custom created symbian firmware to nokia device. There are many flashing utilities around like phoneix, jaf etc. Here i will use JAF because its easy and light weighted.But it is not free. Just get it from the damn internet and here is how we do it. Make sure you have all the firmware files with you( at least cpu/core flash and ppm flash file). Fire up the JAF

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Cook Symbian Custom Firmware: Firmware Files Extracting

We have all the firmware files and little information what are they now. Next step will be extract the files to our computer. To do that we need an rofs extractor. There are few tools that can do that , some are command line utilities and som other have gui. I will be using an nice tool from PHNT group called NokiaEditor. The application is free and in beta stage. You can grab my copy from here
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Cook Symbian Custom Firmware: Firmware Files

In this post i will give an idea about different files we downloaded. What are they and where they will go when we flash it to our devices. We have already downloaded some 8-10 files. We don’t need all the files, some are compressed file system images and rest are configuration files and signatures etc. We need only the file system files which contains the files for modding. In this case i will using nokia 5230 (RM-588) firmware version 21.6.5  product code 0599208.

These are the important files needed

  • MCU Core : RM-588_21.6.005_prd.core.C00
  • PPM rofs2: RM-588_21.6.005_prd.rofs2.V22
  • PPM rof3 : RM-588_21.6.005_C01_prd.rofs3.fpsx
  • Content : RM-588_21.6.005_001_000_U001.uda.fpsx
  • MemCardContent :5230_SW_MC012_India_2G_2.0.fpsx

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