10 Best Practices for Flashing Nokia Phones

Either via flashing box or by using USB Cables, there are methods that can be used to flash Nokia phones using any flashing program; Nokia Best, Phoenix, JAV, Cyclone amongst others, to hasten quick and best results without much hustles.

While flashing Nokia phones, some errors could be so fatal as to cost the phone itself, this is enough a reason why you must be very cautious while flashing Nokia phones. Here, I narrate 10 best practices you could employ while flashing Nokia phones.

Best Practices for Flashing Nokia Phones

Flashing is an operation intended to correct certain software malfunctions in any Nokia phone and sometimes, it is done to unlock Nokia phones or reset security codes. Although, flashing is done to correct certain errors on Nokia phones, it could also cause unspeakable damages to the phone if it is not properly done.

Best Practices
-1 Specific RM Model: It is a good practice to consider the RM number of a Nokia phone before you initiate any flashing operation at all.

RM in a Nokia phone, carries the model and firmware version of the particular Nokia phone therefore; before a Nokia phone could be flashed, it is the RM number of the Nokia phone that helps you determine what flash files you should use for the Nokia phone.
Learn more about Nokia Phone RM Number here.

-2 Firmware Version: When flashing a Nokia phone, it is strongly recommended that you use the same or higher firmware version of firmware as to the one already present in the Nokia phone you are to flash.
For Example;
Supposing that you wish to flash a Nokia 5130 whose RM is RM-495 with a firmware version 6.71.It is a good practice to flash this phone using the same RM number with a firmware version that is the same as or higher than 6.71.

-3 Battery: to avoid interruption during the flashing process, it is a good practice to initiate flashing with a battery that is at least, 40% charged on the phone.

-4 Corrupt Flash Files: Nokia phone flash files are the files needed to flash a Nokia phone and they contain basically everything needed to run your Nokia phone. It is a good practice to always download from a source you can trust and avoid flashing any Nokia phone using corrupt flash files.

-5 Specific Variant: sometimes, a particular Nokia phone could have two (2) or more RM, RH, RX or other Variants. These kind of Nokia phones are identical but not the same. Do always make sure that you confirm the RM number of the Nokia phone you are to flash.

-6 Dead/Live Mode Operations: any Nokia phone could be flashed in two modes namely; Dead Mode and Live Mode.
A Nokia phone that no longer powers on at all could ONLY be flashed in Dead Mode while a Nokia phone that still powers on could be flashed in both Dead Mode and Live Mode.
It is a good practice to flash Nokia phone in Live Mode (if the phone still powers on) and in Dead Mode (if the phone no longer powers on).
A detailed note on flashing Nokia phones in both dead mode and live mode could be found here.

-7 Flash Files Folder: flash files contain all the necessary files needed to flash a particular Nokia phone and are contained in a folder named after the RM number of the nokia phone. These RM number folders are now contained in a parent folder that could be named as you wish.
If you have more than one (1) Nokia phone flashing programs, it is a good practice to point all the flashing programs to a single flash files folder.
Detailed note on how to point Nokia Best to a flash files folder and Pointing Phoenix Service Software to Flash Files Folder.

-8 USB Cables: besides the fact that using a good and compatible USB Cable in flashing Nokia phones could help you avoid most interruptions while flashing Nokia phones, the use of good cables would also help the flashing process complete faster.

-9 System Backup: it could be very destructive to interrupt a Nokia phone flashing operation, therefore; it is a good practice to flashing Nokia phones when you have a stable power supply or a good system backup.