Software Updates (Version 4.51) for Nokia 206 and 206 Dual Released

Nokia is always known to provide regular software updates to its devices to eliminate any bugs and to add newer functionality. The same story continues as new software update for Nokia 206 and Nokia 206 Dual have started to roll out.

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The update is being called a major update and pushes the version number to 4.51 and adds WhatsApp support for the Dual SIM variant besides the other general tweaks and improvements.

What’s new in Nokia 206 4.51 Update

Talking about the change-log for the update, Nokia notes the following:

  • Improved phone call quality:  The calls will be clearer and if you were facing slight network issues, they’ll be eliminated.
  • Self-Portarit voice guidance has been improved.
  • Added WhatsApp (for dual sim) and YouTube launchers.
  • Other general performance improvements making the phone stable.
  • App Updates: Facebook, Twitter, eBuaddy, News and Offers, Email and Notifications apps updated.

Updating Nokia 206

As Nokia 206 doesn’t support updating via Nokia Suite, the only option left is to use FOTA or else visit Nokia Care and get the phone updated. To update via FOTA, follow these steps:

Note: Backup your phone [Menu> Settings> Sync and Backup> Create Backup] before initiating the update as you might lose some important data.
  1. Open Menu> Settings> Phone.
  2. Select Device/Phone Updates.
  3. Select Download Phone Software.
  4. Follow the further instructions.
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99 Responses to Software Updates (Version 4.51) for Nokia 206 and 206 Dual Released

  1. Prince February 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Read all your comments unfortunately none of them worked for me but yes one person told the solution no body noticed it it will 100% install your update ia am just repeating it.

    1) Hard reset your phone by *#7370#.
    2) Format memory card from phone.
    3) Check for updates and download it.
    4) Install Enjoy !!!!!!

    • Narender February 2, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

      Different things worked fir different people. Thanks for the comment. May help others.

    • عنایت علی April 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

      Bhai mere pas nokia 206 mobile hai, us ka software urr gaya tha to jab pc se sw karwaya to wo 3.58 2012 hai, magar ab mera new sw update nhi ho rha. jab setting>phone.sett> device updat> down sw. me jata hun to, no new software update likh k ata hai, help me

      • Narender Singh April 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

        Software cannot be downgraded. Maybe visit NCC for inspection.

  2. dp February 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi Narendar, Hope you remember me. I have the same mb issue before and restored my nokia 206 dual 2 times to get the whatsapp installed again. but again after 1 month, am stuck with the same issue “1.2 mb needed” :( Please suggest any idea, whether i need to restore it again and again or…:(

    • Narender February 10, 2014 at 6:34 am #

      Hey buddy :) As I already said, you need to somehow install it on the Memory Card instead of the phone memory. Next time, restore your phone and then just download whatsapp to your memory card. Don’t open the one supplied by them by default.

  3. dp February 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    But when In try to download it again from other sites, it is not allowing me to download by saying that my phone does not supports whatsapp…:(

    • Narender February 12, 2014 at 1:05 am #

      Just hit this link directly on your phone – http://www.whatsapp.com/s40/WhatsApp.jad
      Be sure to not to open the factory installed app or it might not let you install this one. If nothing works, download the jar and jad file of WhasApp on your computer and transfer them to your SD card then open the app using your phone.

  4. wahid February 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    hi dear

    i have download 4.25 software to pc, how to update it cause N 206 Dual sim don’t have USB port .

    • Narender February 15, 2014 at 12:34 am #

      You cannot update it via a PC as you’ll need a special type of cable to connect the 206 to a PC. Please visit a Nokia Care Center instead.

  5. wahid February 15, 2014 at 2:25 am #

    tanks Narhender

    i reset my phone by *#7370# code then i download new update now it require 168 kb free space more
    and nothing is left for deleting .

  6. dp February 17, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    Nokia 206 is great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Narender February 17, 2014 at 5:28 am #

      aha :)
      Nice to know that you’re liking your phone :)

  7. Shoubhik February 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    I have downloaded new version of software for my Nokia 206 dual sim but i cant install it because it is showing 1.6 mb needed.
    Can you give some solution?

    • Narender February 23, 2014 at 12:09 am #

      Read the other comments. Some people have reported that resetting the phone helps :) Else you always have Nokia are to help you.

  8. Monika February 26, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Hey, Narendra I m using Nokia asha 206 and its software version is 4.52. Well,my nokia phone is working great but i have the query of updating the new version because my previous version get expired of whats app which is pre installed in the phone. Actually,my phone memory get full nd when I tried to upgrade my whts app it shows to delete some items because it requires 1.7mb space but i have no idea what to delete because in phone memory there is nothing else instead of some pre installed apps and few games and ringtones which are system file and which are nt able to be deleted. So,I am totally fused and it seems a big trouble for me. I don’t know what should i do for that. So, you please suggest and leave a reply as soon as possible. Hope ur suggestion will prove to be best as well as helpful for me.

    • Narender March 1, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Hey Monika
      The only think you can do is to rest your phone to factory and then update it. Better will be to reset it and then install WhatsApp to the SD card by side-loading instead of using the default one which stores the data into the phone’s memory.

  9. arjun gahatraj February 28, 2014 at 2:36 am #

    Hey! I have nokia 206 dual sim phone i am suffering from a problem.
    when ever i open any type of browser for eg.uc browser or opera or nokia express
    an error comes its written that “APPLICATION ACESS SET TO NOT ALLOWED” why is this error arising….
    any solutions please help..!!!!

    • Narender March 1, 2014 at 3:40 am #

      You need to change the access settings of the app. On the apps page, select the app. Press options> app access and set the options properly.

  10. daichi davidson March 4, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    sir, i have succesfully but my apps is not opening. i can’t access,whenever i try phone automatically switched. plz tell me what to do? using asha 206

    • Narender March 4, 2014 at 4:23 am #

      Try resetting.

  11. daichi davidson March 6, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    i did factory reset,i open my apps but same thing” phone got switched off. why is this happening again and again?

  12. jesvin March 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Dnt confuse guys , all tat you need to do is just in to NOKIA CARE they will help you to do so:-):-)

  13. RandomR March 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    Hi Narender

    Thanks for the detailed review and the troubleshooting tips. I actually got 206 Dual for my dad. The guy in the store transferred some of the photos from his old phone into the My Received Files folder, and some of the remaining ones into a new micro SD card. Sadly, I am not able to transfer the pics in My Received Files folder, and that has clogged the internal memory of the phone. How do I fix this (I cannot factory reset without losing the pics I presume)? Please help.
    Also, is there a way to make the SD card the default storage for all messages and photos taken by the phone camera?
    Thanks a lot!

    • Narender March 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

      Okay. When you go to the Files and open the received folder, don’t you see the copy/move option upon pressing the left soft key? It mush show up along with the options of selecting multiple files at once and then initiating the copy/move.

      You cannot store the text messages to your SD card, but yep camera pics can be sent directly to the SD. Just open camera, select options and there must be an option to set the default storage, either in the options or the settings sub-menu. I can’t quote the exact option as they are different in different phones.

  14. RandomR March 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Hi Narender
    One little bit of information to add – the micro SD card is being recognized, since I can access the pics stored there by the store guy. Also, the phone shows that the micro SD card has 7.3 GB free space, but yet, it does not back up to the SD card.
    Thanks!

  15. Kori March 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    thanks bro :D

  16. jayaram April 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi, sir i m using nokia 206. I updated v4.5 and i did mistake when whatsapp is default memory that time i forgot to move app to memory card. And i tried to instal phone software again but software was already installed pls anybody suggest me. my phone going very bad performence. Even i rested also next 1week whatsapp memory will going to 4 to 5mb again i hv to reset pls. How to get phone software again.

    • Narender Singh April 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      Visit Nokia Care.

  17. Leena April 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    Hi…

    Your idea of whatsapp download on memory card worked best for me..

    http://www.whatsapp.com/s40/WhatsApp.jad

    This works best…

    Thanks a lot..

    • Narender Singh April 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Glad that it helped. Thanks for the comment :)

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