Update or Reinstall the Firmware of Nokia Asha 501 using your PC

Nokia Asha is one sweet surprise from Nokia directly dedicated to the fans of its feature phone segment. Although priced lower to $100, the phone doesn’t compromise at the built quality and gives a touch competition to the entry level smartphone flooded by the chinese manufacturers.

Now, as with every electronic, things do go wrong sometimes and sadly if some software issue happens with the 501, Nokia Suite won’t come to the rescue as it no longer supports (and it won’t ever) any of the newly launched Asha phones. So here’s a simple totorial for the Asha 501 users who want to update or re-install their phone’s software.

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  1. Do it at your own risk. If you have completely no idea about flashing, try visiting Nokia Care and they will update for you
  2. All user data and applications might/will be lost. So backup everything that you find important.

Procedure to Update/Reinstall the Software of Asha 501

  1. Download and Install Nokia Software updater from the link here.
  2. Run Nokia Software Updater
  3. Connect your Nokia Asha 501 to your PC.  Make sure it has enough battery left  , Then Click Upgrade.
  4. The program will then download update files from the Nokia Servers and prepare them for installation to the phone.
  5. Once the Download is finished, the Files will be Flashed onto the phone. DO NOT disconnect your phone from your PC during this step.
  6. If the update is successfully finished, the phone will restart.
  7. Congratulations! Your job has been done :)

Bonus – Software Update Already Available for Asha 501

There is a small Update already availble for Asha 501 which pushes the version to 10.0.14 (or 10.0.16 in some regions) . There’s no change log, but I have observed stability improvements with the phone having almost no crashes and freezes.

This update may not be available via FOTA. So you can update it now. Enjoy. :lol:

Were you able to update successfully or faced a problem? Let us know in the comments section below  :-)

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  1. when i start my phone(nokia asha 310) ,it only shows startscreen and it beeps…what to do guys..any help..

  2. i have nokia asha 500 n i deleted the certificates and now i cant access the internet and cannot download or launch any app.. it says cant validate certificate :9 help

  3. when i tried to update my nokia asha 500 its says that error ECONA NOT SUPPORTED DEVICE:devie doesnot spport operation.please hep me how update my phone

  4. I am downloading and want to try if it works because my 501 doesnot download apps and donot allow access to the internet. I will comment after success or failure.

  5. my phone asha 501 suddenly showing problem while switching on. at first it used to take several minutes to open then it continued to days and now its swiches on but doesn’t bring the unlock or pin screen now for two weeks. how can this problem be solved

    • Follow the article to re-install the stock firmware. I’d recommend Nokia Care Suite if you can handle the complexity.

  6. My nokia asha 502 by mistake reseted, but after that i cant change wallpaper or image how ever it is selected, the background screen is black both wallpaper and lock screen, update stil shows 14.0 plz… help

    • Use the Care Suite or Software Updater to re-install the fimware of your phone. That seems to be the only choice left with you.

  7. my phn nokia asha 501 is not supported in any softwere..!my phone pachage info not found in recovery softwere..plzz help

    • Then it is running one of the firmware package which ain’t publicly available. You’d be needed to visit Nokia Care Center and see if they can do the work for you.

  8. Simple hai dosto phoenix service software download kro aur sath hi apnay mobile ki firm wali file(RM-922…911 ya jo bhi mobile ki sim wali jga pe likhi hai) us k baad phoenix software ki madad se apnay mobile ko via usb cable reset kro aur firm wali file jo download ki ho us ko mobile mein install kr lo….simple hai trust me..
    Agr samajh na aye to search engine pe phoenix ko use krnay ka tateeqa dekh lo….

  9. hi,my nokia asha 501 can not show applications like setting,contacts message, calls and many more, can you help me install them

  10. backup tool in my nokia asha 501 is not working. what to do?
    it is saying an error occurred while creating backup.
    I have a lot of messages in my phone i want them all to be backedup.

  11. hey dude i am unable to any app nor internet nor whats app when opening its telling cant validate the certificate download from the whats app server when opening it its showing cannot create secure connection check the date and time while its correct i try to u tell me the answer dude i am waiting

  12. Jamseed brother ,
    I have sAme problem
    what’s the solution. anyone try to find out ??? Please deArzzz….

  13. problem for me my mob is not working properly my mob got reseted after tht my nokia store and my nokia xpress are deleted and i cnt download any apps my watts up is also nt working it says certificate was issued by unrecognizes entity plz help

  14. my Nokia asha 503 have lost main menu like contacts, messages, internet etc after accidentally restoring to factory default. Pls help

  15. I tried to reset my phone, but then all of the predeterminated apps disappeared, theres no camera, calculator, music, settings.. NOTHING BUT GAMES… help :(