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. Β Make sure it has enough battery left Β , 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 πŸ™‚

Bonus – Software Update Already Available for Asha 501

There is a small Update already availble for Asha 501 which pushes the version toΒ 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. πŸ˜†

Were you able to update successfully or faced a problem? Let us know in the comments section belowΒ  πŸ™‚

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

  1. vwenz May 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    And setting and dialer is not there even in the phone

  2. Aryan July 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    I accidentally deleted my certificate of Nokia asha 501 and due to this my whatsapp is not working it is unable to registet my phone no plz help can i get your whatsapp no.

    • Saif July 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

      You need to Reinstall your Firmware to fix it πŸ™‚

  3. beth July 24, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    I have a problem with my nokia 501. it just all my apps got uninstalled or all gone and My wallpaper can’t be changed into a picture I wanted to display and also my homescreen. what should I do?

    • Saif July 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

      You need to reinstall your firmware. πŸ™‚
      After that all will be find πŸ™‚

  4. oldskulmah August 17, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    where can i find recovery tool of nokia asha 503

  5. Arush September 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    I want to update my Nokia 230 . currently its having 10.01.11

  6. chirag September 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

    samsung firmware free download and update

  7. jay October 3, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

    i have a proper wifi connection still i am getting network error in nokia software update.

  8. Takatak October 31, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    Can i download this new firmware of of nokia asha 501 in my android tablet? And upload it to my nokia?

    • Narender Singh October 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

      No. You need to connect to a PC to do the flashing.

  9. baim November 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    link not working

  10. Kaira December 30, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    How can i install deleted certificates on my asha 503

    • Saif January 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

      The only way to get back certificates is re-installing the software πŸ™‚

  11. Ammar January 11, 2017 at 10:40 am #

    my nokia asha 502 browser not working

    • Saif January 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

      The Nokia Browser is replaced by the Opera mini.
      If you are facing issues while opening it then you can try re-installing the software.
      This should fix your issue πŸ™‚

  12. Innocent chimuka January 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

    My phone cant install appreciations.

    • Saif January 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

      I think you mean to say Applications.
      You can try reinstalling the firmware. This should fix all you issues.:)

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