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Reinstall Software on Nokia phones using Nokia Software Recovery Tool

Is your Microsoft/Nokia X or Asha phone giving you a problem? Or is it not booting up at all? If you are facing a similar issue with your old-generation Nokia mobile phone, you can easily get rid of it using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool. Unlike other manufacturers who hardly offer consumer centric tools, Nokia has always made one or the other tool available to make the customers capable of fixing software issues of their phones at home.

Download Nokia Software Recovery Tool

As NSRT is a consumer centric recovery tool, you can download it from Microsoft official service partner B2X. Hence, you do not need to browse torrent or pirate sites and end up getting your PC infected. You can download the Nokia Software Recovery Tool by visiting the following download link.

Download Recovery Tool

Using Nokia Software Recovery Tool

The software is pretty easy to use and any computer literate person can use it without any problem. Still, the following section provides step-by-step instructions on using the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to reinstall the software/firmware of a buggy phone or wake up a dead/non-responsive phone (because of software issues).

Supported devices – Nokia X, Nokia Asha, Nokia S30, Nokia S40, Nokia Belle (Symbian).

If you’re looking to recover a Nokia Lumia or Windows Phone, then please use the Windows Device Recovery Tool. If you have a Nokia Android phone launched under HMD Global, then there is no tool available (yet) to recover or reset such devices.

Reinstall or Update Phone Software

  1. Download the Nokia Software Recovery Tool from the link provided earlier and install it on your Windows PC.
  2. Open Nokia Software Recovery Tool.
  3. Connect your Nokia or Microsoft mobile phone to your PC and wait for the software to detect your phone.
  4. If an update is available, the Recovery Tool will offer you to update the phone software. If no new update is available the tool will offer you to re-install the current software version. Click on InstallRecovery Tool Main
  5. Check the box in front of I understand and want to continue. Click on Continue.
  6. The required software files will now be downloaded. Wait for the download to finish.Recovery Tool - Downloading Firmware
  7. Do not disconnect your phone after the download. The software will take a while to start installing the phone software. During this phase the phone will go in Flash or Test Mode.
  8. Wait for the phone to restart and a Successfully Updated notification in Recovery tool before you disconnect your phone.Recovery Tool - Updated Successfully

Recover Dead/Unresponsive Phone

Nokia Software Recovery Tool can only recover non-responding, laggy and frozen phones. If your Nokia phone does not turn on at all, then you should use Nokia Care Suite, else bring the phone to a B2X service center to have it fixed.

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  • Maine apna Nokia X root kiya and flesh kr ke cyanogenmod install kiya bina Nokia software recovery ke…..ab mujhe phir se Nokia software dalna hai Kya kru mai plz help me

  • My Microsoft Lumia 540 dual sim suddenly appears no network found sine last few days. one sim only working for sometime only and then both sim seems no netork and very often seeing sim invali , sim error etc etc . what is to be done pl let me know
    email nbanerjee1957@outlook.com

  • my mobile just show nokia n then turned off then in repeat mode it does sameā€¦ i tried to reset it but after exclaimation mark it goes turned off again n again !!
    plz help

  • @puja jain…. your phone has software problem…. i also had the same problem….. u can solve it by installing lumia software recovery tool in your laptop

  • I’ve got a Lumia 520 stuck in flight mode and successfully reinstalled software using the Windows Device Recovery Tool.

    My phone is still stuck in flight mode so I’m guessing it must be a hardware fault so phone is junk.

  • in my phone I m getting a problem
    wen I m open store’sand aany apps
    tha problem is (HomeBotcalenderstopped) this massage I m getting pls help me

  • my mobile just show nokia n then turned off then in repeat mode it does same… i tried to reset it but after exclaimation mark it goes turned off again n again !!
    plz help

  • Trust me most 8—–updates cause tht problem .so just down grade to wn8 ‘got my phone fixed yestaday and the techinician said most phones updated to wn 8.1 n above face the same prob after a month or two .use recovery tool it worked on my.#Zimbabwean

    • Hi Rudner. What exact problem are you referring to? My phone is not responding correctly to commands and keys. whatsapp is not working properly. Is this the problem you mean. I have Windows 8.1 on Lumia 520 #Zimbabwean

  • I lost my window phone software while resetting it. And software recovery tool is not responding ,Please help me out…

  • HI everyone,

    I was trying to install LSRT on my windows lapi but somehow unable to install it.
    Getting error notification as “The system cannot find the specified file. (0x80070002)”. Downloaded LSRT from Microsoft link. Really fade up off these thing..

    Issue was stared with my phone after os update and since then my phone is not even taking breath.

    Please can someone update me with above things.

  • i cant connect to windows recovery tool…. my phones shows as booting device when connected to computer.. when i try to switch on thephone it shows microsoft on the lcd and then after some time it shows unable to found a bootable option.

  • my lumia phone cant be restarted.. i can feel the vibration and can see microsoft on my lcd then after somtime on the screen it shows that unable to found bootable option,press any key to shut down……….. what can i do

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