Download all Lumia/Windows Phone/Windows 10 firmware and Emergency Files
As Microsoft has closed down most Nokia sites (including firmware repository), older methods to download phone softwares are not working now. Microsoft has shifted Windows Phone firmware files to its own servers deleting all Nokia phone’s firmwares (other than Lumias). Fortunately some alternatives have cropped up off late which try to solve this problem to some extent. We have already described one such solution called “Nokia firmware downloader” in an older post (see the note at the end of this post). Here is another one we found recently which essentially serves the same purpose. Available at Lumiafirmware.com, it is a web based service to download Microsoft phone firmwares. As the name indicates it provides download links to Lumia/Windows Phone softwares only. Unfortunately old Nokia (Symbian/S40/S30/UIQ/MeeGo etc) phones other than Lumias are not supported by this service.
How to download via Lumia Firmware Downloader?
Design wise the site exactly mimics Navifirm (a software earlier used to download Nokia firmware files) interface. So if you have ever used Navifirm, you will find the site quite familiar and easy to use.
First up note down your phone’s product code. Product code of Nokia/Lumia/WP phones is a seven digit code specific to a phone model. It is in the format 0XXXXXX – zero followed by six alphabets/numbers or a combination of both. For example 059M367 is the product code specific to Black Nokia Lumia 800 in Brazil. There are several product codes for a single phone model. You can find your phones product code at the retail box, at the sticker under battery or under Settings – About menu
Ready with the product code? Go to lumiafirmware.com
Now there are two ways to download
1. When the site loads, a list of all Lumia/WP Phones (according to model names and RM) are displayed at left hand side window (as seen in the screenshot)
Search your phone model in the list and click on it
Wait for a while as all variants of your phone model are displayed in the next window
Now search for your phone specific variant in the list
Wait as the currently available firmware(s) is displayed in the last pane
Click on the firmware to start the download
2. Just enter the product code of your Lumia/WP phone in the product code search box (at the top left side of page) and click search
Wait for a while as the available firmware(s) are displayed in the third/last column (at the top right)
Click at the firmware version link to start the download
As firmware files are pretty big in size, a fast internet connection (preferably WiFi/unlimited data plan) is recommended to download them
When finished, you can use these files to flash/reset/update your phone.
For some newer models like Microsoft 950, emergency recovery flash files are also available for download.
Note – If you have an older Nokia phone not listed at this site, just try another similar service as described here.