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How to Flash a Nokia phone using JAF: Detailed Tutorial
HOW TO FLASH NOKIA MOBILE
WITH CUSTOM FIRMWARE
After Download CFW(Custom Firmware) For Your Mobile From Here, You See A Folder Under It Called RM-XXX . Extract It To C: \ Program Files \ Nokia \ Phoenix \ Products \ So, It Will Look Like This For RM-428, C: \ Program Files \ Nokia \ Phoenix \ Products \ RM-428 IF The Directory Not Exist Than Make a New With Name RM-XXX.
Now Going To Tutorial About JAF :-
=> What Is JAF?
JAF is A Software For Flashing Mobile Phones And Its Very Easy For Flash Mobile To Custom Firmware Using JAF.
The JAF is a complex software and uses a hardware device actually to flash Nokia Phones known as Pkey dongle. We dont have it, so we use the pkey emulator to fool JAF thinking that we have the Hardware. It will be tagged as virus by most antivirus, but ignore it, its safe.
Unrar the files and install JAF to the default directory in program files. DO NOT CHANGE THE DIRECTORY or the pkey emulator will not work and you will have to reinstall. Do not run anything.
Copy the pkey file to \Program Files\ODEON\JAF and create a shortcut for the pkey file on desktopAfter deleting all other JAF shortcuts on the desktop. The location can be “Program files(x86)” for a 64-bit OS.
Run the pkey emulator link shortcut on the desktop. A windows with lots of emulation types open up, forget it all and press RUN. A red JAF splash screen will pop up followed by an error “ERROR:BOX DRIVER NOT INSTALLED”, click OK and JAF will open up.
Now, You will see 3 tabs, DCT4, BB5 and P-key. Our phone is BB5 type, so click on it.
There will be lots of check boxes, enable ‘Normal Mode’ and disable ‘CRT 308′.
Now enable ‘Manual Flash’ and ‘Dead USB’.
Finally after the above two steps, enable ‘Use INI’ and wait for 10 seconds to allow the phone selection box to open. Look at The Image Below…….
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A ‘Select Phone Model’ box will open and look in the second column for Nokia 5800D-1 and make sure left is RM-356/RM-428 depending on your type and click ok. It Depend On Your Phone Model And Firmware.Check It Via Dialing *#0000# From Your Mobile.
After Selecting Your Phone’s Details You Will Show JAF Window Like Below,
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In the Box PHONE MODE select NORMAL.
Make sure that your phone has enough charge and will not switch off in the next 15mts. Switch the phone off, connect USB cable to pc and phone and leave it. After switching off, insert your memory card.
Now everything is done, click on the ‘FLASH’ button the top right corner of JAF window. A warning box will pop up, dont get scared, its just a general notification, so click ‘YES’.
Now it will tell “PRESS POWER ON NOW! Searching for phone…”
Now press the phone’s power button for 1 or 2 seconds to switch it on, don’t keep holding it. You will not get a vibration as usual and the screen will go white. Check on JAF now and it will say phone found and erasing and flashing will start shortly.
Flashing takes 1 minute and then JAF will say Done after pooling the fone. The phone will restart and PC will get 3 beep sounds.
You can now Remove usb cable and use your phone!!
View The Complete Tutorial In Video Below :
WARNING AND NOTES :-
* DO NOT ADD OR DELETE ANY FILES FROM THE FIRMWARE FOLDER U HAVE DOWNLOADED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
* Don’t EVER USE FOTA to update your phone or it will be DEAD! If in any case you want to update, you need to flash with original phone version before using FOTA
* Always remember that flashing is always risky and do it at your own risk.
* ONCE YOU CLICK FLASH, DO NOT PULL THE USB CABLE, NOR LET POWER TO PC FAIL OR LET PHONE BATTERY RUN DOWN, YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!
If You Face Any Problem Or Get An Error Than Kindly Comment Here.I Will Surely Help You.