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Update: Nokia N8 Ovi Store Revival – method 2 – (lost Ovi Store after hard reset)

Following on from this first post on restoring Ovi Store, if that didn’t work we now have a new technique from XLeoVengences for you to try (at your own risk of course. It would be best to make a trip down to Nokia Care centre – note that a Hard Reset is NOT a user approved action, though we have been using it since forever on Nokia Symbian phones).

This method involves flashing your N8. Video tutorial instructions are included.

Theoretically this is what you would do if you were allowed to flash your N8. Most Care Centres have Phoenix so you could do this on the same day. But that means finding a Nokia Care Centre. (Though as an odd side story, I had to refer N900 flash method to a care centre when Phoenix some how didn’t work for them)


1. Install Phoenix 2010 flasher
2. Extract Navifirm
3. USB Cable
4. Nokia N8


1. Open Navifirm, Select Nokia N8 (RM-596), select 11.12 release, select the variants/product code (in Leo’s case, APAC1 DG SINGAPORE (0599243)), then mark all the file and download it.

To check your Variants/Product Code, open Phoenix, go to Product > Phone Information. Find Product Code

2. When download is finished, copy all the files, paste it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-596\. If you don’t have RM-596 folder, make one.
3. Open Phoenix application, go to File > Scan Product.
4. Then, go to Flashing > Firmware Update
5. Hit the Refurbish button
6. If it prompt a missing file, click Yes to continue

7. Wait till flash process complete. Do not unplug your USB
8. Your phone will restart when flashing is complete, set everything first and connect to the internet.
9. Then go to the browser, tap Ovi bookmark, tap Go to Ovi Store, and then tap Download

10. When download is finished, it will begin the installation. This time, no Error.
11. Finally, Ovi Store is open and ready to be use AGAIN.

Again, do this at your own risk.

via myleotech89

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  1. fat-on
    December 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    what if I reinstall the phone software via ovi suite will this return the famus ovi store hard reset story I’m so mad with Nokia why did not considerate this hard seset as a need some time.

  2. Alex
    December 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    tested for russian_wh_bulgaria_romania code 0599829 the result? a brick written n8 on it. here’s how it happened with my first n8(silver white):

    while refurbishing, phoenix didn’t recognized my n8 and said that an error occurred and cannot continue the process. at that state the phone was ok. i even manage to reboot it after 10 seconds of long press of the power button. it all went south when i tried to restore my previous backup via ovi suite. so basically phoenix didn’t recognized my n8 and the ovi restore killed it. at the service i’ve paid smth like… 12 euros to “resurrect” it but after this stunt i’ve pulled things were never the same again… 3 to 5 automatic reboots during the charging procedure sometimes when the battery died i couldn’t even been able to power up my n8 so… they gave me a new one: dark grey. Who knows maybe it was some hardware problem i have no idea but i’m still thinking that this was my fault.

    so please guys don’t be cheap on a 400-450 euros phone either go to a service or wait for a software update.

    also read all the comments in this post over here:


    it’s the same procedure but it’s used for installing a new language pack (9 pages of different results and different n8 behaviors following the same steps)

    • December 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

      Have u tried this step?

      “2. When download is finished, copy all the files, paste it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Nokia\Phoenix\Products\RM-596\. If you don’t have RM-596 folder, make one.”

      • Alex
        December 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm

        you cannot refurbish the product without this step, and like i’ve said all the steps were followed

        • December 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

          Then I’m sorry my method didn’t work on you.

          Maybe you should send it to Nokia Care center.

  3. Eugen
    December 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Symbian community! Vote for Symbian Evernote http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/evernote_symbian_vote/

  4. jobsisatroll
    December 14, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    The worst thing in my case is that I did not even hard reset my N8. Ovi Store just suddenly stopped working.

    Will the upcoming firmware fix Ovi Store? I am not sure I want to try this flashing stuff. Seems kinda risky.

  5. December 15, 2010 at 6:21 am


    I am definitely not doing this with my trial device… best thing is to return a ‘slightly’ crippled device instead of a complete BRICK xD On the other hand, it was so damn easy to flash custom roms on my I8910HD…

  1. December 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm

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