New Software Update available for Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 306, Adds Whatsapp launcher and more!

Quick heads-up, A new software update v7.42 is now rolling out for Nokia Asha 305 and Asha 306 feature phones. The latest firmware brings Whatsapp launcher, performance improvements, usability improvements and more to the phone. Check out the full changelog after break.

We have started rolling out  a new software update for Nokia Asha 306 (RM-767 & RM-768) and Nokia Asha 305 (RM-766) –  v.7.42.   The update is already available to many countries via Nokia Suite and expected to become available also via FOTA soon. Find the update instructions from here:

Asha 305 – Key changes compared to previous 7.35 SW update include:

  • Whatsapp launcher added
  • Updated version of Notifications application.
  • General performance & usability improvements

Asha 306 – Key changes compared to previous 5.93 SW update include:

  • Phone software stability improvements
  • Whatsapp launcher added
  • Updated versions of Xpress Browser, Nokia Store,  News and Offers and Notifications applications
  • Updated versions of Chat and Email applications (1)
  • New eBuddy launcher, Twitter & Facebook applications added (2)
  • General performance & usability improvements


  1. Available if phone is updated with Nokia Suite.
  2. Available if phone is updated with Nokia Suite. Can be also manually downloaded from Nokia Store ( after the update.

Note: The availability of software updates are region specific, if you don’t have it already it should be available soon.