Nokia planning to block unauthorised access to firmware images

Quick heads-up, It seems that Nokia is planning to block unauthorised access to its Firmware Repository by the end of this month, which means people will not be able to download firmware files from Nokia Server via Navifirm or any other downloaders.

According to news bulletin picked up by, Smartmobil Nokia says:

IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETIN 12-21-2012 FROM NOKIA: 
Nokia will close open connection to Nokia Firmware Repository during January 2013 and Implement access control.
Ater this, the Nokia Online login is required to access Nokia Firmware Repository.
During transition phase (December 2012 – January 2013), both open and restricted channels are open, but the open channel will be closed at the end of January 2013
After this, application updates and device software downloading are possible only by using the latest software releases with service NOL login supported.

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Comments
  1. bodypierced

    very bad news!! we began the new year :/ thank’s very well nokia :/

  2. Paul Troy

    Very very bad news.. This open access to FW is what has kept Nokia Fans Loyal to their brand.. This is just another nail in the coffin for Nokia. .

  3. elop is with microsoft..and windows is a closed OS …this is why meego ,maemo and symbian where always the best.since how open it was to the community and now this crap…..

  4. elop is with microsoft..and windows is a closed OS …this is why meego ,maemo and symbian where always the best.since how open it was to the community and now this crap…..

  5. elop is with microsoft..and windows is a closed OS …this is why meego ,maemo and symbian where always the best.since how open it was to the community and now this crap…..

  6. elop is with microsoft..and windows is a closed OS …this is why meego ,maemo and symbian where always the best.since how open it was to the community and now this crap…..

  7. Topias Olavi Salakka

    i think they should have gone canonical instead of micro$oft… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpWHJDLsqTU&feature=youtu.be