Exclusive: New Nokia Lumia 800 firmware fixes most of the issues

Those of you who have been following me know that I’ve been testing for Nokia the upcoming Nokia Lumia 800 PR1.2 firmware for a little while. Nokia asked me to keep details about the new code confidential until its release but now that the cat is somewhat out of the bag (the firmware has already been pushed out to Nokia Care’s server and discovered by several folks) I’ll give you some more info about what you can expect in build 1600.2487.8107.12070 / PR1.2 :

- The Fast battery drain issue has been fixed
- The lack of audio Bass when listening through headsets has been fixed. There’s a whole lot of bass now..
- The auto-white balance issue with the camera has also been fixed
- The hardware buttons backlights are now always on at all screen brightness levels
- Diagnostics app has been changed to prevent users from getting misleading info about their device
- Focus Mode is now set to Normal by default in the camera app
- The jittery screen issue (bad grounding) has be reduced
- More stuff that I won’t talk about

So, just hold on to your Lumia 800 and don’t give up hope cause Nokia has been working hard on fixing most of the issues that have been plaguing the device since its launch.

UPDATE: Just got word from Nokia that you can expect the PR1.2 / 1600.2487.8107.12070 update to roll out very soon.
UPDATE 2: Just to be perfectly clear: There has been no official announcement yet for the date of availability. So just be a little bit patient.

UPDATE MARCH 9th: The FW is now being officially rolled out and you can manually update your device if you wish to do so. Just follow the instruction I posted here.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and regularly check back here for more info about Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets and future update info. The guys in Finland aren’t joking and really want to see their Windows Phones succeed.

  • Anonymous

    Nice. Now we just need the DLNA functionality ;)

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you post a tutorial on how to update Lumia 800 to latest firmware using Nokia Care Suite. That would be more useful for people ! 

  • Neo

    Looking good. Unlike other companies who rarely updates their phones, even when they aren’t working as they should, Nokia is trying their best.

    I like this, makes me wanna go more for Nokia in the future :)

  • Slansr

    how soon? can you tell us please? a month? a week?

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

     Soon = this month (my guess here cause there’s no official roll out date yet)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585768275 Scott Stevenson

     I though a fix was already released didn’t it fix the problem or is this handset specific

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

     Nope the last fix didn’t really fix all the battery issues so this upcoming update applies to all Lumia 800 handsets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=641895326 Peter Maahn Sterkenburg

    It took one month for the last update to come, counting from the moment of official announcement… I’ll be happy if this one comes before summer… :/

  • Anonymous

     I’ve been using DLNA for about 2 months now. AV Player from the marketplace allows me to take content from my desktop, and play it back via DLNA on my Sammy TV or Xbox (or even just the Lumia itself).

  • Glencross

    Most of the problems
    with Lumia 800 have been fixed with 1600.2487.8107.12070.

    importantly – Headset audio is now better than most phones & battery drain
    problem is now fixed.

    Only known
    problems I have are:-

    1. Clicking noise
    between songs is still audible (OS problem. HTC Radar has it too).

    2. Halogen down
    lights red/orange spot in the centre of all pictures (my hardware?).

    3. Logging into
    routers, the keyboard is sometime partly hidden by the DONE/CANCEL buttons (OS

    Lumia 800 is
    now 9.5 out of 10. Amazing Everyday. Thanks Nokia & Mobile Tech World

  • Lucas Chan

    what about the issue where the phone gets very hot when going on the web? 

  • Yeefong88

    Nokia now is focusing to Lumia devices..so keep updating and fixing the bugs..thats good..i Love it.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I meant DLNA Server functionality. Play Music stored on my phone on other DLNA compliant devices.

  • Ashu

    hi.. i am probably new to this blog. But thanks for giving detailed date by date update.. Now can anyone one pls tell how long does battery lasts after this current update. (I wish to purchase lumia 800 but seriously I am confused because of the battery bug). Pls any one.. help..!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585768275 Scott Stevenson

     Ashu i still get a full day on charge after sending a few e-mails playing a few games trust me its no worse than any other smart phone hopefully once this latest firmware fix is released it will be a even better phone
    there is still the issue of the battery discharging fast on lumia 800 once that’s fixed i see no other problems
    honestly one of the best smart phones i have purchased and i could have had the choice of a i phone or a galaxy s2 but i chosen the Nokia that’s saying something important about were Nokia MS partnership wants to take things in the future

  • Chad_224

    I just got an update coming in from Zune stating a new Nokia Update. Updating now.

  • Chad_224

    Update just completed. Can confirm the update is indeed this build

  • Ashutosh Sharma

    thanks for taking out time and replying :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=585768275 Scott Stevenson

     no update at my end

  • Rolandz

    Nothing here in Sweden yet but can you manually install it ? saw some zip file you could download 

  • Ankitagrawal

    i purchased this phone 2 days ago and happy to inform that all the issues related to this phone has been resolved and i m very much satisfied with its functioning and features… awesome…..

  • Nur786786

    what about the wifi crashes

  • scottmuk

    Does the Firmware update fix the bluetooth problem so you can send Pictures, MP3 etc to other phones? That was the biggest problem I thought.

  • Michel

    scottmuk, the bluetooth is designed to be this way. Unfortunately, it will never change (it’s not a Nokia thing… most smartphones are designed this way) It is just ment for device connections and contact transfer (which didn’t work for me) 

    Like you, it bugged me at first.  But then I installed Zune and forgot all about the bluetooth thing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patryk-P?aczek/1204247206 Patryk P?aczek

    I’m still getting error when try to send new firmware on my Lumia. Any ideas?

  • Tim

    I tried to update using the program you provided. However just when my phone rebooted during the update the program dissapeared on my pc. (crashed?)
    Now my phone is on the do not disconnect update screen. However i havent seen the loading bar move in 20 mins….

  • Tim

    wrong news article sorry.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OHHNAKSO3V7R2LHCNCAOIPA7OA Hugo

    “The jittery screen issue (bad grounding) has be reduced”

    ¿This means that the bug is active on all lumias?

  • Sgval

    Bought a T-mobile version in Germany back in February.  Got a few issues.  Trying to loginto a few private web pages and got issues with blank screens..

  • Drnuzhathusain

    can you suggest a call firewall app for Nokia lumia 800 to receive identified callers only. 

  • Qaz

    What do you mean you forgot about it?!
    Does it mean you kept forgetting about it even when someone wanted to give you a picture they just captured on the street five minutes ago and they couldn’t?