Firmware Upgrade Annoyance

So this afternoon I let the Nokia Update Service update the firmware on my N73 to 3.0638.0.0.1. The update process has all sorts of dire warnings, including telling you several times that you should back up the phone memory, as the update will clear out the contents. It then suggests using the ‘Backup to Memory Card’ option in the memory tool. So I dutifully went and made the backup, and then let the upgrade run through. The phone restarted, and I restored the backup – but although all the data in the core applications came back, a number of the additional applications I’d loaded onto the phone had gone. A quick look at what had survived, and it seems that anything Java based had been restored, but all the S60 native applications had vanished. It’s not too much of a problem to add them on again, just a bit tedious… 🙁

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