You wanted to update your phone’s firmware but the phone died in the middle of the process. It happens quite often. People either don’t follow the recommendations (i.e. have your battery fully charged) or there really is something wrong with the update itself. The best thing you can do in this situation is to contact the closest Nokia Care point. They should repair it free of charge if your phone is still under guarantee. However this is not always an option. There are not that many Nokia Care points, especially not outside Europe.
Send your phone to iUnlock
I’ve heard good things about the guys from iUnlock. They are located in Boston and for certain fee they will flash your phone with new firmware. Price depends on the model and its condition. If it’s completely dead you’ll have to pay $5 extra. Flashing of Nokia E50 will cost you $35. I think that $35 is the price if you are located within the US.
One of the readers from Germany contacted me a couple of weeks ago to let me know that iUnlock reflashed his phone for a total cost of $46. It might seem expensive but if your phone is completely dead you have only two options – throw it away or have it repaired for $30 – $50.
How does it work
First you have to register on iunlock.com. Log in to your account and find the model you own. Fill the form at the bottom you’ll be taken to the checkout page. After you make the payment you’ll receive an invoice. Send the invoice together with your phone to iUnlock. Your phone should be repaired in a couple of days (for more details check out their FAQ page). It goes without saying that by having your device flashed you lose your guarantee.
Do you have any experience with iUnlock? If so, please share them in the comments.