HMD Global bug fix for Nokia 3.1 Plus update bug

19. 11. 2020 Thursday / By: Robert Denes / Software / Exact time: BST / Print this page

Nokia Mobile has now acknowledged a software update bug affecting the Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone and has begun implementing the patch. This provided the cause of the upgrade issue and listed the steps to resolve the issue during the installation of the new patch. Continue to follow the instructions and correct the error with your device.

Here’s what happened

While rolling out the Android 10 update for Nokia 3.1 Plus devices, we were made aware of a software error. We immediately stopped the software rollout to investigate.

We discovered that affected

devices will work as normal, but they are not able to receive over-the-air software updates as normal. Because keeping your device secure and up to date is important to us, we have built an over-the-air update with the specific purpose of resolving this error.

Am I affected?

You can determine if your device was affected by checking the software version.

Head to “Settings”, then “About phone” and scroll down to check the build number. The following builds are affected by the error:

00WW_3_15H

00WW_3_15H_SP01

If your Nokia 3.1 Plus build number matches one of the above, your device has been affected. We are planning to fix the vast majority of users ’devices using the over-the-air fix. In those cases, you won't need to do much at all. Nevertheless, if your device has been affected, please read on so that you know what to expect.

We apologize to all customers affected and we want you to know that we are here to help get this resolved.

The solution: Resolving the problem with a software update

We are currently rolling out an OTA (over-the-air) update that will resolve the issue. Here is how you can make sure you get the update and what you can expect to happen afterwards.

  • Connect your Nokia 3.1 Plus to the internet. WiFi is preferable.

  • Your device will receive and install the update automatically.

  • Your device will restart itself as part of the installation.

  • When you next use your device, you are likely to see a notification about a failed update. However, on this occasion, that means the update was successful!

  • You don't need to press the "Try again" button.

  • The error notification may keep coming through while we are rolling out the fix to other devices. After the fix rollout period, these notifications will stop.

    The build number in Settings> About phone will not change after the installation, but this is normal.

    That’s it - the bug will now have been resolved and your device will continue to receive updates as normal.

    Don't worry if you miss the OTA update

    As long as you connect your Nokia 3.1 Plus to the internet, your device should automatically receive the update. We will have to stop the OTA rollout eventually, but if you miss it, don’t worry. We’ll follow up with further instructions on how to resolve this issue in case you miss out on the OTA update.


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