Nokia 5230 Firmware Update: Swipe to Unlock, a New Browser & Internet Radio

Good news for Nokia 5230 users. Nokia has rolled out a new software update which comes with some amazing add-ons like “Swipe to Unlock” , Internet Radio, an awesome web browser , Kinetic scrolling, improved camera performance and more..

Swipe to Unlock

People who upgraded their phone to the newest firmware are pretty much excited about the “Swipe to Unlock” feature where the user is just required to swipe around the screen to unlock phone.The “Swipe” feature in Nokia has been heard in recent announcement of Nokia N9- The buttonless phone.

A good surprise for those who upgraded to latest nokia firmware

An Awesome Browser

(with minimal HTML5 support)

You cannot believe if this is your default Nokia browser. The Upgrade comes with NokiaBrowser/ with a major UI update, easier navigation, html5 support and more. I rate this browser the best among all the other previous releases. New color schemes, simple, opening multiple windows is a big plus!

Internet Radio


An Optional update for this firmware. Though the Internet Radio requires some extra space, it is an awesome thing one could ever imagine. The radio stations can be played so swiftly on handset, blends it very natively to your phone. Internet Radio is equipped over thousand internet radio stations across world. Plays with a good quality sound, works well even on basic GPRS connection..

Facebook and Ovi Maps optional upgrade are also available with this firmware.


The Update to cannot be made OTA(Over the air), one has to upgrade using ‘Nokia Software Updater’ from PC..

Dial *#0000# on your handset and click on “check for updates” to start with.

Expected Question: How to Use Swipe to Unlock feature in Nokia 5230 (latest firmware

Answer: When the phone is locked, click on the “Menu” hard key and then a big digital clock with a swipe option pops up.. swipe on it to unlock the phone.

Easy, Interesting and Exciting. Isn’t it? Nokia is getting better and better. What say?


  • pretty cool! i got this update like before 1.5 months in my 5800 =)

  • Nokia is absolutely the best! No doubt about it! They can meet almost all the needs of their customers. I must say that this firmware update can satisfied the need of everybody especially those who love music.

  • dabbu28577

    please addon to the 5230 changelog…….Emoticon support added to the new firmware

  • B D Rajput

    Please bring more useful firmware for nokia 5230 and softwares like instant sis,quickoffice free for better customer satisfaction.