Change Product Code on Nokia N97

The Product Code serves to identify the model of telephone that we have, the zone to which it belongs with which it obtains the language, the operator to whom it belongs, if it is a special or normal edition …


Changing the Product Code we get that our Nokia N97 believes that it is the free version. We have not released the phone, we removed the software that it introduced the operator that we have contracted.


In this way, changing the Product Code, we can update the new firmware to our N97. If your Nokia N97 is free you can save change the Product Code.


The procedure requires a PC with Windows XP or Vista, if Windows Vista you must give administrator permissions to the program, that you do so before you run, for this you do click with the right button on the pkey and you do click where it says run as an administrator, to leave displayed a poster of Windows, we give him to allow and ready.


How to change product code on N97:


  1. Download and install Nokia Ovi Suite, click here to download. Once installed, you must connecting the phone cable at least once and select the PC Suite. This is installed in the system the drivers of the cable and telephone. Before moving to step 2 we must make sure that the mobile has to be able to correct connection with the pc mode ‘pc suite”.
  2. Download and install JAF 1.98.62 and JAF PKey Emulator V5, to download click here. To install JAF 1.98.62 can that it asks you if you want to modify the driver of cable that is already installed in the system, you say that do not. Once the installation of JAF 1.98.62 do not execute.
  3. Make a copy of the contents of your phone. Copy applications, agenda, calendars, images, etc. The upgrade can be done without deleting the content of the phone previously, but sometimes there are errors with configurations of the previous version or with applications that had installed.
  4. Make a hard-reset, so you put N97 without contacts, without applications, with the default configuration of all parameters, etc. To make the hard-reset writes: *#7370# and writes the security code, if you never has changed, which is expected by omission is: 12345 and click: Yes
  5. Now connect your Nokia N97 via USB and select the mode PC Suite.
  6. Run JAF PKey Emulator v5.0 and click GO.


    product code n97 1 Change Product Code on Nokia N97

  7. You’ll see an error: BOX DRIVER NOT INSTALLED, click Aceptar.
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  9. Now run JAF v1.98. Select the tab BB5.
  10. product-code-n97-3

  11. Select Prod. Manager and click SERVICE.



  12. Click Read Values.



  13. Now you can write a product code. Change the box on the PRODUCT CODE WITH THE CODE, depends on your n97 you should put the product code: List Product Code.



  14. Click Write Values and ready.


We already have our Product Code of a Nokia N97 free. Already you can update your N97 to the latest version of software available from Nokia.


NOTE:Commenting that the file jaf seems infected with a trojan, TR/Crypt.MPR.Ge, this is because this type of programs played “internal information”, but JAF has no viruses.

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18 Responses to Change Product Code on Nokia N97

  1. Thomas July 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    Thanks ! Good explanation, work fine !

  2. Ram August 5, 2009 at 12:51 am #

    Just bought a new N97 and it didnt work, done nothing to the phone, any idea why?

  3. Ahmad August 19, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    On mine as well not working. Sloution plz.

  4. an3k August 19, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Thank you for the productcode list. I didn’t used this howto cause i use Nemesis Service Suite and this works slighty different (i only have to input new productcode, nothing else) but the result is the same 😉
    write a mail for more info (author)

  5. rudz September 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    is there any bad effect after changing the product code?

  6. Jay September 23, 2009 at 5:43 pm #

    Can someone explain
    IN SIMPLE ENGLISH..What the advantage of doing this is plz….

    Does this mean…that once done you wont need to sign apps & stuff,to make crack files to work…???!!!!!!

  7. John97 September 24, 2009 at 5:13 am #

    No, this is for update firmware, etc…

  8. ran October 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    can i use nemisis to change the code?

  9. Ramjee November 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    I bought my N97 from india, but it made by china. I think it is not depend on operator service. can you please let me know what product code must be used. The Firmware version is V 11.0.021 and custom version is and type RM-505 and the product code is 0587488. Please guide me to unbrand my N97. Am just confused with all these numbers.

  10. ferraritm December 2, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    Hello Asian users, especially Singapore N97 users,

    I have tried to change my SingTel white N97 product codes, and managed to download and upgrade to firmware version 20.x.019.

    It works fine so far. However, I have tried afew times doing that before that but not successful.

    I do it on a fresh computer, create 2 accounts with administrator rights, installed Nokia PC Suite in Account “A”, and install Ovi Suite in Account “B”.

    After installation, I connect my N97 to the computer using the usb cable to Account “A” with PC Suite, and at the systray, it prompting that new device found and searching for drivers, and this part must be done and ensure the correct drivers installed into your computer.

    Next, not to take the risk, I logon to Account “B” and connect to Ovi Suite, and also prompted drivers correctly installed and ready to use.

    I login back to Account “A” with PC Suite. I tried on both JAF and NSS, but preferred NSS, and follow the abovementioned steps, change to product code to 0576130, and exit NSS, shutdown computer, and disconnect N97 and reboot.

    Afterthat, immediately, it shows there’s an important updates available. I did not upgrade using FOTA as advise by some experts, and use NSU to upgrade, and everything done and fine.

    Hope the above helps.

  11. ARschOne December 6, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    Hey i made it. And it work fine. But now i have a problem with the n97. i cant open something(dont know the english word for it).how to make it back to firmware 11…. i have now 20.0.19. please help me Send me an email to

  12. Rama December 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi ferraritm, I was also waiting for the firmware upgrade here in Singapore for few months now, will try your steps. Hope that will end my agony with the sluggish old firmware!!

  13. ferraritm January 15, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    I really feel very fedup with the old sluggish firmware version 12.x.xx on my N97, and I saw Nokia SG website that N97 firmware version 20 has released, but when I checked mine, it is still not ready yet.
    I decided to try to change my N97 product code using the abovementioned steps. Great! It works well and successfully upgraded to firmware version 20 after the product code changed.
    After you have entered the correct product code, which allow to upgrade firmware version 20, saved it, and immediately it will prompt you that there’s an update of firmware version 20.x.xx available. I used NSU to upgrade, as I feel more safer, and everything work successfully. But I did not backup so I need to use it as a fresh new N97.

    I managed to change my N97 product code from original 0587025 to 0576130 successfully, and so far work so good.

    1) Since I managed to change the product code to upgrade to firmware version 20.x.xx,

    2) Can I change my N97 product code back to the original one 0587025 using the steps listed above?

    3) And will there be any conflicts, crash or bricked? As I still prefer to utilize back the embedded original product code. Anybody has more details and infos on this issue, or has anyone tried before, and whether is it advisable?

    Please kindly advise.

    Many Thanks.

  14. ferraritm January 15, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    My email is “”. Thanks.

  15. Moh'd Doko February 23, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    I get a different kind of error say “P-Key dongle not attached”, what could this mean? I use windows 7.

  16. reckless November 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Hello,,can anyone tell me how to change phone year,I’m having problems with installing apps on my phone.Is there any guides for it? Thanks for help.

  17. Azhar September 26, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    hi,I have n97 from malaysia with product code 0586199 i want to change the product code to get the latest update and have arabic language,but my question is does product code changing has any effect?


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