It has come to my attention from a valuable source that now you can! I will not post any links or downloads because this is not the way of this site to sponsor such info. Like one of my all-time favorite TV Show called “X-Files”, the truth is out there. Like another favorite show Star Trek all you have to do is “Boldly Go Where no Man has gone before” to find it (OF COURSE USE AT YOUR OWN RISK).
The latest leaked Nokia Care Suite 2013.4.4 has a vulnerability in it that lets a user to bypass the login screen all together. Once you have bypassed the login screen all you would need is 2 things: 1. the product code of the device you want to download. Your product code will be found by pulling out your sim card tray and looking on the back of the sim card tray (example 920) or by pulling the battery out and find on the Nokia label called code (example nokia 521). The code you need starts with 059XXXX (XXXX = four digits after 059); 2. Once you have the code then all you have to do is open Nokia Care Suite to download your UPDATED ROM.
The greatest thing about this trick is you no longer need NaviFirm+ to get the download. Of course Nokia has blocked NaviFirm+ already. I have upgraded my Nokia 521 T-Mobile Device to the latest T-Mobile Rom that includes Wi-Fi Calling 3 days before the update was to be released.
Nokia has been contacted about the vulnerability in the software and their reply was as follows:
“Dear (Name removed to keep source secret),
Thank you for contacting Nokia Careline.
We do appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention as we at Nokia value our customer’s opinions and needs as this gives us insight on what our customers expect with our devices and mobile products. We understand that every customer has specific needs. Here at Nokia we constantly strive to bring these features that we think are valuable for our customers. We know however that as the needs of our customers are diverse, we take into great account the feedback we receive from valued customers such as yourself. Rest assured that your feedback will be forwarded to our research department for further review and possible addition of security in the future updates.
Kindly give us more suggestions on the link below: http://nokia.suggestionbox.com/
Please be advised that you may also submit your ideas or a feature suggestions to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box. The said website will allow you to post your suggestions and ideas that you can share with other users or customers.
For more information regarding the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box, please follow the link provided below: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions
In addition if you have a Nokia device that needs servicing or questions kindly email us back for further support. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again. To ensure proper handling of your case, kindly continue using the current subject line.
You may also call Nokia Careline at 1-888-665-4228 from Mondays to Fridays at 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST (closed on national public holidays) for immediate assistance.
Thank you for your e-mail.
(Nokia Rep Name Removed)
As you can read from this response it is not a very high priority on their list to fix. The only bad thing here is since there is a direct connect to Nokia Firmware Server this could cause other problems sides downloading unreleased firmware to all the Nokia Fans, and that is this is a perfect example of a hackers dream come true. What I mean is since the direct connect to the server the hacker could use this server to turn it into a malware haven from anywhere of drive by downloads, or worse use the powerful server as a DDoS Attacks on other computers/servers as we all have heard about.