Software update: Nokia 6086

To update the phone software via the Nokia® Software  Updater, follow these steps:


Computer Requirements

  • Compatible USB port on the computer
  • 1GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor
  • At least 256MB or RAM (memory)
  • Microsoft Windows® 2000 (SP4 or later) or Windows XP (SP1 or SP2) or Windows  Vista
  • Administrative rights on the computer while installing
  • High-speed Internet connection


Check the software version / issue

  1. Check the software version: enter *#0000# from the  main screen.
  2. Review the following information:  
    • If the software version is 5.23, the software fix must be downloaded  and is available online through Nokia.
    • Only phones with software version 5.23 are affected and updating the  software resolves the issue.
    • Software version 5.60 and later is not affected. Nokia support has  determined that the following issues are related directly to the phone software:   
      • Missing menu icons
      • Phone  reboots when using certain applications
      • Phone  reboots when using downloaded applications
      • Phone  reboots when sending picture message (MMS)
      • Hourglass icon over myFaves contact


Download the software update

Visit to order a  cable if needed.

  1. From a computer, go to to download the NSU  application.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the NSU application to a  location on the computer.
  3. Note that it is strongly recommended to back up all user data before  updating the handset software. The NSU software fix deletes all customer data  (contacts, images, games, etc) from the handset memory.


Back up data


Install the software update

  1. Turn off the phone.
  2. Remove the SIM card from the phone.
  3. Turn on the phone.
  4. When the 'Start up handset without SIM card?' window appears, select  Accept.
  5. Connect the Nokia CA-53 USB data cable to the handset and to a USB port on  the computer.
  6. When the handset displays 'USB data cable connected, select Nokia  Mode.
  7. Double-click the Nokia Software Updater Setup icon that you  downloaded  to open the install wizard.   
    • Important: Please  disregard the NSU on-screen instructions in reference to inserting the SIM card  in the handset. The following steps replace the steps provided on the NSU  application user interface in regards to inserting the SIM card.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions.


Verify the software installation

  1. Insert the SIM card in to the phone.
  2. Turn on the phone.
  3. Check the software version: enter *#0000# from the main  screen.   
    • The software version is displayed.
  4. Verify that the software version has been updated to v5.60. 
    • Note: If there is a malfunction on the phone after the  software update is complete (for example, myFaves is not showing on the handset  display), repeat the steps above to update the phone software and follow each  step closely.