Nokia Suite updated to v3.2.98.0; + Ovi Suite Sync with N9 (instructions)?

| November 1, 2011 | 27 Replies

Image emailed in by Nguyen

A couple of readers tipped in that there’s an update for Nokia Suite to v3.2.98.0

– Improve features and performance.
– Updates applications.
– Better stability.


Sync with N9? As you know we can use Nokia Link for N9 but what about Nokia Suite? Well Matt emailed in that it may just be possible.

This link details how it can be done. or at the bottom of this page (if the above link isn’t working)


For those seeking an easier way to sync contacts and calendars using Outlook without going through the cloud (ie, using gmail as a MFE server), then I have stumbled across a solution that works.

Ovi Suite will recognise and sync with the N9. It works. You can then upgrade to the current Ovi Suite and it will continue to work – but only if you have created the sync under the version.

– When you are installing, turn off internet connections otherwise Ovi Suite will automatically upgrade before installing
– Once installed, turnoff auto-update software (for now) and plug your handset in. It will recognise, install drivers, and say it is ready
– Confirm your sync settings, and press sync.
– You can then go back online and agree to update your Ovi Suite to the current release

PS – just use google to download a copy of Ovi Suite from any other the main download sites.

Also, a confirmed bug that has been frustrating me (and confirmed to be addressed in PR1.1) is that when syncing from MFE, some all day events – in particular birthdays – come across as a day late on the N9 calendar. If you go and edit the series manually on the handset, they will correct themselves, but if changes are done via another device, the sync will be wrong again. At least it is being fixed very soon

Cheers yabai.youth, Nguyen Hoai Linh and Matt for the tip!


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  • ArtV

    Thanks for the re-post Jay – the process works and allows syncing of my calendar and contacts over Ovi Suite. You have to select the “Sync” option when plugging the handset in, which makes me thing that Nokia pulled this option at the last minute.

    • Gerii

      Can you send and receive SMS messages via Nokia Suite?

      • HollaDieWaldfee

        Instructions worked for me and my brand new N9 too, and yes i can send sms messages via nokia suite.

        I wonder why nokia has disabled N9 for Nokia Suite.

        • Donovan

          Can you give me the link where you download the Nokia Ovi Suite Everytime I download from the web it show in the properties the file is and not 3.0.290.

  • Rafael

    Hi Jay, yeasterday I received an update OTA here in Brazil.

    Something like 900kb… no clear/specific description of what was being updated… and the most amazing is that it doesn’t appear in the history of updates.

    I already have Anna.

  • JiiHoo

    Worked fine also with my N9, although I only connected N9 to Ovi Suite 3.0 and not ran any sync before updating to Nokia Suite 3.2.

  • Shahmiri1407

    I’ve tried to install it a couple of times, but I keep getting the same windows-error message again and again.. “Something went wrong/an error occured bla bla…” Anyone else experienced similar problems? Or does anyone have a solution? FYI Running WinXP

  • simonizer

    I’m still on Ovi Suite v3.1.1.90 and it says that no update was available. 🙁

    • Banderpop

      Same here. In the renaming of Ovi Suite to Nokia Suite, did Ovi Suite become unable to update itself?

      • Donovan

        It works. I ended up getting the N9 to connect on the old Ovi Suite v3.0.0.290 before to get the lastest version v3.1.1.90.

        It’s super slow for the backup or the restore compare to the N8.

  • Paul

    Doesn’t work for me. It syncs but crashes my ovi suite even after updating. And only when the n9 is plugged in. Not on my n8

    • eReS

      try to delete PC-SYNC calendar on your N9 and then sync again

  • Viper

    It doesn’t work for me at all, my current version is, when I check for updates it says I already have the latest version

    • eReS

      please read the instruction!
      you need to download v3.0.0.290 first

  • eReS

    works for me!
    even Notes are synchronized what is not possible through the cloud and exchange server. version also here:

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  • masimba

    i am failing to sync my n9 on outlook

  • I have to say, so far so good.

    Works great this far in, everything synced to perfection.

    I really was starting to have some concerns with my new purchase, but thanks to your info it’s got me back up and running.

    Well done!

  • Brad

    G’day, Thanks for the info, it worked really well but, Nokia has just uploaded to my my a NEW version of Nokia suite, which it said is NOT compatable with a N9.

  • Mahlon

    Dont forget to delete file C:\program files\Nokia\Nokia OVI Suite\CommonUpdateChecker.dll after installation.

    This will disable the autoupdate. New versions of Ovi Suite dont work with N9.

  • Mark

    I can’t get it to work.

    I’ve followed the instructions, running with internet disconnected. Plugged in the N9.
    It recogises the N9, after I’ve selected sync & connect.
    When I select the N9 I get the following message:

    “The device is not in PC Suite USB mode”
    “Nokia Ovi Suite could not recognise your device. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable”
    “Select the Nokia Ovi Suite (or PC Suite)USB mode on your deviceif asked. Make sure you have not set any other USB mode as the default mode in your device’s USB settings”

    Has anyone else had this issue? Any ideas to solve it?


  • Rashmi

    This works as described above. However, after connecting the phone I selected Sync and connect on the N9. I had to disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it i.e. sync suceeded at second attempt and not the first.

    I bought the phone on impulse and was starting to regret it. Looks like it’s not going to be so bad after all.

    Thanks and well done.

  • LEo

    I did as said. It worked. But after I “agree to update your Ovi Suite to the current release” it installed the Nokia Suite instead and it does not work anymore. If I do not agree with the updates, the Nokia Ovi will just not work anymore. Any tips???

  • LEo

    Ovi gets in a crossroad when it realizes there is an update… so it gives you two options: update or die. If you update the sync with N9 will just stop working. If it dies, it will close and you won’t be able to update. So… either way Nokia has screwed you. What I did, and seems to be working so far, is to make a registry update every time the computer starts up, so I remove the registry entry telling Ovi there is an update. Here are the steps:

    1. create a .reg file with the following content:


    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nokia\Nokia Ovi Suite\{55C272E5-541F-406b-A458-5149CB9715FB}\Updates]

    2. maybe your registry entry is a bit different, so make the changes if necessary

    3. add this to the Scheduled Tasks:

    To open Scheduled Tasks, click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks.

    4. try… It might be working. It will remove every time the update registry entry from Ovi.

    • Tarmo

      Hmmm… i’m tryng this tip with nokia suite… but this reg file doesn’t erase subfolder nos, where holds this upgrade info..
      Have You any tips? 😉 I am not a professional… :S

  • Raj

    Yes, worked great for me, with Nokia suite version uploaded here:
    Thanks ArtV