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The dual SIM version of Nokia's C2 series, released in 2011.

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Accessing memory of dead phone

Hi, my Nokia c5-01 got dead without any life signs. I want to know if i can access his memory with an adapter or something like this. This is an old phone, from 2012.


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@tcbr10 it's really not possible for the common DIY'er to get to the memory. It'll be best to try and get it to power on and then remove/backup the files the common way. Start with what @strongbow is suggesting.

Here is the troubleshooting flowchart for your phone for the No-Power situation


Nice to see this phone actually had a fuse by the power cable connector!

Here is the component layout Component for your board. Again, this is just supplemental information to the answer given by @strongbow.


thanks for the answer! my phone is nokia c5-01 i chosen c2 becuase this is the most same phone i found in the list, c5 wasnt there... you know if the memory is encrypted in this phone? and you have a component doc for this phone?

i tried using another battery but it didn't worked...

very very thanks!!


@tcbr10 ah. Yes, I see that now. I believe I have those documents as well. As soon as I get home I will add those.


thanks! i will be glad for the correct troubleshooting as well, thanks!!


@tcbr10 of course it never fails. I have anything but the 01 variant. Let's see if we can use the rest of the C5 family to figure it out. All the tests ask first for a current consumption test. You need a ammeter you can connect between your phone and your charger. Replace the battery and see what you come up with. If nothing else you could take a picture of the main board and post with your QUESTION that might allow us to identify more of the circuitry and the components. Adding images to an existing question

Looks like it might be possible to do a memory dump with one of the flasher boxes that are still for sale. those files will of course not look like anything that you and I could just read. Seem to get harder to come by and way more expensive, then it might be to repair your phone.


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You’re probably better off trying a new battery if it still has the original in it. I have a Nokia 8310 and got a new battery. Now it works great.

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it's not supported for the bios to run 3g and 4g it's a 1g and 2g network phone u can use the Wi-Fi but i mean the hardware isn't really compatible with a lot of the new tech I'm sorry I don't understand the question but there's a little info for u it would be hard to really use it now so many upgrades you're pretty much making a new phone but at least u can use the Wi-Fi is u use the right frequency's

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