It took longer than even Nokia predicted but it seems the time has come that regular users have been locked out of Navifirm, Nokia’s online firmware repository.
Nokia has originally said this day would come in January, writing then:
“Nokia will close the connection to the Nokia Firmware Repository during the month of January 2013 and will integrate access control.Then, to access the Nokia Firmware Repository will need to login at Nokia Online During the transition phase (December 2012-January 2013) and the open channel, both the subject with the restriction will be open,
but the open channel will be closed at the end of January 2013.”
Given that no-one else has had such open access in the past I guess we can merely be thankful that it lasted this long, but I am sure numerous Nokia fans will be lamenting an end of an era today.