My (from O2 purchased, in Spring 2004) phone has CDA 162006/15 R1C01 and the Sony Ericsson website says the most recent version is R4A01. However, i can down load the 11 MB file onto my PC and run the install programme, but get two nonfatal errors in the logfile:

Modify Text File - Single File: New File C:\hf.path
Status: ERROR
Additional Notes: ERROR - java.lang.NullPointerException

Modify Text File - Single File: New File C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Update Service/Sony Ericsson Update Service v1.18.tmp
Status: ERROR
Additional Notes: ERROR - java.lang.NullPointerException

Subsequent to this the phone is not updated with the new software. However, is did damage a couple of applications and I had to reinstall these. Anybody have any ideas what the problem is?

many thanks,
Neil