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# 21897 10-May-2008 11:43
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Is it possible to install the vodafone software / firmware onto parallel imported phones and do vodafone stores provide this service for a fee?

I ask because i am unable to get sky mobile tv on my parallel imported Samsung U700 and also unable to download games / songs of the vlive service. I only get the text version. Presumably with vodafone firmware vlive would work properly and so would mobile tv.


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  # 129838 10-May-2008 11:56

I'm pretty sure you can take your phone into a store and get it flashed to the latest version of the software... Think it costs $50 but I'm not sure.

Anyone else know for sure?

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  # 129843 10-May-2008 12:26
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I would be surprised if the service agent would do this. Its not vodafone that would load nz approved software/firmware. You would need to check with the samsung service agent in nz.

 
 
 
 


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  # 129844 10-May-2008 12:30

Ha! You learn something every day.

I always defer to JohnR in cases of technical issues... He Knows. I just tell people he knows. It's much easier that way.

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  # 129857 10-May-2008 14:04
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When Vodafone launched Vodafone live! it was MFR policy (because Vodafone requested it according to MFR) to always flash any service phones with the latest live! firmware - even if you had an imported handset with original firmware.

I'm guessing that this is not the case any longer?


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  # 129871 10-May-2008 15:25
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I think if it is an imported phone, that is also a Vodafone NZ approved phone, then yes it can get flashed with the NZ firmware for a fee. I guess take it in store, they may send it away (I'm not sure). Or maybe take it direct to a mobile phone repair agent and request they flash with latest NZ Vodafone firmware.
https://www.vodafone.co.nz/personal/help/help-and-manuals/parallel-imports.jsp




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  # 129875 10-May-2008 15:42
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Can you do the reverse of unbranding if it is a Nokia handset? ie Change the product code to the VodaNZ one and then use the Nokia Software Updater to load the latest VodaNZ firmware? I guess it only has potential if the latest VodaNZ firmware is a newer version than the unbranded version on the handset?

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  # 129876 10-May-2008 15:43
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scottjpalmer: Can you do the reverse of unbranding if it is a Nokia handset? ie Change the product code to the VodaNZ one and then use the Nokia Software Updater to load the latest VodaNZ firmware? I guess it only has potential if the latest VodaNZ firmware is a newer version than the unbranded version on the handset?

Yep, Nokia's are great like that!




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  # 129879 10-May-2008 16:11
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scottjpalmer: Can you do the reverse of unbranding if it is a Nokia handset? ie Change the product code to the VodaNZ one and then use the Nokia Software Updater to load the latest VodaNZ firmware? I guess it only has potential if the latest VodaNZ firmware is a newer version than the unbranded version on the handset?


Nope, shouldn't have to be - NSU gives you the option to re-flash on the same firmware (sometimes firmware upgrades go rogue, so this is a safety thing). Why on earth you'd want a Vodafone firmware over a Nokia one is quite beyond me though... Unless you debranded and you want to rebrand in order to access your warranty!




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