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Topic # 4680 16-Aug-2005 20:58
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Hi i just bought a V800i and its from Hong Kong. The firmware on it is R1Y005. I tried going on to vodafone live to try the 3G and all i got was the normal vodafone live site without the 3G links. Can someone please suggest what i can do to get 3G going for my phone. Should i update my firmware? I had a look on the net and total multiserver has the Z800 and the V800 firmware update files. Can someone suggest which one i should get.
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Reply # 18534 16-Aug-2005 23:45
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I have the same problem but I bought mine from a parallel import. I think the problem may be to do with a the difference in the firmware they use here, my guess...

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  Reply # 18539 17-Aug-2005 00:16
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There seems to be some Strict checking system on vodafones end. It's possibly got to do with the version ID the browser gives even. Hmmm... there must be a way, The same way I made my pocket pc's pocket IE identify as MSIE 6.0 and Windows 2000!!!! funny..... all those sites now work perfectly but it has a registry, phones generally don't.

Muppet also told me that they (Vodafone) are very very strict on dissallowing overseas phones onto the VLIVE portal.

As far as i'm are Vlive's 3g stuff won't work with any imported phones. I used to have the hidden servers to allow alien phones to access VLIVE (bypasses the checking) and even Telecoms too, but alas lost them. :-( try accessing "VLIVENZ" without any www or .co.nz

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 18546 17-Aug-2005 06:58
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i readthat some people got their imported phone working on 3G because they got updated firmware on the phone which is not NZ firmware. also on total server they do have vodafone firmware but not sure if that will work or not.

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  Reply # 18548 17-Aug-2005 09:25
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my friend has no problems using a nokia 6630 which he got overseas



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  Reply # 18562 17-Aug-2005 11:39
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has anyone tried updating the v800 firmware to work on vodafone 3G?

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  Reply # 18564 17-Aug-2005 12:02
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achua: I've played with this excessively.

There's no way I know of currently to get it working, short of getting it flashed @ Mobile Phone Reapir (who would flash the required NZ specific customisations required)
If you find out any differently please let me know.




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Reply # 18567 17-Aug-2005 13:38
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Muppet, so you mean after flash it with the v800 firmware, it should be compatible with the Vlive NZ specification?



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  Reply # 18569 17-Aug-2005 14:17
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muppet: have you tried flashing the firmware on V800 from totalserver and not able to get 3G going?? how about firmwaers from different server like davinci?

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  Reply # 18570 17-Aug-2005 14:17
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I have found that my z1010 works on vodafone 3g however there are some services i cant use, so i dont know if it would be the saem wiht the z800 or v800i, the only service that does not work is the music store, but video calling and steaming works fine, as long as you have the gprs setup for vodafone NZ and make sure your APN is set to live.vodafone.com.

settings can be sent from wireless.vodafone.co.nz



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  Reply # 18571 17-Aug-2005 14:20
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i might try flashing my V800 to the latest firmware and see if this will get 3G going on my phone.
By the way, just went to mobile phone repair was was told that they will kill my phone if they try to upgrade the firmware????!!!!!!! Before i went in tho i rang them up to confirm that they can do it and they said YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  Reply # 18580 17-Aug-2005 16:23
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well i did mine last night from the SE website and it worked fine.

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  Reply # 18601 17-Aug-2005 22:12
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It's good if yours is a "popular" phone that is bought overseas. As long as Vodafone NZ lists the phone on their "approved list", you're in luck.

Problem is, is if you have a phone like my LG u8130. Luckily, video call works. But not Vodafone Live at all...

I suggested in another thread that VLive senses your phone, then "redirects" you to a page. For me, it's the black and white wap page. Address, live.vodafone.com/#pt03

Any chance you guys with a phone that works for mobile TV and the cool version of VLive, tell me what address you get redirected to? Like for the main page, what's the URL? And the URL for the "Mobile TV" page? Maybe entering the URL directly, I can get into a page, and skip the "scanning process" by Vodafone.



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  Reply # 18602 17-Aug-2005 22:24
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i went into vodafone yesterday and i tried the site that works for 3G but it still came up on my Z800 as normal vlive without 3G links.



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  Reply # 18604 17-Aug-2005 22:28
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just got another question, do i need to put settings on my stream settings on my Z800? if yes what is it?



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  Reply # 18607 17-Aug-2005 22:46
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tried updating my firmware on SEUS but all i get when it tries to install was "operator not allow or sometihng like that. basically SEUS wont update my firmware.

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