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Topic # 5033 21-Sep-2005 18:34
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Hi,
I was advised to contact you with the below message I posted yesterday...

I am trying to install an MP3 as a ringtone on my SE K700i with firmware R2AY004.
I have converted the MP3 to DRM with the Sony tool DRM Packager but although I can load the file into the phone and play it, it will not allow me to install as a ringtone.
Any clues?


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  Reply # 20345 21-Sep-2005 18:57
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Muppet has been notified about this thread... if he comes when called we may either get him to start living in a bottle, or a kennel....




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Reply # 20348 21-Sep-2005 21:45
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I have just got a SMS back from Tim he is not in NZ at the moment but you can Email him on tim(AT)muppetz.com (AT)=@

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 20356 22-Sep-2005 04:50
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Hello peejayw

I'm currently in Amsterdam at the moment, but was made aware you were asking after me.

The Vodafone firmware on your K700i restricts using an MP3 as a ringtone - as you've already found out.

I have software and hardware that can remove the Vodafone firmware and replace it with the standard SonyEricsson firmware. It has no such restrictions on mp3s, it also removes the Live! button and replaces it with a More button for quick access to Bluetooth and IR, as well as making the icons in the main menu a lot nicer.

Contact me on the email address JohnR provided if you're after more information. I do charge money to flash phones to recoup the cost of the equipment I bought to flash phones, there's a few forums on the 'net you can search out how to do-it-yourself if you're into that sort of stuff.

Cheers,
Tim

PS: I already live in a bottle - I did a tour of the Heineken beer factory yesterday. The Heneikin here is a lot smoother and less better than the stuff they brew in Auckland, though I may just think that due to how cold the Dutch serve their beer (damn cold!)




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  Reply # 20358 22-Sep-2005 08:41
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I have always enjoyed imported Heineken more than the local stuff. Its my fav beer :-)




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Reply # 20363 22-Sep-2005 09:05
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Cool, visiting Heineken in Holland... I will be visiting the Googleplex while in the Sylicon Valley. So different things for different geeks. Well no drinking involved but lunch is included, and the food there seems to be good.

Muppet, you should try and log in to Geekzone from other countries - see if you can get more flags than sbiddle during his trip in Europe...





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  Reply # 20397 23-Sep-2005 00:31
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Yes I have to agree, the local stuff is much nicer (less bitter) than the NZ brewed version.

@freitasm: I'd love to have a go at collection flags but I'm only in NL for a training course for a few days, no time to trip around the place. Though in a few months I might be posting with a Saudi flag for a while :)




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Reply # 20414 23-Sep-2005 11:01
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freitasm:
Muppet, you should try and log in to Geekzone from other countries - see if you can get more flags than sbiddle during his trip in Europe...



Could always do the proxy trick to gather up the flags. ;)




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Reply # 20423 23-Sep-2005 13:14
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I doubt that very much




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Reply # 20429 23-Sep-2005 15:43
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freitasm: But this is hacking then...



Cheating - yes. (As in getting a different country location)
Hacking - No. (The packets are just getting routed through a different country first...and most proxies lag)

There are literally thousands of freely accessable and open proxy servers out there.




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