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Topic # 5041 22-Sep-2005 23:27
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...is possible according to this guy,

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/Vodafone-network/SonyEricsson/auction-36357475.htm

You do you guys think?

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  Reply # 20396 23-Sep-2005 00:28
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I'm sure it works fine.

All that's required is a special customisation file for Vodafone NZ.
The product I use hasn't made this available yet, but there's more than one "underground" tool for flashing SonyEricsson phones.

If you do take it to this guy I'd be very interested to find out what he's using, can you ask him?
I suspect it's either SeTool or UFS box with HWK. I myself use Cruiser so I know he's not using that.

Tim




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Reply # 20409 23-Sep-2005 09:15
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He does it while you wait and you can watch him do it



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  Reply # 20428 23-Sep-2005 14:24
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Have you had it done then John?

I'm still weighing up the pros and cons of V800 vs Z800

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  Reply # 20451 24-Sep-2005 09:52
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Nope but I noticed it in the Q&A section I still have the Z800 firmware



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  Reply # 20475 24-Sep-2005 21:34
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What Q & A section?

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  Reply # 20492 25-Sep-2005 12:24
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On trademe one person asked how long it takes and can they be there when its done!



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  Reply # 20493 25-Sep-2005 14:44
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So whats are the pros and cons of Z800 vs V800 firmware? all I can think of is MP3's as ringtones and V800, full vodafone service.

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  Reply # 20498 25-Sep-2005 16:05

the mp3 tones isnt a problem. paradoxsm said his v800 (nz voda firmware) has no mp3 tone restrictions

there is no digital zoom on the still camera on the v800 but the z800 has up to 4x


an aside, i suspect this person works at a repair place hence access to the firmware and one of his answers in response to if it was damaged ' i'll tell you where to repair it'




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  Reply # 20500 25-Sep-2005 16:26
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That would be good because my v800 have a crack in it, I wonder if he could fix it. i took a pic and posted here

http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=104423

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Reply # 20506 25-Sep-2005 17:26
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The New Zealand handsets do have the digital Zoom.

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  Reply # 20545 26-Sep-2005 13:19

do they johnr, i was playing with a first mobile rep's one and it didnt, well we couldnt figure it out on the spot. Which key controls the zoom?

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  Reply # 20546 26-Sep-2005 13:51
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SNicolle: On my Z800i you zoom in/out by pressing up/down on the keypad. I would assume this would be the same for the v800 if it had zoom enabled.



Re: The trademe auctions.

Is $50 a fair price to get my phone ready for 3g? I'm a poor student and I don't want to get ripped off.

Can anyone on here do the same thing (or tell me how to do it) for cheaper, or for free :)

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Reply # 20629 27-Sep-2005 17:33
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Good news and bad news:

The Good:
I know how this guy is doing these V800 "NZ" firmware updates.

My understanding of how the Firmware readout function on these phones worked was flawed. It seems it's only K750's you can't "steal" the Firmware off unless they haven't been powered on. With a V800 it's quite possible to read the flash out from one (already working) phone and then just reflash it to another.

The Bad:
The tool I am using doesn't support Flash readouts for these phones.

The Not-So-Bad:
I'm going to talk with the software developer of the tool I use, see if he has plans to add such a feature. If not then in a week or so I'll consider purchasing another tool, assuming the price for it isn't too high.

So the 'mystery' is solved.




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  Reply # 20633 27-Sep-2005 18:51
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muppet: Good news and bad news:

The Good:
I know how this guy is doing these V800 "NZ" firmware updates.

My understanding of how the Firmware readout function on these phones worked was flawed. It seems it's only K750's you can't "steal" the Firmware off unless they haven't been powered on. With a V800 it's quite possible to read the flash out from one (already working) phone and then just reflash it to another.

The Bad:
The tool I am using doesn't support Flash readouts for these phones.

The Not-So-Bad:
I'm going to talk with the software developer of the tool I use, see if he has plans to add such a feature. If not then in a week or so I'll consider purchasing another tool, assuming the price for it isn't too high.

So the 'mystery' is solved.


Sold! As long as you do it same or cheaper price :)

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  Reply # 20744 29-Sep-2005 19:35
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hi guys
i sent my phone to him on tuesday and received the phone today :P
everything works fine i think..
except no digital zoom, only 3 ringtones, and ugly vodafone menu... :)
3G function is working now, but im not in the 3G coverage area, so the quality is very poor...

I think its worth doing it though ^_^

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