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Thread: Sony Ericsson P910i Firmware Update Service Online... now Offline!

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    Angry Sony Ericsson P910i Firmware Update Service Online... now Offline!

    For a short while the Sony Ericsson P910i Firmware Update Service was Online... now Offline/password protected!

    For all that didn't know, the URL: http://www.sonyericsson.com/updatese...i/frameset.htm
    was operational, for a short while on October 20,2004 in the early, like 1-3AM (PST), but now public access is restricted. The latest CDA is supposed to be CDA162005/# R2A16 - so check your phones... especially if you were trying so hard to be amongst the first to have the P910i in your country (like me), chances are you have the old firmware.. something along the lines of - R1A29

    So.. the SE update site's admins or techs or whomever is responsible just pulled public access to the site and added username/password authentication to the site. Guess they don't want people updating their phones before its appropriate?!?

    To make matters worse, I WAS able to start the update process by choosing Automatic Verification, instead of Manual (where you type in your CDA) Verification. Goes through the steps just like updating the P900...

    So it started installing up until 61% then timed out. Then the website refreshed with the username/password Authentication screen. SO now my phone has 1/2 and 1/2 updated files! Arghhh!

    My phone stats are now:

    Phone: CXC162042 R3E008 <- supposed to become R4A006
    Bluetooth: CXC162028/1 R2C <- which I believe is updated.
    Organizer: CXC162041 R2A17 <- is now up to date.
    CDA: CDA162005/3 R1A29 <-- STILL OLD, supposed to become R2A16

    *GRUMBLE* Man.. now I definitely need their website up and running soon.. god knows what kinda of wierd stuff is gonna happen on my phone now.(Good thing I backed up my data)

    Anyone know of anyways of updating the phone manually with the files downloaded to the HDD?

    It sucks cuz I have in my "C:/Program Files/Sony Ericsson/Update Service/software-data" the updated files.. now if there was only a way to get it onto my phone! (So close..so very close... do I need to find someone with Fighter software?)

    The 6 files are:
    HL1_162041_000000_0000_R2A17
    HL1_162042.ssw_000000_0000_R4A006
    HL1_CDA162005-3.bin_000000_0000_R2A16
    HL1_CDA162005-3.img_000000_0000_R2A16
    HL1_fload2_040507_1549_R2A051
    HL1_ramlite_030320_1718_002

    (at least those were the appropriate ones for my CDA162005/3)

    Help? Somebody.. anybody?
    Last edited by WereSHARK; 10-20-2004 at 05:58 AM.

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    Okay the Service is Back Up & apparently fully operational!

    Here are some tips.

    1)When updating, turn off your firewall completely, not your virus scanner, if you are having errors communicating with your phone.

    2)Don't freak when it goes to around 66-67% and lingers there for almost 3-4minutes, literally! (It didn't crash or lock up) because it'll jump to 88%, then it'll go to 100% and linger literally for 3minutes! So again no need to panic!

    I was able to update the phone finally... with Windows XP SP2 w/ PC Suite 3.0 & within Mozilla FireFox (IE gave me communication issues too, not sure if it was firewall or java related, so gave up on IE)

    So ready, get set, and go update!

    Oh yeah, if you have EziTap, you may need to reinstall the software/re-enter unlock key. Even after a Restore!

    Have fun!

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    Firmware Update Link Working!

    Firmware Update


    I have not seen any recognizable improvements at all.. No release notes either. I also noticed the update is not available from their main URL so I'm guessing SE might be working on that.

    Breathe iT__Smell iT__Taste iT__Feel iT

    B I G F E A T E N T E R T A I N M E N T

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    Just done it!!!

    Seemed a bit quicker than I remember my P900 was. Also worked a treat on Firefox.

    Now I hope the BT is more stable and maybe there are other surprises???

    'Live long and prosper' Well long enough to see the next wave of gadgets

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    Well since the release notes have finally been released I'm struggling with understanding at least one part of it.. The supposed RIM BBC Client support. I definately doesn't seem like any additional software has been added. So is this a sign that the software that Blackberry licensed to SE is finally going to come to light? SE sure as hell did a good job marketing its phones with the promise of the technology, but fell short in delivering it so far.


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    Originally posted by BigFeat
    SE sure as hell did a good job marketing its phones with the promise of the technology, but fell short in delivering it so far.

    In February 2004, SE & RIM announced that Blackberry would be supported on the P900 (yes, P900). Even today, the P900 is listed on www.Blackberry.com as being able to support BlackBerry Connect software.

    Eight months later, with P900 discontinued for the P910, I am still waiting to see these promises fulfilled.

    I gues the P900 promise never will be fulfilled.

    I am very interest to know, though, if the new P910 firmware has BlackBerry Connect integrated into the phone now, or if there was something done in the firmware to make it ready to load the BBC software.

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    As far as what I've seen apparently this firmware change has added a 'blind' support to blackberry. There's still software that needs to be installed on the phone. SE has a license for that software, but has not really done anything tangible with it. There is nothing in this phone now that allows me to configure blackberry settings at all. I have a blackberry account, but then again no software for me to play with.. This is a joke.

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    Angry Update Service

    I have spent several hours trying to get the update service to work on my P910i and every time it gets between 14 and 30 % it stops and I get an error message saying that communication was lost. I then hae to remove the battery and start over only to have the same thing happen again.
    Can anyone offer any help?

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    Re: Update Service

    Originally posted by FL Dude
    I have spent several hours trying to get the update service to work on my P910i and every time it gets between 14 and 30 % it stops and I get an error message saying that communication was lost. I then hae to remove the battery and start over only to have the same thing happen again.
    Can anyone offer any help?

    Download and install a browser app called "Firefox" and try again through there.

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    Angry Still no Luck

    I tried the installation through Firefox and still no luck. I am open to any suggestions.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Still no Luck

    Originally posted by FL Dude
    I tried the installation through Firefox and still no luck. I am open to any suggestions.
    Thanks in advance!
    What firmware are you upgrading from?

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    Still cant upgrade

    I am currently using

    CDA # CDA162005/3 R1A29

    Organizer
    CXC162041 R1A30

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    CXC162042 R3E008

    Bluetooth
    CXC162028/1 R2C

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    Finally Upgraded

    Hey Big Feat,
    I saw your post on Estato and did what you suggested over there. I used my other laptop for the purposes of running the firmware upgrade and it worked great. I moved it back to my regular computer then to run the restore of my settings and now I am good to go!

    Organizer
    CXC162041 R2A17

    CDA
    CDA162005/3 R2A16

    Thanks!

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    Re: Finally Upgraded

    Originally posted by FL Dude
    Hey Big Feat,
    I saw your post on Estato and did what you suggested over there. I used my other laptop for the purposes of running the firmware upgrade and it worked great. I moved it back to my regular computer then to run the restore of my settings and now I am good to go!

    Organizer
    CXC162041 R2A17

    CDA
    CDA162005/3 R2A16

    Thanks!
    Good to hear that m8.. I hope other members facing the same issue could take the advice.

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    can we update with the phone p900 -->p910a?

    hi,

    i have just flashed my p900 to p910a, can i update my one to a newer firmware on SE website?

    thank you?

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