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I think i just stuffed up my 11 day old W950!


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Posted by -Kitsune-
Ok well i was reading about the language files on the chinese language support thread when i decided to try it out myself, only i needed japanese and not chinese and seeing that they were just using ttf files i thought hey why not, i have japanese fonts.
The only japanese font in true type i have is arial unicode, a 20 meg file.
i stuck it in d:\resource\fonts and it turns out that fonts are one of the things that the phone loads into ram on startup. now when the phone switches on and loads the stuff into ram it just resets because there's not enough ram. anyone got any ideas on how to fix it?


Posted by jakontil
try to flash it back?

Posted by -Kitsune-
how? i cant access it by any means.

Posted by firetech
Flashing with SEUS doesn't seem to really start the phone, so you should try that. Since you can't make backups though (phone must be on for that), any personal data on the phone will be lost forever, I.E. Factory Reset.
If you have very important data on the phone (Like contacts or WAP settings), I suggest you contact a service center and ask them if they can fix it. Since it's not an old phone, that might not be the case.

Posted by ofiaich
-Kitsune-

sorry to hear about your problem...

When you got your phone sorted, pm me and I will tell you what i did to put Japanese on my W950i.

明けましておめでとうございます!

Ofiaich

Posted by -Kitsune-
@Firetech
When you say everything, do you mean themes as well?
I have a backup of my contacts and as for wap settings, I can get them again. The only thing I'm concerned about are the bundled themes.
When you start the update, must your phone be off? (Sorry, a noob at flashing phones)
One more thing, the font file is on my D drive (the 4Gig one), will flashing it format that drive? If not I dont see it helping.

I really dont want to take it into the service provider. The idiots here only know how to stuff up the phones. My bro took in his V800 so that they could replace the keypad, when he got it back his camera wasn't working and the signal quality had gone down the drain(it would reconnect every 2-5min).

@Ofiaich
Thanks, I'd appreciate that.

[ This Message was edited by: -Kitsune- on 2006-12-31 11:24 ]

Posted by ofiaich
You are welcome !

http://shop.psiloc.com/en/

works for me.


Japanese songs with Kanji and Okurigana in the tiltles and artists info,do not display in the media player. The song titles and artists names only show as boxes.

But email, address book etc etc are all good!

Ofiaich

Posted by -Kitsune-
Sigh! Just tried SEUS and it just tells me the firmware is up to date. Seems like I'm going to have to take it into the idiots at my service provider.

Posted by rosslewis
Quote:

On 2006-12-31 12:02:17, -Kitsune- wrote:

One more thing, the font file is on my D drive (the 4Gig one), will flashing it format that drive?



Surely you can stick the card in any cheap card reader, remove the font file and the problem should be solved.

Have you tried starting up with your card removed?


Posted by -Kitsune-
Quote:

On 2006-12-31 13:46:16, rosslewis wrote:
Surely you can stick the card in any cheap card reader, remove the font file and the problem should be solved.

Have you tried starting up with your card removed?




It's got no card, only 4 Gig internal memory. If I could remove it, I would.

Posted by ofiaich
yes exactly!

the clue was in the title of the thread..

" I think i just stuffed up my 11 day old W950! "

Ofiaich


Posted by rosslewis
OOPS

Damn my brain. It says W950i but my brain turned it into P990i.

I wish this forum had separate phone sections.

Posted by simpsons
I take it a master reset does not fix the problem ?

Posted by Coxy
@simpsons he cant turn it on

No point going to SE, as you have altered the phone they wont fix it. Use something like SE Tool to reflash it. If you dont have access to it you may be scuppered as they are the only ones who can flash it atm.

Posted by amanno1
Only play with your phone if you know what you`re doing!!

Posted by Paul_C
Quote:

On 2006-12-31 17:35:25, amanno1 wrote:
Only play with your phone if you know what you`re doing!!



Great in hindsight but not alot of help here!

As above really - Reflash is the only way!

Posted by simpsons
Oh Ok..

I thought I read somewhere that SEUS could reflash using same firmware ? Is there not a way to force a reflash using SEUS ?


Posted by -Kitsune-
Ok i've tried to reply 3 times on 2 different phones (man i miss my phone) and every time i try to send the message something goes wrong. today is not my day. i'll try tomorrow again when i have real internet access. thanks for all you guys help.

Posted by -Kitsune-
@rosslewis
Dont stress, I do things like that daily! Just look at what I did today..

@Coxy
Doesn't SE Tool need a special cable? or will the bundled DCU-60 do fine? If it doesn't require any other cables, where might I get hold of SE Tool?

@amanno1
I know what I'm doing (although sometimes I wonder myself), I just didn't realize external fonts were also loaded into RAM.

@simpsons
If you find a way please tell me!

Well, tomorrow all the shops are closed so I'm gonna have to wait till tuesday to get it fixed.

Posted by DHIRU
it happened once to me on p910i, and though i do not fully remember the process,still i would suggest following-

1. remove your sim card
2. restart the phone without sim
3. most likely when phone starts it would show screen for inserting sim
4. instead of inserting sim do following
jog dial up * jog dial down jog dial down * jog dial down *
5.most likely you will get hidden service menu
6. format internal disk from service menu

hope it works

[ This Message was edited by: DHIRU on 2007-01-01 03:43 ]

[ This Message was edited by: DHIRU on 2007-01-01 03:45 ]

[ This Message was edited by: DHIRU on 2007-01-01 07:00 ]

Posted by -Kitsune-
Unfortunatly it still does it without the sim in.

Posted by DHIRU
then there is no option but to reflash it. while upgrading there is an option to "upgrade anyway" even if u have latest firmware. i have reflashed m600i firmware twice with same organisor version.

Posted by francoislr
Dude, I took my w900i in to Vodaworld to get some fixes, an update and a pat on the back. Lo and behold, they scratched my phone. I complained on www.hellopeter.co.za , and got things sorted out. Think they ended up giving me a completely new handset. If Vodacom screws up, you give them crap, and keep on giving them crap till they sort it out. You are Vodacom, right?

Posted by -Kitsune-
Quote:

On 2007-01-02 03:47:54, DHIRU wrote:
then there is no option but to reflash it. while upgrading there is an option to "upgrade anyway" even if u have latest firmware. i have reflashed m600i firmware twice with same organisor version.



There was no option like that, just exit and return to the main screen.


@francoislr
Yeah that's what i'm worried about. My boet just got his phone back for the second time and they've now lost his aerial extender cover, something small but even still, they could treat our property with a little more respect.
Yes I'm Vodacom.
Thanks for the link, just took the phone in now, if they give me problems I'll kick up a stink.
I even kept my stylus just in case.

Now i'm just kicking back at the Mugg & Bean soaking up some free internet!

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Posted by amawanqa
Mugg and Bean in Vincent Park, East London?! You're making me homesick!


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