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Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-15 10:18
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I've dedcided to unlock and debrand my C510 (which i did not do the by myself) and now have the the R1DA029 prg1212-2395_Generic_KT firmware. I am very pleased to finally have a simfree/network-free phone after using Orange firmware branded phones for 5 years!

I have quite alot of questions to ask about question regarding future updates for my C510.
Would i need to use the Over The Air Service (FOTA) or SEUS?
Even through my phone is now simfree, i am still using contract Orange simcard with it. So if i did update my phone, would it find new update for the Orange or SE Generic firmware? When i tried FOTA, it came up with "Your phone already has the lastest software" The Current Software version is: 121-2395 R1DA029 090126. Customisation: CDA12345678/123 R11A 121-2420 R1DA029 1E0W Central-Europe.

I have searched and read a few thread about debranding C510's and come across posts where the it mentions CDA scripts are incorrect during flashing and can cause the "latest sofware" message and also that it may not be possible to able to do any future updates via SEUS. I'm not sure if this debrading has affected my C510 in the same way or if the FOTA was updated during the flashing. I noticed on the Wotan/Da Vanci Server that the latest firmware is the R1DA035 CID52. How stable is the R1DA029 firmware and what improvements or difference is there between the 029 and 035?

One more question : Does unlocking or de-brading the phone from the it's locked network void the Sony Ericsson 2 year warranty through that doesn't apply to me now.
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Posted: 2009-06-15 20:08
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If your in the UK the latest firmware is R1EA034 I think I forget cos I just sold mine. If you have debranded via SEUS then no your phone will be the generic software NOT the Orange one. I never bother with updating my software over WAP it never really works & depends your 3G coverage & data plan & network. As regards to CDA's & such things I have no idea about things like that sorry
Phone?? What phone??
Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-15 22:57
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I am in the UK and the place where i went to unlock and debrand my C510, i think my phone was connected by cable via a white tool box but i'm not sure exactly what program/servers/equipment they used to flash it or if it was through SEUS.

I found this on Youtube Debranding and installing Flash Menus to Sony Ericsson phone and to be honest i don't think i would have the confidence and skill to able to do this on my own!
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Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-19 10:26
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I've tried updating my C510 via SUES and got the message "No software available for your phone. Your phone already has the latest available software installed".

Could this be something to do with the FOTA file not flashed into the phone when it was being de-branded?

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Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-25 23:25
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*bump's to get the thread going again!*
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Posted: 2009-06-25 23:45
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You warranty will be void if you change the fw on your phone. If you debrand your phone you should keep a record of its original CDA so you can get it back to its original state incase you have to send it back to SE to be fixed for some reason.

When you update you phone using SEUS, it does it according to the phone's CDA and not who the sim operator is.
Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-27 21:59
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My C510 was water damaged about a month ago so that's why i decided to get it unlocked and unbranded from the Orange f/w to Sony Ericsson generic f/w plus i cant send it to Sony Ericsson for any repairs now as it is liquid damage which voids the warranty anyway.

Ah ok. I'm not sure which CDA when it was on the Orange f/w or what is now flashed with the Generic one. How would i able to find out the current CDA? would i able to see it on the hidden service menu? I've already posted the new f/w details on my first post. [addsig]
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Posted: 2009-06-27 23:24
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hi

the CDA can be found at the service menu. go to service info and then to software info. over there you will find a part saying:

customization
1201-0116 R12A bla bla bla. that's the CDA(in the bold).
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Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-28 14:25
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Customisation: CDA12345678/123 R11A 121-2420 R1DA029 1E0W Central-Europe.
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Posted: 2009-06-28 17:50
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@Frubin

Orange UK 1221-2697 R9A
NoBrand UK 1221-2719 R2A

Please confirm the cda numbers before trying i take no responsibility for the validity of the numbers.
Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-28 18:53
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Ok. So i may have the older version of the CDA/Gereric f/w then? But the f/w does seem stable so far since i debranded it from the Orange to the SE f/w.
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Posted: 2009-06-28 22:10
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@Frubin
Weird I don't know what the CDA1234 5678/123 R11A is...

Central Europe should be 1209-4784 R6A

this should be the first line under customization or use the a2u to identify to find the right cda.

Perhaps the shop debranded/unlocked your phone with a cocktail of generic firmwares? i am not certain ... usually a2 phones everyone is doing the customize_upgrade + seus method so you can basically get any firmware from seus.

If you want the latest firmware you may need to go that route as well.
Frubin
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Posted: 2009-06-29 07:45
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Humm, that generic f/w CDA seemed odd to me as well, which could explain why i cannot update using SEUS.

I did go back to the shop to ask if this is the latest f/w and he checked and said that it was (i'm not sure which program/server he used but he did have the SE Tool Box). I mentioned that i couldn't seem to update the software via SEUS or FOTA but he just said to check again in a month time again or come back to him and he flash it with the latest f/w if its available. I have checked the Davinci and Wotan servers and seen that there is new gerneric f/w for the C510 and know that the R1DA029 is a old f/w but it seems to be be stable so far so will leave it alone for now.
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