Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Use XS++ or Se tool to do it. Download here XS++ & setool
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original Tutorial from: http://www.akshayy.com/sonyericsson/crossflashing/flash-k550-to-w610/
The guide :
Tools needed :
Your phone and the data cable that comes with k550i !!
Windows XP Service Pack2
NOTE: Don’t use SEUS now on ! SEUS will update phone to CID53 and XS++ can’t work on it any more.
XS++ v 2.2 or 3. 1 Download here
Also Check out this websites download section ! Use Any XS++ 2.2 or 3.1
w610i FS..! ( what follows down is w610i Europe Central FS )
Cust pack.. for Cent Europe FS
OR an FS for your region…form the hgetis collection
Click Here !!
About Hgetis .. he is a cool guy who has helped us.. check out hgetis collection for FS ad Custpacks
0: Backup all contacts !! yes back up everything in phone..ur ringtones etc. To Back up contacts use MyPhoneExplorer.
1.Tutorial to INSTALL USB Flash Drivers.
Flashing The Main and FS !
Now the real flashing
Turn off your phone. Start XS++ . Select USB…Reinsert battery.
Click on connect in XS++ and then holding C connect your phone to
the USB cable ( with in 30 seconds )
it gets detected then release the C key
The left screen will display your phone details including your firmware version
EROM CID should be CID52. OTP CID should be 51 or 52 . ( Your Phone Must satisfy this condition for flashing )
Click ‘ .…’ and select the firmware file W610_R6BC002_MAIN_GENERIC_LA_RED52.mbn
Check FS option and select appropriate FS again according to your language FS language list
Download Correct FS for you Language and Region ! Shown in pictures are w660 firmwares but you must use w610i firmwares.
hit the flash button and relax !! it will show finished after loading
when done Exit XS++ and disconnect phone……!!
Don’t try to start your phone , we are not yet done ! Customization is Must
Our Friend has gifted use Some FS and Main !! check them out if u have one for yourself .. for your region.. an FS with your langauge.
Thanks to him !!
Download a Cust_Pack/CDA from hgetis collection which matches your FS !
connect phone ( usual process )
unzip the customization pack ( use the cust pack which goes with the FS of your choice or create one which is very easy )
you will find a folder named “tpa” in it
now in xs++ directory on PC, in the directory where u have xs++.exe create a new folder named “own_custpack”
copy the “tpa” folder into this “own_custpack” folder the path of custom files should be like own_custpack/tpa/preset/custom…
open xs++ and connect fone check only customize file system
now under phone model select ‘Own Custpack’
under CDA and Region, select ‘/own_custpack’
Now Hit Flash
now in few seconds custom files will be added to your phone and done
Start your phone !! Wait for some time !!
You Can Flash Only Main and leave it.. and be on the k550i FS !! This Good for people who are unable to find FS for their Region and Langauge !!
Or People who don’ t know how to add languages to FS ( which is tricky )
By Flashing Main You get everything .. Just that you must then separately flash skins and flash menu and nothing else…!
Because FS contains only Media Contents Acoustics Drivers etc .. Which is same for both phones .. But w610i FS has different ringtones and wallpapers..that’s all and no difference.
if u flashed only main then your phone says k550i in phone status.. but u flash w610i then its always identified as w610i and also shown as w610i in many places !
But XS++ 2.2 will always identify your phone as k550i .. its because every phone has unique IMEI number ! Even SEUS will identify your phone as k550i because they know very well what IMEI number is what phone..!
Its RECOMMENDED to Flash both W610i Main and W610i FS !
IMPORTANT : don’t forget to get original hpm 70 or Creative EP 630 earphones or better
(its ridiculous to expect a very big leap in music quality without good earphones)
Basic tutorial ends here !! Hacking and modding begins now but do read safety tips mentioned somewhere down the line
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You can use XS++ or FAR, Read How to use FAR MANAGER AND SEFP !!
Flash Menus:Inside the own_custpack folder create a new folder named flash
here exactly tpa/preset/system/desktop/
so that u hv own_custpack/tpa/preset/system/desktop/flash/**** .swf files here****
inside this ‘flash’ folder copy the swf files only
then open XS++ and upload the files using own_custpack method. That is the same way as you uploaded customization files.
Then Copy the .thm files as usually u do in file transfer mode when phone is woking in normal conditions.
Download Flash Menu’s From Se-nse Download Area and checkout my download section at this site.
TO PREVIEW them just upload the .swf to phone’s M2 card check them out !!! Its a great way to preview before flashing them into phone’s FS !! better then previewing them on a computer !
Convert Non-Flash Theme to Flash Themes
Adding Support for flash theme !!
google 7zip and tugzip and download them
download instructions here 1.12 MB download
you can use winrar or tugzip to unzip it but you have to change the extension of file from .thm to .tar which you can’t do unless you have show extensions enabled in windows !
Youu can add it to tar achieve only using Tugzip the ones added with 7zip don’t work well !
Google search and download tugzip and 7zip.
Easier method : Use MyThemesCreator by lasyk.net to create flash menu !!
Flash menu will not work if you don’t have appropriate .thm files
you need a .swf and .thm after placing .swf in FS you must copy .thm to M2 Card and then apply the flash menu
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download w880 originals : very good quality
Xearo Ma loud have quality and loudness and superb mega bass !
Upload the acoustic files to this folder
own_custpack/ifs/settings/acoustic/**** zapf files here ****
Flash using own_custpack Method
xaero ma loud tested by me >> they are good and loud…!
People who don’t like loud acoustics try out w880 acoustics ! And i use w880i. I just hate loud music. I like the low music in the background.
Now the phone is a music monster. Also take good care of your god given wonderful ears !!
Tthe bass of hpm 70 is stunning. Especially with properly closed ears with appropriate ear buds !
location : own_custpack/ifs/settings/camera/***camera driver file here****
drivers v2.4 chris067 at esato
( highly improved video recording )
details of mods
1. VR is set to 24 fps instead of 10 fps
2. Fine quality settings :
all pictures , compression is set from 85% to 95%
1632×1224 size, quality improved
3. Sharpening set to maximum
4. Tested and works good.
this driver works fine…
i highly recommened u to follow its discussion on here in esato !!!
cam drivers by number1 at se-nse
increased buffer and image sizes (plz note not tested )
Walkman 2 Skins
You have to place skin folders in
TPA\SYSTEM\MULTIMEDIA\MP\SKIN\**skin folder here**
and each skin folder contians details of that skins… but its already done in and compressed in rar.
just unrar it and upload it
Guess what ?? We can also have Flash walkman Skins
This will require a bit of modding on your behalf
edit the .xml in skin folder
and replace playview_background.swf with ur fav .swf background..!
only problem is that the player is a little slower with swf background
UPDATE: only for phone with w610i Main and k550i FS
( In such a phone u won’t have radio option in Half of the Flash Menus )
but u will have the radio option in Menu when using Normal Theme…
While using flash menu in (k550i FS and w610i Main phone) u wont have the radio option in the phone…. ( ignore this if you flashed completely to Walkman !)
upload this MENU.ML using own_custpack method ( with break XS settings again ) to this directory ( give also is k550i menu.ml file…if u want to revert back then rename it as menu.ml and up it in its place back )
TPA\PRESET\SYSTEM\MENU\*** menu.ml file here ***
or esnips link
other method is that u shld create a shortcut to ur phone’s radio while using normal themes and then apply a flash theme and u can get to the radio using that shortcut keyy
Information : U can flash only the MAIN and use the phone !! there is actually no need to flash FS at all. You will have the original stock old k550i FS….
and enjoy cybershot walkman with k550i FS and latest w610i MAIN but that k550i FS is old !! coz u did not flash the latest that’s all !
Get Rid Of Sony Ericsson Links
While flashing customization delete all .itm files and send only those Customize.xml and preloaded_config.xml
Find them in the customization pack in tpa/preset/custom/
This way u won’t have Sony Ericsson links all over the phone in games apps pics themes etc !! I hope you guys get it.
Very Cool one !!
Download Content from Sony Ericsson Wesbite : Learn here !!!
Here is a tutorial on how to extract the contents of FS
Get Rid Of…… !
The ring tones Greeting, Brooklyn D, Awakening always enter the playlist and irritate us
just delete Awakening, Brooklyn D them from the phone !
Greeting.mp3 this can’t be deleted normally ! Use Far Manager to delete it.
incase u really like those ringtone and want them
download them and copy to memory card.. this time in ringtone folder not in music folder !!
If you use any of sony ericsson mobile then you will fall in love with sony. What you expect from a mobile phone, Good Tx Rx, Good signal reception, best multimedia experience, better photography, user friendly, totally flexible, not having any problem like hanging or software compactibility. Sony gives you all these in their mobile devices. They give you the best experience of mobile.
Sound quality, Image clarity, user experience just rocks in sony ericsson.
Here is images by k550
It just rocks. Its 2MP image having such a color saturation & clarity.
The major thing with sony mobiles is that you can extend its functionality by flashing, patching, pimping. So here I will tell you how to improve your phone.