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  1. #1
    rich a
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    YO YO!

    I've noticed a few people saying that the Carphone Warehouse and The Link
    do firmware upgrades (or at least take them away for repair!). Typically
    how long do you have to wait for them to carry out a firmware upgrade?

    I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my phone
    upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large phone repair
    specialist who (judging by their website) don't really deal with personal
    callers and are a bit out of the way..

    So, if I popped into my local "The Link" with my newly purchased R520m and
    a reciept from some ker-azy internet stockist, will they upgrade it for
    me, or will the staff spit in my face and then proceed to jam a red hot
    poker into a voodoo doll of me?

    --
    Lots of love, Rich
    crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!



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  2. #2
    eggster2k
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    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:18:01 +0000, rich a
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >YO YO!
    >
    >I've noticed a few people saying that the Carphone Warehouse and The Link
    >do firmware upgrades (or at least take them away for repair!). Typically
    >how long do you have to wait for them to carry out a firmware upgrade?
    >
    >I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my phone
    >upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large phone repair
    >specialist who (judging by their website) don't really deal with personal
    >callers and are a bit out of the way..
    >
    >So, if I popped into my local "The Link" with my newly purchased R520m and
    >a reciept from some ker-azy internet stockist, will they upgrade it for
    >me, or will the staff spit in my face and then proceed to jam a red hot
    >poker into a voodoo doll of me?



    rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?

    Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?



  3. #3
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades


    "eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:18:01 +0000, rich a
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >YO YO!
    > >
    > >I've noticed a few people saying that the Carphone Warehouse and The Link
    > >do firmware upgrades (or at least take them away for repair!). Typically
    > >how long do you have to wait for them to carry out a firmware upgrade?
    > >
    > >I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my phone
    > >upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large phone repair
    > >specialist who (judging by their website) don't really deal with personal
    > >callers and are a bit out of the way..
    > >
    > >So, if I popped into my local "The Link" with my newly purchased R520m

    and
    > >a reciept from some ker-azy internet stockist, will they upgrade it for
    > >me, or will the staff spit in my face and then proceed to jam a red hot
    > >poker into a voodoo doll of me?

    >
    >
    > rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?
    >
    > Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    > firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?


    You can't be that far away from me then eggster2k. I believe CPW in
    Meadowhall can upgrade the firmware (just hope their service staff are a bit
    more knowledgable than the slaes staff).

    --
    >>> Unlock Your Phone's Potential <<<
    >>> http://www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
    >>> http://www.uselessinfo.org.uk <<<






  4. #4
    rich a
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    amusing to write:

    > rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?


    Yup, 59 quid including delivery from uksimfree.com (who are, according to
    the receipt and packaging extele.com - but they're cheaper since they
    don't charge postage)

    It is sexy. Although I forgot how much I had customised my old phone.
    Swapping phone books between the old/new R520m phones was an absolute joy
    using the phone book export function in the Ericsson software.

    > Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    > firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?


    I drove to SHEFFIELD (specifically MEADOWHELL) once. It was cool. I went
    through BUXTON and saw THE WINKING MAN. I also drove along some
    absolutely bonkers roads which had ker-azee signs showing steep hills and
    "LOW GEAR NOW!!!". It was a pleasurable drive, it's just a shame that
    Meadowhell made me want to cry.

    --
    Lots of love, Rich
    crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!



  5. #5
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades


    >>
    >> Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    >> firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?

    >
    >You can't be that far away from me then eggster2k. I believe CPW in
    >Meadowhall can upgrade the firmware (just hope their service staff are a bit
    >more knowledgable than the slaes staff).


    I'm in Barnsley. I'll give them a call tomorrow, also I'll give the
    penistone road repair centre branch a call too. Hopefully they can do
    the upgrade for free, expansys (where I got my r520m from a few days
    back) say the phone has got 1 years manufacturer warranty so fingers
    crossed.

    Chris



  6. #6
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:55:59 +0000, rich a
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    >amusing to write:
    >
    >> rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?

    >
    >Yup, 59 quid including delivery from uksimfree.com (who are, according to
    >the receipt and packaging extele.com - but they're cheaper since they
    >don't charge postage)


    Lucky get! I paid 72.82 inc p&p from expansys for the nice streaking
    silver model but they're worth it!
    >
    >It is sexy. Although I forgot how much I had customised my old phone.
    >Swapping phone books between the old/new R520m phones was an absolute joy
    >using the phone book export function in the Ericsson software.
    >
    >> Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    >> firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?

    >
    >I drove to SHEFFIELD (specifically MEADOWHELL) once. It was cool. I went
    >through BUXTON and saw THE WINKING MAN. I also drove along some
    >absolutely bonkers roads which had ker-azee signs showing steep hills and
    >"LOW GEAR NOW!!!". It was a pleasurable drive, it's just a shame that
    >Meadowhell made me want to cry.


    What made you want to cry about meadowhall ;-)



  7. #7
    rich a
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    amusing to write:

    > What made you want to cry about meadowhall ;-)


    The fact that it is, pardon the francais, crap :P

    --
    Lots of love, Rich
    crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!



  8. #8
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:45:24 GMT, "Richard Colton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:18:01 +0000, rich a
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >YO YO!
    >> >
    >> >I've noticed a few people saying that the Carphone Warehouse and The Link
    >> >do firmware upgrades (or at least take them away for repair!). Typically
    >> >how long do you have to wait for them to carry out a firmware upgrade?
    >> >
    >> >I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my phone
    >> >upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large phone repair
    >> >specialist who (judging by their website) don't really deal with personal
    >> >callers and are a bit out of the way..
    >> >
    >> >So, if I popped into my local "The Link" with my newly purchased R520m

    >and
    >> >a reciept from some ker-azy internet stockist, will they upgrade it for
    >> >me, or will the staff spit in my face and then proceed to jam a red hot
    >> >poker into a voodoo doll of me?

    >>
    >>
    >> rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?
    >>
    >> Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    >> firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?

    >
    >You can't be that far away from me then eggster2k. I believe CPW in
    >Meadowhall can upgrade the firmware (just hope their service staff are a bit
    >more knowledgable than the slaes staff).


    Richard, I've just been looking on your site @ thephonelocker.co.uk
    and notice you can do firmware upgrades. Could you do my R520?

    Chris



  9. #9
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:55:59 +0000, rich a
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    >amusing to write:
    >
    >> rich, have you got your new copper r520m then?

    >
    >Yup, 59 quid including delivery from uksimfree.com (who are, according to
    >the receipt and packaging extele.com - but they're cheaper since they
    >don't charge postage)
    >
    >It is sexy. Although I forgot how much I had customised my old phone.
    >Swapping phone books between the old/new R520m phones was an absolute joy
    >using the phone book export function in the Ericsson software.
    >
    >> Anyone know of any dealers in South Yorkshire that can upgrade the
    >> firmware on ericssons, particulary around the Sheffield area?

    >
    >I drove to SHEFFIELD (specifically MEADOWHELL) once. It was cool. I went
    >through BUXTON and saw THE WINKING MAN. I also drove along some
    >absolutely bonkers roads which had ker-azee signs showing steep hills and
    >"LOW GEAR NOW!!!". It was a pleasurable drive, it's just a shame that
    >Meadowhell made me want to cry.


    rich, i've got a few quick questions for you if you don't mind:

    What Operating System and connection to the phone do you use?

    What sync/connection software do you use from the download page on the
    SE website? ( If you are using software from the web site that is.)

    What firmware version have you got on your new r520?

    Thanks,

    Chris



  10. #10
    rich a
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    amusing to write:

    > What Operating System and connection to the phone do you use?


    I use my WINDOWS XP laptop and an official Ericsson DRS-11 serial cable
    (which I picked up for about 9 quid on ebay last year).

    > What sync/connection software do you use from the download page on the
    > SE website? ( If you are using software from the web site that is.)


    Umm, I used the sync software from the website for non-Outlook users.
    This lets you edit phone setting using the data cable, and set up your
    phonebook/send SMS.

    However, for SMS sending I tend to use the excellent Float's Mobile
    Agent: http://fma.xinium.com/ - this has several advantages over the
    official software, it has a few interesting statistics graphs (such as
    battery life/temperatures) and it lets you send long and Flash SMS
    messages.

    > What firmware version have you got on your new r520?


    R2K. I've used R2K for ages with no problems, but I quite fancy
    upgrading to R4A - just for the hell of it :P The most anticipated
    feature of R4A, for me, is that when reading an SMS message it
    apparently displays the contacts name rather than a raw phone number.

    --
    Lots of love, Rich
    crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!



  11. #11
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    "eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Richard, I've just been looking on your site @ thephonelocker.co.uk
    > and notice you can do firmware upgrades. Could you do my R520?


    We can, but your phone is under warranty. If we upgrade the firmware that
    will invalidate any remaining warranty on the handset. As your phone is
    only a few days old, I really would stick with the official route.

    --
    >>> Unlock Your Phone's Potential <<<
    >>> http://www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
    >>> http://www.uselessinfo.org.uk <<<






  12. #12
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 09:06:20 GMT, "Richard Colton"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> Richard, I've just been looking on your site @ thephonelocker.co.uk
    >> and notice you can do firmware upgrades. Could you do my R520?

    >
    >We can, but your phone is under warranty. If we upgrade the firmware that
    >will invalidate any remaining warranty on the handset. As your phone is
    >only a few days old, I really would stick with the official route.


    oh right. cheers anyway m8.



  13. #13
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    On Wed, 04 Feb 2004 23:55:03 +0000, rich a
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >eggster2k <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly
    >amusing to write:
    >
    >> What Operating System and connection to the phone do you use?

    >
    >I use my WINDOWS XP laptop and an official Ericsson DRS-11 serial cable
    >(which I picked up for about 9 quid on ebay last year).
    >


    I too use XP and I will be using irda or bluetooth. There are quite a
    few DRS-11 cables on eBay so i might get one of those if the price is
    right.

    >> What sync/connection software do you use from the download page on the
    >> SE website? ( If you are using software from the web site that is.)

    >
    >Umm, I used the sync software from the website for non-Outlook users.
    >This lets you edit phone setting using the data cable, and set up your
    >phonebook/send SMS.


    I use Outlook XP so I'll prob download the full functionality version.
    >
    >However, for SMS sending I tend to use the excellent Float's Mobile
    >Agent: http://fma.xinium.com/ - this has several advantages over the
    >official software, it has a few interesting statistics graphs (such as
    >battery life/temperatures) and it lets you send long and Flash SMS
    >messages.


    I'll download this later and give it a try.
    >
    >> What firmware version have you got on your new r520?

    >
    >R2K. I've used R2K for ages with no problems, but I quite fancy
    >upgrading to R4A - just for the hell of it :P The most anticipated
    >feature of R4A, for me, is that when reading an SMS message it
    >apparently displays the contacts name rather than a raw phone number.


    R2K sounds quite stable then, as the old saying goes though 'if it
    aint broke dont fix it'!




  14. #14
    Kjetil R. Hetland
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades


    "rich a" <[email protected]> skrev i melding
    news:[email protected]
    > YO YO!
    >
    > I've noticed a few people saying that the Carphone Warehouse and The Link
    > do firmware upgrades (or at least take them away for repair!). Typically
    > how long do you have to wait for them to carry out a firmware upgrade?
    >
    > I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my phone
    > upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large phone repair
    > specialist who (judging by their website) don't really deal with personal
    > callers and are a bit out of the way..
    >
    > So, if I popped into my local "The Link" with my newly purchased R520m and
    > a reciept from some ker-azy internet stockist, will they upgrade it for
    > me, or will the staff spit in my face and then proceed to jam a red hot
    > poker into a voodoo doll of me?
    >
    > --
    > Lots of love, Rich
    > crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    > gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!


    Hello

    I just upgraded my SE Z600 to R5B001.
    But the store where I normally buy electro-gadgets do not have capability to
    upgrade it. So I was sent to a neighbooring store wich did.
    I had to show my receipt from the other store.
    (beeing harased for 5 min, because of my choice in stores ;-) )
    30 min later I had an upgraded Z600 with NO loss in data (eg. contacts,
    calendar etc...)

    though I reside in Norway I know that stores all over Europe have the same
    deal with SE

    Kjetil
    Stavanger
    Norway





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    rich a
    Guest

    Re: UK specific question re: firmware upgrades

    rich a <[email protected]> decided it would be mildly amusing
    to write:

    > I contacted Ericsson a few weeks ago regarding where I can get my
    > phone upgraded locally, and their only recommendation was a large
    > phone repair specialist who (judging by their website) don't really
    > deal with personal callers and are a bit out of the way..


    Just in-case anyone's following this thread...

    Well I actually work just a couple of miles away from the place Sony
    Ericsson recommended to get my phone software upgraded, so I popped
    there at lunch. The place I went to was the Mobile Phone Repair Centre,
    a place owned by Mr. Caudwell, the owner of the hideously named Phones4U
    chain of stores here in the UK who likes to blow his own trumpet so much
    that he named a charity after himself - he used to be a used cars
    salesman, you know. Predictably the place was on a god-awful industrial
    estate in Newcastle-under-Lyme, which was really bad to drive around
    since they underestimated the need for car parks when they built it and
    there were cars parked just about everywhere.

    Hmm..

    So I went up to the woman at the counter and shouted "UPGRADE ME!!!!"
    She asked to look at my proof of purchase, so I shoved a printed e-mail
    invoice from uksimfree.com and a credit card reciept in her general
    direction. "Oh, there's no IMEI number on the reciept. You need an
    IMEI number", she shouted at me. She acknowledged that I had obviously
    bought the phone in the last few days, but said she couldn't upgrade me
    under warranty. HOW F'ING RUDE.

    In the end I trudged back to work with an un-upgraded phone. Boo.

    Anyhow, it turns out that the speakerphone is fuxx0red on my new R520m
    and keeps deactivating itself, whereas it's always worked fine on my
    other R520m with the exact same software, so it looks like it's going
    back to uksimfree/extele. Here's hoping my third R520m is great :-)

    --
    Lots of love, Rich
    crapola - http://www.brushtastic.f2s.com
    gamertag - sausagelord / ph33r my ****e gaming skillz!!!



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