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  1. #1
    Harry
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    Just got home and settled down to play with my new SE T610...
    WTF??? this thing is not only plastered with Vodafone logos but the software
    is full of Vodafone Live crap too... a service which I am quite sure I will
    never use. What they have done to this excellent phone is unforgivable.

    I might just return it and take my business to Orange or T-Mobile instead.
    But before I do that is there a solution other than paying £20 to get it
    flashed, which as I understand invalidates the warranty?

    TIA





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  2. #2
    hays
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    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610

    Harry wrote:
    > Just got home and settled down to play with my new SE T610...
    > WTF??? this thing is not only plastered with Vodafone logos but the
    > software is full of Vodafone Live crap too... a service which I am
    > quite sure I will never use. What they have done to this excellent
    > phone is unforgivable.
    >
    > I might just return it and take my business to Orange or T-Mobile
    > instead. But before I do that is there a solution other than paying
    > £20 to get it flashed, which as I understand invalidates the warranty?
    >
    > TIA


    AFAIK, flashing is the only way to go. The vodafone branding is sacrilige!
    FYI, Orange have customised their version too, albeit not as badly as Voda.
    I bought mine on O2 and it was standard GSM. My Orange sim works a treat!!!!

    Regards
    Hays60
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  3. #3
    Zeljac
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    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610

    Harry wrote:
    > Just got home and settled down to play with my new SE T610...
    > WTF??? this thing is not only plastered with Vodafone logos but the
    > software is full of Vodafone Live crap too... a service which I am
    > quite sure I will never use. What they have done to this excellent
    > phone is unforgivable.
    >
    > I might just return it and take my business to Orange or T-Mobile
    > instead. But before I do that is there a solution other than paying
    > £20 to get it flashed, which as I understand invalidates the warranty?
    >
    > TIA


    Yes, you can perform what is known as a 13 sec trick. Basically, it
    means that you do the master reset, wait for 13 seconds and then pull
    the battery out. That should erase all the pre-installed stuff in your
    phone. But, I would advise you to go to www.esato.com and check ther for
    details. There have been many discussions about the subject there.

    Cheers,
    Z





  4. #4
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    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610

    Harry reckoned that:
    > I might just return it and take my business to Orange or T-Mobile instead.
    > But before I do that is there a solution other than paying £20 to get it
    > flashed, which as I understand invalidates the warranty?


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  5. #5
    Robert Sütsch
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    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610

    > Yes, you can perform what is known as a 13 sec trick. Basically, it
    > means that you do the master reset, wait for 13 seconds and then pull
    > the battery out. That should erase all the pre-installed stuff in your
    > phone. But, I would advise you to go to www.esato.com and check ther for
    > details. There have been many discussions about the subject there.


    Hi there,
    this works only with stuff like ringtones, pictures etc. It does not get rid
    of the VF branding.

    Robert





  6. #6
    Robert Sütsch
    Guest

    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610

    Hi Harry,

    my wife had the same problem here in Germany. I just called Vodafones
    Hotline.
    There they told me to contact SE hotline, because VF can not do anything
    about it.
    I was lucky then to get very understanding SE employee on the phone. He
    said,
    that there is not an official way to replace the VF T610 with a SE T610, but
    I should
    send my phone to the german SE Service Center to have it replaced
    inofficially..
    I did that and meanwhile he sent an email to the Service Center and
    explained the deal.
    Five days later I got a different, original phone back. Now my wife is very
    happy with it.
    Now it is what she expected.

    Maybe you can try this in the UK, too. The only other way having it flashed
    with the
    original SE firmware.

    Good luck

    Robert





  7. #7
    Nick
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    Re: Vodafone Live crap on T610


    "Harry" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Just got home and settled down to play with my new SE T610...
    > WTF??? this thing is not only plastered with Vodafone logos but the

    software
    > is full of Vodafone Live crap too... a service which I am quite sure I

    will
    > never use. What they have done to this excellent phone is unforgivable.
    >
    > I might just return it and take my business to Orange or T-Mobile instead.
    > But before I do that is there a solution other than paying £20 to get it
    > flashed, which as I understand invalidates the warranty?


    Re-flash here for £14 inc return P+P....

    Nick
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