Flash/Debrand your sony ericsson w580i for FREE

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Flash/Debrand your sony ericsson w580i for FREE

  I PERSONALY HATE THE ATT SE, {Keep it courteous and do not go around the word filter} , THEY TOOK AWAY SO MUCH FEATURES, BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT, SO JUST FOLLOW THES INSTRUCTIONS TO DEBRAND YOUR PHONE TO THE WAY THE W580I WAS MEANT TO BE...WORKS 100% JUST USE YOUR BRAIN.
 
In this guide, I will layout the process of flashing your Sony Ericsson 580i using SE Tool 2 Lite.

NEITHER I OR ATT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE INCURRED TO YOUR DEVICE WHEN FOLLOWING THESE STEPS, I AM BASING THIS GUIDE ON MY OWN EXPERIENCE AND DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

- Precautionary measures

Before doing anything please make sure you do the following:
  • Charge your phone to 90-100%
  • Back-up all your contacts to your SIM and Memory Stick
  • Remove your SIM Card and Memory Stick

- Files

Included in this guide are the following files:
  • SETool 2 Lite 1.08
  • Sony Ericsson W580i FS
  • Sony Ericsson W580i MAIN
  • Sony Ericsson CID52 ASIA Customisation

Download Files (31.94 MB)

Flash files for phones other than the W580i should be available at this website: http://topse.ru/files/ (You will need an account to download, use Google translator for English, downloads and sign-up will not work when using translator!)


- Instructions

1. Extract the RAR file you have just downloaded, inside you will find the following files:

+ setool2lite.rar
+ W580_CDA102568_7_R8A_GENERIC_C_ASIA.ZIP
+ W580_R8BA024_FS_C_ASIA_RED52.fbn
+ W580_R8BA024_MAIN_GENERIC_LA_RED52.mbn

Extract "setool2lite.rar" and leave the rest as is.

2. Go into the directory in which you extract the file "setool2lite", and go into the "drivers" folder, there you will find another folder called "usb_flash_driver". Go into that and launch the installer that is contained in it, proceed as you read, nothing major will happen this is just a SE USB Flash driver for your phone.

Once the installation is done proceed to the next step

3. Go back to the directory in which you extracted "setool2lite" and launch the application "setool2lt.exe"

4. In the application, you will need to select your phone model at the top, in this case it would be the SE W580i.

5. Now in the box where it says "Files:" under the phone model you will need to add the following files:

+ W580_R8BA024_FS_C_ASIA_RED52.fbn
+ W580_R8BA024_MAIN_GENERIC_LA_RED52.mbn

6. In the box where it says "Misc files:" you will need to add the following file:

+ W580_CDA102568_7_R8A_GENERIC_C_ASIA.ZIP

Now your screen should look like this:



7. Once you have added the files into their appropriate positions you will need to attach your phone to your computer, by holding onto the "C" on your phone and then plugging in the USB cable.

8. As a precautionary measure, make sure all the files are in their right placements and that your phone is detected as a "SEMC Flash Device" or something along those lines.

9. Now you are ready to click "FLASH", DO NOT CLICK ANY OTHER BUTTONS BEFORE OR AFTER THIS PROCESS!

This process should take about 5 minutes and you will be readily happy with this de-branded version of your phone!


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Sorry, I would rather pay 7 Euros for an English flashing site over a Russian site just anyday in my life.
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Be aware that all media net functions will be gone, along with some of the texting and email functions that are built into your branded phone.
I debranded so I could use a bluetooth GPS receiver with the phone. I used wotan server and picked the firmware I wanted. Got new functions
for the media net button and was able to data connect and text with the settings that were added with the flashing package.
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Re: Flash/Debrand your sony ericsson w580i for FREE

How long does it take to actually do this? 
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IT TOOK me seven minutes total, its really easy, and its safe.just follow the directions. and who gives a **** if the files are from the russian site, im giving you a totally different link (mega upload).


Message Edited by rafoolik on 12-07-2007 04:56:43 PM
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Well I just tried this and it didn't work. I had to first click on the FLASH button then hold down the C button and then plug in the usb cable. After it finished it said READY but the log says..
ldr_on_ldr hdr no ack,err:10
CSloader uploading failed,exiting
Then When I put the sim card back in and turned on the phone, it says...
Configuration error. Please contact your network operator or service centre.

What do I do to fix this?



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I rebranded my phone.. but now i'm stuck with sony ericssons defautl homepage. Ianyone kno whow to actually set your own homepagE?
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how can i do this with a se w810i?
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Selena182 wrote:
how can i do this with a se w810i?



By going into another topic.
There had been a link to a certain website.
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did everything up to the flash part correctly but after i hit the flash button it never finishes. any suggestions.
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I have run into a similar problem, except the process completed to "Ready."  What's the same is that when I put the sim card back in and turned on the phone, it says...
Configuration error. Please contact your network operator or service centre
 
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I wonder about the Sony Ericsson CID52 ASIA Customisation file that is recommeded.  Since it loaded EN (English?) as an included language, I figured okay, let's try it.  So now I have a phone that is misconfigured.  I can receive calls and make emergency calls, but otherwise I am boned.  I do have a second phone available on the same plan.  It is one number  away from mine on the ATT plan and has the same  feature set.  Since setool2lt did the damage is there a way for this tool to pull the logic and configuration out of the working phone and slam it back into this misconfigured one?  There are buttons on setool2lt for
 
  • Unlock/Repair
  • FLASH
  • Read Flash
  • Read GDFS
  • Write GDFS
  • Write Script
  • Identify
  • RESTORE file
  • Read SSW

I also have a bunch of *.fbn and *.mbn files that I have collected looking for a fix to this problem:

W580_R6BC002_MAIN_GENERIC_LA_RED52.mbn
W580_R6CA001_FS_ORANGE_GEN_RED52.fbn
W580_R6CA001_MAIN_ORANGE_LA_RED52.mbn
W580_R8BA024_FS_AMERICA_1_RED52.fbn
W580_R8BA024_FS_C_ASIA_RED52.fbn
W580_R8BA024_FS_ORANGE_GEN_RED52.fbn
W580_R8BA024_MAIN_GENERIC_LA_RED52.mbn
W580_R8BA024_MAIN_ORANGE_LA_RED52.mbnw

Before I started I did wonder about the Sony Ericsson CID52 ASIA Customisation file that is recommended.  But since it loaded EN (English?) as an included language, I figured okay, let's try it.  I looked into the 2 xml files AFTER i took the leap.  Maybe there is my problem--with the customization zipfile.  The Customize.xml file looks okay for my situation.  It's got :

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<customization xmlns:scs="
http://scs.sonyericsson.net/xsd/CDAGInput.xsd">
  <info>
    <pcr-created>2007-05-10T08:00:10</pcr-created>
    <created-by>Daniel Allansson</created-by>
    <pcr-id>283</pcr-id>
    <pcr-revision>122</pcr-revision>
    <cda-number>CDA102568/7</cda-number>
    <cda-revision>R8A</cda-revision>
    <model>HB1-06 Gen</model>
    <country>Sweden</country>
    <operator>Sony Ericsson</operator>
    <language-variant-name>C_ASIA</language-variant-name>
    <allowed-language>en</allowed-language>
    <allowed-language>ar</allowed-language>
    <allowed-language>az</allowed-language>
    <allowed-language>ru</allowed-language>
    <allowed-language>tr</allowed-language>
    <allowed-language>uk</allowed-language>
  </info>
  <clock>
    <date>2007-05-10</date>
  </clock>
  <wap>
    <bookmark name="Sony Ericsson">http://wap.sonyericsson.com</bookmark>
    <bookmark name="Google Search">http://wap.sonyericsson.com/download/download.do?cmd=bm&amp;appl=searchengine</bookmark>
  </wap>
  <mmi>
    <profile id="0">
    </profile>
    <settings>
    </settings>
  </mmi>
  <use-old-cust>false</use-old-cust>
</customization>

But the preloaded_config.xml is all wrong for my location.  It's pretty long, but it includes:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<customization>
  <preloaded-data mnc="10" mcc="208" operator-name="F SFR" service-provider="NRJ Mobile">
    <internet>
      <account>
        <name>SEMC GPRS</name>
        <apn>wapnrj</apn>
        <authentication>pap</authentication>
      </account>
    </internet>
    <wap>
      <profile>
        <name>SEMC WAP</name>
        <ipaddress>192.168.21.5</ipaddress>
        <use-proxy>true</use-proxy>
        <port-number>8080</port-number>
      </profile>
    </wap>
  </preloaded-data>
  <preloaded-data mnc="20" mcc="208" operator-name="F Bouygues" service-provider="BOUYGTEL">
    <internet>
      <account>
        <name>SEMC GPRS</name>
        <apn>mmsbouygtel.com</apn>
        <authentication>pap</authentication>
      </account>
    </internet>
    <wap>
      <profile>
        <name>SEMC WAP</name>
        <ipaddress>62.201.129.225</ipaddress>
        <use-proxy>true</use-proxy>
        <port-number>8080</port-number>
      </profile>
    </wap>
  </preloaded-data>
  <preloaded-data mnc="01" mcc="208" operator-name="Orange F" service-provider="ORANGE F">
    <internet>
      <account>
        <name>SEMC GPRS</name>
        <apn>orange</apn>
        <username>orange</username>
        <password>orange</password>
        <authentication>None</authentication>
        <ipaddress>192.168.010.100</ipaddress>
      </account>
    </internet>
    <wap>
      <profile>
        <name>SEMC WAP</name>
        <ipaddress>192.168.10.100</ipaddress>
        <use-proxy>true</use-proxy>
        <port-number>8080</port-number>
      </profile>
    </wap>
  </preloaded-data>
  <preloaded-data mnc="10" mcc="208" operator-name="F SFR" service-provider="F SFR">
    <internet>
      <account>
        <name>SEMC GPRS</name>
        <apn>wapsfr</apn>
        <authentication>None</authentication>
        <ipaddress>195.115.025.129</ipaddress>
      </account>
    </internet>
    <wap>
      <profile>
        <name>SEMC WAP</name>
        <ipaddress>195.115.025.129</ipaddress>
        <use-proxy>true</use-proxy>
        <port-number>8080</port-number>
      </profile>
    </wap>
  </preloaded-data>
  <preloaded-data mnc="30" mcc="234" operator-name="T-Mobile UK" service-provider="T-mobile">
    <internet>
      <account>
        <name>SEMC GPRS</name>
        <apn>general.t-mobile.uk</apn>
        <username>t-mobile</username>
        <password>tm</password>
        <authentication>pap</authentication>
      </account>
    </internet>
    <wap>
      <profile>
        <name>SEMC WAP</name>
        <ipaddress>149.254.201.132</ipaddress>
        <use-proxy>true</use-proxy>
        <port-number>8080</port-number>
      </profile>



T-Mobile?  UK?  It's ATT in the US.  Didn't look before leaping, so now I have a phone that is misconfigured.  I can receive calls and make emergency calls, but otherwise I am boned.  Will some set of the files and setool2lt buttons I have listed get my American configuration.

I do have a second phone available on the same plan.  It is one number  away from mine on the ATT plan and has the same  feature set.  Since setool2lt did the damage is there a way for this tool to pull the logic and configuration out of the working phone and slam it back into this misconfigured one?  Help!!!

As an alternative, is it too late to go to wotanserver, or am I truly boned?

 

 

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I just registered here to say that the Asia file set from the first post WILL work in the US.  I used Wotan to unbrand my phone (had used them previously on my 810) and their software set is wrong, it downloaded 2 out of 3 files correct (2 for this model, one for some other model) and it bricked the phone.  With nothing left to try other than waiting a month for Wotan to offer my 10 bucks back, I tried the setool2 and the asia files from the first post.  It worked flawlessly and my phone turns on again, no problems.  If you are having difficulty with them, it may be your pc (voltage stability, or file corruption during download) or cable, but it is certainly not the files problem.
Thanks original poster!




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You may be absolutely correct about the (corrupt/not corrupt) status of the download, as well as about the other issues you raise.  But I tried wotan anyway.  I held my breath for 5 minutes thinking maybe I threw good money down a hole.  But the 10 bucks resurrected my w580.  I'll flash your PC BIOS and guarantee success, but I'm done flashing cellphones.
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Cool, I'm glad you got yours squared away too.  I have had no problems with Wotan in the past, but they totally beefed me this last time.  They still are a great service, though.  I'm glad this option was here as well.
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zekneptune wrote:
did everything up to the flash part correctly but after i hit the flash button it never finishes. any suggestions.




Yeah, I had that same problem the first time I tried. To solve it I did two things:
1. Move all the files and the setool2lite program into a directory on root (ie: C:\w580) rather than burried in my My Documents folder
2. Use a USB port on the motherboard rather than one of the ports in the front of the machine.

I'm not sure which of these actually solved the problem, but when I hit Flash this time it went right to work. The error it gave when it didn't work (and I let it sit for about an hour hoping I wasn't gonna brick the phone) only appeared after I hit Stop:
"Abort all operations.
phone pre-boot failed,possible RECOVERY needed.
Elapsed:4167 secs."
Too bad it can't show this error when it's actually failing to pre-boot :-/

Anyway, if the process is working, you'll know immediately- the window on the left will print out all the processes and progress as it happens.

I'll attest that this process for unbranding/flashing the phone does work just like it says. Follow the directions!

My media net and everything seems to be working just fine, but if you need to set up your phone to work on the AT&T network you might try this:
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/support/products/wap/w580i?cc=us&lc=en

Thanks so much for this guide! I'm excited about being able to use all the great features of this phone that it had been unfortunately branded to lack.


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