Tempted to try out the 8+power features.
But first of all, can anyone guide me how to check the firmware of my phone? Mine is Euro version but not sure the firmware version.
i live in toronto canada and i am planning to buy this phone, does anyone know how much it cost ? us money or cad money $$ i really like this phone because of the 2xoptical zoom and the 3.2mp . can this phone record videos i know it can .. i mean like not a 1 or 2 minute clip i mean does anyone know how long it can record?
timmy and skater42,thanks for the prompt reply...but will it give me any problem in the future, will the phone go dead or anything, please...
I am using the 8+ trick on a european firmwre,and no crashes as for now and its been 2 weeks that i have been using it.
But it is advised not to switch back and forth the firmwares.
Hey guys, That prob with the re-prov when going into the menu or the msgs will be cos of the Jap firmware, it will do this unless u are in Japan.
Also to anyone that has the NZ or Australia version of the 903SH ... that power + 8 thing does NOT work on these versions. Also Power + # format will also not work. These are cool features that have been locked for the saftey of the handset's software.
The pwr + 8 trick....
Has anyone found a problem with this trick?like the phone crashing? Cos i have heard that there has been a bit of crashing going on when doing this and the phone requires flashing again.
This happens a lot with NON-VODAFONE SIM's.
I put in my optus SIM one time and it wouldn't stop, then the Vodafone SIM and it disappeared.
Try to setup your GPRS successfully and see if it disappears.
Is it possible that you are still using the Japanese Firmware? If so, flash it to the European.
See how you go,
hi Skater42 or anybody,i want to find out about mine sharp 903 please...it comes up with a message whether or not i want to update my data provisioning everytime when i press middle menu button. may i know if you or anybody can help on any suggestion how to get rid of this message please...many thanks,
I am from the Philippines and a new user of Sharp 903. I have the black one and originally with jap firmware and beta unlocked. I have it flashed to Euro firmware version 1.046 (J500). The bugs that affected my jap firmware because of the beta unlocking is gone and I'm very thankful for it. Just want to ask if I will be able to make my MMS and GPRS work here with my local network??? And also my Sharp detects the 3G service of my network, will I be able to use the 3G service of my local network?
THANK YOU very much guys.
Hope to hearfrom u soon
can anyone help me setup to use the internet??i would really appreciate it much
Since I used the "0111111 hack" on my phone and synchronised the Games-Folder, another handy FEATURE became available.
The Japanese version is the only one you can operate without a SIM/USIM.
With the hack above you will also unlock this feature on the UK/GERMAN/DUTCH/etc. firmware.
Try it, apply the hack, then take out your SIM/USIM and start-up the phone.
The phone will enter into the menu, but instead of saying "Insert SIM", it will allow you to browse folders, take pictures, play games, listen to music etc.
First off I have a black SHARP 903SH unlocked and it is oh so nice.
no bugs and all around great, with the exception of a shitty manual.
this is some information i gathered using my phone please email me if you can add to it.
txt file size:
will load 44.3 KB (45,420 bytes)
not 48kb (49,312 bytes)
will read html files with images so
long as they are in top dir
use a macro to cut files to the right
size and save as numbered txt files
phone will only read only one folder
awesome 2048x1536 photos, ~1.4MB in size, nice colours
30 min of use @ 25* gives a
"temperature warning. Camera
temporarily unavailable" (better
can not turn off shutter sound.
sometimes a blue haze to one side
can not save images with the phone closed
settings are not preserved between
saving 1MB picture takes 8 seconds
taking a photo takes 0.58 seconds on manual
taking a photo takes 2.47 seconds on
getting to camera mode takes 2.12 seconds
if you push the green button down 1/2
way it will tell you if the photo
will be good before taking it.
will work as close as 3inches but you
have to start auto focusing from 6
auto focus has the same range as
low quality encoding makes for
Video: M4S2 320x240 407Kbps
Audio: 0x0045 8000Hz mono 32Kbps
you can rotate image 90 180 or -90
NTSC or PAL video
photo viewing works as well
will not play VBR
will play 90-320kbps i use 128
will play mp4
will not play wav
ok signal to noise ratio
can not listen while doing most stuff
remote answer button works sometimes
the music player can not use line out
can not get as a ring tone yet
because of "invalid format" error
3D sound is awesome
I have not tried yet
I want usb plug and firmware editing
but i don't have
1GB works fine
good but it would be nice to be able
to use different pair.
nice will do ~20 char per read.
I can't get this to work at all.(it
can't 'find' the phone)
i seem to have all the UK fw
- Inbuilt Answering Machine gives an
"unknown application" error
- Operator Name can be turned OFF
- no Interchangeable Menu Styles
no problems, freezes, or crashes
is worth its weight in crap, there
are no specifications and
it says to go online for the un
abridged version which is only the
I have never heard of this before and say it's not true.
Beta-Unlocked versions cannot be master reset, otherwise you loose access to the Items-Folder.
All other unlocked versions are pretty much stable.
The good thing about 903SH is that you can "Reformat" the phone at any time if something goes wrong, simply turn off the phone and turn back on pressing # + PWR.
I had to reset mine today after i couldn't transfer anything to my memory card, who knows why...
LOCKED 904SH are also available now on ebay, but I don't know when they can be unlocked...if ever.
i heard there is a problem with phone b4, once u turn off you cannot turn back on, is this problem fix? or only apply to certain version? thanks
hi i just bought a 903sh in HK and the guy told me the phone is from japan. but it has the SX833 firmware. but it has 1 problem, when i try to play the games it tells me "not enough memory. cannot start."so i ask the guy and he said the games are locked due to copyright reasons. does anyone have a solution to this?
hy guys i v gt a few questions,wat is the video quality of this phone and how many frames per second?
i have this sharp 903 phone and i dont know how to set it up to use the internet. can anyone help me to set it up. i would really appreciated.
hi, i bought 903sh jap version i guess as its in red. my questions to all genius is that my phone keep asking whether i want to update data provisioning. is there anyway for me to get rid of this message please..?many thanks
Hi Syn: That 903SH that you are looking at would be the Japanese Vodafone version of the phone, 1) because it is white and 2) because it has "903SH" branded on the right hand side. I highly recomend buying this phone but do have the firmware changed if you are wanting to be typing english in a SMS. Good luck and I look forward to hearing how you like your new phone!!!
no one in this forum can answer your question any better than Vodafone. So please visit:
Thats the Vodafone IRELAND site, if they can't help you we can't either.
JAVA GAMES - Mystery solved!
Ok, the code works beautifully!
My error message got resolved by reformating the MiniSD, creating a new "Games and More" folder and putting all games into this folder, make sure that the sub-folders are called Gamename.jar.huf:
My Items > Games and More > Tetris.JAR.HUF