...Since I have time today to write about it and just now I experienced that again I`ll tell you what pisses me off about this phone. Aside from an everage signal strength not comparible with Nokia`s, the phone seems to look for the signal too long after it has lost it where it`s not available. It takes K 750i literally forever to get back on track. One minute to be exact, while Nokia reacts momentarily when the signal comes available. It sucks. Like I already said I`m waiting for the signal booster that I ordered on Ebay. If it doesn`t help I`ll switch to a quad-band phone or Nokia. Most likely it will be Samsung D600-Quad-band!
With a new updated SW what i noticed is that:
When there is no reception on the top of the screen instead of smth like Network or what ever it said before I don`t quite remember, now it says "emergency calls only" and shows full bars-meaning full reception for imergency calls only. I even tried to dial 911 just for the sake of experiment and the call got through and the connection with an operator was excellent (I told her that that was an error dial). So now I`m wondering-how in this world is it possible? That after upgrade it gives me such an excellent signal for emergency calls? As if it`s GSM 850, which is actually not available in this phone. Then why is it not possible to use that frequency for all callS? Can anybody share your guesses? It`s quite amazing. Also I`m going to keep you posted on the SW update improvements as I will be descovering them.
motion51 & PFMY
I had th same problem, in a way that in the 2nd step the progress bar was reaching to 43%, then after a lag it was jumping to 46% and then the error "Erro in comm. the device". I send a msg to SE, although they didn't respond yet, I was able to complete upgrading by hanging on and repeating the progress (via Recovery mode) several times and I think the problem was because of my connection speed (lower than 56k).
If it's the same for you, my advice is trying the process through a broader internet connection band.
As I know there is no other way to upgrade rather than the SE website and I think the system of upgrading of the website should be better than this.
1. The phone reacts visibly faster (browsing in menu,changing themes, loading games, ...)
2. A green point on the upper left screen when using camera shows confimation of autofocus accomplishment (in adition to standard beep).
3. I didn't noticed any change in autofocus beep (someone said so)
4. I didn't noticed any change in signal strenght (actually I had no problem with that in my location before).
I didn't see any other change. If someone did, please inform me.
Finally, if I you don't have a problem using the phone and running its applications, I see no necessity for upgrading (at least in this vesion "R1N035").
To upgrade your SW first go to www.Java.com and download the latest java available. Then go to SonyEricsonUK and follow instructions to update your phone. It will work. Without updating the java it won`t. Good Luck.
Hey everyone. I`ve just upgraded to R1N035 SW.
I havn`t tried the camera yet to tell the difference, but the signal strength is about the same, even if it`s improved the difference is subtle. So even with new SW K750i is nothing like NOKIA in terms of reception. I posted my complains on this a couple of pages back. I`m a K750i user and experience signal problems here in the basement studio where I live. The only option that I have is to keep the phone on the window and use bluetooth headset SE HB660, which is a great headset. But when I compared this phone with NOKIA 7260 that my friend has and tried at my place, I got simply frustrated. Having the same GSM freaquencies-900/1800/1900 the NOKIA phone once detected the signal holds it real good, and if you place a call it gets even better. In addition the speaker works better on NOKIA-more realistic sound, wider frequency range-you can even hear some bass, can you believe it? And another complain on K750i is that the volume while talking is low, even on MAX.Sometimes it`s OK, but sometimes when you can hardly hear your opponent you can`t help but get frustrated, because before I had Sanyo PM 8200 on Sprint and it was loud like siren. Right now I`m waiting for the signal booster to come-I bought it on Ebay for like 1 or 2$$. I hope it will help, if not I`m definitely switching to Samsung D600 when it hits the market. Although I`m not sure it will be able to record phone conversations like K750i, which is very handy when you need to write down something but don`t have a pen and paper on you. I advise everybody to assign voice recorder to the joystick control to be able to activate it by pressing just one button.
i am not agree with your opinion that upgrading firmware cant improve the signal strength.all of us know that it is the software drivers that instruct the hardware to work. you are right that switching from 98 to XP will not increase your processor speed but you can always tweak your hardware with help of some tweaking utilities...take one more example....the ECU in your car.it is a known fact engine characteristics can easily be change or improved with modification in ECU programming...examples are many
please correct me if i am wrong, but if someone has experienced the improvement in signal strength by updating firmware,i cant find any reason not to trust him
When i am updating the firmware,
When it comes to the last part where they
ask u to remove the phone from the USB cable
and turn it off for 20 sec
Den press the "c" button and put back the
During this part, the program hangs
but when i look at task manager,
the program is still running
and it always stucks at that part
Can anyone help me????
hey jp, I guess it's because they don't want U 2 get scared every time U receive a message.try different profiles or options.take care guys
Hi thinking of getting a new phone it's seem that now in the market(sg) this SE k750 is hot ! Can buy ? Any advise ? Also any good suggestion on bluetooth ?
aisola, you asked what is firmware. In this scenario, firmware is the actual operating system used by the phone. The operating system controls the hardware (your phone) However, the word "firmware" here is incorrectly used. To answer your question (based on circumstances created by the posters/reviewers over here), upgraded firmware/updated firmware means a new version of the operating system used by the phone with some add ons or improvements done to the software/operating system itself and other software included with it.. BUT the term firmware is NOT the right term used by the people around here. In reality, firmware can NOT be upgraded as it is read-only memory containing code which is stored permanently. At least this is how it used to be. You cannot write into this portion of memory. That's why they call it firmware, created by the firm/manufacturer. To make things more confusing for you, now, there is also a writable firmware but then it wouldn't be firmware but somehow it is because it still contains the main programming code coded by the manufacturer. This code controls the hardware (phone). It should have a different name, so really, people around here should pick a different name, one example would be: operating system. But then again, this memory portion, writable firmware, contains the operating system.
What I said above may not be 100% accurate so if anyone disagrees, correct me, don’t flame me. Thank you :)
i am wondering why is it that when the k750 is in handsfree profile and a message comes in, the alert goes through the phone speaker and not through the earphones?
the small triangle above the signal bars indicates that u got GPRS connection available thats all..
can you help me and explain what does it mean the small triangle that appears just above the signal sign.
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Recently just got my k750c (from the firmware info) and not the k750i. It is a AP set but this set is install with firware of R1K001 that is belonging to SE W800 pre-release firware.
Anyone could help me, if I want to use the USB cable to "flash" the existing firmware to some other chinese capable firmware, how to go about it? Thanks a lot.
the phone is compatable with most of the bluetooth handsfree...
this is what u asked:- Is the "standby screen" meant to be blank, and occur after about 20 seconds. It looks like the phone is off!! Can it be changed??
the answer is:- yes the stand by screen can be changed but only to a sleep mode clock...go to settings and display and turn on the sleep mode clock...
what i meant about the camera was when u open uo the shutter the camera lens got scratched up.
i really like this phone but i am going to switch over to z800i becauase this phone is too flimsy. I droped it couple of times with the back shutter closed but i still got scratches on the camera. I dont know how. This phone would have beed awesome if it wasnt made with cheap material. Oh well i still ike the features this phone has though.
I guess i might gonna ask seller to upgrade F.W for me, im tired of looking at googles. but if someone really knows how to upgrade, plz let me know. and one more question other than damn FW, is anyone using bluetooth headset with k750i? any recommandation? im not so sure that k750i is comparable with headset in the market now.
well thats the same prob even i encountered...the site does not allow us to download the the s.w ... but there is a new s.w out..something like RN00... but the site does not allow to download the s.w...i would like to know is this prob experienced on the indian site only...
also i wanna know what is the max lenght of a video...
i got a 512mb card and 100mb free in that...