the w700 is an all round gud fone nice features, lacks 1 thing tho autofocus wit the cam apart from that i love it
warning: this tut deals wid flashing the firmware of ur phone. doing so will void ur warranty. if u dunno what u are doing, DO NOT proceed. nobody can be held responsible if something goes wrong. also please backup everything stored in ur phone before flashing (files, contacts, organiser, sms everything!) u may take a backup of ur data wid this software, my phone explorer: http://www.fjsoft.at/files/MyPhoneEx...etup_1.5.9.exe
Tutorial 1: Flash to W700 R1CA021
Now, heres a step by step guide on flashing your fone to W700 R1CA021 (if u haf r1db firmware). if you already haf r1ca then proceed to step 4 after step 1.
Download these files first…XS++,USB Flash and FAR manager from here (from the flashing and firmware files folder)
W700 firmware files with customization pack from here(download all 3 files):
Goto the flashing and firmware files folder and download these 3 files: W700_R1CA021_MAIN_EU_1.mbn, W700_R1CA021_FS_EMEA_6_RED49.fbn and W700_Carolina_i_CDA102580_103_EMEA_6.rar
super LOUD speaker driver…. Farfield_highest_quality.rar (acoustics folder):
after downloading, unpack all the files .rar files using WinRar.
STEP1: Installing USB Flash Driver.
Turn off your phone. Remove SIM and memory card, and re-insert battery. Do not turn ON.
Now open the program XS++ . Click START. While pressing and holding the ‘c’ button on your fone’s keypad, insert USB cable. Windows will detect a new hardware and ‘Install new hardware’ wizard pops up. Release the ‘c’ button. In the wizard, click ‘no, not at this time’ and next. Choose to install from a specified location and click next. Under ‘search for the best drivers to install’, check ‘include this location in the search’. Under ‘browse’, choose the path to the unpacked folder of USB Flash Driver. Now click next and let the windows install the driver. After installing the driver, close XS++ and disconnect phone and turn it off in case it has switched on. Remove battery for 2 seconds and re-insert it (to refresh your phone).
Now your phone is ready to be flashed.
Again open XS++, click START, and insert cable while pressing ‘c’ the same way as before. Your fone gets detected and on the left side of the screen, you get the detailed info of your phone including the EROM CID number, IMEI, firmware etc. IMP: the term RED should appear in the screen for u to continue the tutorial!
STEP2: Flashing MAIN.
In XS++ window, check Flash Main, browse and select file ‘W700_R1CA021_MAIN_EU_1.mbn’ that u downloaded. Now hit flash. After completion of the process, unplug fone and close XS++. Take out and re-insert battery in the interval of 2 seconds to refresh the fone.
STEP3: Flashing FS.
Now Open XS++ and connect fone the same way as before. Check the Flash FilesSytem Tab. Browse and select the files ‘W700_R1CA021_FS_EMEA_6_RED49.fbn’ that u downloaded. Now hit flash. After completion, unplug fone, re-insert battery to refresh.
STEP 4: Customizing FS.
After unpacking, copy the customization folder ‘W700_Carolina_i_CDA102580_103_EMEA_6’ you downloaded into the FAR manager folder. also copy the farfield_play.apf super loud driver in to the same folder.
Now that we’ve flashed FS, we need to install customization (regional) files in FS to make ur fone work. To access the fone’s FS, we have a program called FAR manager.
But first we must make our fone compatible with FAR manager. To do this, we flash a patch to our MAIN firmware using XS++. Open XS++, connect fone. Now as we did before, check the Flash MAIN. Now browse(‘…’) to FAR manager folder and goto Plugins folder. select the file ‘k750w800_r2e_dcu.49r.ssw’ as MAIN file and hit flash. This will take 3 seconds. Unplug fone and close XS++ when it displays ‘Finishing Flash’. Take out and re-insert battery to refresh.
Now open FAR manager program, and press F11 key, select the SEFP plugin. in the following popup window, select DCU-60 cable, speed:921600 and boot script as K750_w800_cid49 (make sure u don’t select K750_w800_CID36 by mistake). Now click ‘Enter the Matrix’. In the following window, it asks you to connect fone just the way u connected to XS++ (by holding ‘c’ bla blah blah!).
FAR will detect your fone and 2 folders will appear, FLASH and FS. Double click on FS and let it process for a couple of minutes. Now you have entered the File Sysytem of your fone…Congrats! You’re a hacker now! Many folders are displayed there. The folders on the left side of the FAR manager screen represent ur fone’s filesystem (FS). The right side of your screen displays the FAR manager folder (on ur PCs hard drive) that u just downloaded. The left side displays folders (‘..’,ifs,card,tpa,etc etc…). Here the ‘..’ represents the root of the directory(i.e. u can go back to previous folders by clicking this). On the right side (on hard drive folder FAR) goto ‘W700_Carolina_i_CDA102580_103_EMEA_6’ folder. there is a subfolder called ‘tpa’ inside. Now by clicking and holding this folder, drag it to the left side of the screen onto the ‘..’ (that represents root directory). Make sure u don’t drag it over any other folders . in the new popup, click ‘copy’ and wait for a few seconds as your customization files get copied into the FS. Now that the files have been copied, lets play around.
We are already inside the FS so why not take this opportunity to increase the speaker sound of our fones…. Inside FS, goto folder ifs>settings>acoustic>. The files that are being displayed are your fones sound drivers. Search for the file named ‘farfield_play.apf’ and delete it. Now copy the ‘farfield_play.apf’ in FAR folder (on hard drive) to this acoustic folder by just dragging it to anywhere on the left side of the screen. Click ‘..’ in FS to go back to previous folders. Continue clicking ‘..’ in previous folders until it asks you to ‘Shutdown The CSFS loader’. Hit ‘YES’ and close FAR. Unplug fone and re-insert battery to refresh.
Now we need to unpatch the MAIN that we did using XS++. Again open FAR, connect fone the same way as we did before until you reach the screen that displays FLASH and FS folders. This time, double click on FLASH. Now you enter another screen that displays ‘memory’. Ignore that. On the right side (hard drive) inside FAR folder, goto folder Plugins>REST. Look for the file named ‘REST_W700_R1CA021’. Select and drag the file to anywhere on the left side of the screen and click on ‘copy’ and then ‘flash’. In the following popup click ‘close’. Close FAR and unplug fone.
Re-insert SIM and battery and turn your fone ON. Wait for few minutes as it takes time to process the new firmware. YOUR DONE! Enjoy the Mega-bass in headsets and super loud speaker by playing media player without headsets!!!
i have this phone for about half 8 months and i had it fixed the last time. sometimes, the screen will go haywire and u hv to hit it a few times. i would not recommend this phone
plz need my help plz plz anyone tell me how can i increase message memory on my cell to plz tell me m very thnk full and can any one tell me how i increse my cellfone speaker volume ? abt this cell well its a awsame set i love sony ericsson mobile....
I‘ve read most of comments of this site. They all were ordinary. Anyway I know lot of solutions & tricks regarding W700. Pass your questions to me. I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
TIP OF THE WEEK>>>
To Activate TECHMODE in your W700i
1. Enter *585*0000# in standby mode and press send.
2. Now go to Settings> Connectivity> Mobile Networks> TECHMODE.
It mostly has the following format
A BBB CC -DD EEEEF G
HHHH I JJJ K LL MM
NNN OO PP QQQ RR SSSS
TTT TT UUU UU VVV VV
WWW WW XXX XX ZZZ ZZ
These are the meanings…
A - current type of service
B - Broadcast control channel
S - Standalone dedicated control channel
T - Transfer channel
F - Frequency Hopping
BBB - number of current channel:
001...124 - GSM900
512...885 - DCS1800
974...1023 - EGSM900
9999 - no signal
CC - no info, seems like it depends of operator settings
-DD - receive level -40dBm...-117dBm (-40 is strongest signal)
EEEE - Cell ID
F - Cell sector number
G - no info
HHHH - seems like another channel
I - no info
JJJ - no info, range 0...31
K - no info (seems like Timeslot number)
LL - no info (seems like time advance, range 0...34)
MM - no info
NNN - rate of speech codec:
HR - half rate
FR - full rate
EFR - enhanced full rate
OO - no info, range 0...95
PP - no info, range 0...83
QQQ - network country code (NCC)
RR - operator code (MNC)
SSSS - Location area code
TTT TT, UUU UU, VVV VV, WWW WW, XXX XX, ZZZ ZZ - numbers & receive of the best alternative channels
If you want to quit from the TECHMODE, just press and hold the Back key. But the TECHMODE menu is still available. After restarted your phone the TECHMODE menu will disappear.
Hope another tip in next week. Take Care…
Hi guys whats about joy stick??
Some say this model has some memory prob and joy stick??
What is the current price in bangalore??
hey any1 can tell how 2 increase the volume of calls which i recieved or dialed
I have used W700 for 13 months now..
And still love it!!
This phone screen is not the best. Display resolution is only 176 x 220 pixels, size 28 x 35 mm. This is low pixel resolution for this screen size. Images on screen will appear coarse. Nokia 6300 & 7500 and Samsung E840 have 240 x 320 pixel resolution in this price range. All have 2.0 MP cameras and mp3 players.
z550i , k750i, and w700i .w810i is going to be discontinued this months stop buying it ...........
pls can anyone tell me how can i increase message memory on my cell.
Is there any bluetooth stereo handsfree, that i can use to listen to music ? pls tell.
i think th first generations of the walkman phone such as w800,w550,w900 and w700i is the best in quality's of sound. i don't know why the next generation walkman phone such w810,w850,etc.. when you listening music in headset,if you max the volume,the bass element will dropp!!!! is that a software problem????? but when i listening music in w800,w700i and w550i with headset,the bass element became stronger and stronger when i max the volume....
hi guys, specially user of SE w700 & 6233.
frens i want to knw the comparision of this two phones in terms of music, Anyone can tell me about this...?
I've been using this phone for almost 1 year. superb sound quality with an amazing tiny earphone. nice base. (but not in Mega base mode.) nice picture quality!! but no autofocas or macro mode like k750i.I just love this SE Phone. Kool Titanium Gold Color makes it a bit differnet!!! Battery lasts long... Comfortable buttons.
Does your all SE W700i can lag ar??? My phone very lag le.. Got any ways to improve it???