View Full Version : P800 firmware upgrade


02-01-2003, 06:00 PM
Which is the latest P800 fw version? I heard about a R1C... I have the R1B... Thanks

DmX
02-01-2003, 06:28 PM
someone told me that he has R1C... the only difference he said was that it fixed the little bugs

02-01-2003, 06:41 PM
someone told me that he has R1C... the only difference he said was that it fixed the little bugs

Where are u from?

:)
02-01-2003, 08:46 PM
Oman! :D

john74
02-01-2003, 09:56 PM
i know a guy in Greece who has the R1C on his P800

Aragorn
03-01-2003, 08:06 AM
i know a guy in Greece who has the R1C on his P800

Someone knows if the F1C fw release is yet out in any other countries? :bday:

opheim.com
03-01-2003, 08:53 AM
Latest scandinavian is R1B, according to SEs service point across the street from our shop. No norwegian software available as upgrade at this point, though.

bigrob
03-01-2003, 12:15 PM
Have a look at http://www.clubsonyericsson.com/en/products_p800.htm
This gives a full spec of the phone. See below for details of the firmware.
Latest firmware version
Phone: R1B
PDA: R1F
Bluetooth: R2C
CDA: R1B

Aragorn
03-01-2003, 02:20 PM
Latest firmware version
Phone: R1B
PDA: R1F
Bluetooth: R2C
CDA: R1B

My P800 has this fw:
Phone: R1B
PDA: R1C02
Bluetooth: R2C
CDA: R1A02

So my fw revision for PDA and CDA is old?

03-01-2003, 02:35 PM
How can I see what firmware my phone is equiped with ?

Do I need to install the SE windows software ? or is it possible to see it on the phone itself, or alternatively in macosx

opheim.com
03-01-2003, 05:59 PM
Go to the Apps-tab and choose View -> System Information.

Afonso
04-01-2003, 08:57 PM
According to http//www.p800.it/ (news section) some SE service centers have a new firmware version available.

lazzy
16-01-2003, 03:11 AM
Bought mine in Philippines with the following software version,

Phone: R1B
Bluetooth: R2C
Organiser (PDA): R1C02
CDA: R1B02

Jott
16-01-2003, 09:39 AM
Is there a way to download and uppdate the firmware myself? In that case -Great!, but how? Where?

30-01-2003, 05:57 PM
latest p800 phone version is R1F although very very few service centers around the world already have it. take a look at the spec table bigrob mentioned; i have just updated it: www.clubsonyericsson.com/en/products_p800.htm

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woedee
30-01-2003, 09:31 PM
The latest CONFIRMED firmware is R1D. Click here for details:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=92477

31-01-2003, 02:52 PM
i live in sweden i have R1D !!!!!!!!
i got my p800 2 days ago

Danimal
31-01-2003, 04:41 PM
SE Switzerland has no clue yet when they are able to update.

Danny :o

14-02-2003, 11:43 AM
I intend to get a P800
how do you check the firmware version?

christomas
14-02-2003, 12:00 PM
Hey lazzy, hearing that youre in Philippines, this might interest you. I just called up SE in Makati and they told me that the R1D is now available for 500bucks. Am gonna have mine upgraded soon :)

bjl
14-02-2003, 12:53 PM
Hi guys, here in Switzerland I just let my P800 flash with R1F

14-02-2003, 07:42 PM
Hi guys, here in Switzerland I just let my P800 flash with R1F

R1F for the phone are you sure ???

DmX
14-02-2003, 09:24 PM
i wish there was a service centre in my country

jackalhead
15-02-2003, 09:05 AM
Hey lazzy, hearing that youre in Philippines, this might interest you. I just called up SE in Makati and they told me that the R1D is now available for 500bucks. Am gonna have mine upgraded soon :)

The latest firmware here in Manila is as follows:

Phone: CXC162002 R1D
Bluetooth: CXC12529 R2C (stays the same)
Organiser: CXC162001 R1F01
CDA: CDA162001/5 R1F04

By the way, they're available for free, so Chris (christomas), I don't know who's charging you for the upgrade but... err... I got mine done for free...

18-02-2003, 11:41 PM
another week, another p800 :-)

the first one I got included a battery that didn't charge more than half an hour, then it cut off the charging process. after using up the power, the phone went dead because it would never charge again. actually, only the battery was broken (the phone worked ok with another battery). well, I returned everything as a Dead On Arrival and got a new package today. strange thing is, I had R1F (in all norwegian glory) on the first phone, and this one is back to R1B (with swedish/english menus). (opera install and starts ok, but no data is sent thru to it making it a no-go for me. have to search around for possible solutions or upgrade the firmware. current organizer is R1C02).

j, norway

christomas
19-02-2003, 12:09 AM
Hey jackalhead, maybe your P800 came from authorized dealers thats why the upgrade is free. I got mine from overseas. Just had it upgraded and they charged me with 500 bucks, saying its graymarket.

19-02-2003, 03:25 AM
Hi I am from Greece last friday I updated my phone with the following version :

PDA Firmware
CXC162001 R1F01 021219 17:41

Phone Firmware
R1D CXC 162002

Bluetooth Firmware
CXC12529 R2C

CDA
CDA162001/4 R1J01

Today an even niewer version was released so I upgraded again. As you can see only the PDA firmware changed :

PDA Firmware
CXC162001 R1G05 030210 20:04

Phone Firmware
R1D CXC 162002

Bluetooth Firmware
CXC12529 R2C

CDA
CDA162001/4 R1J01

I managed to find no differences with the previous PDA firmware but may they just fixed some minor software bugs. The phone is as stable as a rock. Oh and I forgot to mention in full Greek translated Symbian OS 7.0!!! ;)

19-02-2003, 11:22 AM
Hi guys, here in Switzerland I just let my P800 flash with R1F

hi,
got a swiss fone with R1D, where did ye upgrade?

Aragorn
19-02-2003, 11:30 AM
In Italy we have a new fw released yesterday. R1G005:

Phone
CXC162002 R1D
Bluetooth
CXC12529 R2C
Organizer
CXC162001 R1G05 (the new one)
CDA
CDA162001/2 R2A04

:D :D

Andy_P
19-02-2003, 12:51 PM
I bet the first UK batch come with at least R1G as well.

(Wouldn't surprise me if it was later due to Orange Line2)

bjl
19-02-2003, 09:48 PM
my versions are as follows:

phone r1d
bt r2c
org r1f01
cda r2a

btw: what is CDA ???

Nomad598
20-02-2003, 02:03 AM
I found one posting of a R1D version....

20-02-2003, 11:04 AM
btw: what is CDA ???

looks similiar to PDA...
could be content delivery agent, camera/communcator/... digital assistant
?-))

jpw250272
20-02-2003, 01:17 PM
Anyone know where I could get an upgrade anywhere near Southampton. The firmware on my P800 is.

Phone - CXC162002 R1B
Bluetooth - CXC12529 R2C
Organiser - CXC162001 R1C02
CDA162001/8 R1B02

:cry: Which are all rather old and the phone crashes alot when I use bluetooth so the sooner I upgrade the better :cry:

Any help gratefully received.

detlef
21-02-2003, 09:42 AM
Phone: R1D
Bluetooth: R2C
PDA: R1F01
CDA: R1F04

Hover
21-02-2003, 01:36 PM
btw: what is CDA ???[/quote]

CDA is the filesystem that keeps userdata and files - not to be mix up with the filesystem in the phone.

Also I've seen some issues regarding this topic that users belive that they have an wrong version of the CDA fw (R1B) instead of the latest fw which for the moment is R2A. This is due to the fact that when you restore your backup after flashing the memory. The backup restore it to factory origin which where delivered with the phone. SE can't explain why this happends and neither if there is a solution to this problem.

By the way: latest fw for the organizer is R1G05

detlef
21-02-2003, 01:47 PM
the latest fw which for the moment is R2A...
By the way: latest fw for the organizer is R1G05

It would be nice to have a page on a web-site with the current versions of the fw, together with a list of all changes between the different versions. That's very common for most software developers - only the phone companies seem to keep this info like a secret.

I would also like to know why there is no option to download the latest fw and patch the flash-rom myself? What is so special about the tools (a PC?) needed to update the fw?

21-02-2003, 01:51 PM
Phone: R1D
Bluetooth: R2C
Organizer: R1F01
CDA: R1F04

Where to download an update?

Hover
21-02-2003, 05:05 PM
It would be nice to have a page on a web-site with the current versions of the fw, together with a list of all changes between the different versions

Actually so has SE servie centers for not so long ago provided end users with this information. But for some kind of reason did they close this service.

detlef
21-02-2003, 05:23 PM
It would be nice to have a page on a web-site with the current versions of the fw, together with a list of all changes between the different versions

Actually so has SE servie centers for not so long ago provided end users with this information. But for some kind of reason did they close this service.

That's "marketing" ... :evil: it the same with all mobile companies. they are keeping secrets about everything - who needs a "service center" for a firmware update - if only we would get the needed software from SE?!
A "smart-phone" is much closer to a "normal" computing device then an old-fashioned mobile phone and people (start to) work different with things like a P800. For us a fw update is much more important then for a normal phone - I never had to go to a "service center" to update my PSION or PALM - now, welcome back to the world of secrets :(
It also shows: the P800 is a phone and no PDA.

Me
21-02-2003, 05:31 PM
I just got an upgraded unit

Phone R1D
BT: R2C
Org: R1F01
CDA: R1F04

Since I had 2 P800 with 2 different firmwares at the same time I've written a review about it. It's on this forum, just posted it.

Hover
21-02-2003, 05:53 PM
That's "marketing" It also shows: the P800 is a phone and no PDA.

I could not agree with you more. :-? But is a well-known fact that mobile manufacturers won't release information unnecessarily. I also know that the possibility of letting end users by them self upgrading mobile devices is a hot topic from resellers all over to SE. Cause as more advanced the terminal are as more workload for the resellers to upgrading (bad loop) :o

21-02-2003, 10:04 PM
I bought my P800 today in munich, germany:

Telefon: R1D
Bluetooth: R2C
Organizer: R1F01
CDA: R1F04

Quite up to date... ;)

bjl
22-02-2003, 11:51 AM
The CDA version displayed under "Systeminformation" comes from a simple text-file named "cda_version.txt" and is located in c:\system\data. I moved it to the memorystick and after rebooting the P800 you'll find no more entry under CDA systeminformation. The conclusion is, that you can have the CDA version you like just by editing this textfile.
btw: in the whitepaper is written that SE will provide FW upgrades on the web. Does anybody know why the haven't done so far?

22-02-2003, 09:33 PM
Mine (bought a week ago) in Switzerland has:

Phone: CXC162002 R1D
Bluetooth: CXC12529 R2C
Organizer: CXC162001 R1F01
CDA: CDA162002/5 R2A01

...

22-02-2003, 10:33 PM
With the "closed flip secret menu" trick i see the following informations:
Software info:
PDA software version
CXC162001 R1F01 021219 17:41
Phone software version
R1D CXC162002
Bluetooth software version
CXC12529 R2C
CDA:

Hardware info
IMEI
????????????????
Sim locks
...
Configuration
Speech codec rate
HR FR EFR
Bands
GSM 900 1800 1900

AND the very best function of the phone:
Format Internal Disk !!!
This will destroy every information (Yes, I did try!): even the supplied programs like Chess & Solitaire and any language pack (apart from the english one). So be warned, look at all the versions but don't make the mistake to try option 5 of the secret menu !!!

22-02-2003, 11:25 PM
I was one of the unlucky few who after restoring backup file my CDA went back to R1B from R2A. Could it be that the CDA_version.txt part was the only problem but the actual flashed software is already present in the phone itself?

MaxLinux
23-02-2003, 03:26 AM
OK, I am new to this forum. I just got my P800 last night. So what is new in this new F/W's? In Manila, where can I get mine upgraded to the latest F/W?

Accela
23-02-2003, 04:47 PM
What are the specific upgrades for R1D? I don't see any, plus it makes my phone worse than before.

More details:
Phone:
CXC162002 R1D
Bluetooth:
CXC12529 R2C
Organiser: CXC162001 R1F01
CDA:
CDA162001/8 R1B02

Anything wrong?

jackalhead
26-02-2003, 06:09 AM
What are the specific upgrades for R1D? I don't see any, plus it makes my phone worse than before.

More details:
Phone:
CXC162002 R1D
Bluetooth:
CXC12529 R2C
Organiser: CXC162001 R1F01
CDA:
CDA162001/8 R1B02

Anything wrong?

Your CDA is old.

It should be at least CDA162001/5 R1F04

This deals with how your phone manages files, etc.

Strange that your phone should act up, though.

fonzki
26-02-2003, 06:57 AM
Max Linux, if you got your phone from Semicon, you can have it upgraded at their head office along Marcos Hi-way. It will take 2 hours. Some branches have upgrades too, but you'll have to ask their H.O. if what branch has the upgrade already.

If you bought your P800 with a Wintelcom warranty, you can go to their office in Manila.

If you bought your P800 from the gray market, i'm not sure how you can upgrade. But i guess you wouldn't buy an expensive phone without warranty.

This upgrade will make the Opera browser work.

jackalhead
26-02-2003, 07:09 AM
Max Linux, if you got your phone from Semicon, you can have it upgraded at their head office along Marcos Hi-way. It will take 2 hours. Some branches have upgrades too, but you'll have to ask their H.O. if what branch has the upgrade already.

If you bought your P800 with a Wintelcom warranty, you can go to their office in Manila.

Actually, you can have it upgraded at just about ANY Sony Ericsson Accredited Service Center.

One of mine has a Wintelcom warranty, while the other has a Semicon warranty.

I took them (and my friend's whose is under Wintelcom as well) to the Sony Ericsson Service Specialists in Legazpi Village Makati, and they performed the upgrade for free.

Ericsson themselves will do the upgrade here in Pasig for free, as well as the other credited centers in Makati along Jupiter.

fonzki
14-03-2003, 11:42 AM
Hey, can i know the address of those service centers you mentioned?

Legaspi Vill, Pasig, and the ones along Jupiter?

How long did it take for you to upgrade your version? It took me 4 hours. Travel to Megamall's Semicon took me another 2 hours from Binondo.

So is your CDA higher than R1B02 now? Only my organizer and my Phone was upgraded.

Muzikfreakah
15-03-2003, 12:43 AM
Hey Guys I got mine from Cebu warrantied by Semicon.
My friend told me that I should have it upgraded so I went to Semicon. But when Igot there and checked what their latest software it was, I already had it so I didnt push through. These are my software versions:

Phone: R1D
Bluetooth: R2C
Organizer: R1f01
CDA: R1F04

By the way if you bought your phone from the grey market you can still have it upgraded at Semicon but you have to pay Php 500.00 everytime you upgrade. I had a t68i form HK orange before and thats what I paid for everytime to have it upgraded.

Zak248313
15-03-2003, 06:03 AM
jackalhead: Your organiser is also old.

fonzki
17-03-2003, 03:59 AM
@jackalhead?? Can i know those centers you mentioned?

28-07-2003, 12:37 PM
anyone knowof service centers in ireland my firmware is
phone R1d
BT R2c
Org R1G05
CDA is blank?? anyone know why and what it is

Thanx

Bassey
28-07-2003, 12:50 PM
Last I checked (about May) there was nowhere in Ireland to get your firmware upgraded. You'd need to give SE a ring, they give you an address of somewhere in England and you have to send iot away for a week or two (at your own risk). Which is why I haven't bothered yet.

As for the CDA, it's a fairly common "Bug". Certainly it isn't something to get concerned about.

Oh, and if you do find out about a place to get firmware updates done in or around Dublin, could you let me know please?