Sunday, June 17, 2007

Flash K750 (CID36and49) to W800

Tutorial: Flash K750 (CID36and49) to W800
Just ignore the old tutorials and try this new, easy and reliable method to flash your phone to W800...

You got your K750 the other day and you were damn satisfied with the gizmo… but the story does not end here. It seems Sony didn’t ship this set with some more features that its hardware can support… The company fooled the customers by changing the K750 casing to Orange-White and named it W800i…

In short, the K750 and W800 have the EXACT same motherboard… which made some nut cases out there to try out some dirty tricks!!! And the results were fruitful… K750 can easily be flashed to W800!!! The only barrier that separated K750 from a W800 was the software and that has been broken!!!!

Now… as I promised my friends, here is a step-by step easy guide toflashing your K750 to W800!

ATTENTION:

W800 firmware is encrypted as CID36. K750 is available in 2 encryptions … CID36 and CID49. Older K750s (7-8 months old) came with CID36. If your phone is new, it has to be CID49. You will find out your CID number in the tutorial itself so don’t worry about that. Just follow the instructions…

CID36 K750s can be directly flashed to W800. For CID49 K750s, we need to first convert the W800 CID36 firmware to CID49 and then flash. Things will become clearer in the tutorial itself, so no need to panic at this point!

Before flashing, back up all your data, contacts etc. etc. because your phone will be completely wiped out in the process.

Remove SIM and memory card for the entire procedure.

During flashing process, avoid touching your PC or phone or USB cable. Do not take your eyes off the screen during the entire procedure.

Do not let your phone turn ON at any point of time. Flashing takes place only when phone is switched OFF!!!!

Flash your phone in the exact same order as I have given. i.e
1) Flash FS
2) Customize FS
3) Flash MAIN
Reason being XS++ has a bug and flashing works this way only.

The entire process may take between 15 minutes to half- hour.

Now, I have packaged all the necessary softwares and tools that we require into one!!!

Download the whole package from here:

Link : http://sarathrit.4shared.com
password : sarath

The package includes:

XS++: This program is used to flash you phone’s firmware!!! This also lets you check your CID number!!!

Gslide: This program converts W800 CID36 firmware to CID49, to make the firmware compatible to K750 CID49 phones. CID36 users need not use this.

W800 Firmware: Your Main and File System files. Lets say these are your W800s operating system files!!!

USB Flash Driver: The driver you need to enable your phone for flashing through USB cable. Note that these drivers are NOT the same ones you get on K750 PC suite CD!

Now we are read to flash!
If your phone gets fucked up, then its not my fault! Although this process is 100% safe, but I know there are a few dumb asses out there who would want to go overboard with this. So my advice to you is do not, at any point, deviate from the instructions… just follow everything blindly. DO NOT ASK SILLY QUESTIONS.

If you have flashed before, or have used the Sony Ericsson Update Service sometime earlier, then your flash drivers may be installed so you can skip STEP1. For people who are new to flashing, this is a must!



STEP1:

Installing USB Flash Driver.

Turn off your phone. Remove SIM and memory card, and re-insert battery. Do not turn ON.
Inside K750toW800 folder, go to XS++ folder and open the program. now 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 you downloaded and select the folder 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. But first let us check your CID number.

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.

If you have CID 36, then skip STEP2 and go directly to STEP3. Do not close XS++ or unplug your fone.

STEP2:

Now, you know you have a CID49. So our job is to convert the CID36 firmware to CID49.
Open Gslide. for flashfile, click ‘…’ and select the file named ‘W800_R1BC002_MAIN_EU_EMEA.bin’ inside the W800 Firmware folder.
Inside ‘output’ type in the path… C:\MAINFLASH.bin
Now click ‘Process’. After sliding process is completed, again click ‘…’ for flashfile and select file ‘W800_R1BC002_FS_EMEA6.bin’ inside the same folder. Under output type in C:\FSFLASH.bin and hit process. Close the whole program after sliding completes.

Now you have generated 2 files in C:\ drive using Gslide. MAINFLASH.bin and FSFLASH.bin



STEP3:

Flashing FS.

For CID36: Your phone is already detected by XS++. Under Select Firmware, check Flash File System, and then click ’…’ , now select the file ‘W800_R1BC002_FS_EMEA6.bin’ inside W800 Firmware folder. Hit flash… the flashing process is now initiated. After completion of 291 blocks, it will say either ‘done flashing’ or hang at ‘finishing flash’. Don’t worry about it. Close the program and unplug phone. Again take-out and reinsert battery to refresh. Go to STEP4.

For CID49: Inside XS++, Under Select Firmware, check Flash File System, and then click ’…’ , now select the file ‘FSFLASH.bin’ in the C:\ drive which we generated from Gslide. Hit flash to start flashing process. After completion of 291 blocks, it will say either ‘done flashing’ or hang at ‘finishing flash’. Don’t worry about it. Close the program and unplug phone. Again take-out and reinsert battery to refresh.

STEP4:

Customizing FS.

Common for CID36 and CID49: Again open XS++ and connect the phone same way as we did before. Now check Customize File System and then select phone model ‘W800’, select CDA and region ‘EMEA_6(CDA102430/6)’. Hit Flash. It will ask you whether you want to use ‘breakin’ or ‘brute-force’. Click ‘yes’ for breaking and strictly follow instructions on the left side of the screen. It will ask you to connect and re-connect phone 2-3 times by press and hold ‘c’ method. Do not panic at any point here, just follow the instructions carefully on the left. At the point when it says ‘FS activation’, wait for 3 minutes. After completion, close XS++ and unplug fone. Refresh by re-inserting battery.



STEP5:

Flashing MAIN.

For CID36: Open XS++ and again connect your phone the same way. Under Select Firmware, check Flash Main, and then click ’…’ , now select the file ‘W800_R1BC002_MAIN_EU_EMEA.bin’ inside W800 Firmware folder. Hit flash… the flashing process is now initiated. After completion of 291 blocks, it will say either ‘done flashing’ or hang at ‘finishing flash’. Unplug your phone and close XS++.

For CID49: Open XS++ and again connect your phone the same way. Under Select Firmware, check Flash Main, and then click ’…’ , now select the file ‘MAINFLASH.bin’ in the C:\ drive which we generated from Gslide. Hit flash… the flashing process is now initiated. After completion of 291 blocks, it will say either ‘done flashing’ or hang at ‘finishing flash’. Unplug your phone and close XS++.

STEP6:

Now, insert your SIM and memory card and turn on the phone, wait for sometime as the phone takes time loading from a brand new firmware.



KABOOM!!!

You have a brand new W800!!!

Enjoy the cool new WALKMAN startup!


For queries, do not spam my mail…

mail me at sarath.rit@gmail.com


BINGO!!!!! CHEERZZZ!!!

25 comments:

anas said...

i can't see your files. Can u share it to me. Thanks.
anasfr@gmail.com

Ravish said...

Great tutorial.. could you please share the file with me at knravish@gmail.com

Cheers.

Marcel said...

this is super but whwre can i get the files, cose they arnt there.
thanks

gurkirat said...

i want to flash back to k750i r1c firmware cid 36 phone
please send me these files at coolprince123@yahoo.co.in

your folder is empty at 4share.com

jimmy said...

can this upgrade solve white screen of death WSOF

Alberto said...

GREAT TUTORIAL THANK YOU A LOT!!!!

I'm a newbie and was surfing around different forums with no patience to read but thanks to you I succeded to flash de k750 to W800 without no difficulty and any previous experience

I guess I did download the file from: http://sarathrit.4shared.com
but not sure

Can you mail me the name of the file so I can search in my computer?
Need to put the dutch language wich is missing

SE gadgets are great, but it's even better when there are people like you with so much patience to spread the knowledge

If you need something from Holland or Brazil just whistle

Thank's again

Greetz

Asncar6 said...

I can't see the files, san you upload them again? Thanks.

beto said...

Hallo evrybody,

For those who are searching for related files. just make a "torrent" search for the file:

"Phone Buisness"
written exactly like that with the misplaced letter " i ".
And download it with your favourite Torrent client ( my is Utorrent)
It's a big file with almost 2 GB with evrything you need like firmware, tools, custpacks, language files and more

Good luck

Karibu said...

Thank a lot and thank for this tuto.
but when i was on k750i i had forgot my phone lock code. After flashing to w800i, the lock code isn't reset. How can I reset this code? Thank again.

aslu said...

hai...i want to flash k750i to w800i.so plz send these information and file to my id "aslam.m007@gmail.com".thanks..

shamim said...

i want to flash my k750i cid 36 phone.pls send me necessary files to the address mdmonir79@yahoo.com

IT Guy said...

hi. thanks for making the steps. i went to your shared file but i found it empty. my problem is i don't have the flash files or the FS File. I don't kno what to do now. hmm. please send me email if your have time at billgertz/at/yahoo.com or please send the flash file i need through the process. thanks again and more porwer

charles said...

Your files were missing.Can you sent it to me?plz?thanks..
c90_kidz04@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

you wrote a good tutorial, but your files isn't there. could you send me your important files, please
to: andreamilanetta@yahoo.co.id

erumena said...

I really appreciate your sharing this with everyone but i dont seems to be able to get the file, i'll appreciate it more if you can send the file to me thru my gmail account which is erumena1@gmail.com
thank you so much once again.

erumena said...

I really appreciate your sharing this with everyone but i dont seems to be able to get the file, i'll appreciate it more if you can send the file to me thru my gmail account which is erumena1@gmail.com
thank you so much once again.

erumena said...

I really appreciate your sharing this with everyone but i dont seems to be able to get the file, i'll appreciate it more if you can send the file to me thru my gmail account which is erumena1@gmail.com
thank you so much once again.

beto said...

For those who are searching for related files. just make a "torrent" search for the file:

"Phone Buisness"
written exactly like that with the misplaced letter " i ".
And download it with your favourite Torrent client ( my is Utorrent)
It's a big file with almost 2 GB with evrything you need like firmware, tools, custpacks, language files and more

Good luck

nahid said...

IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!!!!!!

Griya Farfalla said...

great and my k750 is working too,but your link is broken,please upload again for change sound and camera quality.thanks

Bhuvan said...

Hello,

In step to customize the FS, it wont prompt for brute-force method and all and says it ll take hours to complete :(

What shall i do?

prasath said...

I really appreciate your sharing this with everyone but i dont seems to be able to get the file, i'll appreciate it more if you can send the file to me thru my gmail account which is prasathbilla2007@gmail.com
thank you so much once again.

tomek said...

My phone was K750i CID49.
I had to use GSlide to convert W800 firmware. I've used GSlide 1.5.
In this version there is a question about the HEADER - I've used this one:
DB2010_49_red_291blocks.bin
becouse XS++ recogised my phone as:
Platform: DB2010
EROM CID: 49
EROM Color: Red
Region: EMEA_1
And confirm: my phone hangs twice at:
"Finishing flash"
so Everyone: DON'T WORRY ABOUT THIS JUST CLOSE THE PROGAM as adviced here.

Ionut said...

Here is a link with the files you need .They are exactly the same as those that this guy posted on 4shared but got deleted.I used them with this tutorial and worked great.

http://rapidshare.com/files/12706205/K750toW800.rar.html

NiK138 said...

Download Alternate link

http://www.fileserve.com/file/DVeJfq5