Tutorial: Flashing k550i to w610i !!

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  1. a_k_s_h_a_y

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    Tutorial: Flash k550 to w610 !!


    This guide will help u convert your k550i into a Cybershot-Walkman Phone !!
    Flash k550 to w610 easily and also make it the coolest phone out there in the crowd !
    Then u will have w610i
    k550i+w610i best of both worlds and popularly know as Cybershot-Walkman

    Flash at your own risk ! I don't know if this voids your warranty !
    many say it does voids warranty
    my idea in that case is flash back to k550

    Leave Your Mail if possible i will contact u !!! on MSN or Yahoo !

    A Word of Caution !

    Its very unlikely and rare that your your phone might get damaged !
    In case of your bad luck am not responsible ! i don't want to be shameful !
    READ Safety TIPS at the end FIRST !!!

    This tutorial is general.. all flashing and hacks can be used for any db2020 CID52 phones
    but u need the FS and MAIN of the phone that u want to flash to..
    examples K550, K610, K790, K800, V630, W830, W850, W610, W710, W880, Z610, Z710 W660 etc
    for examples digitzen flashed his s500 to w580i by following this tutorial !!

    Don't get scared that this tutorial is really long !
    Just flash in W610i Main w610i FS and Customize it ! you will have a wonderful new phone w610i
    just ignore those lots and lots of updates !! they are all hacking and modding !
    but if you have the time and interest then go ahead and read the entire thread !
    plzz do report broken links if u find any...

    Table of Content !!

    1. Tools Needed
    2. Updating Phone
    3. Backup Of GDFS
    4. Flashing to w610i
    5. Flash Menus
    6. How to use FSX
    7. Acoustics
    8. Camera Drivers
    9. Walkman Skins
    10. Flash Wallpaper
    11. Lots of other updates
    12. Safety Tips
    14. Change Main Menu ICONS
    15. Phone is not updated or can't update phone problem !

    16. Creating Custom Layout File
    17. Camera Frames !! Add more camera Frames

    Picture quality does not decrease !! So don't Worry !

    Cons: Camera does not start automatically when u open the shutter
    u hv to press the cam button after opening shutter.

    EDIT: You can get all files necessary at this website and other good stuff on IPROTEBE

    Link to IPROTEBE in English >> Click here !!


    registration on iprotebe will take abt 1 minute..do it for lots of goodies..

    the guide :


    Tools needed :

    Your phone and the data cable that comes with k550i !!
    Windows XP Service Pack2

    SEUS : Sony Ericsson Update Service ( TO UPDATE YOUR K550 TO CID52 )

    Latest SEUS updated . 16-10-2007


    XS++ v 2.2 or 3.0

    download from hgetis collection Click here

    w610i Main


    w610i FS..! ( what follows down is w610i Europe Central FS )


    Cust pack.. for Cent Europe FS


    or an FS for your region...form the hgetis collection

    Click Here !!

    About Hgetis .. he is a cool member who has helped us.. check out hgetis collection for FS ad Custpacks

    START :

    0: backup all contacts !! yes back up everything in phone..ur ringtones etc.etc
    to back up contacts use MyPhoneExplorer

    1. First update your phone via SEUS.

    this is easy just follow the on screen instructions given by SEUS program !
    Reason XS++ supports CID52 flashing and SEUS will update your phone to CID52
    don't worry this is absolutely safe and works great ! and this does not void warranty
    If your phone is updated then SEUS will says its already updated.. this is the case with all new k550i sold in august and there after ! ppl who got phones before july will hv EROM CID 51 phone !
    Installing SEUS is compulsary even if your phone is updated ! because it install drivers required for flashing which XS++ will use !
    ( if you get that Flash Player not installed message then check this post ! )

    Backup of GDFS ! ( to be done only after updating phone )

    Now u can use XS++ 2.2 to backup GDFS..


    Backup GDFS only After You Have Updated your phone to CID52 ..!

    best place to download XS++ is se-nse.. so do register on se-nse..
    now its the flashing heaven.. u can't miss that forum !

    Shutdown phone .. Reinsert battery !
    Start XS++
    Click on connect in XS++
    holding C connect phone to USB cable ! don't leave C untill XS++ says ready for operation !

    In configuration select GDFS..
    Click Backup GDFS...!
    wait for few seconds..!! you get your GDFS back up file !
    Keep the GDFS safely !!!!
    Backup GDFS only for the first time !!

    Step 1:.................... Step 2: ................... Step 3....Done !

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    Done !!

    before starting phone always resinsert battery

    Flashing Main :

    2. Now the real flashing
    Turn off your phone. Start XS++ . Select USB ..Reinsert battery.
    Click on connect in XS++ and then holding C ( as in SEUS update ) connect your phone to the USB cable ( with in 30 seconds )
    it gets detected then release the C key
    The left screen will display your phone details including your firmware version

    EROM CID should be CID52. OTP CID should be 51. ( Your Phone Must satisfy this condition for flashing )

    now in configuration, select flash. In the new screen, check on Flash Main Firmware Click ‘…’ and select the firmware file

    ( keep other options unchecked)

    hit the flash button and relax !! it will show finished after loading
    when done Exit XS++ and disconnect phone........Reinsert battery

    well u can now start your phone no problems...it will start

    Now Flashing FS:

    now restart XS++...reinsert battery...
    connect the phone ( usual method holding c key etc etc )

    now select this FS 'W610_R6BC002_FS_CENT_EUROPE_RED52.fbn'
    ( unrar it first and get the .fbn file )

    check flash FS option !!
    keep other option unchecked and hit flash !!
    after its done just restart xs++ and reinsert battery

    this time u can't start u r phone u will get an error because if your flash FS then you must customize it and that's what is our next step... relax. !

    Different FS have Different language files and T9 dictionary files .. and everything else is the same

    You must use the FS that has your language.. English is present in all FS by default..!

    Now this is a list of what FS has what language..

    FS language list... !!

    and Cent Europe FS has following languages.. EN CS HU PL and SK.... ( EN is eglish and so on )
    if lucky u might have one here see it !! if u not getting an FS...just ask me..!

    Our Friend has gifted use Some FS and Main !! check them out if u have one for yourself .. for your region.. an FS with your langauge..

    Click here

    Thanks to him !!

    has got following languages. English, Indonesian-Bahasar, Malay, Philippine-Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese simplified
    T9: English only !!

    You can flash both Main and FS together in one go...!!

    Pictures !! here both Main and FS are being flashed together..
    do this if u want to flash both w610i Main and w610i FS
    in case u wanted to flash only Main then u must select flash main only and select appropriate Main.!

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    now finally customization

    download a cust pack from hgetis collection..! if not available for your region... then ask for it..!
    i shall creat one for you !!

    connect phone ( usual process )
    unzip the customization pack ( use the cust pack which goes with the FS of your choice or create one which is very easy )

    you will find a folder named "tpa" in it

    now in xs++ directory on PC, in the directory where u have xs++.exe create a new folder named "own_custpack"

    copy the "tpa" folder into this "own_custpack" folder the path of custom files should be like own_custpack/tpa/preset/custom...

    open xs++ and connect fone check only customize file system

    now under phone model select 'Own Custpack'
    under CDA and Region, select '/own_custpack'

    now hit flash...
    now in few seconds custom files will be added to your phone and done
    Start your phone !! Wait for some time !!


    You Can Flash Only Main and leave it.. and be on the k550i FS !! This Good for people who are unable to find FS for their Region and Langauge !!
    Or People who don' t know how to add languages to FS ( which is tricky )

    By Flashing Main You get everything .. Just that you must then separately flash skins and flash menu and nothing else...!
    Because FS contains only Media Contents Acoustics Drivers etc .. Which is same for both phones .. But w610i FS has different ringtones and wallpapers..that's all and no difference.
    if u flashed only main then your phone says k550i in phone status.. but u flash w610i then its always identified as w610i and also shown as w610i in many places !

    But XS++ 2.2 will always identify your phone as k550i .. its because every phone has unique IMEI number ! Even SEUS will identify your phone as k550i because they know very well what IMEI number is what phone..!


    Its RECOMMENDED to Flash both W610i Main and W610i FS !

    For more hacks and customizations keep checking out Se-Nse and this post !

    IMPORTANT : don't forget to get original hpm 70 or Creative EP 630 earphones or better
    (its ridiculous to expect a very big leap in music quality without good earphones)

    Basic tutorial ends here !! Hacking and modding begins now but do read safety tips ! its one of last updates !!

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    Read How to use FAR MANAGER AND SEFP !!


    UPDATE : How to USE FSX ! Must Read !!

    Note: FSX And Own_Custpack Method are one and the same

    IN XS++ 3.0 use Own_custpack method for mass upload of files !
    because FSX has been given a interface !

    Using FSX in XS++ v 2.2 !

    Copy files to files_to_upload directory as required..!!

    or own_custpack folder and flash as you flashed the custom pack !
    this way you upload files to correct place
    you can use this own_custpack for acoustics,camera drivers and everything !

    the video is for XS++ 1.6.8 ( but watch it even for v 2.2 users ) !!
    the following video is only 4 MB download !!

    download !

    the video shows how to flash...see this video and proceed
    learn how to use FSX....its important because its a nice way to upload files to phone's File System !!
    The only difference is the wayin selection has been removed.. for XS++ 2.x

    You can use FAR MANGER or FSX to upload files to file system.. which ever u feel comfortable !

    Flash Menus:

    ( do this later...after u done flashing main fs and custpack after u seen ur phone work nicely and after )

    inside the own_custpack folder create a new folder named flash
    here exactly tpa/preset/system/desktop/

    so that u hv own_custpack/tpa/preset/system/desktop/flash/**** .swf files here****

    inside this 'flash' folder copy the swf files only
    then open XS++ and use customization
    upload the same way u uploaded customization files.. ( using breakxs wayin setting as usual )

    here are the flash and non flash themes ( the ones that come with w610i for more read post no 27 )
    remember seperate the .swf and .thm in the rar file given below and send only the .swf files using xs++
    copy the .thm files as usually u do in file transfer mode when phone is woking in normal conditions


    these 3 flash menus are for ppl who flashed with k550i FS and w610i Main
    if u flashed with w610i FS and w610 Main then u already have these 3 in your phone

    More Flash Menus


    TO PREVIEW them just upload the .swf to phone's M2 card check them out !!! a great way to preview before flashing them into phone's FS !! better then previewing them on a computer !

    Very big collection of flash menus by divasamm


    password is w610

    Convert Non-Flash Theme to Flash Themes

    Adding Support for flash theme !!

    google 7zip and tugzip and download them
    download instructions here 1.12 MB download

    u can use winrar or tugzip to unzip it but u hv to change the extension of file frm .thm to .tar which u can't do unless u hv show extensions enabled in windows !
    u can add it to tar achieve only using tugzip the ones done with 7zip don't work well !
    google search and download tugzip and 7zip ...

    Easier method : Use MyThemesCreator by lasyk.net to create flash menu !!

    Flash menu will not work if you don't have appropriate .thm files
    you need a .swf and .thm .... after placing .swf in FS you must copy .thm to M2 Card and then apply the flash menu

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    UPDATE : Acoustics

    w880 acoustics
    download w880 originals : very good quality


    Xearo Ma lout hv quality and loudness and superb mega bass !
    xearo ma loud acoustic : loud and awesome megabass


    upload the acoustic files to this folder
    files_to_upload/ifs/settings/acoustic/**** zapf files here ****

    and flash it...using FSX....see the video about how to flash with FSX option in XS++
    u can use any zapf acoustics... not apf acoustics

    xadro ma loud are even better..! tested by rutwik.. so guys who want loudness and also great thump.. use xaero ma loud !
    xaero ma loud tested by me >> they are good and loud...!

    people who don't like loud acoustics try out w880 acoustics ! and i use w880i .. coz i just hate loud music.. i like the low music in the background..!

    New Acoustics ! The JPx Pack !

    Download JPx Pack


    Description of Acoustic Mix (JPx):
    1. Original W850 acoustic
    2. Applied Xaero_maloud acoustic files
    3. Applied Ego farfield play acoustic files
    4. Applied PedroPS extreme Loud call (fix) file
    5. Applied Asash MEGABASS acoustic files

    Also follow the MANUAL equalizer setting of PedroPS (16_9_11_16_14)


    1. Nice overall sound, crisp, clear, no hissing during headset or loadspeaker play. (Not that high and too trebelish like sunfirev7)
    2. Higher volume for SMS and ringtone alerts
    3. Higher volume of front speaker during calls
    4. Superb BASS

    i kind don't like this jpx pack.. its has too much of bass..everything is missing
    i tired this...its boring.. may be i will remove this from tutorial !

    now the phone is a music monster..... just hope that all take good care of god given wonderful ears !!
    the bass of hpm 70 is stunning.. !! especially with properly closed ears with appropriate earbuds !

    UPDATE : Camera Drivers

    WARNING !! 3 ppl got cam damaged after using extreme cam drivers... other have not had problems with cam drivers... but many have not damaged camera after using new cam mods...

    now i hope you are lucky !!!!

    location : files_to_upload/ifs/settings/camera/***camera driver file here****

    drivers v2.4 chris067 at esato
    ( highly improved video recording )
    details of mods


    1. VR is set to 24 fps instead of 10 fps
    2. Fine quality settings :
    all pictures , compression is set from 85% to 95%
    1632x1224 size, quality improved
    3. Sharpening set to maximum
    4. Tested and works good.

    this driver works fine...
    i highly recommened u to follow its discussion on here in esato !!!

    cam drivers by number1 at se-nse
    increased buffer and image sizes (plz note not tested )


    UPDATE: Walkman 2 Skins

    download here

    use FSX...just put the folder TPA from the archieve to files_to_upload

    don't preview the skins in files_to_upload folder
    extract them to some other place and see them there...because if u check them out then windows will create thumbs.db files in each of the skins folder ! and u don't want to upload junk to your phone's FS !

    Some Information : u have to place skin folders in TPA\SYSTEM\MULTIMEDIA\MP\SKIN\**skin folder here**
    and each skin folder contians details of that skins... but its already done in and compressed in rar...
    just unrar it and upload it..

    more skins here


    Guess what ?? We can also have Flash walkman Skins

    This will require a bit of modding on your behalf
    edit the .xml in skin folder

    <image id="audio.background" filename="PlayView_Background.png"/>
    <image id="audio.background" filename="PlayView_Background.swf"/>

    and replace playview_background.swf with ur fav .swf background..!

    only problem is that the player is a little slower with swf background

    Update : Lots of Flash Wallpapers !!

    download flash wallpapers from here and copy them to Memory card using data cable !!
    no flashing needed and then in phone set it as wallpaper as u do normally with jpg or gif


    UPDATE: only for phone with w610i Main and k550i FS

    ( In such a phone u won't have radio option in Half of the Flash Menus )
    but u will have the radio option in Menu when using Normal Theme...

    While using flash menu in (k550i FS and w610i Main phone) u wont have the radio option in the phone.... ( ignore this if you flashed completely to Walkman !)
    upload this MENU.ML using own_custpack method ( with break XS settings again ) to this directory ( give also is k550i menu.ml file...if u want to revert back then rename it as menu.ml and up it in its place back )

    TPA\PRESET\SYSTEM\MENU\*** menu.ml file here ***

    the file

    or esnips link

    other method is that u shld create a shortcut to ur phone's radio while using normal themes and then apply a flash theme and u can get to the radio using that shortcut keyy

    UPDATE: Some Information : U can flash only the MAIN and use the phone !! there is actually no need to flash FS at all
    u will have the original stock old k550i FS....
    and enjoy cybershot walkman with k550i FS and latest w610i MAIN but that k550i FS is old !! coz u did not flash the latest that's all !

    Update: Get Rid Of Sony Ericsson Links

    while flashing customization delete all .itm files and send only those Customize.xml and preloaded_config.xml
    find them in the customization pack in tpa/preset/custom/
    this way u won't have Sony Ericsson links all over the phone in games apps pics themes etc !! i hope u guys get it

    UPDATE : Very Cool one !!

    Download Content from Sony Ericsson Wesbite : Learn here !!!


    UPDATE : here is a tutorial on how to extract the contents of FS

    incase u could not download main2raw and SEFStool from the links given in that tut then google search and download from alternate locations and i think they must be available on iprotebe also
    if u extract the FS of w610i u can get walkman skins at this location TPA\SYSTEM\MULTIMEDIA\MP\SKIN have a look at them and see if u can create such skins !

    yes u can get the drivers in the FS and have a look at them also and see if u can modify them
    u can keep those drivers as backup...


    UPDATE : Get Rid Of...... !

    The ring tones Greeting, Brooklyn D, Awakening always enter the playlist and irritate us
    just delete Awakening, Brooklyn D them from the phone !

    Greeting.mp3 this can't be deleted normally !
    Use FSX to delete ! just add this file to delete list !
    its location is \tpa\user\music\greeting.mp3

    incase u really like those ringtone and want them
    download them and copy to memory card.. this time in ringtone folder not in music folder !!


    UPDATE : Not Getting the FS for k550i and w610i of your choice ??

    Don't worry !! the only difference in FS is language files and of course some preloaded settings of Operator WAP and MMS settings that's!!

    So U need to get your language files and its t9 dictionary file and upload it to the phone FS and enable that language !
    get your language files form any SE phone FS..it may be for k800 or w810i or any phone.... here is the download list of many FS files

    Using this list find out in which FS u might get ur language files

    Get the FS and extract its contents and get the language files and upload it your phone... i have given the link to the tut about how to extract contents from an FS file !

    then upload the files using XS++ to \TPA\PRESET\SYSTEM\LANGUAGE\** here **

    the files u need to upload is EN.LNG and EN.T9 for english
    if ur your language code is XY then get that XY.LNG and XY.T9 file and upload it..

    then edit that customize.xml in notepad to enable your language ( which is very easy once u look into it.. as its not a big file.. contains max of 20 lines )

    UPDATE: Get Rid of Operator Logo

    Download this layout file and flash it to

    tpa/system/layout/ >> layout.xml

    Click here to download

    thanks to semaj for providing that layout file !!


    As of now we have only 3 default ! U can edit the .avx and make new ones !
    u can find them in

    .avx files in \TPA\PRESET\SYSTEM\multimedia\AV
    starting image file in \TPA\PRESET\SYSTEM\multimedia\AV_DATA

    !!! change the start image to get new ones !!
    as of now its know that there are only 2 effects lines and wrapping !
    for more read this thread !


    if u hv k550i flashed with w610i main and k550i FS then flash them to the locations mentioned above using custpack method !


    Don't flash corrupt main into your phone ! XS++ flashing process may be get stuck in between !
    if XS++ gets stuck in between then your phone is dead for good !
    So Use the Generic Main given here which is tested and works !!

    Keep the battery at 90-100 % charge...!! This is necessary...

    A Physics Lesson : As battery charge goes down the potential across the terminals falls down...!! Its Obvious from conservation of energy . Enjoy You learned something new !! Lesson ends..!

    While using XS++ don't load your computers processor !!
    Your Computer should not hang in between !!
    And also Power should not shutdown !! ( i mean computer must not shutdown )

    In case of phone's death and u have to write your own phone's GDFS !! writing some other phone's GDFS will fail !!!!

    before writing GDFS always ask for expert advice...! or ur phone might die beyond repair !! its then just a brick ! only Sony Ericsson or hopefully some one else like woton and davinci ....can then help u .. and they are going to charge... only SE can create a new GDFS for u..

    in case u did not backup GDFS and phone dies... goto SE service center !!

    we all now have awesomely amazing phones !! don't u want one ??

    You can use XS++ any number of times... ok now that does not mean you use it 100 times a day in 365 days a year on the same phone.. !

    Removing the SIM Card is not at all necessary while using XS++ !!
    But that u reinsert battery after every succesive flash is very important ! if your remove your sim card ensures that you have reinserted battery !!
    incase u forgot to reinsert battery ! your phone won't start ! reinsert battery and start ! it should start this time !

    And You can Flash Main FS and Custpack all in one Go ( direct from k550i to w610i in one go ) ! which would be better and is recommended !
    but if u want to start your phone after every operation then u should not flash all three in one go..

    How to Revert back to k550i !

    There are 2 ways !

    1) Use XS++ 2.2 and flash both k550i Main and k550i FS
    2) Use SEUS to flash k550i Main and XS++ 2.2 to flash k550i FS

    But i recommend u to flash back k550i Main using XS++ 2.2 becasue in case CID53 update is released for k550i then in future u can't use XS++ anymore ! becasue XS++ does not support CID53

    And u will have to wait for months for XS++ to support CID 53 flashing !!

    UPDATE :: Change Main Menu Icons !!

    Finally every thing's done and set !!

    Thanks to kanwardeep he provided a modified k550menu ml and i just merged unequal parameters from it to a w610 menu ml

    Tutorial Starts !!!!!!!

    Shortcut way to change menu icons with out flashing over again !!

    In Phone goto file manager goto other folder and then create a folder called menu and then inside menu create a folder live

    like this ( create these folders in phone memory not memory card )
    main menu>file manager>other>menu>live>

    and in that live folder copy menu ml and icon files ( icon1_slected etc etc )

    You must download w610i_custom_menu from my Esnips folder and copy that menu ml along with icons in live folder

    This is folder to download stuff from http://www.esnips.com/web/akmenu

    Use FAR MANAGER or XS++ to delete menu ml

    1. Delete menu ml from tpa\preset\system\menu\

    2. copy all 25 shortcuts to tpa\preset\system\menu\**here**

    3. done !!

    4. start phone enjoy !!

    How to change icons easily later

    Simply replace icon in phone memory with the icon that u want
    u can download ready made icons lots of them

    Now on camera will be known as Cybershot and Music Player will be known as Walkman.. because i have renamed both in Menu ml ..

    remember these shortcut file u must upload to FS

    Download all files from here including shortcuts from here


    file names and what they are..

    1.k550 custom menu >> this menu ml is for using custom icons ! for k550i ppl

    2. w610 custom menu >> for custom icons .. this is for k550@w610 flashed phone

    3.w610i original cybershot menu >>
    camera renamed as cybershot rest everything is same .. this is not for custom icons

    4.k550i original walkman menu >>media player renamed as walkman .. this is not for custom icons

    5. k550i original menu and
    6.w610i original menu are 100% original stuff .. from a factory phone !! lol

    i hope all understood

    for those who wanted to know how this works

    see a preview

    download urban icon packs.. its theme is also there

    i will soon share many other icon packs !!

    We can create shortcuts to files present in FS
    so we will place the shortcuts in FS and it will point to a file outside FS
    and we make it point to files in free phone memory .. lol !

    To new comers >> FS is File System !
    To Write into Phone FS you must use XS++ or FAR MANAGER

    where we were creating the menu ml files and trying it out

    list of what icon is what

    icon1_selected.png -> Play now! or Operator Webpage
    icon2_selected.png -> Internet services
    icon3_selected.png -> Entertainment
    icon4_selected.png -> Camera
    icon5_selected.png -> Messages
    icon6_selected.png -> Media Player
    icon7_selected.png -> File manager
    icon8_selected.png -> Contacts
    icon9_selected.png -> Radio or Track id
    icon10_selected.png -> Calls
    icon11_selected.png -> Organizer
    icon12_selected.png -> Settings

    the same applies for icon unselected files !!

    dark pack



    Add new camera frames !! cool ones must check out

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    A REQUEST !!

    Please Take Pictures Before Flashing and Pictures of same things After Flashing !!

    And Upload for Comparison !!! Thank you !

    Phone is not UPdated from CID51 to CID52

    SEUS has problems for updating some CID51 phone to CID52

    in such a case use Setool2 lite to flash it
    and here you must use CID51 Firmwares !

    here you get the firmwares for CID51 !!


    and please follow this tutorial for using SEtool 2 lite


    now you must use w610i firmwares !!

    yes make gdfs backup in Setool 2 lite before flashing and stuff

    for more CID51 firmwares contact me !!
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    Thanks to

    >>>>> Gbrooks3 and Team for creating XS++ and support !!

    1. infra_red_dude : for introducing me to the world of flashing and Se-Nse
    2. Romil : for support on orkut !! and for confirming that the phone won't get damaged..lolz
    3. And of course the Great Se-Nse team !!
    4. thanks to prada on Se-nse .. he helped out the most !
    5. thanks to number1 too on Se-nse !! for GDFS back up info !
    6. thanks to fatez for providing use some FS and custpacks !
    7. thanks to hgetis for hgetis collection
    8. thanks to rekoil for all XS++ picutres..!!!!!
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    More To Come As Discovered !! We are all waiting for db2020 patching support !!

    Aren't we having fun ??? plz post your suggestion and ideas !!

    Enjoy Your Cybershot Walkman !!
    Akshay !!
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  2. Pathik

    Pathik Google Bot

    Aug 28, 2005
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    Good tut sir..
  3. Gigacore

    Gigacore Dreamweaver

    Aug 3, 2006
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    Gr8 tut buddy
  4. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

    Nov 5, 2003
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    excellant tut akshay! :) SE flasher in the making... good good :)

  5. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

    May 22, 2007
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    thnx for ur good words and support

    i flashed phone to w610i Main only first....and kept the stock (old) FS of k550i...
    games and apps failed to work....
    so i flashed back to k550i main using SEUS..still games and apps failed to work..i did flash k550i back to latest k550i main..

    then later again flashed with w610i main and then continued and falshed with latest k550i FS and customized it ! and this time phone started up nicely with no bugs and apps and games worked out well !!

    so i think flashing the phone with SEUS will now put it back to k550i
    this works out with k550i !

    ne idea hw to back up gdfs and keep it safe...give some tips for safe flashing !

    also am a bit confused where to put w880 acoustics can u tell me exactly where ?? using XS++
    coz every one has his own way of english....
    in own_custack/tpa/ifs/settings/acoustic
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2007
  6. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    there is nothing as safe flashing!! you either successfully complete it or fail!! regarding the acoustics, this is the location in the phone: /ifs/settings/acoustic

    all acoustics are interchangable. you can even mix and match and create ur own acoustics for ur prefs.
  7. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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  8. entrana

    entrana M$™ Certified Spammer

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    guys guess what i googled it, and digitforum was the only place for the tut
    yay +1 for india
    and i see that k850i has cybershot + walkman too
  9. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

    May 22, 2007
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    yeah saw that.....

    also did u see My current signature is a top rank on Google for Cybershot Walkman !!! :D

    Flash k550i to w610i

    Flashing k550i to w610i


    SEUS requires flash player....

    all firefox user have this problem !

    Just install flash player using Internet explorer !!
    search for flash player using IE ! goto that abode or macromedia wesbite...
    install it ! for windows and for IE !

    Restart Computer !
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2007
  10. entrana

    entrana M$™ Certified Spammer

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    i know thats what i said

    i also said k850i wil have cybershot and walkman in it
  11. dtox

    dtox The Techno Perv

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    do u get walkman 2 using this?
  12. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    1) Cybershot walkman... u get Walkman 2 and also megabass and also cybershot...it a hybrid phone...best of both worlds....basically u get everything of walkman w610i and also that of cybershot k550i

    2) second method...use w610i Main and w610i FS....u get a 100 % w610i
    there won't be even a minute difference with your k550i and w610i !!!

    u get walman 2 player...megabass and flash menu...in both options.

    and u can load some nice acoustics like xaero_ma_loud or sunfire7 or w880 originals
    or else the k790i originals...... as u all know k790i was given best music phone tag and ratings in recent digit mag ....saying that it even beats its walkman counterparts

    few of my friends now say that k550i and w610i have same camera drivers
    and i can't believe this unless i check each and every code line in the drivers !!
    so wait for the results !!!

    if it turns out to be true then we can completely flash to a walkman.... without sacrificing the camera quality...
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2007
  13. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    yes, use some file compare utility and compare the hex code of both the drivers.

    actully wid a bit of trial and error u can mod the cam driver too (like increasing the jpg compression ratio, colour reproduction, fineness etc.) :)
  14. how to backup orignal firmware:confused:
  15. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    why do u want to back up an old firmware ???
    the k550i latest FS download link is provided...keep it in safe place on hdd after download

    k550i main u don't hv to back up just use SEUS and it will upload latest k550i main into phone...or else u will always find a k550i main in some download site.
    and even the latest k550i customization pack is provided...use that to revert to k550i incase..

    if u know some such software plzz tell ok...
    may be i will use the strcmp funtion that i wrote in C to compare :p
  16. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    google is ur best fren. there are sooooooo many out there :)

    btw, if the "diff" command in available then even that will do.
  17. Third Eye

    Third Eye gooby pls

    Apr 2, 2006
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    Not very far from you
    Good tut ;)
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  18. OP

    a_k_s_h_a_y Dreaming

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    This Post if for all links !

    Tools Needed !

    XS++ 3.0


    2) SEUS : Sony Ericsson Update Service


    Cool stuff needed !

    1) Flash Menus (Lots of them)

    Latest Collections ( has got all the flash menu possible except 2 or 3 missing )


    Pack 1


    Pack 2


    many might repeat .. but u get few rares one in

    2) Flash Wallpapers ........ given is the se-nse discussion link there u can find many...



    108 flash wallpaper pack


    3) More Walkman Skins

    A Pack


    Spread Over pages download skins from each page form this forum


    note u must use only 176x220 size skins ! don't use resized versions of 240x320 skins ! they don't align correctly !

    (read all Next pages on se-nse for more walkman skins)

    4) w880 acoustics


    JPx PAck best so far ( loud and super bass acoustics )
    Jpx pack sucks..for me

    Xaero ma loud !! best loud acoustics.. cool megabass too!!


    Ultrabass pack ... if u want this.. ask for it !! thanks.. i will share for sure !

    5) Camera drivers


    read discusssion there and use it..!

    6) More Visulizations

    follow here


    7) Download SE original content learn here


    8) Convert Non-Flash Theme to Flash Themes

    google 7zip and tugzip and download them

    download instructions here 1.12 MB download

    u can use winrar or tugzip to unzip it but u hv to change the extension of file frm .thm to .tar which u can't do unless u hv show extensions enabled in windows !
    u can add it to tar achieve only using tugzip the ones done with 7zip don't work well !

    find original stuff here if u want to revert back acoustics and cam drivers thanks to agent x

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  19. reddick

    reddick Mobile Freak

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    S.B.S Nagar
    AnyOne know how to FLASH Nokia ones! I have N73ME...Can I flash it to gt +advantages more :razz:
  20. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    ^^^ i don't think there's much to play wid a nokia firmware.

    what made u to conclude that w610i has poor light sensitivity?

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