Sony Ericsson W550 Firmware Modding XS++ 3.1 log

Recently I have been trying to mod my W550. I need to know the risks involved and what if the battery dies or it takes too long to flash? I have heard that it can take upto 7 hours. If it stops during flashing due to some error, is there anyway to recover the phone?

I found some nice mods here: http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=22947

Here is the XS++ 3.1 log

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23:22:25| XS++ v3.1 (Darwin) Ready !

23:22:25| Executed on Microsoft Windows XP

23:22:35|

23:22:35| Attempting to open the interface...

23:22:35|

23:22:35| TURN OFF PHONE!

23:22:35| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone NOW.

23:22:35| You have 30 seconds...

23:22:35|

23:22:40| Baseband ID: 8040

23:22:40| Protocol Version: 3.1

23:22:40|

23:22:40| Sending db2010_cid00_prodid_p3l.bin...

23:22:40| Applet ID: 061113 1250 ALUCXC125872_COMPACTPRODUCTION_ID_LOADER P3L

23:22:40| This is a PRODUCTION_ID loader

23:22:40| Activating GDFS...

23:22:40| Phone name detected!

23:22:40|

23:22:40| Profiling SEMC phone...

23:22:40| Platform: DB2010

23:22:40| OTP CID: 49

23:22:40| EROM CID: 49

23:22:40| EROM Color: Red

23:22:40| IMEI: 35744300xxxxxx

23:22:40| Phone ID: W550

23:22:40| Region: HONG_KONG

23:22:40| CDA: CDA102415/2 R4A

23:22:40| Firmware Version: R4CB020

23:22:40| EROM: n/a

23:22:40| Ready for operation!

23:22:53| Disconnected... Unplug the phone

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What firmware, custpack etc. do I need?

I successfully bricked my k750 after trying this and even the MZ guyz couldnt fix it, i ended up getting my money back for the phone, And i did around 2 days of research before trying :(

^Well mine's out of warranty so I won't get the money back. I'm not gonna try it if I don't feel comfortable with it. How did you try to mod it? Where did you mess up?

Do it exactly what have you been told then you can save your phone :D By the take a gdfs back up before doing anything. You will find it under xs++. I'm posting a guide on flashing it. I will come to you after helping the other guy who has k800 I guess.

Folow that thread.

I've already backed up my gdfs. Tried modding before, didn't work so installed my gdfs back on it. BTW Adnan Shoaib wants to flash his firmware, I just want to mod. Also if I somehow mess up while flashing firmware (if I have to install it), can restoring gdfs fix it?

Yes GDFS will restore it. What you want to do with your phone ? Change the acoustic ? camera driver ? menu ? layout ?

1st priority is to change the acoustic to XSound. 2nd is to install Walkman Twist for W550. 3rd is Camera Driver version 5.97 ADCM. Then moddeddisp, modded by perry. And then the patches for W550 R4CB020. All of these are given here:

http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=22947

If the acoustic can be changed without flashing firmware, and other stuff can't be, then I'd rather not do them at all. Sorry if I'm too noobish.

you don't to flash your phone to change acoustic and camera driver.

Just connect it with xs++

go to FSX.

Now in the directories just replace the fiels with the original one.

Here is the directory list.

-----------------------------------------------------

Menu: FS pa\preset\system\menu

Frames: FS pa\preset\system\multimedia\pe

MediaPlayer: FS pa\system\multimedia\mp

StartUp/Shutdown image: FS pa\preset\system\settings

Custom: FS pa\preset\custom

Sound driver: FS\ifs\settings\acoustic

Display driver: FS\ifs\settings\display

Camera driver: FS\ifs\settings\camera

Java (APL + GAME): FS pa\preset\system\ams

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Cheers.

Thanks. BTW what is Elf? and how can I install Walkman Twist, if its difficult or risky then I don't want to do it. How long does it take for the FSX to start working? Its taking alot of time at the activating filesystem step.

It's stuck on activating filesystem step and has been for 30minutes, is this normal? Here is the XS++ log

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02:19:40| XS++ v3.1 (Darwin) Ready !

02:19:40| Executed on Microsoft Windows XP

02:19:56|

02:19:56| Attempting to open the interface...

02:19:56|

02:19:56| TURN OFF PHONE!

02:19:56| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone NOW.

02:19:56| You have 30 seconds...

02:19:56|

02:20:14| Disconnected... Unplug the phone

02:22:31|

02:22:31| Attempting to open the interface...

02:22:31|

02:22:31| TURN OFF PHONE!

02:22:31| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone NOW.

02:22:31| You have 30 seconds...

02:22:31|

02:22:35| Baseband ID: 8040

02:22:35| Protocol Version: 3.1

02:22:35|

02:22:35| Sending db2010_cid00_prodid_p3l.bin...

02:22:35| Applet ID: 061113 1250 ALUCXC125872_COMPACTPRODUCTION_ID_LOADER P3L

02:22:35| This is a PRODUCTION_ID loader

02:22:35| Activating GDFS...

02:22:35| Phone name detected!

02:22:35|

02:22:35| Profiling SEMC phone...

02:22:35| Platform: DB2010

02:22:35| OTP CID: 49

02:22:35| EROM CID: 49

02:22:35| EROM Color: Red

02:22:35| IMEI: 35744300xxxxxx

02:22:35| Phone ID: W550

02:22:35| Region: HONG_KONG

02:22:35| CDA: CDA102415/2 R4A

02:22:35| Firmware Version: R4CB020

02:22:35| EROM: n/a

02:22:35| Ready for operation!

02:22:44|

02:22:44| Sending db2010_cid49red_cs_p3t.bin...

02:22:46| Applet ID: 070417 1739 NPACXC1327364_COMPACT_SEMC_CS_LOADER__P3T

02:22:46| This is a CHIPSELECT loader

02:22:46| Activating loader...

02:22:46| Activating GDFS...

02:22:47| This loader is UNLOCKED

02:22:47| Backing up the GDFS...

02:22:51| Stated variables: 1307

02:23:40| Variables found: 689

02:23:42| Variables found: 380

02:23:44| Variables found: 238

02:23:44| Wrote backup to .\Backup\W550_35744300xxxxxx_GDFS_BACKUP.bin

02:23:44| GDFS was backed up successfully!

02:23:44| GDFS operation was successful

02:23:46| Disconnected... Unplug the phone

02:24:32|

02:24:32| Attempting to open the interface...

02:24:32|

02:24:32| TURN OFF PHONE!

02:24:32| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone NOW.

02:24:32| You have 30 seconds...

02:24:32|

02:24:35| Baseband ID: 8040

02:24:35| Protocol Version: 3.1

02:24:35|

02:24:35| Sending db2010_cid00_prodid_p3l.bin...

02:24:35| Applet ID: 061113 1250 ALUCXC125872_COMPACTPRODUCTION_ID_LOADER P3L

02:24:35| This is a PRODUCTION_ID loader

02:24:35| Activating GDFS...

02:24:36| Phone name detected!

02:24:36|

02:24:36| Profiling SEMC phone...

02:24:36| Platform: DB2010

02:24:36| OTP CID: 49

02:24:36| EROM CID: 49

02:24:36| EROM Color: Red

02:24:36| IMEI: 35744300xxxxxx

02:24:36| Phone ID: W550

02:24:36| Region: HONG_KONG

02:24:36| CDA: CDA102415/2 R4A

02:24:36| Firmware Version: R4CB020

02:24:36| EROM: n/a

02:24:36| Ready for operation!

02:25:25| After making any changes with FSX

02:25:25| you must press the 'Shutdown' button

02:25:30|

02:25:30| Sending db2010_cid49red_cs_p3t.bin...

02:25:32| Applet ID: 070417 1739 NPACXC1327364_COMPACT_SEMC_CS_LOADER__P3T

02:25:32| This is a CHIPSELECT loader

02:25:32| Activating loader...

02:25:32| Activating GDFS...

02:25:33| This loader is UNLOCKED

02:25:33| Success! CS-loader has been unlocked!

02:25:33| Please wait while XS builds a list of directories...

02:25:33| Activating filesystem

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I've read online that I should use XS++2.2 with W550? Should I? Is it any different in use? Is it safe to use or are there any bugs in it?

I ran XS++ 2.2 just to backup GDFS on it

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03:21:34| XS++ v2.2 Ready !

03:21:34| Executed on Microsoft Windows XP

03:22:16|

03:22:16| Attempting to open the interface...

03:22:16|

03:22:16| Turn off phone

03:22:16| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone.

03:22:16| You have 30 seconds.

03:22:16|

03:22:20| Baseband ID: 8040

03:22:20| Hardware Platform: DB2010 Marita compact

03:22:20| Protocol Version: 3.1

03:22:20|

03:22:20| Sending db2010_cid00_prodid_p3l.bin...

03:22:20| Applet ID: 061113 1250 ALUCXC125872_COMPACTPRODUCTION_ID_LOADER P3L

03:22:20| This is a PRODUCTION_ID loader

03:22:20| Activating GDFS...

03:22:20| Phone name detected!

03:22:20|

03:22:20| Profiling SEMC phone...

03:22:20| Baseband ID: DB2010

03:22:20| OTP CID: 49

03:22:20| EROM CID: 49

03:22:20| EROM Color: Red

03:22:20| IMEI: 35744300xxxxxx

03:22:20| Phone ID: W550

03:22:20| Network: HONG_KONG

03:22:20| CDA: CDA102415/2 R4A

03:22:20| Firmware Version: R4CB020

03:22:20| EROM: n/a

03:22:20| Ready for operation!

03:22:30|

03:22:30| Sending db2010_cid49red_cs_r3a010.bin...

03:22:33| Applet ID: 070524 1030 AN2CXC1327364_COMPACT_SEMC_CS_LOADER__R3A010

03:22:33| This is a CHIPSELECT loader

03:22:33| Activating loader...

03:22:33| Activating GDFS...

03:23:08| This loader is UNLOCKED

03:23:08| Backing up the GDFS...

03:23:12| Stated variables: 1307

03:23:15| Variables found: 689

03:23:17| Variables found: 380

03:23:18| Variables found: 238

03:23:18| Wrote backup to .\Backup\W550_35744300xxxxxx_GDFS_BACKUP.bin

03:23:18| GDFS was backed up successfully!

03:23:18| GDFS operation was successful

03:23:20| Disconnected... Unplug the phone

03:23:25| Shutting down...

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Use xs++ 2.2 if it says then.

Did it worked with xs++ .2 ???

I dont have any knowledge on w550, never used it. And make sure you do all the things exactly you have been told. Chances of bricking ou phone wilbe less then 1%.

FS folders does not take more then 5 mins.

I haven't tried opening it using FSX yet on XS++ 2.2. What is files_to_upload thing. Is that how I upload files via FSX? or has it been changed.

Edit: It gives instructions on XS++ 2.2 how to upload files. It goes through the files_to_upload folder.

No.. use drag and drop.

Files_to_upload doesnt work.

I just click start FSX and this is what it did

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16:53:27| XS++ v2.2 Ready !

16:53:27| Executed on Microsoft Windows XP

16:53:33|

16:53:33| Attempting to open the interface...

16:53:33|

16:53:33| Turn off phone

16:53:33| Hold 'C' button on phone and connect phone.

16:53:33| You have 30 seconds.

16:53:33|

16:53:37| Baseband ID: 8040

16:53:37| Hardware Platform: DB2010 Marita compact

16:53:37| Protocol Version: 3.1

16:53:37|

16:53:37| Sending db2010_cid00_prodid_p3l.bin...

16:53:37| Applet ID: 061113 1250 ALUCXC125872_COMPACTPRODUCTION_ID_LOADER P3L

16:53:37| This is a PRODUCTION_ID loader

16:53:37| Activating GDFS...

16:53:37| Phone name detected!

16:53:37|

16:53:37| Profiling SEMC phone...

16:53:37| Baseband ID: DB2010

16:53:37| OTP CID: 49

16:53:37| EROM CID: 49

16:53:37| EROM Color: Red

16:53:37| IMEI: 35744300xxxxxx

16:53:38| Phone ID: W550

16:53:38| Network: HONG_KONG

16:53:38| CDA: CDA102415/2 R4A

16:53:38| Firmware Version: R4CB020

16:53:38| EROM: n/a

16:53:38| Ready for operation!

16:55:36|

16:55:36| Sending db2010_cid49red_cs_r3a010.bin...

16:55:39| Applet ID: 070524 1030 AN2CXC1327364_COMPACT_SEMC_CS_LOADER__R3A010

16:55:39| This is a CHIPSELECT loader

16:55:39| Activating loader...

16:55:39| Activating GDFS...

16:56:15| This loader is UNLOCKED

16:56:15| Sucess! CS-loader has been unlocked!

16:56:15| Deleting files...

16:56:15| Uploading /files_to_upload to phone...

16:56:15| Sending shutdown command to phone...

16:56:15| Customizing was SUCCESSFUL!

16:56:15| Disconnecting phone...

16:56:15| You may now unplug your phone.

16:56:15| FSX was successful

16:56:17| Disconnected... Unplug the phone

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I didn't press anything after Start FSX and the FSX thing didn't change. The files_to_upload folder was empty as well. I was using XS++ 2.2. Why doesn't files_to_upload work?

FSX in XS++ 2.2

fsxb.jpg

5 months back I modded my K550 to W610. The process took around an hour went smooth.

Things to remember:

* Make sure the cables are securely plugged into the PC and phone.

* While modding, only mod and do nothing else. Else your divided attention will make you skip something and then subsequently a bricked phone.

* Understand each and every word from the "how-to". If there is even a slight ambiguity, move on to some other "how-to".

^Thanks. 1) I'm using a new USB Cable 2) I just want to start FSX and mod and not Flash Firmware or anything else 3) Thats why I'm asking so many questions.

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^Thanks. 1) I’m using a new USB Cable 2) I just want to start FSX and mod and not Flash Firmware or anything else 3) Thats why I’m asking so many questions.
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So you have everything now. You wont brick your phone by just accesing and changing drivers and all.

Start now… :D

Do tell us what changes you made.

I have put in a new camera driver (risked camera first as I didn't care about it). Change the acoustics to Cyberbass Beta 4. The sound is not as loud but its much better and loud enough for me to enjoy. How do change its layout, I liked the Walkman Twist: http://forums.se-nse.net/lofiversion/index.php/t28533.html

How do I use this, this one is made for W810. I can't download the one here that is made for W550i: http://forums.se-nse.net/index.php?showtopic=22947

Will it give a problem. W810i and W550i have the same screen resolution. Also I'd like to change its startup/shutdown screen, but its not important.

FInally you did it.

Congrats. Search in se-nse for more mods and all. :D

Thanks. How do I apply patches, some of the patches I have say W550_R4CB020_EMEA . Mine has some other CDA, will that make a difference?