Trying to flash a W595 Sony Ericsson (A2) based Phone but can't get it working
November 4, 2009 3:25 AM   Subscribe

Trying to flash a W595 Sony Ericsson (A2) based Phone but can't get it working

I want to flash the preinstalled firmware on my Sony Ericsson Phone because it has some branding I don't want and some restrictions on apps I want to install (google maps)

I've tried various tools to try and achieve this:
D-Ultimate unlocker

I can connect to the device via usb, selecting mass storage mode, while holding down buttons 2 + 5

But all of them give me the same error regarding the boot method selected, I'm not sure if I need to start the phone in a different way to get the correct BOOT sector or if i need different software.

13:52:48 Initializing...
! 13:52:48 1. Please see the documentation first (the tab 'Info' or attached .pdf file)
! 13:52:48 2. Choose the phone model
! 13:52:48 3. Select the desired options
! 13:52:48 4. Please connect the phone either via USB while holding 2-5…
! 13:52:48 - or via a serial cable and double-click on it in the device list
13:52:56 Selected phone: W910
13:52:56 Connecting via SEMC USB Flash Device (USB2)…
13:52:56 Device driver version:
13:52:56 Device driver date: 9-18-2008
13:52:56 Connecting to the baseband CPU...
13:52:56 Entering baseband CPU service mode...
13:52:57 Detected chipset: DB3150 R2A
13:52:57 Boot mode: EROM
13:52:57 EROM version: 1200-4341 SEMCBOOT R6A013
E 13:52:57 Error: 0x889C690F
E 13:52:57 Unsupported boot mode
! 13:52:57 Please boot via ROM
E 13:52:57 Failed!
posted by complience to Technology (4 answers total)
And how do we know it's not illegal, or a breach of contract, for you to flash a locked or SIM-locked phone?
posted by ijsbrand at 3:46 AM on November 4, 2009

Nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali

thats how
posted by complience at 3:55 AM on November 4, 2009

I want to flash the preinstalled firmware on MY Sony Ericsson Phone

Or that.
posted by No New Diamonds Please at 8:09 AM on November 4, 2009

yeah the guys just a prick,

If i asked a question about how to change a tire on my car he'd probably write

"And how do we know your not going to run over two dozen nuns while they cross the street in your car?"
posted by complience at 3:14 PM on November 4, 2009

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