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Orange I780 update to 6.1

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Has anybody tried updating their Orange branded i780 to Windows Mobile 6.1 using the Samsung release available on thier website?

If yes, was it smooth sailing, and did you have to install all your software all over again?

Thanks in advance!

David

Oh, the link for the Orange phone is here (http://www.samsungmobile.com/support/i780/uk/subBv_xp.jsp) for version number BVGK3

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Yes, i have that. Its a orange branded and verry fast and stable version. I love it!

Regards Sven

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Has anybody tried updating their Orange branded i780 to Windows Mobile 6.1 using the Samsung release available on thier website?

If yes, was it smooth sailing, and did you have to install all your software all over again?

Thanks in advance!

David

Oh, the link for the Orange phone is here (http://www.samsungmobile.com/support/i780/uk/subBv_xp.jsp) for version number BVGK3

Yeah same here - new things i noticed over the original ORANGE ROM:

Enhanced GPS options available -faster position by data download

Mouse control - now holding the button down scrolls and/or selects

Advanced Wifi options to turn off Wifi after specified time.

New Samsung today layouts - but cant be used with other plugins

"Idle Mode Text" today plugin - not sure what it does though

New task manager - views apps and memory usage or processes

SMS conversations (threaded)

IE changes - Zoom out, allows scrolling up/down page.

Opera 9 installed by default

Toggling off the screen during music play in WMP - now stays off when the next songs starts and

If a call received during A2DP and the screen turns off(after i.e 20 secs) - music resumes correctly through headphones and not via phone speaker

Noticed new file association for zip files. Opening a zip file launches "zip mobile" to extract files.

...device does seem quicker overall - just annoying to have to reinstall all my software again.

Matt

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Question.

Im in the U.S. using an unlocked i780. Would flashing this rom lock it to Orange?

Also, am I correct when saying this is an English language rom?

Thanks,

fhaines

Yeah same here - new things i noticed over the original ORANGE ROM:

Enhanced GPS options available -faster position download

Mouse control - now holding the button down scrolls and/or selects

Advanced Wifi options to turn off after specified time.

New Samsung today layouts

"Idle Mode Text" today plugin - not sure what it does though

New task manager - views apps and memory usage or processes

SMS conversations (threaded)

IE changes - Zoom out, allows scrolling up/down page.

Opera 9 installed by default

Toggling the screen off during music play in WMP - now stays off when the next songs starts

...does seem quicker overall - just annoying to have to reinstall all my software again.

Matt

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Question.

Im in the U.S. using an unlocked i780. Would flashing this rom lock it to Orange?

Also, am I correct when saying this is an English language rom?

Thanks,

fhaines

Hi,

Not sure re locking to Orange.

The main ROM download is from Samsung, however you have to install a Samsung modem driver before starting the update.

During the upgrade, the process seems to download additional files - however I dont know if these are specifcally the Orange files or additional Samsung files.

It is an English ROM, from what I can tell.

Hope this helps.

Matt

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Question.

Im in the U.S. using an unlocked i780. Would flashing this rom lock it to Orange?

Also, am I correct when saying this is an English language rom?

Thanks,

fhaines

Updating to the Orange version of 6.1 will not lock your handset to Orange (and if it does, there are easy ways to unlock it). However, you will not be able to update your software version unless you are willing to use a hex editor to change the .exe file so that it does not reject your software version. You do so at your own risk - I have updated my handset (it took a couple of attempts) and am using it on Voafone in the UK. I don't think it has made much difference, and I still rate the i780 as a very disappointing piece of equipment.

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I flashed it new Orange ROM to my i780 (before I have ROM for Singapore). All working OK, but big problem with IM+, Bombus or Resco Photo Viewer Pro. When start one from it program and the screen is OFF, after few minut crash it program with error report for Microsoft.

Anybody have same problem?

EDIT: it problem makes I NewsBreak!!! Even when NewsBreak is Off (without any updating of RSS) and I started IM+, after few minutes I have the same error with text, that crash IM+ and NewsBreak too (but NewsBreak was at this moment not running or upgrading RSS!!!). When I deleted NewsBreak, all is OK

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Hi i reccenlty updated my Samsung i780 (orange branded) to 6.1 using the official Samsung rom. it updated fine however now i do not receive any incoming calls sometimes the phone rings but with no sound. sometimes you cant get through at all like its dead. and also the green call button no longer brings up last dialled numbers.

i have tried the sim in another phone and it works perfectly so its deffinatley the device.

i can make outgoing calls fine and can play music and test the ring tones so the speaker is working fine.

the device was working fine when it was on 6.0.

can anyone help please?

thanks

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Hi i reccenlty updated my Samsung i780 (orange branded) to 6.1 using the official Samsung rom. it updated fine however now i do not receive any incoming calls sometimes the phone rings but with no sound. sometimes you cant get through at all like its dead. and also the green call button no longer brings up last dialled numbers.

i have tried the sim in another phone and it works perfectly so its deffinatley the device.

i can make outgoing calls fine and can play music and test the ring tones so the speaker is working fine.

the device was working fine when it was on 6.0.

can anyone help please?

thanks

hard rebooted and now all working fine. :)

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Hi,

First post from a total newb...

My phone is presently locked to Orange. I want to update to WM6.1 with an official ROM now available, but get rid of the Orange branding as I don't like the "adapted" software. I can pay to unlock the phone, but I don't know what other ROM is available (I don't know the names of other official ROMS), or whether anything other than BVGH1 will work on the phone or whether any other ROM will be accepted for upgrade. I hope that's vaguely clear. Can anyone help please?

Thanks.

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Yeah I've updated my orange phone, was very much a smooth operation.

I used SPB Backup and after upgrading reinstalled my applications from that. It copes with 'ROM upgrades'.

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I flashed it new Orange ROM to my i780 (before I have ROM for Singapore). All working OK, but big problem with IM+, Bombus or Resco Photo Viewer Pro. When start one from it program and the screen is OFF, after few minut crash it program with error report for Microsoft.

Anybody have same problem?

EDIT: it problem makes I NewsBreak!!! Even when NewsBreak is Off (without any updating of RSS) and I started IM+, after few minutes I have the same error with text, that crash IM+ and NewsBreak too (but NewsBreak was at this moment not running or upgrading RSS!!!). When I deleted NewsBreak, all is OK

how did you get the orange rom flashed to the sg one?

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