Ok, it has been done!
At the time of typing this post, only a few option are available on Samsung mobile i600 upgrade site. (Samsung Mobile :: Upgrade Your Ultra Messaging i600 to Windows Mobile 6)
With all the information we gather these few days, it is to believe that all updater Samsung provided is THE SAME VERSION.
My i600 was on UK firmware, with version i600XXGC6, and when I run the updater, it prompt me a “Incorrect version” error… seems that it is checking for machine country settings.
A cool user in modaco.com, panateo has come to a work-around! (In stead of sit still and wait for the update)
QUOTE(panateo @ Aug 3 2007, 16:22) *
I’ve just updated an Italian i600, following these steps:
– Update the i600 to s/w i600XXGD1 if not already with that version
– Change the pre-settings to dutch version:
Enter in the “Admin setting” menu:
Enter in the “Preconfiguration” menu:
Operator Code *#81230*#
– select “Netherlands”, the phone will reboot a couple of times
– run the “i600UXXupdater.exe” and follow the instructions.
Then, if you need to change your Country / Operator, you need to perform the “Admin” procedure again.
Since WM6 uses a larger memory partition, I suppose that the first boot code modifies the partition before upgrading the phone with the proper WM6.
I also think that the s/w version is one for all the country, since xx means generic Europe. “U” is surely referred to the WM6 sersion of the i600.
hope this helps,
I confirm that it does work, without any problemon my i600 with i600XXGCX version.
1/: Go to Samsung Mobile :: Upgrade Your Ultra Messaging i600 to Windows Mobile 6, select whatsoever language, fill in the form, remember, it is the serial number at the back of your i600, not IMEI!!
2/: You should be prompt to download a few files, i600UXXupdater.exe (90.5 MB (95,001,535 bytes)), Samsung_CDMA_modem_4.34.zip (478 KB (490,383 Bytes)).
3/: Install the Samsung CDMA Modem Driver by running the setup.exe, files shall be placed in C:Program filesSamsungSAMSUNG CDMA Modem (You can remove it later on by “Add and Remove Programs” this driver is NEEDED to do the upgrade, make sure you get it installed correctly)
4/: Make sure ActiveSync 4.5 is installed and running, some user report different version of ActiveSync is need, nope, any ActiveSync 4.5 will do!
5/: Backup your phone, you always do that when upgrading any firmware isn’t it? either by ActiveSync or your selected backup software.
6/: Tricky part, follow the above “Admin setting” by entering the *#1546792*# keys in Dialer screen, select Preconfiguration, password is *#81230*# (Credit goes to panateo!), and change your setting to Netherlands, or what-so-ever country you download the updater from Samsung upgrade site, the phone shall reboot.
7/: Connect i600 to your PC (I strongly suggest a Direct USB connection instead of USB Hub connection, seen too many problem for USB in these cases), run i600UXXupdater.exe, you shall be prompt with language, select English, tick the options, click “Verify device” button, it should ask you to follow instruction on your i600… (Just in case you got “Incorrect Version” error, please check again with Step 6)
8/: Press and hold the buttons as the screen ask you to on i600 for 2 seconds, phone should reboot into Bootloader mode, and downloading WM6 firmware shall begin..
9/: It should take approximately 10 minutes to download everything, I do suggest not doing any funny thing on your PC side at the same time, we have been waiting for WM6 on i600 for so long, we can wait that little 10 minutes isn’t it?
10/: PC side shall popup Download complete, your i600 shall reboot, I think 1 or 2 times.
11/: Almost done, your i600 is now on WM6 Standard!!!! but remember we changed the “Admin Setting”? it is a good thing to change it back to default I think. (Actually on my i600 it was really stated as “Default” instead of UK in the Preconfiguration option, ok, Defualt it is!)
12/: Restore your Data, example contacts, data etc, and done done, Enjoy WM6 Standard!
A few thing is missing on the upgrade tho, like MS Office for WM6 Standard(Which Samsung prefers Piscal Viewer), VOIP from MS, for Office, I think the CAB is easily found on google, do a few search you should be able to add it back in, no idea on the VOIP tho.
At last, thanks once again to user panateo from Modaco.com, wouldn’t be that easy without his cool information on the Admin Setting!!!! (Maybe we are still waiting for the UK version…)
PS: I have report from mate S that his i600 does not have any Europe area option, seems that they are having an Asia version here (Area options like Singapore/Malaysia etc), a work-around for users with Asia version to do the upgrade now is flashing the device to EU version (GD1) before the WM6 upgrade (Who is going to wait for Asia WM6 upgrade? we don’t even heard or smell any “Upgrade” here yet…) oqo02