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    I have successfully unlocked my K800i from T-Mobile to any network, but the phone menus are still branded as T-Mobile.

    Does anyone know how I can de-brand the handset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padster72 View Post
    I have successfully unlocked my K800i from T-Mobile to any network, but the phone menus are still branded as T-Mobile.

    Does anyone know how I can de-brand the handset?
    I dont think you can mate? My brother has a similar problem with a new Nokia Slide that has 3g branding on it, he cant get rid of that either. Im pretty certain your stuck with it!

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    I debranded a D750i a few years back and upgraded it to a w800i,had it done through ebay,sent it off and recieved it back 2 days later,think i paid £15,worth a look on there first,if not then just do a google search,my sister debranded her w960i recently and cost her £20.......

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    use a programme called xs++ and you can get or make all sorts of menus for it.it has been a while since i done it..you can also put the k810i firmware on the k800i.Some menus here http://topse.ru/files/cat22.html

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    I've used this place - http://davinciteam.co.uk - to debrand my Vodafoned K750i and it worked a treat. Turned the phone back into what it should have been. The branding had disabled some features and introduced some restrictions which I hated - like not being able to use an MP3 file as a ringtone!, which the standard phone would allow.

    When I got my K800i I did the same with it but bizarrely preferred the Vodafone branded version compared to the standard one. In the process of reverting it back it somehow it all got a bit screwed up and killed the phone! I simply took it back to Vodafone and said the phone had died and got it replaced and I left it as it was.

    Don't let that put you off, it was probably something I did/didn't do that caused the problem - although I'm not sure what as I'd done it successfully in the past. Plenty of other K800 owners, looking at their forums, have debranded theirs fine. I just preferred the Vodafone branded version in the end. Depending on how 'bad' the branding on the T-Mobile is, I suppose that'll be the deciding factor. I know that on the K750i the Vodafone branding was bad.

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    unlocked mine recently, but left it branded as you can hardly tell it is branded anyway. You normally need another credit to de-brand.

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    Yep, with place I linked to it needs another credit to de-brand. I think it needs two credits to unlock.

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    or use xs++ and download generic firmware for k800i it and it dont cost..translate that russian page they are all on there

    Guide here http://www.akshayy.com/sonyericsson/...brand-with-xs/
    Last edited by Morephun; 1st August 2008 at 16:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morephun View Post
    Some great looking menus here, but can't understand a bl()()dy word of it!!!

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