Friday, December 18, 2009

A2 Uploader

You Can Download It Here

USB Flash Drivers.

Before you can use a2uploader, you will need to install USB Flash drivers. A2uploader comes with an automatic flash driver installer. Just unpack the downloaded archive and you will find a file with name ggsetup, Install the Gordon Gate drivers with ggsetup. And you will be ready for the next setp. You should install USB drivers only for the first time.

Part 1: Flashing The phone.

This part discusses how to flash the phone with firmwares.

The phone firmware consists of 2 parts, the Main firmware, and the FS firmware. Main firmware contains the phone operating system. Where as the phone file system contains lots of files needed for the phone to work properly. The phone FS also contains preloaded content like images and factory ringtones. With A2uploader you can flash your phone with the latest firmwares. You can flash both main and fs. Or only one of them, as you need. The main firmware has the extension .mbn and the FS firmware has the extenion .fbn !

You can get firmwares from or or 4shared or esnips. We now proceed to How To Flash The phone.

Flashing The Phone firmwares.

  1. Start A2uplader.exe
  2. Click ADD button.
  3. Select the firmwares you want to flash.
  4. Shutdown your phone.
  5. Re-insert Battery.
  6. Click Flash in A2uploader.
  7. Connect your phone holding C or 2+5.
  8. Wait for some time.
  9. Disconnect phone after flashing is done. It will say Elapsed:xxx secs.
  10. Re-insert battery and start your phone if you necessary.

You should connect your phone holding C, but if your Phone Start Button is C, The connect your phone holding 2+5.
Example: G502. Start button is same as C key.

Imporant Warnings:

  1. If you flash your phone FS, then all the data in your phone will be erased, All your SMS/Contacts/Pictures in phone memory. So before flashing your FS firmware you should backup every thing.
  2. Also If you Flash your FS, then you will need to upload CDA files to phone file system. You should upload Customize.xml and preloaded_config.xml to /tpa/preset/custom/. If you forget to upload CDA/Customizaiton/CustPack files after flashing the FS, then you will get a configuration error are phone start. If you forget, don’t worry, just upload them this time before starting the phone.
  3. While flashing the phone, don’t press the STOP button. Don’t close A2uploader, or don’t let your computer hang. Flashing the firmware half way may break your phone, and your phone might not start.

Part 2: File System Tool.

Now this is where all the fun begins. With the File System Tool you can upload any type of file to any location in the phone file system. And also you can easily download files from the phone file system. Using the FS Tool is really easy. We right away get down to the tutorial on how to use it.

  1. Start A2uploader
  2. Click File System Tool.
  3. Re-insert battery.
  4. Connect phone holding C or 2+5.
  5. Wait for some Time for File System to intialize.
  6. After it loads, you can navigate through the file system with your mouse.
  7. Navigate to the location of your choice.
  8. To Upload Files, Just drag and drop files from your desktop or folder to A2uploader File System window.
  9. To download files, just right click on files in phone fs and click Read. It will be downlaoded to ph_out folder.
  10. Very imporant, after you finished uploading files to the phone FS you should click Shutdown FS Manager. Other wise all changes made will be lost.
  11. After closing, you should re-insert your battery and then start your phone.

With The File System Tool you can customize your phone in many ways. Here are a few examples.

  1. New Custom Acoustics for better sound quality.
  2. New Custom Camera Drivers for better picture quality.
  3. Flash Menus, Very cool animated flash themes with animated menus.
  4. Menu Icons. With custom Menu ML you can completely control every menu in the sony ericsson phone.

Directories where the appropriate files are to be uploaded:-

  • - PhoneMenu System: /tpa/preset/system/menu/
  • - Sound Drivers: /ifs/settings/acoustic/
  • - Camera Drivers: /ifs/settings/camera/
  • - Start-Up/Shut-down Images/Sounds: /tpa/preset/system/settings/
  • - Sound System: /tpa/preset/system/sound/
  • - Sources: /tpa/preset/system/fonts/
  • - Archives (images / sounds / etc): /tpa/user/