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NTT Docomo SO-01B users only. [FAQ]

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By wildthing_san, Member on 16th July 2010, 05:36 AM
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** There is currently no announcement as yet from SE/Docomo with regards to a 2.3.3 firmware **
** In the mean time you can try using the pre-rooted firmware and modify build.prop to pretend to be a SO-1B 2.1 phone... **
** ..if you still wish to access Docomo Market and download protected apps such as SP モードメール **
** (See 2nd post for more info on the modification.)
** But any software that needs 2.3.x firmware will think you phone is a 2.1.x phone, so you may want to make modifications and switch back and forth **

---- ****** Old info below ****** ----

** 2.01.b.0.19 Docomo firmware is out i.e. Dual touch**
** Root with Flashtool 0.2.4 **
** http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 **

** Legacy info, you can now just use Docomo's official 2.1 firmware and then root **
** i.e. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=834428 **
** To go back to Docomo firmware use values 1233-7397 for *.prop files **

Useful Docomo settings:

[3G APN data, 3G通信 APN 設定]
APN: (Setting -> Wireless controls -> Mobile networks -> Access Point Names. 設定→ワイヤレス設定→モバイルネットワーク設定→アクセスポイント名)
3G APN settings for NTT DoCoMo Bizhodai (for regular 3G use)
APN: mpr2.bizho.net
Name: Mopera U (Biz ホーダイ)
(leave everything else as default)

3G APN settings for NTT DoCoMo SP Mode users (for regular 3G use)
APN: spmode.ne.jp
Name: SPモード
(leave everything else as default)

3G APN setting for NTT DoCoCo Mopera U setting (not for any other data)
Name: Mopera U 設定
APN: 0120.mopera.ne.jp

---- ****** Below was for 1.6 firmware, see the next post for 2.1 specifics. ****** ----

[Japan Market, protected apps fix. マーケットパッチ]
modify build.prop/default.prop with:
ro.build.fingerprint=docomo/X10_1233-7397/SonyEricssonSO-01B/es209ra:1.6/R1EA018/1266719038:user/rel-keys

Test by downloading Foomoo/ぐるなび / 毎日新聞 / 読売新聞 app.

[SO-01B only apps, Docomo market fix. ドコモマーケットにアクセスする方法]
modify build.prop/default.prop with:
ro.product.model=SO-01B
ro.product.brand=docomo

Test by running キャンペーンナビ/MTV App(Japan) app.

[Missing SO-01B apps from UK firmware]
MixiPlugin.apk - (I haven't managed to get working yet, can be recovered from SO-1B firmware)
pocket_rashinban.apk - (Can be recoverd from SO-01B firmware)
docomo_market.apk - (Can be recoverd from SO-01B firmware) It's just a browser short cut to http://www.dcm-gate.com/Xperia/AND/
PlayNow 1.1.0 (program icon does not have TM) Site also accessable from http://m.sonyericsson.co.jp/ad/menu
mora touch can be installed from the marketplace.
.....

---- ****** Other info. ****** ----

[i-mode email]
You will need to subscribe to the iモード.net service.
https://imode.net/cmn/re/be/top/apply.html
or the new spモード service
http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/info/news.../07/13_00.html

[Can I use the iモード.net モバイルアプリ from Docomo?]
Not unless you have 2 docomo lines, its only designed to read email from you other number. (you can not read email from the docomo account assigned to the sim in the phone!)

[Which app do i use for iモード.net then?]
Try third party "iMoNi" from the market place.

[Is there a Docomo bill application?]
Try third party "My Docomo Checker"

[Docomo network service setting for Voicemail etc.]
http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/s...ual/index.html

Please keep to thread specific for NTT Docomo Users.
Thanks.
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16th July 2010, 05:41 AM |#2  
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---- ****** Using 2.3.3 rooted firmware ****** ----

As per jpmwright http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=126

I found that I couldn't use xRecovery on my phone with Docomo firmware. So you may need to reflash your phone for 2.1 firmware and re-root it.
So sync/backup all the data you want from your current rooted phone including any Docomo specific apps, for apps I recommend using Titanium backup from the Market.
Follow the guide here to get back to a generic 2.1 firmware: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746
I used "FlashTool version 0.2.8" and "X10i Generic version 2.1update1 build 2.1.A.0.435"

You should now be on 2.1 generic firmware with root.

Now to get to X10i 2.3.3 rooted firmware follow: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1192152

After you have completed your phone will be a X10i 2.3.3 rooted phone with generic setting, so for your APN settings use the info from post 1.
(BTW for NTT Docomo, voicemail access number is 1417, vm off is 1470, vm on is 1471)

So now you can use your phone, but you will no longer have access to Docomo Market nor SO-1B apps.

To gain access again, you will have to modify build.prop using FlashTool, Root Explorer or other tools, the file location of build.prop is in flash at /system/build.prop
I noticed this time I had to modify more occurance of build.prop in order for it work or Docomo Market or Market.
Docomo Market does not look at the ro.build.fingerprint properties, but is needed for Android Market.

ro.build.fingerprint, you may wish to comment out the current value with a #
so you can swith between the two identity.

my build.prop modification below:

ro.semc.product.model=SO-01B
ro.build.product=SO-01B
ro.product.name=SO-01B_1241-1846
ro.product.device=SO-01B
ro.build.fingerprint=docomo/SO-01B_1233-7397/SO-01B/es209ra:2.1-update1/2.01.B.0.19/ExBC:user/release-keys
ro.product.model=SO-01B
ro.semc.product.name=SO-01B
ro.semc.product.device=SO-01B
ro.product.brand=docomo

If you want Mixi plugin for Timescape you can get it from Market:
https://market.android.com/details?i...app.mixiplugin

** END **

---- ****** Old info for reference. ****** ----

** 2.01.b.0.19 Docomo firmware is out i.e. Dual touch**
** Root with Flashtool 0.2.4 **
** http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=920746 **

** Legacy info, you can now just use Docomo's official 2.1 firmware and then root **
** i.e. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=834428 **
** To go back to Docomo firmware use values 1233-7397 for *.prop files **

Nordic 2.1 on SO-01B.

The only method I managed to get my Jailbroken 1.6 UK Generic firmware SO-01B updated to 121. Nordic was to use the method from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=825201
Phone rooted fine with http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=824788

Do use the "Backup and restore" app, so you can restore your APN settings, alot of the other settings didn't restore which was a bit of a shame. (e.g. google/twitter account etc.)
"Official" Docomo Market from 1.5 firmware fails to work, obviously due to new browser user agent ID.

[SO-01B only apps, Docomo market fix. ドコモマーケットにアクセスする方法]
modify build.prop with:
ro.build.product=SO-01B
ro.product.device=SO-01B
ro.product.model=SO-01B
ro.semc.product.name=SO-01B
ro.semc.product.device=SO-01B
ro.product.brand=docomo
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16th July 2010, 06:02 AM |#3  
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hi there,
Thanks for the info!
Was wondering if you can post the apks?
the mixi and the rashinban would be cool (don't care much for mora touch :P) or can you tell me how to get
them myself
16th July 2010, 06:13 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by ulicquel

hi there,
Thanks for the info!
Was wondering if you can post the apks?
the mixi and the rashinban would be cool (don't care much for mora touch :P) or can you tell me how to get
them myself

Mixi plugin I suspect you need to modify Timescape configuration or replace with the Japanese apk. (I didn't find it useful, so I haven't tired playing around with it.) Nothing happens if you install it on the UK firmware.

I got apk by using the older rooting methods, as they were based on the SO-01B firmware. I shall not post the apk, since I don't want Docomo knocking on my door

I tried extracting the system.img using the decrypted roms, but was unable to to.

So basically root your SO-01B using the earlier methods, backup all the apk and then re-root using the latest method. Yeah long winded.
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reconnecting to ntt docomo 3g
Hi everyone, I'm new here. Special thanks goes out to Bin4ry and all the other great folks who made the root possible. I managed to root my phone and everything looks great now. I live in Japan and have a SO-01B, so I need to reconnect to NTT Docomo. I read a post from Bin4ry in another thread, and I almost responded to it there, but I thought maybe we could get all the SO-01B centralized in this thread. I can't link yet, but it is in the thread title called "Root on SO01b R1EA025?" He says that SO-01B users need to

Quote:

...change the model name in /system/*.prop files.
simply pull it with adb, edit on your PC the model names and then push it back!
after reboot your name will have changed.
but be careful only edit the names nothing more

Regards
Bin4ry

I'm pretty sure that I will need to do this as my phone still says X10i and cannot connect to the 3g network, I just don't know exactly how to update this information, and push it back as he says. Does someone have some specific instructions on how to accomplish this?
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Originally Posted by Anoddexperiment

I'm pretty sure that I will need to do this as my phone still says X10i and cannot connect to the 3g network, I just don't know exactly how to update this information, and push it back as he says. Does someone have some specific instructions on how to accomplish this?

You need to manually set the apn, set the APN to mpr2.bizho.net
(See above)
16th July 2010, 07:42 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by wildthing_san

You need to manually set the apn, set the APN to mpr2.bizho.net
(See above)

Cool, that gives me connection (as in I can see the 3g logo) but when I try to connect, I get an error. Do you have all the apn settings?

**EDIT** I had a typo, that works great now!
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root problem: device not found
hi all. it seems like all of you already got root. i was wondering which version of the rooting directions did you use? i am tried using the root_f3v1 and root_f3v2 files and instructions and always got a "device not found" error on step 2. i installed SEUS and PC Companion from the Sony Ericsson site. did you use the downloads from Sony Ericsson or the cd that came with the phone?

actually all i had to do was update PC Companion then everything worked!
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2.1 Nordic firmware worked fine on SO-01B and NTT.
Updated with some info, see the beginning of this thread.
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I managed to update to 2.1 fine, my APN is working etc. However, I can not for the life of me get my Japanese input to work :/ Input keeps on defaulting to the "default keyboard".

Is there any workaround for this?
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Originally Posted by elyzion

I managed to update to 2.1 fine, my APN is working etc. However, I can not for the life of me get my Japanese input to work :/ Input keeps on defaulting to the "default keyboard".

Is there any workaround for this?

Just make sure your select Japanese input within your apps. Seems to stick for me.
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