Not a problem I thought, well I must have the uk firmware...
So I went ahead and edited build.prop again to install 2.1. Same problem? Sony companion tells me the phone is upto date.
Thats ok I went and tried to force repair of phone but now im told:
"unable to download your phone software. please check your internet or try again later."
Any help appreciated. Have I done something wrong. I am using the build.prop out of a thread in this forum.