NOTE: This information only applies to the Verizon V710.
Firmware files to flash your phone with at home are available by visiting http://www.humpa.com/vzw or http://ryfiles.com/flash
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!
There are various software (aka firmware) versions available for your Verizon V710 phone...
(other carriers may vary..)
To check which version you have... On the
phone.... Menu -> Phone Info -> Other Information -> S/W Version.
8700_01.30.8F Initial Verizon release version
8700_1.02.SD based off the
1.40.0R release that was "leaked" BEFORE Verizon released their 1.40.0R to the
public. Seem edits and "fixes"
for things Verizon disabled are already included. In addition, the "multi-color"
graphics for the external LCD have been replaced with solid colors. For
full details, see this
thread -> Custom
8700_01.40.0R For details on what has been fixed/upgraded since
1.30.8F see this post -> Issues
Resolved in Version 01.40.0R also see this thread -> New V710 Software
8700.01.40.0R and there is
additional info in this thread -> Difference between different v710 flashes?
8700_02.03.00R current Verizon
release version. There are NO release notes as to what was fixed. See -> V710:
8700_02.03.00R Released! The same seem edits still work with this
Note: It is suggested you do NOT
flash your phone on your own!!
It is suggested to be at version 8700_01.40.0R (or 8700_02.03.00R) and then either make the seem
edits yourself or use the SD "V710 Modified Seem" available in the download
section at inetron.com. (for access to the download
section, you must register and sign in)
While it is possible to upgrade (or flash)
the software on your phone yourself... I have read many reports
of garbled audio, decreased battery life, and various other "problems" when
flashing your phone at home.
Even re-flashing back to stock Verizon software did not fix. The resolution was
to have the phone replaced. So I suggest you take your phone to the
Verizon store. They can upgrade it in under an hour (depending on how busy they
are when you arrive). If they mess it up, they can replace the phone right
on the spot.
After you successfully have version 01.40.0R
on your phone, then you can do the seem edits to re-enable
some of the functions disabled by Verizon in the new software....
My phone and all information documented on this site was done using the STOCK Verizon
8700_01.40.0R with which my phone came. It has also been applied
successfully to phones which came with the 8700_01.30.8F software and had later
been upgraded to 8700_01.40.0R by Verizon stores.
NOTE: Some users are flashing their Verizon Phones with the Telus V710
software/firmware to enable the use of Java games/apps. While I have not
done this, here is a link to a thread with all the information.... PLEASE READ
IT ALL BEFORE YOU CONSIDER TRYING IT!!! Java working on