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Old 22-02-2009, 4:58 PM
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Just got the phone, was previously used on Vodafone but unlocked and now successfully using it on Virgin PAYG.
Seems to be accessing the internet e.g. BBC News, Google news and some RSS feeds but 'Vodafone Live' still appears as an icon on the initial screen. I suspect that this somehow needs replacing with the 'internet globe' icon, so that I can enter URLs.

Does anyone know how this can be done ?

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Old 23-02-2009, 6:54 AM
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This will have been part of the software imposed by Vodafone when they purchased it off the handset manufacturer.

You can have the software /firmware flashed to replace this imposed software.

This process would however lose downloaded data so ensure you make a backup.

Some Carfone Warehouses with repair centres in them can perform this function. Take your original receipt as proof of purchase as they could action this for free,as they charge the manufacturer for this service, or for a small fee if you dont have it. Your local outlet can be found on www.carfonewarehouse.com, or alternatively try a stand alone cellfone shop.

Also try the manufacturers website to see if an updater is available online although be sure to follow the instructions carefully ,as deviation can cause more issues than you have at the moment !
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Old 23-02-2009, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Lee, very helpful ! I hope that Carphone Warehouse will be just as helpful when they know I didn't buy the phone from them !
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