Thursday, April 16, 2009

Asus P320 firmware upgrade

I finally managed to upgrade my phone to the latest Firmware P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_11_0_WWE

So I figured I it would be helpful to explain how it is done. The first step is to go the the asus site and download the latest firmware for the phone.

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx


Select Mobile phones ---> P Series ---> P320 ---> Windows Mobile

In the firmware make sure you download the latest file for your country.

eg. ASUS PDA Phone firmware P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_11_0_WWE only for India, Malaysia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lithuania user of English language version

Backup all your files / data / contacts because everything gets wiped clean.

Upgrade procedure:
1. After downloading P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_11_0_WWE.ZIP, please unzip it

2. Please directly copy folder “2577” into the root directory of your micorSD card. Please insert microSD card into P320 after the copy

3. Keep the battery in charge during upgrade procedure

4. Please follow the steps on the phone to upgrade

5. Press and hold Volume Down key (on left side, shown below) and poke reset button (on bottom side), the system will boot up. Then release reset button and continue to hold Volume Down key until the screen shows writing percentage

6. The system will start installation automatically

7. It will re-start when system installation is completed

8. System will start upgrading after touch panel calibration and date/time setting

You should know be on the latest firmware ! Do drop me a line if this worked for you. If your feeling generous
you could donate a dollar via paypal :)

The main article is located http://p320.blogspot.com/2008/11/asus-p320-how-what-where.html


71 comments:

  1. You can get a build of WM 6.5 for the P320 over here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=3542813#post3542813

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  2. I am trying to get a headphone adapter for this phone here in Bangalore, no luck so far any leads anyone on this ?...

    Basically i wanna use my creative ep-630's instead of the stock handsfree to listen to music....

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  3. @Manoj,

    So am I, check out at SP road if you have time, its available online but its quite expensive.

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  4. Hi Vikram,

    Thanks for your post on Firmware, i have upgraded my p320 to 4.15 ROM

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  5. Thanks it worked really well

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  6. @Anonymous

    The TFTP USB error could be for various reasons. Have you disconnected the USB cable from the computer ? Please do so, also make sure the 50 MB filename is all in capitals including the extension.

    Lastly, copy the file from the 2577 directory and place it in the root directory as well.

    Let mek now whether it works out !

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  7. This in reference to step no 2 of the firmware upgradation where u have said - "Please directly copy folder “2577” into the root directory of your micorSD card. Please insert microSD card into P320 after the copy" - can you give more clarity on this point. How can I insert the microsd card after copying "2577" file in it??

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  8. I am facing the same problem as 'Anonymous'... i copied the '2577' file in the root of MicroSD afterwhich the autorun file ran and the installation was done. Post that a messeage appeared saying "to complete installation hold down volume key and with the stylus poke the reset button in the botton" - so i did that and the error came "TFPT USB Download!!! Please insert USB!!!"

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  9. @vihang

    Try what I have mentioned above.

    1. Make sure the filename and extension are in capitals.
    2. Copy the file to the root of the SD card.

    3. Take out usb cable from the phone while upgrading.

    Let me know !

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  10. Have upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5, have blogged about the same here ...

    http://p320.blogspot.com/2009/05/asus-p320-windows-mobile-65.html

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  11. @ vikram - can you give a step by step process of how to install WM 6.5 into Asus P320.
    By the way thnx for the solutions for firmware upgradation, it worked actually was not letting the phone reboot properly ;).

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  12. To upgrade from 4.13 to 4.15, I copied 2577 in the root of the card. Also copied the 66 mb file from 2577 to root of the card. Also changed the whole file name to uppercase.BIN. Unplugged the usb cable. Followed the instructions. Still the same stubborn error: TFTP USB DOWNLOAD !!!! Insert USB cable !!!!
    Please help. I wonder why everyone is not getting this error.
    Thanks in advance.

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  13. Hi...I just bought the P320 yesterday. I have a BSNL wifi enabled modem to which Im trying to connect.
    1)I click on wifi
    2)I search for networks
    3I get a network(My modem name) it says available next to it.
    4)Next screen is configure network screen I leave everything as it is and click next
    5)Configure Network Authentication screen- Authentication I leave it as open, and data encrition disabled. and click on next.
    It says connecting .......I get an error "Cannot connect to the network.Check your network and service settings and try again"

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  14. vikram - can you give a step by step process of how to install WM 6.5 into Asus P320. or redirect sumwhr esle

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  15. Asus P320 has lot of network problem can anyone give me solution

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  16. Hi Prashant,
    What sort of network problem do you have? Aren't you able to connect to the internet using the Wi-Fi of your BSNL modem? Or there is some other connectivity issue?

    Hi Anonymous,
    See the link below to check out the steps to install Windows Mobile 6.5 to ASUS P320.

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  17. You will get the TFTP USB Download, Insert USB cable message if you were depressing Volume UP key. Press the Volume _DOWN_ key when rebooting.

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  18. my P320 has problems with the GSM card.
    its out of signal sometimes and it get crashed pretty easily.

    does anyone have the same problem? Any solution for this?

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  19. I am using p320 since june 2009. I am having two major issues with this.

    1) Battery not lasting more than 1 day. (20-30 min call, 30 min wifi, 15-20 min edge)

    2) Sometimes I am not getting mobile signal. At the same time, I have full signal on my nokia 2100 phone. I am using airtel in hyderabad.

    I have firmware version of : 4.13.0_0904_WWE.

    Regards,
    Omprakash

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  20. I tried your instructions but if i keep holding the reset button, my screen goes white i have tried holding it untill 10 minutes but my phone does not reboot until i release the reset key. and it is not working in my case. what to do??

    regards
    payal

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  21. @payal
    You don't need to hold for that long, just hold the volume down button and poke the soft reset with your stylus.

    If your still having problems try running the exe that came with the download, it copies the file to the right path if you have not done that already but you still need to hold the volume down button. Hope that helps ....

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  22. Hihi,
    Do this phone support J2ME Bluetooth application?
    Specifically, JSR82?
    If not, is there anyway that this phone support java bluetooth application?

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  23. can any one solved the problem for TFTP usb download.insert usb cable...

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  24. I had the "TFTP USB ERROR" too. And I finaly made it. It was my fault - i pressed the volume down key to much. After I tried it to press softer it works. - sounds weird and sry for my bad enlish but im from Poland

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  25. Hey am trying to upgrade the rom to the mentioned url. but wen i try to it gives an error after the booting step saying
    can't find images
    can't find galaxymini-ond.raw!
    can't find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    INIT SD Download Failed

    plz help me wid this. i really wnt to upgrade it quick.

    email me : kenangelz@hotmail.com or just reply here i'll keep checking. thnx

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  26. @above

    in the 2577 folder you should find an exe file. Typically it autoruns, if it does not , try running it and boot again.

    Cheers !

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  27. hi vikram,
    i read ur procedure for upgrading firmware and also the anonymus error.i want to run java games of version higher than 7(including 7).i just want to know that while upgrading i don't get this type of error and what precaution to be take while upgrading???

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  28. I have spend an entire day trying to upgrade my firmware from 4.10 to 4.13 & also to 4.15 but without success. All the time I am getting image_header_CRC error after the percentage hits 13. Any clue?

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  29. hi vikram,

    thanks for this great blog. Just an update, i've upgraded the ROM to the latest version and it worked fine. Had to run autorun.exe prior to performing the flash reset.

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  30. hi, i nedd the password for file.rar thanks!!

    HELP ME !!

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  31. can't find images
    can't find galaxymini-ond.raw!
    can't find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    INIT SD Download Failed


    For this check file name .. it is looking for 850_GAX_SD.bin but your file name in folder 2577 must be 850_GAX_SD_Enc.bin.. rename and get it working. i am doing same now.

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  32. HEY GUYS! IAM NOT ABLE TO INSTALL MICRO SD CARD IN ASUS P527. PLZ HELP!

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  33. Here are the steps of upgrading your Asus P320 firmware to 4.15:
    1.Download the firmware 4.15 from Asus official website.
    2.Format your microsd with FAT file format instead of FAT32 because I use FAT32 and I got this error:
    cant find images
    cant find galaxy bla bla bla
    3.Turn on your phone without memory card inserted. After your phone boot normally, insert the memory card.
    4.The system will ask you whether you want to upgrade or not. Click next, and it will start preparing (wait for about 5 minutes).
    5.After that, it will ask to hold down the volume down button and poke the reset button.
    6.Do as it ask, and the upgrading will started. It tooks about 15-20 minutes to complete.
    7.Thats it, your phone now have 4.15 firmware.
    8. Thanks to this forum who show me how to upgrade my P320. God bless you all!!!

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  34. how to hard reset the phone? my p320 wont boot anymore. the screen remain blue..please help... what button shall i push in order to reset the phone? thanks..

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  35. @anonymous

    Have posted the various reset option here

    http://p320.blogspot.com/2009/12/asus-p320-reset-options.html

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  36. k......i understood everything .......where shud we paste the files........watz root directory

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  37. @thejas

    The highest level possible, I guess on your computer it would come up as Storage Card

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  38. Hi Guys, thanks for the help. I have finally flashed the phone. However am having a small problem, the handwriting recognisation software is not there. Any Idea hoy i can install it.
    Thanks
    Mike

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  39. can't find images
    can't find galaxymini-ond.raw!
    can't find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    INIT SD Download Failed

    PLS HELP!!!

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  40. Upgraded today successfully to Win 6.5. Things seem to be working fine so far. Initially the Start key did not work and when I copied the start menu files to \Windows folder, everything is working (at least so far). Of course, when I was installing I got some can't find messages like
    can't find galaxymini-ond.raw!
    can't find 850_GAX_SD.bin!

    but I ignored them :-)

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  41. @vikram
    MY PHONE SHOW SUCCSESS FULL UPGRADTION BUT STUCK AT STARTING SCREEN WHAT SHOULD I HAVE TO DO PLEASE HELP.....??
    I DOWNLOADED MANY FLASHES FROM THE ASUS BUT THE PHONE SHOW HEADER CYCLIC ERROR WHILE UPDATING WHAT SHOULD I HAVE TO DO...???

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  42. Please Donot up date ur phone the bin files r incomplete & do not have full setup of any programms

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  43. dear all,
    pls help me out, i hv just install win 6.5 in my asus p320. but my start menu not working, on the top it will not get connected by sync also.

    for your info i have not upgraded to win 6.1 version 4.15 before installing win 6.5.

    pls help me to solve this,

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  44. Today 25.06.10 i finaly upgrade it,It's very easy and make my phone more stable,Thank's.

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  45. Dear All,

    I bought the Asus P 320 phone yesterday and I am trying to get it to sync with the Mocrosoft exchange server address that was provided by my office to receive emails on my phone. But it does not sync automatically and every time I have to sync manually. The service center says that it will not sync automatically which is not true is my thought. I am on roaming and I do not have the option to check the scheduling updates during roaming. Can someone help me please???

    Vip

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  46. From where do I get the win 6.5 for my Asus Phone P 320?

    Vip

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  47. I've download the firmware file and copy them on the microsd
    restarting it and show me:
    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Header_CRC error

    anyone can help me?
    I'm downloading P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_9_0_ENG.zip
    I'm in Indonesia

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  48. @ Tommy...mine case is the same :) I`m from bulgaria and the same fucking error shows up always...tried so many ways,even the asus official. MY QUESTION IS: Is it possible that this errors are becouse i deleted some folders a time ago from the main storage..??? No one asked that question..

    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Header_CRC error

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  49. Tommy mine problem is the same..
    the only thing is i cud see Read SD Busy! it does not goes further..

    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Read SD busy!

    please resolve my issue...

    Regards,
    Kumar
    Email. haddikumar1@gmail.com

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  50. now even i'm having the same problem please assist us to recover it....


    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Header_CRC error

    thanks,
    Kumar

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  51. @above

    Not sure which version you guys are flashing with. Make sure the file is in capitals. FLASH.bin

    Also keep a copy on the SD card in the 2577 folder. Should work now.

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  52. Dear Vikram

    i had tried all the possibilities dat u had said...but it still says the same error as Header_CRC error.....i had kept the 850_GAX_SD.bin and FLASH.bin in the root folder only den it show dis error if i keep this two files in the folder 2577 it show an error Init download fail...
    The version i used P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_11_0_WWE indian version..


    do please me........

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  53. my touch panel is not working please give me reason

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  54. header_crc error was resolved finally wen i took my mobile to asus service center it was d software connector is damaged and i need to replace the connector..after paying Rs100 for connector & Rs.500 for software ..

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  55. Dear Vikram,

    my header crc error is still not resolved after taking it to the service centre previously they said dat it is only the connector problem it will be resolved and now they r saying dat my motherboard has a problem & it need to be changed and price costing is 75% of the new mobile price so what shud i do??
    just confirm me does dis kind of error has really damaged my mobiles motherboard is it possible??
    please confirm me ASAP..

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  56. Dear Kumar,

    Have seen people losing their IMEI number but even that is now resolvable. Have never come across hardware corruption on this phone due to firmware upgrade.

    Its not worth replacing for 75% of the cost IMHO.

    All the best ...

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  57. my p320 not detecting GSM network after upgrading to 4.15

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  58. Hi I have upgrade my mobile from 6.1 to 6.5 version. it's working, but i am facing a problem that wen i am getting message the system is hanged so i need to reset the device again and again. Is there any solution for this?

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  59. My p320 is also not detecting any GSM network. I tried upgrading it to latest ROM, but still facing the same problem. Not able to use it at all. Is there any solution for this. Please help

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  60. HI
    YOU CAN TELL ME HOW CAN UPRADE WIN. 6.1 TO 6.5

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  61. I tried to put upgrade of asus p525, without ma knowledge that it doesn support the files, but later ma pda aint responding to stock rom too..
    It'll only be stuck and displays as "read sd busy", and the screen remains at the boot-up.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! :-)
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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  62. Hello All,

    MY ASUS P320 just one fine day stopped , after a battery discharge.Struggled a lot with getting it work with Firmware upgrades and all,but my touch screen is non-responsive totally.I am convinced that ASUS as a company sucks.Every product they make is half cooked ...Laptop sucks,mobile phone super sucker.ASUS should just stop making products and reduce green gas generation and some mental stress of a lot of user.

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  63. Hello, I have an Asus P320, it was a Christmas gift, and the firmware is in chinese (CHT). I love it, but there are some problems happening and I think is the firmware - older than the 4.10 version. I would love to upgrade it to the last firmware, but the step 4 "Please follow the steps on the phone to upgrade" will be in chinese and my friend is now living in Taiwan so... could anyone put the step-by-step of step 4 described in here? I searched Google and Youtube but this step is a great mistery to me and I´m afraid of commiting an error because she is not here to save me if I break my PDA...

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  64. If you get "Header_crc error" message, check these:
    - format your microSD card to FAT
    - make a 2577 folder to the root
    - copy the FLASH.BIN to the root
    - take out the battery and put it back
    - press and hold the Volume Down button and pick the Reset
    - keep down the Volume Down while the writing is beginning

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  65. i damaged my phone upgrading it! it is was not a good idea.... same problem Header_CRC_Error! guys be carefull!!!!!

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  66. I have a problem installin firmware srom SD-card
    Previous firmware was damaged and not loading so i see only bootloader information.
    Here output when tryin to install firmware from SD:

    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    can't find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    find FLASH.BIN!
    find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Read SD Busy

    I convinced that SD-installation is impossible in my case
    Is there any way to install it through USB?
    Google was not helpful to answer that

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  67. Dear Friend
    I have a Asus P320, it hangs at ASUS LOGO
    downloaded P320_V4_15_0_V4_10_V1_11_0_WWE

    mmc-installation is giving error:

    Cold Boot Start.
    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD card
    GET MBR success
    start Find images
    can't find galaxymini-ond.raw
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin
    can't find Flash.bin
    can't find GSM.bin
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO
    Header_CRC error

    any solution please ?
    how can we install with PC

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    1. send ant3mil@o2.pl helping

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  68. Hello
    I have a broken key "volume down"
    how to flash your phone via cable?
    what program to do this?
    thank you

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  69. to samo miałem co:
    Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Header_CRC error

    sucessfull happy - repair zrobiłem jest git - działa
    moje gg: 13884750

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  70. Init SD control
    IPL: Insert SD CARD
    Start SD Init
    Get MBR success
    start find images
    can't find galaxymini-omd.raw!
    find 850_GAX_SD.bin!
    can't find FLASH.BIN!
    can't find GSM.BIN!
    can't find GSM.RAW!
    can't find EXT_ROM.NBO!
    Header_CRC error

    pomoge każdemu
    help all
    contact/kontakt: gg: 13884750

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