READ FIRST: To upgrade firmware/Change Region
Changing the Region or Mode on the Samsung YP-P2
A lot of people have been having issues with changing the region or the mode of their P2 and there is not a concise guide as to how to go about actually changing their players without messing it up and bricking the device.
Here is a step by step walkthrough of how to change the settings of your device regardless of what stage of firmware you have. I'm not taking any responsibility for what happens if it doesn't work out and you brick your P2 though.
If you're only here to update the firmware on your player and you aren't interested in changing the region or connection mode, you should first read this guide and consider it. If you're still not interested, just download the latest firmware in the section below and skip direct to the part of the guide called "updating to the latest firmware"
First You'll need:
Current Firmware (v5.10 STABLE)
(Thanks to Generationmp3 for hosting the version 1.xx links.)
Alternatively, you can download the entire pack of everything P2 from this torrent:
This torrent pack has everything including all firmwares, the dictionary, games and themes. I would pick it up if it has any seeders when you try Thanks to Aremith for initially seeding this. Please don't be a jerk and try to get atleast a 1.0 ratio before you disconnect if you decide to get the torrent.
Important tips to remember:
If you only want to update your firmware without changing your region or mode, then skip directly to the part of the guide at the bottom titled "Updating to the latest firmware"
People have experienced issues with trying to upgrade the firmware to the Bluewave (2.xx) with the config file. Don't do it. Follow the instructions as I have them to ensure you don't brick your player.
Also, you should NEVER update a firmware with the config.dat file by putting the same firmware version on the player. Going from 1.15 -> 1.15 or 1.20 -> 1.20 has worked for some people, but it has bricked many others. Make sure that you go from a lower version (1.11 or 1.15) to a higher version (1.15 or 1.20) when executing the update.
Important: Some users have noted that certain combinations of firmware do not work and will cause an "endless update loop." It has not been confirmed whether or not this is due to a bad combination of config settings or what not, but at the time, be aware that if your player seems to get caused in an endless update loop, you may have to go through a slightly tedious process of restoring it. Instructions for that process can be found here: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=26367
Downgrading your player
For some reason, Samsung patched the ability to change the region and mode of the player when they released the first bluewave. This isn't a terrible hindrance because we can downgrade first, then upgrade slightly before we upgrade to the Bluewave firmware. Also, if you just dump the config file on without actually Updating the firmware, you will likely brick your P2. If your player is any firmware version other than 1.11 or 1.15 you should downgrade first. If you have either of these two on the player (And you likely will, because they have yet to ship players with the upgraded firmware) then you won't have to downgrade first. You'll just need the 1.20 firmware to do the config.dat/update step.
To see what firmware version you have:
Now. If you've downgraded your player, we have to go about making a config.dat file to change the settings of the player when we do the next update of the firmware. This file is really easy to make, but it requires you have your region and mode in mind before you make it.
The various region codes are as follows:
Note for Linux users: If you're writing the config file using a linux text editor, make sure you use Windows style line breaks or the config.dat file won't work on the P2
Because I wanted the Korean region and UMS mode. You cannot mix region codes to get multiple effects. So no EU KR UMS... This will only brick your player.
Ok. Now you've sucessfully changed your Region and/or mode of your P2. You can now go about downloading the latest firmware and putting that on the device.
"Changed my mind so much I cant even trust it
My mind changed me so much I cant even trust myself"
Last edited by sassafras; 04-02-2009 at 12:42 PM.
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