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Samsung has yet released another firmware for Omnia, now its the i900DZIA5.

I have not seen another manufacturer being so aggressive in the firmware updates. Yeah, I know others are releasing new firmware pretty quickly, but those are just bugs fixed. This is a different scenario for Samsung as each release does make some major changes or even new applications added!

8 months on and the phone is still going strong. :D

##WARNING! This firmware clears the storage space (the 8/16gb memory)! ##

Here's a quick look at the new firmware,

Total: 91.87 MB
In Use: 39.91 MB
Free: 52.05 MB

Total: 96.55 MB
In Use: 43.91 MB
Free: 52.64 MB

  • New settings for enhanced GPS. 
    You could now opt to update when omnia is connected to PC via ActiveSync
  • Phonebook now has a finger friendly scrolling bar, the alphabet list has been removed.
  • New finger friendly volume control
  • Favourite Settings, a finger friendly application that access some of the settings
  • Share pix, similar to shozu, for you to upload your images, videos. But this time round it is uploading directly to the site you want.
  • Asphalt: Elite Racing 4 Ver 1.2.0!!
  • Omnia Online widgets, now you can download more widgets. but the old widgets are gone
  • Opera 9.5 build 15746

The 'My Storage' has been cleared and some stuffs are included here

  • The asphalt game is installed here (so is the cab file)
  • 2 music files, TheOMNIA and BeyongSamsung
  • Kung Fu Panda trailer
  • Transformers trailer
  • Omnia video tutorial
  • Omnia launch video (Introduction and Episodes)


Here's a quick fix to the "Incorrect software version!".

One common issue is that you are trying to downgrade the firmware, check out my previous thread on how sammy derived their version number. The updater is very firm on only one way update, ie upgrading to newer version.

- Get your favourite registry edit
- change HKCU\Control Panel\Version\CustomVersion from DXHJ1 to any version number that is lower than the one you are trying to install

Voila! You should be able to install the new firmware, be it upgrade or downgrade.

Another common issue is that the phone region setting is different to that of the firmware that you are trying to install. You should always try the first method unless you are sure that the region code is affecting the updating

Press the 'dial' key to the left of the optical pad to bring up the dialer
With the onscreen keypad input *#1546792*#
Select 'Preconfiguration'
Enter code *#81230*# and select OK
Select 'Singapore', with the default Operator
Run update, and all should be well.


I need Ripplevox to give me a Nokia Comes With Music device with StarHub’s MaxMobile data service because I just want it! I have been waiting for 5800 ever since nokia makes the official announcement! It's the hottest touchscreen phone to be released!

And with the free unlimited downloads, this is a must-have for me! I have been using many music download service, nothing match up with the one provided by Nokia. I get to keep all the downloads I have unlike all other services!


Personal Computer World is giving away free Acronis True Image 10 Personal Edition! Though this is the older version, but hack, at least its a free legitimate software. Follow is a description of the successor.

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To get the serial key, visit
enter your email, and follow the link in the email they sent.

The software can be downloaded from the profile account registered using the same email.

Enjoy the software!