i8910 Omnia HD Debranded! Latest XXIE6 Firmware
Our Orange i8910 HD debranded with lastest Firmware.

Our Orange i8910 HD debranded with lastest Firmware.

Thanks to the hard work of some of our forum member we now have a working solution for debranding and updating our i8910 HD’s to the latest firmware. With all the bug fixes and improvement from the latest firmware.

To start debranding your branded i8910 HD, visit our forum thread on debranding.

So far quite a few of use have debranded our phones, so this method is safe, it also shows how Orange’s poor firmware and applications really slowed the phone.

Changes we have noticed with the new firmware:

  • Phone is much faster
  • Youtube and all widgets are now available
  • Camera now saves anti shake and contrast, sharpness settings.
  • GPS lock seems faster. (I can get full signal inside my house!)
  • Rid of all the horrible Orange branded crap.
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  1. Stuart Clark
    June 10, 2009

    The reason GPS lock is quicker is that Orange had removed all the nice A-GPS stuff, whereby the phone uses the network to work out its position more quickly.

    Now that is back in, the GPS performance is over 100% better than it used to be :)

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  2. Sam
    June 10, 2009

    Thats true, why Orange would remove it beats me.

    Indoors I get full GPS signal with Garmin XT…thats pretty much amazing

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  3. Gabriel
    June 10, 2009

    The sound quality during video recording is still the same?

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  4. eloelo
    June 10, 2009

    that phone will be available in o2 uk??

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  5. faruk
    June 11, 2009

    nice work maybe somone will develope a program to unlock it as well. that will be really good.

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  6. mavo
    June 12, 2009

    no they wont sell anything thats like the iphone

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  7. Ahmed Eltawil
    June 13, 2009

    Was the sound recording codec problem fixed in this firmware?

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  8. Sam
    June 14, 2009

    no, this firmware isn’t really that new as its dated 20th May 2009

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  9. samu
    June 14, 2009

    Does the fm transmitter work? Or does it even exist?

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  10. Kam
    June 15, 2009

    Arrrrrgggghhh, I have the Orange branded phone and wanna debrand badly. I have a problem. Firstly, I own a Vista machine and wanna know if this current form of debranding will come to Vista??? and secondly, some nice person on the interweb need’s to put together a SIMPLE step by guide to perform this modern day feat. Thirdly, people were charging to download the files etc to debrand. Is this still the case.

    If anyone can answer my questions that would be sooooooo helpful and cool :)

    I love this phone and wanna do it justice by removing the damage that Orange have done…..

    Cheers

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  11. Michael F
    June 15, 2009

    VISTA doesn’t work as the PDA driver only works on XP, so you’ll need win XP to debrand it. Yes some sites are charges 5 pounds to debrand it. Its very lame. Making $$$ from nothing. But thats life. On this forum http://samsungi8910omnia.com/forum/ there are steps to debranding.

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  12. Snowy
    June 16, 2009

    try checking out you tube. there are several vids for unlocking the i8910

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  13. Kenny Biy
    June 17, 2009

    Might be a stupid question but… I have orange insurance and often get new phones of them if i have the slightest problem, question is if i deprand will they take the phone back and would it void the warrenty, can anyone help

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  14. Ian
    June 18, 2009

    Hey guys!
    Just to let you know that I have debranded my phone from the orange network and it works amazingly. Key points:

    1) There are more widgets facebook, myspace, youtube, samsung fun club as well as online photo pages like flikr, photo bucket and pisca.

    2) Vast improvement on the touch screen response. You will be amazed!!

    3) Faster internet. You will definitely notice the speed when you are connected to a wifi hotspot or the wifi in your home.

    If anyone would like the files to flash their phone I will provide the files you need for a small fee of £3.00. So get in touch.

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  15. Ruben
    June 18, 2009

    I debranded my phone and am as impressed as everyone else with it. One comment I do have is that the touch screen has been acting strangely since I’ve done this. Specifically when in portrait mode, it doesn’t recognise when you select the top line of a list, such as contacts, music library, or SMS list. It’s completely random, and specifically the top line only (all other lines work). When I turn to landscape mode the to line works. Has anyone else come across this problem? It may be crazy but this started this morning after I changed some names of music files in the library. Let me know folks! Otherwise th phone rocks. I watched an episode of Voyager on the tube on the way back from work and two dudes asked me what the phone I was using was, and the files I was watching, because of the AWESOME vid quality and the ginaromous screen ;-)

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  16. mark
    June 20, 2009

    please help me guys!!!!!i was debranding the phone and everything was going fine,i was watching the instruction video on my other monitor,and when i looked back the phone looked like it was rebooting as when i last checked it was very close to finishing only about 20secs of the modem part left.
    but after the black screen it came up with a phone to pc connection picture with a warning sign in between looking like phone lost communication to pc?????now the phone is staying like that all the time no matter what i do,ive even took the battery out and put it back in,but still the same phone to pc connection picture!!!!!please help me guys…..i hope i havent knackered my phone!!!!! : (

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  17. mark
    June 20, 2009

    its ok guys,jesus,i thought id knackered it up there!!!! just put it into download mode and did it again!!!phew!! : )

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  18. faruk
    June 21, 2009

    hi can anybody help me with phone connection problem please. i try to connect in pc studio mode keeps saying no phone connected. please help

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  19. vansteffo
    June 22, 2009

    My firmware says XXIE7??? Wonder what’s different?

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  20. Johanes
    June 23, 2009

    Can somebody please answer his quetion if they know the answer. I would also really like to know.

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  21. Gabriel
    June 23, 2009

    Is the sound still amr?

    I read some guy says in other forum they just rolled out a new firmware in the 16th, but I google it and didn’t find anything.

    Anyone??

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  22. Cary
    June 24, 2009

    Look for me to contact you about those files if I need them. I am looking to get an unlocked phone. So I may not need the files. But then again it all depends on the rev of the soft on the phone I get.

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  23. Briggs
    June 24, 2009

    No one has the new firmware yet, but there are some up here -> http://samsungi8910omnia.com/forum/omnia-hd-firmware-discussion/omnia-hd-i8910-firmwares/

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  24. Russ T
    June 25, 2009

    If you de-brand your phone from Orange – it does void the warranty. But, if you do need to claim on insurance, it will be more than likely that the whole phone is knackered/damaged – meaning they wouldn’t know you de-branded it. Just don’t tell them…I don’t think anyone really checks anyway

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  25. Ruben
    June 25, 2009

    I’ve debranded by phone, which has removed all of the Orange junk and showed what the phone is capable of without networks interfering and trying to force their own brand and partnerships down your throat. However I’ve had two issues:

    1. For some or other reason, in portrait mode, the top line in a list is often unresponsive. Is anyone else finding this problem? You just need to hit the line more than you would any other line in a list.

    2. Try as I might I can’t get my phone to upload to Facebook. I’ve done everything I can on the phone, worked through the Communities App, reviewed usernames and passwords and no luck! Has anyone managed to get this function to work?

    All in all the phone is AWESOME and knocks all other touch phones out of the water!

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  26. darren
    June 26, 2009

    Right guys,

    I have the toools and the instructuions to debrand the Omnia i8910 HD if anyone wants them. Just email me and ill send you the link to it. I bought them off ebay and the download link i was sent is still working :)

    BUT, does anyone have the ORANGE firmware, just in case i need to put it back on in case phone needs to be sent back to orange for any reason if its faulty?

    Thanks

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  27. Kenny Boy
    June 26, 2009

    Does anyone know, if I debrand will i loose my orange maps???? please help

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  28. mark pedder
    June 26, 2009

    hi can you send me the link to debrand my samsung 8910 and does it only work on windows xp

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  29. Bodymovin
    June 27, 2009

    hey mark, I had the same problem just now. How did you manage to solve it?
    I tried to redo the process but as soon as it finishes the phone-warning sign-pc thing comes out straight away, I didn’t even have enough time to unplug the usb before it popped up.
    Please reply, i would greatly appreciate your help!

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  30. darren
    June 27, 2009

    If you had bothered to say PLEASE i might have taken the time out to help you but seing as though you cant be bothered, neither can i! some people are just f###ing ignorant!! grrr!!!

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  31. mark pedder
    June 27, 2009

    sorry darren how stupid of me please except my apologies.please please can you send me the link

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  32. Simon Turner
    July 6, 2009

    After debranding I have found the following:
    1. my orange maps stopped working and I cannot seem to re-instal, I have phoned orange but I did not mention that I debranded the phone. They said that there was an issue with the instllation and for me to call later (FOB). I am planning on installing Garman XT – can any of you let me know if it works on the n60 5th edition?

    2. My office apps do not work.

    But overall I am happy with the results.

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  33. bader
    July 18, 2009

    i want to give me firmware update arabic language for me please for omnia hd

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  34. john_boy
    July 27, 2009

    hi,if i debrand my phone from orange,will i lose orange maps??

    thanks in advance, john

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  35. mark pedder
    July 27, 2009

    hi john in my opinion ive debranded my orange samsung 8910 and had no problems at all i would recommend it,have you got the software to do it if you havent email me at markpedder10@yahoo.co.uk and i will give you it free

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  36. kenny boy
    July 27, 2009

    No John, i debranded and orange maps came straight back on

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  37. mikey
    August 8, 2009

    Anyone know how to get orange maps working if the number gets ported from another provider. Have asked orange and met with a ‘known problem’ reponse?

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  38. dr khaleelshamras
    August 14, 2009

    hi ivan…..i had an unlocked orange i8910 brought from ebay india.my indian simcard works well in that phone.still the orange logos and many other orange programmes still appear on that phone.main problem is i cant update the phone throo pc studeo.i am ready to pay the money to you.but help me to make it a fresh samsung one.

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  39. Kev
    September 13, 2009

    Can someone get me a Orange version with no contract..so I can unlock and debrand it myself?? I want these info’s too:

    1. Orange plan is how much?(to get the phone)
    2. If it’s possible to cancel the plan and keep the phone..how much does it cost??(same procedure as At&t with the Iphone)
    3. Can you ship it to my address?? and how much does it cost??
    4. Has to be a trusted seller…(preferable with a site..so me as a consumer can trust you more..with and ebay..or amazon account would be great)

    Send me these answers to my email: kevv10_cr@hotmail.com

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  40. Garry
    September 25, 2009

    Hi Darren, if youve still got the debrand link for the i8910, then i’d really appreciate it. Having watched my son fry his psp before my very eyes when doing a firmware update, i’m pretty apprehensive about all of this. Many thanks.

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  41. Rene
    November 23, 2009

    thnx

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  42. snoop
    November 25, 2009

    it is free for 12 months @42, 900 min and msg, 2 months of free evening and weekend min
    it will cost u the remaining term ie 12×42 if u cancel within the 1st month. ps i would recommend u dont debrand it if you feel its an expensive contract
    as debrand=no warrenty
    flash = no warrenty
    insure the phone after firmware flash as that will be like an orig i8910 to the insurer.
    maybe they can track it to orange using imie

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  43. Emo
    February 2, 2010

    How do, i’ll pay if you have instructions how to???:)

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  44. me
    March 7, 2010

    does the phone need first to be debranded and that install a new firmware ???

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  45. mohammad
    July 13, 2010

    hi from where u got your phone ..and how much is it …

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  46. Rishabh Agrwal
    November 9, 2011

    Hello guys…

    My friend had a samsung i8910 hd with old firmware but when i told him about new roms , he asked me to install one in his phone….so he gave it to me…

    Error started as follows::::

    1. First symbian rom flashing tool started showing error after downloading was started in download status area that it is unable to write data via usb..

    2. After sometime in connection and progress area, i see fail after downloading to modem was finished..

    3. For several hours phone got connected but nothing happened..

    So i removed the phone and restart the phone but it wont start and i just see the light on the screen….

    Help me guys…plz….. I m very poor…i cannot buy him a new one …

    So plz… Help……….

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