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07 April 2008

Sony Ericsson ---> Tutorial | Installing / Fixing / Uninstalling Usb Flash Driver(s), A little tutorial on how it's done.


© Mr.Thunderbird
- For ANY form for copying off this tutorial, I MUST be informed.


++UPDATED++[24-02-08] [FINAL]



Okay guys, I've seen a lot of people with USB Flash

Driver Questions/Problems, and I hope this guide will solve some of the questions like;

"What is USB Flash drivers?"
"How do I install USB Flash drivers?"
"I am experiencing a problem with my USB Flash drivers, how do I UN-install them?"

NOTE: Before we begin, please download the drivers from HERE!!!


Well, Lets get started!



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Content:





PART 1

I. "What are USB Flash Driver(s)?"

PART 2
I. Installing 'USB Flash Driver(s)' on Vista.
II. Uninstalling 'USB Flash Driver(s)' from Vista.

PART 3
I. Installing 'USB Flash Driver(s)' on XP.
II. Uninstalling 'USB Flash Driver(s)' from XP.

PART 4
I. Renaming Drivers VISTA/XP. USE AT OWN RISK!

PART 1
I. - "What are 'USB Flash Driver(s)?"

Alright, let me get this straight, 'USB Flash Driver(s)' are like all other drivers for a PC.
We all know the proccess, each time you connect a device to your computer, Windows says 'New Hardware Detected', and it will most likely install them itself, (for devices like USB mouse), or it will ask if you have a CD, or if you know which driver to install (GPUs, sound cards and other 'unkown' devices).
'USB Flash Driver', is a file, which holds information about the device, (In this situation, it's a phone in 'FLASH' mode) and which gives infromation to Windows how to handle the new device.
That's why we need them!
Let me give you an example, you've just bought a new GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), set it in your computer, and turned it on..., By that time, the computer doesn't know what it is, well it probably knows it's a GPU (or maybe not), but it doesn't know how much memory it has, who have produced it, the kind of displays it supports and so on...
But then, you'll find (most often on the Internet) special drivers for your device, which will tell windows about these things, and then it will work =]
That's why if you don't have the right drivers for your hardware, you might experience problems.
Well, the 'USB Flash Drivers', hold information about a Sony Ericsson phone, which have entered 'Flash Mode' (the mode where it's software can be modified, but SE's idea was to use it to 'upgrade' the firmware on these phones), and it tells windows how to handle the device =]

So guys, 'USB Flash Driver(s)' goes into your computer! and not in the phone! tongue.gif

PART 2
I. - Installing 'USB Flash Drivers' on Windows Vista.

0. IFWindows says "Windows needs to install drivers software for your 'USB Flash Device'"
Press "Ask me again later"
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1. Goto 'START', right click on 'COMPUTER' and select 'MANAGE'.
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2. You will now see another window, select 'DEVICE MANAGER' in the left side.
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3.
  1. Turn OFF your phone.
  2. Take the battery out.
  3. Wait 10 seconds.
  4. Put the battery back in.
  5. Press and HOLD 'C' on your phone, and plug in your USB Cable!

A new device named 'USB Flash Device' should appear.
Right click and select 'Update Device Software'.
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4. A new window will be asking;
- "Search automatically for updated driver software"
- "Browse my computer for driver software"
Click on "Browse my computer for driver software"
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5. Now, press 'Browse' and navigate to the drivers, mark 'Include subfolders' and press 'Next'.
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6. Wait while Windows installs the drivers.... this WILL take some time, have patience. smile.gif
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7. Done!
You have now successfully installed 'USB Flash Driver(s)' on your computer.
(They are named 'Generic Flash Device' by default)
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II. - Uninstalling 'USB Flash Driver(s)' from Vista.

1. Goto 'START' -> 'RUN'.
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2. Type in 'CMD' and hit 'ENTER'.
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3. In the new black window that appeared, type in "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1".
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4. Nothing should happen since step 3, now, type "devmgmt.msc" and hit enter.
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5. Now, go to 'VIEW' and then 'SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES'.
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6. Go down to 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers', right click on 'GENERIC FLASH DEVICE', and press 'UNINSTALL'.
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7. Mark 'Delete the driver software for this device' and press 'OK'.
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8. It takes less than 2 seconds to uninstall the driver(s).
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9. IF needed, go to 'C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS' and delete the 'GGSEMC.SYS' file, and others that have been installed. (An INF file named OEM6.inf is located in the "INF" folder in "WINDOWS")
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PART 3

I. - Installing 'USB Flash Driver(s)' on XP.

1.
  1. Turn OFF your phone.
  2. Take the battery out.
  3. Wait 10 seconds.
  4. Put the battery back in.
  5. Press and HOLD 'C' on your phone, and plug in your USB Cable!

You should see a pop-up in the system tray: (Click it)
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2. A new window should appear "Found new hardware wizard".
Chose "No, not this time" when it asks permissions for Windows Update to search for software for the device.
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3. Now select "Install from a list or a specific location (Advanced)"
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4. Select "Search for the best drivers in these locations", and check the "Include this location in this search", now browse for the downloaded drivers.
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5. Wait while Windows installs the driver(s).
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6. Wait some more...
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7. Done!
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PART 3

II. - Uninstalling 'USB Flash Driver(s)' from XP.

1. Goto 'START' -> 'RUN'.
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2. Type in 'CMD' and hit 'ENTER'.
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3. In the new black window that appeared, type in "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1".
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4. Nothing should happen since step 3, now, type "devmgmt.msc" and hit enter.
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5. Now, go to 'VIEW' and then 'SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES'.
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6. Go down to 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers', right click on 'GENERIC FLASH DEVICE', and press 'UNINSTALL'.
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7. Press 'OK'.
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8. GO TO C:\WINDOWS\INF and delete "OEM6.INF", Then GOTO C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS and delete GGSEMC.SYS...
Or download my batch file HERE! (Works only if WINDOWS is installed at drive C:\) (It deletes OEM6.INF & GGSEMC.SYS)
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PART 4

I. Renaming Drivers VISTA/XP. USE AT OWN RISK!

Alright, open the GGSEMC.INF file in notepad, scroll down, edit "Generic Flash Device" to whatever you want, save, re-install drivers. (NOTE: The drivers will now be UNSIGNED)
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DONE! smile.gif


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