Sunday, September 27, 2009

Ipevo releases Firmware update for SOLO Desktop phone!

UPDATE:

As pointed out by Jeff/Ipevo in the comments they've released more updates.

According to the release notes the following bugs have been ironed out:

"(version 2042)

Purpose of upgrade:

This firmware upgrade contains the following modifications.

*Fixed Taiwan's area codes.

This firmware upgrade also contains the following modification from the past upgrade (version 2018/ 2038/ 2041).

*Date and time setting screen will not appear at start up anymore.
*When calling a number in the US using SkypeOut, the US Area code will be added automatically.
*Handset volume is increased to minimize difficulties of hearing voice.
*Wireless network support (allows connecting with the S0-10 WiFi Network Adapter).
*SkypeIn calls are now displayed in call history."


The firmware update itself can be downloaded from the same site.

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Ipevo finally releases another firmware update for the SOLO (also known as "S010" or "S0-10") Desktop phone!

Originally, Ipevo Support told me the SOLO phone will be discontinued by the end of 2008 and replaced by the S0-20 (see my review here). I was arguing to the leadership of customer support that this is bad since the SOLO and the S020 are two totally different types of phones! It cannot be replaced by another phone of different times.

The firmware update can be found on Ipevo's Support page. (It's down at the time of writing but according to them it will be up again soon!).

The firmware update is fixing the caller ID problem, i.e. Skype In calls are saved in history as "unknown" even if the caller ID is transmitted by the incoming caller.

It updates the firmware to software version 1.4.152.2038
Date of software: September 15th, 2009

Thanks to Christoph Aeschlimann for being the first addressing the bug to me!

Thanks to Ipevo for re-considering their decisions and releasing a fix!



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4 comments:

Jeff@IPEVO said...

Hello my name is Jeff and I am working in IPEVO. Just came across this post, and figured I should tell you that we recently released a few more S0-10 firmwares, and now we fixed the area code issue, along with other fix/features added to the phone. If you have one S0-10 you definitely would want to try it out.

Nafcom said...

@Jeff: Thanks for mentioning! In fact I couldn't post the full changelog since the page was down at that time, I will update the post...

Anonymous said...

Nafcom -

I am having problems updating to the now current 2042 firmware for the Ipevo S0-10 (Solo) as you had experienced in the past. My problem is identical to your post dating back to 08/31/08. Trying to work with Ipevo CS has become frustrating. I'm trying to update from version 2036. First they have me download files off the Taiwan website which are designated for the non-English phone, followed by basically repeating the installation instructions, lastly asking me to return the phone at my expense! I replied asking for them to post versions after 2036 leading up to 2042 hoping I could load them 1 at a time but that was 3 days ago. Now my ticket isn't even assigned to anyone.

Do you have any suggestions on what to do?

Thanks,
Matthew

Nafcom said...

@Matthew: Simply email me and I will see what I can do. The files I have used here for mine worked, and maybe I can help getting in touch with the right people.