Once installed, the program will ask you which phone you want to update, and then download the necessary updates.
You cannot run the update service over a bluetooth connection. Click here to go to the SEUS download page FOTA is a remote update service.Your phone will connect to the Internet and check with Sony Ericsson for any updates to the software already running.If it finds an update, it will download and install it straight to your phone without having to connect to a PC.With all handsets released, the product you buy in the shops is not always the final version.Manufacturers frequently release software updates to fix bugs, improve reliability and add functionality.
Historically this would have involved being without your phone for 2-3 weeks or more while you sent your phone back to the manufacturers service centre.
Quite often all data on the handset would be lost, and in some cases phones could get lost or damaged on their way to and from the service centre.
Sony Ericsson have made all this a thing of the past by launching a software update service that you can do yourself wherever and whenever you want.
There are two ways to update the software on your phone – Sony Ericsson Update Service (referred to as SEUS) and Over-the-Air (referred to as FOTA).
Both methods are simple and straight forward, but the FOTA service is only available on handsets made in the last few years, whereas SEUS is available to pretty much all Sony Ericsson handsets. You may not be experiencing any problems or software issues with your phone, so you may not think you need to update it, but some of the updates released can improve features such as battery life, photo quality and improve support for other devices such as Bluetooth Headsets.
On some occasions manufacturers may release a completely new feature onto a handset through the software update service. SEUS is a PC based application that you can download and install from the Sony Ericsson web site.