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How I Hacked My SE P1i to Run Walkman 3.0 (W960)

Here’s how I hacked my Sony Ericsson P1i to run the Walkman 3.0 of W960.

                               se-p1i-smartphone hacked

Download and install the following softwares in the given order.(Download links for these software’s are given in the bottom of the post)

  • Sony Ericsson PC Suite For Smartphones
  • Python-2.5.1 (If asked to restart computer, restart it)
  • Win32-py2.5
  • Pyserial-2.2.win32

Copy  "1.py"(from the Rar file link below) file into your C: drive (on computer).
Install APP TRK on your phone (Install it on PHONE MEMORY).
Connect your phone to your computer in  ‘Phone Mode’.Check to which port the SE P1i is connected(use device manager).In my case it is port 23.

Open 1.py in notepad and edit the port number given in the file to your actual port number minus 1.(In my case it is 22)my P1i uses the port ’23’, then 23 -1 it so I have ’22’, edit the file 1.py to match your port -1. Save the file.

         notepad 1.py Walkman P1i

Stat the TRKApp installed in phone memory.And it will show as connected.

                          Walkman SE P1i

Double clicked the file 1.py and it will execute some commands it the command prompt window and exit.

Now you can access all private files in the phone memory using Swiss manager or X-plore.

Now lets come to the Walkman hacking part of P1i.Download this archive and copy the contents of the folder C from the archive to your C: drive of your phone(i.e your phone memory) using  X-plore. How I did was to replace(overwrite) all the files to the C: drive.Restart your phone and enjoy the W960 Walkman ported to your P1i with all the function.Now you could use all the function available in the Walkman headset.(Performing the following hack without expert advice can seriously damage your phone)

                                  SE P1i walkman

(Thanks SWmail of ipmart forum for creating this wonderful mod for walkman.)

Download links:

Download this archive for python-2.5.1, win32-py2.5, pyserial-2.2.win32 and  1.py

Sony Ericsson PC Suite For Smartphones

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  • Anonymous June 9, 2008, 8:43 pm

    ..does the qwerty keyboard still function normally on the phone ? do you get only the walkman software or the complete w960 firmware ?


  • OEIL June 11, 2008, 10:35 pm

    yes , the QUERTY is OK .
    You install only the WALKMAN .
    See a “big tuto” at this forum :



  • renju June 12, 2008, 12:58 pm

    There will not be any problem with your p1i firmware if you install walkman.it gets installed just as an application.
    You will just have to configure the shortcuts properly to suit qwerty.

  • wilson June 26, 2008, 11:05 am

    i have done it at first time all ok 10q so much
    but when i do my 2nd p1i systemhack i hace try 20 time… but srill cant can i know hwat happen? pls do help…

  • Yianni June 29, 2008, 4:54 am

    where do you find the file and open it???after all the copy and pasting and rebooting????

  • Brianna July 2, 2008, 11:12 am

    Hi. I would like to ask your firmware version of the P1i. I’ve been trying to install the walkman player 3.0 on my phone and I made sure that I followed the instructions carefully. But unfortunately, it can’t be installed.

    Here is my mine.

    Phone: CXC162037 R9K009
    Bluetooth: CXC162143 R1D
    Organiser: CXC162108 R6G04
    CDA: CDA162024/66 R6A

    I would like to know if I have to change my firmware so I could install the player succesfully.

  • renju July 2, 2008, 12:57 pm

    After successfully pasting the files in the correct folder and rebooting you can find the walkman application in the TOOLS folder

    My P1i version is
    Phone: CXC162037 R9K009
    Bluetooth: CXC162143 R1D
    Organiser: CXC162108 R6G04
    CDA: CDA162024/73 R9A

    only the CDA is different from yours..
    are you able to access your private folders.

    what was the message which came after running the commands in 1.py(to see the message run 1.py from command prompt…otherwise it will close without showing any message)

  • abbas July 6, 2008, 7:15 pm

    i’ve followed the instruction completely but when software installed it didnt work.the message when i click on software’s icon is “application could not be started”.i had not any version of walkman before.plz help me..

  • Anonymous July 7, 2008, 6:40 pm

    got same probleme as abbas, i’ve followed the instruction to 100%, but it doesnt work anyway

  • renju July 9, 2008, 2:52 pm

    this is because u must have opened the default music player already.
    First close the default music player from the task manager of p1i and then run the walkman from the applications.

  • Anonymous July 19, 2008, 3:27 am

    sir, before I hack my P1i what would I do 1st i just bought my phone yesterday…any tips before I perform such task? and its my 1st tym to use Sonyericsson phone.. thanks!

  • renju July 19, 2008, 6:10 pm

    I’m glad that u became a P1i user.Its one of the best phones…and there’s nothing special to do before you install walkman 3.0 for p1i ..it will install finely..

  • Brianna July 29, 2008, 5:04 pm

    Hi. This is what appeared on the command prompt after running the 1.py

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “c:1.py”‘ line 316 in (module)
    ser = serial.Serial(16) # I have COM17
    File “C:Python25Libsite-packagesserialserialutil.py”‘ line 156, in___init___

    File “C:Python25Libsite-packagesserialserialwin32.py”‘line55, in open
    raise SerialException(“could not open port: %s” %msg)

    serial.serialutil.SerialException: could not open port: (5, ‘CreateFile’, Access is denied.’)

    What shall I do. Please help me. Thank you very much!

  • Brianna July 29, 2008, 5:11 pm

    I was not able to access my private folders.

  • renju July 30, 2008, 4:37 pm

    hey i found something new…
    Download this archive
    Extract files and Install “caps switch”
    Now there is no need to do all the python scripting.

    So the steps you should do is
    1)install capsswitch
    2)Download this archive
    3)using xplore copy the contents of the folder C from the archive to your C: drive of your phone(i.e your phone memory)
    4)restart phone…

    So easy right…
    (thanks to our great swmail for creating this superb mod)

  • Kapil Agrawal August 2, 2008, 9:39 pm

    Thanks a lot. It works good.

    Thanks again.

  • Anonymous August 12, 2008, 12:12 pm

    halo,y i cant get the walkman app at tools???i follow step to make dy also cant….

  • LKS August 12, 2008, 1:17 pm

    y my walkman cant open,app couldnt be started,my music player close dy…can teach me how to open the walkman app???

  • S.Senthil prakash. August 16, 2008, 8:16 am

    please tell me how to configure the walkman in P1i i have installed it and its working..! but i am not able to control the VOLUME.! there is no feture for it.! please update me how to configure walkman in P1i.


  • renju August 17, 2008, 8:17 am

    you can use keys 2 and 8 to control volume……..just press all the number keys and u can easily learn all other shortcuts from it 🙂

  • gagz August 21, 2008, 12:03 pm

    u are a lier it doesnt work i followed ur instuctions but it didnt work ……. fuck up u bastard

  • Anonymous August 25, 2008, 2:54 am

    Renju, you are a true genius. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this to P1i users from around the world. It took a couple of attempts (mostly user error on my part, I am sure), but it definitely worked! What a wonderful addition to an already fantastic phone.

    A couple of things to note for those who may be having difficulty.

    1) Make sure you don’t run the Capsswitch app (mentioned above in the comments) while following the original instructions. I found that this created problems when running the .py file and Swiss Manager.

    2) Make sure to follow the port section closely. This is critical!

    Once you have copied successfully, and restarted, the Walkman app should appear in your “Tools” section. If it isn’t there, you either need to go to Task Manager and make sure the Music Player is closed down and restart, or, if that doesn’t work, start the install process all over.

    Thank you again for one of the best blogs on the internet!

    PS Gagz, you are an idiot.

  • Anonymous August 25, 2008, 7:14 am

    hi there!! can someone help me where can i download g900 notes mod for p1i.. ^_^

    tnx in advance

  • gogo August 25, 2008, 10:31 pm
  • Anonymous August 27, 2008, 2:40 pm

    it works..!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanx a lot you guys

  • Anonymous August 28, 2008, 4:24 pm

    Thank you! Works great.

    I used the second method as it was easier to understand. Also had to make sure every other program was closed before shutting down and restarting the phone.

    Many thanks!

  • Sarah August 29, 2008, 1:25 am

    hi there! what’s CapsSwitch for? How is it used? thanks alot.

  • Anonymous August 29, 2008, 1:27 am

    Where can I find the port number? tnx..

  • Anonymous September 3, 2008, 4:35 pm

    how do i change the port number

  • Andre_Jkt September 6, 2008, 2:32 pm

    Hi Renju, i've tried ur first guidance but I confused what next 1.py have been edited & save in C: drive (computer) should I copied to phone memory. I've install AppTRK and use it, what next?

    I tried ur second guidance, I installed capsswitch and xplore to my SE P1i. Download wplayer_v3_swmail_mod.zip and extract to computer (my document) with folder WalkmanPlayerV3. First time I could copy this folder with all sub folder to my memory stick then with xplore copy the C folder to C: drive (phone memory) but before that I've running capsswitch, the restart the phone, but still not working. Can u give me more specific information .. Tq

  • renju September 7, 2008, 8:09 am


  • Andre_Jkt September 23, 2008, 4:24 pm

    It works Buddy, Thanks

  • Anonymous September 26, 2008, 9:31 am

    hi Renju,

    can you help me & my friend how update my phone into walkman version, here is mobile my specs;

    CXC 162037 R9J005

    CXC 162143 R1D

    CXC 162108 R6F41

    CDA 162022/10 R6F38

    I dont know how to start or from which part I have to start..



  • Anonymous September 28, 2008, 8:11 am

    i have done evrithing that you say renju and the walkman are in tools bat when i am trying to start it says aplicastion could not be started …..and i closed the p1i music player from task manager …pls help me

  • Anonymous October 17, 2008, 5:08 pm

    guys the first thing you have to do is to up-date your phone to latest versin…………
    thenks everyone WALKMAN works perfectly on my P1i

  • Anonymous November 23, 2008, 9:05 pm

    Hi renju ,

    I updated my P1i today to its latest version. IT took around 30 mins for the entire thing to be done.

    then i downloaded the capswitch and ran the .sis file thru the aplication installer.
    I turned off the capabilties.

    after this i shud be able to copy the contents of the “C” folder from the walkman.zip file right ?

    I dont see the “DCIM” folder in the phone memory, am i ding something wrong ?

    I bought my P1i in Singapore, and is unlocked.

    In the older version of the firmware, i could install capswitch – tunr capabilties off and also be able to copy the contents of the “C” folder into my phone memory/DCIM. but i wasnt seeing the walkman3.0 aplication in my tools.

    so thats the reason i upgraded, and now the DCIM folder does not show up in my phone memoey even after switching off capabilities.

    Everytime i turn off and ON the phone, the capabilties goes back to being on

    –please help,

  • Anonymous November 23, 2008, 9:45 pm

    I installed the X-plore on my P1i from this link below :-


    after installation, i tried opening it and it gave me a message “version expired” get a new version.

    where can i get the latest x-plore version?
    Please help,

  • Anonymous November 23, 2008, 10:06 pm

    3)using xplore copy the contents of the folder C from the archive to your C: drive of your phone(i.e your phone memory)

    renju how do i do this step ?
    I have installed xplore, and i have the walkman.zip file .

    How do i copy the files into the C:/ drive of the phone. ?

    PS: ignore my previous two messages. i got thru them.

    Anil P

  • Anonymous November 23, 2008, 10:23 pm

    IT WORKED GUYS !!!!! YAY !!! newbie leanrs to imitate a hack 🙂 ..thanx to all postings above 🙂

    peace out yo !

    Anil. p

  • mx December 2, 2008, 8:24 am

    does it give the opportunity to control volume with a jog dial ringn while in minimised mode?

  • Anonymous January 19, 2009, 5:48 pm

    sadly my phone died after installed walkman. RIP. X(

  • Vel January 22, 2009, 8:42 pm


    I have bought this P1i just 3 days back and I wish to install the Walk man player… I have downloaded the Cap switch and while transfering the contents of folder ‘C’ to my phones C drive I have problem. Any one please help me to install the Walkman player in sequence by sequence… for the transfering the files to c drive of phone…

  • Vel January 24, 2009, 1:02 pm


    I have installed the same and now It is working.. nice post from Mr.Ranjith… keep posting…

    thanks for the good job..

  • neon January 31, 2009, 1:15 am

    hi can you please give any idea on how to make applications to install after the Hack process is completed ? as i have hacked my firmware properly according to the details but after replacing the walkman files in the C: i am not able to install any application..when i try to launch application installer, screen only blinks nothing happens..itried from PC Suite it comes to a point to continue installation on Handset then it aborts !! any thoughts on this ?? any thing apart from reflash my firmware will be appriciated.

    Many Thanks,
    Raiv Karnani.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Yeah, I killed my P1i, (my own stupid fault for cutting corners!)

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009, 9:18 pm

    Saying that (above) will a firmware update fix my phone? Using the SE updater provided by SE?

  • bildschirmschoner aquarium October 27, 2009, 6:50 am

    Thanks for the link. I’ve heard of the site, but guess I’ve been a little lazy in learning a new software. Feel a little bit more inspired now!

  • Anonymous November 16, 2009, 4:39 pm

    does this hack works for other apps or just for walkman? i want to install messenger but i need to jack my p1? thnks.

  • Anonymous November 24, 2009, 7:45 pm

    hello sir,my name is amirul.
    My P1i version is
    Phone: CXC162037 R9K009
    Bluetooth: CXC162143 R1D
    Organiser: CXC162156 R6G04
    CDA: CDA162024/95 R10A

  • Anonymous February 27, 2010, 3:53 am

    Worked great. Just download
    and there's a readme.htm file in there. Read it and follow it.

    Make sure you enable viewing system folders in Xplore and that you have copied/moved all directories from the C folder in the archive.

    "Tested on: P1i (R9K009/GW1)
    HPM-82 works properly
    This mod does not work on M600i, P990 and badly works on the W950!"

  • Anonymous June 19, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Hey guys where can i nget a working xplore? The archive im downloding seems to be damaged. Thanks

  • Anonymous August 14, 2010, 11:53 pm

    hi! i just got a hand-me-down p1i from my cousin last year. the phone's great but i would really love to have the walkman application being a teenager as i am. however, i don't understand the instructions clearly.

    can you give me a more detailed instruction? please? thanks! good day!

  • Anonymous August 15, 2010, 12:11 am

    what's caps switch for? it says "please copy the patched trkdriver.ldd" when open the app.

    please help me? tnx!

  • Anonymous September 11, 2010, 6:18 am

    try this linK 1.

    then review with: link2

    sharing the link.
    changing dates on phone can help u install swiss manager properly after checking details.
    1. install capswitch to phone/u can send it to phone via blutooth – simplest. install and run, and set it to off. (this allows you to save files in phone for locked folders).

    2. copy walkman files (files inside C) from memory card (save it first) then check folders before it and mark all) and save on C: (highlight it) then paste.
    3. walkman icon should appear on tools menu – if not, copy all files inside C folder again in walkman then paste.
    I had several attempts and didn't make it but i did not lose patience so I made it eventually.
    PATIENCE is a VIRTUE and good things come to those who persist and wait, hehe..
    IT WORKED for me.
    Thanks everyone!

    Blair from the Philippines

  • Anonymous October 25, 2010, 11:35 pm

    Wow, that is soo cool, Worked out fine for me, although all python steps may be replaced by the CapsSwitch utility – makes the whole process a lot faster!

  • jay November 2, 2010, 12:58 pm

    Hi Sir,
    i was done as show u & i can see icon of Walkman but its not start there i was show error"this app is not strat" whats the reason can u tell me Plz plz help me & mial me on jaxkhatri@yahoo.in

  • Anonymous April 25, 2011, 7:09 am

    walkman 3 & torch imstalled.Both work very fine.in case of any help pasaydaan@gmail.com

  • Anonymous August 5, 2011, 8:05 pm

    high ive completed alll steps and it tells me walkman app cant be started>>>what to do please help urgent