The Samsung SGH-T429 is a T-Mobile exclusive mobile phone by Samsung, released in the third quarter of 2007.
It was sold as a basic entry-level phone, and looks nearly exactly the same as a Samsung SGH-E250, besides lacking a microSD card slot.
Like many Samsung feature phones of this time period, it runs on the NXP "Swift" SoC platform.
- SGH-E250 - Effectively what this phone was based on. Identical appearance and specs besides microSD slot.
|CPU||NXP PNX5230 Swift SoC (130MHz ARM946E-S)|
|Display||128 x 160, Active Matrix TFT, 65k colors|
|Flash memory||32 MB, ~3 MB accessible to user (Samsung OneNAND S71WS256PD0)|
|RAM||16 MB UtRAM (Samsung OneNAND S71WS256PD0)|
|Charging and data connector||PCBS10|
|Operating modes||GSM (850/1800/1900)|
|SIM size||Mini SIM|
|Bluetooth||2.0 (HFP and HSP)|
|PC Link||Transfer contacts, sounds, and pictures using Samsung PC Studio|
|Single camera||VGA (640 x 480), self-timer, brightness, white balance controls|
|Image DSP||MediaVision MV3015|
|Supported image formats||BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP|
|Supported audio formats||AAC, AMR, IMY, MID, MP3|
|Speaker configuration||Single ear speaker|
|Line out||N/A (Samsung PCBS10 connector)|
|Synthesizer||Software based synthesis ("Swift" synth)|
|IM||ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger|
|Java||MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1|
- Samsung AB043446LA (3.7 V, 800 mAh Li-ion)
- Data cable
Flex Cable Issues and E250D similarities
The T429 is extremely similar to the SGH-E250 (more specifically the E250D) down to the board color, placement, SoC used, and the flex cable issues from the E250 have also carried over to the T429.
The similarities to the E250 are also evident by the fact that the "Cellular phone Parts list" has 1 component with a description containing "E250"
There are several firmware dumps known of this phone, but since there was only 1 firmware version released to the public, they are all version T429UVHC1.
However, in the T429 service manual, the screenshots where the user demonstrates flashing firmware to the phone, the file is named T429UVGD1.