Old How To page
Verizon E815 V3C V3M K1M MaxxVe V710 How To page
Flow of this listed is based on the mod/setup process I used when I just
my E815.. Based on the notes in this text file I made as I went along -> E815-Mods.txt
The Following work for the Verizon V710, E815, and V3C with notes inline where needed
for each phone...
USB data cable?
See the FAQ
Need a USB Bluetooth dongle/adapter? See the PC BLUETOOTH page.
Want to know what Bluetooth Profiles your phone supports?
see the PHONE BLUETOOTH page.
Want to know what each of the programs are I
refer to here, on my other pages, and where/how to get them? see the PC Software page.
When it comes to Drivers for the Motorola
Phones... Please also read -> Driver Confusion
Items on this list without links should be
considered as... write-ups/info "Coming soon..."
1. First Step!!... Installing the Moto
USB Modem drivers for Windows. Initial drivers Needed for MPT, BitPim...
Includes info for setting up the Verizon V3M/K1m/Maxx Ve to sync with Windows Media
1b. LG VX-8500 Chocolate: Installing the drivers and usb cable from the Media
Essentials Kit, and using Windows Media Player to Sync.
2. Installing PST, its drivers, and making sure it connects to your phone. See
the Seem Edit Preparation work info which was formerly located on the Seem Edit Guide
2a. Using Motorola's Software Update program (aka
MSU) instead of PST (includes link to download MSU.) MSU is
freely/legally available, and puts the phone into the exact same
suspend mode required during the seem edit process as PST! NOTE: I have
not yet updated my pages to reflect that MSU can be used IN PLACE OF PST when it comes to suspending the phone for
P2KSeem, P2KCommander, Etc...
3. Seem Edit process... walk thru of how to do a seem edit once
MSU or PST is installed
correctly. NOTE: This process can be used for ANY Seem edit where you have the
Seem File number, Bytes in Hex (aka length), record number and bits you need to
change. NOTE: Includes links to original/un-edited seems.
3a Popular Seem Edits for the V710/E815/V3C NOTE:
V3M can use most, if not all, of the Verizon V3C seem edits.
4. Editing the Banner Seems... process for removing or changing the Verizon
Wireless words from the inside and outside LCD. NOTE: Includes links to
Modifying the V710/E815/V3C/V3M Internal Banner
Note: For the Verizon V3C/V3M the text from the internal banner is displayed on
the outside screen so there is no separate External banner mod for the
Modifying the E815 External Banner
Modifying the V710 External Banner
Motorola Phone Tools (aka MPT, formerly know as Mobile Phone Tools) -> info and discount codes have been added to my MPT page So you can work wth
Calendar, Contacts. NOTE: The ability to work with Ring Tones, Pictures and Videos for your phone
vary Due to
Verizon imposed limits. i.e. some features are locked down. View the MPT PAGE for Details BEFORE You PURCHASE!!
5a. Installing/configuring MPT when using
V710/E815/V3C/V3M via USB cable connection.
5b. Installing/configuring MPT when using V710/E815/V3C/V3M via Bluetooth connection.
5c. Installing/configuring MPT when using Maxx Ve via USB cable connection
5d. Using MPT to work with (add, copy,
delete, move) Pictures, Ringtones, and Videos on your phone. See the
notes at the bottom of each of the install/configure guides...
MPT to backup/restore your PhoneBook... and manually edit the Contacts.CSV
5f. Using MPT To
Backup the SMS Text Messages from your Phone to your PC...
6. How to email Ringtones and Pictures to your
7. Installing/Configuring BitPim (includes a
little BitPim v9.x
7a. Backing up SMS messages from phone to PC with BitPim...
Use the native
support now built into BitPim v9. See the SMS info on the BitPim Page
8. Adding Pictures, Videos and Ring Tones with BitPim... Use the native
support now built into BitPim v9. (or see the Bottom of the BitPim Page)
9. Removing Pictures and Ring Tones with BitPim... for
built in/stock items, see
the Bottom of the BitPim Page
10. Installing/configuring P2KCommander
11. Adding Pictures, Videos and Ring Tones with P2KCommander
12. Removing Pictures and Ring Tones with P2KCommander. See notes on the Adding... with P2KC page.
13. Installing/Configuring Qualcomm QPST
14. Bluetooth OBEX
File Transfers with PC (for ring tones and pictures WITHOUT using MPT)... see the
notes (and fine print) at the bottom of the PC
Bluetooth Page. NOTE: this only works on a Verizon V3C with .02
firmware, the LEAKED .04P or a Seem Edited E815, or an Alltel Moto phone. It does
NOT apply to the Verizon V710, K1M, V3M, or the V3C with Verizon .03 firmware, or .03
upgraded to .04 by a Verizon store!!
15. Using your phone as a Fax... When configuring your software, pick
either Motorola USB Modem, or Bluetooth Modem depending on your setup.
Note: set the max FAX speed as 9600.
See also notes by sammyd in -> v710 fax over btmodem with winfax When
the FAX software has a connection to your phone, you can't use MPT, BitPIM, PST,
etc. To RECEIVE... you will need to use the
phone's menus to set the next incoming call as a FAX...
15a. How to use your phone as a FAX with the WinXP
fax service. For how to enable/configure the XP Fax Service see -> MS KB Article ID : 306550 For how to send see -> MS KB Article ID : 306657 For how to receive see -> MS KB Article ID : 306662 NOTE: The XP fax service is more difficult to turn
on/off so it doesn't always try to hold a connection to your modem/phone.
15b. How to use your phone as a FAX using Symantec WinFax PRO.
Note: Exit the Controller program to release the connection to your modem/phone.
16. How to flash your phone. Written as a
Generic Guide to flash ANY FIRMWARE, since most other guides are built as part
of a process to flash other carrier's firmware. (firmware files available at either http://www.humpa.com/vzw or http://ryfiles.com/flash or Phone Encyclopedia link at phonenews.com).
17. Tutorial: Free Wap: Instructions on how to edit the
Homepage and setup free WAP. Written by Phreakish Note: airtime charges still apply. This tutorial is for using a
currently available free "public" proxy.
18. Free WAP: (note: airtime charges
still apply) -> Tutorial:
Free WAP (Internet) on VZW RAZR V3c V3M users can use as-is. V710/E815 users... You can
use the SAME Steps EXCEPT: In Part 2, Step 1 Use Center Menu
073887* instead of #073887* This tutorial has you
setup/host your own proxy "at home".
19. Making custom ringtones... The
information I have on the TOP of my RINGTONE page applies to the V710, E815, V3C and V3M.
20. Making custom pictures/wall paper...
The same information I have on my Graphics page still applies to the
V710/E815/V3C/V3M. However, while the V3C/V3M's screen size
is still 176x220, the area taken up by soft menu keys, banners, etc.. results in
a different portion of the graphic being visible. So V3C users please also see -> V3c
viewable wallpaper/screen size info...
21. Quick Mods/Tips for Verizon V3c. These also work on the V3M, and some of these can also be used on the
22. TUTORIAL: How to
remove default pix\sounds from E815 (Link to thread/post on
Howardforums.com) USE WITH CAUTION!!! Also works on the V710, V3C and V3M.
23. Disabling EVDO on the E815 Forces your E815 into 1xRTT mode...
This can help with battery life if your phone
constantly switches between 1x and EVDO because you are on the "edge of
coverage" BUT you can't use vCast, and your Get-it-Now, MMS Messaging, WAP, and
other data services will be slower
23a. Disabling EVDO for the V3C/V3M/K1M...
Forces your V3C/V3M/K1M into 1xRTT mode... This can help with battery life if your phone constantly switches between 1x and
EVDO because you are on the "edge of coverage" BUT you can't use vCast, and your
Get-it-Now, MMS Messaging, WAP, and other data services will be slower
24. Additional Web Browser features...
NOTE: for the E815, however V3C/V3M users are reporting this works for
them too.. This will
add additional menu functions/options from the OpenWave web browser on your
25. Enabling EVDO DUN by Removing the PAP only DUN restriction
on the E815 with 1.1E.00 firmware. NOTE: this should also work for the V3C/V3M, but
is NOT needed for the E815 with 1.17.03 firmware, or a V710.
25a. Enabling EVDO DUN for the Maxx Ve. see the info on the DUN page.
26. Where to get "free" MP3 Ring tones...
info on how to use various sites to get MP3 ring tones...
27. Using your V710, E815 or V3C/V3M to establish a Dial-Up
Networking (aka DUN) connection to Verizon's high speed (1xRTT or EVDO) network. Note:
tethering with an EVDO phone like this is against Verizon's Terms of Service, so
use as your own risk!!!
28. The "OutBox Trick" to copy sound files between the phone's memory and TF
card without HACKING the phone. The instructions posted by kilofox work perfectly with my V710 and E815, so
there is no reason for me to write up. Click -> HERE to read them. NOTE: This can be used with the V3M, however, the menu's
will be different.
29. BELL FASH... KBMAN's Bell E815
MMS Tutuorial... If you are using a BELL E815 phone on Verizon's
network, this is for you. This will help you get MMS working on your
30. Making SKINS for the E815 see -> The
Official E815 Skins Thread, and a guide on making your own (link to thread)
NOTE: an improper skin can render your phone inoperable! use with
CAUTION!!! Due to the Verizon Red UI, the V3C and V3M Verizon firmware do
NOT support skins. NOTE: If you "BRICK" your phone from trying skins.. try the
suggestion in HOW TO #32.. or see -> Howto:
Un-brick Your E815!!!
31. How To Load Skins on the E815... NO INFO... SKINS ARE
DANGEROUS.. An Improper skin, or improperly loading a skin can render your phone
inoperable, and unrecoverable... As such, I will not add info here.
Instead, I will just point you to -> The
Official E815 Skins Thread, and a guide on making your own and warn
you to USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! NOTE: Due to the Verizon Red UI, the V3C
and V3M Verizon firmware do NOT support skins. NOTE: If you "BRICK" your
phone from trying skins.. try the suggestion in HOW TO #32.. or see -> Howto:
Un-brick Your E815!!!
32. How to Load Skins on the VERIZON V3C... Due to the Verizon UI on the
V3C/V3M, you can NOT make use of SKINS the same way as you can on the E815/Moto
UI V3C/V3M. MESSING WITH SINKS on the Verizon
V3C/V3M WILL CAUSE MAJOR PROBLEMS and potentially render your phone inoperable!!! Please see -> WARNING: Skins and the Verizon V3C or V3M. You can however, make use of "Themes" on the Verizon V3C/V3M/K1M see -> http://hacktherazr.com/guide.v3c.v3m.skin.html NOTE: this is NOT
the same process, or the Same Skin Files as used on a Phone with the Moto UI!!
33. How to backup/restore/copy your phonebook
using MPT. Process to backup/restore your phone's contacts using
MPT, also useful to copy your phonebook from one phone to another. Contains
details on manually editing the Contacts.csv file...
34. Verizon V3M: Extend the
length of the Video Recording time when using the phone's Built-in
camera... Aka extending video duration....
35. Verizon V3M: changing the default
location of where Pix and Flix are stored, and extend Video Recording Length... when using the Transflash card.
36. How to install games/apps onto your Verizon
to flash your Amp'd E816 to the Bell Firmware and activate on Verizon's network. Written by evade,
this tutorial will allow you to make use of an Amp'd phone with Bell firmware,
giving you BT OBEX FT's, OPP and Java...
37a. How to flash your Verizon E815 to the
Bell Firmware, and activate on Verizon's network. This tutorial
will allow you to convert your Verizon E815 to the Bell firmware, giving you BT
Obex File Transfers, OPP and Java...
38. How To change the startup graphic... Use BitPim or
P2KCommander to overwrite /Motorola/Shared/Picture/customer_opening.gif
39. How to change the startup sound... Use either the FileSystem
tab in BitPim or P2KCommander to overwrite /motorola/shared/audio/ui_start_up_mono.mp3 and /Motorola/system/ui_start_up_mono.mp_ with a compatible .MP3 file.
40... Replacing the Startup/Shutdown graphics/sounds/ and the external wall paper with flip open.. includes locations and links to the original files.
41. How to copy Voice Memo's from the Phone To the PC (may not be available on all phones)...
Use either the FileSystem tab in BitPim or P2KCommander to copy the .QCP files from Qualcomm PureVoice v2.0 (see the PC
Software page for details)
42. FIX: Unable to Edit Ring Styles...
This is a way to fix the problem of the phone looping or kicking you back to the
menu when you try and edit a ring style. May also be needed when you flash
your phone to another firmware.
43. OLD: Flashing your Verizon V3C to Alltel's firmware,
and get it working On Verizon's network. This is a slightly different way
than the WIKI. Note: Has been replaced by MONSTER2.HTM
44. OLD: Flashing your Verizon KRZR K1m to Alltel's
firmware, and getting it to work on Verizon's network. Note:
Has been replaced by MONSTER2.HTM
45. Manual Activation of a Non-Verizon phone
on Verizon's network. These steps may be needed if you flash your phone with a
NON-Verizon Monster Flash file and you have not done NAM, ERI, PRL, and Service
46. OLD: Flashing with Alltel Monster Flashes,
and getting Verizon's services to work. This is another set of steps
of making the Alltel monster flashes work on your phone. Note: Has been
replaced by MONSTER2.HTM
47. V3C/V3M: Outer LCD Fix. Fix for when your outer LCD displays text
and not the Graphic (this is NOT the same as the orange LCD on recent firmwares)
48. Getting Alltel
V3C/V3M/K1M Monster firmwares working: A more Automated Process.. AKA
49. Illustrated guide to disassemble the E815/E816.
Written and Submitted by chubbs_wa this is a COMPLETE and AWESOME guide! A good set of "basic" instructions
geared to the V710, which also are said to work on the E815/E816 can be found at -> http://home.earthlink.net/~teknogroover/v710face.html
50. Flash from Alltel
Firmware back to Verizon's Firmware. Try flashing to the Alltel
firmware and didn't work? Give up and want to rever to the Verizon
firmware? Then this guide is for you.
51. Illustrated guide to disassemble the Krzr K1M.... Sorry, I
don't have this phone so I can't write one, but raduque wrote one so visit it at -> http://www.raduque.com/krzr_disassembly/ Discuss in -> http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1220431
52. Check and see if your Friends/Family are "in". With
"unlimited IN calling", you get free mobile-to-mobile calling to Verizon
wireless customers. Using this web site, you plug in the phone number, and
it tells you if they are "in" or not.
53. How to Pair your Phone and Widcomm/Broadcom
Bluetooth PC.. this write up is based on using Widcomm/Broadcom
drivers, and also describes connecting to some of the bluetooth
54. Using BitPim via Bluetooth Serial Port Profile...
this write up is based on Widcomm/Broadcom drivers, and assumes your phone
supports BT SPP.
55. File Locations... this is a
listing of the locations of the "popular" files on the different phones. It can
be useful when working with the phone's file system.
56.Flashing with VIVO Monster Flashes,
and getting Verizon's services to work. This is set of steps
of making the VIVO monster flashes work on your phone.
57. Flashing your Verizon K1M/L7C with the TELUS upgrade firmware, and getting it working on Verizon's network. This guide will allow you to use the JAVA enabled Telus firmware on your Verizon K1M/L7C phone. NOTE: because it uses JAVA, there is No BREW, so Get-It-Now will NOT WORK.
58. Using the US Cellular Monster firmware on
your Verizon V9M Phone... Process to make use of the US Cellular firmware (Moto UI) on your Verizon V9M phone, on Verizon's network.
59. Some notes about getting RSD CDMA General to work... This page provides some information about RSD CDMA General, getting it to work, and working with it.
60. Replacing the V9M main board... this process serves as a dissassembly guide for parts of the Moto V9M.
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