Seem Edit Background information
Some background... What are SEEM Edits? And why are
SEEM Files are "configuration files" for your phone.
They enable, disable or change features of the phone. By editing these seem
files, you can change certain aspects of your phone and the options it has
available. SEEM Edits are needed because Verizon choose to disable certain
functions of the phone that many users find necessary. Example.. For sounds/ringers... The MP3 or
MIDI file you want to use as a ringer must be in the phone's internal memory.
However, with the latest firmware you can NOT copy/move them directly between the phone's
memory and the TF card. Verizon has disabled that feature in their latest
firmware. You can use a
seem edit to re-enable it.
My Motorola V710 for Verizon came with software
8700_01.40.0R. (Please see the Firmware information page for details on
various firmware levels/revisions.) and some of the things I wanted to do were
disabled. I did find the
SD.Good.Seem listed as "V710 Modified
Seem" (Short Description: Latest Seem 41a Modified by SD Also Original 1.40.or VZW seem 41a)
in inetron.com's download section, but it did not include a read.me stating what edits had been
done, so rather than just load that, I wanted to do my own seem editing and change only the things I felt
BUT I was confused/worried
about seem edits with everything I read. They all talked about bringing the
entire seem file to the PC, using a hex editor, recalculating things, etc, and
loading the entire newly edited seem back to the phone. While I've had
experience with Hex/Binary conversions, its been a while and I really didn't
want to mess the phone up too bad. Then I found P2K Seem for V710 on inetron.com. That made it REALLY EASY!