I have no luck what so ever...Bitpim doesnt find the phone for squat...and EasyCDMA finds it buts asks for a SPC....i have called MetroPCS and they gave me the SPC for the strobe but still no luck...this sucks....all im trying to accomplish is putting ringtones on this friggin strobe!!!!!!!!!! because u wont find Little brother ringtones on any of thier @metro software... any help?
Reminder....i have a Bluetooth adapter on my pc.....and metropcs has blocked file transfers through bluetooth on the strobe
search this forum... metropcs SPC is widely known.
However... I was not able to use EITHER of those programs to do anything with my strobe via bluetooth.
MPT (mobile phone tools) from BVRP software works and does so nicely. It even has an mp3 splitter. you can move ringtones (in .mid and .mp3) back and forth as well as pictures, but no applications.
If you search this forum, you eventually find a link to download an old version of mobile phone tools (you want the KYOCERA, not the MOTOROLA version). and it has an autoupdate that will give you the latest version.
The SPC is a code based on the ESN and some algorithm the carrier sets. Different carriers, different algorithms.
I've been going nuts trying to get the SPC also. That's why I finally broke down and bought a USB cable...I have a program that will supposedly get Kyocera SPCs, but it only connects via COM1 or COM2, and my bluetooth adapter starts at COM5.
Once I have the SPC, I'm ready to go...I have Kyocera MPT and Kyocera Wireless PST...MPT is user-level, but PST looks like you can do some pretty cool stuff, and I have the latest version (3.8.48) that has "KX21BT" in its list of phones.
HOPEFULLY I'll be able to figure this sh** out once I get that cable and a chance to play with it a bit...
From what I've read, the SPC is also stored in a file on the phone... "\nvm\nvm_security"...and you can see the file on BitPim, but when you try to view it or save it, you get an error message.
Believe me, when I figure out how to do this I will post it all over the net. I love the phone...like I said, it's my first ever.
Just saw this on the Kyocera-Wireless.com support site:
** mPT is NOT compatible with phones for Virgin Mobile (VMU) or Metro
Of course, I'm using Metro-PCS. I would still think that Kyocera Wireless PST will work, assuming I can get the SPC for the phone somehow.
There are a few different cables that will work with the Strobe. I got part # TXDTA10146. You can see a full listing on the Kyocera suport site for the Strobe, as they have drivers for each of the cables that'll work with the phone.
Just got the cable yesterday, and got the SPC from the phone just now.
I set the cable/phone up on COM2, and used EasyCDMA to access the file system. Then, just as instructions elsewhere on the internet say, I saved the file \nvm\nvm_security locally, and used a hexadecimal file viewer to see the contents. In the file are three numbers: the SPC, the MetroPCS programming code, and the field programming code. (not in that order).
Once I had the SPC, I fired up Kyocera Wireless PST and hit the "read from phone" button, which then asks you for the SPC. I entered the one from the nvm_security file, and...bingo, it imported all my phone's settings. I will now take a little while to read up on what all this stuff means...and see if there isn't a way to do the very minor changes I want to make: change the function of the right softkey on the front of the phone, and make it so the phone will work with Kyocera MPT.
Still working on it...I can't make mPT work with my MetroPCS Strobe for the life of me. And I don't see where any of the configurable options in Kyocera Wireless PST would enable it to work with mPT.
I got the cable off of eBay: item # 220047599732
It's Kyocera part #TXMST10043, which has two parts...software, which is mPT 3.70, part # TXMST10029, and the USB cable which is part # TXDTA10146.
The software is available on the internet if you look around, so really I just needed the cable.
Anyway, I'm going to keep trying on this. There are a lot of things in PST that I don't know anything about. But I'll tell you this...if you enable EMS on your MetroPCS Strobe, you won't be able to email pictures off of the phone anymore. :P
bobdole, can you explain how you're getting mPT to work with the metroPCS Strobe? Bluetooth connection, or USB cable? How do you change to the Microsoft bluetooth driver for your bt adapter? in mPT did you choose "Strobe", or "Strobe Bluetooth"? Did you check the box for exclusive use of the modem?
i finally got this to work! i can send pictures and ringtones to my phone now. i bought the cable off ebay like kkirk was talkign about and used the copy of MPT that came with it. i installed the drivers, and now its working. hooray! i love my strobe again!
How did you manage to use Easy CDMA to save the file to your computer. I tried to connect to my phone using Easy CDMA and it asks right away for the SPC. I have metro also. I have found a way to connect my phone to MPT and easily transfer ringtones and images though. After you install the phone and (you may have to manually pick the drivers, and I also clicked the install tapi modem or whatever.)
Try installing your phone on COM4. It worked for me so perhaps for you too. TO easily do that go to your device manager from rightclicking my computer and go down to ports. you will see Kyocera wireless modem or kyocera High speed wireless modem etc. and click properties. Go to port settings and then click advanced and tell it to be installed on COM4.
Then go to the folder containing MPT. and find the MMcenter program. Open that only cause going through MPt makes the phone hang and say not detected. Thats what i did for MPT. But im still trying to obtain my SPC through metro. I can browse the filesystem using BITPIM but it gives me an error when I try to open or transfer certain files to my computer. It just so happens the ones i want are not going to open. Any help or directions to where to obtain these helpful programs would be appreciated.