Nobody give this a try yet? I'm hoping to try soon.
OK guys, let's go!!!
Nobody give this a try yet? I'm hoping to try soon.
Moto phone tools wont let you see any of the file structure. Just 4 empty folders. I can transfer files, but I none will show up in ringtones.
i found a thread for the verizon w385 that says to get MPT 4.36c. I tried that (and the procedure they reccomend) to no avail. still 4 empty folders, maybe i'm doing it wrong.
Bitpim wont even recognize the thing. Anyone else better this? I just want a few ringtones like everyone else (a vibe and ring seem would be great too). Im optimistic, but it seems this phone was locked down better than other telus motos
Well I cant get my pc to recongnize my w385. moto tools finds my phone but my pc doesnt see it as a usb. i have vista. and no xp computer. If someone could give me all the freeware tools or something. maybe i can help. but untill then i feel worthless. because i cant even see my phone as a USB plugin so if someone could help me with a quick guide. that would be grat thank you!
I have vista too, I can get windows to recognize it, (@ least in MPT) but nothing good I can do with it...
im sure there are some hofo guru's that can help us out...right?
I figured out how to put ring tones onto the W385. But the thing is that
you're going to need to use Bluetooth and a USB cord. Unless someone can
find a way to get the phone to be recognized by Motorola Phone Tools via
USB / Bluetooth. I used it through Bluetooth the other day and it worked, but
when I updated it, it just messed up.... So here's the instructions, it’s basically
hacking it like the razr! This also gives you access to the folders on the phone btw.
YOU WILL NEED:
-> Any USB cord that will fit into the phone (sony camera usb did good)
-> Bluetooth Adapter
-> Motorola Phone Driver
You must first install the Motorola phone drivers. This will enable the phones
file system to be read in bit pim. Next, you must plug in the phone via usb to
make sure that bit pim is able to read it. You then must open up bit pim and
program the phone in the "other cdma phone" category, set the com port to
the one that says motorola modem. For my computer it was COM 7. You then
go into the file system part of bit pim and make sure you are able to access
the file system.
NOW THE EASY PART!:
Pair your phone up with the computer and send the ring tones you want via
Bluetooth. Just make sure you put it in the audio folder.
Then go back to bit pim and delete the following files in the root folder:
(The root folder is the very first folder at the top with the / )
Then restart the phone and your ring tones should be in the profile part of
you dont need to bluetooth the tones to your phone. I got into the filesystem as you said, and deleted the 2 files. after the restart, the sounds I'd put in with MPT showed up! I've yet to play with doing it from start to finish in bitpim, but it should be just as easy. Maybe I'm not asking too much for vibe & ring, was there a seem for the k1m for that? I dont have the time or pacience to go through 40+ pages of posts. Lemme know!
Using a USB cable only I can view the file system but when I right click the files you mentioned there is no option to delete them... How can I fix that?
I've been able to mess around with the file system in p2kcommander and upload ringtones and such with motorola phone tools. I'm pretty sure I can load in everything through p2kcommander but the moto phone tools is a pretty handy tool to use.
I'm trying to skin my phone though and I didn't have too much of luck last night luckily for me my co-workers all have the same phone so I was able to get back up files from them.
All this using the USB cable, drivers for the phone are easy to get but they are a pain to load up.
I am having no end of trouble in trying to get my W385 recognized in BitPim. Is there a special driver I should be using other than Moto's latest one?
I can get it recognized on Windows, but Moto Phone Tools doesn't see it(somehow I can't get to 4.36c or whatever the necessary version is, it stopped at 4.0.4b or something when I try to auto-update.
Anytime I try to connect to the phone with MPT it says it couldn't be found after starting the "Please wait. Your phone is being installed and set up." message.
Here is the message I get when I do get info after manually choosing a V60c Motorola CDMA phone in MPT:
"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000" -
International Identification (IMEI):
Own Phone Number: "**********"
Motorola Phone Tools - 4.0.4b 12-01-2005 (051114006185)
anyone figured out how to put the external display back to the way Moto had it?
I'm sure that's a SEEM edit. Haven't found a complete list of the W385's yet.Originally Posted by koolin
Edit: Oh lol, I just saw my member title( "My mom bought me this phone" ) which is hilarious because she did. It was a birthday present.
If someone could figure out how to set the front display back to Motorola settings, they would be my hero. Problem is I have no idea how to "hack" phones. I take it i need:
USB cord that fits (have one)
program to edit (bitpim, mototools?) where and how do I get this?
Motorola drivers - again, where do i get these?
possibly bluetooth enabled computer - don't have one of those?
If anyone could give me a basis step by step i would ever so grateful!
I guess, as far as I have gotten, to 'hack' the phone you will need to obtain a version of Moto Phone Tools - version 4.36 or earlier. Then, when installed, auto-update UP TO BUT NOT PAST version 4.36. I went from 3.x to make sure it was earlier. Works fine.
The drivers you will want to use for the w385 are right here .
Direct Link to Download ZIP of Drivers I am Using Now HERE .
I don't know enough about the MPT software to know if it updates drivers too.
Once you have this done, it's pretty straightforward. When you go into MPT it will ask you to setup a phone. Go through the steps and when it can't recognize the phone instead of choosing to download a new list of phones and retry, hit 'cancel'.
It should then ask if you want to pick and add your phone manually - say yes. On the next screen, make sure to check the little "Don't detect my drivers - pick them from a list" box.
When given the list, after clicking 'next', choose 'Motorola CDMA' on the left side, and then choose 'V6c' on the right. Click next or finish or whatever, and when it is done you will be able to use your phone correctly(for the most part) with MPT. Some things in the MultiMedia Studio section don't work, like the picture or animation manager, but you can do everything with just file transfers.
In the File Transfer Studio you will see your phone on the right with some numbered folders like this:
The very top folder is the image folder. Any JPGs you want to add as wallpaper should be dropped into this folder.
The my_ringers folder at the bottom is where you drop your ringtones. The easiest way I have found for this is to use something to trim and convert files to about a 96kbps MP3 file(anything higher probably won't be reproduced by the phone's speaker anyhow). Once they are MP3 files just rename .MP3 to .QCP and drop them in this folder.
Originally Posted by GSMacGyver
A more simple way to transfer ringtones, unlike my way LOL.
now how to hack the phone for games....