Thanks Crogon! You are awesome!
So, with the phone being recognized as a modem in the device manager, can we actually use it as an internet modem on my computer?
Or is that what tethering is?
What are the service codes that we know about? Mainly the programming code.
Messed with tethering. With LGNPST i can enable DUN and QNC for tethering, problem is that the phone seems to deny all modem requests from usb. The phone supports PAM over BT but there are no BT drivers i have found... yet anyways. tethering is very close!
Oh my gosh, where to start..
You are all VERY welcome! I smile every time I see someone confirm that it worked.
Yes, tethering is using your phone as a modem for your computer.
Be VERY VERY careful using LGNPST or LGDownload or any of these other programs to WRITE changes to your phone. When we are using the 9100 dll or some other dll not intended for this phone (the VM510) It is ENTIRELY possible that it will write the stuff you're telling it to to the wrong place!! Next step? Brick!!
We're completely safe READING stuff from the phone, but best to ask advise from someone who knows better before you go writing stuff using the wrong dll.
How to read your root file system? BitPim works.. just for the file system. EFS Explorer in the Qualcomm QPST package works. Both of them have about the same functionality as the Windows 3.1 File Manager. I am currently on the hunt for something a little more 'full featured'. Let me know if anyone runs across anything.
I noticed the 'hidden file' problem myself. Somewhere I read about someone figureing a way to use some program to explore and unlock all of the hidden stuff, but I haven't gone back to look for it yet. I'm actually pretty sure it was either in this thread or the 'opened ports' one here on Howards, if anyone wants to go digging for it.
Once again, you're all quite welcome, and thank you for your kind words.
I think the amount of progress many of you made is amazing regarding "opening" up the VM Touch. I realize that the majority of the satisfaction comes from making it happen but once all is said and done and tethering has been accomplished do you truly believe it would be a good idea to utilize? Functionally it would be awesome but my assumption is that VM would identify you within a day or two due to your bandwidth and you would be banned from the network.
I am new to the cell world so I am going on many assumptions but is there a way to spoof the network into believing your connection is not a standard phone assigned to a Beyond Talk plan?
Got my SPC code, thanks for the detailed instructions. I had the most difficulty in installing all the programs and drivers. (Twice installed drivers to get them installed successfully) The "time-out" of the phone and running the NV-edit was pretty simple. Succeed on my 2nd try with the MP3-media player method. Might be time to start a new forum thread "VM510 in Developer Mode" or similar. Then we can share our findings and tests, etc...
Anyway, thanks to all for your time on creating hacks, maintaining web-pages with our working apps, sending links with detailed instructions, etc... Too many names to mention, but job-well-done. And to think this all started with a folder named "APPS." Thanks APPS (and Bruce).
i just have one question. Before i invest my time in doing this, what is the benifit right now. As teathering has not been figured out yet. And no one has really steped up and said how to make software changes to the phone such as shortcuts etc, is there any benifit right now or would it be better to just wait until someone gives us a real reason to fully unlock the phone. Has anyone tried updateing yet. I heard its not yet possible because lg has not added the modem mode to the vm version of the software. Is this ture?