Mine seems to have issues rebooting. Sometimes after powering down I can't get it to reboot, even pulling battery isn't help. Making this a slow progress.
Thanks a lot man! It worked for me (although I spent a good two hours on it).
Hi Noob here....
I have installed the F phone driver download from the phone as instructed, and it looks like the ADB driver has
connected ok. However, I have rebooted my phone like 20 times, and I never saw the 'port' field on the device
manager(btw. I am using win7) the only thing I saw that is being refreshed during the connection is the HVUSB
and the ADB???
What did I do wrong??
Thanks in advance
I'm only seeing the Write to Phone once, and when I tried to write to it then, doesn't seem to do anything after writing. I've tried at least a dozen times, can't get a second opportunity to open.
I'm only seeing the Write to Phone once, and when I tried to write to it then, doesn't seem to do anything after writing.
Ahhhhhh finally figured out what works for me.
As soon as the first White to Phone lights up, press it. You should see a blue progress bar over the top left box, then shortly after you'll lose connection to the port, afterwards, waaay later in the boot, it comes up again. I couldn't get it to come up a second time any other way - but doing this, and writing to phone again, I saw the blue progress bar - then the phone rebooted. Finally stuck.
I checked some other posts, and seems like I can use the add hardware to manually install the com port driver?
The thing is when I try to do that, and win7 will ask for the driver... could anyone tell me which .inf is the correct driver??
Or there is a better way of doing it??
I'm seeing a phone number that's not mine in QPST under the "Active Phones" tab when the phone boots.. Is this normal?
Edit - Never mind I got everything to work now! Thanks for the guide!
Last edited by mixedguy; 07-23-2011 at 01:27 AM.
Thanks a lot for your guide. It was detailed and accurate.
And I cannot believe you took the time to figure this out (100 reboots? ). +1 Internets to you.
And as roadsteering said, if someone manages to find a driver for the "PCI Serial Port" device that show, we can avoid the reboots.
well, ill be damned! i accidentally wrote it during the short com interval on accident, got a little excited! but it worked any how because I have fingers like a ninja cat. Anyway, I can confirm an increase in reception for me. I had no bars where I leave my phone on the table during this process, but after the reboot into 1115 prl loaded, i have 1 bar, constantly. Thanks a dude! i owe you a beer.
and holy cow, 3g reconnect when leaving wifi is instant.
Edit: ran SpeedTest and got 288ms P 361kbps Down and 138kbps Up. Not sure what that is suposed to belike at 1 bar reception. Also how does one check the dB of reception instead of bars?
Well, finally figured out the com port... but now comes to the next problem.
for my MT, the 2 ports are on COM6 and COM8, and the title for them are Diagnostics over Android(COM6) and FTM over Android(COM8). However, neither one of the 2 ports shows up on the 'add New port' windows(I already uncheck the box as instructed) The one thing I could imagine is if I am STILL using a wrong driver somehow.... Could anyone provides some detail info(like the title &.inf) of the driver so I can confirm on that? Or if someone knows what I did wrong? Thanks!!
p.s. For people having the problem seeing the ports setting like I do, the solution is actually simple. All you need to do is go to Action>Add legacy hardware, choose manual install, then select Ports(COM & LPT), then choose a whichever driver you want; This will make a bogus hardware, and make the port category visible. You will then see the 2 ports when you reboot the MT; You can always delete the bogus later on. Hope that helps
bump... in a good mood
Tried to reboot couple more times after the last reply, and all of the sudden, the com ports shows up!! I am positive I have not done anything in order to achieve that, so I guess it just takes time to kick in... Maybe pull the USB and replug it do the trick??
The rest is a snap, as long as you read OP instruction, it is easy to do; I finished everything in 2 reboots
using my old vm670 at the moment, so can't test it now. Will swap them tomorrow and see if there is a difference in my 'hood
Thanks for the superb guide OP
There's no need to endlessly boot your phone trying to catch a small window of opportunity. You simply have to change the com port mode using a hidden activity. Then the diagnostic mode will be enabled all the time and you can complete the task at your leisure. Here's how:
- Install Anycut from the android market (it's free)
- Open Anycut and select "New Shortcut"
- Now click Activity
- Scroll down the list of activities until you see "Select COM Port Mode" and click it. Just hit ok to accept the default name
- You will see a "shortcut created" notification. Go back to your homescreen and look for the new shortcut
- Once you click the new shortcut you'll see three radio buttons. Simply change from Mass Storage to Diag and your debugging port will be on all the time.
- Once you're done updating your PRL simply switch back to Mass Storage.