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    How To For CRICKET 8900

    Hi Everyone Quick story and then the goods :-)
    i got the 8900 from cricket the first day it came out the phone was really cool at first considering my last phone of 3 years was a nokia 5170i then i realized that all the ringtones pretty much sucked and the backgrounds sucked and the real downer NO GAMES!!! so i got the $50 audiovox cable and set out on my mission

    heres what i have got to work full screen .png, uploading .gif and .jpg (the phone auto sizes these so they are not full screen),
    and midi ringtones(the phone cuts you off at 50) and disabling the Camera Shutter
    I am currently working on animated .gif wallpaper and screensavers, mp3 ringtones and replacing the startup/shutdown music and animation
    HERE WE GO!!!

    FOR ALL OF THIS YOU WILL NEED:
    BITPIM 0.7 Test8 and a data cable with working drivers
    my ZIP http://home.woh.rr.com/anarchyinc/FILES.zip

    FOR RINGTONES YOU WILL NEED:
    PsmPlayer v3.80e
    HEX WORKSHOP
    Some Kind Of MIDI cutting software I use ANVIL STUDIO

    WARNING: NEVER USE BITPIM TO DELETE FILES IT WILL SCREW YOUR PHONE UP ALWAYS DELETE IN THE PHONES MEDIA GALLERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MIDI RINGTONES:
    the easy way is to send yourself a SEED tone cricket sells them on their website $1.99 a tone ouch heres a betterway
    send yourself a text message if you have text messaging this can be done from your phone if not send one from www.mycricket.com
    it doesn't matter what it says you just need to recieve it on your phone next open bitpim open the filesystem tab and expand it to
    /nvm/sms there will be a bunch of files named sms_0001 and so fourth right click on each of these and select hexdump find the message you want to replace when you find it right click and select overwrite open the sms_0001 file included in the zip file attached close bitpim unplug the phone from the cable and restart it go to your text messages look for the title Crawlingi open it Linkin park crawling will be played this is your SEED tone DON'T DELETE THIS MESSAGE go to the Menu and select option 6 Save to Saved this moves it to the Saved folder go to the Saved folder and open the message again open the Menu and select option 4 Save Media Rename the song to what you intend to upload to phone now the software is a little wierd about renameing ringtones after about ten let just say its best to think ahead now :-) ok this gives us a place in the /user/sound/ringer directory to overwrite next we need a new ringtone to put on the phone realize when selecting the size of your ring tone that it will only play 15-20 seconds of it use anvil studio or whatever you use and cut down your midi to about 20 seconds next open the new 20 second midi in PsmPlayer v3.80e click the stop sign looking record button in the next window MAKE SURE ringtone mode is selected click ok create a new file again this is your ringtone open this new file in HEX WORKSHOP an add the file header to the file cut and paste it from my example file in the zip there is a formated ringtone and the same tone with the header added in the ZIP its not as hard as it sounds simple copy and paste in hex workshop after you add the header go to the /user/sound/ringer directory in BITPIM and find the SEED tone that you have prenamed for this tone and right click and overwrite it with your new tone with the header it will let you do 50 tones this way no prob

    REMEMBER: NEVER USE BITPIM TO DELETE FILES IT WILL SCREW YOUR PHONE UP ALWAYS DELETE IN THE PHONES MEDIA GALLERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IMAGES:
    this is easier than ringtones
    first the fullscreen image size is 128W * 145H and only if it's a .PNG the phone will resize .JPG and .GIF with boarders there is a sample .PNG in the ZIP open BITPIM expand to /brew/shared/images on the images directory name right click and select new file... select the .PNG .GIF or .JPG next close BITPIM and go to the brew menu on the phone go to Settings Manage Apps and then System Info exit out now go to Media Gallery-Images-Graphics your Image has appeared cool huh
    your can go to Settings-Display-Graphics and set your new image as a screen saver or wall paper Remember only .PNG's will be fullscreen

    REMEMBER: NEVER USE BITPIM TO DELETE FILES IT WILL SCREW YOUR PHONE UP ALWAYS DELETE IN THE PHONES MEDIA GALLERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DISABLING THE CAMERA SHUTTER SOUND:
    open BITPIM and expand to /camera right click on CameraState.dat and overwrite with the one in my ZIP if you select a sound for the camera shutter on the phone to disable it you will have to overwrite it again NEVER DELETE THIS FILE
    HAVE FUN EVERY ONE

    "I Like You When The World Is Mine Your Death Will Be Quick And Painless" Stewy

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    already been done

    All of that has already been done 10x over on this site and 2 other AV sites.

    As far as ringtones, there is much easier ways of just putting real mp3s on the phone.

    You forgot to mention removing the Verizon blinking banner.

    Figure out how to remove the time and date on the inside LCD; that is really the only obstacle left.

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    thanks a million for the info. He was posting for CRICKET 8900's not Verizon, etc. they are different...way different.

    Again thanks for all of the good info and hard work.

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    It works! I just uploaded a pic (.PNG) and it works great. thanks again.

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    Which part of the open hex file is the header? also does this work with MP3 files? or just .mid files?

    thanks

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    thanks for the defense SnoopyII i've been away from my pc for about a day the cricket 8900 is most definitly diffrent from the verizon/telus/metropcs versions its kind of a mix of diffrent aspects of all of them the header so far works only for midi (sp-midi to be specific) it`s really touch and go with mp3s because we don't have anyway to get the necessary header information but that is definitly on the agenda my next goal is to get animated gifs to work for backgrounds and screen savers then mp3's i have asked the verizon/telus users to lend me a hand by sending some files in another post but no replies i need a way to examine similarities and diffrences between crickets and their file system structure, file headers and database files i figure this is the only way to accomplish this because we all know cricket offers no kind of data services to recieve these kinds of files they send ringtones in EMS messages any help from the telus/verizon crowd would be most appreciated to see what part of the file is the header compare the two files in the TONE HEADER EXAMPLES directory in the hex workshop the diffrent part between the two is the header it's at the begining


    "I Like You When The World Is Mine Your Death Will Be Quick And Painless" Stewy
    Last edited by cid420420; 06-17-2004 at 05:57 AM.

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    well i got mp3 tones working i'll post how to later on tonight when i perfect it
    "I Like You When The World Is Mine Your Death Will Be Quick And Painless" Stewy

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    well when you can totally safely get animations or MP3's to work (hopefully it will be an easy procedure) I will Paypal you a donation for your hard work.

    REALLY I will!

    P.S. I figured out which part was the header by examining your files compared to ringtone I had. It worked perfectly. Kind of a long process but that is Cricket with their proprietary & crippled code.

    Come on Verizon, Telus, MetroPCS & U.S. Cellular owners! Help the man out. Send him your root.zip files.

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    would a seeded file that was sent to a verizon phone(vzpix method) work?

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    Can someone help me out! i successfully got the crawling ringtone on my phone but after that im lost i tryed making another one i used all the programs but i dont think i did the header part right. can someone help plz
    ×××× WITH THE BEST, DIE LIKE THE REST!

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    The blue highlighted part is what you copy from the file "formattedwithheader.mid" file that is in the zipped program Cid uploaded.

    You have to open it in a hex editor (I use UltraEdit Pro) then you simply go the beginning of the midi you are going to upload and paste it in and save.


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    thats what pulls up in hex workshop.

    maybe it would be easier just to post the header needed, that would be an easier copy n paste

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    no updates on the mp3 ring tones yet??

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    here we go i got mp3's working and found out you can upload regular midi's without the header with the same technique so i lost a little sleep and made a easy little program located here http://home.woh.rr.com/anarchyinc/ringtonetool.zip
    pretty straight forward select the ringtone you want to upload if its an mp3 make sure you change the file extension to .mid instead of .mp3 and make sure the file name including the "." in ".mid" is 15 or less characters it won't work other wise then with bitpim save the /db/download_snd.txt file to your pc select it with ringtone tool and click the Write New download_snd.txt button overwrite the file on your phone with the new one and upload your ringtone to the /user/sound/ringer directory by right clicking the directory and selecting new file now turn off and then on your phone wow your new ringtone mp3 even
    its been a long night!!!!! any problems with the program drop me a line in this thread i'll try my best to help you out this program should work for metro pcs and maybe verizon if it does some one tell me i'm just intrested but it definitly works for cricket i upload 7 mp3 ringtones with it to test it it works fine

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    by the way if it helps my mp3's are 64ks mono 44100 and about 19 to 21 seconds long

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