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    E815 Quick start guide to hacking & PC configuration Updated 7.17.05 (Final Revision)

    -Moderator edit:
    This is becoming a huge problem in this forum. Please read the two links below to avoid being banned from this forum.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=481400
    http://wiki.howardforums.com/motorol.../General_Terms

    Read before you post.

    ..end edit

    Updated 7.17.05 (Final Revision)

    This thread is to help beginners get their E815 & PC setup in the shortest time possible. All the information is available elsewhere and links to the sources are found at the bottom of this post. Thanks to all the authors who worked on the v710 & the E815 – BIG THANKS that is!

    Advanced topics like changing firmware version, alternate pix place servers, changing banner on outside display while open, etc. are not covered here. When you’re done, you should be able to do those things, just search for the info & ask the experts for advice.

    *This may make your phone inoperable and/or void the warranty. Use at your own risk.

    Topics covered:

    1. Seems & editing - simplified
    2. Enable Obex Bluetooth profile (Bluetooth file transfers)
    3. Enable DUN (dial up networking)
    4. Enable Multimedia transfers to/from Transflash card
    5. Driver installation – Windows XP
    6. Bluetooth software installation and configuration & XP SP2 fix
    7. MPT (Motorola Mobile Phone Tools) Configuration
    8. Other tips & tricks

    What you will need:

    1. PC running Windows XP SP2 with USB port
    2. Unzip/unrar utility, WinRaR works good.
    3. USB data cable. The oem Motorola cable works best. Some people have reported problems using data/charging cables so stay with data only cable & you should be fine.
    4. PST 7.1.1 or higher (Motorola Phone Service Tools). Forum rules prevent direct links to ‘free’ files; do an internet search for this file: PST_7.1.1.rar - something tells me you might find it. ;-) Some people are also using a program called RSD Lite with success.
    5. p2kseem SD version Download
    6. MPT 3.25b (Motorola Mobile Phone Tools). Any legit version 2.0 or up will update to 3.25b. Hacked software will NOT work. More info
    7. E815 XP Drivers Download
    8. Latest Bluetooth drivers from your manufacturer.
    9. Patience

    Let’s begin! Follow these steps, if you’ve already completed one, go onto the next. When you are done you will have a phone that is featured packed and also works on the verizon network, now that’s something. Enjoy!

    1. Download & unzip the E815 XP Drivers. To install, plug the phone into the cable & browse to the driver folder; wait until all components are installed (there is no setup.exe).
    2. Download & install the latest Bluetooth drivers for your hardware. Go to ‘My Bluetooth Places’ and add your phone using the wizard. If you have any problems adding the phone in the next step, then you have an XP SP2 driver conflict. There are two ways to fix the problem. Use bvrp Bluetooth Repair Tool Download or manually. Since I’ve not tried the patch, can’t say if it works. To repair manually follow these steps, replacing ‘Belkin’ with <your manufacturer>. The best method is to uninstall all your BT drivers 1st, reboot, and install the latest drivers; then if you are still having the problem do the fix. Download
    3. Install Motorola Mobile Phone Tools, but don’t add any devices yet; cancel out of add new wizard until the phone picture shows on the desktop. Right click on the tray icon, go to setup/live update; continue to update & reboot until it says there are no more updates. Now go to help/about mobile phone tools – should be at version 3.25b.
    4. In MPT, go to setup/new phone/Bluetooth; add as Motorola E815m (not E815). If the searching clock keeps spinning then you have a driver conflict, go back to step 2 and follow the XP SP2 fix, then try adding your phone again. You must complete this step before continuing.
    5. Install PST 7.1.1 and p2kseem SD version. Connect your usb cable and first start PST, then p2kseem sd, and wait until it says connected in the lower left of window. If you are not connected, power cycle the phone/pc and try again, If still no connection, reinstall the drivers by plugging the cable into a different usb port and redo step 1.
    6. Now you are ready to backup your seem, edit it to enable features, and save the changes back to the phone. What is a seem? A seem is nothing more than a file on the phone that you can change bits and therefore bytes in order to enable/disable features. A seem is also nothing to go Indiana Jones on either; your phone can go fubar if you don’t know what you’re doing. Stick to the basics listed here to keep the phone stable.

    Backup:
    Leave the value in Bytes (h) at 7a. Change value in Load/Seem to 2742. Leave Load/record at 1 and click load from phone. Now click on Save to file and name ‘backup’. If you screw up, get an original seem here:Download

    Edit seem & save to phone:
    With the p2kseem window still open, go to line 000060, and click in the column so that ‘Selected byte details – Offset’ value in lower window is 6a. Check bits 0,1,3,5,6,7, leaving the others unchecked. Now go to line 000070, and click in the column so that ‘Selected byte details – Offset’ value in lower window is 75; Check bits 0, 2, 5, leaving the others unchecked. Now go to Save and click Save to phone, wait a second, and click Restart phone. Close programs and disconnect cable. Congratulations, you just enabled Bluetooth Obex file transfers and transflash copy/move options!

    7. Enable DUN (dialup networking): Dial # # 342587 (# # DIALUP) quickly; the phone should say Dial-up enabled. To disable do it again. Yes, it’s that easy. There is no known disadvantage to leaving DUN on all the time.
    8. Now we have to configure Mobile Phone Tools to allow multimedia file transfers. Open mpt, select your E815 profile. Go to setup/general setup/communication tab/change modem. Click Change modem & next; select other device and next. Select one of the Bluetooth com ports. The first one I tried didn’t work; had to come back & change it to the other one & now it works. Uncheck Install TAPI modem and click next. Check Do Not Automatically Install the Driver. Select from List, and click next. Select Motorola CDMA and choose E815m (not E815) from list and click next. Click Finished & Ok. Shut down mpt. Shutdown & restart phone; start mpt. When making a connection to MPT phone will beep a couple times; if not you do not have Bluetooth properly setup for your pc – see Step # 2. After initialization, you’ll see the new & beautiful Multimedia Studio icon in the tool bar on right. Joy!

    Notes:

    You CANNOT run PST and MPT at the same time.

    If you are using a USB cable to your PC
    , just change the words BLUETOOTH COM PORT to MOTOROLA USB MODEM; in MPT, choose your Motorola phone instead of ‘other device’.

    If you are having problems trying to add the phone in mpt: Plug your BT dongle or USB adapter into another port; windows will ask for the drivers or install the generic driver. If you have built in Bluetooth, go to the device manager and remove the BT port and scan for new hardware. It's possible you will have to reinstall your BT software; when BT is installed properly, there will only be one Bluetooth radio listed in device manager. For BT, rebond/re-pair your phone to pc.

    MAC OS: You must do the hacks on a PC then you can connect to your Mac via Bluetooth. Remember to delete the USB E815 USB from iSync. You can't use both USB and Bluetooth to sync. Once "paired" you can launch "Bluetooth File Exchange" in the Utilities folder and browse/upload/download files.

    Updating your phone at Verizon stores: Phones likely will not update with hacks on them. Save your hacked seem, and load the original seem to phone before taking to store for software updates; After updating, carefully compare the original 2742 seem to the updated one; any differences? If answer is no, then resave you hacked seem back to phone.

    Other Tips & tricks:

    1. Use speakerphone with flip closed: Make call, start speakerphone, close flip. If you leave speakerphone on, voice activation button works with flip closed. Nice.
    2. MP3 Stereo. Just bought a Samsung i730 pda ($719 retail); the E815 mp3 stereo playback blows the i730 away. Get a pair of stereo headphones & play those mp3s from your transflash card; leave that ipod at home.
    3. View mpg files from transflash. Open file in QuickTime, go to file/export; save as Movie to 3G, click options. File format 3GPP2, Video=Mpeg-4, frames per second = 15, key frame every 24, size 176 x 144. Copy to your transflash card; switch storage device to TF card and watch video.

    References & more info:

    Links to Completed E815 Skins Only (discussion posts will be deleted)

    Obex On The E815!!! Yes!

    Enable DUN

    "...FULLY ENABELED..." 2742 seem UPDATE!

    Trouble with OBEX transfers on your BT-Enabled PC? Problem Solved!

    Transfer Music/Pics/Etc to e815 with MPT

    I need an un-altered seem! PLEASE

    Customizing the Motorola Vxxx - A Guide to Hex Editing

    e815 Modding Thread (Please keep it here)

    Nuclear Elephant: Motorola v710 Seem Page

    Cannot install a Bluetooth device after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2

    E815 Custom Banners

    Mark Venture's V710/E815/V3c info site - Seem editing, Bluetooth, etc.
    Last edited by Moderator HF 9; 05-21-2006 at 02:16 AM.

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    thank you so much

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    sticky please, great post. Bah i think i'm just going to go to the vzw store and get the v710 data cable, no waiting for delivery.

    EDIT: And just to make sure... after doing the seem edit i will also be able to transfer files via the data cable, correct? I assume using Mobile Phone Tools? thank you again!
    Last edited by suse920; 07-10-2005 at 06:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suse920
    sticky please, great post. Bah i think i'm just going to go to the vzw store and get the v710 data cable, no waiting for delivery.

    EDIT: And just to make sure... after doing the seem edit i will also be able to transfer files via the data cable, correct? I assume using Mobile Phone Tools? thank you again!
    Yes you will. You will also be able to transfer files via bluetooth (no cables/wires), assuming you have a bluetooth enabled PC or Mac.

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    Another great E815 thread. Good job. Mods please sticky.
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    sclark, you should pm a sticky request to "Moderator HF 9"

    CONTRIBUTIONS:
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    GPS Functionality (page 2<):
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    EVDO-Vcast/tethering: LINK | START OF MERGED THREAD
    (COMPLETLY READ BOTH THREADS!)
    • 2742 v1:

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    How the GPS frenzy started: LINK | A FRIEND'S THREAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmo911
    Yes you will. You will also be able to transfer files via bluetooth (no cables/wires), assuming you have a bluetooth enabled PC or Mac.
    great thats just what i though as i wont be getting a bluetooth dongle for at least a few days, and i'm still undecided on which to get ( although i will be ordering from newegg)
    thanks again hofo was a great find.

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    Super! Thanks for this guide. I'm awaiting shipment of my USB cable and been trying to get all this info gathered in a way I could follow and this looks very helpful!

    Is PST 7.1.1 needed or can I substitute in the instructions to use RSD instead?

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    Truly MAGNIFICIENT!

    Our most heartfelt appreciation to you for your effort in this:

    Thank You for walking us thru this.
    DUN Enabled w/desktop & laptop
    mp3's/pics in & out E815 at will w/MPT
    Free Wap w/ Customized Homepage
    Free Pix Place Server
    VIDEOS! MP3's! Pics! Galore!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazer9
    Is PST 7.1.1 needed or can I substitute in the instructions to use RSD instead?
    PST works. You might ask BFEINZIMER about RSD, not familiar with it.
    Last edited by sclark10000; 07-10-2005 at 07:16 PM.

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    After great request I have added a sticky to this thread.

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    thanks for reminding me to update my bluetooth drivers. i should have known that the auto-install microsoft drivers wouldn't be worth a ****.

    cheers!

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    After many hours of struggling last night and the night before, I finally got mine working. I was going to write a step-by-step on how to install the software and drivers to help other people like, but didn't have time to do it today since I was traveling. I must say I couldn't do it better than what you just did, great job, sclark, my hats off to you, you're da man.

    I do have one questions, now that I got all the software and drivers installed, MPT and everything is working, can I use this same setup for the V710? I did not hack my V710 but would like to, any suggestions?
    Last edited by tightwad; 07-10-2005 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tightwad
    can I use this same setup for the V710? I did not hack my V710 but would like to, any suggestions?
    Yes, but you won't get Obex; check v710 threads for seem numbers. Unless you need analog, stick with the mighty E815.

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