Well, CaffeineGamer, if you load the LG USB drivers then the phone will be recognized by BitPim as a sort of generic device. This will allow you to access the file system, but not things like the phone book.
If you need more detailed instructions for using BitPim I'd be happy to help, but reading back over this thread should answer the questions for you. That's what got me through it at least.
Just got my data cable. QPST would not work for me (would not let me copy files off the phone), but BitPim did. BitPim did give me an issue trying to copy the file back to the phone, saying something about how the Phone provider had blocked files from being modified in that directory. However, I rebooted the phone and tried again and it worked. I suspect the file was locked because it actually in use or something along those lines.
Anyway, after changing the file and doing Version Update on several apps, they stopped asking to connect to the network. Very nice. Good job figuring this one out!
howdy all... First a thanks to Jmc for what could be the realization of my dreams. Second, I just got my LG 500... I have read all nine pages on the thread and feel like all questions I face can be answered with this resource. BUT... am I too late to the game?? All of the driver and links appear to be expired... any help on where to find the modem driver and qpst is GREATLY appreciated.... Cheers from Austin..
has a software download for TU500, which is the same as our CU500. It includes a USB driver, Outlook/ Outlook Express sync program and Phone Manager app which lets you add, modify or delete contact info on your PC then send it back to the phone.
Disconnect the data cable before installing the USB driiver, and you might have to power the phone off/on if it doesn't see your phone.
I don't use Outlook so can't say anything, but Phone Manager is great. Bitpim sees my phone but I haven't gone any further with that yet.
There's another bitpim hack, and good information, at
I just got the CU400 and was wondering how similar it is to the 500. I don't have a (working)pc at the moment, and have no experience with editing. I use Opera Mini exclusively and the ask once per page thing is getting old,fast. TIA