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  1. #1
    David Arnstein
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    I have a new V325i and Verizon service. Occasionally, I use the crappy
    little camera in the handset. But, I cannot get the pictures out of
    the handset!

    I have tried to email the picture out of the camera. I have tried two
    email addresses. In each case, the handset tells me that the email
    address is invalid.

    Actually, I would prefer not to use email, because Verizon charges a
    (small) fee for this.

    I installed Motorola Phone Tools 4.0 and updated it over the internet.
    I find that the multimedia function in the software is disabled. I
    suspect that Verizon has done something to the V325i handset to
    accomplish this.

    < Memo to potential customers: Phone Tools is a piece of ****. It
    repeatedly failed to update itself over the internet. I applied a
    registry fix I found on a user forum, and rebooted. It still failed.
    The solution was to keep trying, five times. Eventually, I got all the
    updates applied. I think. >

    I installed BitPim software, but it does not seem to support the V325i
    handset.

    I am out of ideas. Any suggestions? All I want to do is pull a stupid
    JPEG file out of the handset.
    --
    David Arnstein (00)
    arnstein+usenet@pobox.com {{ }}
    ^^



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  2. #2
    SMS
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    David Arnstein wrote:
    > I have a new V325i and Verizon service. Occasionally, I use the crappy
    > little camera in the handset. But, I cannot get the pictures out of
    > the handset!


    With a simple hack you can get all the functionality of the MPT software
    to work, including transferring photos and ringtones over USB.

    See "http://www.v710.org/mark/V710_SeemEdit.htm"

    It's the exact same procedure for the V325, with the same 041A SEEM code.

    However, you also must _manually_ configure Motorola Phone Tools to set
    the phone to a V323m rather than the automatically detected V325. This
    is what is often omitted from people's instructions.

    Once in Phone Tools, do the following:

    1. Press F6
    2. Click on the "Communication Tab"
    3. Click on "Change Modem"
    4. Click on "Next"
    5. Click on "Next"
    6. Check the box that says "Do not automatically detect the driver.
    Select from a list.
    7. Click on "Next"
    8. Click on "Motorola CDMA"
    9. Select "V323m"
    10. Click on "Next"
    11. Click on "Finish"

    If you do only the SEEM edit, then the Multimedia function still won't
    work. If you do only the Motorola Phone Tools change, the Multimedia
    function still won't work.

    All of the above instructions were tried on a V325, not a V325i, but I'm
    pretty confident that it doesn't matter which version you have.

    The camera is indeed crappy. I don't know what it is about Motorola.
    Some Nokia and Samsung phones have good cameras.



  3. #3
    Larry
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    arnstein@panix.com (David Arnstein) wrote in news:f0dvmc$mfh$1
    @panix2.panix.com:

    > I
    > suspect that Verizon has done something to the V325i handset to
    > accomplish this.
    >


    Not quite correct....It's ALL the Verizon handsets...disabled so you gotta
    pay for your own pictures from your own phone.

    Isn't that STUPID?!

    www.alltel.com......(c;
    No funny business

    Larry
    --



  4. #4
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    David Arnstein wrote:
    > Thank you Steve. I altered a single bit in the handset's memory.
    > Following your procedure, I can now transfer photos out of the handset,
    > using Phone Tools software.
    >
    > It was a fair amount of hacking. Now that I have spent the time to do
    > this, are there any other un-SEEM-ly hacks that I can do to this handset?
    >
    > Anyway, I appreciate the information that you provided. Thanks again.


    There was something I also changed to enable vibrate then ring, which
    isn't normally available. Why Verizon decided to disable this function
    is beyond me, unless they were trying to figure out a way to sell a
    special ringtone that vibrated then rang!

    See "http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=867473"

    Verizon should be severely beaten for disabling these features.



  5. #5
    Steven J. Sobol
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    In article <f0eg51$am2$1@reader2.panix.com>, David Arnstein wrote:

    > I will check them out. Is their coverage any good? Do they use some
    > other commpany's radio towers?
    > else's radio towers?


    They're one of the smaller majors. Even after their big purchase of
    Western Wireless, they still primarily serve rural and smaller metro
    areas.

    As I've pointed out before, Cleveland, Ohio (my hometown, 25th most
    populous city in the US) is probably the largest metro they serve.

    Keep in mind that smaller and rural markets have always been Alltel's
    bread and butter, both for wireless service and wireline (before they
    spun off their wireline operations).

    Having said that, if you can get Alltel where you live, they may
    definitely be worth a try.

    --
    Steve Sobol, Professional Geek ** Java/VB/VC/PHP/Perl ** Linux/*BSD/Windows
    Victorville, California PGP:0xE3AE35ED

    It's all fun and games until someone starts a bonfire in the living room.



  6. #6
    George
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    Drumstick wrote:
    > In article <Xns9919D99678855noonehomecom@208.49.80.253>, noone@home.com
    > says...
    >> www.alltel.com......(c;
    >> No funny business
    >>
    >> Larry
    >>

    > Sorry, that's not my experience with Alltel...or Cingular. Verizon was
    > the lesser of all the other evils. That's why I only frequent this
    > cellular related newsgroup and have VZW service.
    >
    > Drum-


    Same here, used to be a Alltel customer and they had a very minimilist
    approach to spending money on infrastructure. The best thing that
    happened to this market is when they swapped my market with Verizon to
    get another market.



  7. #7
    Larry
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in news:3O-
    dnRFm7Ob3zrbbnZ2dnUVZ_jCdnZ2d@comcast.com:

    > Same here, used to be a Alltel customer and they had a very minimilist
    > approach to spending money on infrastructure. The best thing that
    > happened to this market is when they swapped my market with Verizon to
    > get another market.
    >
    >


    Which markets are these? Across South Carolina, Alltel has the best
    service because it bought Bell Atlantic's system, which covered all
    markets in SC. North of Charleston, in Georgetown to the NC state line
    including Myrtle Beach, a very important vacation market in SC, Alltel
    has 800 Mhz CDMA/AMPS everywhere. Verizon's A system stops to a little
    PCS carrier they bought because their predecessors didn't buy the market
    in Georgetown and Horry Counties before someone else did. PCS, of
    course, sucks 3 miles from a tower. When I was an AMPS Verizon customer,
    I used to force the phone to Alltel north of here to get great service.
    Alltel had lots more towers than the mom and pop phone company on A in
    those days.



    Larry
    --



  8. #8
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    David Arnstein wrote:

    > I will check them out. Is their coverage any good? Do they use some
    > other commpany's radio towers?
    > else's radio towers?


    There is no Alltel service in the San Francisco Bay Area, or California
    for that matter. Verizon is the top carrier in terms of coverage and
    quality by quite a big margin according to every independent survey.



  9. #9
    John Navas
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    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 11:20:01 -0700, SMS <scharf.steven@geemail.com>
    wrote in <462ba756$0$27251$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>:

    >David Arnstein wrote:
    >
    >> I will check them out. Is their coverage any good? Do they use some
    >> other commpany's radio towers?
    >> else's radio towers?

    >
    >There is no Alltel service in the San Francisco Bay Area, or California
    >for that matter. Verizon is the top carrier in terms of coverage and
    >quality by quite a big margin according to every independent survey.


    AT&T/Cingular probably has the best nationwide coverage, not that it
    really matters, since what actually matters is coverage in areas a given
    person cares about most, and since no one carrier has the best coverage
    in all areas.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  10. #10
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Getting pictures out of a Verizon Motorola V325i handset

    On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:21:23 +0000, Larry <noone@home.com> wrote in
    <Xns9919D99678855noonehomecom@208.49.80.253>:

    >arnstein@panix.com (David Arnstein) wrote in news:f0dvmc$mfh$1
    >@panix2.panix.com:
    >
    >> I
    >> suspect that Verizon has done something to the V325i handset to
    >> accomplish this.

    >
    >Not quite correct....It's ALL the Verizon handsets...disabled so you gotta
    >pay for your own pictures from your own phone.


    In fact there are often other ways to transfer without paying.

    --
    Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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