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    skratte
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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    DataPilot/BitPim was the first thing I tried. I actually found that suggested elsewhere on this forum. The Katana-LX (SCP-3800) isn't supported.

    On your suggestion, I went to check out the Mobileaction Handset Manager. Again (unfortunately), the Katana-LX (SCP-3800) is not supported.

    I do believe that this phone is a lost cause in the data-to-PC department.


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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    DataPilot does support Phonebook and Picture download. The correct cable is included with the Motorola Kit. I do not know if it is in another kit. I still have not found a way to get ringtones from the computer to the phone using the data cable.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    I'm sorry. I need to correct myself. It was BitPim that doesn't support the Katana-LX. As for DataPilot, they list it on their site and say that it allows you to read/write to the address book and read images from the phone. But that's all. Still, that's what I am looking to do. I will try it out.

    As for getting Ringtones on the Katana, I believe you have to go to your Content Manager on Sprint.com. You can't transfer the ringers from your PC to the phone with a data cable... not on the LX, anyway. You look like you have a pic of the Katana 2. No idea if that works the same way.
    Last edited by skratte; 11-11-2008 at 11:01 PM. Reason: Added reply to previous poster.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    I have a SCP-3800 have no idea as to how to remove the phone from my sig.

    I can use the uploader at rumkin but still would like to do it from the computer to phone.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    skratte,

    DataPilot works just fine if you only want to read/write to the address book and read images from the phone. I have it and it works well with my Katana-LX SP-3800. (Still have no idea how to remove the Katana-II from showing up with my post. I am looking into that.)



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1950td View Post
    skratte,

    DataPilot works just fine if you only want to read/write to the address book and read images from the phone. I have it and it works well with my Katana LX SP-3800. (Still have no idea how to remove the Katana II from showing up with my post. I am looking into that.)
    In the upper left side of your screen, you should see a link that says "Update Your Phone Info". If not, then look in the same area and click User CP, then Edit Phone Info (which is 2 rows down on the left menu). Use the dropdown menus to change your phone info.

    If you've already tried that, my apologies. I know that's how you set your phone info, initially.

    As for DataPilot, glad to hear that it works. I am about to try it out for myself.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    Not sure if you have another phone with bluetooth...but I have the Katana-DLX and BT'd the entire phonebook including assigned pictures to the Katana-LX. Unfortunately, it will not move the assigned ringtones.
    I've not tried assigning pictures in outlook and BT'ing from my PC but I can update the phonebook one .vcf at a time. Good Luck.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    DataPilot works with the phone book both ways and will download pictures from the Katana-LX 3800 to the computer. None of the other functions of DataPilot are supported with the Katana-LX 3800.

    I am still looking for a program that will transfer ringtones from the computer to the phone. I have had no luck with this. Knowing what I know now I would not have ordered the Katana-LX 3800 and extended my contract another two years. So many other choices of phones and or carriers that allow phone book manager, internet data connect, Outlook Calendar, image editor, ringtone composer, and SMS manager of DataPilot or other programs using the USB connection. Many of those phones come with the USB cable and drivers.

    I like the Katana-LX 3800 but not the limitations Sprint has placed on the phone. Should have made a different choice this time and left Sprint after 8 years. There are better options out there.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    I hear that.

    But I personally prefer Sanyo phones so heavily over the others, that I stay with Sprint even knowing these things.

    I do hate how Sprint limits everything their phones can do.



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    Re: Katana LX (3800) usb driver?

    Datapilot shows that support for the 3800 is not available if you bought the phone from Bell Mobility (Canada). Is there really difference between the Sprint and Bell Mobility phones? They're both SCP 3800 models... would hate to buy Datapilot only to find out it really doesn't work on mine.



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