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  1. #1
    dgk
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    It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    by accident.

    Is there a way to disconnect the control?



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  2. #2
    Spectrum
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    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    Nope. I don't think so. This thread was around some time ago. The
    consensus then was that you could only give it a password. That's what
    I did and it seems to work OK. When I hit it by accident (and I have a
    horizontal case), it puts up the "Enter Unlock Code". A bit annoying
    but it prevents the ringer getting shut off.

    If you do find a way to disable these buttons, please let us know.

    John


    On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:20 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    >by accident.
    >
    >Is there a way to disconnect the control?





  3. #3
    BruceR
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    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    I remember seeing a SEEM edit to change or deactivate certain buttons
    but I'm not sure if that one is incuded. Look at the SEEMs guide at
    www.xlr8.us/hofo.



    > Nope. I don't think so. This thread was around some time ago. The
    > consensus then was that you could only give it a password. That's what
    > I did and it seems to work OK. When I hit it by accident (and I have a
    > horizontal case), it puts up the "Enter Unlock Code". A bit annoying
    > but it prevents the ringer getting shut off.
    >
    > If you do find a way to disable these buttons, please let us know.
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    > On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:20 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >> volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned
    >> off by accident.
    >>
    >> Is there a way to disconnect the control?






  4. #4
    dgk
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:30:03 GMT, John Navas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:20
    >-0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >>volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    >>by accident.
    >>
    >>Is there a way to disconnect the control?

    >
    >If you don't have the latest firmware, get it updated. I've found that the
    >latest firmware makes it much less likely to get the ring turned off.


    How does one go about flashing the firmware - nothing really about it
    on Howard except to only use R47 but that is over a year old. And in
    what way does the firmware update change the behavior?



  5. #5
    dgk
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:10:41 GMT, "BruceR" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I remember seeing a SEEM edit to change or deactivate certain buttons
    >but I'm not sure if that one is incuded. Look at the SEEMs guide at
    >www.xlr8.us/hofo.
    >
    >
    >


    Thanks. I'll look.



  6. #6
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 15:02:29
    -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:30:03 GMT, John Navas
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >>
    >>In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:20
    >>-0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >>>volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    >>>by accident.
    >>>
    >>>Is there a way to disconnect the control?

    >>
    >>If you don't have the latest firmware, get it updated. I've found that the
    >>latest firmware makes it much less likely to get the ring turned off.

    >
    >How does one go about flashing the firmware - nothing really about it
    >on Howard except to only use R47 but that is over a year old.


    Get it done under warranty.
    -or -
    Do it yourself. "Google is your friend." Look for Motorola modding.

    >And in
    >what way does the firmware update change the behavior?


    Ignores the kind of keypresses you might make when it's not in use.

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



  7. #7

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    > It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    > volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    > by accident.


    > Is there a way to disconnect the control?


    You can't disable it, but you can block the function.

    Menu>Settings>Security>Lock Application>1234>scroll down two pages (22
    lines) to "-Audio", a few lines below "AIM" (which makes it look like
    "-Audio" is a subset of "AIM"), Change, Locked, END.

    After you do this, when you pull your phone out of your pocket, it will say
    "Enter unlock code", because you have inadvertently tried to change the
    audio style. "cancel" and carry on with use of the phone.

    --
    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5



  8. #8
    dgk
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 22:09:50 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    wrote:

    >dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >> volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    >> by accident.

    >
    >> Is there a way to disconnect the control?

    >
    >You can't disable it, but you can block the function.
    >
    >Menu>Settings>Security>Lock Application>1234>scroll down two pages (22
    >lines) to "-Audio", a few lines below "AIM" (which makes it look like
    >"-Audio" is a subset of "AIM"), Change, Locked, END.
    >
    >After you do this, when you pull your phone out of your pocket, it will say
    >"Enter unlock code", because you have inadvertently tried to change the
    >audio style. "cancel" and carry on with use of the phone.


    Wow, that sure seemed like a good idea. And it does block the Audio
    function on the menu. It just doesn't disable the same function on the
    button. Moronic programming.



  9. #9
    dgk
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:53:41 GMT, John Navas
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 15:02:29
    >-0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:30:03 GMT, John Navas
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >>>
    >>>In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:44:20
    >>>-0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>It's the one "feature" that I hate. When I want to adjust the ring
    >>>>volume, I'll do it through the menu. I'm tired of having it turned off
    >>>>by accident.
    >>>>
    >>>>Is there a way to disconnect the control?
    >>>
    >>>If you don't have the latest firmware, get it updated. I've found that the
    >>>latest firmware makes it much less likely to get the ring turned off.

    >>
    >>How does one go about flashing the firmware - nothing really about it
    >>on Howard except to only use R47 but that is over a year old.

    >
    >Get it done under warranty.
    >-or -
    >Do it yourself. "Google is your friend." Look for Motorola modding.
    >
    >>And in
    >>what way does the firmware update change the behavior?

    >
    >Ignores the kind of keypresses you might make when it's not in use.



    I looked through lxr8's map (http://www.xlr8.us/hofo/) but didn't see
    anything about disabling a button or reassigning a function to it.
    There is lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that I really
    need to do. Do you happen to know which setting I should be looking
    into?



  10. #10

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 22:09:50 +0000 (UTC), [email protected]
    > wrote:


    > >Menu>Settings>Security>Lock Application>1234>scroll down two pages (22
    > >lines) to "-Audio", a few lines below "AIM" (which makes it look like
    > >"-Audio" is a subset of "AIM"), Change, Locked, END.


    > Wow, that sure seemed like a good idea. And it does block the Audio
    > function on the menu. It just doesn't disable the same function on the
    > button. Moronic programming.


    It does block the button as long as the flip is closed, and with the flip
    open, it's a volume control, a different function altogether.

    --
    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5



  11. #11
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    SEEM 0032_0001; Offset 0C; bit 1; change to 0 to turn Smart Button off.


    > On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:53:41 GMT, John Navas
    > <[email protected]> wrote:


    >
    > I looked through lxr8's map (http://www.xlr8.us/hofo/) but didn't see
    > anything about disabling a button or reassigning a function to it.
    > There is lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that I really
    > need to do. Do you happen to know which setting I should be looking
    > into?






  12. #12
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <86ot02d[email protected]> on Wed, 08 Mar 2006 08:51:17
    -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:53:41 GMT, John Navas
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006 15:02:29
    >>-0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>And in
    >>>what way does the firmware update change the behavior?

    >>
    >>Ignores the kind of keypresses you might make when it's not in use.

    >
    >I looked through lxr8's map (http://www.xlr8.us/hofo/) but didn't see
    >anything about disabling a button or reassigning a function to it.
    >There is lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that I really
    >need to do. Do you happen to know which setting I should be looking
    >into?


    It's built into the firmware. I don't know of any setting.

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



  13. #13

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    I hated that "feature" so much that I took the phone apart
    and filed down that side rocker switch so that it's now
    flush with the phone's body.

    The switch still works, of course, and to use it for its
    other legitimate functions, I have to press it a little harder.
    A small price to pay.

    If you file down the button without taking the phone apart,
    you'll likely scratch the phone's body terribly. To take the
    phone apart, you'll need a torx screwdriver (size T6, I think).


    **********
    1366294709




  14. #14
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    Now you do: SEEM 0032_0001: Offset 0C; bit 1 (1=on, 0=off) Turns Smart
    Button on/off


    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Wed, 08 Mar 2006
    > 08:51:17 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:53:41 GMT, John Navas
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006
    >>> 15:02:29 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>> And in
    >>>> what way does the firmware update change the behavior?
    >>>
    >>> Ignores the kind of keypresses you might make when it's not in use.

    >>
    >> I looked through lxr8's map (http://www.xlr8.us/hofo/) but didn't see
    >> anything about disabling a button or reassigning a function to it.
    >> There is lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that I really
    >> need to do. Do you happen to know which setting I should be looking
    >> into?

    >
    > It's built into the firmware. I don't know of any setting.






  15. #15
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: V551 - Disable side ring volume control?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    I'm referring to the other buttons, not the Smart Button.

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 08 Mar 2006 21:33:09 GMT,
    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Now you do: SEEM 0032_0001: Offset 0C; bit 1 (1=on, 0=off) Turns Smart
    >Button on/off
    >
    >> In <[email protected]> on Wed, 08 Mar 2006
    >> 08:51:17 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:53:41 GMT, John Navas
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> In <[email protected]> on Tue, 07 Mar 2006
    >>>> 15:02:29 -0500, dgk <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>>>> And in
    >>>>> what way does the firmware update change the behavior?
    >>>>
    >>>> Ignores the kind of keypresses you might make when it's not in use.
    >>>
    >>> I looked through lxr8's map (http://www.xlr8.us/hofo/) but didn't see
    >>> anything about disabling a button or reassigning a function to it.
    >>> There is lots of interesting stuff there but nothing that I really
    >>> need to do. Do you happen to know which setting I should be looking
    >>> into?

    >>
    >> It's built into the firmware. I don't know of any setting.


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



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