Can one install the CDMA drivers on a PC where the GSM drivers have already been installed? So that I can mod my CDMA Razr V3 as well as the GSM ones? Anybody ever done this successfully? I don't want to screw up my ability to mod GSM. Driiver issues can be a real PITA.
(3) Download P2kCommander and extract the files in the zip archive to a folder on your machine. I just extracted them to a folder on my desktop.
(4) Run Motorola Software Update (MSU).
(5) Power on your phone and connect it to a HIGH SPEED USB port on your computer. IMPORTANT: Do not connect your phone to your computer through a USB Hub. It has to be direct! Also, if you connect your phone to an older low speed USB port, your computer may not recognize your phone.
At this point MSU will detect your phone after a few seconds (you'll hear your phone bleeping) if you've installed the drivers correctly. When you see the "MEID Number" appear in the MSU program window, you're golden. Nine times out of ten, if you experience problems, it is because the drivers are all f-d up. See "Troubleshooting" below for suggestions on how to correct this problem.
(6) Once MSU has detected your phone, minimize (DO NOT CLOSE) MSU.
(7) Launch P2kCommander. It will ask you if you want to upgrade. I just click "No," but one of these days I probably will upgrade.
(8.) On either the left pane or right pane drop-down menu (doesn't matter which one), select "P2k Mobile Phone." If all goes well, you'll connect to your phone and be in the root directory of your phone.
(9) Go into the root directory (named "a" on my phone) and select both MyToneDB.db and TmpTneDB.db. (FYI, for novices, after you've clicked on and selected a file, you can hold down the "Ctrl" key to select a SECOND file with your left mouse button.)
(10) In the opposite pane, use the drop-down menu to browse to a location on your local machine that you prefer and click on the "Copy" button in P2kCommander to move the two files you selected over to your machine.
(11) After you have copied those two files, DELETE THEM FROM YOUR PHONE by right-clicking on each one in P2kCommander and choosing "delete." I only copied them to my local machine first in order to back them up. But these are the files that prevent you from using your own custom ringtones even if you've copied them over to your phone.
(12) Now browse to the directory on your phone that contains your phone's ringtones. The full path from the root directory on my phone is: a/motorola/shared/ringtone.
(13) Now go back over to the pane for your local machine, select your custom-made or downloaded mp3 ringtones, and copy them over into your phone's ringtone directory using the "Copy" button in P2kCommander.
(14) Close P2kCommander, close MSU, unplug your phone, and power-off and restart your phone. You can now SET your custom ringtones. If you didn't delete the two files I mentioned above, you'd be able to see your custom ringtones, but not SET them as the default or for particular people in your contacts list. (I hate Verizon.)
IMPORTANT: You need to delete the two files I mention above EVERY TIME YOU UPLOAD NEW RINGTONES THAT YOU'VE MADE. This is because your phone regenerates the two damn files every time you start your phone.
If you're looking for a program to help you make ringtones, I suggest Audacity. Google-search Audacity. It is the first hit. Best of all, it's free! Customarily, ringtones are about 30 seconds long. You can use Audacity to make 30-second clips of your favorite songs and export them as mp3s. You can also fade them in or fade them out, and even add other effects.
If you're having trouble connecting to your phone using MSU, you probably f-d up the driver installation. To fix this, go into your Control Panel and remove any programs having to do with Motorola driver installations. HOWEVER, after uninstalling, you'll definitely need to go to the folder where the drivers are located and manually delete everything in the following directory because the uninstall in Control Panel doesn't do the job entirely: