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How-to Basic Hack's and how to's for the Voyager

Discussion in 'LG Voyager' started by bossdragon, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. bossdragon

    bossdragon Daderator

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    WARNING: YOU TRY ALL THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, IT'S YOUR FAULT, AND NOBODY ELSE'S. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

    my apologies if I did not give proper credit to those who's posts I've copied from the thread and pasted into this post.


    Access Service menu... (per FAUguy)
    Flip the phone open.
    Using the QWERTY keypad, dial ##PROGRAM10000 and then press Send. Then enter 000000.
    NOTE: use SYM before hitting #... so... Sym 3 Sym 3 p r o g r a m 1 0 0 0 0 send


    LGDownload (per Mark)
    No Voyager/VX10000 specific .dll for LGDownload has been leaked at this point however...

    The VX9900 .dll works to put the phone in DM mode as well as edit a few items. The VX9800 .dll also works for editing a few other items.

    Using Humpa's MMS server (per Humpa)
    MMS hack as described at -> RAZR, V3C, V3M, E815 Motorola/LG Mobile Phone Help Pages by Mark Venture - C Humpa MMS works as described for the VX9900... This allows all MMS messages sent from your phone to show on thephonecam.com rather than VZW's pixplace web site.

    You can also use bitpim to copy the file to the pc, hex edit it, then copy it back rather than using LGDownload.

    Editing the ERI.BIN to change Verizon Wireless (per Mark)
    Editing the ERI.BIN as discribed at -> RAZR, V3C, V3M, E815 Motorola/LG Mobile Phone Help Pages by Mark Venture - C ERI works just fine. (change the "Verizon wireless" in the ERI banner)


    Using BitPim for Pictures and RingTones (per humpa and Mark)

    Latest verison of bitpim now includes proper Voyager/Venus support... BitPim 1.0.3 (10 Dec 2007)

    you can use -> VX10K-Bit1.htm for ringtones and pictures
    Also there are instructions to do this accessing the file system below on this page...


    Problems using the Driver CD included with the phone (per Mark and me)
    For those having problems with the CD and USB Drivers... I did NOT even open the CD... I had the LG drivers installed on my PC for my enV... Plugged in the voyager, and it was fine...

    If you need them.. see -> RAZR, V3C, V3M, E815 Motorola/LG Mobile Phone Help Pages by Mark Venture - LG DRVR (has a link to them)

    Editing the WAP settings via Menu for the Voyager (VX10000) (per Humpa)
    Note: if you have a Venus, enV or Chocolate see -> FreeWap-LG.htm instead!!

    Should not really be needed since to use the Voyager, you MUST be on a NationWide plan, and MobileWeb access (i.e. using VZW's Proxy) is included in the NationWide plans. Using an alternate proxy has not been tested but....

    The very last thing in the /browser/setting/fileDB is "srvMenuAccessable" (not sure why they spell accessible wrong) and then the value, which is a 0. Just change that 0 to a 1 and you are able to then edit the WAP Settings via the Service Menu.

    i.e. Use BitPim to copy the /browser/setting/fileDB back to the PC.. Use a hex editor and change that 0 to a 1... use Bitpim to overwrite the /browser/setting/fileDB with your edited one. After restarting your phone, access the Service Menu and go -> Wap Setting... and adjust the values as needed...

    (default home page vzwap.com )

    Edit the MobileTV Splash Screen (per muzhik)
    change the MobileTV splash screen... use BitPim, find brew/mod/31243/splash.bmp save it to your PC, edit it, overwrite the phone copy with the edited one, restart your phone

    DUN hack to be able to tether with your Phone as Modem... (per multiple people!)
    NOTE: this is against Verizon's TOS.. so See also the notes a top -> DUN.htm before you proceed.

    Note: Unless you have the Vcast Vpack or the BBA plan, data is billed at $1.99 per MB!!

    There are TWO ways to do this...

    1. Access the service menu, then go Data -> MIP Setting - > NAI Setting -> MIP DUN NAI -> and change it to phonenumber@vzw3g.com (just get rid of the "dun.")

    Or...

    2. follow -> HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - How to enable EVDO DUN on ANY EVDO capable phone in 10 easy steps!


    Disable EVDO (This can help with battery life if your phone constantly switches between 1x and EVDO because you are on the "edge of coverage" BUT you can't use vCast, and your Get-it-Now, MMS Messaging, WAP, and other data services will be slower)

    Open the phone open. Using the QWERTY keypad, dial ##PROGRAM10000 and then press Send. Then enter 000000.
    NOTE: use SYM before hitting #... so... Sym 3 Sym 3 p r o g r a m 1 0 0 0 0 send

    Access the service menu, then go Network Seleect -> Mode Preference -> 1X Only. (default is Digital Only Hybrid)

    Copying contacts via Bluetooth from an enV to Voyager
    Note: this may work for other phones which support OPP for vCard, however the process might be slightly different.

    Note: this process will NOT copy Ringer ID or Picture ID assignments, nor will it copy GROUP associations....

    Pair the two phones...
    1. Put the Voyager in Discoverable mode... Menu -> Settings & Toos -> Bluetooth Menu -> Options (soft key) -> Discovery Mode -> On
    2. On the enV.. Menu -> Settings & Tools -> Bluetooth Menu -> Add New Device
    3. From the list, highlight the VX10000 and press the "OK" button to pair.
    4. When prompted for pass code.. enter any 4 digit number (example: 0000) and press OK.
    5. on the Voyager, when prompted, ACCEPT the pairing request
    6. For the pass code, use the SAME 4 digit number (example: 0000) and press OK.
    7. When prompted on EACH phone.. "Before connecting..." select Always Allow

    Initiate the sending of contacts...
    Note: the enV can only select/send 10 contacts at a time via Bluetooth.
    1. On the enV.. go MENU -> Settings & Tools -> Bluetooth Menu. Highlight the Voyager.
    2. Press Options (soft key).
    3. From the menu, select.. Send Name Card
    4. You will be presented with the enV's phone book listing.
    5. Use the OK button to mark those you wish to send. If/When you have hit the 10 contacts selected limit, you will be prompted.
    6. When you are ready to transfer press Done (soft key)
      the select cards will be transfered and you will be returned to the phone book listing.
    7. If you have more names to transfer, you may continue useing the arrows and OK button, to unmark those which have transfered and mark the next set of names. press Done (soft key) to transfer...
    8. the select cards will be transfered and you will be returned to the phone book listing.
    9. if you have more to transfer, go back to step 8
    10. When you have completed transfering the names... press the END key.

    Preparing a MicroSD card for use in your phone
    Note: formatting the MicroSD card erases anything currently stored on the card!!

    Take MicroSD card out of package. :)
    Power the phone off.
    Insert the MicroSD card into the slot on the phone
    Power the phone on.
    On the phone go.. Menu -> Settings & Tools -> Memory -> Card Memory -> Options (soft key) -> Format.

    The card will now be ready for use.


    Making use of USB Mass Storage Mode to directly work with files stored on an inserted MicroSD card.
    NOTE: this only works if you have a MicroSD card inserted in the phone.

    Connect the USB cable that comes with phone...

    On the phone... Menu -> Settings & Tools -> Tools -> USB Mass Storage...

    This causes the phone to be identified as like a "USB Card reader".. and the inserted card to show as a Drive letter... You can then drag/drop files the into the My_PIX, My_Sounds, My_Music, My_Flix folders on a microSD card inserted in the phone.. or copy files back to the PC.

    Use the key on the Voyager to exit mass storage mode and return to normal when you are finished.

    Note: while in USB Mass Storage Mode, the phone will not be able to send/receive calls, messages, etc...

    Note: because the phone now looks like a USB Card Reader with inserted memory card, you may access and manipulate it just like any other "flash drive"... store what ever files you want.. open or delete them too. All right from the card.

    NOTE: this will NOT work to access the phone's internal memory. It only works to access a MicroSD card inserted in the phone.

    Bluetooth: What bluetooth profiles are supported by the voyager?

    See the Phone Bluetooth page...

    Bluetooth: Pairing your phone and PC, plus using some of the supported profiles

    How to Pair your Phone and Widcomm/Broadcom Bluetooth PC

    Where do Files Go?

    File Locations... this is a listing of the locations of the "popular" files on the different phones. It can be useful when working with the phone's file system in BitPim



    Adding Ringtones with USB Cable & Bitpim (per [TheBORG])

    DO AT YOUR OWN RISK. I am not responsible if you mess up your phone.

    1. Connect USB cable to PC.
    2. Connect USB cable to phone.
    3. Open Bitpim (Welcome to BitPim ).
    4. Click on the plus in front of Phone.
    5. Click on the plus in front of Media.
    6. Click on ringers.
    7. Click the Add Ringer button (4th button from the LEFT).
    8. Navigate to the folder on your PC where the ringtones are located.
    9. Select the ringtone that you want and click the Open button. Make sure these files are about 30 seconds long. You can use a program called Audacity (Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder ) to make the actual files (work off duplicate files so you don’t overwrite the original files).
    10. A Convert Audio File window will open. To lower the file size of the ringtone drop the Sample Rate and Bitrate down one or two settings.
    11. Click the Convert button.
    12. Make any adjustments to the ringtone file if needed. You can play the file to test the volume, but most likely you will need to test it from your phone to make sure it’s loud enough.
    13. Click the OK button.
    14. Repeat steps 7-13 for addition ringtones that you want to add.
    15. Click the Send Phone Data button (2nd button from the LEFT).
    16. Check the Ringtone checkbox and make sure that Add radio box is selected (not Replace All).
    17. Your ringtone(s) are now being transferred to your phone. DO NOT DISCONNECT THE USB CABLE FROM EITHER END!
    18. On your phone, navigate to the Menu – Get It Now – Music & Tones – My Ringtones. Check out your new ringtones!

    Hope these help...and if you know of a hack/how to for this phone, please let me know and I will add it to the list.
     



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  2. twitch77

    twitch77 New Member

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    hey, i just want to add an additional warning about accessing the hidden service menu.

    i don't know if this was just a bug on my voyager, or if it's all voyagers (please note i also had the V03 original firmware).

    when i opened the service menu i was checking out the settings. i didn't change anything, as i had no idea what any of it did.
    anyhow, the next time i turned off my phone and turned it back on. . .it'd continously reset itself over and over. it'd get to the start-up annimation, freeze, turn off, turn back on, and repeat.

    it eventually started back up. . .but the web browser was really messed up (it wouldn't bring up the back/stop button on the bottom. . .and page loading was extremely slow.)

    i was able to fix it by calling *228 and selecting the first option (press 1) which programmed the phone.
    after the phone restarted, everything was back to normal (and my heart felt about 100x lighter. . .lol).

    not sure what caused all of this. . .but thought i might as well share it.
    now i don't mess with things on my phone unless i feel confidant i need to (to get something to work), or unless i think i know what i'm doing.

    thnx.
     
  3. InSANe krAZy

    InSANe krAZy New Member

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    i tried to do the ERI banner hack and everytime i changed it, my phone went into roaming mode...what am i doin wrong?
     
  4. bossdragon

    bossdragon Daderator

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    did you replace the VerizonWireless with something else or did you just blank it out. Remember, there must be something there....even if it's just blanks.
     
  5. InSANe krAZy

    InSANe krAZy New Member

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    yea i replaced it withe more text. nothin worked
     
  6. ec09jazzy

    ec09jazzy New Member

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    Sorry... I realized I probably should have started a new topic for the question I had asked.... please ignore (or somehow delete??) this reply.

    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
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    350zhaze New Member

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    That was an easier walkthough for putting ringtones on the phone than others I've found, awsome
     
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    jaygreene1 New Member

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    How do I convert .avi and .mpg video to be able to play it on voyager?
    :flamemad:
     
  9. Mark_Venture

    Mark_Venture New Member

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    I'm a little dissapointed that the original post of this thread was DIRECTLY COPIED/PASTED from... mark.cdmaforums.com/VX10K.htm with no mention of that.
     
  10. camstuf

    camstuf /\/\s.Super/\/\odette

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    What???
     
  11. Mark_Venture

    Mark_Venture New Member

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    Exactly.. and that is what I typed ON MY PAGE because I spent the time read the HOFO thread (that I linked on my page) and compile those, BEFORE the Hofo thread was deleted due to too many BS posts. I didn't have the oppertunity to record the name of each individual who posted them. (it was later posted in -> howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1295000 )

    In other words.. what bossdragon posted in the original post is an exact copy/paste from -> mark.cdmaforums.com/VX10K.htm or (my post in the Hofo thread) with the TOP section cut off, and no reference of where it came from given, even though the oppertunity to say... "I copied this from...." is there... similar to how tavenger5 did in -> cellphoneforums.net/lg-voyager/t270091-how-copy-contacts-env-voyager-via-bluetooth.html

    i.e. If you copy/paste from somewhere.. and KNOW the source... STATE IT.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2008
  12. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry about that mark. We always make every effort to give credit when due.
     
  13. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    are there any new things that should be added to this 'hack' list?
     
  14. toney420

    toney420 New Member

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    thanks for the info
     
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    xVehemencityx New Member

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    First, thanks a million for posting these. I'm getting a Voyager for Christmas and this really helped since I wanted to know how to put ringtones on it. I just have one question. I have insurance on it. Will using BitPim void my ToS and therefore cancel my insurance?
     
  16. treminaor

    treminaor New Member

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    I realize this is my first post, and will probably be my last, but I thought I would share with you my site, h ttp://voyagertuts.tk (remove the space)

    It has many guides on how to do neat stuff with your voyager like stream live tv, music, and movies with nothing more than Orb and a data plan. Check it out if you are interested.
     
  17. blackcrystal

    blackcrystal New Member

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    All I wanted to say was thank you for the info, very useful.:D
     
  18. bloniasz75

    bloniasz75 New Member

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    Yeah, this site helped with a lot of questions I had about my Voyager. Thanks to all who participate here. Hopefully I can learn more and help someone, somehow, sometime,.....in a galaxy far, far, far ,far away.... sorry, got sidetracked. Thanks again.
     
  19. Manook

    Manook New Member

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    Thanks this helped a lot!
     
  20. lavanyaja

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    some of them dont work... :(
     

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