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How-to SMS BitPim Exception FIX

Discussion in 'LG enV' started by birdguy888, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    Hello everyone! For once I get to assist in helping everyone....well, at least everyone with an enV3!

    Everywhere on the web no one can use BitPim to download the SMS and no one has ever been able to fix this, not even the developers of BitPim.....well, I found the solution! I assume it will work on other LG phones as well but it definately works on the ENV3.

    Go into the LG Service Menu by typing: ##lgservicemenu and then press SEND

    Type in 000000 (that's 6 zeros)

    Go to option #4 which is the SMS - LG option, press OK

    Select #6 SMS Access and select ON

    Select #7 SMS MO Enable and select ON

    Hit the CLEAR button to exit the Service Menu.

    Connect your phone to your computer and start BitPim and it will now download the SMS

    Good luck everyone!



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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
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  2. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    I noticed all the hits in the several hours since I posted this....please post and let me know if it worked for you since it did for me! Thanks!
  3. slimfinger

    slimfinger New Member

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    a) after selecting SMS-LG, you get another menu. You did not specify which setting to set to "on".
    b) if you are referring to the "SMS Access" switch, I am unable to change the setting to "on". How did you do it?
  4. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    Sorry about that, I guess my brain was going faster than my fingers. I put the full details in my first post!
  5. jdeg

    jdeg Administrator Staff Member

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    made this a how-to - thanks for the info!
  6. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    No prob....glad I could finally contribute instead of being the one asking for assistance!
  7. slimfinger

    slimfinger New Member

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    birdguy -

    Not sure what's up, but I cannot enable "SMS Access". I am not certain if you have actually done it, either. This is because I can indeed "check" the button, but if I return to the item again, it still shows as disabled. Maybe you could check this to verify that yours does take?

    If so, I am not sure why mine will not...
    If not, I wonder how it appears to fix the problem :)
  8. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    Mine does the same thing but once I set it to "on", BitPim now downloads my SMS and I no longer get the Exception Error..
  9. Beaugeek

    Beaugeek New Member

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    Respectfully, for those of us unfamiliar with accessing LG cellphone menus I submit the following....

    You access the Service Menu via the following steps:
    Open the phone

    Fom the qwerty keyboard type:
    ##lgservicemenu (TWO pound signs, not three!)
    The phone will display:
    ##5473784236368

    Use the "send" on the upper right side of the keyboard. Hit "send"

    The phone should display :"Service Menu" and six question marks!
    at the : "??????" screen type 000000 (The phone should immediately show the "ServicesLG" menu)

    Go to option #4 which is the SMS - LG option, press OK

    Select #6 SMS Access and select ON

    Select #7 SMS MO Enable and select ON

    Hit the CLEAR button TWICE to exit the Service Menu.

    I have not had a chance to try connecting to Bitpim, but I am hoping that it works.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2010
  10. Beaugeek

    Beaugeek New Member

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    No, the "fix" did NOT work for me. I followed the steps:
    Go to option #4 which is the SMS - LG option, press OK [worked no problem]

    Select #6 SMS Access and select ON --- THIS DOES NOT WORK! I cannot select "on" at all! Not even temporarily ( as you suggest in one of your posts). I have tried repeatedly to select "ON" for the SMS access. Nothing happens. I am booted out of the selection as soon as I try to select "on!"

    I suspect some Verizon gauleider decided that as long as people could manipulate their own SMS that Verizon was missing a couple of dollars a month and consequently got some things turned off....

    I definitely appreciate your information. However, since your phone works and others obviously do not I suspect that sometime during your probably numerous attempts to make things work that you probably made a change elsewhere that allows you to manipulate your SMS. You have already been kind in placing this info out on the net. Could I ask you to check your phone to see if you can possibly find what item you changed that has made the difference for you. I realize that I may be asking you to track down "a needle in a haystack," but if it would not be too much trouble .... could you please :)
  11. birdguy888

    birdguy888 New Member

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    Yeah, the way Verizon is with thinking that the general public can alter or improve the function or ability of their phones is a joke. Microsoft is just as bad when it comes to their gaming systems. I wouldn't be surprised if Verizon has blocked the feature in some regions. I didn't change anything else that would have affected the SMS being able to be downloaded via BitPim. The only other things I changed was the SMS MO SO to 13K (because I send/receive a LOT of messages each day) and the Pending Period to 1 minute and Retry Count to 1.....however, these should not have affected anything.
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    Beaugeek New Member

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    ---------- Post added at 07:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:34 PM ----------

    Oh well, I tried just for giggles. No luck :(
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
  13. sweetcndy87

    sweetcndy87 New Member

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    Hey, on another site somebody told me to turn the sms access on but i went to the ##program9200 not lgservice menu and as i was trying to find an sms option i accidentally selected some MDR Mode in the Data Settings, thinking it was gonna take me somewhere else idk lol but did I mess anything up? I finally found your post about the lg service menu and got it. bitpim still wont take my sms tho. i even deleted drafts incase it was like the env.
  14. anyoneeb

    anyoneeb New Member

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    BitPim patch to fix SMS Exception

    [Sorry, the forum won't let me post links; it thinks I am a spammer. I put in the subjects of the mailing list posts instead which find the mailing list posts on Google as the first hit.]

    There is another fix that does not require messing with your phone settings: I tracked down the problem with bitpim to a field being a different size on my env3 than bitpim was expecting. If you are using bitpim on Linux (and possibly Mac OS X, too, but I can't test that), then there is a one line fix described here: [google for "Re: [BitPim-devel] BitPim 1.0.7 and LG VX9200 env3 exception in SMS"; first hit]

    If you are using bitpim on Windows, then you can install my patched version described here: [google for "[BitPim-devel] Windows build with working lg vx9200 (env3) SMS"; first hit] I have gotten e-mails from three Windows users with LG env3 phones telling me that it worked for them.

    The patch is in the mailing list post so if you would rather compile it yourself you can. That said, compiling BitPim on Windows is a good amount of work because there are just so many dependencies to install.

    IMPORTANT: As I was not sure exactly how to modify the bitpim source and it basically says (incorrectly) that the vx9200's sms is exactly like the vx9100's sms, this fix breaks bitpim for the vx9100 (along with a few other LG phones referencing the same data structures). Until someone else makes a more robust patch, I recommend only using my version if you are only using it with LG env3 phones.

    This fix is intended to be a workaround until a new version of BitPim is released with working env3 support.
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    Kubus New Member

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    Thank you birdguy and anyoneeb, between that setting and the patched build of BitPim I finally, after months of frustration, got my SMS over. :-D It's good to know there's somebody out there hunting down the fixes.
  16. Kris78424

    Kris78424 New Member

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    Same here!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :d
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    birdguy888 New Member

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  18. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy New Member

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    YOU ARE MY HERO ANYONEEB!!!! THIS HAD BEEN FRUSTRATING AND FRUSTRATING ME!!!!! I HAVE PRECIOUS TEXTS I WANT TO PRESERVE AND NOW I CAN!!! IT WAS STRESSING ME TERRIBLY (lg SUCKS for not providing software with their phones!!!) I WANT TO PAY YOU $50!!!!!
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    birdguy888 New Member

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    SoCalGuy, also remember if you have a text you want to preserve you can open it up and forward it to your email. Same if you want to keep a certain pic too!
  20. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy New Member

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    I dont have data or internet. Can I still do that? If so, how?
    Thanks Birdguy!

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