Thursday, November 23, 2006

Long post, wow, so many things -- also Steven, here's the run down for RAZR modding/hacking :D

Okie dokie Im still a bit hung over, but I want to get most this out there before I pass out from all the delicious foodstuffs. Happy Turkey Day, BITCHES ^.^

Alright, first things first. Wow.. just wow. I remember now why Chris, Shea, and Wacker were some of the best friends I had. Me and Ryan actually went over to see them last night, and god damn it was good. In addition, Tommy, Steven, and Justine were all there... oh yea, and Phil too, as well as the girls. We all had some good drinks together (I have now realized the power of alcohol, the healer of wounds, mender of fences, deligator of commons, etc, etc and I could go on like this)

I dont remember a lot of specifics, that is how I knew it was a great time. However, I remember everyone has a RAZR, really gay shit, haha. Ive got the gunmetal Ver, as does Shea, then Justine has the metallic pink V3r (looks better than the poofy pearl pink new one, oh and guys DONT FORGET TO MAIL IN THOSE DAMN REBATES, YA SLACKERS), and Steven, being the omnipotent Canadian that he is, has one of the best Moto RAZRs, the black cingular V3/V3c (I still havent pinpointed which, but they are essentially the same when it comes to features and hacking.)

Its too bad Daerion and Hermanez had other plans (Daerion seeing his dad, and Hermanez had work early in the morning)

Alright, on to the good stuff. The technology. The XBOX360s they have are pretty cool, and no reported problems from Tommy OR Chris, so that is good. Chris still has that DELL desktop I set up for him (lol we need to upgrade that shit), Wacker's got what SOUNDS like the same, or a very similar-to-Laurens Toshiba lappy (powered by celeron M), justine has some busted up Compaq (hawhaw shes fucked like I am, Compaq/HP are shit), and Shea is still ballin' with the same laptop as Ryan (fags bought them at the same time, same place, with the same ASU cash)

Ok now, I thinking just 'upgrade' Justines lappy with my 'legal backup copy' of OEM WinXP, see how much that fixes, then clean up her registry, scan for malware/virii, then check out her porn stash. Next, uninstall any useless compaq/hp software, check for BIOS updates, check for new or better drivers (mainly for the video card and fucking crappy mainboard). That should fix everything, and if not, well then Ill have to bust out the big guns and start editing the registry my damn self to make it work. (it probably needs RAM, too - but Im sorry, I gave all my extra laptop RAM to Ryan to alleviate his bogging p4-mobile laptop (Im sure Shea could use a 512 stick, too), and I think I passed some laptop RAM to lauren as well, for her sister's Toshi.


Motorola RAZR Modding starters:
Backup your phone Make a flash/flex backup with Random's Flash Backup (doesnt work for V3r's, Ive already tried.
This will make a direct copy of your phones firmware/software/files - you need a very good amount of battery left for this, but for modding I always recommend 100% batt, or at least as close to that as possible. (which is easy enough since the RAZR can charge off any computer equipped with the USB powa)
Now this flash backup tool DOES NOT work for v3r, like I said before, due to bootloader incompatibility.
After the flash backup has been made, make a direct file system backup. What I mean by this is use a P2k software (I will list the softs I use for reference at the end) to directly copy all folders and files to a specific location on your computer's HDD so as to save all your files (this wont save anything you have stored to the SIM card, but as long as you never lose/break/put a magnet near your SIM card, its data will NEVER be lost (contacts, text messages, carrier/customer info)
Alrighty now that you have 2 effective all-purpose backups (or just one for poor v3r owners like myself) you want to upgrade the firmware. This CAN be tricky now that there are SO many versions of the V3 series phones out now. A lot of firmwares (v3, v3c, v3i, v3m, v3x, v3r, v3t) are not cross-phone compatible, even cingular v3r firmware is NOT compatible with t-mo's myfaves v3r phones due to the god damn bootloader no one seems to be able to find/make/edit/update.

Updating the firmware CAN very possibly brick your phone if you do it wrong. (I did it with my old v620, and v330 phones)

To avoid bricking the phone (either repairably or irrepairably) - I suggest reading a shit-ton of info, provided at (need to register w/ a valid email for downloads) and (probably needs registration for something, although I havent reg`d there yet)

Here is a flex/flash guide if you are interested

Ok say you are too lazy (like me) to find a suitable firmware. Yea, fuck that shit, these phones are new enough anyways XD

Changing the outer LCD picture (cingular logo, or tmo logo) while the flip is open
This is simple enough, just make a pretty 96x80 pixel .gif file (no transparency, and as few colours as possible - I used under 64 colours and mine is badass) use a p2k soft to upload it to the phone (I dont remember when the file IS per-say, but if you can read, and have a good p2k soft, then it shouldnt be TOO hard, eh?)
Reboot the phone (either using the soft, or just doing it yourself with the phone's power button) to see the changes (this will apply to anything you change on your phone, and is MANDATORY for SEEM editing)

Oh wait, 'WTF is SEEM editing?' you ask, well let me pull some one else's guide since Im not going to type it all out.

Guide to SEEM editing Now that you hopefully know what SEEM editing is, and how to perform such a modification, we can move on to more difficult things. This includes 'unbranding' a phone, changing the menu (from 9 icons to 12), adding the FEM(engineering menu), enabling weird features like airplane mode, adding custom carriers (mostly for use when you cant get a good signal from the cell you are connected to), and/or altering the 'GAIN TABLE' for volumes and what not.

Here is a FULL list of known SEEM edits as well as a full list of GAIN TABLE edits and descriptions, even includes known MENU edits (MMA files).

That is basically all I know. If have any further questions, call/text me, leave me an IM/email or just leave a comment here.

posted by Matt at 2:09 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah but I still got hella wasted. Hahah...

2:02 PM  
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.\\ Aha an update before the end of the month, INSANITY I TELL YOU! PURE SHENANIGANS! Anyways, not much to report, Im lazy and bored right now, although I SHOULD be studying for that calc Final on Saturday... Either way, meh! The car is doing well, except for the squealing noise when driving in the cold. Hellsing is out tomorrow! I can not wait! As of now I have watched more anime than I ever thought possible. 162 eps of Naruto (patiently awaiting the 163rd), 3 seasons of Initial D (plus one movie and one OAV), 6 eps of Samurai Champloo, and about 60 eps of Rurouni Kenshin. All of that in the past couple of months. I guess watching free fan subbed anime on my 19'' monitor is better than watching pathetic American tv on my television. :D - Well that is all for now, until next time, have a Merry X-mas, a KraZy KawanZa, a Happy Chanukah, and a solemn and dignified Ramadan; and say no to RICE. Also: Fuck ASU, Fuck their parking and transit Department, Fuck Discount Tire Co., and Fuck pronouncing AeonFlux right. (its actually 'E-on', rather than my preferred way of saying 'AY-on')


.\\ Ok so I was not going to do a full news update, but its seems in the 3 days I slacked off on doing a half-assed update, I accumulated enough going-ons to necessitate a 'real' update. First, I got the lowering springs on the Grand Am. About a week ago I had totally given up hope on this damn car since everything seems to be falling apart lately, and I constantly bitch about how much money it is costing me. However, I did not stop to think that I can just replace each thing that is broken, one part at a time, slowly but surely and all that jazz. Besides, my car is basically my only hobby, so why not spend a large percent of my income on the damn thing. So next up is a new set of tires, I'm thinking 225/45R17 Kumho Ecstas. However, I may go with the 215/50R17 since I had a 215mm wide tire on the stock rims, and looking at those, they are quite wide enough.

Anyways, I'm willing to bet most people don't care about my little Pontiac shitbox, so onto some other news-y stuffs.

I have come to realize, just now, that people with one hand must really be pissed off. Why? Simply because one hand washes the other. If you think about it, that lame little cliche is quite correct; you rub your one hand with your other one, it is nearly impossible to wash one hand by itself.
I know that is horrendously random, but bare with me here, it gets better...

Have you ever wondered why Necrophilia is usually associated with having sex with the dead? Well, necrophilia actually means more broadly 'to have a fondness for corpses or the dead', but today it is always used in reference to raping a corpse.
But if you think about it, since there are necrophiliacs out there, they just LOVE the dead, they are fascinated with corpses for some sick reason. However, if you just chill with a dead person, it isn't that fun; they cant do much, since they are dead. (see where I'm going with this?) -- You can't play chess with a dead person, they cant play chess! They have a physical inability to play a game of chess due to their death.
The only thing a dead person can do is get raped... however, it isn't rape, since they cant say no. See? Its all good...

Now that you most likely think I'm one sick individual, I bid you ado. And don't forget, 12.19.05 the new Hellsing OVA is released in Japan, so expect those DVDrip torrents to follow close behind :D


.\\ Ah yes, nearly a month later. I may make a habit of this, monthly updates seem to be working out well XD
Anyways, I have been doing a bit of cleaning up around the site, the forums are dead, for some reason the MySQL database shit the bed... I may attempt to fix that in the near future. My blogs are left half finished since I'm extremely lazy, and b2evo sucks ass.
The car still has 2 different sets of rims on it, lol ricer lol
Uhmm... Also I should have the full tale of the dreaded camping trip up here soon, I just need to resize the pics so I don't get yelled at by slow DSL users or those few 56kers left out there. So many pics, nearly 100 from one digi cam, not to mention the other sources. So keep your fingers crossed for that.

That is all for now, happy halloween and don't do drugs. Unless its crack in a can XD

psst, that's an inside joke, psst.


.\\ So that is my bad for not updating in nearly a month, but things are always busy over here and my poor domain gets neglected. I am revamping a few areas of the site, namely the forums, links, and contact info areas. Links are now up, and anyone can link to me, or ask that I like to them, link exchanges are fun :D
In other news, recently I have been working on a few pages that are not my own, a few for work, a few for friends. Etc, etc.
The first of which is, as you can clearly see these guys need some major help, yeesh! Not to mention, these guys have yahoo web hosting, oh noes!!!1!1!11!11!!2
Keep checking those sites as well for updates, since I have some new content and new layouts for each web site, that I hope will go public by the end of this week.
I would like to end this update with some hope for the future, since I am taking nothing but night courses during my next semester at ASU, that will hopefully give me more time during the day to maintain this site.


.\\ Ok, the transfer has not gone smoothly, as some may have noticed, but it is near completion. Also, the forums are beginning to take shape, as well as my blog and php-nuke tools. A lot of spiffy content and shit is on the horizon! And I'm slowly learning how to port forward and use php and mysql. This is nuts.
Also, I just got Neverwinter Nights Platinum, so that will indefinitely slow down my progress. And a big thanks to Laurels for helping me transfer the domain, as well as teaching me so much along the way. Laurels = (Best)^infinity.


.\\ I am currently under going a domain transfer since Name Secure is a subpar service, and Lauren has enlightened my ignorant ways. She has shown me the shiny path to salvation, and it leads right to Influx Web Hosting. These guys kick ass, and I've already partially set up a forum, as well as some other bitchin' new features. Stay tuned for more info. :D


.\\ I have added a bunch of new stuff to the Coheed page, and I have begun putting the various theories and interpretations together, email me or aim me if I left anything out or something... Also, I have begun work on the section of my site for my car. I know there is a great need for pictures on this site, and I shall be getting some soon.


.\\ I finally broke down and got my own domain like all the cool kids... Keep checking back for my awesome random updates and the such...

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