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The Crunchy Frog

Oct 31, 2013, 8:28 PM

User experience: downloading pictures with BitPim 1.0.7 and OS X Mavericks (10.9)

I figured out how to get BitPim to download the Samsung SCH-A670's photos on Mac OS X 10.9. I had trouble with BitPim auto-detecting the correct port for the phone. Just wanted to post this in case someone else needs to get photos off of this phone. I used a cheap Samsung-to-USB cable I got on Amazon.

  1. Turn on the phone and connect it to the cable and the cable to the computer.
  2. Open Copy and paste the following, then hit return:
    ls /dev > ~/with.txt

  3. Unplug the cable from the computer
  4. Copy and paste this into Terminal:
    ls /dev > ~/without.txt

  5. And finally this:
    diff ~/with.txt ~/without.txt

  6. Whatever shows up there is your

Jun 16, 2004, 7:00 PM

Accessories--especially a leather cover?

I'm planning to purchase the the A670 tomorrow at my local Radio Shack. What is everyone else doing in the way of accessories?

RS has a variety of add-on accessory packages, including one that has a nice-looking leather cover with a belt clip (meant for the A680, but seems to fit well), a standard car charger, a deluxe headset, and an extended battery--all for $99. Is that worth it? If purchased separately, it would be double that amount. But am I better off getting the accessories elsewhere? I'd probably want these four items anyway. I'm just wondering how the quality compares to what could be purchased elsewhere/individually.

The A670 is too beautiful to cover up with a leather cover; however, reality says that the phone will get scu...
4 replies

Apr 27, 2008, 8:50 PM

is it possible to restore deleted photos????

i erased all the pics off of a Samsung SCH-a670 any ideas????? Crying or Very sad

Apr 5, 2008, 12:53 PM

text messaging limit- Please Read

Hey guys, I have resorted back to using this phone after yet another LG Chocolate bit the dust(no surprise there). When texting on the chocolate I am used to having the ability to go beyond the 160 character limit on a txt and adding another page if needed to do so but with this phone it cuts it off immediately at 160 characters and there are no options to continue on to a second page if needed. Anyone know if it is possible to do so on this phone or if we are stuck with the 160 character limit when composing a txt message. Thanks in advanced.

Mar 25, 2008, 5:58 PM

Retrieve TXT+PICS from A670 w/ broken screen!

Ok, so I know this must happen to some other people out there. My Verizon SCH a670 screen is smashed but I have some 'important' txts and pics which I really need to get off the phone some how. HOW?? Don't worry I have a technical background too..I have heard of BitPim and SIM card readers via my computer to do this? As I'm pretty sure the Verizon Store can only retrieve my Contacts(or so they say). Has anyone had luck with any methods on this subject? Any direction would be greatly appreciated!!


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Nov 16, 2007, 4:53 PM

texting display!

In my texting outbox, next to each message there is either a double check, an hour glass, or a single check. What do they mean?? Confused


May 2, 2005, 6:34 PM

Charging habits

I have heard a few things about how to charge the phone and am wondering which are myths and which are truths.
1. If you charge the battery for too long or overnight, it will over-charge and stop holding a good charge. Is this true or false?

2. If you leave the phone on, talk on it, or use it in other ways while it is charging, the battery will not hold a good charge. Any ideas if that is true or false?

Thanks for any input Wink
23 replies

Feb 9, 2007, 7:13 PM

Backlight goes off when!!!

Does anybody know or have happened where the backlight will only work when the flip is half-open. That is, when I fully open my phone the backlight turns off. Please help...thanks.
1 replies

Jan 27, 2007, 12:49 PM

How to enter Pause or Wait for N73

i just got this phone yesterday, and when i enter my office number, i can't seem to enter the P or W like you can with other phones.

i want to be able to call my office, wait for the voice prompt and then send my pin number. i can only enter number and NOT the P or W.

can anyone help?

Dec 27, 2006, 2:43 PM

Get It Now problems

I have the a670 on EasyPay, and I can't get the Get It Now to work. Whenever I try to download anything, it says "Install failed (1281)". I've reset the phone, reprogrammed, even had a software flash, but it still won't work. Has anyone run into this, and if so, how can it be fixed?

Oct 20, 2006, 5:32 PM

3 way calling

Does this phone have 3-way calling capabilities? If so, how do I do it?
1 replies

Sep 11, 2006, 8:39 PM

Hinge problems?

My brother and his girlfriend both had this phone and both of their hinges broke, and I think mine's going to follow suit. Has anyone heard of this happening on this phone?
2 replies

Sep 3, 2006, 12:44 AM

is this phone bluetooth compatible??

i was wondering since i still have this phone till my contract is up. is it compatible with bluetooth. some sets say things about headset and or something else.... would greatly appreciate feedback thanks
1 replies

Jul 30, 2006, 9:41 PM


which version do u download for bitpim. do u download The Samsung one thats the genral one or do they have the specific software for the 670 or is there even one for the 670

Jul 22, 2006, 9:32 PM


i have a metro pcs a670 and the backlight keeps flickering and getting dim. does this happen to any of your phones.

Jun 27, 2006, 3:48 PM

Pictures from Phone to PC

Can anyone tell me how to transfer my pictures taken on the phone to my computer? Do I need to buy any additional accessories to do so or can I do it through using my phone number on a website or something? Thanks!
1 replies

Jun 22, 2006, 2:54 PM

Crappy Ringtones

I just got this phone, and the default ringtones are fine, but when i download new ones from GET IT NOW, they sound terrible. anyone else have this problem?

May 25, 2006, 5:04 PM


Okay, I have seen a few people say they have problems with their phone (a670). I was putting ringtones on my phone with bitpim and i have never had a problem before. Well now my phone starts to turn on then it just restarts itself.

Does anyone have any solutions?? maybe a way to get into the programing?? verizon said i had to pay $50 for a new phone... any my gets renewed in a few weeks so i dont want to do that!

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Nov 10, 2005, 9:58 AM

what is the latest firmware for this phone?

what is the latest software/firmware/hardware versions for the sch-a670?
4 replies

Jun 29, 2005, 6:10 PM

audio breaking up ?

I have lousy audio quality. It's constantly breaking up, and I am always asking people to repeat themselves. They can hear me just fine. I don't see any other references to this problem, so I wonder if there's something wrong with my unit. Anyone experience this?

Note: Crying or Very sad I'm still in Verizon's 15 day return period. But if I bring the unit in for exchange, I will receive in return *a refurbished unit* with a *90 day* warranty. That *really* stinks. (Same deal returning under the 1 year warranty!)
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