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Connection to a PC

by UncleJoeDude    Feb 23, 2010, 12:35 PM

I figured out how to connect my new 860 to a PC for ringtones and pictures. I want to share this in case someone else wants to try this.

First I had to buy and install a micro SD card. Then I went to the Motorola Web site, and downloaded a "USB and Charger Driver" The one I got was called:
"Motorola USB_Drivers_32_bit_4.2.0.zip".

I got another as well one called:
"Motorola_Consumer_Driver_Installation_
MotoConnect_1.1.16_32_bit_4.2.0.msi".
while trying to get this to work, so if the first one doesn't work alone, you may want to search the Motorola web site for this one too.

I installed these, and when I connect my phone to my PC with the charger cord, it charges the phone with the PC. An Icon appears in the task bar at the lower right side. It goes away again when I unplug the phone.

Inside the phone, under "Settings and Tools", option 9 is USB Mode, which I set to Modem Mode, and using option 8, "Memory" I set it up so the save options put everything in the Phone memory, and then I copied everything from phone memory to the card. NOTE: You can "move" everything to the card, but this will empty the phone memory!

Next, under the Tools menu option 8 is USB Mass Storage. When I used this, it allowed my PC to see the SD card under the title of "Removable Disk". I copied this entire directory structure to a folder in my PC. In order to get a ring-tone put into the phone I had to create a folder on the SD card named "my_ringtones" and put .mp3 files in there. Picture files are .JPG files, use small ones for wallpaper, etc.

Going back to the phone, I "moved" those to the phone memory. A word of CAUTION. I wanted to back up my contacts, so I copied them from the phone memory to the card. The SECOND time I did this, it created the entire contact list with 01 after each one! Delete them from the card BEFORE copying them again (new backup). Be CAREFUL not to delete them from both places memories, or you will loose all of your contacts!

You will have to go back and forth in the phone, copying or moving things to the different memories, but this should help you back up your phone memory, and get your favorite pictures and ring-tones into your phone.

Verizon has a backup utility on their web site that does some of this, but they charge for ring-tones, etc.

I hope this helps. If you need help, reply

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