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VX8000 TIPS/TRICKS/FAQ/INFO ON DATA CABLE!

by lambchops3344    Feb 5, 2005, 2:42 PM

Here is some very helpful information i found on how to use a vx7000 cable with your vx8000 phone. Yes there are some bugs but other than that it looks great! Here is a link to the origanal forum. BE CAREFUL AND READ THE HOLE THING:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?s=216ceb6 ... »

VX8000 TIPS/TRICKS/FAQ

To add video to the VX8000:

1. Connect your data cable to the vx8000 (at the time of this writing, the
vx6000 and vx7000 futuredial cables at radio shack worked).
2. load up QPST, in particular the EFS Explorer.
3. BACKUP and delete /dload/video.dat
4. browse to /brew/media/ and put a .3gp video file in the folder.
5. reset the phone, the videos will appear in the "FLIX Gallery" in
get-it-now

*just recently got this working, video files I had put in
/brew/verizonmediaplayer/download/ would not play, but when the same files
were put in /brew/media/ they did play, dont know why but it works now

**the phone will recognize the .wmv, .asf, and .3gp formats, but as of
current only .3gp files have played flawlessly. You can convert your video
files to this format by using Quicktime Pro or Nokia Multimedia Converter
(thanks nemadrol for the program names). The Nokia program can be found at
http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,6566,034-63,00.html »

To add ringtones to the phone:

1. Connect your data cable to the vx8000 (at the time of this writing, the
vx6000 and vx7000 futuredial cables at radio shack worked).
2. load up QPST, in particular the EFS Explorer.
3. BACKUP and delete /dload/sound.dat
4. place .mp3 or .mid files into either of the following directories:
/dload/snd/
/user/sound/ringer/ (you can create this folder if it doesn't exist)
5. reset the phone, the tones will be displayed in the ringtone section.
*Supplied by JTPRO

**Additional info supplied by VerizonStore

if you add "ringers" to your phone, the storage limit is around 6 to 10 mb
in that area. There is no warning or memory checker for that section. So
when you add "ringers" to your phone make sure you only add about 30 seconds
of your song to the phone since your phone only rings for about 30 seconds
or less. Also make sure the quality of your tunes are only about 64kbs
since the speaker in your phone can't play above that quality. Add the rest
of the songs you like to hear in your "Tunes" catagory which can hold up to
47 mb of songs which is alot of songs if you change your songs quality to 64
kbs instead of the normal 128kbs since the lg 8000 speaker can only play
64kbs quality or less and anything above that would be a waste of storage
space.

To add tunes to the phone:

1. Connect your data cable to the vx8000 (at the time of this writing, the
vx6000 and vx7000 futuredial cables at radio shack worked).
2. load up QPST, in particular the EFS Explorer.
3. BACKUP and delete /dload/aod.dat
4. Place your mp3 files in the /brew/shared/aod/ directory
5. reset the phone, the tones will be displayed in the tunes section
*Thanks to JTPRO for this FAQ.

**Additional info supplied by VerizonStore

To add tunes to your lg 8000 phone, you must put the new songs in the
brew/shared/aod/ directory. This will allow you to play your tunes "Songs"
on the front of your lg 8000 by pressing and holding the play button in the
front of the phone for 3 seconds. You can either add new songs to that
directory and delete the aod.dat file or you can create fake files using
your voice to record someting and overwrite that file using your new song
name when adding it to your directory. Its called the overwriting function
instead of adding new songs then deleating the aod.dat file. This way you
don't have to delete any aod.dat or video.dat or any file when adding a new
song or video to your phone. Also make sure the quality of your tunes are
only about 64kbs since the speaker in your phone can't play above that
quality. You need a music editing software program to convert your mp3
songs to 64kbs quality. I personally use cool edit pro but there are
hundreds out there on the web that you can use. As for the sound of the mp3s
when you play them on the front of the phone, the sound is loud and very
good quality even at 64kbs. They give you a hands free headset with your lg
8000 and you can even make the mp3 louder when using the headset.

To add images to the phone:

1. Connect your data cable to the vx8000 (at the time of this writing, the
vx6000 and vx7000 futuredial cables at radio shack worked).
2. load up QPST, in particular the EFS Explorer.
3. BACKUP and delete /dload/image.dat
4. place image files (apparently BMP, WBMP, PNG, WPNG, JPEG, GIF formats)
into /dload/img/
5. reset the phone, the images will appear in the "PIX Gallery" in
get-it-now.
6. If you want a picture in the gallery as wallpaper, highlight it and hit
the right softkey "options" and select #3 "Set As" and then choose an
option.
*Supplied by JTPRO

*The internal screen size is 176x220 but actual picture size appears to be
176x144. I am fairly certain though that you can use any picture size and it
will get rescaled automatically to fit.

Some data cable and network information

#Just a few notes beforehand...there is conflicting data on if the use of
the vx-8000 with the datacable for internet services is a violation of the
trial terms of service, you can read more information about this on pages
4-6 of this thread.

Supplied by SDGoose
Just some notes on using a data cable with the vx8000. I've played with it
for a couple hours...

* I used the FutureDial data USB cable that I bought for my vx6000 last
year. The cable works with the vx8000, but the connector takes a bit too
much pressure to make with phone, so it may not be an exact mechanical fit.
NOTE: the cable *may* be flakey due poor mechanical or electrical fit. I
have had occasional unexplained difficulty connecting to QPST, snapsync and
snapdial.

* I downloaded the newest FutureDial USB drivers (dated Nov 2004) from the
FutureDial.com site. The driver supports 115,200 baud. I set the phone to
RS-232C(COM Port) at the 115,200 speed.
http://www.futuredial.com/support/d...USB_Drivers.htm »

* I updated my futureDial SnapSync and SnapDial programs via hte futuredial
site.

* When configuring the FutureDial software, I chose LG vx7000 as the phone
(vx8000 is not listed).

* SnapDial created both a 2G and 3G dialup network connection (DUN).
2G -- The 2G DUN is set to use old QNC network and I get transfer rates of
about 14Kbps. The phone display reports "PPP[QNC] Call" when connected.

3G -- The 3G DUN uses EN/EVDO data network. I used the vzw/vzw
username/password. The phone displays "1x-EVDO Data" when connected within
EVDO range and displays "1x Data" when out of EVDO range. I was getting the
full 115Kbps when connected via "1x-EVDO Data".

I haven't been able to get a higher speed CABLE connection via the phone's
USB setting... will tinker with that later and see if we can get the data
rate up into the 1Mbps range.

More Datacable Information supplied by zaidiaz

First of all, go ahead and go to the futurdial site and update your driver
if you already havnt. Then, once you're sure you have an updated driver, go
ahead and plug in the cable and phone (dont open up QPST yet), and then in
your phone, go to Settings & Tools, then #5 Call Settings, and then #7 data
settings, then #2 PC Connection, and then #2 RS-232c(COM PORT), and adjust
your port speed to 115200. (im assuming you have Windows XP) you also have
to make sure windows is detecting the software--the updated driver should be
detected--if not you'll need to go to the Add Hardware Wizard (right click
on My computer, go to Properties, hardware tab, and there it is) and just
show the computer where the updated driver is located.

then, go ahead and open up QPST Configuration. Click on Add New Port, and
keep entering different COM numbers, like COM1, COM2, COM3...until your
phone is detected. After it's detected, go to the EFS Explorer in the QPST
program, and then from there on, just read the first page of this thread and
itll show you how to add tunes.

You dont need any additional software like SnapSync for it to work..just
follow the directions..

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