I have read about a lot of cell hacks and tweaks on lots of different forums....but no one really says if these will work on Verizon phones...Do they??
I have Verizon, but I've never hacked on my own phone. LOL!
I was able to get around the having to buy a Verizon ring tone, though.
How did you get around that ?
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Verizon disabled all phones from WAP downloading, so the only ways to send stuff to Verizon phones are picture messaging and blueTooth. Following are 3 steps to send stuff to Verizon phones through picture messaging:(1) Download the ringtone, video or wallpaper to your PC.(2) Send an email to PhoneNumber@vzwpix.com, for example firstname.lastname@example.org(3) Attach the ringtone, video or wallpaper in the email. You can attach multiple items in one email as long as the email can pass Verizon MMS gateway (300kb limit).
It takes a while (15-20 min) to receive the message. If there is problem, make sure that you have a camera phone with PIX messageing enabled at Verizon. If you still have problem receiving the email, contact Verizon Wireless.
but if you have the lg vx9800 you cant save the ringtones to your ringtones folder. verizon disabled it on my phone. mthe newer version of that phone can be saved as a ring tone. wish i had a way around it! :-(
I still use a free site to download ringtones to my Verizon phone.
Are they blocking them recently?
Does anyone know of sites for any or all of free ringtones, wallpapers, or answertones(probably not this one)? I can't use my own music as a ringtone for some reason. My fone says its too large. I had another fone w/ att that let me place any song I wanted as a ringtone for anyone. Hmmm...I don't like to buy from them(att) b/c they're songs are short and repetitive. They don't even play the good part of the song! LOL. would telling you what kind of phone help? ill be back to mention it. thanks
The best advice I can offer anyone who wants to mod/hack/customize their phone is to do what I did:
Take the carrier, brand and specific model number - in my case it's Verizon Motorola RAZR V3m (with or without quotes - try one, then the other) and use keywords that would lead to what you want done.
Hacks, mods, editing, etc. Use several variations if your first search doesn't come up with anything useful.
I assure you there's at least one forum out there full of users who all have the exact same phone model and carrier and goal you have. And I did everything I wanted to hack/mod my phone never registered for one forum. Every question I had was already answered once I searched for it.
Remember, Google is your friend.
And once you find one of these sites, read the tutorials and follow instructions perfectly. Consider your phone like a super-delicate mini computer. But one wrong move can break it and there's rarely a "go back" or "restore" feature for a phone.
Also keep in mind that doing anything in violation of your phone's agreement (hacking is usually one of such violations) will void your warranty. That's why it's crucial to find a site that looks legit, that has lots of users and lots of input.
If you go to http://www.phonezoo.com, you can download ringtones and wallpaper from there. It's pretty cool because other people upload some of their stuff too :)
www.zedge.com from a blackberry/pda/droid device
[quote=Gunner]I have read about a lot of cell hacks and tweaks on lots of different forums....but no one really says if these will work on Verizon phones...Do they??
Depends on the phone, I would think. I posted the links that helped me hack my RAZR V3M quite a while ago. I'd say like a year ago.
I wasn't aware that modding/hacking a phone has anything to do with the carrier. You're hacking the phone, right? Not your wireless service.
Verizon (and I would think every carrier does it to one extent or another) disables a lot of features when you buy the phone from them, which can be unlocked by SEEM editing. This entails connecting the phone to your computer (surprisingly my Canon camera has the right kind of hookup) and following a step by step. I believe I had to unlock it to enable it to download drivers from the manufacturer's site (Verizon doesn't want you connecting their phone to your computer without buying extra crap from them - and you don't need to), then just following tutorials to enable the features you want.
The issues are that SEEM editing automatically voids any warranty (if you take it back, they just need to punch in a couple things on the phone to see you opened it) and one wrong digit punched could potentially lock up your phone and you're screwed. But hell, I did it.
Verizon locks any "multimedia" options as well since they want you to subscribe to V-Cast. You can buy their version of Motorola phone tools for like $30 (?) and it has the "Multimedia" option mysteriously blurred. Buy the regular version of Phone Tools and your phone won't recognize it. Naturally, they don't want you creating your own ringtones but as far as Motorola goes, their little program for making tunes into ringtones is pretty nifty. If you have a Motorola, I suggest doing whatever you can to enable it to work on your phone.
I happen to think it's ridiculous that they disable features a phone has and then make you pay more for their lame V-Cast. It's likely V-Cast doesn't have the songs I want anyway.
All you need to do is google your phone's make and model, then include the words "unlock" "mods" and/or "hacks" and see what comes up. Maybe even your phone and "SEEM editing" too. Here are the sites I used for my phone but I'm sure there are guides out there for most current phones.
Great post Elle. It's ridiculous how verizon cripples their phones, but luckily most of it can be eradicated with some minor fixes. I've done my share of seem editing with the Moto's and will second Elle's recommendation of Moto Phone Tools for customizing your phone. If you're dealing with Nextel Motos you will need WebJal. BitPim is the best bet for LGs. And all these programs are available for free online if you look hard enough. However, if you're using a verizon motoQ, most of that hacking has to be done via the phone's registry-so it's a horse of a different color, but still really customizable.
Having said all that, if you're looking for hacked games for the phone, that's not going to happen. Verizon runs on BREW, and the best of the games are Java based.
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www.howardforums.com is also a very useful site for all different phones and carriers. that's where i found the majority of hacks for each phone i've had.
yes it works! sum1z hackn ma fone rite nw !
I have almost full access to my Motorola Droid by default (the only thing I don't have yet is root access), so I don't need any real hacks. I can program for it on my Linux box and even put the program in the Market for free lol. Oh and I changed some options in the program menu (dial ##7764726).
just type in ##7764726 in the interior screen along with the hw/sw # you can find this on the box it comes with or in phone info.
EX: with the EnV 2 you would type ##776473269100 because 9100 is the hw/sw number then hit send like to call some one and you should get a screen that says service code and funny enough its 000000 i dont know what to do with it but i can get their
btw: for most phone it has to be done on the interior screen if it doesnt have an interior screen its probably done on the outside if not at all
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