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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Motorola RAZR Modding, Software, and Troubleshooting Guide

Since the introduction of my first post on the Motorola RAZR or MotoRAZR mobile phone on my blog, it has not only become insanely popular – but it has also become a little bit of an obsession for me. The need to have a good source for free software to modify and customize Motorola RAZR and other phones was huge. In fact, to date I have posted 70 times in regards to the Motorola RAZR and the experiences I have had with my V3.

While the posts will be sure to continue, in order to make them easier to find, I am creating an index or place where you can find all the content I have produced for the Motorola RAZR lines of phones. You can find the entire index by area arranged below. The primary focus is around software and modifications that you can download for free off of the Internet, but there are also some guides for the Motorola Phone Tools or MPT for short.

The areas include:
Drivers
Software
Motorola Phone Tools V5 How-To Guides

Be sure to bookmark this page, as it will be updated anytime there is new content available for the Motorola RAZR cellular phones. And, as always if you have a questions – or problem that has not been solved, go ahead and contact me via email and I will see what I can do to help!

If you find these guides helpful – please let me know either with a comment or a link from your blog, Facebook, or MySpace pages! Lastly, have I missed any tutorials or guides that you would like to see? Please let me know with a comment or email!

Computer and USB Drivers:
USB Drivers for your Motorola phone. In most cases, in order to modify your Motorola RAZR phone you need to establish connectivity from your computer. What is even better? With these drivers you can charge your Motorola RAZR (or similar) mobile phone from your PC or laptop whether you are at home or on the road – eliminating the need for the easy-to-forget charger.

Below is the list of the free Motorola drivers that will establish immediate connectivity to your PC and allow you to even charge your phone when you plug it in. While some software packages such as P2K Commander also include drivers, I highly recommend installing the below ones first! Of course, remember that a USB with a mini-USB connector is required for using.

Software Installations:
There is a lot of free software out there for the Motorola RAZR phone. In addition, a very popular “for sale” tool is called “MPT”, short for Motorola Phone Tools. While it retails for $49.95 (which most feel is a rip-off), you can get it for less than $5 (even for $3 with USB cable off of Amazon.com. So, you can purchase the excellent purchase Motorola Phone Tools by Clicking Here.. In addition, you may want to try out the software versions below:


Motorola Phone Tools V5 How-To Guides
MPT is short for "Motorola Phone Tools" -- MPT is generally what those of us with a lot of experience the phone tools software call it. This section covers the various guides that are available for the MPT V5.0, which is the latest release by Motorola / Avanquest. The software while fully functional is a little clunky, but with a little help -- you can complete most tasks on it with ease and is the first to support Microsoft's Outlook 2007. Over time, these guides will cover the entire MPT v5 application.

Guides are generally compatible with the following phones:
a1000
c650
e398
e550
e770v
e815
e1000
e1070
v220
v235
v262
v265
v300
v325
v360
V360v
v365
v525
v550
v550e
v540/v551
v557
v600
v620
v635
v710
t710
v975
v980
RAZR V3
RAZR V3c
RAZR V3i
RAZR V3t
RAZR V3e
RAZR V3x
RIZR Z3
SLVR L6
SLVR L7
SLVR L7e
ROKR e1
3G
PEBL U6
Motorola A1200
Motorola A1600
Motorola A630
Motorola A732
Motorola A780
Motorola A835
Motorola A845
Motorola A910
Motorola A920
Motorola A925
Motorola C390
Motorola C698
Motorola DC600
Motorola E1000
Motorola E1060
Motorola E1070
Motorola E1120
Motorola E2
Motorola E398
Motorola E550
Motorola E680
Motorola E690
Motorola E770v
Motorola E790
Motorola E8
Motorola E815
Motorola E825
Motorola E895
Motorola Em30
Motorola K1
Motorola K1c
Motorola K3
Motorola L2
Motorola L6
Motorola L7
Motorola L7c
Motorola L7e
Motorola L7r
Motorola L9
Motorola M990
Motorola Maxx
Motorola ROKR_E1
Motorola ROKR_E6
Motorola U6
Motorola U9
Motorola v1100
Motorola V1150
Motorola V176
Motorola V195
Motorola V235
Motorola V280
Motorola V3
Motorola V300
Motorola V323i
Motorola V330
Motorola V360
Motorola V361
Motorola V3c
Motorola V3i
Motorola V3x
Motorola v3xx
Motorola V400p
Motorola V500
Motorola V501
Motorola V505
Motorola V525
Motorola V535
Motorola V540
Motorola v545
Motorola V547
Motorola v550
Motorola V551
Motorola V555
Motorola V557
Motorola V560
Motorola V6
Motorola V600
Motorola V620
Motorola V635
Motorola V710
Motorola V750
Motorola V750g
Motorola V8
Motorola V8 LUX
Motorola V80
Motorola V9
Motorola V950
Motorola V9m
Motorola V9mS
Motorola VA76r
Motorola Ve
Motorola VU30
Motorola W205
Motorola W208
Motorola W209
Motorola W215
Motorola W218
Motorola W220
Motorola W360
Motorola W375
Motorola W380
Motorola W385
Motorola W385m
Motorola W385re
Motorola W395
Motorola W510
Motorola W755
Motorola W760r
Motorola Z3
Motorola Z6
Motorola Z6c
Motorola Z6M
Motorola Z6tv
Motorola Z6v
Motorola Z9
Motorola ZN5
RAZR2 V8 LUX
RAZR2 V9
ROKR E8
RAZR2 V9m
RAZR V3e
RAZR V3a
ROKR Z6m
RAZR2 V8
MOTO Z6c
MOTO Z9
W510
ROKR Z6
W490
V325i
W315
Maxx Ve
RIZR Z3
RAZR V3xx
RIZR Z6tv
L6
V323i
W755
V197
W385
PEBL
SLVR L7c
V266
V235
V262
V265
RAZR V3t
V365
V325
V195
KRZR
V276
V361
E815
ROKR E1
V260
RAZR V3r
V323
V360
SLVR L7
RAZR V3C
RAZR V3
RAZR V3i
RAZR V3m
KRZR K1m

12 comments:

Doug Johnston said...

Very comprehensive. Can phonebooks be transferred directly phone to phone via Bluetooth without going via computer?

michael said...

Dude, You must be one on the world wide leading experts, and, you know how to write. Excellent resource. Must be me, but I downloaded the drivers from your posts and the phone charges. But the phone is not recognized in windows.So no matter which (P2k commander or Tools)I try to use, I cannot get a sync. I had origionally installed Vcast MEK and the driver that came with it. That doesn't work any more after I updated to WMP 11. Should I have tried to locate and rempove the original drivers 1st? Thanks, Michael m_alexander6296@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey, i am impressed!! eventhough i dont need the driver, I just happened to see it! I will guide people to you. Kudos!!
Mike

jef said...

i am trying to transfer the contacts list via bluetooth to a handsfree device called SuperTooth3 by BlueAnt. the phone connects to the device but it doesn't support any transfer feature?

Wilymakeit said...

Hello great info, I cannot believe all the BS, time and costs just to want a different Ring Tone on my Motorola Razor, I bought the MPT software/cord, I can transfer a ring tone from my computer to my phone with no problem, I can play the ring tone on my phone but there is no Save as my new ring tone in the Options, I have heard from searching the web that Motorola and the service provider have both stopped people from using there own ring tones, is this true, is there any way I can use downloaded free ring tones on my Razr.

Thank You

simon said...

Hi
Sorry but I don't do Micro$oft. Apart from Moto4lin is there anything else out there for *nix boxes. I am running Ubuntu 8.04.

Thanks

Si

Ken Hanscom said...

Sorry Simon, that puts you pretty much out of luck. Motorola (nor the open source community) has not made drivers available for the RAZR on any UNIX/LINUX flavors, including RedHat, Ubuntu, etc.

Good luck!
-Ken

Anonymous said...

Micheal can't get sync. It may be the software that Motorola installs that is causing the unit to not to be recognized by your computer. I had the same trouble. REquied me to send it back to Moto for repair.

Ryan said...

for those that dont wanna go thru MOTODEV here's the link for the drivers and such

http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=bda09ec8009a0210VgnVCM1000008806b00aRCRD

Jackie said...

thank you thank you thank you. this was very helpful. I got a razr from my friend after breaking my phone but she didn't have a charger. This was a very easy solution.

Obuchi said...

Omg this was extremely helpful. thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! you saved me sooooo many hours i was about to waist! Google should put you on the first page! :)
Signed,
Grateful Teen

Anonymous said...

I am just fed up with "incomplete" Motorola phones. If they're incapable of figuring out how to make a phone that does simple things -- like copy my music, photos and videos -- maybe they should find a new line of work.

If you want to nickel-and-dime me to death with special software and hardware and adapters and then I still can't do some obvious things (like copy via Bluetooth), tell me about that before I make a decision to buy it, because I can assure you, I'll look elsewhere.

I hate this crap of finding out after I've bought something that it's completely (deliberately) crippled.