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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Free Upgrade to Motorola Phone Tools V5 Available! (MPT 5.0)

It seems that it had been ages since Motorola release their Motorola Phone Tools Software (aka MPT, produced by Avanquest) version 4.0 in order to perform some common functions like transferring contacts, calendar, and multimedia functions in the "authorized" way to do this. While there are free versions of the software out there like P2K Commander, Motorola Phone Tools has by far the best user experience. The only drawback previously for the MPT solution had been price tag of $34.99 that Motorola had attached to the software. In recent months, that problem had been solved in that you can now get Motorola Phone Tools version 4.0 from Amazon.com for only $2. (Click here for link)

While that was fine, it had long been rumored that Avanquest had been working on an updated version termed v5, short for 5.0. The main question that purchasers of Motorola Phone Tools had was: would the version upgrade be provided for free? Great news for me -- in that just a few days ago the long awaited version 5.0 with a ton of new features and support for new phones became available to me through the Motorola Live Update tool.

This may be great news for you as well -- in that rather than spending the $34.99 that Motorola charges on their website (link here) or the $39.90 that Avanquest charges on their website (link here) you may be able to purchase the 4.0 version (link here) for just $2 and upgrade to version 5.0 for free!

Here was my experience upgrading:

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 1: Upgrade from version 4.60 to 5.07a is available.  Wow, is that a 76MB upgrade?Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 1: Upgrade from version 4.60 to 5.07a is available. Wow, is that a 76MB upgrade?

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 2: Downloading the V5 upgrade.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 2: Downloading the V5 upgrade.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 3: Now that the V5 download has completed, time to install the update.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 3: Now that the V5 download has completed, time to install the update.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 4:  Uncompressing and updating the files.  Luckily an uninstall procedure was not required.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 4: Uncompressing and updating the files. Luckily an uninstall procedure was not required.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 5:  Finish the installation for v5.07a and restart Motorola Phone Tools ENU.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 5: Finish the installation for v5.07a and restart Motorola Phone Tools ENU.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 6:  Similar interface with a new shell for the Motorola live update.  Also need to install an additional 21MB update to go from 5.07a to 5.10a.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 6: Similar interface with a new shell for the Motorola live update. Also need to install an additional 21MB update to go from 5.07a to 5.10a.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 7:  Choose the profile that you want t load for your first time run.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 7: Choose the profile that you want t load for your first time run.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 8:  Option to register and sign up for automatic notifications of upgrades and patches.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 8: Option to register and sign up for automatic notifications of upgrades and patches.

Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 9: Welcome to the new version of MPT, V5!  Your upgrade is complete.Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) V5 Upgrade 9: Welcome to the new version of MPT, V5! Your upgrade is complete.

Lastly, if you had been struggling to find support for your particular Motorola Phone with the free tools out there, Motorola Phone Tools v5 (MPT v5) supports the following Motorola phones:
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

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great informative site, but where do i go to download 5.0?

Ken Hanscom said...

You need to have MPT version 4.0 first, then go to Motorola Live Update and it will upgrade you to MPT V5.0 free!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous1 was confused as to where to go to download v5.0 and I was too. Then I figured it out. When you install MPT 4.0 one of the programs you install is Motorola Live Update. There isn't a desktop icon, but when you go to Start\All Programs\Motorola Phone Tools\ one of the programs is Motorola Live Update. I haven't updated to v5 yet, but will try tonight.

Thanks for the information, Ken, and good luck Anonymous

Anonymous said...

i am stuck at v4 and it says I have the latest update.

Anonymous said...

i have the ve 20 does anyone know why v5.00 does not a melody editor that works with this phone

Chuck from Ohio said...

It claims my W490 is not supported but it is clearly on the list + I have all the live updates. What to do? It's really frustrating. Thanks.