Subscribe

Receive updates via email:

 Updates via RSS

Tag Cloud

Blog Archive

Saturday, November 08, 2008

MPT v5: How to Setup Bluetooth for RAZR

With the release of Motorola Phone Tools v5 (MPT 5.0), there are a ton of new features to take advantage of. As part of my on-going coverage of the Motorola RAZR and other phones, I am publishing a number of how-to guides so that you can use the updated features of the new software.

This article is a part of the complete guide to Motorola Phones, Modding, Software, and Troubleshooting guide. For additionl articles on Motorola Phone tools and other tips, please click here.

Before you can start using the Mobile Phone Tools application with your phone, first you need to configure the connectivity. You generally have two options -- connecting via an USB cable or via Bluetooth Wireless connectivity. In this particular guide will show you how you can configure your Motorola RAZR (or similar mobile device) with Bluetooth connectivity to your computer utilizing Motorola Phone Tools 5.0. Using this type of connectivity of requires that both your computer and your mobile device both have Bluetooth connectivty.

If you do not own a copy of Motorola's Phone Tools -- you can order it for a cheap as $2 (MPT V4 upgraded to V5) through Amazon (link here) -- or buy the full MPT V5 for less than $15 (link here).

Here is the step-by-step guide.

1. Open the Motorola Phone Tools v5 Software -- if this is your first use, then the Phone Setup Wizard should initiate. If not, you can access this wizard by opening the application and clicking on Options --> New Mobile. Then click on the Bluetooth radio button and select next.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: Open the Motorola Phone Tools v5 Software -- if this is your first use, then the Phone Setup Wizard should initiate.  If not, you can access this wizard by opening the application and clicking on Options -- New Mobile.  Then click on the Bluetooth radio button and select next.
2. The wizard will ask you to select your phone model from the long list of possibilities (listed below). Based on your selection, it will walk you through how to connect via Bluetooth. I selected my V3 and clicked on next.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: The wizard will ask you to select your phone model from the long list of possibilities (listed below).  Based on your selection, it will walk you through how to connect via Bluetooth.  I selected my V3 and clicked on next.
3. The instructions walk you through turning the Bluetooth capability on your mobile phone. For the V3 it is press Menu --> Settings --> Connection --> Bluetooth link --> Setup --> Power --> ON --> OK.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: The instructions walk you through turning the Bluetooth capability on your mobile phone.  For the V3 it is press Menu -- Settings -- Connection -- Bluetooth link -- Setup -- Power -- ON -- OK.
4. Now you need to make your phone discoverable. By default, the V3 RAZR is discoverable for 60 seconds at a time. To set that, press Menu --> Settings --> Connection --> Bluetooth link --> Setup --> Find Me. Now Bluetooth discovery is enabled for 60 seconds.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: Now you need to make your phone discoverable.  By default, the V3 RAZR is discoverable for 60 seconds at a time.  To set that, press Menu -- Settings -- Connection -- Bluetooth link -- Setup -- Find Me.  Now Bluetooth discovery is enabled for 60 seconds.
5. Once you make your phone discoverable via Bluetooth, click on next and your pc / laptop will search for your Motorola RAZR V3 phone. It took about 15 seconds for the Motorola Phone icon to show up in my window. Click on next to continue.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: Once you make your phone discoverable via Bluetooth, click on next and your pc / laptop will search for your Motorola RAZR V3 phone.  It took about 15 seconds for the Motorola Phone icon to show up in my window.  Click on next to continue.
6. Once you click next, you are given instructions to connect your phone. Go to your phone, accept the connection on your mobile phone from the computer. Then enter the 4-digit code (it's random and changes each time). Finally grant access. Once you enter the information, the screen automatically moves you forward.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: Once you click next, you are given instructions to connect your phone.  Go to your phone, accept the connection on your mobile phone from the computer.  Then enter the 4-digit code (it's random and changes each time).  Finally grant access.  Once you enter the information, the screen automatically moves you forward.
7. Windows / MPT installs the device for Mobile Phone Tools use. This process took approximately 15 seconds for me.

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: Windows / MPT installs the device for Mobile Phone Tools use.  This process took approximately 15 seconds for me.
8. This screen confirms that you have completed the setup of your Bluetooth connectivity from MPT to your mobile phone. Once you click finish, MPT 5.0 will exit. Restart and you are connected via Bluetooth!

MPT V5 Bluetooth Setup Configuration: This screen confirms that you have completed the setup of your Bluetooth connectivity from MPT to your mobile phone.  Once you click finish, MPT 5.0 will exit.  Restart and you are connected via Bluetooth!

This guide and Motorola Phone Tools (MPT) v5 works with the following Motorola Phones:
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

2 comments:

Cheena kaul said...

Thanks for sharing this information. It is very well structured and helpful. Just came across your blog while looking up some info on bluetooth.

Anonymous said...

How is the security code determined between the two bluetooth devices ?