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Sunday, November 09, 2008

MPT v5: How to Setup USB connection to your 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 USB connectivity to your computer utilizing Motorola Phone Tools 5.0. An added bonus, once you establish connectivity with your Motorola phone, it will also charge while connected!

If you do not own a copy of Motorola's Phone Tools -- you can order it for a cheap as $2 (MPT V4 upgrades 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 radio button next to the work Cable and select next.

MPT V5 Establish USB Connectivity: 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 radio button next to the work Cable and select next.
2. Now turn on your phone and then connect it via USB. You should immediately hear the escalating tone and the phone should show as charging. In just about 15 seconds, the USB connectivity is established to Motorola Phone Tools. The wizard will exit and restart the Motorola Phone Tools Application. Congratulations, you are now ready to use MPT!

MPT V5 Establish USB Connectivity: Now turn on your phone and then connect it via USB. You should immediately hear the escalating tone and the phone should show as charging. In just about 15 seconds, the USB connectivity is established to Motorola Phone Tools. The wizard will exit and restart the Motorola Phone Tools Application. Congratulations, you are now ready to use MPT!

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

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a Motorola RAZR v3s. I keep getting the message that my phone is not supported. I see all the other RAZR phones in the list, I guess I'm the lucky one with the v3s. The only one thats not supported. Is ther a solution to my problem?

Bob S said...

I have a V3M with the same problem.

Ken Hanscom said...

Version 5.13B of MPT v5 is now out, which has added support for additional phones. I recommend updating and giving it a try!

-Ken

Anonymous said...

Hello. I bought a "digital camera replacement cable" from Radio Shack. I have my intial Razr V3 CD Rom. I uploaded the CD, then I plugged the mini-USB cord into my Razr V3 and PC as directed. 1.) When I plugged my V3 into the PC, it didn't indicate that it was charging but the wizard did indicate that it was receiving the information. Once the MPT phone appears on my screen... it just sits at "initializing" and won't do anything else.

I don't have text messaging. Could that be a problem. I had the service actually removed from my phone years ago.

I only want to pull photos from my cell phone and place them on my PC. Again, I can't get past the "initializing." When I click "tools" then "multimedia center" nothing. When I click "phonebook" (F5), nothing.

Please help. Did I purchase the wrong cord?