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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

T-Mobile Web Sessions settings for Java Apps

The nice thing about this is that it still works with your TZones/TMobile Web sites you you can make this the default and not have to switch back to the old one.

The TMo settings are locked so we're going to make a new Web Session and set it as default.

NOTE: If you can't find the menu items and you have a Motorola phone, you'll need to turn on the Web Sessions menu by doing a SEEM edit. See www.xlr8.us/hofo for info. Once you've done that, come back here.

Press MENU: Web Access: Web Sessions. Scroll down to an empty entry slot and press MENU again. Select NEW and fill in all the blanks exactly as below:

Name: Java Session
Homepage: http://wap.myvoicestream.com
Service Type 1: WAP
Port 1: 9201
Domain 1: (leave blank)
Service Type 2: HTTP
Proxy 2:
Port 2: 8080
Domain 2: (leave blank)
DNS 1:
DNS 2:
Timeout: 5 minutes
CSD No. 1: (leave blank)
User Name 1: (leave blank)
Password 1: (leave blank)
Speed (Bps):14400
Line Type 1: ISDN
CSD No. 2: (leave blank)
User Name 2: (leave blank)
Password 2: (leave blank)
Speed (Bps) 2: (leave blank)
Line Type 2: ISDN
GPRS APN: wap.voicestream.com
User Name: (leave blank)
Password: (leave blank)

Now press DONE and set as Default.


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Making Your Bluetooth Dongle Work With Widcomm's My Bluetooth Places

If you have a BT dongle that shipped with the Blue Soleil or other non-Widcomm BT software you may not be able to work with it as easily as you can with the Widcomm "My Bluetooth Software" and you'll find that your BT dongle probably won't work with the Widcomm software at all.

Until Now!

Follow the detailed instructions below and all should be well.


WIDCOMM Drivers and Software Version 4 Install Guide


Please note all credit goes to Jon from Jonsguide.com for this material. I am presenting it here for your convenience.

For a list of tested devices please see: http://www.jonsguides.com/bluetooth/tested.html
If your device isn't there don't worry as long as it can use the Widcomm software.
I have done this successfully myself with a generic BT dongle that shipped only with the Blue Soleil software and would not work with the Widcomm s/w.

Initial preparation
• Make sure you are logged onto Windows with a user account that has Administrative rights.
• Disable anti-virus software.
• If you have a firewall running on your PC, disable it.

Disconnect your BT device:

Before pulling it out find it in the device manager and uninstall the device.
If you have a USB or a PCMCIA/PC Card Bluetooth device, disconnect it.

If you have a laptop/notebook or other device with Internal Bluetooth that can be "turned off" turn it off.

Uninstall previous Bluetooth software:

If you have previously installed any Bluetooth software you should uninstall it before proceeding.
The following list is of software that should be uninstalled, but it is not necessarily a complete list!
• Any previous Widcomm software
• Any previous Soleil software
• Sony Bluespace software
• XTNDConnect Blue Manager software
• Microsoft Patch Q323183
• Any drivers that were supplied with your Bluetooth device
• Microsoft IntelliType and IntelliPoint software for Bluetooth mice & Keyboards.



Download and extract the files:
Download the Widcomm Version 4 Software from here:
Extract the downloaded file to a new folder of your choice. (Link updated 2/23/06 - site is in Spanish but what you need is in English. If link is bad search for "bluetooth_patches.rar").

Replace btwusb.inf in the extracted folder with this one for USB:

Download the patched files from here and extract to default directory:

Driver Installation:

Now for the driver and software installation. Go to the folder where the Widcomm files were extracted and run setup.exe and let it complete its tasks. It may ask you to plug in/enable your device. If it does, click 'cancel' and it will continue without it. (If you have to plug it in and it installs the microsoft drivers don't panic just continue with the guide.)

Once completed REBOOT the PC into SAFE MODE (F8 when booting).

Software Patching:

Reboot into safe mode if you've not already done so.

Use the files extracted from the patched file to replace the following:

BTTray & BTStackserver in C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software;

BTNeighborhood.dll & wbtapi.dll in C:\WINDOWS\system32

REBOOT the PC normally.

Bluetooth Installation:

If you did not plug in/re-enable your bluetooth device during installation, do so now and it will install the Widcomm drivers if you renamed the MS drivers as described in my earlier post.

The Widcomm icon should now be in your task bar and be white on blue. Your device should now be working properly with Widcomm drivers version 4.x.x.x.
If for some reason your device is not listed or not working you may have missed a step or done something wrong. You should start again from the beginning of this guide as it may work the second time.

***Please note...although this process has worked very successfully for me I provide no guarantees that it will work for you and I am not responsible for any data loss or other problems you encounter. Remember, if all else fails, System Restore is your friend!


Before doing all of the above and solving my problem, I tried to use the Blue Soleil software that shipped with the dongle. In doing so my Motorola Razr v3 then could not receive files from my other known working installation of the Widcomm s/w on another PC with a different dongle. This was NOT solved by turning the phone off and back on but WAS SOLVED by removing the battery from the phone for 30 seconds and then restarting the phone. So, if you've been fooling around with a Blue Soleil installation, remove the battery from your phone for 30 seconds and then try with the new Widcomm installation.

Any comments or enhancements are always welcome!

Friday, January 21, 2005

Tutorial on Setting Up Bluetooth to Download Games on Motorola Phones

This may be elementary but since I spent several hours figuring this out I thought I'd post it here to save others some time. As you've read, you can add games to your v3, MPX220, v600 and others without having to install a bunch of software IF you do it over Bluetooth.

You can simply drag the .jar file to the OBEX Object PUSH icon (NOT to the Obex File Transfer icon) and it's done. I'm happy to confirm that it's true and works quickly and easily ONCE you've got things set up just right.

The Bluetooth dongle for your PC should have come with a CD containing some drivers. When those drivers are installed you will have a new icon on your desktop that says "My Bluetooth Places." Note that if you simply plug the dongle into a USB port it will work with Mobile Phone Tools but you won't have the "My Bluetooth Places" icon and you need it for this operation.

NOTE: If your CD does not contain the Widcomm Bluetooth Stack but some other software like Blue Soleil, see my post on installing the Widcomm software to work with any dongle.

So, unplug the dongle and run the CD. When the installation is complete, plug in the dongle, you will see the icon and you can open My Bluetooth Places UNLESS, like me and so many others, you have XP SP2 installed! If that's the case clicking the icon will do absolutely NOTHING! SO...

If you are running XP SP2 this next step is important: Click START:RUN and enter 'devmgmt.msc' and click OK. Click the '+' in front of Bluetooth and select the first item which is 'Generic Bluetooth Radio.' Click 'Update Drivers' and select the CSR driver instead of the Microsoft one. See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;840635 for an explanation and further details.

OOOkay! Now that you've done all that, you can open My BT Places and click on "View Devices In Range." Then, on the Cellular Phone icon, right click and select "Discover available services" or double click it to reveal the "OBEX Object Push" icon. Don't see it, do you? There's yet one more step:

On the toolbar, click Bluetooth: Advanced Configuration: Client Applications and scroll down to and highlight 'File Transfer,' click 'Properties' and UNcheck 'Secure Connection.' NOW you can double-click the phone icon and, at long last, see the elusive 'OBEX Object Push' icon. Just drag the .jar file to it and it will be transferred to the phone. You don't need any .jad files. Follow the prompts on the phone to install it and enjoy the game!

If you get a message saying, "Error:The connection could not be completed," remove the battery from your phone for 30 seconds and then try again.