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Tools:

LG VX8550 from here
BitPim from here
0xED from here
MacBook from here
*nix server with Squid (optional)

Unlocking WAP

To unlock the WAP functions you need to edit one file and a proxy server. The server could be yours or a public proxy. It doesn’t matter much.
Here are the steps:
Configuring your phone and laptop to talk via Bluetooth:

  • Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant ( From the Bluetooth, choose Set up Bluetooth Device)
  • Click Continue, choose Mobile Phone without clicking Continue
  • Go to Menu-> Settings & Tools -> Bluetooth Menu on you phone and choose Options with the right button. Select Discovery Mode and say Yes to the question Turn Bluetooth power on, if it asks, and change the mode to On.
  • Now click Continue on your Bluetooth Setup Assistant. Wait a few seconds for the phone to show up.
  • When the phone is found it will show up as LG VX8550. Select it and click Continue
  • Look at your phone again. It will ask you “Pairing request from Compter. Accept?” Select Yes.>the_name_of_your_computer>
  • Now click Continue in Bluetooth Setup Assistant and you will see an authorization number.
  • At the same time, your phone will ask you for the same number. Enter it and click ОК. If everything went well, the phone will say “Paired successfully”. Hold a few seconds and select “Always Connect” when asked “Before connecting”.
  • Look again at Bluetooth Setup Assistant. Select “Use with Address Book”, “Access the Internet with your phone’s data connection” and “Dial a specific number for your Internet Service Provider”. Continue.
  • Fill in the fields as follows:
    • Username: your phone number + @vzw3g.com. If your number is 212-221-1221, then the Username will be 2122211221@vzw3g.com.
    • Password: vzw
    • Phone Number: #777
    • Modem Script: Verizon Support (PC 5220)
    • Select only Show Bluetooth status in the menu bar and Show Modem status in the menu bar
  • Click Continue and then Quit

Unlocking with BitPim:

  • Run the latest version of BitPim.
  • Go to BitPim->Preferences.
  • For Phone Type select LG VX8550
  • For Com port enter /dev/cu.LGVX8550-BTDIAG-1 and click OK
  • From the View menu click on View Filesystem
  • Now click on File System in the left panel and go to directory OWS
  • With the right button click on the file paramtable1.fil and choose Save. Save the file somewhere. Save it one more time somewhere else for backup
  • Start 0xED and open one of the two paramtable1.fil
  • At the start of the file you should see: 30 1E 00 01 . Change the third pair to 20, to end up with 30 1E 20 01.
  • Save and close the file.
  • In BitPim again right click on the file paramtable1.fil and select “Overwrite”
  • Navigate to the file you just edited, select it and click on Open
  • When the light on the bottom left corner is green, right click below the files and select Reboot Phone.
  • When the phone is on again dial:##77647268550 which comes from ##program8550 and press Send. The password is 000000.
  • From the menu go to Wap Settings->Proxy Address Setting
  • Now you must enter your proxy.
  • Change the port of the proxy from Wap Settings->Proxy Port Setting
  • You can change the Username and Password if your proxy requires it.
  • I advise you to change your Home Page to http://www.humpa.com/homepage

At this stage you should be able to setup a shortcut News & Info and to use it to go to http://www.humpa.com/homepage

Setting up the phone as a modem

If you have not done so, please go through the steps in “Configuring your phone and laptop to talk via Bluetooth”. After that all you need to do is:
Disable unsupported authorizations:

  • Open Termina.app
  • type: sudo pico /etc/ppp/options hit Enter and enter your password
  • type in the following three lines :
    refuse-chap
    refuse-mschap
    refuse-mschap-v2
  • Press ctrl+o and hit Enter, then ctrl+x and close Terminal.app

Now go to the program menu by dialing :##77647268550 which is ##program8550 and click Send.The password is 000000. From the menu Network Select->Mode Preference select 1X Only. Press ОК and you are ready to use your phone as a modem anywhere you have signal at the price of a phone call. To connect, go the the phone icon on your menu and select Connect. If everything went well, you should be online in a few seconds.

Unlocking EVDO

Without EVDO both your WAP and your phone will be limited to about 17KB/s. To unlock the power of the 3G network follow the steps in “Configuring your phone and laptop to talk via Bluetooth” and do the folowing:

  • Run the latest version of BitPim.
  • Go to BitPim->Preferences.
  • For Phone Type select LG VX8550
  • For Com port enter /dev/cu.LGVX8550-BTDIAG-1 and click OK
  • From the View menu click on View Filesystem
  • Now click on File System in the left panel and go to directory /nvm/nvm
  • With the right button click on the file nvm_data and choose Save. Save the file somewhere. Save it one more time somewhere else for backup
  • Start 0xED and open one of the two nvm_data
  • At the bottom of the file you will see XXXXXXXXXX@dun.vzw3g.com on two places, with XXXXXXXXXX being your phone number. Now you have to change the dun.vzw3g.com part to vzw3g.com. It is very important not to delete anything, but just overwrite and add 00. If you select dun.vzw3g.com you will see on the left that you’ve selected: 64756E2E767A7733672E636F6D. In order to not change the size of the file change these with:767A7733672E636F6D00000000. On the right you should see how one of the dun.vzw3g.com is now vzw3g.com. Repeat with the second dun.vzw3g.com
  • Save and close the file.
  • In BitPim again right click on the file nvm_data ( in /nvm/nvm ) and select “Overwrite”
  • Navigate to the file you just edited, select it and click on Open
  • When the light on the bottom left corner is green, right click below the files and select Reboot Phone.
  • When the phone is on again dial:##77647268550 which comes from ##program8550 and press Send. The password is 000000.
  • From the menu go to Network Select->Mode Preference
  • Then select Digital Only Hybrid and click OK

If you see ЕV and 1x in the signal strength field of your phone, than you have EVDO in your area. Now when you connect to the internet, through the modem or through WAP, you will use speed of up to 70KB/s

Please be careful what traffic you generate.Both volume and type.

More soon…

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