How to setup BitPim on the V3C / V3M Razr
o PST or MSU are NOT required to use BitPim.
o Please make sure that you have closed PST/MSU and re-plugged your phone before switching phone software.
o BitPim cannot add new files to the phone. Meaning, that you can overwrite files that are already on your phone.
But you cannot write new files to your phone with BitPim (you can use RSD CDMA General + p2k commander to add new files).
o At times when doing this setup process your computer might freeze after clicking a button.
Just ride it out, it will come back from being frozen and you'll be able to continue with the setup.
For this guide we will be using:
* Motorola Razr V3C / V3M for Verizon
* Latest Motorola Drivers (Setup USB)
* BitPim 0.9.13 (Download )
How to setup BitPim
Plug your phone into your computer with the USB cable. If you were
previously using another program, make sure to unplug and reconnect
your phone to your computer before attempting to connect to your
phone with a different program. Make sure to close all other programs
that connect to your phone. Bitpim does not need PST or MSU running
in the background.
2. Open up Bitpim. It can be downloaded here: (Download)
3. If this is your first time using BitPim, you will probably see this window that says that there was no phone detected/recognized. Go ahead and click [ Yes ] to open the settings window
If you do not see the above pop up when you started BitPim, then click on the Settings button, which looks like this:
4. The following window should come up on your screen. The blanks “Phone Type” and “Com Port” may be filled in with something, but those are what we are going to change.
5. Click the “Browse…” button next to “Com Port.” You should see a page that looks like this:
Aside from “Motorola USB Modem” you won’t have
the same ports on your computer, but the important thing to note
is where the “Motorola USB Modem” is appearing. If it
is under “Available Ports” then you can choose it and
click OK, if it’s under unavailable ports try unplugging and
reconnecting your phone. That should make it become available. Clicking
OK takes you back to the Settings menu.
6. From the Settings menu, click on “Phone Wizard…” next to “Phone Type.” This will take you to the following window.
7. Choose your Carrier first, then Manufacture, and lastly your phone. Even if you don’t have Verizon, choose Verizon Wireless on the left, then Motorola, and lastly “v3cm” as your phone model, as shown below. Then click Next.
8. You should now be at a page titled Communication Port Settings, as shown below. Clicking on each COM port individually will show you what it is on the right. These are the same COM ports that were shown in Step 5 when you were selecting Motorola USB Model under ports. If you remember which port it was you can click right on it. If not you can scroll through all the choices until the page looks like the screen shot below, and the Port Detail has information about your Motorola USB Modem. Once the correct COM port is highlighted click Next.
9. The last page should be titled Summary, and have a button that says, “Detect Phone.” You don’t need to do that, however if you do, it will say Failed, which is OK. Either way, click on Finish. .
10. You’ll be taken back to the Settings menu, and those blanks are now filled in with the correct information. Click OK.
11. Ignore all the handy looking options on the left like “Phonebook,” “Media,” etc. Those won’t work with CDMA phones. Go to View/View Filesystem and an option will be added at the end of the list of choices on the left that is a picture of a file cabinet and is called “Filesystem.” Clicking on it will show you a folder in the next space over, with a + next to it.
NOTE: If there is no plus to click (for example, if it’s a minus and clicking on it does not show you the file system, close and reopen Bitpim. All the setting stuff you just did will remain with a restart, and the file system icon will still be showing when it opens back up.)
Click on the + to show the contents of the folder. The bar at
the bottom should look like below
12. Tada! You can now browse through your file tree. Note that Bitpim is only useful for overwriting or deleting files, but not adding new files. You can also use it to copy pictures you’ve taken with your phone onto your computer. For adding files, try using p2kcommander, which you can download here: