Tips for Updating Software and Reprogramming!

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  1. Q estion

    Q estion New Member

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    Tips for Updating Software and Reprogramming!

    Okay guys, i'll tell you, if any of you had as much trouble as I did updating the newest software to your phone, this will probably come in handy.

    First thing, keep in mind EVERYTHING on your phone WILL BE ERASED, so make sure to back up your Contacts and Music and whatnot on your phone using wireless sync or one of the other programs that can be found using the search button above.

    Second, What Motorola doesn't tell you, is that that YES you will have the newest software with unlocked features and stuff, BUTTTT you wont have your phone programming from verizon to work correctly, you'll probably notice that you cannot dial out, recieve calls, or just dial *228 to update your roaming;... The following is how to correct this problem:

    First thing First, your phone needs to know your phone number and what city you are in, this information is located in the NAM1 field in the programming, it is erased when the new software is installed. To access this menu, once your software is installed and working correctly, simply type "##074663" amd press send. this will bring up a menu that says NAM1 and NAM2. we are only concerned with NAM1 so click that option.

    Here you will see 4 fields. In the First Field put your 10 digit phone number, in the second field it should read 00, the third field should be your 10 digit number, and the 4th field should be your city's System ID or SID. This number can most likely be found in the list i found on the internet below.

    Once you put these numbers in correctly, press OK, nothing will visibly happen, click back a few times and get back to the home screen.

    Restart your phone and then dial *228 and press one when prompted. Restart your phone and then dial *228 again and press TWO when prompted.
    Restart your phone. Your phone is now correctly programmed! Don't Freak out its all good!!!!

    Here is the list of System ID's, keep in mind this is the best i could find on the net and is several years old but should still apply to most cities (it did for mine anyway) another way to find this information is to get a friends phone or an old phone and get to the NAM functions in that phone to see the SID.
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    The SID's

    Verizon CDMA800/AMPS networks:

    Alabama
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    00113 A GTE Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa
    00203 A GTE Huntsville/Scottsboro

    California
    -------------
    00228 B GTE Bakersfield
    00002 B AirTouch Los Angeles/Orange County
    00162 B GTE Fresno
    00224 B AirTouch Modesto/Stockton
    00112 B AirTouch Sacramento/Yuba City
    00004 B AirTouch San Diego
    00040 B GTE San Francisco/Santa Barbara

    Colorado
    -------------
    00180 B AirTouch Colorado Springs
    00058 B AirTouch Denver/Longmont

    Connecticut
    -------------
    00119 A Bell Atlantic Bridgeport
    01103 A Bell Atlantic Wynhdam

    Delaware
    -------------
    00008 B Bell Atlantic Entire state (Phila market)

    Georgia
    -------------
    00041 A AirTouch Atlanta/GA-3/GA-4/Carrollton/Newnan/GA-5/Gainesville/GA-2
    01135 A AirTouch Washington

    Hawaii
    -------------
    00060 B GTE All islands

    Illinois
    -------------
    01189 A Douglas Tel Carbondale
    00532 B Ameritech(GTE) Bloomington/Champaign/Danville/Decatur/Springfield
    00020 B Ameritech(GTE) Chicago
    01188 B Ameritech(GTE) Danville (gone?)
    01176 B Contel (GTE) DeKalb (gone?)
    01180 B Alltel (>GTE) Galesburg
    01178 B IL Valley Cell LaSalle * (gone?)
    01186 B Ameritech(GTE) Mattoon
    00214 B Alltel (>GTE) Peoria/Havana
    00186 B Contel (GTE) Rock Island
    00506 B Contel (GTE) Rockford
    00017 A Ameritech(GTE) St Louis
    02052 B Ameritech(GTE) Vandalia (gone?)

    * Shown on Verizon and old Ameritech maps as "Home" coverage.

    Indiana
    -------------
    01196 B Alltel (>GTE) Angola (gone?)
    00530 B Alltel (>GTE) Elkhart/South Bend
    00190 B Contel (GTE) Evansville/Vincennes
    00080 B GTE Columbus/Fort Wayne/Indianapolis
    01210 B Contel (GTE) Greensburg (gone?)
    01194 B Ameritech(GTE) Laporte (gone?)

    Iowa
    -------------
    01220 B Contel (GTE) Clinton
    00150 B AirTouch Des Moines

    Kansas
    -------------
    00059 A Cell One Kansas City

    Kentucky
    -------------
    00065 A Contel (GTE) Louisville
    01276 B Contel (GTE) Madisonville (gone?)
    01274 B Contel (GTE) Paducah (gone?)
    01294 B Contel (GTE) Williamsburg (gone?)

    Maine
    -------------
    00482 B Bell Atlantic Portland/Kittery/Biddeford/Bath
    00484 B Bell Atlantic Saco/Portland

    Maryland
    -------------
    00018 B Bell Atlantic Entire state (DC market - except Cecil County)
    00008 B Bell Atlantic Cecil County (Phila market)

    Massachusetts
    -------------
    00028 B Bell Atlantic Boston

    Michigan
    --------------
    00021 A AirTouch Detroit-Grand Rapids

    Minnesota
    --------------
    00316 B AirTouch Duluth/Superior WI
    00026 B AirTouch Minneapolis

    Missouri
    --------------
    01429 A Ameritech(GTE) Charleston
    00059 A Cell One Kansas City

    Nebraska
    --------------
    00137 A AirTouch Omaha/Council Bluffs IA

    Nevada
    --------------
    00064 B Alltel (GTE) Las Vegas

    New Hampshire
    --------------
    01484 B Bell Atlantic Keene
    00428 B Bell Atlantic Manchester

    New Jersey
    --------------
    00250 B Bell Atlantic Atlantic City
    00022 B Bell Atlantic Northern NJ (NYC metro market, excl. Warren County)
    00008 B Bell Atlantic Southern NJ (Phila market, incl. Warren County)

    New Mexico
    --------------
    00110 B Airtouch Albuquerque/Santa Fe

    New York
    --------------
    00078 B Bell Atlantic Albany
    00266 B Frontier Cell Binghamton
    01516 B Bell Atlantic Hudson
    02058 B Bell Atlantic Kingston
    00022 B Bell Atlantic New York City/Long Island
    00404 B Bell Atlantic Orange County
    00486 B Bell Atlantic Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County
    00154 B Frontier Cell Rochester
    00226 B Frontier Cell Rome/Utica
    00086 B Frontier Cell Syracuse
    01506 B Frontier Cell Watertown

    North Carolina
    --------------
    00263 A Bell Atlantic Asheville
    01519 A Bell Atlantic Boone
    00139 A Bell Atlantic Charlotte
    01857 A Bell Atlantic Laurinburg
    01517 A Bell Atlantic Waynesville

    North Dakota
    --------------
    00330 B AirTouch Fargo/Moorhead MN/Grand Forks MN
    01548 B CommNet Jamestown/Devil's Lake and areas west

    Ohio
    --------------
    00051 A AirTouch Cincinatti
    00015 A AirTouch Cleveland
    00133 A AirTouch Columbus
    00447 A AirTouch Mansfield
    01559 A AirTouch Sandusky
    00021 A AirTouch Toledo (Detroit-Grand Rapids market)

    Oregon
    --------------
    00030 B AirTouch Portland (Salem OR <-> Longview WA)

    Pennsylvania
    --------------
    00032 B Bell Atlantic Erie/New Castle/Meadville/Indiana/Pittsburgh/Sharon
    00096 B Alltel (360) Harrisburg
    00008 B Bell Atlantic Philadelphia/Allentown

    Rhode Island
    --------------
    00028 B Bell Atlantic Entire state (Boston, MA market)

    South Carolina
    --------------
    00189 A Bell Atlantic Columbia
    01641 A Bell Atlantic Gaffney
    00139 A Bell Atlantic Greenville (Charlotte, NC market)
    01639 A Bell Atlantic Greenwood
    02115 A Bell Atlantic Hilton Head Island *
    01637 A Bell Atlantic Seneca

    * This SID may change to 00189, as Bell Atlantic is purchasing
    the license for this area from South Carolina Cellular
    (this info was dated 7/1999. does anyone have any update on this
    situation? tks. - brian)

    Tennessee
    --------------
    00093 A Contel (GTE) Knoxville/Athens/Chattanooga/Crossville/Johnson City
    00143 A Contel (GTE) Memphis
    00179 A Contel (GTE) Nashville/Columbia/Manchester

    Texas
    --------------
    00012 B GTE Houston

    Utah
    --------------
    00094 B Airtouch Salt Lake City/Provo
    01740 B Airtouch Southern Utah

    Vermont
    --------------
    00300 B Bell Atlantic Burlington

    Virginia
    --------------
    01749 A Bell Atlantic Big Stone Gap
    01754 B Contel (GTE) Blacksburg
    00323 A GTE Danville
    00018 B Bell Atlantic Fredricksburg (DC Metro market)
    01762 B Contel (GTE) Farmville
    00502 B Contel (GTE) Harrisonburg
    01758 B Contel (GTE) Lexington
    01751 A Contel (GTE) Marion
    00168 B Contel (GTE) Norfolk
    00502 B Contel (GTE) Roanoke
    01756 B Contel (GTE) Rocky Mount
    00170 B Contel (GTE) Richmond
    01764 B Contel (GTE) South Hill

    Washington
    --------------
    00006 B AirTouch Seattle/Tacoma

    Washington DC
    --------------
    00018 B Bell Atlantic Washington DC Metro market

    West Virginia
    --------------
    00032 B Bell Atlantic Point Pleasant (Pittsburg, PA market)

    Wisconsin
    --------------
    00316 B Airtouch Superior/Duluth MN (analog-only)

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    Verizon CDMA1900 PCS networks:

    Alabama
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    04160 PrimeCo PCS Mobile

    Florida
    --------------
    04192 PrimeCo PCS Fort Myers/Naples/Orlando/Tampa
    04138 PrimeCo PCS Gainesville/Jacksonville
    04152 PrimeCo PCS Miami/South East Florida

    Louisiana
    --------------
    04160 PrimeCo PCS Baton Rouge/New Orleans (switching center)

    Mississippi
    --------------
    04160 PrimeCo PCS Gulf Coast

    Texas
    --------------
    04182 PrimeCo PCS Austin/San Antonio
    PrimeCo PCS Corpus Christi
    04119 PrimeCo PCS Dallas/Fort Worth (North Texas network)
    PrimeCo PCS Rio Grande Valley

    Wisconsin
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    04154 PrimeCo PCS Milwaukee/Madison/Green Bay/Janesville/Beloit
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    ******Non Verizon SID's****

    Alabama
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    00098 B BellSouth Birmingham/Anniston/Tuscaloosa
    04103 Sprint PCS Birmingham
    01944 B Corr Wireless Cullman/Oneonta (IS-136)
    02119 A C1 AL Wirels Decatur
    00444 B Alltel Montgomery/Selma/Greenville/Evergreen
    00465 A Price Comm Montgomery
    00120 B GTE -> Alltel Mobile
    00081 A BellSouth Mobile
    01013 A Rural Cell Corp Talladega

    British Columbia
    ----------------
    16425 A Rogers/AT&T Vancouver

    California
    --------------
    00043 A GTE -> AT&T WS San Diego
    00031 A Cellular One San Francisco
    00531 A AT&T WS Santa Barbara/Solvang/Los Alamos
    00027 A AT&T WS Torrance

    Colorado
    --------------
    05461 US West PCS Entire state

    Connecticut
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    00088 B SNET Entire state
    01101 A AT&T WS Litchfield

    Delaware
    --------------
    00123 A Comcast -> SBC Wilmington

    Florida
    --------------
    04151 Sprint PCS Miami/Fort Lauderdale
    04137 Powertel Jacksonville (GSM - analog SID)

    Georgia
    --------------
    00204 B Alltel Albany
    00034 B BellSouth Atlanta
    04274 Sprint PCS Atlanta
    00319 A Price Comm Columbus
    00302 B Pub Serv Cell Columbus/LaGrange/Newnan/Opelika AL/Auburn (IS-136)
    01129 A Unitel (C1) Dalton (CDMA, now owned by Dobson, may revert to IS-136)
    01922 B Wilkes Cell Washington (analog)

    Hawaii
    --------------
    01161 A US Cellular Hilo
    00167 A Honolulu Cell Honolulu

    Illinois
    --------------
    04112 PrimeCo PCS Chicago/Decatur/Champaign/Urbana/Rockford/Springfield
    00001 A SBC/CellOne Chicago

    Louisiana
    --------------
    00085 A SBC -> Alltel Baton Rouge (analog-only)
    00057 A SBC -> Alltel New Orleans (analog-only)
    00036 B BellSouth New Orleans (IS-136)

    Maine
    -------------
    00499 A Vanguard (C1) Freeport/Bath
    00501 A Vanguard (C1) Portland/Biddeford

    Massachusetts
    --------------
    00007 A Cingular Boston
    04105 AT&T WS Boston
    00088 B SNET Western Mass. (Connecticut system)

    Michigan
    --------------
    00010 B Cingular

    Minnesota
    --------------
    04155 Sprint PCS Minneapolis

    Mississippi
    --------------
    00281 A CenturyTel Gulf Coast
    01299 A Centennial McComb/Natchez MS/Alexandria/Hammond/Lafayette LA
    (entire region switched out of Alexandria)

    Nevada
    --------------
    00211 A AT&T WS Las Vegas

    New Hampshire
    --------------
    00445 A US Cellular Centran Eastern NH/Nashua/Concord/Manchester
    01484 B US Cellular Coos/Western NH
    00313 A Cellular One Western NH (Vermont system)
    01485 A Cellular One NH (Lakes)
    04106 Sprint PCS Southern NH
    04201 AT&T WS Southern NH

    New Jersey
    --------------
    00173 A Comcast -> SBC New Brunswick
    00575 A Comcast -> SBC Trenton
    00177 A Comcast -> SBC Ocean

    New York
    --------------
    01513 A AT&T WS Orange County/Mass Pike Ext
    00503 A Vanguard (C1) Poughkeespie
    04162 Sprint PCS Syracuse/Utica

    Ohio
    --------------
    B Ameritech Columbus

    Ontario
    --------------
    16423 A Rogers/AT&T Toronto
    16420 B Bell Mobility Southern Ontario (AMPS-only B-side & CDMA1900)
    17500 Clearnet PCS Southern Ontario

    Pennsylvania
    --------------
    00159 A AT&T WS Harrisburg/Lancaster
    00029 A Comcast -> SBC Philadelphia
    04168 Sprint PCS Philadelphia
    00039 A AT&T WS Pittsburgh
    04171 Sprint PCS Pittsburgh
    05945 Cricket Pittsburgh

    Tennessee
    --------------
    00148 B BellSouth Mob Chattanooga (IS-136)
    01998 B Yorkville Tel Co Dyersburg (analog-only)
    00104 B US Cellular Knoxville (CDMA)
    B *no B carrier* Polk County (see sc1@roamer1.org for details)
    01676 B Advantage Cell Smithville (IS-136)

    Texas
    --------------
    00035 A Houston Cell Bryan/College Station (TDMA)
    04120 Sprint PCS Dallas/Fort Worth
    04134 PrimeCo PCS Houston/Beaumont/Port Arthur

    Utah
    --------------
    00091 A AT&T WS Salt Lake City/Provo
    01739 A Western Wirels Southern Utah

    Vermont
    --------------
    00313 A CellOne Entire state

    Virginia
    --------------
    04178 PrimeCo/nTelos Hampton Roads/Richmond

    Washington
    --------------
    00047 A AT&T WS Entire state (?)
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    Hope this information benefits someone out there, sorry its so lengthy i just wanted to explain in full detail how to fix this so people dont freak out like i did for a minute!!! let me know if it works for you!
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    I dialed *22899 after the phone upgrade and the phone was automatically reprogrammed and worked fine. In fact we upgraded a bunch of them at work, all came out just fine.
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    Master Reset fixed the *228 busy signal issue!

    When the *228 would not resolve the busy tone trying to program the phone, I did the Master Reset located under Start/System Tools/Master Reset.

    After reboot (it is Windows, after all) the phone immediately went into programming mode, resolved, and was fine.

    To any who are questioning whether to "do" the upgrade, my advice is YES. Just do it. The performance of the phone itself, of Internet Explorer, of the scroll wheel among other things is greatly worth the aggravation if you run into problems. This is a whole new phone in terms of performance! (I'm not even going to do tweaks, which is unheard of for me.):thumbup:
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    Checking in, looking around.

    Hi just coming to forum for first time.
    Having a look and finding many good posts.

    Thank you.
    xiphoneguyx
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    When I do this, I get a screen that says "Enter Security Code:"

    What would I enter there? I don't think I've ever set up any passwords on the phone and 0000, 1234 and last 4 of my phone don't work.
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    welcome aboard..
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    Security code

    Keep pressing '0' until you cannot and hit enter.

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    Thank You Soooo Much!

    Thank you so much, this saved me several days with out my phone.
    Regards,

    Jarrod

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