The phone is not lightning fast. However, there was a significant improvement on the performance.
By the way, I am now able to store SMS messages in the phone memory instead of the sim card. I did this by modifying a seem file with a hex editor. The instructions are in my previous post.
Here is an interesting web site link:
The site mentions specifically about the V series. However, most of the tips and tricks discussed can be applied toward the e398.
There is also a tutorial on how to use the hex editor. There is a lot of useful information. Have fun!!!
Update from previous post:
You can show or hide the dashes normally shown in phone numbers by modifying 004a_0001.seem offset 80 (Hex) using a Hex editor.
01 Hides dashes in phone numbers.
00 Displays dashes in numbers.
I successfully did this using p2kman and XVI32. Make sure you make a backup of the seem file before changing the values.
I upgraded the flex on my e398. Everything seems to be alright, with one small problem.
When I am dialing phone numbers, the masking has problems. It seems to be set up for US phone numbers, which has a mask of 999-9999, with 7 digits. In Hong Kong, where I am living, the phone numbers have a mask of 9999-9999, with 8 digits. When I dial numbers or the caller id shows up, the - shows up after the 3rd digit instead of the 4th. Does anybody know how to change the masking or to eliminate the - ? Thanks in advance for your help.
To Deepti: I had a similiar problem to yours. The problem could be with a loose Datacable or a crashed BVRP software. These days, what I do is before I run BVRP, I connect the e398, put something heavy on the part of the cable connected to the phone and then run bvrp. The other way round is to not use bvrp by installing moto drives and directly copy files to your phone via your explorer. mail me if u need more details.
May be the conector cable data is corrupt coz something else. i can use the USB cable properly.
My E398 is not getting connected to computer through USB cable. After installation it gets connected first time, but never succeeds after that.The computer find modem unavailable. I have tried it on my computers. Is there any problem with the phone. Please hepl me.
I just read on another forum that someone successfully modified a seem file with a hex editor to allow SMS messages to be stored in the phone's memory and not the sim card. The instructions given include the following:
1. Use p2kman to download SEEM 0032_0001 from the phone.
2. Use XVI32 hex editor to change offset 40: bit 6 from 1 to 0.
I have not tried this yet because I am not familiar with how to use hex editors. I would recommend trying to back up the SEEM file before making any changes, especially if you've never used a hex editor before.
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I downloaded MIDway from www.letsmoto.com to install java apps to my phone but the programe doen't detect the phone.
Please tell me how to download from www.letsmoto.com the PST because i can't.it shows me something in Russian so i can't understand it.
PLEASE ANSWERE ME.YOU WILL HELP ME A LOT.
Hello, can anybody help when i bought my Motorola E398 said my that this phone can film how i can do that please help. If anybody knows write to my email.
Shop assistant said that i have to reload my soft but i don't know how to do that.
R372_G_0E.20.8ER and the
flex version : GSKE398T672EG096
is this the latest available or is there a better one ?
or is this good anough so no need to upgrade ???
To add skin, you need to create 'new skin' directory in yr phone, install yr skin (it's a flex file - can't copy to work) & master reset to see the dir b4 u can select it.
To do it, you can use dir2flex_v3 program which will create flex which make a dir and install the skin. Then, use PST or RSD to install that skin flex in the phone.
Some skins already has install instuction in its package, just follow that....
98R is the latest flash so far, but some prefer 95R+7f as the fastest s/w combination.
I found that the PST application has been replaced by another utility called RSD lite. In my opinion, it is simpler to use. I was able to reflash my e398 from version R372_G_0E.20.95R to R372_G_0E.20.98R without any difficulties. The process took between 5 - 10 minutes, counting the time it takes to remove the TransFlash card. Flash update files and the RSD Lite utility can be downloaded from
http://www.letsmoto.com/ in the download soft section. You will need to select English as the language when you first get to the web site.
Do the following when doing the reflash procedure:
1. Take your TransFlash card out first so that nothing happens to it.
2. Turn your phone on and connect it to your computer using the USB cable.
3. Start the RSD Lite program.
4. Browse and highlight the reflash file.
5. Inside of the RSD Lite program, click the Show Device button so you can compare the software versions.
6. Click the Start Button. The phone will be reflashed automatically. Wait until the status says "Complete". IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect your cable or turn the phone or computer off during the reflash procedure! Also, make sure you disable HotSync or ActiveSync if you have a Palm or Pocket PC PDA connected to your computer. Synchronizing software can conflict with the RSD Lite utility.
7. After the reflashing is complete, you may disconnect your phone, turn the power off, and insert your TransFlash Card in your phone's card slot. Turn your phone back on. You can use it now.
After I reflashed my e398, I noticed the menus are a little more faster. I haven't tested everything out yet. However, one good thing I noticed was that my phone numbers were not erased during the reflashing.
By the way.. just wanna know why my hp canot delete the mp3 ringtone? is that setting got wrong or what?
To All Motorola Experts:
Please advice me on how to install PST 6.7 on my Windows Me. It shows message: "PST is not supported on Windows ME O/S." on the Install Shield Wizard. Or is there any other version of PST compatible to Windows ME? Should i return to Windows98 in able to install it? Please help me, and kindly supply me the link from where can I download it. Many Thanks.