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I found that the PST application has been replaced by another utility called RSD lite.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.
hey shama... if u r in INDIA , and ur ph. is under warranty, go to any motorola service centre and get ur s/w upgraded to the foll: R372_G_0E.20.8ER and the flex version to GSKE398T672EG096 and then u will be able to store about 80 to hundred sms on ur ph. i had the same problem... now am a happy man :)
4-5 hrs to charge the phone ??????
if this is true its a serious drawback. Does'nt it come with a travel charger or something, like Nokia handsets ??? or do u get to buy it seperately in the market ???
The motorola is a really good phone and is worth purchasing one. The speed of the fone is the only drawback. It takes a second or two before the command the user selected is processed. This is not really a problem. This phone has a pretty good camera, good ear piece (especially if you pick up a call in a noisy area), and detailed features.
The blue tooth feature is very nice and secure. Even if youleave your bluetooth on, people still can't find you unless you allow them to. This feature ensures that viruses can not be sent to your motorola.
I don't have any problems with charging this phone nor operating it. Nearly everything on the phone is editable so it is really nice. You can download themes for your menus, screen savers.
Just wait for the next flex version if you want to put video recording on your motorola.
to UZmani and others
since you already have N6600,if I were you I woul;d just have it super upgraded so it can record unlimited video,install 128mb card,and install mp3. having 2 sets of phone is a waste of money. if you like nice sound, why dont you buy instead an apple ipod. it would be a lot lot cheaper and practical.you can listen to mp3 all day with an ipod. E398 has mp3 with great sound but remember its still a phone and its design and features revolves around that.
Hi Everybody, i live in Pakistan where Nokia & Sony Erricson rule because they can be resold in good price where as Motorolas cannot be. This set is now available in the marcket and I love this set for its looks and performance. I have a N6600 but I want a set with an impressive sound quality which can make people's heads turn...and I think by the review, this is my need! Im confused about the flash, does it switch on when we click the button or its already on like Samsungs X600?? Another question for those who have this set, don't the two large speakers eat up all the battery while you use them, for how many hours can play music using loudspeakers when the batteries freshly chargred?? Does this set play .3GP, .AVI and .AWB videos & audios?? Please answer my questions soon as I plan to buy this set in about a week. Thankyou :>
To Anybody who can help:
Does'nt this phone have an option to store messages on the phone ????
Does it alwayz take 4-5 hrs to re-charge the phone ???? and whats with some of the comments regarding problems charging the phone itself ????
also heard the cover of the phone is not changable !!!!
i surely knew of its common drawbacks (no video,no FM, slow interface) but i can live with that. I Had my eyes set on this phone, but with flaws like this, seriously having second thoughts, especially with the re-charging n message storing problem.
Any one contradicting these complaints, please post ur views. be of gr8 help
hey guys. just got around those sites selling mp3 or real ring tones.
its simple. i played those ring tones then recorded them using sound recorder in winxp. then i transfered them to my cell using motorolla phone tools. you can edit them theretoo. its great
Photos or pictures can only be used as a contact picture if the contact is saved onto the phone instead of your sim card
You can only use the music files stored in the phones memory as ringtones so simply move or copy a mp3 from your mem card to your phone, then apply as - ringtone
My dad bought this phone for me out of the blue as a gift and I'm totally hooked on it. Love the sound quality, camera features n the rhythm lights. I have one question though....is it possible to assign an MP3 song as a ring tone? If so, how? I'm a bit dissapointed with the ring tones and just want to add a little more character to it. Advice please? :) Thanks!
I just love this phone, i made some research this days, and today i bought it.
i can`t figure how can i put a picture to a contact, there is only "number and name and quick calling number" .. anyway, i loaded the TFlash with about 16 mp3`s and this is awsome, the sound is clear and i love how it plays those tunes. For the ones who can have a problem of hearing a clear sound, they should know that E398`s Mp3 player doesn`t play mp3s with a variable bit rate, at least mine does a bad scene with this type of mp3s. it`s my 5th phone with camera, and it has the best clarity on "night shots" at least for the "unders MP camera phones" :). I love it and the pack it`s just everything you need to have beside your handset. Thanks Motorola for this awsome MP3 player/Cell phone .. i just wait that SanDisk makes a 1 GB TFlash :).
Most of your questions can be answered by useing the search feature just uner the "post your opinion" button. So please use it. There are many highly detailed sites to turn you from a NFI to pro e398 user/modder. Check out howard forums www.howardforums.com they have everything.