RIP, 13 Dec 2008Thnx Joe!! for both response to my question my the firmware update information!
How about m... moreIn order to read texts while the phone is still closed via touchscreen, you must download the new firmware. To do this, do the following:
1. Got to this address:
2. Download and install the new version of PC Studio listed, but DON'T run it.
3. Install the Phone Software Updater provided at the link. This is an addon for PC Studio.
4. Open your G400 and go to Settings -> Phone settings -> PC Connections select "Samsung PC Studio"
5. Connect the phone to your computer via USB cable.
6. Open PC Studio and select Phone Software Update.
This process will take a while, depending on your internet connection. Took me 30 minutes. Make sure to NOT disconnect the phone during this time. Do not turn off your computer either. And don't disable your internet either. Any errors can permanently ruin your phone. Updating the firmware is a sensitive process so please do so at your own risk. I also did this with an english language phone so if you're using one that is in a foreign language, you may consult your region's website.
And, yes, you can make a call, connect the headset and then close the phone. Your call will continue without hanging up.
Joe, 13 Dec 2008I own the G400 and can confirm that it does indeed have EDGE. I read the same misinformation w... moreThnx Joe!! for both response to my question my the firmware update information!
How about my second question? - Can you set active flip to be off? I mean when I using headset, can I make a call and close the flip without ending my call?
I feel like I want it for my new year gift.. ha ha
hey joe if you dun mind, can you tell me where can you get the firmware update for the g400. thx
Joe, 13 Dec 2008I own the G400 and can confirm that it does indeed have EDGE. I read the same misinformation w... moreHi there.
Joe, i have a question for you.
i have bought the G400, but when i receive text messages and i want to read them on my touch screen, it says that you can't read them before you open the phone. Do you know how to read them without opening your phone?
RIP, 12 Dec 2008Hi guys! just want to check something before buying this phone. - Does this phone really do... moreI own the G400 and can confirm that it does indeed have EDGE. I read the same misinformation when considering this phone. Glad I went for it anyway. Speaking of which, to all G400 owners, there is an updated firmware available! It's quite good. It speeds up the menus. This is especially true in the image menus. The touch screen is also much much much more responsive. And, the best change I've come across so far, you can now read texts as you receive them without opening the phone! So there ya have it.
Hi guys! just want to check something before buying this phone.
- Does this phone really don't have EDGE? I saw in Thai review that there were "E" icon on top line of the display. and the manual I download from Samsung web site also exsplain about meaning of this icon.
- Can you set active flip to be off? I mean when I using headset, can I make a call and close the flip without ending my call?
Thank you in advance for those who answer me...
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2008can somebody reply to caz?! I have the same problem! I can't open the battery cover! It wont b... moreHi .. I managed it by putting on some rubber gloves and pushing firmly, as per the instructions and it just popped off ... mind you will not always have them to hand to assist though :-):-(
can somebody reply to caz?! I have the same problem! I can't open the battery cover! It wont budge! I can't put my sim card in now. I really3 need help! please please please reply!!
caz, 05 Dec 2008How do I remove the battery cover HELP .. I think I am following the instructions, but cannot ... morehow long have u been using model??
how do u find it? Im really interested and i need opinions from ppl who r already using this phone
How do I remove the battery cover HELP .. I think I am following the instructions, but cannot for the life of me do it!!! Csn anyone please help? Thanks
sam, 27 Nov 2008of course you can. the inner camera is the main camera when you open up the phone. plus, all s... moreMy current phone is the G810. I bought it cause i thought the front camera is the same quality as the G800. But turns out, you can only use it for video calls. So i just wanted to make sure the inner camera for the G400 can be used for photo taking before i purchase the phone. thanks! :)
za, 27 Nov 2008can you still take pictures when the camera's on the inside? Does is it work like nokia front ... moreof course you can. the inner camera is the main camera when you open up the phone. plus, all samsungs with dual camera (3G) allows photo taking using the secondary camera.
can you still take pictures when the camera's on the inside? Does is it work like nokia front cameras? Sony Ericson phones can't do that. Their front cameras can only be used for video calls. Not for taking pictures.
whats the talk time and standby time for this phone? and how does standby time n talk time differ??
I am considering bying the g400 and have read all your comments, anything new to tell me, I am still not sure what to do
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2008I need help. I need the MMS settings for this phone. United states, T-Mobile. I cant seem to g... moreHey! Just so happens I have G400 and T-mobile USA. I had trouble setting it up too, but here is what I did:
1. Go to: settings -> Application settings ->Message settings -> Multimedia messages -> Multimedia Message Profile
2. Hit "Options" and select "Create"
3. This is what you should set everything to:
Set name: (anything you want for this.)
Access name: wap.voicestream.com
Auth type: Normal
User ID: Leave blank
Password: Leave this blank too
Home URL: http://184.108.40.206/servlets/mms
Proxy Address: 220.127.116.11
Linger time: 300
That should do it there man.