All right, some of you may have noticed the CPU errors we've been getting at MoGu--growing pains for a growing site! I have recoded the whole site to straight code instead of using the CMS I was using--not because it was a buggy CMS, but because I can't afford my own server, which is what the CMS deserved! Bottom line is you should notice a much quicker site, and no more errors! Thanks--stick around, we're growing like crazy!
This guide is meant to go hand in hand with the info to be obtained at ModMyMoto.com. Discussion and questions can be submitted there, its a great
community for Motorola modding! That being said, LETS START MODDING!
Since MotoModding began, the Mac crowd has been pretty much out of luck. A few hard to find and tough to understand guides
and such have been created, but for the most part us Mac users have been out of luck! This guide is by no means all original
content--I will be borrowing useful tidbits from many of the forum guides as well as adding much of my own content. The
purpose of this guide is to make an EASY TO NAVIGATE and DETAILED guide which walks you through the
following steps of modding a Motorola phone (whether it be a Razr, Slvr, Pebl, or different P2K phone):
Note: Check out our new OS X modding forum at ModMyMoto.com, with many new apps and developments!
So, you own a Motorola phone. Odds are you have been roaming around the web reading
random sites, getting blurbs about "seems", "flashing", "flexing", and more. And the thing is, its all PC. Every post you've read has
said nope, gotta be on a PC. Well you're in luck--it doesn't! Us Mac users are able to mod as well now.
Lets talk about modding Motorola phones, like the Razr, Slvr, and Pebl. First off, why mod the thing at all? Well, lots of
reasons! First, its cool. You
can personalize your phone (change the outer picture, make it louder, use different fonts, change the look of it all, etc). Also,
changing the software on the phone can increase your reception, increase your volume, the menu speed, and much more.
So how do you mod? And what are all those terms? Ok, here's the scoop. You're familiar with computers a
assume, if you are attempting to mod a phone. So, I'll lay it out here.
The flex is the files and branding of the phone. It contains all the carrier specific menus and images, like T-Zones for T-Mobile,
or whichever graphic branding and text links your carrier puts in the phone.
The flash is the part we change most often. By now we have several types, but basically, the flash is the software of the phone.
When you change the flash, it adjusts features, menus, and more. Also, things like the way your phone handles reception or menu
speed are handled by flashes. Flashing your phone will not erase any of your media or settings. Then there's the seem.
The seem is the individual pieces that make up the operating system on the phone. Every individual feature on your phone (SMS
on/off, will the call end when you close the flip, can you access the web from your phone, etc) is all editable by changing a seem.
More on that in the seem editing section, but
basically seems are what you will change when you want to change one feature at a time.
So what should you do?
First off, all this is detailed in the rest of this guide. That being said, generally the first
thing you will do is get your phone connected to your computer. Then you will want to flash (which is what we call it when you
change the software on the phone)
with a MonsterPack (which is a flex AND flash in one file) to get you up to date, then reflash with
a "reflash" file, which is similar to a flash, to get you to the current software version. After
you have accomplished those two things, then you can start getting into the feature specific things
you would like for yourself personally.