How do i listen to the radio through loud speaker?
1. Turn your profile into Outdoor mode.
2. Dial 3845#*990# then service menu shows up.
3. Go to FMRadio Test (it's 15 in the list). At once you can hear your loudspeaker.
4. Plug in your headset into the phone (headset works as an antenna).
5. Surf the channels, set the volume in FMRadio test.
How do i quiet the camera?
Go into /LGAPP/Media/Sounds/Default Sounds with EFS Tool and use the TOTO method(Look under Installing Theme for that), change the shutter3.wav and shutter3_EX.wav filename to .edit or .whatever you want and then this file will no longer be read, hence silence. Then if you ever want to change it back just rename the file back to .wav and viola back to normal. I changed AFcompleted.wav to remove auto focus sounds and the recording_end.wav, recording_start.wav files so no sounds when recording video either.
How do i transfer photo's/video's/music to my phones memory card?
Put the phone into "mass storage" mode by going to;
Settings - Phone settings - Connectivity - USB connection mode.
Then connect to your pc using the USB cable. Your pc will detect it in the same way as a memory stick. Go to "My Computer" and open "removable storage e/f", you are now looking at the folders automatically created on your memory card. Just drag-and-drop the media files into the associated folders i.e music in "My sounds"
Disconnect and your done.
Alternatively you can use a bluetooth dongle and just send the files over the air.
How do i transfer files to my phone without a memory card?
I have transfered my files but they don't show up on my phone?
Check the length of the filename, if it's very long then re-name it to something smaller, but make sure you keep the file extension e.g .mp3 otherwise your pc/phone will not recognize it as a valid file.
How do i delete characters while writing a txt?
(Believe it or not it's been asked) Use the "C" key.
And for the lazy people who are using the stylus and can't be bothered moving their finger 2" turn off T9 and drag the stylus across the characters till they highlight blue and just re-type the correct letters.
How do i upgrade to the TOTO firmware?
TOTO is just a word that has been adopted to re-name the LGAPP folder in the Viewty's system files to make it possible to hack the phone. You can re-name LGAPP to whatever you like, as long as you re-name it back to LGAPP before disconnecting.
Is the TOTO method safe?
As long as you read the instructions given in the tutorials thoroughly before attempting any modifications then yes, it is the safest and easiest (and only) way to make any major changes to the Viewty's system files.
I didn't make a back-up and i need to restore the files i changed, where can i get them?
Download the entire firmware version that you are currently using, then just extract the files you need and write them over individually.
I have successfully installed Theme Manager and have added a new theme to it but it doesn't show up in the theme selector?
You must create a line in the "themelist" found in the themes folder on your memory card. Start it after the last theme in the list and use it as a guide. You must ensure that all ",= and <> are written correctly. Also it is case sensitive, meaning that all capital letters must be written as you see them in the theme above the new one, for example "Filename" won't work, it must be "FileName". Also, you will notice that not all the filenames are the same, sometimes they are "theme_bg2" and sometimes they are the same as the themename itself. This is governed by whatever the main .swf file is named in the folder for that theme. Have a look through the existing themes you have and you'll see what i mean. Always save the themelist before exiting.
My phone hangs and re-starts when i use the camera.
This usually means that while modding and changing firmwares the PXO and MODULE folders where also swapped. This is a big NO NO. If your thinking, yeah i did exactly that, then just put the copies of these two folders from your back-up back on your phone. These folders are specific to your phone .
How can i use the QWERTY in my web browser?
Just set it to landscape mode on the bottom navigation bar.
Note that you cannot use the qwerty in third party applications that connect to the web, e.g Gmail or MSN messanger.
How do i change the USB settings on my Viewty?
Go to Settings-Phone settings-Connectivity-USB connection mode- and choose either data or mass storage.
Why can't i edit my video's taken with the Viewty?
Video's taken with the Viewty in the highest 3 settings produce .Avi format, these cannot be edited on the phone. The last 2 settings produce .3gp these can be edited.
When i download the EFS program from this site my pc flags it as a virus
It is what is called a false positive, however you can find Yoshihiro's version here (Courtesy of CtrlAltsuppr)
Can i use an SD card bigger than 2gb?
Yes, but the viewty will not calculate the card unless it can only see 2gb or less, which means you have to fill up the card, on your pc not the phone, until the remaining space is less than 2gb.
I formatted my card in the phone and now it only reads as 2gb
You should not format the card in the phone, do it on your pc or a card reader. Instructions and software are here to get rid of the partitions placed on the card.
How can i find out which firmware i have on my viewty?
Settings-phone settings-handset info
How do i access the service menu?
just open the dialpad and dial 3845#*990# (Be warned you can mess things up if not fully confident of what everything does)