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!
There are many guides available on how to mod your Razr V3x. Most of them were created after a specific person realized the ones he had been looking at could be improved upon to more suit his/her learning style. 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 Razr:
So, you own a Motorola V3x Razr. Odds are you have been roaming around the web reading
random sites, getting blurbs about "seems", "flashing", "flexing", and more. You're confused, lost,
and ready to pay somebody to do this, or give up. Well, thats what this site is for: to help.
Lets talk about modding the Motorola Razr V3x. 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, 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 little, I 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. Think of the flex as the Linux kernel, or the Windows version you run. Kind of. The flex is something we don't change as often, as they are updated less often than the flash. Updating the flex deletes any saved information you have, and any settings.
The flash is the part we change most often. By now we have several types, but basically, the flash
is the firmware of the phone. Think of it as the Linux distro. 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 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.