Eliminating data network prompt for Java apps on Motorola V551
Since I have an unlimited MEdia Net package on my Cingular service, the
prompt for data network access every time I run a Java (J2ME) app (e.g.,
Opera Mini, Google Maps, Gmail) is unnecessary and a bit of a pain.
Unfortunately, my Cingular branded Motorola V551 was configured so the
available Permissions for Java apps were limited to:
Ask Once Per App
To add "Never Ask" as a permission option it was necessary to edit the
corresponding .pat file for the Java app. To do that you need a USB
data cable (available on eBay) and appropriate software (available at
<http://www.motox.info> and <http://www.motomodders.net>).
I used "P2K Tools Version 0.8.6 build 406" to download and upload .pat
files from/to my phone after navigating to the 'kjava' folder on the
phone. To edit the .pat files I used Vedit <http://www.vedit.com/>, but
any good hex editor should do.
Available data network permissions are controlled by the byte value in
offset 7 (counting from 0) in the .pat file. Legal values include:
00: no menu
01: access denied; always ask
02: access denied; always ask; ask once per app
03: access denied; always ask; ask once per app; never ask
04: full access (no menu)
My .pat files had the value 02, which I changed to 03.
Rather than worry about which .pat file corresponded to which Java app,
I modified all of them.
After uploading modified .pat file(s) to the phone, you need to restart
it (power off and back on). Then navigate to Games & Apps, highlight
each app in turn, press the menu key, select Permissions, select Network
Related, and change Data Network to Never Ask.
Viola! No more data network prompts!
Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>