11-08-2006, 03:04 PM
| | Re: Future Dial cable works fine for Motorola V551
On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 16:03:05 +0000 (UTC), email@example.com
wrote in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>In article <email@example.com>,
>John Navas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>A number of Internet resources advise against using a Future Dial cable
>>for flashing and modding Motorola phones. I was skeptical of that
>>advice, so I decided to give it a try.
>>I had no problems flashing and modding my Cingular branded Motorola V551
>>with a Future Dial ID 48 cable
>><http://www.futuredial.com/fdcss/cablelist_icss.aspx>. Thus this appears
>>to be yet another Internet urban myth.
>>My guess is that this myth is a result of using the wrong Future Dial
>>cable. I found two different Future Dial cables for Motorola phones,
>>both with the same Motorola connector, but one just a cable that's
>>labeled for the V551 and newer phones (ID 48), and one with a
>>rectangular box in the middle of the cable for older phones.
>The rectangular box most likely houses a serial-to-USB converter chip like
>the Prolific PL-2303 - necessary for older phones that do not have a
>built-in USB interface (or, like some LG models, where the USB interface
Yep. Meant to include that, but forgot -- thanks.
Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>