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Monday, August 21, 2006

Free WAP Internet on the VX8300


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Can't get enough of this blog? Well now you can read it on the toilet, on the train, and on top of the Eiffel tower, thanks to this tutorial on how to get free WAP internet on your VX8300.

The VX8300 has a great WAP browser, which beautifully displays many regular web pages, images and all. To take advantage of WAP internet, however, you must connect to what's called a proxy server. By default, your cell phone is programmed with Verizon's proxy server, which they will charge you to use. With a minor hack, though, you can change the phone to use any proxy you'd like, many of which can be found for free! Here are the steps for free* WAP internet on your VX8300...

*Note: Accessing WAP internet will cost minutes on your phone plan, but will not incur any further fees. With a free nights and weekends plan, this means absolutely free WAP on nights and weekends! Also note: This tutorial is slightly more advanced than the prior ones. It involved directly editing files on your phone's filesystem. If you feel uncomfortable with this, don't do it.
  1. Connect to your phone using BitPim.
  2. Click View > View Filesystem. This will add a filesystem link to the left pane. Click on it.
  3. Navigate to /OWS in your filesystem. Right click on paramtable1.fil and save it to your hard drive. Keep an unmodified backup copy of this file in case something goes wrong.
  4. Open your new copy of paramtable1.fil in a hex editor, such as the free XVI32. Change the third byte from "00" to "20". (Thanks to Rodstree for figuring this out.) Save the copy. (If you want to skip this step, here is a copy of the edited paramtable1.fil, that I've created for this site. It comes with no warantees.)
  5. Right click on paramtable1.fil back in BitPim. Overwrite it with your new modified version.
  6. Once the file is transferred, turn off and turn on your phone.

Previously the settings to change WAP gateways on your VX8300 were locked. You've just unlocked these options. Here's how to access them:
  1. Press OK to open the menu on your phone. Press 0, and then six more zeros to open the service menu.
  2. Press (8)WAP Setting.
  3. Under Proxy Address Setting and Proxy Port Setting, you'll find Primary and Secondary configurations. The Primary Address goes with the Primary Port, and likewise with the secondaries. Edit the Primary and Secondary settings with the gateways of your choice.
  4. Change the Homepage to http://google.com or another suitable WAP homepage.
  5. Voila! Access the Minibrowser. Free WAP!

OK, OK. I know what you're saying to yourself right now. "Just what proxy settings do I enter?" Well, if you're a very advanced computer user and you leave your computer on always, you can try setting up your own proxy with HoTTProxy. If you're more like me, and you're willing to face a little unreliability, you can try a free anonymous proxy, which can be found in long lists all over the net. You may need to try a few before you find a working one.

With internet access, you've added yet another comfort of your home to your cell phone. Why not go all the way and watch TV, movies, and videos on your VX8300?

115 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the info on changing our WAP proxy. I was able to follow along until the very end when you said to go out and choose amongst the many different proxy servers and input a different one for both the primary and secondary Proxy Address settings.

Could you go into a little more detail of exactly what we need to input to replace the original WAP settings? Maybe provide an example of the different WAP settings you used? Thanks so much!

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this excellent tutorial! I found though, that I didn't have to do the first part of the tutorial with BitPim and edit files on my phone. The menues to edit WAP server settings were already unlocked when I went to the hidden system menu. Just throwing that out there . . . .

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry disregard my last comment. I didn't actually try changing the proxy . . . heh. I just saw the menu and assumed I could but it turns out I can't until I make that modification.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Anonymous commenter #1: Let's say you find two proxies:
1) XX.XXX.XX.XXX at port 8080
2) YYY.YY.YY.YYY at port 80
Enter XX.XXX.XX.XXX as the primary address and 8080 as the primary port. Enter YYY.YY.YY.YYY as the secondary address and 80 as the secondary port.

I'm hesitant to post actual working proxy addresses because I don't want everyone crowding onto one proxy.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a question, i'm getting my vx8300 at the end of the month and i am defenitly trying out all these tricks but i was wondering on the free wap internet if u go on your email or AIM (if possible?)
will we be charged???

1:15 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

If go check your email through the minibrowser (such as Yahoo mail or Gmail or mail2web) you definitely won't be charged. I'll look into ways to use AIM, but I dunno about that.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, noob question... How Free is Free? Does this use airtime? Or are we talking free-free???

8:29 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

As it says in the article "Note: Accessing WAP internet will cost minutes on your phone plan, but will not incur any further fees. With a free nights and weekends plan, this means absolutely free WAP on nights and weekends!"

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What should one use as a username and password for an anonymous proxy?

9:12 AM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

I don't think you'll need one.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I was wondering what you thought about hopke.net and their WAP browser. It's $1 a month and people on howardforums.com talk about it a lot. They also have instructions there how to change WAP settings for the vx8300 and it's a little different than what you put here (which I have already finished doing). Can you check it out and let us all know? Thanks

4:59 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

By all means take the recommendations of the people on Howardforums. I'm quite happy with using my method of getting free WAP.

My instructions are more useful, as they unlock the fields so you can edit your settings at any time on the phone. This sometimes happens, but not always, using the other method.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather get free WAP like you do (I'm cheap) but I've tried 10 different anonymous servers and none of them let me connect, then I started thinking that maybe the free proxy servers I was using aren't for WAP. Is this possible or am I just thinking too much, and if that is my problem how do I know if a server I'm using is a WAP server?

8:11 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Yeah, they're not all going to work, but unforutnately I don't know a good way to find the ones that do without trying to connect. Maybe I had too much faith in those lists because the very first server I tried worked on my phone. If I get some time, I'll look into a way to see on your computer if a proxy will work for WAP. Anyway, if you're looking for reliability, I hear Hopke is pretty good, and it's certainly not gonna break the bank.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the default primary/secondary proxy address and port settings? I forgot to write them down before I started experimenting. I've had no luck connecting onto any anonymous proxy servers either.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Am I the only one who's had luck with anonymous proxies?

The Verizon defaults are gw.vzwwap.com and gw1.vzwwap.com. I believe they use port 8080 for each.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Derek Pangallo said...

Alright, I feel quite the noob asking this but- what menu option do i select on the phone once i'm ready to start browsing?

changing the wap settings should make some of the internet applications not connect, right? (i set up my own server and don't have it turned on yet).

Do you have to download web 2.0?

Thanks,

4:53 AM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Derek: The "Up" key by default is set to open the minibrowser. Otherwise it has a menu option called Get Info & News or something like that.

I'm not sure about the internet applications, actually, they might not connenct through WAP though. Let us know if you notice anything odd. You can always change your phone back to Verizon's proxies.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used Hopke.net and it's $12 for an entire year of service and it's blazing fast and extremely reliable. If you can't get any free anonymous proxies working then I highly recommend Hopke.

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) I LOVE your blog. It's pretty much the greatest place on the internet.

2) For free WAP, do you have to connect through an "anonymous" server, or is a "transparent" proxy alright?

3) You might want to consider looking into getting games on the VX8300 for one of your future posts... just a suggestion.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

1) Thanks.
2) Lemme look into this.
3) BREW makes it difficult or maybe impossible to get games from anywhere other than Get It Now, unfortunately. This problem doesn't exist with Java based phones. Now, there are ways to buy subscription Get It Now games and then back them up and replay them for free, but that's too far on the illegal side for this blog to cover.

7:04 PM  
Blogger SloppyChris said...

Is there a change that needs to be made to the homepage setting? I tried a number of different proxy servers with no success at all. Also, do the primary LXL port settings need to be changed?

Thanks for your help Andy, I really enjoy the tutorials.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic site and great thread. Unfortunately, I too have been unable to find a proxy that works after having tried over 50 different addresses from the lists. I suspect that there's something we're all missing...

7:06 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

OK, I may have kind of flubbed this tutorial by not testing it enough. I've added a step to the last bit. You're probably going to have to change your Homepage setting to something like google.com, as I wouldn't be surprised if you can't access the Verizon default without going through their servers.

If you're still having problems, leave a comment here with your email address and I'll send you some instructions to test.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am currently using the verizon WAP service, but I will be switching to free WAP soon after reading your fantastic tutorial. Currently, pages that have many graphics cannot load; the phone returns an 'insufficient memory' error. I installed a 1GB transflash hoping that would solve the problem. Apparently the card will only serve as storage for specific files and will not act as general RAM for the browser. Is there any way to tap into all the available memory that the card provides?

2:01 AM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Sorry, I don't think we can do anything about the RAM limitations. Some webpages are just too big to be viewed on cell phones. Here's a trick to get around it, though. If you first go to the Google WAP page and then search for the site you want through Google, when you access it Google will break the page down into little bitesize chunks that your phone can handle. Hope this helps! And I'm sure you'll be able to find good uses for that 1gb card. ;)

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first I couldn't get the free WAP to work at all, but as soon as I changed the homepage I got it to work right away. Although it only worked for like two minutes and then my phone restarted, which i found rather odd. I don't know if u have any ideas as far as what happened there, but your tutorials are great! Keep up the good work!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I set my homepage to wap.google.com, still no luck. I haven't tried as many proxies yet though, so we'll see. Andy, my address is cfb4003 (removethis) at yahoo . com, if you have more information. Thanks again for all your help.

Chris

5:11 PM  
Blogger SloppyChris said...

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5:15 PM  
Anonymous zack said...

i keep getting an http error 500 code. i've got all the settings right, but no matter what i do it keeps screwing up after saying it's sending and then i get this error. please help

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea i got it working without a public proxy. I use yahoo amd google's ip. This should work. google's ip is 64.233.161.99. yahoo is 66.218.71.218. both are port 80. hope this helps and enjoy! (note this was not done on a lg vx 8300 since mine broke, it was done on a Motorola E815 and it seemed to work on my friends lg vx 8300 even though he flashed his). Peace out

10:50 AM  
Blogger SloppyChris said...

This should work. google's ip is 64.233.161.99. yahoo is 66.218.71.218. both are port 80. hope this helps and enjoy!

Good tip, thanks! Now however, I get a "404 not found" error as opposed to "network connection lost" error I got before. I've tried 'wap.google.com' for a homepage, google.com, and the default: http://homepage. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

listen go to th hidden menu and to the wap server setting whatever. On the top, you should see Proxy Address Setting. hit that and you should see primary address. type in the google or the yahoo ip and hit save.now hit clear, go to proxy prt settings, go to primary port, and type in the number "80" now connect and it should work. if you dont want google or yahoo, here is how you get the ip for any website(note the websites that are like "wap.google.com" are designed for cell phones so try to stick with them.) Now go to your start menu, click run, and type "cmd" you should get this screen. Type in ping wap.google.com(this is where your site that you want as your homepage should go.)now, you should see pinging wap.google.com or whatever you put in and next to that should see the ip address. It seems that almost all of these are port 80, but if there not, you will either have to try to put in every port, or just pick google and google that site hope this helps all yall people.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous kevin said...

Anonymous, if we use the ip of wap.google.com as our primary address will the homepage be google???

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now i followed everything i put the yahoo primary and google sec. i got it workin like i got sports,news, but sum dont work and i cant get go to a url its saying error server not responding. anyone wit this problem? can i get summ help

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all,

I tryed everything above. I liked the idea of google and yahoo IP, but yet to connect to internet. I get the error 404. Could someone who had a succes share what and how he did it. Including proxy addresses, ports, end homepages (exactly as they should be spelled)

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first of all, everybody calm down and change everything back to normal as if you didn;t mod you phone. it should be gw.vzwwap.com for the original whatever. NOw, go and change the homepage back to http:\\homepage. KEEP IT THIS. if you read my last post where i told you how to ping the ip address using cmd, that website will be your homepgae, so there is no need to change it. Now, change gw.vzwwap.com to your ip or the google one whatever. now change the port to port 80. now, open the minibrowser and if you get the vzw page, you have done well. hit refresh or back and you should see the homepgae. E-mail me mannyman7899@yahoo.com for more info and help. PEACE OUT

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

I can connect to the internet ok using google as a wap server. But when i try to connect to gmail, i get an 'HTTP Error: 400 Bad Request' error. This happens regardless of whether i connect to m.gmail.com, or gmail.com or anything.

Any clue why?

9:39 PM  
Blogger Stas Pom said...

Hi All,

Finally got it to work; thanks for helpful tips. I still get the 404 something error, while trying to load gmail, or trying to use GO TO URL option, but it works.

I reset my browser (from the secret code directory), but then I had to "unlock the wap" all over again. So I changed the Primary Address to Google’s IP (you can find it in one of the above postings), and port to 80, and that is it.

After I went into GET IT NOW menu and selected the NEWS & INFO option. The browser shows "404 not found". All you need to do is to pres menu (right soft key) choose Manu option from there, and finally VZW Home (1). At this point you should find yourself looking at the homepage of Google or yahoo, or other site that you used for your primary address.

I would, well we all would, appreciate if someone salved the 404 not found problem for gmail or GO TO URL…

3:28 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

I don't have any trouble checking my Gmail.

5:49 PM  
Blogger Stas Pom said...

andy, could you tell me your settings.

7:50 AM  
Blogger jdom said...

I am unable to get to webmail.optonline.net-i got the 400 error as well. Is this a problem with googles proxy or something else? I realized that all these pages require ssl...could that be the problem?

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

I think the problem is that we're on google's proxy. I doubt andy will want to share which proxy settings he is using (because it may cause an overload of users on the server).

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried creating their own proxy server using HoTTProxy? Any comments?

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am having problems too accessing gmail and stuff, i m using googles ip and port 80

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used hotproxy to create proxy server, but it doesnt work....it just says sending.... and at the the it gives failed message

any solution?

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the program I use to test WAP servers.

WinWAP Smartphone Browser Emulator
Get it FREE at www.winwap.com on the downloads page. You can test it by configuring the ip you want to test under settings - http proxy

I found this GREAT start page. If you go to www.wapreview.com at bottom of page is the wap page- www.yeswap.com .. Its FREE

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SOLVED THE MYSTERY
I looked at my server logs and found out that my phone kept looking for the verizon sites. Here's what to do. Open paramtable1.fil with a hex editor and look at all of the addresses. I found the email one, and changed it to http://wap.google.com. You must then enter 00 (zero zero) to fill out the rest of the address (you overwright /mail). Then overwright your file on the phone and restart. Now, when you access the email in messaging, you will be sent to google.

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

But can you use gmail? or it just throws you back to google's wap homepage?

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan said...

You can use everything. I also just went back and modified the links so that "search" in the menu links to http://wap.aol.com/moviefone, and "goto" links to http://wap.mapquest.com.

once you sign in to any of these services, you can have it remember you. I'm currently using my own proxy, so I don't know if the same will work on other free proxies.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Richard said...

I've read through this entire tutorial and all the comments a couple times. I've made the modifications and set up and am using my own HoTTProxy (since I couldn't find working anonymous ones). It would be awesome if the tutorial were updated or someone could write a comprehensive comment. Several comments seem to contradict each other.

Issues I'm still dealing with are:
Goto URL doesn't work.
HoTTProxy doesn't seem to re-direct the http://homepage correctly (I've gotten around this by changing the homepage to wap.google.com)
I'm sure there will be more.

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Descalzo said...

I also got it to work, sort of. I used google's IP as my proxy, and I can surf the net, but I can't do gmail, and I can't input a URL.

I tried HoTTProxy, and it didn't work. Maybe there's something we're all missing.

Also, how does the GPS work? I have the free month of VZNavigator, but I have questions about how the GPS actually works? Does it work with GPS sattelites? I imagine it works off the cell towers. Is there any way to unlock the GPS features without stealing VZNavigator? (I know this doesn't belong here, but I don't see anywhere else to put it.)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

I believe the GPS system for VZ Navigator uses a combination of the actual GPS chip built into the VX8300 (and every other modern cell phone, for 911 services), and the cell phone towers. Search howardforums.com for a way to check your GPS location without VZ Navigator. I'm not going to recommend it here because it's tricky and involves making a (possibly toll) phone call and you run the risk of calling emergency services.

12:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great site. I was able to get my LG to work on all the tricks except for the Free WAP part. I could not browse my filesystem,I did what the instruction says and when I clicked on the file system icon on the left side a folder appeared just below the blue I icon. If I right click on it it doesnt give me an option to brose neither does it show any files on the right hand side of bitpim window.
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated guys.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@richard

Heres how the WAP works on the phone. All of the menu's, "favorites", "goto" etc all link to websites on verizon's site. Therefore, if you don't connect to their service, none of the menu items will work. You can edit where this menu items point to like i said before. Anyone who hasn't gotten Hottproxy to work, maybe your ports aren't open.

All the info is right there is the paramtable1.fil file. I thought my directions were pretty clear. Maybe Andy M. would open his paramtable1.fil file up and see this himself. Then maybe he'd add it to his directions. Its the only way to make bookmarks without making your own WAP website.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Excellent site!, but I need a little bit of help because I'm missing something.

I have hottproxy up and running and it appears to be working. I can see whatever homepage I have entered into the service menue (I've used google, yahoo, msnbc).

My problem is that I can't surf beyond the homepage domain. If I click on a news story at msnbc, I get sent to the story no problem. However, when I use the right softkey (MENU) to request to be sent to another url ((Go To URL)the phone times out (Errof 500 or similar).

Does anybody know why I can't get to other pages?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Riccardo said...

I've made all of the setting changes describe herein, but I'm getting "Error: Request Exceeded Maximum Number of Redirects."

I've pinged my proxy server to verify that they're working, and I've changed both to/from 80 and 8080.

anyone else seeing this message?

Thanks.

9:53 AM  
Anonymous phwaap said...

Jeff, you're timing out because the "Go to URL" link is pointed at a restricted Verizon site. Just remap the link (ends with "goto") in the paramtable1.fil file to something like Winksite's goto (http://winksite.com/wap_openwave/si_gtu.cfm.) You can also just create you're own site, set it as your homepage, and the goto will be available on your page automatically.

BTW, the problems with various logins ("400 Bad request") definitely has to do with how the proxy is set up. I had the same problems before setting up a proxy on Apache and gmail works fine. Another thing to consider, do you really want sensitive information going through a public proxy? ;-)

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI - this is what I did.

I set my homepage to a service that hosts a WAP friendly remote Favorites List. It is perfect for mobile phones, especially in our circumstance with the crappy Verizon browser. Now that I have it set up, all I do is hit my up button (shortcut to WAP internet), and it takes me straight to my Favorites list. It also has a URL entry for entering any URL. Give it a try ...

http://wapspots.com

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everybody im the guy who posted the google ip and i am back again. just wanted to WARN you that if you are a wap sucker that uses this alot without a plan or getting any get it now apps, you guessed it vzw will start to smell something fishy and will turn off your service my firend had this and use it alot and they turned his service off and had 2 play a nice $35 activation fee for all lines. just wanting to tell you, that if you are doing this, make sure you have some get it now apps and other things also just get a demo of a games and delete it so it will show you have many demo's, becuase vzw can see your time online, so if you have 3 hours online, but no charges something is FISHY.

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the site yeswap.com, what port # should I list? I can't get that to work, only the google ip is working for me but I'd really like the yeswap site. Thanks

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It shouldn't have to be said, but you're original extraction folder should be on c drive and you should work from there from then on...

I had just about every problem everyone else did but, with settings talked about here, the news feature will take you to google, at least... then aI browsed to google news...

You could end up creating a username that really doesn't exist...

So long as you extract to "x" folder and then work from that folder it seems to work.

My other other trouble (even while it was trying to work with bad URL's according to admin log) was that everytime you use a prog like bitpim to upload your info, your username and etc, reverts back to phone # and verizon password... which I hope doesn't result in charges, we'll see...

I can now browse google via my own personal proxy server... albeit, this changed back to verizons settigs until I changed it with the hex file to stop doing that...

Even so, my final solution was that I had my proxy program (HoTTProxy) installed incorrectly...

Great site Andy, awesome links to useful tools!!!! Thanks!!!

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i did all of the above but when i try to use the internet it says network unavailable please try later

10:22 PM  
Blogger shortyx5 said...

i did all of the above when i try to use the web it says network unavailable please try later

10:25 PM  
Blogger Derek Pangallo said...

hi, not exactly WAP related, but i'm really annoyed by the SMS settings on this phone. By default it only holds 50 inbox messages, and after 40 it alerts me until the inbox is full.

is there any way to just delete the old messages as new arrive, or change the amount of memory alloted to messages, or anything besides seeing that same stupid message everytime i get a text, and then having to delete ALL of them to receive my 51st msg?

also, I have a really super idea for a website, please email me that me might cooberate

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do I put in an LXL Port

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can I tell if I am getting it for free?

3:29 PM  
Anonymous anthony said...

would anyone please be nice enough to tell me how to get my hottproxy ip into my phone? ive tried many other proxies as well, non worked. so im turning to hottproxy. i was able to start it up but from there, im not exactly sure which ip to input into my phone.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Turorial!

I have a problem with the WAP. Usually I just press the "Up" button on the phone to access the WAP but I started to mess around with the shortcut settings and I changed the shortcut of the up button from News and Info to a different shortcut and now everytime I try to go on the WAP, it says HTTP Error: 404 Not Found. However when I go the menu and I press reset browser, it works. Does anybody now why I can't access the WAP through shortcut?
Thanks

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a way to turn off the Internet on the phone? I keep accidentally clicking things that will send me to Mobile Web, but I don't want to use it and don't want to end up being charged for it (and am not quite techy enough to do all of these advanced hacks like you have here).

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work on the blog. Very helpful. I was wondering, since you can get free wap, could you also get free internet access for your computer via bluetooth using your phone as modem?

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This forum is terrific! I've been using the Google proxy with success but keep getting a 'bad 400' error when trying to access mail. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've already changed the url in paramtable1. Thank you,

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Andy,

Could you just e-mail me at eddie.soller@yahoo.com and pretty much just clue me in on... everything, I'm getting kinda confused, I think there's something left out.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Flandry said...

Hi

Thanks a lot for all your good tips on here. I'm a bit confused what charges WAP access normally incurs. I just got my VX8300 and VZN plan and i don't remember there being any mention of an "internet plan" besides the Vcast service. If anyone can explain to me what the usual cost of WAP access is and maybe point me to a VZN page about it i'd be most grateful.

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cannot get my proxy servers to work! am i doing something wrong. i did everything up to changing the proxy servers. i can edit them and everything, its just that everytime i put two new ones in it wont connect...everytime!

any help?

thanks

paul

6:05 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Flandry: I think it's included in VCAST, there may be a separate plan, but I'm not sure.

Anonymous: Yes, the trick is finding working proxy servers. Keep at it! There are some inexpensive third party servers such as hopke.net if you can't do any better.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

okay, so i've tried seriously...about 100 different proxy serviers. that's not even an exaggeration...its a very realistic number, however everytime i try to connect i get "network connection lost" what should i do?

again, thanks for any help.

paul

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, andy,

first off, thanks for everything on here. it pretty much makes my life. i had no idea you could do any of this stuff...you must be like a genius. Second off; umm i recently had my VX8300 exchanged b/c the last one broke and i also had it "flashed" to update to the new software for the phone (i did that so i could use the 2GB memory card : ) ) and i was wondering if that will affect any of these instructions...like will i still be able to get free wap, or will the files have changed?

thanks; you're the man

Tim

3:55 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Tim,
I'm glad you like the site. The new firmware, V03, was actually released in the last few days, and I haven't seen it yet. Let us know if you find out any interesting differences in the new version.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Paul, you could try taking a look at mobile17.com or hopke.net, but I haven't ried either of these services.

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well andy, so far i've noticed alot of differences:

1) I can use the 2GB SD card...which is pretty flippin sweet.

2)I cannot transfer ringers made w/bitpim onto my phone...well i can, but when i try to enter the ringer menu, my phone resarts itself and they're not there...lame.

3) I cannot enable my phone to play back mp3s...when i go to the settings menu via menu and pressing zero like 6 times... it tells me that the Music Settings menu is not avalable...im a little upset : (

i would really like to able to do the thinks that i could do with my older software (enable mp3s/make ringers/get free wap)...so...if somebody who knew what they were doing would take a look at the new software...that would make...my entire life...thanks : )

tim

4:36 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Tim,
I believe it appears that you can't enable mp3s on the new software because mp3s are now enabled by default in the standard music player, alongside wmas. Try putting some mp3s in your my_music folder and then opening up the music player.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Anonymous asked: "Nice work on the blog. Very helpful. I was wondering, since you can get free wap, could you also get free internet access for your computer via bluetooth using your phone as modem?"

If you have a Mac, you may try:
Setup Bluetooth DUN with your Verizon mobile and your Mac:
http://www.appleology.com/2006/09/27/setup-bluetooth-dun-with-your-verizon-mobile-and-your-mac/

Additionally, good instructions for BitPim on a Mac using OS X:
BitPim for Mac OS X
http://www.appleology.com/2006/07/17/bitpim-for-mac-os-x/

Think Different - Cheers!

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I solved it very easy. Change your phone number in your wap setting to someone you know who has the mobile web ona verizon phone. works nice for me!

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I messed around with this tutorial and the "free" proxies for a few days and got OK results. slow speeds and failures to connect. I finaly stumbled upon hopke.net
BAM! works 100% of the time and only 12 bucks a year. If time is money to you take the leap.

7:10 PM  
Anonymous CJ said...

Do you know if this works on the LG VX9800 (aka the V?) I saw your site and was wondering if i could do the same mod to my phone.

thanks a lot

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Garrett said...

Ok. I have tried all of the instructions regarding wap internet. NONE of the setups have worked completely. I got to Google.com but I couldn't go to any other websites. Can someone please post step by step (1-?) instructions in a neat and organized fashion. Or email me at aviator90@gmail.com PLEASE!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

OK I was able to get this to work. I used the HEX editor and was able to unlock my WAP settings.

I then changed my primary address to

http://wap.google.com

and the seconday to

http://wap.yahoo.com

I left the homepage setting alone. I was then able to get to the google page using the mini browser. However I couldn't get to other pages directly. I have to search through google and get to other pages that way. I think this is because the wap.google.com isn't a good enough proxy server.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

quick followup,

I set both primary ports to 80.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous JEB said...

Got the google and yahoo proxies list above working; very fast! Just wondering, what service charges can I by-pass with a different proxy? Obviously I don't need to purchase VZ data, but wondering if I can also drop the text and picture messaging services as well while using a non VZ proxy? Thanks!

9:50 AM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Jeb: No, but there may be a way to do that in the future. I'll let you know if I figure it out.

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this and the other fine tutorials. My 8300 is perfect now! Great job!!!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I am so glad I stumbled across this website; I love doing this kind of stuff. Not a lot of things of this sort usually work for me so if anyone could help me get this to work your information greatly apreciated. Ive done all thats listed on the page but I got errors like "500 internal server error", and the common 404, it even said "for wireless internet dial *611. If someone could drop me a few lines or maybe a working IP or sometin.
Thank you very much

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need for BitPim in this case.

You can change the proxy settings by
1. Press (OK) to access main menu
2. Pres '0' (zero) seven times.
3. Press 8 for WAP settings
4. Set the addresses(option 1) and ports(option 2) through this menu.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I have my free WAP, and my homepage set. Now I'm having a couple problems that stem from the menu verizon provides:

1. any way to change the text on VZW home, make it say "Home"
2. "Add favorite", "search", "go to url", all do not work and return and HTTP: 404 error.

I know these two can be fixed by using a HEX editor to open up "paramtable1.fil" and changing the default values.

The problem is that I am confused as to what to change them to:
eg. "http://mw2.vzwwap.com/goto" what can I change that to? would wap.yahoo.com be acceptable?

Also, "http://mw2.vzwwap.com/Search" and "http://mw2.vzwwap.com/addfavorite" what can I change these to?

Can someone provide an example of what they have done?


Also, if I'm using google or yahoo as my proxy is there any way I can change the default homepage that they use to the one that I have set? Or do I have to change my proxy to do so?

--

If I login to yahoo, and then go to "search" I return to the yahoo homepage but the text says Hi guest, instead of hi nick! But, if I click on VZW Home, then I go to the Hi nick! page.

Also, if I click show URL after I click on the search site, it says wap.google.com, but displays the yahoo homepage.

I have my homepage set as: http://wap.yahoo.com and my search set as: http://wap.google.com . I set the homepage via the phones menu, under homepage. I changed the search via XVI32 and changed the text that was .../search to the google one. But for some reason, when I click on search from the menu the phone takes me to my homepage.

To connect I am using yahoo as my proxy and google as my secondary proxy.

If I go to the news and info via the phone and get it now settings I get an http error. I'm assuming I have to change the /newsandinfo to something like http://wap.news.yahoo.com

Would you know why the search brings me back to the homepage? Also, for the "go to url", I have it set to go to "http://appleguru.org/phone/index.wml" but the phone returns a 404 error.

any help is appreciated

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Beno said...

How do you type / (slash marks) on the phone? Also is it possable to turn off the phone portion so you can listen to music while on comrecial flights?

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

i feel like such a newb but can you go more into detail on the last steps for example what numbers do you type in in each of them primary por and the secondary port. and also what about the LXL's. and is it the same numbers for both and also do you type in the whole string of numbers that looks like an IP?
Thanks Michael
great blog by they way

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So... got it going but has anyone figured out Gmail?

4:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome - this site has given me a new appreciation for my phone. Keep it coming, thanks!

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can access G-Mail on your phone by going to gmail.com/app

that address is specifically for your phone

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gmail.com/app doesn't work on lg vx8300 phone. Any other help?

12:12 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Try gmail.com

12:50 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Hi, great post. Your on the first page of google for the search of "how to get free for lgvx8300". I was originally looking for how to get downloaded games from your pc to your phone. I went to the hidden menu and went to edit it and it let me edit it, but i didn't save it. Does that mean that my phone is already unlocked. I just got it for Christmas and when setting it up they said something about unlocking my phone. I'm not sure what this means. I would try it out to see if it actually works, but I'm unsure if you know a way of how to see if your getting billed for it. Is there some way that you can call verizon and check for any charges. And also if you know about the amount of how much it costs for regular verizon internet on you phone for a family plan costs, that would be great. My email is nooneevrlistens (remove this) @gmail.com. Thanks keep up the great blog.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea!!! i got it. thank you so much. great site

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog, Gained a lot of knowledge from you about vx8300 and vzw. Thank you.

To view GMAIL or any other https site you will need a proxy which supports ssl. Good luck hunting.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
I set up my phone using the google ip. I can search on google, but when i go to menu and select go to URL, i get an error, can anyone please help me with this error.

Thanks
Par

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, noob question. but after you do the hack and get type in everything, where to you go on the phone to actually get to the internet.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Par: Go to URL won't work. You'll have to find a way to work around this, such as finding a site that lets you type in URLs.

Anonymous: Go to the minibrowser, which I believe is by default one of the four shortcut keys (the directional buttons).

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site Andy. Have you or anyone else had a problem with Verizon turning off their service besides the one anonymous user?...i dont want to pay $35 for each of my 4 lines to be reactivated after being shut off. Please respond if you or anyone you know has had a problem with this and what you did to correct this.
Thanks...

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this also work with the new LG VX 8600 Chocolate?

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site!!

Question, if I change my proxy server (ie. to hopke.net) can I still use Verizon's Navigator service?

Thanks

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To acces your phone's web browser, set a shortcut to "Get News & Info" Thats your browser. Hope that helps if you have overwritten your shortcuts.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous IV : XX said...

I lack the motivation to read through above posts for this answer, but does anyone know how one would go about doing this WITHOUT sacrificing the "My Account" feature? I'm a sucker for texting, and I like to check how far under my limit I am from time to time when I'm away from a computer.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Andy M. said...

Uh, no. My Account probably won't work if you're not on Verizon's proxy. I guess.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

This may seem like a stupid question, but how do I know I'm not going through verizon when I use this? Do I need to change both my proxy address/ports? I've only changed the primary to wap.google.com. Everything worked fine my first time which made me somewhat suspicious after looking at other peoples comments.

2:07 PM  


I've enjoyed responding to your hundreds of comments, but I've finally decided to disable comment posting now that I've created a better alternative. Please use the VX8300 forums for any further questions, where they'll me answered by me, or any number of other helpful VX8300 users.

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