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How to Access a Motorola iDEN Phone Via USB

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Motorola has six iDEN phones available as of 2011, and all but two of them allow you to access data on their microSD memory cards. The two that don’t allow access have no memory cards. You can add files to use on your phone, like MP3s, but you should be careful about changing existing data, since that could affect the functionality of applications on your phone. The six current iDEN phones are the Titanium, the Brute i680, the Brute i686, the i886, the i412 and the i576.

Things You’ll Need : Phone USB cord, MicroSD card

Titanium and i886

Connect your phone to a free USB port on your computer using the phone’s provided cord. Use the navigation and “OK” keys to select the “Mount” option on your phone, if it appears. This is only applicable to the i886.

Click the “Start” button on your PC; then click “Computer.” Double-click your phone, which is displayed as a removable drive in the “Computer” window. Make whatever changes or additions to the data on the card that you want. You can add files simply by dragging and dropping them.

Right-click the removable drive icon in “Computer” and select “Eject” when you’re done. Remove the USB cord from your computer and phone.

Brute

Press the “Menu” key just to the left of the navigation keys on your Brute phone before connecting it to your computer. The process for accessing data on the phone is identical whether you have the Brute i680 or the Brute i686.

Press the navigation and “OK” keys to select “Settings,” then “Connections,” then “USB,” then “Memory Card Access.” Connect your Brute phone to your computer using the phone’s provided USB cord. Click the “Start” button on your PC; then click “Computer.”

Double-click on your phone, which you will see in the “Computer” window as a removable drive. Make whatever changes you want to the storage card’s data. You can add files by dragging and dropping them into the window.

Right-click the phone’s icon in “Computer” and select “Eject” when you’re done. You can remove the USB cord now if you want. Press the “Menu” key just to the left of the navigation keys on your Brute phone; then select “Settings,” then “Connections,” then “USB,” then “Application Access.” This allows applications to use data on your card instead of a connected PC.

Tips & Warnings

  1. While your phone is connected to your computer, its battery will recharge, though the recharge may take longer than if you plugged the phone into an electrical outlet. This is true for all six iDEN phones.