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      10-11-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Bluetooth issues

Has anyone seen the following issues when using their bluetooth? I have a Razr V3 upgraded with the latest firmware and saw these issues on both the old and the new firmware for my phone.

1. Car's Bluetooth connection shows call in session but phone indicates call failed. Only way to reset this is either disable bluetooth on your phone (causing the car to disconnect) or making a call and hanging up normally
2. Car's Bluetooth connection to phone seperates/disconnects when you don't answer an incoming call while on a call already. You have to go to your phone and disable the bluetooth and reconnect it to turn it back on. When using a bluetooth headset I only get a beep on the headset, but it never disconnects like the car does.
3. When using voice activated dialling with the bluetooth, the car momentarily (sometimes) unmutes the stereo after saying "yes" to dialing a particular person, but before making the call.

I suspect these are all bugs in the car's bluetooth software, but was curious if other people are seeing the same problem with their phones. BTW, I also had issues 1 & 3 with my Motorola V551. Never noticed issue 2.
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      11-09-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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Just got my car back from the dealer in attempt to getting this fixed. Evidently BMW knows about the issues, but doesn't have a fix yet. Stay tuned and I'll let you know when I see a fix.
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i ahve the razr too and havent encountered any of those problmes yet...hopefully i wont have to. let us know.
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      11-09-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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i ahve the razr too and havent encountered any of those problmes yet...hopefully i wont have to. let us know.
What SW version and flex are you using? Press *#9999# and it should tell you.

I'm running SW R374_G_OE_42.08R, Flex GWMV3MYCIN01NA0F5
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#9999# didnt do anything. im with t-mobile. does that make a differance?
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#9999# didnt do anything. im with t-mobile. does that make a differance?
Make sure you do *#9999#
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      11-10-2005, 12:36 AM   #7
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ok SW- R374_G_OE.40.9ER

Flex-GSMV3xxTMB01NA0BC
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Guys, I've got a RAZR and I'm experiencing issue #1 as well as something else.

Occassionally I have to drive to one of my work's other locations for the day. It's about 1.5 hours each way. I've noticed that after being in the car for a total of 3 hours, the battery is really low. To the point where the phone is warning me about t a low battery.

So, here are my questions:
1) Has anyone else experienced this?
2) How do I get the latest firmware installed on my phone?


My SW/Felx versions are: R374_g_0E.40.57R Flex: GSMv3xxVIN01NA04E
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      11-10-2005, 11:31 AM   #9
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Hi Guys, I have the RAZR and have also experienced #1 and #3.

I don't talk much, yet I have to recharge my phone at least once a day!

My version -
S/W: R374_G_0E.40.79R
Flex: SE8607AXXT1088 - 2.0.2.3.2.2.0.16.0.0.1.0.1.0.0.Z.6.H.13.0

Can we download the latest S/W or Flex from the net?
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      11-10-2005, 07:37 PM   #10
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Upgrading your phones S/W flex can be done easily if you can get the SW. Go to http://www.motomodders.net/ to learn how. Then your only trick is getting the SW to do it.

Note: if you do this wrong you could be buying a new razr out of pocket. So make sure you follow the directions and understand the risk.
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Guys, I've got a RAZR and I'm experiencing issue #1 as well as something else.

Occassionally I have to drive to one of my work's other locations for the day. It's about 1.5 hours each way. I've noticed that after being in the car for a total of 3 hours, the battery is really low. To the point where the phone is warning me about t a low battery.

So, here are my questions:
1) Has anyone else experienced this?
2) How do I get the latest firmware installed on my phone?


My SW/Felx versions are: R374_g_0E.40.57R Flex: GSMv3xxVIN01NA04E
Low battery isn't surprising if your using your bluetooth signal that much. Remember its a second radio transmitter that will add to the consumption of your battery. Newer SW revs have had reports that they manage battery usage better, but over time you will see this. BTW, I haven't noticed that much better battery life with the latest revs.

My recommendation is to just get a car charger. New battery might help for a couple of months, but the car charger will keep your phone going.
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Low battery isn't surprising if your using your bluetooth signal that much. Remember its a second radio transmitter that will add to the consumption of your battery. Newer SW revs have had reports that they manage battery usage better, but over time you will see this. BTW, I haven't noticed that much better battery life with the latest revs.

My recommendation is to just get a car charger. New battery might help for a couple of months, but the car charger will keep your phone going.
I agree that using bluetooth places more drain on the battery, but it's not like I'm on the phone for that long. It's really just being in the car for 2 hours a day that will kill the battery....

I called Cingular the other day and they suggested I take the phone to a Cingular store to have the firmware upgraded. I'll try that today...
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      11-11-2005, 11:38 AM   #13
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06graphite,
I would suggest going after the upgrade too. the SW rev you have is quite old. Plus there are some new features enabled with the later revs for your phone.
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alex, et al.

I just got off the phone w/ Cingular and Motorola. They both said I've got the latest version of the software...

i know puck is with t-mobile. who are you with? when did you get your phones (I got mine in december 2004)?
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      11-11-2005, 03:46 PM   #15
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alex, et al.

I just got off the phone w/ Cingular and Motorola. They both said I've got the latest version of the software...

i know puck is with t-mobile. who are you with? when did you get your phones (I got mine in december 2004)?
I have Cingular. I just upgraded my phone today to
R374_G_OE_42.09R, Flex GWMV3MYCIN01NA0F5

The latest SW rev is R374_G_OE_42.09R. Flex varies per provider.
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      11-12-2005, 04:06 PM   #16
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Alexk_e90,

I have the exact same problems.

With the phone updates does it fix the issues?

Thanks
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Alexk_e90,

I have the exact same problems.

With the phone updates does it fix the issues?

Thanks
No. My understanding from BMW is they know of the issues and the latest SW upgrade for the car may have fixed it. So far, the problem still exists. At least item 2 still does. Haven't tested the others as of recently.
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I Have T-Mobile and bought my Razor V3 about 2 weeks ago. This is what my phone says...

S/W Version:

R374_G_OE.42.09R

Flex Version:

G3MV3xxTMBO1NA106 - .......0.L

H/W Version:

SJUG0161FA
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I Have T-Mobile and bought my Razor V3 about 2 weeks ago. This is what my phone says...

S/W Version:

R374_G_OE.42.09R

Flex Version:

G3MV3xxTMBO1NA106 - .......0.L

H/W Version:

SJUG0161FA
42.09 is about the latest version you can get.
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so alex,

any hints / help on getting my phone up to the latest version?
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so alex,

any hints / help on getting my phone up to the latest version?

Upgrading your phones S/W flex can be done easily if you can get the SW. Go to http://www.motomodders.net/ to learn how. Then your only trick is getting the SW to do it. Try google. Details are in the how-to guides at motomodders.net

Note: if you do this wrong you could be buying a new razr out of pocket. So make sure you follow the directions and understand the risk.
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      11-19-2005, 11:32 AM   #22
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I have a Blackberry 7290. When first starting out the day, the phone pairs to my 2006 325i. When I shut the car off, and then turn it on again, the 2 don't pair up. If I wait several hours and try, it will pair. I had the same problem with an HP IPAQ 6315. I had my software updated mid September. Any ideas? I can't understand why it works when the car is 'cold' but won't pair repeatedly.
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