First let me bore with a little history about my phone…
I had a Cingular RAZR until now and was fed up with the s-l-o-w interface and GPRS speed. Since my first year of the 2-year plan was up, I qualified for a phone upgrade. After some pondering I decided to go with one of the newer 3G phones.
The LG CU400 looked impressive, it’s got looks and function. After tinkering extensively with the CU400 for a week, I have a pretty good idea what this phone is capable of, and I’m posting this review so you can decide for yourself whether it’s suitable for you or not.
First of all, the CU400’s bluetooth won’t play nice with other peripherals, specifically, it won’t accept ANY data from any device. While talking to a Cingular rep, she acknowledged that the LG CU400 Bluetooth will only connect to a BT headset or BT printer. However, not being the yielding type, I poked around until I’ve managed to change that; the default setting can be overridden by entering the service code and choosing BT for data. Hence, I can now download content directly from my computer to the phone.
Almost all cellphones have some hidden codes that allow technicians and authorized employees to descend deep into the bowels of our beloved cellphones… The question is what’s the code and how to use it? (more on that below) J2ME (Java micro edition) apps accessing the internet have two options only:
- Yes, always ask
- No, never grant
- RTSP Streaming (plays mp3 and real player files)
- Brilliant screen
- Zippy interface
- Task manager (let’s you switch between open apps)
- Tons of tools
- Fast internet speeds
- Great button layout
- Flawless video streaming, even with EDGE
- Great speaker (except for voice)
- Speaker distorts voice above level 3-4 (of 7)
- Escalating ringtones only
- Meager 16mb memory
- No PC Sync support
- Annoying VERY loud startup and shutdown chime
Overall very useful phone does it’s job well and perfect shape.
And now to the fun part…
How to hack your LG CU400 phone
Follow these instructions carefully
From the home screen, type in this code:
If you entered the code correctly a hidden menu should show up. Navigate to the following item: Port Setting > Data Setting > BT Set for Data. That’s all. Now press the [END] button and cycle your phone off and on again; you should be able to send mp3’s to your phone now.