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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Simplified driver installation guide

Yuet's simplified motorola P2K driver installation guide
for motorola P2K cell phones
I installed WinXP recently. Today I install motorola driver on it, so I take this chance to write down the steps. It is pretty simple.

Steps: (27/01/2007 update: if these steps don't work for you, jump to here.)
1. download and install P2KTools;
2. download the motorola driver 2.9; unzip it into a folder of your choice; You should see a few .inf files in the folder.
3. start P2KTools;
4. select "Data/Fax mode" in "Connection - USB Setting" on your phone;
5. connect your phone via USB port with a USB cable;
6. wait for a while, and the "Found New Hardware Wizard" will pop up;

7. select "no, not this time" and click "Next";
8. select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)" and click "Next";

9. select "Search for the best driver in these locations", uncheck "Search removable media", check "Include this location in the search". then click "Browse" to select the folder where you put the driver .inf files. click "Next";

10. click "Continue anyway";

11. click "Finish";

12. repeat steps 6-11 until WinXP complete installing all 5 devices/interfaces, namely, "motorola usb modem", "usb composite device", "motorola accessory interface", "Data logging MCU interface" and "Test command interface".
13. in P2KTools window, select "Switch to P2K Mode"; your phone will be detected;
14. click "Refresh" to update the folder/file tree of your phone;
15. Done. enjoy modding your phone.
(At the first time you use RSDLite to flash your phone, it will prompt you to install driver for "motorola flash interface". Just repeat steps 6-11 to install it.)

Update on 27/01/2007:
Motorola have released the driver installation packs for windows 32bit/64bit in December 2006. If the above driver installation procedure didn't work for you, you can use these driver installation packs to repair, reinstall, or remove all the motorola usb devices. Registry editing is not longer necessary.

Get them directly from Motodev. You have to sign up to download them. It is free. You will find the following drivers:

Motorola handset USB driver V2.6.2.0 for Windowns (64-bit) OS: for Windows 2000 or 32-bit Windows XP
Motorola handset USB driver V2.6.2.0 for Windowns (64-bit) OS: for Windows XP 64-bit or Windows Vista 64-bit

Supported Handsets
A630, A845, C380, C381p, C381/C386, C384/C385/C390/C391, C650/C651, C698p, E375, E398, E550/V535/V560, T725, V180/V185/V186/V188, V220/V220i/V226, MOTORAZR V3 (CLDC 1.0)/MOTORAZR V3b, V300/V400/V500, V330/V547/V551/V555, V303p/V400p, V540/V550/V545, V600, V600i, V620, V635, V80
C975, C980, E770, E1000/E1000R, E1070, MOTORAZR V3x, V975, V980
L2/L6/L6i, PEBL U6, MOTORAZR V3 (CLDC 1.1), MOTORAZR V3i/V3e/V3t, MOTOROKR E1, MOTOSLVR L7, V190/V191, V195/V196/V197, V230/V235, V360/V361, V365, V557/V557p
MOTORAZR maxx V6, MOTORAZR V3xx, V1100
A760/A760i, A768/A768i, A728
A780, A910, E680/E680i, MOTOMING A1200/A1200i/A1200r, MOTOROKR E6, MOTOROKR E2

You must have Administrator permissions to install this driver
Please reboot the system after installing this USB driver
Installation of Motorola’s Mobile Phone Tools may affect the performance of this driver. Please re-install the USB driver after the installation of the Motorola Mobile Phone Tools

motorola P2K driver 2.9: [] [filecloud]
P2KTools: [] [filecloud]

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10:45 AM, January 25, 2007 Anonymous said...

I've tried on 2 Win2K Pro systems to install the drivers, but I keep getting a broken P2K driver that's listed as 'USB Composite Device' instead of the P2K driver. This happens the first time I start P2K Tools (the downloads here, 2.9 drivers and 0.8.6 Tools).

Somewhere on the 'net I found a page where a guy showed the Registry hacks to fix this manually. Any idea where it was? I'd REALLY like to get this crappy AER firmware off of my V360, but I want to make sure all the tools work first, so I don't flat-line my phone.

Thanks a bunch for your blog! I hadn't found such a well-written list of instructions on ANY other modding site for these phones.


1:54 PM, January 25, 2007 Yuet said...

StanJ, what exactly do you mean by getting a broken p2k driver? Please note that you have to install 6/7 drivers, including the usb composite device.

I am not sure about the registry hack. Please first check that you have windows xp service pack 2 installed. if not, install it. then try to uninstall the driver and install again.

BTW, can the P2K tools detect your phone already? Do u have RSDLite? Can RSDLite detect your phone?

12:03 AM, January 26, 2007 Anonymous said...

I finally found a fix. All of these P2K driver files I'd found on the modding sites (including yours) are for WinXP only. If you download the current driver file direct from Motorola
then it works with Win2K as well as WinXP. I had to manually delete all of the INFs that referenced the screwey XP 'composite device' that's not appropriate for Win2K. The equivalent for Win2K is 'usbhub'...
I can finally see the phone in RSD Lite 3.0, and P2K Tools may work now as well. No more yellow I flags next to the devices in the Device Manager :-)

(fingers crossed - I'm about to back up the firmware then overwrite the AER firmware with something better using the testpoint method...)


7:53 PM, January 26, 2007 Bruno said...

Hi, Yuet!

I'm trying to get P2K drivers for Windows Vista x64 (but I also think that XP's x64 ou Server x64 are gonna work).

Can you help me with this?

Thank you!

Greetings from Brazil!

11:38 PM, January 26, 2007 Yuet said...

bruno, I don't have such driver, maybe you can find it in motodev site.

7:38 AM, January 27, 2007 Bruno said...

No. Motodev do not have :(

2:17 PM, January 27, 2007 Yuet said...

bruno, over here --> motorola usb driver.

1:01 AM, January 28, 2007 Bruno said...

Thank you so much, Yu!!!
My mistake.

2:30 PM, February 03, 2007 Diego said...

Sir: I downloaded both files and the P2KTOOLS doen't start a program after unzipping the file. Also, after opening the zip file for mot 2.9 I can't see them as the files you mentioned. I can't see the phone when it's connected. What am I doing Wrong

1:49 AM, February 04, 2007 Yuet said...

diego, then try to get the usb driver pack from motodev. P2ktools should start when you double-click it. I am not sure what went wrong.

11:53 AM, February 16, 2007 GrepGrok said...

Yuet I was just curios exacly wat is p2ktools for wat do you use it, and the drivers wats that for?? Maybe to recognize the phone?? And just one last question do you know of drivers for Linux cause I've looked on the site and didn't find a thing so ja. Anyway keep up the good work


1:40 PM, February 16, 2007 Yuet said...

GrepGrok, p2ktools is for accessing the p2k file system (phone memory) and the drivers, of course, is for recognize the p2k system in the phone. You can use moto4lin and the usb driver for Linux. Read this post and the moto4lin site.

11:29 PM, February 16, 2007 GrepGrok said...

Thanks a mil I think I'll be referring to this site quite alot in the future, great content (-:


8:52 PM, February 17, 2007 dionigi said...

Yuet, this site is incredibly helpful! will any of your MPs/DRMs/Skins work with the L7 f/w R4517 - .25R ? any plans to do so in the future?

8:53 PM, February 17, 2007 dionigi said...

also, i've gotten Moto4Lin to work, but is there any way to flash a phone on OSX?

3:31 PM, February 18, 2007 Yuet said...

dionigi, I believe MPs/DRMs are for R4513 only. Maybe skins can be used in R417. No plan to port to R4517, as I don't have such a phone. Read this post about flashing on OSX.

10:44 PM, February 26, 2007 Chrisv said...

I have a Motorola V360v and I have downloaded every program I could think of to add skins to my phone and maybe flash it as well. But none of these programs are able to detect my phone, other than Motorola Phone Tools of course but that is totally useless to me. Can you please help me.

11:08 PM, February 26, 2007 Yuet said...

chrisv, have you tried the steps in this post? and have you tried to download the driver utility from motodev?

2:12 AM, February 28, 2007 jacqvt said...

Hi yuet, I have the v360, and recently flashed it with your flashfile. I wanted to do some seem editing with p2ktools, but can't get the program to see my phone. I downloaded all the drivers you recommended, installed everything, but without any success. What tickles me thou, is that everytime my pc detected the new usb device, it only see the motorola usb modem, and installs that, but not all the other devices you mentioned, like the composite device etc. Why is that? I also tried other usb ports, but also without any success. I also tried to use p2kseem, but that also didn't work. Pls guide me?

5:10 PM, February 28, 2007 Yuet said...

jacqvt, try to get the driver utility from motodev, then install it.

8:40 PM, February 28, 2007 jacqvt said...

Thanks yuet for the reply, But if your talking about the driver version, I already have it, and tried it. I just want to make sure about something too, if I understand right, The phone must be switched on in normal mode, not the * and # one. And must I have motorola phone tools installed for it to function?

12:25 AM, March 01, 2007 Yuet said...

jacqvt, you do it in normal mode. the MPT is not necessary. BTW, what version of p2ktool r u using?

9:22 PM, March 01, 2007 jacqvt said...

I'm using p2ktools version Something else I dont know if its correct, is p2ktools dont really install on the pc. When I click on the p2ktools icon, it opens the program. There's no installation. Is this correct? Where else can I donload this program? I downloaded it from motomodders.

10:52 PM, March 01, 2007 Yuet said...

that version is too old, get the version in this post and try again.

11:23 PM, March 01, 2007 jacqvt said...

Okay thanks, I just got the version 3. Hope that work, I'll post here to say.

11:30 AM, March 02, 2007 Yuet said...

I mean the P2Ktool version is old, you should at least get 0.8 version.

11:56 PM, March 21, 2007 Anonymous said...

I followed all the steps for p2k driver installation and didn't work, I tried with the drivers in motodev and motorola phone tools and rsdlite and finally there is a connection (they recognize my phone)but the p2k tools doesn't.
I open p2k tools, plug my phone and in the bottom of the screen of p2k tools shows disconect.
please, help me what do I need to do.

12:40 AM, March 22, 2007 Yuet said...

have you tried to manually switch p2ktools to P2K mode?

2:58 AM, March 22, 2007 Anonymous said...

yes, i switched to p2k mode and was the same "the status shows disconected".
when i installed the rsdlite 3.2 and 3.3 also some files couldn't install because showed that i had an old service pack but the rsdlite works ok. do you think i need service pack 2 for example?

10:19 AM, March 22, 2007 Yuet said...

yes, I think SP2 is essential. install it then try again.

12:39 PM, April 09, 2007 Anonymous said...

I have Moto L6i and i have installed the software but i am unable to transfer the data, although it get chraging thru USB cable.
I need to transfer data PC to mobile.

2:41 PM, April 09, 2007 Yuet said...

manoj, what problem is it? can u give more details? do u set usb setting to data/fax mode? does p2k tool show "connected"? do u switch it to p2k mode? USB charging has nothing to do with the driver.

12:19 PM, May 16, 2007 Anonymous said...

hey there Yuet.
I've got a L7 and when I try to install the drivers, USB Composite Device installs but then shows "Device Cannot Start. Code 10". None of the psk programs or MotoMidMan recognise my phone. any help?


4:07 PM, May 17, 2007 Yuet said...

please download the driver tool from motorola, use it to uninstall the driver then reinstall.

4:16 AM, May 30, 2007 Anonymous said...

Have tried to install p2k drivers on xp with no success. I do not get the same "Found New hardware Wizard" as yours. Mine says "Cannot Install This Hardware. There was a problem installing this hardware: USB Modem.
An Error occurred during the installation of the device. Fatal error during installation.
I have tried different ports, moto installer to clean and repair and your install guide. Nothing seems to work. My phone is recognized on my Mac with Moto4lin, but I have not tried to flash as I am trying to remove this AER firmware. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


2:35 PM, June 01, 2007 Yuet said...

Cat, is your XP on SP2?

12:48 PM, June 13, 2007 Anonymous said...

ok, this program works really good, while i was using this program i hit some buttons, and well i cant get my phone (v197) ti vibrate, and some other things, is there any way to set it to default where it changes it back to normal, or what can i do to get it back.?.?

2:56 PM, July 12, 2007 Anonymous said...

Hi Yuet,
I have a motorazr mobile which was brought from USA. Could you provide the steps\procedure to unlock the mobile and use it in INDIA?

11:37 AM, July 16, 2007 Yuet said...

please come to my forum to discuss the unlocking method.

6:39 AM, September 14, 2007 Jon Ace said...

If it weren't for this guide, I'd be paying out the ass to get ringtones and the like. Thank you.

1:15 AM, December 25, 2007 David said...

How do I switch to Data/Fax mode? I dont see the option anywhere..

2:04 PM, January 05, 2008 Anonymous said...

Your website has been of tremendous help to access the files on my V400!Thanks!
However, I cannot access the voice recordings on my phone. Any suggestions?

9:10 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous said...

Hi Yuet! Was just wondering if i can use P2K Tools to transfer sms messages from my v360 to the computer so that they can be viewed on the computer (i.e. not as a single backup file). And is there any possible way to transfer sms messages stored on the phone of the v360 to another phone?

2:00 AM, April 10, 2008 miss_abby said...

hye yuet.. i hope u will read my 'letter' 4 u.. i've already instal all the drivers evern from you (i can't open it bcoz it must open with selected prgram -which i don't understand what that mean) AND usb drivers motodev while i install it.. it appears "the cabinet file eror bla bla'- which i already uninstall n reinstal it... i don't know what to do now.. i spend about 6 hours 2 install all the drives but it's all doesn't works out :(

12:02 AM, April 12, 2008 Yuet said...

abby, come to I will try to help you in the forum.

10:52 AM, June 03, 2008 a.m.d said...

Hi Yuet, this is the first time I leave a message on your blog, even though I have used it countless times. All I want to say is thank you for the amazing service you provide here, with nothing except gratitude in return (and sometimes not even that :blushes:) lol. I haven't had a single problem with my Moto V360 that I couldn't solve thanks to your blog. The latest one being XP x64 drivers for it. Thanks for this great resource!

10:25 PM, June 03, 2008 Yuet said...

a.m.d, come join me at please.

5:33 AM, October 17, 2009 Anonymous said...

i installed cable on my v3i but only motorola modem has installed. i dont know wats wrong. maybe its becouse i use cable from ROKR em325

1:37 PM, February 09, 2011 G.Mustafa said...

Thanks a bunch for your blog! I hadn't found such a well-written list of instructions on ANY other modding site for these phones.

1:38 PM, February 09, 2011 muhammadrazzaq said...

Somewhere on the 'net I found a page where a guy showed the Registry hacks to fix this manually Web