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Get free wireless web on your motorola/nextel/boost phone

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Today I will teach you how to get free wireless web on your nextel/motorola/boost phone.
 
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Step 1: Get the basics down.

for this instructable, I will be using a Motorola i450 on the Boost Mobile network. First, you will need to know your phone number, and have an e-mail account (any works). you will need to mail the phone a link to any site, BUT I have a preferable one, http://cellphonerepair.org/wap.htm . It is a collaboration of all kinds of mobile formatted pages, that will display nicely on your screen. you will want to mail it to your number@MYboostmobile.com (mine would look like this "1541591XXXX@myboostmobile.com")

By doing this, when you click the link in the text message you have e-mailed to the phone, it avoids the authentication process of logging on to their network. ta-da, you have the web on your phone. don't stop reading quite yet!! there's more to come... XD

Step 2: Installing an HTML browser

The browser included in the phone is called "OpenWave" it's a cheap-o browser, that can hardly interpret the html language, therefore throwing a LOT of content errors. it took me a while, but I got the solution, and it's name is Opera Mini. it's a full HTML browser, that can handle anything on the web, as long as it isn't flash, or java (app).

What I had to get:

1. USB data cable for Motorola phones.
2. Drivers for the phone (drivers make hardware work).
3. iDEN JAL (Java Application Loader
4. both the opera .jar and .jad files.
5. a text editor

1. I got the USB cable off ebay for $1.99 (4 bucks shipping)
2. www.driverguide.com has the proper drivers.
3.iDEN JAL, I got from motorola's developer network. http://developer.motorola.com/docstools/idenjal/
sorry folks, you'll have to subscribe to iDEN before you can get it, but it's free, and handy as all get-out
4. I got the generic version of opera mini, for compatibility reasons, both found here: http://mini.opera.com/global/opera-mini-3.1.8295-advanced-int.jad
http://mini.opera.com/global/opera-mini-3.1.8295-advanced-int.jar
5. I used window's notepad.
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m0ld2 years ago
Can you do this without the USB cord? I downloaded opera mini with my prepaid sanyo juno that I only use for the cheap internet, but being free would be even better.
OPERA IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I always use either that or Firefox.
lparker34705 years ago
there is a service that will track your lost phone and do some mobile social networking capabilities...it works by tracking your gpsphone

check out the site iTag.com
Foaly75 years ago
Will this work with a RAZR on Alltell?
mayugmm5 years ago
will this work with anokia 6670 with a BSNL network
dxvbaby5 years ago
umm im confused do i send that website to my phone.. but i dont understand how to send it... like is it jsut ur plain number? im kinda confused. Do you need to sign up on boostmobile website or what?
red5553575 years ago
Sorry to bother you but I don't feel like reading all the other comments to get my answer but I have an i425 and it doesn't work with mini-opera atleast not the one posted so you wouldn't happen to have another url that supports an i425 Motorola phone.
temp5 years ago
i have a motorola so would i have to put 508631----@MYmotorolamobile.com?(instead of @myboostmobile.com)

bleachworthy (author)  temp5 years ago
ehm, perhaps you didn't understand the syntax of the address; it's not dependent on the brand of the phone, but on the carrier.
rasutii5 years ago
DUDE, this is the best app I have ever used on any phone. But here's the great part, it works on the "new" i425. I was wondering if you could make a special little ring tone transferring "Hack" for the i425 series, those MyJAL apps are crazy to use.
bleachworthy (author)  rasutii5 years ago
Unfortunately, after 6 years of great service my i450 took a dump, and I deleted all my software, however there is a way to do that, a full step by step guide can be found here. the program you will be installing will be called "iDen webJAL" it's similar to the JAL included in this instructable, but it requires a spoofed server connection (server is run by http://harrythompson.com/), it allows ALOT of stuff to be done with these phones.

If you do choose to take this path, I wish you luck, for you will be very pissed 90% of the time, it's not a simple thing to install, but IT IS WORTH IT!

let me know how it goes.
I have tried iDen webJAL more than once, and I have gotten pissed off at every time. I don't know whether it's because I'm running vista or not. I was wondering if you could use this app to download ring tones from sites that I have registered to, I can open my text, follow the link using this app, but when I try to download, it says it may need to close to download but nothing happens. Does it let me or am I gonna have to find an alternative?
bleachworthy (author)  rasutii5 years ago
you will never be able to download a ringtone directly to the phone, even if it did get put on the phone, it wouldn't be registered as being put on anyways, that's why the webjal is needed. it not only loads the data onto the phone, but at the same time places some identifying information in the phones registry.
I have used up my MyJAL MediaPAL 3.0 trial, it works great. If you could lend me a "link" to one it would be appreciated. Every time I download another trial, it's like the servers are linked and won't let me use it, it expires instantly. If webjal was EXTREMELY easier to install, that would benefit to more than a handful of individuals. But for now, I'll just remain some sort of Boost god, by installing this app on my friends cells.
bleachworthy (author)  rasutii5 years ago
Also, yes windows vista IS a problem with older software, like webjal. it's quite simple to install another version of windows on the same computer, without disrupting vista. I know this because I use Ubuntu 8.04, Windows XP, and windows Vista all on one laptop.
bleachworthy (author)  rasutii5 years ago
Remember this, it's a universal rule. "Garbage in Garbage out" and iDen webjal is far from garbage. it may be a bit of a pain to install, there are basic steps to it 1. downloading proper software 2. installing the proper software 3. spoofing the server (basically redirecting all trafic to motorola's iden server, to Harry Thompson's server) Once those are done properly, it will be your best friend.
dang i got a sony ericsson walkman ,will that work?
bleachworthy (author)  struckbyanarrow5 years ago
If it did, I would check www.operamini.com with your web browser and see if it's supported. webjal will NOT load it into the phone memory, becuase of the brand, and the network type. however it may work by other means unknown to me.
casey321b6 years ago
will it work for any nextel phone that is unlocked?
oxymoron6 years ago
NIce step-by-step! Thanks. For GPS tracking, try mytracking:
http://www.geocities.com/prestonsystems/mytracking
MUCH more stable than mologogo. I havent had to re-boot it at all so far, so it's really a great unattended tracking solution for about $10 every 3 months (the cost to keep the Boost account active). I believe personal use accounts are still free.
tboo1006 years ago
hey guys just wondering does it work on a boost i855?
lutin6 years ago
Does not work with Cingular, I might go pick up a boost phone later
alexmeyer6 years ago
Dude, this is awesome. I can confirm that it works on an i425 with Boost Mobile. I've been periodically checking my account summary online, and no charges or anything.

At the end of the instructable you mention free GPS tracking... I was just wondering how that was going. Other tracking apps (such as mologogo) wouldn't work? You would have to have the data service?
bleachworthy (author)  alexmeyer6 years ago
Well, thank you for checking that particular model! I have succesfuly run mologogo on my i450 - however it is VERY laggy (due to low memory) data connection is needed to load various maps (which is seen as an http transaction, so it's free with the listed networks and phone models.)
What exactly do you mean by the "listed networks and phone models"? I'm kinda curious on what counts as the kind of "internet traffic" that you would be charged for. Opera obviously doesn't need the paid-for web service... (Sorry if I sound like a stupid n00b... I'm really not. I'm quite competent when it comes to anything technological.)
bleachworthy (author)  alexmeyer6 years ago
Sorry, I should have been more specific. basically all motorola phones on the sprint, nextel and boost mobile networks SHOULD be able to do this, but so far the only confirmed models are the i450, i455, i425. A close friend of mine unlocked an old moto razr v3 - and had it put on the nextel network, he is currently able to browse the web for free in the same way as my i450.
xecure6 years ago
is this possible on a motorola phone on any other network? (tmobile, at&t, etc..)
bleachworthy (author)  xecure6 years ago
I have not tested outside of the boost/sprint/nextel network, but I assume it will not work. if it does work, please let us know.
dud_16 years ago
it worked
el_plebillo6 years ago
I already have free internet, just installed opera mini, so, my question is: I still wont' get charged for using opera mini ?
Pumpkin$6 years ago
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MODX Pumpkin$6 years ago
lol I actually think it's pretty cool. Maybe you just think it's lame cuz you didn't come up with it? Nice job Bleachworthy.
bleachworthy (author)  MODX6 years ago
Thanks!
does the boost mobile account have to be activated in order to work?? or can i use it like wen and wen it isnt activated???
bleachworthy (author)  taz_ofda_3106 years ago
In order to get internet, you need to be connected to the network, and to be connected to the network you need to be dialing one of the "emergency" numbers listed in the codeplug (911), or the account must be active. I really dont think you want to be calling 911 while triyng to get internet. I've been trying for months now to alter that list, but have only managed to piss off the local fire department.
Big Bubba6 years ago
Hate to sound like a noob, but what is a celltop?
bleachworthy (author)  Big Bubba6 years ago
it sounds like a typo.... could you quote the sentence it is in, so I can correct it? I searched and searched, but never mentioned the word "celltop"
go to shopalltel.com then go to the section where it says phones (u might need to type ur zip code) and then find the motorola rockr z6 when u see the info it has u then click the actual picture of it and it will show another thing with more info this is where i found the word celltop hope this can help! thynx
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this is what it looked like...
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