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BitPim is a program that allows you to view and manipulate data on many CDMA phones from LG, Samsung, Sanyo and other manufacturers. This includes the PhoneBook, Calendar, WallPapers, RingTones (functionality varies by phone) and the Filesystem for most Qualcomm CDMA chipset based phones. To see when phones will be supported, which ones are already supported and which features are supported, see online help. License and Warranty BitPim is distributed as open source and free software under the GNU General Public License (aka GPL). This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. There are no warranties as stated above (ie this software may damage your phone). This software is in no way associated with Audiovox, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sanyo, Sprint, Verizon Wireless or any other handset manufacturer or wireless carrier. It has not been certified or endorsed by them, nor was it written using information directly supplied by them.Official VersionsThe only location for the downloads of official versions of BitPim is the BitPim website hosted by SourceForge: www.bitpim.orgIf you find a version of BitPim elsewhere, it must comply with the GNU General Public License. It should note if it has been modified, document how it has been modified, and offer the source code (amongst other things). We do not offer any support or other resources for versions of BitPim that are not downloaded from the official site. You need to go to whomever distributed whatever it was that you got. Note that we do not have any kickback agreements with vendors who also supply BitPim. You can read about how you or anyone else can contribute and where credit is due.DownloadTo be notified of new releases, subscribe to the bitpim-announce mailing list. You can also get BitPim to notify you - look in the settings dialog and say how often you want it to check.All downloads are at the SourceForge download site or you can select below.BitPim 1.0.6 (16 Aug 2008)Each new version (every 3-4 weeks) includes bug fixes, new features and new phone support. See (list of changes). You can supply feedback on the bitpim-devel or bitpim-user mailing lists. READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES FIRST * Windows If you are upgrading from or downgrading to a version earlier than 0.7.16 then you should uninstall the old version via the Control Panel first. This is due to subtle interactions of file versions with some of the components BitPim uses. * Some parts of the online help dealing with each pane are not up to date (you can tell by the outdated screenshots). All the rest of the help is uptodate including phone support and information, FAQS etc. Please read them first. * Before using the MP3/QCP ringtone feature, read the online help first.Downloads: Windows 2000/XP/Vista Linux RPM Linux DEB Linux Gentoo MacOS X 10.3+ (i386) MacOS X 10.3+ (PPC)BitPim Test ReleaseTest releases are incremental releases between official versions, and are available to users and developers who are willing to try out the latest bug fixes, features and new phone support. See the notes and list of changes of this release. Please post the result of your testing on the bitpim-devel or bitpim-user mailing lists.Downloads: Windows 2000/XP/Vista Linux RPM Linux DEB MacOS X 10.5 MacOS X 10.4Mac Support UpdateA volunteer has recently stepped up and taken over the role of doing Mac builds. As a result, as of BitPim release 0.9.14, Mac binaries will once again be available for download. Frequent Questions and ProblemsStraight USB cables for the LG VX4400 phone WILL result in errors.If you want to know how/when your phone will be supported, what phones the developers have and other frequent questions, look in the FAQ.For other questions or issues follow the steps below.Help, Support, Contacts and Mailing ListsBefore posting anywhere, please take the time to read the article on How to ask questions the smart way (Note they do NOT provide support, just guidelines on how to ask questions/get support and get the best responses).BitPim includes online help. You can also browse a copy at www.bitpim.org/help.See the support page for details on how to get support. If you do not follow the instructions on the support page then your request will not be useful. The steps to take and information needed are crucial to help you since BitPim supports a wide variety of phones, cables and operating systems. For other general discussion, or to contact the developers, please ONLY use the mailing lists. You can subscribe to the mailing lists or view the archives from sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=75211. bitpim-user mailing list This list is for users of BitPim. Please direct your issues, questions and comments to this list. (For support issues please make sure you have followed the instructions above, otherwise there won't be sufficient information to address your issues). bitpim-devel mailing list This list is for discussions about and people making technical contributions to BitPim.Other phonesIf you would like to have another phone supported, you need to find someone with some developer skills. In particular they will need to have the target phone, and will need to be able to figure out information on the phone (usually by browsing the filesystem view and analysing protocol traces). Most importantly they will need to have time to dedicate to this.If you are such a developer, please consult the developer information. I would welcome BitPim working with other phones, and the code and design intent is to allow this.
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