DefaultGprsEditor v1.2

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What is DefaultGprsEditor?

DefaultGprsEditor is a control-panel applet for editing the default-gprs account on the Motorola A920, A925 and A1000.
Normally this account is read-only.

License

This software is donation-ware, free for non-commercial, private use. If it's usefull to you and you appreciate my work, a donation is mostly welcome!

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Sale, distribution or publishing of this software in whole or in parts is prohibited without permission from the author.

Install/Uninstall

Install the supplied SIS file on your phone. You might have to restart the control-panel applet after installation. If you don't know how to do that, simply restart your phone.
Uninstall it like any other Symbian application: Launcher -> Uninstall

Usage

DefaultGprsEditor is a control-panel applet - you will find it in the control-panel on the "General" tab: Default-Gprs account
You can move it to another tab (e.g. Connections) via the menu "Set groups".

All modifiable settings match exactly to the standard dialog for editing internet accounts. Only standard IPv4 addresses are currently editable.

There are 3 additional (global) settings:
"Auto re-connect" and "Allow incoming GPRS":
They might or might not have any effect on your phone. Maybe after reboot. Sorry, I do not have more information on this, so please don't ask.
"On connect": how to prompt (or not) on user-triggered connects.

Benefits

Why modify the default-gprs account? Good question! If you have a reasonable answer, let me know.
One reason: Disable auto-connect to internet for saving battery power. Create a new internet account and copy the "address" and all other settings from the default account. Then overwrite the address from the default account with a single space or X (must not be empty on some networks!). You should also clear the "Auto re-connect" checkbox.
Upon the next connect, you will be asked which account to use: Don't select the default-gprs, use your newly created account.
If you don't get prompted, verify "On Connect" setting and make your default account the preferred one (check "Preferred account"). This will be changed the next time you get prompted.
Second reason: If you have a flat-rate on any other network than 3HG, you might want to make this one your default.

The A920/A925 has (at least) 2 known bugs:
1) After deleting an account which was currently the preferred account, it's impossible to connect to the internet, because the system can't find the previously deleted record and panics.
In that case, use DefaultGprsEditor to reset the preferred account to the default one and everything's fine.
2) When viewing the Default GPRS account, primary and secondary DNS are not displayed correctly - switched and secondary is always empty.
But DefaultGprsEditor handles and stores them correctly, trust me!

WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR COPYRIGHT HOLDER BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

In short: Use it at your own risk!

Download

DefaultGprsEditor v1.2 (SIS file and ReadMe.txt): DefaultGprsEditor_v1_2.zip (9 KB)

Trademarks

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