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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

If you need troubleshooting help with this device, try visiting the Motorola V557 Troubleshooting page.

Identification and Background ¶ 

Like its predecessors the V551 and V555, the Motorola V557 is a pocket-sized flip phone designed for use with the Cingular (now AT&T) GSM network. It was released in November 2005 and discontinued the following year. The phone has the following features:

  • Bluetooth
  • External antenna
  • 640 X 480 pixel VGA camera
  • 5MB internal storage device
  • Internal 176 x 220 pixel display
  • Monochrome outer display

The only visible difference between the trio is the color of the default face plates, which are blue, gray, and black, respectively. In addition, the single new software feature of the V557 is "SCREEN3", a live news and weather ticker on the home screen.

The most reliable way to distinguish the V557 from the other V500 series is by removing the battery and checking its model number on the largest sticker behind the battery pack.

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