• Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content   07/30/15

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such softwareNintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)CUSTOM ROMS You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)ROMs must give full credit to the original authorISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact PaulOBrien directly via PM.
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed   07/30/15

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspension / ban.

Rearranging start menu on Xda Graphite

19 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

My Xda Graphite has arrived, and I'm having a problem I seem to recall having on my SPV C600. I can't move any of the items in the start menu, either using the build in File Explorer, or using Windows Explorer on my laptop. Any ideas?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It's application locked then!

I'll have mine Monday / Tuesday then I can assist...

P

PS What's it like? Guess I need to create a graphite area ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It's pretty nice. It seems faster than the C600, and I prefer the joystick. The buttons are nice and big too. I can see the screen cracking at some stage, as the plastic above it is more flexible than the C600 and is quite close to the screen. The camera(s) seem decent, and it's nice having WiFi. Haven't got Skype working yet though.

The start menu's giving me a lot of trouble, because only a few of the apps can be moved. However, using the registry hack produces strange results. The first time I did it, when I rebooted, the start menu was completely empty and I had to hard reset. The second time, it completely ignored my setting and sorted them alphabetically. I then modified the order, taking out a few of them and it was empty on reboot. Just doing my second hard reset now...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I've worked out the problem with the registry hack for the start menu order to be as a result of me not leaving a blank line break at the end of the list of apps.

I left the MRU on on the homescreen so I could continue to access the registry editor when the start menu had vanished, rather than having to hard reset.

Still, it would be nice to be able to move Calculator out of the Accessories folder.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Oooooh! Sample pictures from the cam please! ;)

Also, how's the flash/led?

Tempted.... very tempted!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Oooooh! Sample pictures from the cam please! ;)

Also, how's the flash/led?

Here's a couple of pictures. They're not at full 2 megapixel resolution; I'll post a couple of them later if you want. The LED seems reasonable, although the range isn't massive.

post-10526-1173534033_thumb.jpg

post-10526-1173534044_thumb.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yeah doesnt look too shabby at all. would very much appreciate some more if you can.

cheers

M

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

I got mine Friday-Its great, just a pity it looks and feels like a nokia from about 8 years ago, but you cant have everything!

I m having start menu probs though. But different ones.

It took my Orange SIM straight out of the box and I used PHM registry editor to fully app unlock it so I could install Sniper and SmartTweaker-All working fine-I ve used the WM 2003 menu tweak in Smart Tweaker (turns it to list view) and I can move stuff about in the start menu no probs.

But whenever I go into task manager and kill all or free memory it kills the start menu so when you press start it just stays on the home screen (theres no "kill all but selected" option like 2003) and the only way to get the start menu again (unless some-one knows different) is to reboot it-Re-activating start in task manager does nothing. Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

WM 2005 Smartphone is new to me (had 2003 before) and while there are some cool improvements some stuff isnt as good-Take viewing pictures in my documents-With 2003 you just pushed the joystick up and down to zoom and you could zoom out so far the pic becomes a dot or zoom in so far you can see individual pixels up close. You could also view any pic fullscreen. Not with 2005 (unless I m missing something). You ve got to go into edit then click zoom then 1 or 2 and all you get is about a 5 stage zoom. And you ve got to press zoom then 1 or 2 again for every stage. What was once just a case of moving the joy stick is now about 9 key presses!-And it wont let you view pics full screen-Might as well have stuck on a 176x220 res screen if you cant use the full 240x320!

I m impressed with the flash, though. Most I ve seen are useless with about a 1 metre range. This will light up the wall on the other side of the room (about 7 metres away). And I stuck it in a cupboard on timer and shut the door then did the same with the flash on. I ve posted the results below.

post-119403-1173558135_thumb.jpg

post-119403-1173558176_thumb.jpg

Edited by jhils1
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Looks pretty encouraging, thanks for posting the pics.

What are the best case scenario pics like? Have wanted a smartphone with a decent camera for as long as I can remember!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Pretty good. (See below and kyrkesmith 's post above). Obviously not as good as a 3MP (why do smartphone manufacturers give us 2MP when "regular" phones have moved to 3MP with autofocus?????). But much better than HTC's 1.3MP. Pity theres no close up mode though.

post-119403-1173558649_thumb.jpg

post-119403-1173559436_thumb.jpg

Edited by jhils1
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Any more samples please chaps? ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Bah, my Graphite won't be here until tomorrow now ;)

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

My Graphite won't be here until sometime in December. Thanks to being stuck in a contract with Orange ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hehehe, I got mine for almost a month.....hehe ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Not here yet then Paul, or are you still playing? ;)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

can we cid unlock the handset in the same way as spv c600 using the xda developers stuff can someone confirm this works cause when another flash comes out ie wm6 tempted to flash it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Anyone worked out how to application unlock it then, assuming this is what's causing the start menu to be locked?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Heya... I'd just like to confirm that our free C500 SIM unlock tool works perfectly on the C550 (thanks nedge2k for the testing)

To decert (application unlock) the C550, simply change these keys using the attached registry editor (it's the freeware PHM editor signed by HTC):

HKLM\Security\Policies\Policies0001001 = 1 (RAPI)

HKLM\Security\Policies\Policies0001005 = 40 (Cert)

This post has been edited by Zone-MR: Jan 3 2006, 10:54

Attached File(s)

regeditSTG.zip ( 24.01k ) Number of downloads: 18476

This worked on the Graphite as well-Very quick and easy-But it is "partially" unlocked out of the box so you should be able to installl some apps

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I've worked out the problem with the registry hack for the start menu order to be as a result of me not leaving a blank line break at the end of the list of apps.

I left the MRU on on the homescreen so I could continue to access the registry editor when the start menu had vanished, rather than having to hard reset.

Still, it would be nice to be able to move Calculator out of the Accessories folder.

Forget the default Calculator. Go to http://msmobiles.com/mobile/news.php?id=5839 It's the best free Calculator ever and you end up with a nice icon on the start menu to boot.

Enjoy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.