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Hi! I found interesting option in registry in C600 (ROM from i-mate SP5). You can turn on flashlight for camera, but i don't know where is flash lamp xD (joke). Maybe I can connect flash lamp to mini-USB... ?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> HTC -> Camera -> Common -> FlashLight

Value data: change 0 to 1. Press Done. And now in window of camera on bottom the icon of flashlight will appear.

But where I can get flash lamp? :/

Thanks for the answer :(.

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No, that won't work.... the camera app is clearly compatible with a number of devices, including those with a flash.

Maybe there were preprod versions of devices with flashes? Who knows...

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The joystick on this phone blows. I'm on my 2nd replacement and now it's having the same problem.

Buy something else.

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I have run the regedit program, but I want to unlock the phone so I can use my old AT&T card on it. When I ran SPV services, it recognized the phone but when I tried sim unlock, it said I had to install a cert.cab and gave me an error. How do I install the cab?

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Hi all!

Thanks for this great thread. I recently received this phone, and I have a question about bluetooth and my storage card.

When I receive a picture via bluetooth from another phone, it automatically saves it to my phone's memory. Is there a way for me to change this so it saves it to the storage card?

I'm sure there is a logical and easy solution to this, I just am new at it.

Thanks!! :)

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This page is the SP5M bible. It guides you how to unlock your imate sp5m, move emails from the imate sp5m to the storage card and many other guides.

Thank you. Its a great post. Your efforts are appreciated.

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I edit numbers using the 9-way keypad program from cyberhorse. My 2125 was a gift from someone upgrading to a "better" phone and the joy stick never worked, not even when it was new. I highly recommend 9-way keypad.


Hi. I have a stupid question but is very important for me. Is there anyway to edit a number without saving it to the phone. Example: I receive a call from 0723870923 and i can find this number on received call list. In my phone network I can call cheap if that guy is a student, but to do that I have to place * before the number(remember, I don't want that phone number saved). Another thing that "stupid smartphones" doesn't have is the possibility to erase one number from the whole number. :lol: Am i right or I don't know where to look ?


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James Hamilton's tips, hacks, and links for the 2125 are very useful, especially his recommendations for freeing up "stuck" keys." I have also entered a few blog entries about my experience and recommendations for software and hardware for use with the 2125.

For accessories, I highly recommend you buy an a2dp bluetooth stereo headphones / phone headset combination device. And for software, I cannot say enough good things about the TCPMP media player.

My Tornado (2125) wishlist:

1 - I would like to add a USB wifi device. Are there drivers for them available for windows mobile 6?

2 - I would like to get the camera to work better. Is there better camera software available?
The pictures have good resolution but the optics, colors, contrast, and focus are crap.
Can one attach external optics?

3 - I would also like to buy a bluetooth GPS device for use with streets and trips or tomtom or garmin
or other map software.
Any recommendations?

Also note that my phone habits are probably much different from most in that I use a prepaid t-mobile plan and spend about $100 per year on cell phone bills domestically and about the same for prepaid services in Europe / asia when I travel (I travel to Europe and Asia for work 2-4 times per year). I do not have or use a "data plan" and do not plan to start.

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i just read the instructions in the no. 3 and i installed the internet explorer card cache in my storage card without even running the pocket IE. i don't know the meaning of "pocket IE" so i didn't do that step yet..what does pocket IE mean? so that i could proceed with the remaining steps. ^^ tnx! :)

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Hey guys. I've had my Cingular 2125 for about 3 weeks now, and it took me a week of searching through this website to get all the info I needed. I figured I'd create this new thread with all the information I found packed into one complete page. Thanks to everyone on this site who posted all this info. Enjoy! :)

First off, if you're a newbie like me, you'll need to know that the Cingular 2125 is also known as the Orange SPV C600, and they're both manufactured by HTC as the HTC Faraday. The HTC Tornado (iMate SP5) is a similar Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone, and most of the tweaks/programs for it will work on the 2125 as well.


TIP: Key locking your phone :idea:

I'm sure you've had a hard time pressing the power button for the quick option to lock your keys. All you have to do is press and hold the End Call key "red phone button" and it'll lock the keys. Then just unlock like normal.


If you haven't bought a miniSD card, I suggest you do so. You can't install any games or applications on your phone because of space limitations, leave alone music and videos. I bought a Topram 1 Gig miniSD on eBay for $80. I'm sure most brands/sizes will work, but I know that Topram works and I haven't had any problems with it.


All programs listed are attached at the bottom of this post. When installing programs, I created a "Downloads" folder on my storage card to store the zip/CAB files. Use the "Explore" button on the Activesync window and double-click on the "My Windows Mobile-Based Device" icon. Then double-click on Storage Card, and the then right-click and create a new folder.

Also, when installing games and other programs from your pc (like TCPMP, ClearVue, etc), you'll be asked where to install the program. Scroll right on the box that says "Device" so that it says "\Storage Card".


OK, here we go:

1:Application unlocking your phone:

Your 2125 is application locked, meaning you can't install certain programs/games/tweaks. To unlock it, as well as for future tweaks, you'll need a Registry Editor to accomplish the task. Use Regedit STG (attached below) because it's the trusted version of regedit from HTC.

1. Using Activesync Explorer, copy Regedit STG.zip to Downloads (or the folder of your choice) on the storage card. Then, using File Mangaer on your phone, browse to that folder and Unpack/Extract the contents of Regedit STG.zip.

Create a new folder in the phone memory (not storage card) or just use "\My Documents" and move the Regedit.exe file to this folder. It does not seem to work when it's used straight from the miniSD card.

2. Start Regedit.exe and change the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies (then press "values")\ 00001001 = 2 -->Change the value data from 2 to 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies001005 = 16 --> Change the value data from 16 to 40

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies001017 = 128 --> Change the value data from 128 to 144

That's it! If you had problems installing games/programs/tweaks that required you to application unlock your phone, you should be good now.


2: Installing ClearVue on your memory card to save space:

This is a great office suite that comes on the 2125 CD for viewing PowerPoint presentations, Excel worksheets, Word documents, and PDF files. If you have the suite installed, uninstall it first. Reboot the phone and then reinstall it again, but choose to install it to the storage card.
After it's installed, use the file explorer in Activesync (on your pc) to browse to your storage card.

Step 1.
You will see a new /windows folder where ClearVue was installed.
Rename this folder to /ClearVue Suite (or whatever floats your boat for that matter).

If you haven't installed any other programs to your storage card then create the "program files" folder on your card first. Then MOVE this, the /ClearVue Suite folder into the /Program Files folder.

Step 2.
Next browse to /program files/ClearVue Suite (it's faster to do this with Activesync explorer on your pc)
Create shortcuts to the following files.
WTCVDocV.exe (doc viewer)
WTCVPDFV.exe (pdf viewer)
WTCVPresV.exe (ppt viewer)
WTCVWSV.exe (xls viewer)

Now copy or cut those shortcuts and put them in the following folder on the phone (not on the storage card)
/windows/Start Menu
(You can also create a folder in the start menu to hold all of these shortcuts if you like)

Step 3.
Now fire up Regedit.exe on your phone and go to the following key.
/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.pdf
Under "Value Data" change "docfile" to "pdffile"
Reboot the phone.

Step 4.
Copy a sample doc, xls, pdf, ppt to your phone.
Using the File Manager on the phone, browse to the location of your sample files.
Highlight one of the files, then press the Menu softkey.
Press File
Then Associate
Scroll down to the associated program (presentation viewer for powerpoint, worksheet viewer for excel, etc), highlight it, then press the Done softkey.
Repeat that for all of the file types, then you should be golden. If you don't see the ClearVue icons on these files afterwards, then reboot and you should be ok.


3. Internet Explorer Cache/Temporary files on the storage card:

You'll soon find that surfing the internet takes a lot of memory, so use Internet Explorer Card Cache to put Temporary Internet files on the memory card. Just copy the file to the storage card, and follow these steps:

- Run Pocket IE, and from the options menu, clear the Cache, History and Cookies.
- Use Task Manager to close down Pocket IE
- Open the Card Cache.CAB file to install it (specify to the storage card)
- Run Pocket IE
- All done, you should now have a Pocket IE directory on your storage card with 3 subdirectories.


4. Copying contacts from the sim card to the phone:

If all your contacts are on the sim card from your old phone, use M2 Sim Copy to copy all your contacts to your phone. Move the M2 Sim Copy.CAB file to the storage card and just open it to install it. The only problem is that you'll now have 2 copies of all contacts, but once you delete the extras you can add speed/voice dialing to your contacts. Also, when using the program it'll say "0 contacts copied" or something like that, but don't worry; it copied them anyway.


5. TCPMP Media Player (My favorite program) :cheesy:

If you're like me, you used Windows Media Player on your pc to sync your music videos to your phone but soon realized that you can't watch them in full screen and the image is small. This marvelous program (in conjunction with Pocket DivX Encoder) allows you to play your music videos and movies in full screen mode with great resolution. You can download Pocket DivX Encoder from http://divx.ppccool.com/

Install TCPMP on your phone and Pocket DivX on your PC. To install TCPMP, make sure your phone is connected to your pc and then double-click the installation file. Remember to switch the installation location from the Device to the Storage card when asked.

To transfer your music videos to your phone, encode them with Pocket DivX to shrink their size and then copy them to a folder on your Storage Card using ActiveSync Explorer (don't sync them with Windows Media Player).

When using Pocket DivX, use the Pocket PC setting rather than the smartphone setting because you'll get better resolution and the size will be about the same. Also, set the Video quality to the max (20) and Sound to the max (6) for the best videos. When using TCPMP you can view the videos in Full screen mode. It's amazing! I have 30 of the latest music videos and the ladies love my phone. Oh yeah! :) /

You can also encode your avi/mpg movies from your pc the same way (there's no size limit). I currently have The Transporter 2 on my phone and it's only 280MB (it was originally 700MB).

With TCPMP you can create playlists for your videos and songs, so I really don't even use Windows Media Player on my phone anymore. I just put everything on my storage card and I'm good to go with TCPMP.


6. Homescreen "Appointments" Tweak:

To change what's displayed as “No upcoming appointments” to something of your choice then use Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, System, State, Appointments, HomeScreen and edit the ‘subject’ string. Change the value to whatever you want displayed (or leave it blank). The good thing about it is that as soon as an appointment is added or comes up then it returns to its default value to keep you informed.


7. Repeating Alarm:

The alarm is kinda lame on this phone because it doesn't repeat itself and just sounds/beeps once. You can either set the alarm to "increasing" under settings so that it sort of repeats (every 10 seconds or so), or install Repeating Alarm and it'll repeat every second until you turn it off.


8. ActiveSync Toggle

Use this program on your PC to remove the ActiveSync system tray icon when you're not using ActiveSync (because it stays there whether or not ActiveSync is on). On some slower computers, this will free up some much needed memory.


9. True Connect

This is a really cool program that lets you use your mouse and keyboard on your phone. You can type e-mails/text messages, open programs, etc. The 14 Day trial is attached below.

10. Street Duel - Underground Racing by Pixelogic

This is one of the coolest racing/driving games for smartphones, and it works great on the Cingular 2125. It's almost like Driver 3 for console games. The 2125 is such a good phone that the graphics don't even slow down on the full details setting! You can download the demo or buy it for $14.99 from Clickgamer.com

Make sure you select "smartphone" rather than "pocket pc".



Well, that's it. I hope you find this post useful. Let me know if you do. Thanks

-Patrick =D>


Hi Patrick,

Great post. I've got an 02 Xda II mini phone. My problem here is that whenever I open RegeditSTG, none of the keys have any values. e.g When I click on
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/ its completely empty, no key values to edit. Please have you got any ideas on where I might be going wrong?

Looking to hear from you soon,

Best regards,

Valentine

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I can not change from numbers to text when sending Text messages. Any ideas

Hey guys. I've had my Cingular 2125 for about 3 weeks now, and it took me a week of searching through this website to get all the info I needed. I figured I'd create this new thread with all the information I found packed into one complete page. Thanks to everyone on this site who posted all this info. Enjoy! :P

First off, if you're a newbie like me, you'll need to know that the Cingular 2125 is also known as the Orange SPV C600, and they're both manufactured by HTC as the HTC Faraday. The HTC Tornado (iMate SP5) is a similar Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone, and most of the tweaks/programs for it will work on the 2125 as well.
TIP: Key locking your phone :idea:

I'm sure you've had a hard time pressing the power button for the quick option to lock your keys. All you have to do is press and hold the End Call key "red phone button" and it'll lock the keys. Then just unlock like normal.


If you haven't bought a miniSD card, I suggest you do so. You can't install any games or applications on your phone because of space limitations, leave alone music and videos. I bought a Topram 1 Gig miniSD on eBay for $80. I'm sure most brands/sizes will work, but I know that Topram works and I haven't had any problems with it.
All programs listed are attached at the bottom of this post. When installing programs, I created a "Downloads" folder on my storage card to store the zip/CAB files. Use the "Explore" button on the Activesync window and double-click on the "My Windows Mobile-Based Device" icon. Then double-click on Storage Card, and the then right-click and create a new folder.

Also, when installing games and other programs from your pc (like TCPMP, ClearVue, etc), you'll be asked where to install the program. Scroll right on the box that says "Device" so that it says "\Storage Card".
OK, here we go:

1:Application unlocking your phone:

Your 2125 is application locked, meaning you can't install certain programs/games/tweaks. To unlock it, as well as for future tweaks, you'll need a Registry Editor to accomplish the task. Use Regedit STG (attached below) because it's the trusted version of regedit from HTC.

1. Using Activesync Explorer, copy Regedit STG.zip to Downloads (or the folder of your choice) on the storage card. Then, using File Mangaer on your phone, browse to that folder and Unpack/Extract the contents of Regedit STG.zip.

Create a new folder in the phone memory (not storage card) or just use "\My Documents" and move the Regedit.exe file to this folder. It does not seem to work when it's used straight from the miniSD card.

2. Start Regedit.exe and change the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies (then press "values")\ 00001001 = 2 -->Change the value data from 2 to 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies001005 = 16 --> Change the value data from 16 to 40

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies001017 = 128 --> Change the value data from 128 to 144

That's it! If you had problems installing games/programs/tweaks that required you to application unlock your phone, you should be good now.
2: Installing ClearVue on your memory card to save space:

This is a great office suite that comes on the 2125 CD for viewing PowerPoint presentations, Excel worksheets, Word documents, and PDF files. If you have the suite installed, uninstall it first. Reboot the phone and then reinstall it again, but choose to install it to the storage card.
After it's installed, use the file explorer in Activesync (on your pc) to browse to your storage card.

Step 1.
You will see a new /windows folder where ClearVue was installed.
Rename this folder to /ClearVue Suite (or whatever floats your boat for that matter).

If you haven't installed any other programs to your storage card then create the "program files" folder on your card first. Then MOVE this, the /ClearVue Suite folder into the /Program Files folder.

Step 2.
Next browse to /program files/ClearVue Suite (it's faster to do this with Activesync explorer on your pc)
Create shortcuts to the following files.
WTCVDocV.exe (doc viewer)
WTCVPDFV.exe (pdf viewer)
WTCVPresV.exe (ppt viewer)
WTCVWSV.exe (xls viewer)

Now copy or cut those shortcuts and put them in the following folder on the phone (not on the storage card)
/windows/Start Menu
(You can also create a folder in the start menu to hold all of these shortcuts if you like)

Step 3.
Now fire up Regedit.exe on your phone and go to the following key.
/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.pdf
Under "Value Data" change "docfile" to "pdffile"
Reboot the phone.

Step 4.
Copy a sample doc, xls, pdf, ppt to your phone.
Using the File Manager on the phone, browse to the location of your sample files.
Highlight one of the files, then press the Menu softkey.
Press File
Then Associate
Scroll down to the associated program (presentation viewer for powerpoint, worksheet viewer for excel, etc), highlight it, then press the Done softkey.
Repeat that for all of the file types, then you should be golden. If you don't see the ClearVue icons on these files afterwards, then reboot and you should be ok.
3. Internet Explorer Cache/Temporary files on the storage card:

You'll soon find that surfing the internet takes a lot of memory, so use Internet Explorer Card Cache to put Temporary Internet files on the memory card. Just copy the file to the storage card, and follow these steps:

- Run Pocket IE, and from the options menu, clear the Cache, History and Cookies.
- Use Task Manager to close down Pocket IE
- Open the Card Cache.CAB file to install it (specify to the storage card)
- Run Pocket IE
- All done, you should now have a Pocket IE directory on your storage card with 3 subdirectories.
4. Copying contacts from the sim card to the phone:

If all your contacts are on the sim card from your old phone, use M2 Sim Copy to copy all your contacts to your phone. Move the M2 Sim Copy.CAB file to the storage card and just open it to install it. The only problem is that you'll now have 2 copies of all contacts, but once you delete the extras you can add speed/voice dialing to your contacts. Also, when using the program it'll say "0 contacts copied" or something like that, but don't worry; it copied them anyway.
5. TCPMP Media Player (My favorite program) :cheesy:

If you're like me, you used Windows Media Player on your pc to sync your music videos to your phone but soon realized that you can't watch them in full screen and the image is small. This marvelous program (in conjunction with Pocket DivX Encoder) allows you to play your music videos and movies in full screen mode with great resolution. You can download Pocket DivX Encoder from http://divx.ppccool.com/

Install TCPMP on your phone and Pocket DivX on your PC. To install TCPMP, make sure your phone is connected to your pc and then double-click the installation file. Remember to switch the installation location from the Device to the Storage card when asked.

To transfer your music videos to your phone, encode them with Pocket DivX to shrink their size and then copy them to a folder on your Storage Card using ActiveSync Explorer (don't sync them with Windows Media Player).

When using Pocket DivX, use the Pocket PC setting rather than the smartphone setting because you'll get better resolution and the size will be about the same. Also, set the Video quality to the max (20) and Sound to the max (6) for the best videos. When using TCPMP you can view the videos in Full screen mode. It's amazing! I have 30 of the latest music videos and the ladies love my phone. Oh yeah! :(/

You can also encode your avi/mpg movies from your pc the same way (there's no size limit). I currently have The Transporter 2 on my phone and it's only 280MB (it was originally 700MB).

With TCPMP you can create playlists for your videos and songs, so I really don't even use Windows Media Player on my phone anymore. I just put everything on my storage card and I'm good to go with TCPMP.
6. Homescreen "Appointments" Tweak:

To change what's displayed as “No upcoming appointments” to something of your choice then use Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, System, State, Appointments, HomeScreen and edit the ‘subject’ string. Change the value to whatever you want displayed (or leave it blank). The good thing about it is that as soon as an appointment is added or comes up then it returns to its default value to keep you informed.
7. Repeating Alarm:

The alarm is kinda lame on this phone because it doesn't repeat itself and just sounds/beeps once. You can either set the alarm to "increasing" under settings so that it sort of repeats (every 10 seconds or so), or install Repeating Alarm and it'll repeat every second until you turn it off.
8. ActiveSync Toggle

Use this program on your PC to remove the ActiveSync system tray icon when you're not using ActiveSync (because it stays there whether or not ActiveSync is on). On some slower computers, this will free up some much needed memory.
9. True Connect

This is a really cool program that lets you use your mouse and keyboard on your phone. You can type e-mails/text messages, open programs, etc. The 14 Day trial is attached below.

10. Street Duel - Underground Racing by Pixelogic

This is one of the coolest racing/driving games for smartphones, and it works great on the Cingular 2125. It's almost like Driver 3 for console games. The 2125 is such a good phone that the graphics don't even slow down on the full details setting! You can download the demo or buy it for $14.99 from Clickgamer.com

Make sure you select "smartphone" rather than "pocket pc".
Well, that's it. I hope you find this post useful. Let me know if you do. Thanks

-Patrick =D>


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