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Great article, but does anyone know if there's a program to veiw the screen of your C600 on your computer. This would make a lot of sense to me, as when using true connect I find it awkward staring at the relatively small screen on my device, when I have a 15.4" laptop in front of me...

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I am getting consistent low memory messages on my Cingular 2125. I suspect it is because I sync my PDA with my Outlook Contacts list. Can these contacts be migrated to a memory card without any problems? If it is possible to do so, how is it done?

One other question -- is there any way to get rid of the "Xpress Mail Calendar/Please egister Your Devise" message off of the home page?

Many thanks for any help on these issues.

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I am getting consistent low memory messages on my Cingular 2125. I suspect it is because I sync my PDA with my Outlook Contacts list. Can these contacts be migrated to a memory card without any problems? If it is possible to do so, how is it done?

One other question -- is there any way to get rid of the "Xpress Mail Calendar/Please egister Your Devise" message off of the home page?

Many thanks for any help on these issues.

edit the xml file with notepad form your comp and erase the xpress mail plugin ,i personly think its super outdated ,old and it works for crap!!!!

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Thank you very much for making it easy for all of us who have the 2125!! :D I was able to get most of my questions answered the first week i got it! THANKS so much!
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:oops: Well, at least I know now.

Thanks, excellent write up. The most useful topic on this forum so far (yes even better than the emulator pages).

Now we just need a DVD to windows mobile 5 DVD guide. With links to decoders and stuff.

Can anyone else recommend good games for smartphone? I wish clearVU came with the QTEK 8300 :D

oh, and I use this 2GB miniSD card, the cheapest out there and I have had no problems with it

i use dvd shrink (free) to decode my dvd's. then i recode and compress the VOB files with nero recode ($$) down to 320x240. however, if you do not have nero, you can convert VOB to mp4 just by changing the extension to "mp4", but you will have multiple mp4 files around 3-4gb. for converting/recoding, you can use pocketdixencoder (free). pocketdivxencoder is nice because it lets you select different portable devices and has presets for each. just open one of the presets closest to the 2125 and make adjustments as you please. but you will still end up with multiple files. but you can take the multiple avi's from pocketdivxencoder and import them to windows movie maker (free on microsoft's site) and create 1 wmv file from them, or just use tcpmp with a playlist to play them. another way to convert the files would be to change them to mp4's, then convert them to avi using mp4cam2avi (free). with mc2a, you can convert multiple mp4's to 1 avi. then you can use windows movie maker (free on microsoft's site) to open the avi file and save it as a wmv. windows movie maker also has preset outputs for mobile devices. then you can play the dvd's on wmp on the 2125.

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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. :D Am i right or I don't know where to look ?

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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 [b]Card Cache.CAB[/b[ 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.


where do i find this cache.CAB file to begin w/ ? been lookin for 30 min...thanks.

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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:

He is right, I just deleted 900 k from phone memory. I don't know what that cache.cab is but i belive it's doing the same thing:
Make a new folder somewhere else on storage card ( I did mine in Storage Card\Program Files\Iexplorer this is the place where cache will be downloaded.
Start your reg editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\shell Folders\Cache (pres values when you get to shell Folders)
Edit Cache value and enter the new path "Storage Card\Program Files\Iexplorer " in my case.
Delete the existing cache from "windows\profiles\guest\Tempo......

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Sweet, I just got my phone last night and I went ahead and did the Unlocking, installying of ClearVue on the memory card and also moved the IE Temp files to the storage card. GREAT DIRECTIONS!!!

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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! :D

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\Policies\00001005 = 16 --> Change the value data from 16 to 40

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Policies\Policies\00001017 = 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! :D/

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>


Thanks Patrick for such a helpful post. I do have a question for you if you don't mind, Is there a way to raise the volume of the ringer on the 2125?

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where do i find this cache.CAB file to begin w/ ? been lookin for 30 min...thanks.


It's a link at the bottom of the original post. He posted links to all of the apps mentioned.

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Brilliant post! Thank you so much. You've saved us all a lot of time.

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! :D/

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.


Can you encode and watch videos purchased from iTunes? I haven't been able to get it to work, but I've gotten other videos to work for me.

If not, where is good place to obtain videos??

Thanks again,
Laura

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edit the xml file with notepad form your comp and erase the xpress mail plugin ,i personly think its super outdated ,old and it works for crap!!!!


Where would I find this file, and what would it be called??? Thanks!

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Guys, i am getting this phone soon. Do all these "tweaks" work for the newer firmware version... I want to know what you guys suggest for me. Basically i will be using this phone as a phone (of course) and for an MP3 player and video player, and then games. The games part is important, as is the mp3/video playing stuff... so should change the firmware to those tweaked version or what? I plan on using that TMP player thing for videos so i can watch them in langscape view... What do you guys suggest on me doing to the phone? And with the changing firmware thing how much of a risk of bricking your phone is there?
Thanks

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Guys, i am getting this phone soon. Do all these "tweaks" work for the newer firmware version... I want to know what you guys suggest for me. Basically i will be using this phone as a phone (of course) and for an MP3 player and video player, and then games. The games part is important, as is the mp3/video playing stuff... so should change the firmware to those tweaked version or what? I plan on using that TMP player thing for videos so i can watch them in langscape view... What do you guys suggest on me doing to the phone? And with the changing firmware thing how much of a risk of bricking your phone is there?
Thanks


I did the app unlock (I got my phone last week) and the org values weren't the same as the one in the tut, but I changed them to the new values. I also had to use this app here: http://www.modaco.co...h...st&id=12152 after you change the reg values, run the .exe in the zip file and then reboot and you're all done!

Edited by jhhicks, 06 September 2006 - 10:13 PM.

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ok guys anything else you can recommend tweaking?

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Can you back up to a older ROM or factory reset a Cingular 2125? I would also like to know how to change the default installation location to my storage card. I'm a newbie so please explain in lamens terms.

Thank you,
Jeff Ogden

Edited by jeffogden, 09 September 2006 - 07:43 PM.

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I’m trying to get Japanese language packs to run on my phone, I’ve installed all the software from this page http://www.suninet.org/japinput/on my 2125 following the instructions found on this page http://www.firstloox...d...ge=12&pp=15, but still cant gat anything to work. Has anyone else tried to do this, if so has anyone found a solution to this problem?
Thanks for the help.


(This is my first post, please forgive (and teach) me if I accidentally do something wrong)

First of all, a big THANK YOU to patrickjamesg for posting all the excellent information about the 2125! I bought mine just last week and have really enjoyed hacking it (and unfortunately, also have had to reinstall the original ROM a couple of times). Oh, speaking of which, has anybody found a utility yet to delete 'system' files? Over the course of many crashes I discovered that on reboot, I'd see new directories named 'Storage Card2', 'Storage Card3', etc. presumably because some file had been locked in the original 'Storage Card' directory so it couldn't be used (yes, I had used the hacks described here to move my IE cache and Outlook files to my miniSD card).

Anyway, I'm happy to report that I have been able to install Japanese fonts on my 2125! The following link describes how to install Chinese fonts:

http://echerng.net/b...-cingular-2125/

Instead of the font described there, use 'msgothic.ttf' as the font file and 'MS Gothic' as the font name and it'll work for Japanese. (Oh, and sorry but I'm not sure where I got my 'msgothic.ttf' font file from--I think it was installed automatically for me when I enabled Asian font support in WinXP Pro?) I haven't successfully installed a Japanese IME (Input Method Editor) yet, however. I did try installing one I found on the net somewhere that required replacing my wince.nls file, but not only did that not add Japanese font support to my 2125, but it also disabled my normal keypad entry methods so all I could enter were digits! It seems that most of the IME info is relevant to Pocket PCs and not Windows Smartphones. Anyway, if anybody else is able to figure the IME part out, please let me know, thanks. Oh, incidentally, the Japanese fonts look great with both Pocket IE and Opera Mini.

Edited by doramaOtoko, 11 September 2006 - 06:50 AM.

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hey guys i just got mine... i need an app to "app unlock" it... anyone got a good one?

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[font=Comic Sans Ms]Ok - I've looked everywhere and I need to ask -- Is there a WiFi hack/tweak for the Cingular 2125? I was browsing my files and saw that there is WiFi info in regedit, sooo - Is this a hardware issue, or a Cingular blocking a freaking cool software issue? I really want WiFi!!

Thanks,
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