How to hard reset a Tornado based Smart Phone (Cingular 2125 or TMobile SDA)

These are the steps to do a hard reset of your HTC tornado/Faraday based Smartphone.  When you do this all custom data on the phone will be removed and the default setup will be put in place You have 2 options on doing this.  The first way requires you to be able to boot the…

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T-Mobile T-Zone settings for WM5 smartphones

These are the settings to get T-Mobile TZones to work.  Also note that these are the settings if you get the $5.99 web plan on your smartphone (which is not suppose to work 😉 GPRS settings: Name: T-Zone GPRS Connects to: WAP Network Access point: wap.voicestream.com User name: <blank> Password: <blank> Primary DNS: 216.155.165.50 Secondary…

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Cingular 2125 Wifi and AKU2

So it has been confirmed that the WiFi Radio in the 2125 does NOT exist.  So that means there is not a reghack that will let you turn it on.  Sad to hear 🙁 Also it has been confirmed that AKU2 is in the process of being certified for the 2125.  So the MSFP (Messaging…

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SmartPhone GPRS/Edge tethering via USB

Some people have been asking about how to tether (GPRS/Edge) with their Windows Mobile 5 SmartPhone via USB.  Well the steps I provided at http://blogs.msdn.com/mpoulson/archive/2006/01/17/514017.aspx are still valid but you will need to install the USB modem.  HTC has been nice enough to provide the .inf file.  So here it is http://www.mikepoulson.com/smartphone/USBMDM.INF. Install the modem then…

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Smartphone dialing 911 even when Locked?

Modify the regkey HKLM\Security\ECall with your fav reg editor.  It is a multi-Value string with the default values of 911, 112, 08, and 999.  Just remove the ones you do not want to be called. If you are getting an error (like Error: unable to perform this operation) when attempting to modify this regkey try installing this…

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Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone as GPRS/Edge Modem

These are the steps to setup your smartphone to connect to lets say Cingular’s WAP network with Dialup networking (DUN). This is also known as tethering.  I have the MediaNet unlimited plan and would recommend it for anyone doing this (don’t want a big cell phone bill). I will use it via Bluetooth on my…

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Page down and up in Pocket IE on your SmartPhone

http://www.modaco.com/Scrolling_in_Pocket_IE-t231431.html   [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\KeyMaps]“50”=dword:1“56”=dword:2The key name is the keycode you want. 50 = Key 2, and 56 = Key 8.The values available are:1 – Page Up2 – Page Down3 – Top4 – Bottom5 – Horizontal Page Up6 – Horizontal Page Down7 – Horizontal Top8 – Horizontal Down9 – Default Layout10 – Desktop Layout11 – One…

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various regkeys for the HTC Tornado/Faraday based smartphones

There are a few regkeys of interest for some people.  These are known for the tornado and faraday based smartphones (like my Cingular 2125). If you have an EDGE phone and EDGE service is available in your area but you never see the “E” icon (only “G” for GPRS) then this regkey might be set…

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Storing your email on your SD card (Smart Phone WM5)

I have my 2125 (aka HTC Tornado, aka HTC Faraday, running Windows Mobile 5) and one of the things I needed to do was to store my email messages and attachments on my Mini-SD card. I posted about an app that one could install that would do this a few weeks ago.  But that app…

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