HTC Tornado

HTC Tornado / T-Mobile SDA / i-Mate SP5m (SP5 ?)/ Orange C600 / (Qtek 8310 ?) / (Cingular 2125 ?)– just a collection of tips/tricks/hints/hacks I’ve found throughout my searching — most links go to forum threads directing how to do each item

Links to comprehensive FAQ/registry hacks/software/etc

Software to have:

  • PM Recorder — record voice calls to your phone/memory card
  • Tornado PowerControl — run specified applications when the display changes (ie: run omap when screen turns on)
  • Agile Messenger — AIM/ICQ/MSN/YAHOO/MIRC (direct link)
  • Opera Web Browser — a web browser that supports “true” full screen, multiple windows, and generally faster than pocket IE (link to download)
  • Google Maps — get google maps java program on your SDA! (link goes to direct download, as going to won’t let you download from sda…dunno why!)


  • Sim and App Unlock/Decertify: download this then unzip and run unlock.bat
  • Keep GPRS Always connected: to have GRPS to stay permanently connected, even after pressing the red end key to lock the phone:

    -5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}Connections(GPRS connection name)AlwaysOnJust change it from 0 to 1.

  • Pocket IE cache save to SD instead of phone: Attached to the post in that link is a CAB file that moves Temporary Internet Files (the Cache), Cookies and History to a directory on the storage card — or do the following reg hack (source): HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Shell FoldersValues -> Cache
    Change value data to point to your Storage Card (if you have enough space, else edit your cache size limit).

  • Change start menu / grid view: run the cab file in that link to apply a list view instead of ‘grid’ view

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