I used this forum's tip to calibrate my screen and make it more sensitive and responsive. Worked Awesome!
Great thread. Keep up the good work.
Let's gather all of the tips, tricks, interface changes, etc to one thread.
1) Interface Alternative by Shemmy
Disable Samsung Dialer:We all love our Omnias, but we are all also sick and tired of the basic Windows Mobile interface. The Samsung Widgets are nice, but we can't add any new ones. The Samsung Today screen is neat looking, but not very functional. Thankfully, we have options for alternate interfaces.
There is a thread over at modaco detailing how one can install HTC's TouchFlo 2D:
I've done this, as have a few other people here on HoFo, and it's completely amazing! There are two downsides to this. The first is that the main TF2D screens don't work in landscape mode. The second is that the only way to remove TF2D is a hard reset.
Another option is SPB mobile shell, which I have used briefly. My initial impressions were that it's clunky and hard to integrate with the Omnia, but I really didn't spend enough time to try out different skins and the like. There are some good skins for SPB Mobile Shell running on the Omnia:
I am currently using Winterface:
There is a 14 day trial, which I am using to fully explore this. Winterface is the most iPhone like. It also reminds me of the BB icon interface. It's simple, yet elegant and attractive. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and so far is my favorite.
Turn Off Popup Keyboard[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Phone\Skin]
"Enabled"=dword:1, you should change to 0 and reboot your Omnia
Lower Incoming Call Volume[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Sip]
How To Rotate Omnia Screen using Push ButtonHKEY_CURRENT_USER/CONTROLPANEL/SOUNDCATAGORIES/INCALL = INITVOL - WAS 2, CHANGED IT TO 4.
Unlock GPS Discussion
Tethering With Omnia
Call Volume Fix
HTC TouchFlo on Omnia
Relocate Opera Cache To Storage Card
How To Make TV Out Cable
Volume Registry Fix
Switch off your phone, Hold the CALL-END and the CALL-MAKE buttons simultaneously, don't let go of them, power on your device, keep on holding until you see the format screen, then release the buttons and make your choice. however this will not format your "My Storage" drive.
Howard Forums Omnia Review Thread: http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1467170
Howard Forums Omnia Discussion Thread: http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1467170
Howard Forums Omnia Accessories Thread:http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1465610
Omnia vs TP Discussion Thread: http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1463493
Omnia Inner Look Thread: http://howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1466894
PPCGeek Omnia Problem and Solution Thread: http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=47514
PPCGeek Omnia Accessories Thread: http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=46953
Omnia i900 Service Manual: http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=46644
Last edited by dikiem; 12-03-2008 at 06:01 PM.
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The way this is shown actually increases the volume during a call....Originally Posted by dikiem
Is there a fix for this issue: when entering a contacts name in the "to" field in either a SMS or an Email, no contact names appear. This was a normal feature in WiMO before and now it is gone. In order to enter a contact's name you need to click on add recipient or select the person's name from contacts. A big hassle.
Is it normal that everytime my screen goes out (after about a minute) I have to press the power button to get the screen to come back up? None of the other buttons do anything. If I press the call or end call button I hear them working and it actually winds up making calls with the screen off (not a good thing) but the screen never comes back on. Is this normal?
Woah I never had that problem...yet.Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
How do you bring your screen back to life after the backlight goes out?
I just push one of the buttons on either side of the mouse
Well if I press the call button it activates the phone but also brings up the keypad as if I'm gonna make a phone call. The end button works now that I've charged it. I think if the battery is below 50% it starts going into standby or something.
EDIT: Well I went into power options and it looks like my phone was set to turn off if unused for a minute or more on battery power and 5 minutes or more on external power. Do most people leave these as default? I don't want my phone turning off at all. Wouldn't that stop my programs (like AIM, email, etc.) from running?
y does the battery life suck wind?
How to set MP3 as ring tone
The Ultimate How, What, Where?
Emulate iPhone on Omnia01.Shortcut keys to check out useful information
02.Change volume setting
03.Mute Camera & Video shutter sound
04.Delete shozu autorun which I never use it
05.Delete/edit Samsung Fun Club in Opera's bookmarks
06.Configure opera, check type & build
07.Change location of Temporary Internet Files to Storage Card
08.Install free registry editor
09.Increase Scrollbar Sizes
10.Check total call out & sms sent, etc
11.Free up storage space after surfing
12.Capture your Omnia screen into picture
13.Attach picture with your post
14.Create new folder for SMS - this is Network & FW version dependent
15.Set mp3 as ringtone
16.Set mp3 as SMS ringtone
18.Configure the 2 soft keys on Today Screen
19.Transfer mp3/videos/files using thumb drive mode
20.Transfer mp3/videos/files using activesync mode
21.Get GPS fix faster (NAVFone PPC) without the use of XTRA
22.Install NavFone PPC (GPS)
23.Remove unwanted SIP
24.Speed up your Omnia
25.Check IMEI number
26.Meaning of "H", "3G", "E" & "G"
27.Increase font size for e-mail typing
28.Store cache, cookies & history to storage card
29.Change location for camera pictures
30.Mute start-up & shut-down tones
31.Meaning of Memories
32.Transfer stuff to/from "Storage Card" or "My Storage"
33.Download XTRA for faster GPS fix
34.Install Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5
35.Delete one of the 2 "My Storage" folders
36.Call & save the contact number received in sms
37.Set clock in 12 & 24 hours format
38.Enable "mesage sent" always
39.Hard Reset using the hard keys
40.Backup Opera's bookmarks
41.Listen to music with headphone & phone on silent mode
42.Test front camera
43.Improve screen calibration
44.Stop Streaming Player shuts down when 20% of battery left
45.Set 2 different wallpapers, 1 in portrait & 1 in landscape - by Obiwan
46.Enable auto rotation - by imacken
47.View flash objects while surfing - by Obiwan
48.Enable SMS sent deleted immediately
49.Create short cut in "Programs" folder
50.Install SPB Mobile Shell
51.Enable SMS Delivery Notification reports permanently
53.Disable auto keyboard
54.Delete other Operator's names not in use
55.Change SMS notifications
56.Prevent MSN low battery sign out when 20% of battery left
57.Disable box over dial pad during call - by Tiffer
58.Disable threaded sms without editing registry - by Tiffer
59.SMS Delivery Notifications permanently - by Tiffer
60.Check firmware version
61.Hard reset using the software Hard Reset - by chung
62.Increase File System cache
63.Increase File System filter cache
64.Install Manila 2D ROM - by shokka9
Must have apps
Another very cool tip...
A little app found on modaco that allows you to map a hardware button to switch between mouse and dpad. Very useful!!
Originally Posted by barakaspeed
dude great find. You read my mind. I was just thinking man I wish there was an easy way to...oh look.
FYI for those who may not know what to do with this, paste a shortcut to the file in your windows/start menu for easy access.
To use the flash as a flashlight go to settings> Buttons> bottom right scroll all the way to the right and click on flashlight> check the box on the top. This is an incredible handy feature I used on my Q (had to use a 3rd party app) you wouldn't believe how that little light could light up a room or help you find something you dropped at night. It's easy too, when your at the Today screen just hold in the bottom volume key.
(noticed this is in the main Omnia topic too thought I'd add it here)