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Take a look at this thread over at XDA Developers, which contains a Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM for the i780. As always, be very careful when upgrading to cooked roms!”>this thread over at XDA Developers, which contains a Windows Mobile 6.1 ROM. As always, be very careful when upgrading to cooked roms! Thanks to Giova.

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Gavin has found a fix for the i780 LED issues. More details and download link at this thread– “here’s the first release.

1. Currently the patch will keep the LED blinking for SMS notification only. Both Palm threading message application and default Pocket Outlook, are supported. Although the program is designed to support other 3 notifications, namely missed call, voice mail and email, they are currently disabled due to lack of testing.

  2. Default duration that determines how long will the LED light keep blinking before it times out, is 60 minutes. If you want to extend or shorten the duration, you have to manage this in registry (sorry, no GUI at this moment!)  Go to HKCU\Software\Zenyee\Notif Blinker  and change the key value Duration to the desirable length, in minutes. Of course, if you happen to read or dismiss the new message notification before the time limit, the LED will stop blinking. Becareful of setting a long duration(e.g. 240 minutes), because it will affects the battery life somewhat. (not the program itself, but any malfunction program will take advantage of this ‘unattended window’ to eat up the battery juice)

  3. You can personalise the colour of the LED to your liking, but this is device dependent. For Samsung i780, the colour index for the LED is as follow;  Green (1), Blue (2), Red (3), Yellow (5). The index should be updated in the registry HKCU\Software\Zenyee\Notif Blinker\LED Color. Take note that if you choose yellow as the blinking LED colour, it will not show up if your device is connected to a power source.”

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Can you help?

Can you help Stephen? “Hello Shaun

What an excellent site you are running!  I have only just come across it today.  I have just bought my i780 from Orange to replace my TyTn and have come across 3 problems and wondered if anyone on your site has answers to them or could point me in the right direction:

1.  In order to get the built in GPS working with TomTom6 I installed GPSGate and all works well.  However, I cannot now enable my Bluetooth – and so there is no handsfree working at the moment!  Something may have got upset when I did the installation and I cannot get it back, even with uninstalling.  I am hesitant to do a hard reset because of all of the time it takes to set everything  up again.  This is what happens:

When I go to the Wireless Manager and click on Bluetooth (to switch it on), I get the circular cursor for about 20 secs as though something is being done, then the cursor returns to normal, but the Bluetooth still remains off.  I can keep repeating this to no avail.  Does anyone know of a fix?

2. On my previous PPC, a HTC TyTn, you could map a button to point to the voice recorder (ie the recorder as used in the Notes section which gets synchronised back into your PC within Outlook notes).  On the i780 you can use the voice recorder within notes but I cannot find an application to map to a button to get it to record.  I need it mapping to a button so that I can do a speedy memo without hunting through menus.  I tried putting the voice recorder.exe from the HTC in to the i780 but it did not work.  Does anyone know how to get the built in voice recorder working from a button press and not through menus?

3. Is there a simple button remapper with 1, 2 or 3 key presses to do a function.  I have downloaded AEButton but it will not install from my PC running Vista64 and so I cannot try that.  Is there a good and simple alternative?

Many thanks

Stephen.”

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From Gavin- The beyzacase I had reviewed for the i780 also turns out to be the slip case for the iphone! A bit of invesitgation reveals that several cases might fit the i780 that were designed for the iphone. And there are some swanky iphone cases. Investigating further 🙂

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Can you help Tomas? I found your blog by coincidence when looking for cases for my i780. I have also used PalmOS for a long time, with the Treo650 as my last PalmOS system that I have used for the last three years till purchasing the i780 two months ago. I chose the i780 since it offers much more than any other device with PalmOS. I share your sentiments completely and find the i780 an amazing piece of hardware (with quite a few shortcomings on the software side).

I have been using Adarian Money (www.adarian.com) on all my Palms for ages and I haven’t been able to find a WM replacement. I tried them all. Anyways, I am currently running Adarian Money in StyleTap and I noticed your post on StyleTap on your blog. Its quite difficult to find i780 users that transferred from Palm and that use StyleTap. Maybe you know the answer. My question is as follows. On my Treo I had a few hacks such as FixField and KeyCaps that allowed me switching between fields with up/down keys and more importantly, Palm would distinguish between text fields that have numbers (time, date, currency) and text input and would switch my keyboard accordingly depending on the field I was in (I wouldn’t have to hit FN to enter a number if I was in a number-field). This was extremely useful among other also in Adarian Money where entering transactions out on the street was a matter of seconds since I could do it completely one-hand and almost without the need to watch the screen. I would start with the first field, than switch to another (have you also had the blue glowing frames on fields and items when switching between them with up/down/left/right on the Treo/Tungsten?) and input info without the need to press FN to put numbers when needed.

It is apparent that WM is not the most friendly system for one-handed input, at least not compared to the Treo 650+ that was so extremely ergonomic in this sense. Are you aware of any applications on the WM or any tips for StyleTap that could help overcome this one-handed input issue? Have you been able to use buttons in StyleTap such as the Home button or able to switch menu items by the up/down keys? I am regularly browsing the Xda-developers and Modaco forums but no one that hasn’t used the Treo before and PalmOS really knows how convenient the one-handed input on it really is, and I haven’t found answers to any of the questions/issues above.

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1. Download and install the Samsung (Garmin) Software. You can manually remove maps.

2. With a registry editing software, goto, HKLM\Software\Garmin\que is ‘QuePath’. You just need to point that string to your executable for TomTom or whatever nav app you use. Thanks to Gavin.

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chaimd has made a small tool to automatically change from Finger Mouse to Nav mode with one button. Details here.

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