All the registry mods that I know of for Q9h

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  1. jasoninaz

    jasoninaz New Member

    All the registry mods that I know of for Q9h

    I've posted these on other boards but I decided to hunt around and spead the wealth of information.

    Clear the data on the phone to factory defaults.
    HOLD DOWN THE E and the Z key and turn the phone on.

    Q9h Owner Information
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Owner

    Faster SplashAnimation
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Motorola\SplashAnimation from whatever value you have to 0

    Enable 320x240 video recording on the Q9H.
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Pictures\Camera\OEM\VideoProfile\OptionNum
    change the following registry entry FROM 2 TO 3
    Enable band selection:
    By doing this you can pick automatic/North America 3G/GSM W850/W1900(3G) 850/1900(GSM) 900/1800 (GSM)
    1. Go to Home Screen
    2. Type *#1546792*# and then send
    3. You will see new screen that indicates that Band
    Selection was enabled
    4. Now you can go to Settings/Phone/Network/Band
    Selection

    Increase Video Bitrate from 128 to 512
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Pictures/Camera/OEM
    Now there are two applicable sections in here that I have worked with so far:
    VideoEncoderProperty/1
    This is the property for BITRATE
    Edit the Key VidoepropertyValue (Yes, it is spelled Vidoe on the key)
    Default is approx 128kbps, I have modified up to 512kbps (512000)
    Works like a charm and video looks nice.

    MMS Limits on Sending Video, small increase.
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Motorola\MMS\SP\Limits] Change from 600 to 1024. I've experimented with larger sizes and this is the max. From 600k to 1 meg. Anything larger will not send over the wireless network. I've tried and this is the max.

    My Device to Storage Card
    KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\LastLibraryIndex
    change the value from 0 to 1.

    Remove Xpress Mail
    Its listed at using notepad for this, personally I use programmers notepad which is freeware no spy or malware include.
    This program will do everything you need it to do and more.
    http://www.pnotepad.org/

    You need to edit the code in the homescreen xml file. (Be sure to have your PC "show hidden/system files" and "show file extensions" - it
    just makes it easier)

    1) Using ActiveSync's Explore function on your PC with Q connected, Go to My mindows Mobile-Based Device\Application Data\Home
    2) Copy the cingularsmart.home.xml file to your PC
    3) Rename it to something else so you can recognize it later (I renamed mine as cingularsmartnoxm.home.xml)
    4) Open the file with a text editor, such as Notepad

    Now you're going to edit the xml file (be careful not to edit anything else
    you're not familiar with)

    5) First thing you should edit is the title of this new homescreen, this is so
    that you will know which one it is when you go into the homescreen selections on the Q. Look for the code that indicates the "title".

    It would look something like this:
    <title lang="0x0409">Smartphone</title>

    Now change it to something like this:
    <title lang="0x0409">Smartphone without Xpress Mail</title>

    6) Now you're going to remove the "Get Xpress Mail" line.

    Delete the following line: <plugin clsid="{1237A231-5D10-4d97-8D59-6A9DCA0653A9}"
    name="getmail" height="25"/>
    7) After you're done with your edits make sure you save the file (remember to save it like I explained at the beginning). Now copy it back to the Application Data\Home folder on your Q.
    This should be it. Go into Settings>Homescreen and you should see your new edited
    Smartphone homescreen titled "Smartphone without Xpress Mail". Select
    and load it and you're done!


    Performace Tweaks

    Disable window animations
    To disable window animations (minimizing/maximizing) and speed up performance of the UI a bit:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Animate = 0 (DWORD decimal)
    And to switch them back on:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\GWE\Animate = 1 (DWORD decimal)

    Increase font cache
    To increase the font cache, speeding up font rendering at the cost of a bit of memory:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE\limit = 16384 (DWORD decimal)

    To change it back to the default:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE\limit = 8192 (DWORD decimal)
    You can set the value to pretty much anything you like, but suggested values are 4096, 8192, 16384 & 32768.

    Enable FileSystem cache
    To enable the FileSystem cache, speeding up overall performance at the risk of the cache not being written on a sudden reset:

    HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\EnableCache = 1 (DWORD decimal)
    To disable again:
    HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\EnableCache = 0 (DWORD decimal)

    Note that by default, the cache size is zero, and you will see no effect. See "Increase FileSystem cache" below to increase the cache size.

    Increase FileSystem cache
    To increase the file system cache:
    HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\CacheSize = 4096 (DWORD decimal)

    To return the file system cache to zero:
    HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\CacheSize = 0 (DWORD decimal)
    You can set the value to pretty much anything you like.

    Increase FileSystem filter cache

    To enable the file system filter cache, speeding up overall performance with file mangement:
    HKLM\System\StorageManager\Filters\fsreplxfilt\ReplStoreCacheSize = 4096 (DWORD decimal)

    To return the file system filter cache to zero:
    HKLM\System\StorageManager\Filters\fsreplxfilt\ReplStoreCacheSize = 0 (DWORD decimal)

    Change the web browser button on the top left of the phone to launch Internet Explorer instead of Opera.
    1. Launch the registry application on your mobile device
    2. Go to HKEY_Current_User/Control Panel/Keybd
    3. Find the value APP3_Path
    4. Change the data from OperaLaunch.exe to iexplore.exe
    Change the default homepage of Internet Explorer from AT&T's Mobile Net to Google.
    1. Launch the registry application on your mobile device
    2. Go to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs\
    3. Find the value home_0405
    4. Change the data from http://device.home to http://www.google.com
    5. Find the value home_0407
    6. Change the data from http://device.home to http://www.google.com
    7. Find the value home_0409
    8. Change the data from http://device.home to http://www.google.com
    Move "My Documents" to a SD Storage Card

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows CE Services]
    Mofify\Create the following:
    String Bane: FileSyncPath Value: \SD Card\My Documents
    Simply create a root folder on your storage card named: My Documents.

    Manually backup your PIM to your SD Card

    1. Open up your FILE EXPLORER
    2. Go to root directory of your device
    3. Then copy PIM.VOL...if you can't see it, just tap Menu then Show All Files
    4. Then paste the PIM.VOL to your SD card
    5. this PIM.VOL will be your backup file in case anything happens ...

    To manually restore your PIM

    1. Open up your FILE EXPLORER
    2. Go to root directory of your device
    3. Rename current PIM.VOL to something else like pim1.vol, pimold.vol or anything else
    4. Copy the backup PIM.VOL that you already have in from SD card to the root directory
    5. Wait for 60 sec. and then perform a soft reset

    you can then manually BACKUP and RESTORE your PIM

    IE cache goes on your storage card

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    And change the following keys to as shown:
    \Storage Card\Pocket IE\Temporary Internet Files
    \Storage Card\Pocket IE\Cookies
    \Storage Card\Pocket IE\History

    Stop Media net from function from going dormant
    1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\ConnMgr\Providers
    2HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\ConnMgr\Providers\{7C4B7A38-5FF7-4bc1-80F6-5DA7870BB1AA}
    3 MEdia Net Set AlwaysOn to 1

    Find the proxy that Cingular uses.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\ConnMgr\Providers\{EF097F4C-DC4B-4c98-8FF6-AEF805DC0E8E}\Cingular WAP

    Location for IP/Gateway/DNS/DHCP SERVER/
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\WWAN1-wap.cingular-1\Parms\TCPIP

    Shoutout to MEXIKEN for this one:
    Enabling Search Frequency
    This hack will allow you to choose the speed at which your phone updates the signal strength icon. Please bear in mind that continuous will have a significant impact on your battery life. The default setting is Medium.
    [HKLM\Software\Motorola\SearchFreq] Change the Enable DWord string to 1.
    I did this hack personally, yeah its rocks, 5 bars all the time and no edge network crap. But, on 27 hours of battery time. Choose.

    This is one of my fav's since I get my gmail on my phone and its imap. I had horrible freezing and attachment issues. Delete your setup email before you do this hack. After the hack set it up again.
    All of your email to your storage card.

    HKLM->system->Inbox->Settings
    click values
    menu->new value->string
    you are going to create 2 new values here the first is
    value name PropertyPath
    value Data \Storage Card\Mail
    the second will be
    \value name AttachPath
    value data \Storage Card\Mail\Attachments
    reset you phone and you should only have the Mail folder along with the attachments folder in mail folder on your storage card

    Attached Files:

  2. bobby-n

    bobby-n New Member

    mos of these are already in the hack threads but nice thread
  3. jasoninaz

    jasoninaz New Member

    Thats true but you have to hunt for them one by one. Its annoying.

  4. mexiken

    mexiken New Member

    Thank you for writing all these down. Its nice to see someone actually want to organize things into one, concise, post, for efficiency. :laugh2:
  5. jasoninaz

    jasoninaz New Member

  6. Guardian

    Guardian Active Member

    I have yet to see anyone put it nicely in one place without having to do the annoying and hunting through everyone's stuff to find which one works and is good and what not. It's a valiant effort and worthy of its own thread.
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    --moved to Hacks Forum--
    --renamed Q9h to title--
  8. Guardian

    Guardian Active Member

    Thank you for doing that, helpful information should be easy to find.
  9. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    surething!!
  10. kilcher

    kilcher New Member

    Great writeup. I am having a slight trouble with this:

    Increase Video Bitrate from 128 to 512
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Pictures/Camera/OEM
    Now there are two applicable sections in here that I have worked with so far:
    VideoEncoderProperty/1
    This is the property for BITRATE
    Edit the Key VidoepropertyValue (Yes, it is spelled Vidoe on the key)
    Default is approx 128kbps, I have modified up to 512kbps (512000)
    Works like a charm and video looks nice.

    I changed mine to 512000, but now my camera app just exits to the homescreen whenever I choose video. For some background, I chose the 3rd Video (name is condensed, but it shows VideoPropertyValue if I choose Rename), but the default number wasn't close to 128000. It was a single digit number, which makes me think I chose the wrong one. Any suggestions.

    Can someone tell me what the original value is?
  11. anyone1979

    anyone1979 New Member

    I tried this too, and it is not working too great for me. The videos are choppy.
    Anywayz, the original value was something like 20.
  12. LuvrGirl

    LuvrGirl Member

    Yes, confirmed. The original value is 20.

    The Q9H has so many folders in there. 1,2,3 and then each one has more options for VideoEncoder..., Video..., etc. and then again 1,2,3.

    ~maria
  13. mr2spyderfreak13

    mr2spyderfreak13 New Member

    yoooo jasoninaz do yo uknow how to override the text limit of 160 chracter to unlimited or at least a litter higher i would love that. thanx
  14. mexiken

    mexiken New Member

    Found another one for you Jason:

    Enabling Search Frequency
    This hack will allow you to choose the speed at which your phone updates the signal strength icon. Please bear in mind that continuous will have a significant impact on your battery life. The default setting is Medium.
    [HKLM\Software\Motorola\SearchFreq] Change the Enable DWord string to 1. Done and done.
  15. tru2m3

    tru2m3 New Member

    Yeah, it's definitely nice to find everything in one place. I am new to the Moto q Global, and i am excited to get going with making it more functional.
  16. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

    agreed... but you see what happens already, too much -useless- chatter and give it a bit and folks will start asking questions and more & more this thread will be a cluttered one.

    (and my post did not help in anyway :}
  17. cindra

    cindra Active Member

    But it might still be good if Jason keeps editing his original post with updated/corrected information, then all the chatter stays below the first/top informational post. What do you think...could that work? :smile:
  18. jlczl

    jlczl New Member

    Does anybody know a hack to increase the scroll speed and the initial scroll lag like in a PPC? And yes, it would be a good idea to update the first post with this hack if it exists.
  19. ktrocki

    ktrocki New Member

    how do I remove solitaire?

  20. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

    because its in ROM you can delete or move the shortcut 'windows\start menu\games'

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