Question about AT&T 8925 Tilt Smartphone

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Windows Mobile 6.1 Issues

I recently upgraded my Tilt to Windows Mobile 6.1. My biggest reason for doing this was the threaded sms messaging, seeing as I was close to buying a third party app before I was aware that the upgrade included this. (I text quite a bit). Here we are, 2 days later, and I'm already starting to wonder if this was a mistake. I'm having two issues with my TIlt which did not surface until after the update. The biggest and most annoying problem is that my texting is terribly slow, that is to say, the text that I have typed has a bit of a lag compared to how fast I'm actually hitting the buttons. This was not an issue pre-update and it's driving me up the wall. As a side note, I had the space where I input my text seemingly shrink, so I could only see the upper half of the words I was typing, with the lower half covered up by the menu bar at the bottom. This went away after a soft reset, but Im afraid it might resurface. If it does, combined with the already terribly frustrating typing lag, I'm not sure what I'll do. My other problem post-update is that I can't seem to set a song as a ringtone. It only works with one song. Other than that I can only change it to the other various polyphonic choices that come with it. When I set a song as the ringtone it transfers the song to the ringtones file on my tilt, and it confirms that it has set it to my current ringtone, but in fact nothing has changed. Quite frustrating, I've spent countless hours tinkering with my tilt getting it just right, only to have my ringtones and texting thrown off. The only programs I have on the thing are three games that I got from AT&Ts media mall, the vistahide battery guage, a black dialer skin, and a black theme for the htc home plug in (I uninstalled the htc home plug in once I realized the 6.1 update set up the today screen to look identical). All of these I had on the phone before the upgrade, saving them on the memory card before the upgrade and installing them again afterwards. After writing this novel of a plea for help, I hope someone out there can give me a suggestion because I'm quite a fan of this phone (as well as not having to spend a fortune on another if I can help it).

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  • unseeing Sep 23, 2008

    I went to the suggested location in file explorer, and there were a LOT of items in there, but unfortunately I don't know what can and can't be deleted. I don't want to guess at it and end up damaging my phone. Any suggestions?

  • unseeing Sep 30, 2008

    Under the "StartUp" folder there are 4 items: AutoShortcut, PKG, poutlook, Voice Command.

  • unseeing Oct 01, 2008

    To be honest, I think it would be way too time consuming to fix each individual problem that I'm having after upgrading to 6.1, especially since I don't know what I'm doing. At this point, if I could just downgrade back to 6.0 I would be content, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that. Countless hours of googling it has yielded no real results.

  • kinjamyhaz Feb 05, 2009

    cannot get my personal songs to work as ring tones on 6.1 like with 6.0.


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Ok heres what you need to do!!

first !!  go to this web page!!

download the software and install it in to your tilt clear everything 

because you dont really need al that **** .. that will speed up  

your phone....

with the smses !! go to this one!!

again download the software, install it into your tilt fallow the

instructions and you will have the text messaging the old way.. the

one you are talking about its the new one . the conversation mode 

i know it sucks .. but do this the right way and u will have a bad

*** phone again.......   let me know!!! ok 

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Yup 6.1 can be a resource hog

go to programs | file explorer | windows | startup

Look to see what you can delete ,,,,, less overhead is gunna give you back the speed ..

There is a lot of support on the net although I have not done that phone I have had to tweak many 6.1 users phones

then we can fix your other issues
remember to write down your changes so you can ,,,,,, ya know

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • Larry Sep 29, 2008

    Sorry sure list your startup programs and I will let ya know what to remove ,,,

    will also give you the effects of each removial



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Every custom ROM I've tried on my Tilts has done this. You might want to consider a custom ROM.

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