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HTC Touch Pro2 Hacks – Part 2 – G-sensor Everything

So you want to be able to automatically rotate Calendar and Album to landscape when you rotate the handset WITHOUT sliding the keyboard? Makes sense but for some reason HTC left these out with G-sensor. There are 3rd party application but they can slow down the device. The best way is to employ a registery edit. Thankfully someone over on XDA Forums has already gone to the effort to create the .reg file. Here is what you need to do…

1. Download a tool to allow you to import .reg files and apply them. I suugest FDC “Task Manager” from here a really cool task manager tool with ability to associate .reg files to it.

2. Download the .reg update from here . I strongly suggest you register with xda-developers its an awesome forum.

3. Get the .reg file onto your device (if you dont have cable to hand just email it over)

4. Run Task Manager. Go to Menu -> Options -> Create RegEdit Shortcut (This associates .reg files with Task Manager)

5. Open the .reg file, it will ask if you wish to apply the changes which of course you do…job done!

Note – if you open the .reg file first in notepad you can choose which applications to appy G-sensor too. So edit first before opening.

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HTC Touch Pro2 Hacks – Part 1 – Enable Geo-Tagging on Photos

So you have your TouchPro2 but want to tweak it, thats the beauty of a phone with  Windows its perfectly possible and there are a tonne of tweaks/hacks and clever upgrades already available.

First stop has to be Tracy&Matts advanced tweaking guide. By the way, for the newbie tweakers there are two types of tweaks, those packaged up as a single download that install themselves (CAB files) and those that require editing of the registery to get the desired effect. I will stay away from ROM hacking just for now.

The highlight for me is the ability to turn on extra hidden camera modes including geo-tagging which basically remebers where you are in the world when you take a photo. Sites like picassa and flickr then use that information when you upload your photo.

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