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AT&T Tilt Setup

I have my Tilt and so far have been pleased but it takes a little to really get it setup to take advantage of the productivity add-ons that make you want the Tilt.  Here's my process to set it up.

  1. Remove the AT&T "bloatware".  First perform a hard reset right off the bat by going to Start, Settings, System, and then select Clear Storage.  Enter the 1234 combination.  You can also do it with some key press combination but I found several posts where users had issues with this.  After the restart, it'll prompt that it's going to start configuring the AT&T apps after 3 seconds.  Before the 3 seconds is up, insert your stylus in the hole on the bottom of the Tilt to the soft reset.  Now you have a plain Jane Tilt with no demo/bloat ware.
  2. Go to http://www.gadgetech.info/treo/hacks/disableproxy/index.shtml and download DisableCingularProxy.cab and RestoreCingularProxy.cab.  Copy these files over to your Tilt and double click DisableCingularProxy.cab to install.  This will get your WiFi connection working without going through AT&T's MediaNet.  The other way is to just go in an disable proxy manually each time.
  3. Remove the AT&T Task Manager.  This may not be necessary but I read several posts that this delayed emails arriving and calendar event notifications.  It was easy and I didn't need it so I just removed it.  Go to Start, Settings, Today and then click Items tab.  Uncheck HTCHomeeplug.  Again, may not be neccessary, but I did it any way.
  4. Install Google Maps.  On your Tilt, connect to the Internet via WiFi or Data connection and browse to http://www.google.com/gmm/gps.html.    You should see an option to install Google Maps.  Download and install that app.  After the install, you'll find Google maps in Start, Programs.  It's the Compass looking icon.  Click Menu and Use GPS to get your location.  Tip:  If you haven't yet, use QuickGPS and Download to speed up the locating process.
  5. Install Microsoft Live Search: From your phone browse to http://wls.live.com and install it.  Similar to Google maps...some say it works better.
  6. If you aren't using th Push-To-Talk feature, then follow this post http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=1707732&postcount=127 to give you the ability to map the PTT to something else (like Voice Dial).
  7. Increase Performance for WiFi:  My wifi connection was extremely weak or non-existant on my Tilt.  My laptop would be at 99% signal strength and my Tilt would show "unavailable" or barely have any signal to my WAP.  The problem was not enough power for the WiFi on the Tilt.  Go to Start, Settings, Connections, Wireless LAN and select the Power Mode tab.  You can try the middle setting which did connect for me but was still somewhat week.  Selecting Best Peformance gave me a full signal matching my laptop card.  I'm sure this drains the battery but I don't leave WiFi on unless I'm using it.
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