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Cingular 8125


The Cingular 8125 (also known in Latin America as QTEK A9100) takes the features and power of the 2125, a world phone, a messaging device, and an entertainment center and ratchets up the functionality with large QWERTY keyboard and bigger display. The Cingular 8100 is the same but without the camera.

This device is very similar to the T-Mobile MDA, the QTek 9100, and other HTC Wizard WIZA100-based devices, with most of the differences being with the buttons and with the keyboard design, but there may be some hidden differences. Check the T-Mobile MDA pages for more information.

This device uses Windows Mobile 5 (WM5), so software and tips intended for other WM5 devices may work on this one also.

Microsoft has an interactive page which shows most of the external features of the phone. Not mentioned on this page are:
  • Front
    • Top middle: speaker
    • Between email button and speaker: LED
      • Green flash every 6 seconds: WiFi is enabled
      • Blue flash every 6 seconds: Bluetooth is enabled
    • Between speaker and internet button: LED
      • Green flash every 3 seconds: connected to cellular service provider
      • Steady orange: on charger, charging
      • Steady green: on charger, fully charged.
  • Back
    • White circle: camera flash
    • Rubber plug: car antenna connection
  • Left
    • Grill below volume control: speakerphone speaker
  • Right
    • Grill between voice control button and infrared port: speakerphone speaker
    • Hole between infrared port camera button: Reset (use paperclip or point of pen)
  • Bottom
    • Squarish hole to right of mini-USB port: lanyard connector (other end visible from rear)
    • Small hole ot upper right of lanyard mount: microphone
    • Round hole/plug to lower far right of lanyard mount: stylus and stylus storage (also visible from rear)
  • Inside battery compartment
    • Battery
    • SIM card
    • Printed on label: IMEI (needed to unlock phone if you mis-enter PIN too many times)
    • Printed on label: serial number

Do you have this phone? Use the links below to get the most out of your device, troubleshoot usability problems, and download applications that make the 8125 more fun and more functional. And add your own contributions!

  • 8125 Tips & Tricks
  • How to: Cingular 8125
  • How smart is your smartphone?
  • Get and share ideas here on how to optimize your device with the best smartphone software on the market. Think sports, stocks and sudoku, video, audio, ringtones, blogs, GPS...

    Recommend your favorite smartphone software! Create new pages for software reviews, tips on where to find free downloads, smartphone ringtones, and more.
    Here are a few pages already started:

  • External links

    • DashSmartZone - Freeware Software (www.dashsmartzone.com) - combination of freeware/commercial for Dash.
    • Freeware for your HTC Mobile (www.mypocketmobile.com)
    • T-Mobile MDA Software
    • Daylight Savings 2007 patch Locate the download specific to your device model.

    What do you use? Why do you like it (or not)? Share a comment!

Features and Functions of the Cingular 8125

  • Make calls in more than 200 countries
  • Communicate hands-free with Bluetooth® wireless technology and built-in speakerphone
  • Talk for up to 5 hours and enjoy and stay connected with 7 days of standby

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Access your personal and corporate e-mail via various messaging applications
  • Surf the Internet from almost anywhere
  • Download data at average speeds of 75-135 kbps on the Cingular EDGE network
  • Create, view and edit Microsoft® Office Word or Excel® documents; view PowerPoint® presentations

  • Take and send high-resolution photos
  • Listen to your favorite music
  • Record, play, and send videos
  • Download thousands of games and applications
  • Transfer data to and from your PC
  • Use a mini SD memory card to store hundreds of songs, pictures or applications

System Specifications

CPU Speed:
195 MHz
RAM Size:
64 MB
Flash Size:
128 MB
Flash Chip Type:
Data Bus:
16 bits
Storage Size:
47.46 MB
240 X 320

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dvoran oeminfo.xml file needed for MS Reader activation (page: 1 2 3) 44 Jan 20 2009, 5:29 PM EST by jamh
Thread started: Oct 4 2006, 5:44 PM EDT  Watch
Apparently all Windows Mobile 5 devices need a file, oeminfo.xml, to be supplied by the manufacturer in the root directory in order for MS Reader to be activated on that device. Microsoft supprt indicated this file should be provided by Cingular and/or HTC.
I've spent over 3 hours on the phone with Cingular and browsed around HTC sites without any success. Cingular says that if I find and install this file HTC will void the warranty and I should accept buyer's remorse and return the phone.
Trouble is, I do that and Cingular doesn't have another Windows Mobile 5 platform with which to provide me the service I need. If I punt Cingular and go to Sprint or Verizon then I'm penalized for breaking a 2 year contract.
Hope someone at HTC can step up to the plate and provide the support for their products so that we can continue to use the same standard software we used on older Windows PPC devices.
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mjls How to hard reset HTC AT&T/Cingular 8125 with buttons reprogrammed 18 Jan 16 2009, 11:11 AM EST by denco7
Thread started: May 31 2008, 5:55 PM EDT  Watch
<This is a reposting of one that was located in Discussion forum; Sorry that I do not know how to change the location once after a message is posted.>
Hi Expert out there,
My Cingular 8125 had a white screen. I learned that a hard reset might resolve this problem.
However, both my comm manager button and voice command button may have been reprogrammed (to other functions) because all I got was some colored horizontal lines in red (with text IPL 2.25 & SPL 2.25), green, blue, white, which seemed to indicate that the 8125 was in the boot loader according to the following post.


So I would very much appreciate whether any one knows whether there is another way to hard reset the 8125.

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thekernel ESCape key? 3 Dec 31 2008, 3:34 PM EST by Anonymous
Thread started: Oct 16 2006, 10:13 AM EDT  Watch
As you all know, there is no ESC key on the pullout and/or "soft keyboard"... Does anyone know of a way to send an ESC key sequence to applications (PocketPutty for example) using the keyboard? Or a way to remap an existing key (the Windows key perhaps) to perform the ESC function?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Compressed Archive GSM_Vista32_ModemDriver.zip (Compressed Archive - 10k)
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USB Modem Driver (Vista)
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USB Modem Driver (Non Vista)

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