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Cookie’s Widget Extension PreRelease
There are many of us that are no strangers to Cookie’s Home Tab. This great add-on to the Sense UI has made our phones look and feel much cooler. Well, now it’s time to look at what we can do next, and that is just what user myslee_ovi has done with his pre-release of Cookie Widget Extensions. These widgets will give you small switches on your home tab, which will allow you to control certain aspects of your phone such as your wifi and data connections. Since this is only a pre-release, only a few functions are available at the moment. Having said that, keep an eye on this one because there are plans for the future.
- Pushmail Connection-Switch
- Wifi Connection-Switch
- Phone Connection-Switch
- Data Connection-Switch (see issues)
- Bluetooth Connection-Switch (see issues)
- Memory usage
- Drive Usage
- 3G switch
- reboot/shutdown widget with manila popup
… and many more
You can find more information in the application thread.
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