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Huashan Phone Canvas Ported to VGA
Having a functional yet visually appealing phone canvas (dialer) has long been a major issue in the world of VGA ROMs. Those with video call capabilities are often aesthetically outdated or come with layout bugs, while the prettier updates from newer VGA devices often don’t take advantage of your phone’s funcionality.
Recently, XDA member WoZZeR999 (along with several other XDA members) successfully ported the phone canvas from the leaked HTC Huashan ROM to VGA resolution devices. The new dialer offers the much sought-after video calling capabilities while excluding any layout issues you might expect from such a port. The canvas should be particularly effective when cooked into Windows Mobile 6.5.3 ROMs as it has been designed specifically by HTC for use on the revised operating system version.
The port isn’t yet perfected and there are still some parts to fix, but feel free to give it a go by downloading the files from the porting thread.
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