More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Learn How to Edit HTC Sense
Due to the increasing number of HTC devices running the newest builds of HTC’s Sense interface, many themes and modifications have recently become a very popular part of the site. With respect to themes, there are massive projects which now spawned multiple applications such as GTX Sense, along with smaller, intricate, and well-finished projects such as the Fallout theme. Mods include Co0kie’s Home Tab and MaxSense, and I am sure many of you are familiar with those.
So, what actually goes into editing the Manila layout? Finding the information with which to style Manila to your own desires can be tricky. Thankfully, co-creator of the aforementioned Fallout theme and XDA member [★] has taken the trouble to construct a thread, which details the steps to having full control over the look of the interface.
Although still under construction, the guide is very useful and the included screenshots make it easy to follow. From the basics of Manila editing to skinning the individual files, and finally to creating .cabs of your creations, the guide will be very comprehensive.
You can find the tutorial in this thread.
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