Ben Elliott · Jun 25, 2010 at 09:00 pm

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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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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