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Step-by-Step Guide to Lock Ring Theming For Sense 3.0 and 3.5
Despite how many consider HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 as being very bloated, there is at least one place where HTC hit a home run–the lock screen. The customizable Sense lock ring is, far and wide, one of the most popular and functional lock screens. Of course, for rooted users it only gets better, as they can actually modify the lock ring to make it look how they want.
XDA Senior Member mohit1234 has written up a tutorial on how to theme lock rings for HTC Sense 3.0 and 3.5 that outlines the correct file size and the exact steps to take if you happen to own Photoshop. Additionally, the guide author also takes requests for lock rings, and the collection is already pretty extensive. While there are other guide threads available to accomplish the same, this one is among the most detailed and universal out there.
Despite being written for the HTC Amaze 4G, most of the steps can be used with other Sense 3.0 and 3.5 devices, as long as users take note of the appropriate PNG size for their display resolution, and modify the way it gets packaged. There are a few drawbacks, however. Mohit1234 does’t quite explain how to package the lock rings into a flashable update.zip, although we have covered update.zip creators in the past. Furthermore, users have to modify the individual APK of any Sense 3.0 or 3.5 skin they’re using to apply their lock ring.
For additional information, screen shots of the many lock rings already created, and additional tips and tricks, visit the modification thread.
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