If you’re bored with the standard HTC Sense design, XDA developer b1oh4zard created this little mod which replaces the original Sense UI bottom bar with the Espresso bar design. The layout stays the same, as you can see in the picture: Programs-Phone-New Widget. The small mod should work on any rooted HTC Desire with HTC Sense.
Originally posted by b10h4zard
I´ve got it working now
first “mount /system” in adb and then:
adb push “directory of the file you loaded”/com.htc.resources.apk /system/framework
adb push “directoryof the file you loaded”/Rosie.apk /system/app/
ONLY for Sense Roms
v1 first Release
v1.1 fixed Delete Buttom in Bar
As XDA member endursa already suggests in the thread, it would of course be very nice to be able to replace the New Widget shortcut with any other program, such as the internet browser. Perhaps such mods will show up soon.
Check out the thread to join the discussion and to find the download. Advanced Android knowledge needed.
July 14, 2010 By: ElCondor
Browsing the forums, we came across this very nice HTC Sense theme by XDA member cubanaso. Inspired by GTX, the theme delivers a great clean look with nice white aesthetics. You need to flash it from Recovery, which means it will only work on rooted devices. Originally, Detox Desire was created for the HTC Desire by cubanaso, but XDA member USAsokr decided to make the theme compatible with the Droid Incredible. However, some changes have been made to the design, so the themes are not exactly the same.
Originally posted by cubanaso
First off, I want to thank for this great community that XDA has created. I also want to thank El Condor for his great work on the GTX theme it inspired me to create this theme. Thanks to the themers out there in the nexus community. Big ups to manup for his great guides on nexus-nation and jmotyka for all his help. I started this theme by putting together a collection pngs’ from different roms while focusing on simplicity. I then started editing all the png’s from the ground up. Lastly thanks paul for his great desire port! if it wasnt for that I would have never been able to create this theme. I posting a teaser pic to gauge interest from the community. The release of this theme depends solely on the interest of the community members, so the more interest the sooner I release it. Hope you guys enjoy!
Originally posted by USAsokr
All credit goes to Cubanaso for the images used and the original design.
- updated the theme to match Cubanaso’s new 1.3 update.
- Modified sense apps to match theme. (I applied the same changes in Cubanaso’s Detox Desire v1.3 apps to the stock DInc apps)
- Fixed some graphics I forgot to change in the first one. For example the notification tray is now properly themed.
- Fonts taken from Detox Desire v1.3 (included in new zip) (If you don’t like them from the look of the screenshots, just delete /system/fonts/ from the zip)
- Does not include Services.jar from 1.3 update. (When time permits… gotta learn how.. Busy… If anyone else wants to give it a shot, go for it)
I still can’t change that USB icon or the VZW backup icon.
It’s nice to see more themes coming, and we definitely hope this will encourage more people to make their themes.
Check out the Desire thread and the Droid Incredible thread for installation instructions and download.
The Samsung Galaxy S runs a custom program launcher by Samsung, which adds some extra functionality to the standard Android launcher. You can place 4 icons on the bottom of the home screen.
The icon on the right is the Applications icon. Pushing this button will show up the actual program launcher. You can scroll through the various programs by swiping left or right, just as you would do when you use the Android home interface.
Now, this launcher has been ported to the HTC Desire. XDA member inkredi reports about the mod, which should work on Froyo builds FRF72 and FRF83:
Originally posted by inkredi
Thanks to nygas20007
Confirmed working on Froyo FRF72 & FRF83
You can find the mod in the thread. Basic Android knowledge is needed.
July 9, 2010 By: ElCondor
After the successful project of hacking the Nexus One camera software to let it record 720p videos, developers have started to work on a similar hack for other Android Snapdragon devices. Devices mentioned are the HTC Incredible and Desire. There are some developers active at Freenode, but now another developer and XDA member, charnsingh_online, has called for testers of his 720p hack.
This could mean that we can expect a release of this hack soon. But before we get there, there is a serious need of a bunch of testers that can help testing the hack and giving feedback. There are some requirements you have to meet to be able to try it out:
Originally posted by charnsingh_online
U need knowledge of adb, pushing n recovering ur phone if anything goes wrong
Only Incredible and Desire users are asked to participate at the moment. You need to have a vanilla ROM, which means that ROMs with HTC Sense will not work with the hack.
Continue on to the hack thread if you would like to give it a shot. If you think you can actively help in development, make sure to join ##incredibleroms on irc.freenode.net.
If you’re watching a video on your HTC Desire and you find the light from the hard keys on your Android device distracting, there is now a way for you to turn them off!
Originally requested by an XDA forum member, user mercianary has posted the solution. You’ll need to copy the command posted by mercianary to a text file on your SD card, save as a shell script and then run it on your Desire using GScript Lite (available free from the Market).
This method will create a new icon on your screen which will let you turn off the hard key button lights. The lights will return after certain events, for example, locking the screen.
Confirmed to be working for Android 2.1/2.2 (Eclair) only.
For more information, please check out the mod thread.
When his HTC Desire crashed, XDA forum member ChaosR discovered that his Android device had some extra LED colours. Aside from the known red, green and orange, ChaosR saw a flash of blue and purple!
He was able to replicate the bug once, and managed to get a snap of the purple to prove to fellow XDA members that he was not going crazy!
After stirring up some interest in the forum with the news of these extra colours, ChaosR has successfully coded a little Android app that can toggle and disable the blue LED.
Currently under testing, but confirmed to be working by various XDA members running Stock ROMs, ChaosR has mentioned that he is working on further developing his app to incorporate notifications.
To download the DesireLED.apk, check out the forum thread.
If you have been drooling over the various FroYo delights such as Wi-Fi tethering that other XDA members have been enjoying since the Android 2.2 release, you’ll be pleased to find out that Wi-Fi tethering is now working for Eclair!
XDA forum member NordicZz, has posted that the clever devs working on the open source android-wifi-tether project have got the hack working on the HTC Desire and EVO 4G.
Root Eclair users should:
- Mount your SDCard
- Create a directory named ‘android.tether.
- Uninstall old versions of wireless_tether.
- Install the latest wireless_tether_2.0.2-pre release apk.
Root is required for this hack and the below disclaimer applies.
Warning: Use this application at your own risk. It is possible that use of this program may violate your carrier’s Terms of Service.
For more information and the link to the open source project, take a look at the forum thread.
If you are one of the many XDA forum members frustrated with only being able to display your Desire lockscreen using the power on/off button, then good news await.
XDA forum member RedDragCZ has posted a little tweak, which allows you to force your device to assign another button such as the MENU button to show the lockscreen and what’s more, double tapping it unlocks the device!
You will need to use the Android Debug Bridge in recovery mode in order to have full rw access to the system partition to pull a copy of the /system/usr/keylayout/bravo-keypad.kl file, then edit according to RedDragCZ’s code and push it back to the same location.
Alternatively, XDA forum member kingchris has also provided his own modifications, in the form of an update.zip file, for those of you who are not so familiar with adb commands.
The only requirement is that the device must be rooted for this tweak to work.
To view kingchris’s mods and download his files, visit his post in the same forum thread.
Less than two weeks after the announcement of Froyo, the new version of Android that brings massively improved performance statistics, and the revamped OS is cropping up on many popular Android devices.
You’ve seen the ports for the G1 and the myTouch in this article, but now it’s the Desire’s turn for an unofficial taste of Froyo’s deliciousness. Being the Nexus One’s (only slightly) bigger brother in terms of hardware, porting it over was only a matter of time once the OTA update for the Nexus One was released.
Unlike with the other ports, the list of things that don’t work is already quite brief - just stay off Bluetooth and don’t use your camera and you should be fine. Benchmark statistics show off the Desire’s blisteringly fast processor, putting it first in the benchmark table once Froyo is installed.
To try out the unofficial Froyo port for yourself, have a look for a suitable ROM in the Desire section – like this one by xda member richardtrip. However, you’ll have to consider whether it’s truly worth moving from Eclair so soon, since an official update for the device is definitely on the cards.
Ever needed a little bit of light? Don’t carry a torch around with you? Thought you’d only ever use the LED on your phone for flash when taking photos? Think again!
If you want to make use of the LED on your HTC Desire, but don’t want to launch an application every time you want to turn on the light, XDA forum member f3d0r has started coding a widget collection – and one of them is a flashlight widget.
Instead of taking up space in your app drawer, BeamWidget sits nicely on one of your homescreens with a pretty icon to boot and all you need to do is toggle on – or toggle off.
Root is not required.
For the download link and to keep yourself updated on the widget collection, check out the forum thread.
If you are an HTC Desire owner and are frustrated with the lack of a real LED flashlight on your device, then this is the app for you. Originally starting off as a request, XDA forum member Damunix has managed to write an app to make use of the camera LED on the HTC Desire!
Currently FlashApp can power on the camera LED to two different brightness levels. Future requested developments include a widget in order to easily power on and off the light. FlashApp v1.0 is free and is now available to download from the Market.
To follow the development and join in the discussion, check out the application thread.
For all you HTC Desire owners, who have been patiently waiting for someone to root the Android device, the wait is finally over!
XDA forum member and Modaco’s paulobrien has managed to root the new Android phone. He has managed to write the superuser app and su to the system partition as evidenced by the Superuser Permissions icon on his Desire.
paulobrien has stated that root will be coming for all Desire owners tomorrow, so be sure to check out the Desire forums!
Reading books on your device can be a good option, especially if your phone’s resolution allows for easy reading. Member patcat007 presents this application for reading epub books on Manila, the E reader Manila Tab has a limit of showing 20 books.
Originally posted by patcat007
Now have 300 books in my ereader library. Now there are 5 zip files X 60 books each and the corresponding book cover in the images.zip file
The E Reader is a fantastic application and I was always searching for great books. Managed to download ALL the books from www.epubbooks.com. I have made the exact two folders which need to be copied on to the reader folder in your My Documents Folder of your device. Or create a Reader Folder in your storage card My documents/Reader
Here is the step by step guide
- Make a Folder on your PC called Reader. Make two subfolders within that called Books and Images
- Download & the images.zip into the Images folder on your PC
- Download & Extract all the files from Book 1.zip to Book 5.zip into the Books Folder.
- Copy the Books that you want onto the Books and Images Folder onto your device or copy all the books on to the reader folder on your device
- Download and Install the Ebook Indexer 0.4 cab on to your device.
Continue on to the application thread for more information.