It has been months of waiting to see the work of XDA member _LeCiel_. Now the waiting has ended as the developer just published this awaited theme for Windows Mobile devices. Well known Chef NRGZ28, famous for his Energy ROMs for several devices, has included Sencity as well in his latest releases.
This full theme includes a phone canavas, new icons, boot screens, and a nice purple wall paper, including all Manila tabs.
On this first release, still on beta stage, WVGA devices with Sense 2.5 and CHT 1.8.5 are supported.
Originally posted by _LeCiel_
[PRJ][THEME] .sencity 0.5 (beta) | WVGA Sense 2.5 CHT 1.8.5
disable Sense (Start Menu > Settings > Today > Items > HTC Sense)
install the cab
reboot and enable Sense
Phone Canvas (HTC Dialer)
WM 6.5 Theme
Manila TV Tab
Call History (All) Tab
Manila Today Tab
Yet to come:
EzInput (HTC Keyboard)
WM Lockscreen update
WM 6.5.x Theme
CHT 2.0.5 update (when available)
You can find more information in the theme thread.
Without letting it slip to the general public, Co0kieMonster slyly added another layer to the HTC Sense homescreen in the latest release of Co0kie’s Home Tab. This was requested by XDA developer m0bmentality, and its purpose has only recently been revealed.
This week, m0bmentality introduced the ForeLayer modification. This small yet entertaining addition to the list of ways in which CHT enhances your phone’s interface allows you to add overlays to your homescreen without them affecting its responsiveness. For example, designs such as windows, animals, splashes of water and smashing effects can be positioned on top of your device’s widgets, staying stationary when you swipe to a different screen.
m0bmentality’s new modification grants Co0kie’s Home Tab users more freedom when it comes to customising Manila. To pick it up, visit the project thread.
XDA member mcluvn presents this widget theme for Manila SMS and e-mail tabs on your Windows Mobile device. Over six different themes can be found in black, blue, red, GTX and other styles.
The developer also includes the colour numbers combination to change the font colors on the email and messaging widgets. Working on WM6.5 and up running Manila 2.5 with CHT2.0, just install the cab and soft reset.
Originally posted by mcluvn
These are a couple of the themes I made for the mail tab and CHT 2.0 sms widget. Let me know what you guys think and there will be more to come.
You dont need cht 2.0 installed. It will work without it.
It will also work with any version of cht but the sms widget is only on the cht 2.0.
To change the font colors on the email and messeging widgets us the chteditor. The color numbers are 255,255,255 for pure white and 0,0,0for pure black.
Just install the cab and soft reset.
PLEASE IF YOU TRY ANY OF THESE OUT LEAVE SOME FEED BACK FOR ME. THANK YOU
All of these would never have happend if it wasnt for Xpressyourcell and his yet to be release of his mail mod. Would also like to thank TMartin for his help with the mode9 files.
You can find more information in the application thread.
What about having some sliders in 3D for your Windows Mobile device? XDA member tantin75 has made it possible. The original Manila icons have been re worked to give the simulation of a multidimensional look, working on patched Manila 2.5 and should also work on 2.1.
When you select the tab you want to use, the rest of the icons will remain lay down like giving the selected tab a nice effect. Working on WM6.5 and up.
Originally posted by tantin75
[SLIDER][25 SEP] Slider 3D
I present to you my new slider.
The idea came when I saw that some had put, on their wallpaper, docks to give the impression that the quicklinks above were posed.
Having failed to find anyone who has a slider that way, I’m running.
- you must have manila 2.5 (but may work also on 2.1: test at your own risk ),
- your manila must be patched to accept compressed files.
The cab includes only the original icons reworked presented below (no programs and no ereader for now), the slide bar and the slide tab.
You can find more information in the application thread.
XDA member OndraSter, creator of the Pinch to Zoom package for resistive screens, has recently updated REG/RGU cleaner: a small yet highly useful tool, which trims the excess off any .reg or .rgu file you might have dumped from your Windows Mobile phone’s registry.
The utility goes through the selected files, collecting registry nodes and overwriting duplicate keys to make the whole file smaller. The file is then saved separately for later use. In addition, REG/RGU cleaner will remove the unnecessary zeros from the start of dword values in the registry to make the key more readable.
As an example, OndraSter says that the tool cut the size of a recent registry dump by 14%. Numerous updated to the application have seen bugs squashed and features refined, and you can access it from the project thread.
The release of much press-coverage of the imminent Windows Phone 7 operating system has spawned many look-a-like themes and applications, which allow older devices to imitate the look and feel of the new software to please their tech-hungry owners.
One of the more popular of these modifications was WP7UI by XDA member ashiqiqbal. Recently, the project has been terminated and reborn as ‘the Host’ – ashiqiqbal’s new WP7-like home screen replacement.
‘The Host goes one step further than WP7UI ever did, by offering additional customisation tools to its users. For instance, animated tiles are now available as well as finger-swipe navigation and support for landscape mode.
‘The Host’ is a standalone application and, unusally for such a release, is compatible with almost all resolutions found on Windows Mobile devices. If you would like to add a little bit of WP7 to your device, simply download the .cab from the application thread.
Many owners of Windows Mobile devices have bemoaned the official Facebook application provided by the Marketplace and hoped for an alternative other than using the basic and finger-unfriendly mobile web version.
Despite being the second most-visited website in the world, Facebook applications for Windows phones have been notoriously slow and buggy, with many iterations not even allowing users to send video clips or complete messages to one another through the service.
This has led XDA members Sopis, joe_coolish and Fredz to develop a rivalling Facebook client. Since building up support for the project, the trio have worked hard at providing another option for those who would like to keep up with their friends will on the move.
Currently up to version 3.0 beta, the app focuses on being faster and user-friendlier than the one by Facebook themselves. You can install the application on your device by downloading the .cab file from the project thread.
October 2, 2010 By: Ben Elliott
Microsoft have always tried to establish a separation between non-touchscreen Smartphones and touchscreen PocketPCs. By doing so, they have allowed themselves to also segregate the two groups’ software and to give that of each different features. Smartphones were branded separately to PocketPCs when they first arrived – they were more suited for communication, and were more like a cross between a PocketPC and a traditional feature phone. The PocketPC was capable of more due to its more advanced hardware and higher popularity and was seen as a phone for the business environment.
As a result of this rift between the two lines of products, their operating systems are quite contrasting. While PocketPC owners regularly received the newest builds straight from Microsoft, which include the most recent additions and fixes, Smartphone owners were always somewhat left behind.
This is particularly obvious in the case of Windows Mobile 6.5: Microsoft have marketed the Smartphone version of the OS as ‘Standard’ and the PocketPC as ‘Professional’. However, in many cases the internal hardware of the Smartphones are up to scratch with the requirements of the Professional version of WM6.5, with only their lack of a touchscreen holding them back.
To highlight this, XDA member tj_style has managed to get one of the more recent builds of the popular Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operational on a non-touchscreen Samsung GT-6625. Although developmentally young, the project is very interesting and a downloadable ROM should hopefully be made available to the XDA community soon.
Included in the port of WM6.5.3 are the instantly recognisable buttons-at-bottom layout and the Titanium home screen interface (a cursor is used) along with other improvements Microsoft have made. In porting this previously exclusive operating system to a Smartphone, tj_style opens the door to a vast number of possibilites for non-touchscreen chefs. To find out more about this project (and to view an evidential video of the port at work), take a look at this thread.
Credit for this tip goes to XDA member Thekn. Thanks! If you have anything you would like to see featured on the front page, why not drop us a line? Simply send a private message to any member of the News Writer Team and we’ll see what we can do.
Are you into flashing ROM´s frequently? Then you will agree that creating shortcuts to your favourite programs or applications should an be easier or automated task for every time you flash a new ROM. XDA member dubidu took care of this and created CplLinks. This application goes through the registry key which holds the settings items and creates a .lnk file for each of the entries. Once installed, there are no messages, it only runs and creates the links.
The developer’s app only takes 11.5 kb and must be installed on main memory.
Originally posted by dubidu
[APP] Control Panel Settings to Links (.lnk)
I know it’s a 10 seconds job to create a link for items inside the control panel (settings) such as “Usb to PC” or “Power” but I’m too lazy to do it every time I try a new rom,
also I found some of the values change from rom to rom, so I create a really simple app that goes through the registry key which holds the settings items (KLM\Security\Shell\StartInfo\Start) and creates a .lnk file for each of these entries.
Having a direct link allows me to add that option as a quick link which is handy 8)
Anyway, here is the tool in case someone wants it.
The exe must be installed in “\Program Files\CplLinks” (Device). It only takes 11.5 kb. The only reason the .exe is needed after the lnk are created is to provide an icon.
When you run it, it reads the HKEY mention above and creates .lnk for each item in the “Settings” menu. The lnks are created in “\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CplLinks” so are directly accessible through the Programs menu.
There are no messages, it runs and creates the links, no interaction whatsoever so do not expect any nice popup window 8)
Next version will use specific icons for each item, right now, all the links use the same icon from the cpllink.exe executable.
The icons for most of the Settings are .png files rather than .ico, and WM doesn’t have an easy way to convert from .png into .ico, the idea for a “future version” is to collect all the .png files,converted to icons and create a dll on the fly with the icons as resources, so they can be referenced from the .lnk files
Couple of screen shots from the emulator.
You can find more information in the application thread.
Well-finished icons can bring a finishing touch to a well-themed device, but it’s often hard to find a corresponding icon for a relatively unknown application.
Created by XDA member poksh, IconHelper is a building tool that replaces and generates icons for your favourite shortcuts.
The application, which is available both in English and Russian, allows you to apply effects such as transparency and reflection to a start-menu icon simply by holding your finger down on the icon you want to change.
IconHelper is currently only at version 0.14 as its initial release was only a few days ago, but the developer has some interesting features planned for the application’s future. If you would like to try the app out, it is available in the original thread.
Due to being some of the most-read books in the world, applications that allow you to read religious texts on your mobile phone are becoming increasingly popular. One of the most recent electronic conversions is Quran for WM by XDA member kopraljono, which grants the user access to the Islamic Holy book while on the move.
The developer promises the application to be finger-friendly (it is designed for use on large touch screen devices) with support for several languages. There are also search and zoom features, along with night mode when you don’t want to disturb others. Quran for WM will even read out verses for you to listen to.
The final addition to the application is a special mode intended to help you to memorise the texts yourself.
If you are interested in using the program, you can find it in the application thread.
Profile Switch was recently launched by XDA member rlmouse as an application designed to change the status of multiple settings such as WiFi, Bluetooth, volume, and data at just the press of one button. In addition, it can program the phone to change profiles automatically at certain times of the day.
Since its initial release, the developer has been constantly updating the application with new features. Recently, Profile Switch was updated to version 1.7, with the capability to add separate icons to the start menu for each profile and to select the roaming status of the phone while changing a profile introduced along with fixes for numerous bugs and errors.
Try Profile Switch out for yourself by downloading it from the app thread.