Make your phone look like 2.1 for $4


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  1. mjz773

    mjz773 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This will not add the 2.1 functionality to your phone, but it will make your phone look similar.

    Their are apps in the market that help with this.

    First and easiest step is optional, but works a lot smoother. turning off Sense helps Better Cut works smoother.

    Add apps to your homescreen

    1. Ok, first you can pick a 2.1 or 2.0 wallpaper and set it as your background.


    2. Download: (Icon Pack- Android 2.0) From the market


    3. Then Purchase Better Cut from the Market, this will allow you to change your icons. On the 3 (or 7, if using sense) the apps can be changed to any .png image. However you can download an icon pack with 2.1 icons. The apps in the drawyer will not have the icons, but on the home screen it will.

    4. Open better cut.
    A. click Edit shortcut
    B. select the application you want to edit
    C. On the top it should show a pic of the app and say change icon, click that
    D. Click pick from Icon Pack
    E. It will show the icon pack you downloaded from the second step.
    F. Select the icon you want to change it too.
    G. Click Create.

    Your done.

    Now repeat those steps for all the apps you want to change.

    Also this is optional but cool as well.

    Their is a free version of: Lockbot or the paid version: Lockbot Pro

    This allows you to get the 2.1 flan, or eclair Lockscreen.
    You can change the wallpaper,etc and use the android pattern.

    The free version gives you a numeric password but doesn't allow you to customize, or use a pattern.


    Again this will not add 2.1 functionality, but it will help your device look like it, untill we get the update.

    This works with any android phone.
    Enjoy
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    or...we could just root and flash a 2.1 ROM...which sounds a heck of a lot easier, and actually adds 2.1 functionality...but, whatever
     
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  3. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    Nice post! Thanks for the detailed instructions and images. I think I'll wait till we get 2.1 and get the functionality as well. +1 for the effort
     
  4. mjz773

    mjz773 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well this is for people who don't want to root...
     
  5. thatjerk

    thatjerk Well-Known Member

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    well people who don't want to root need to wait until 2.1 is released and quit pretending they are root users.

    Just joking... I am sure someone somewhere will like this... I mean obviously you do, because you posted this. There's someone with a Hero just like you! And your mama said you were special :eek:!
     
  6. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    except...he's got a moment, so there's no one with a hero just like him :p
     
  7. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Well-Known Member

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    It's cool, nice work and good stuff for those who are into the bling*. hehehe...

    For me, well I'm just waiting patiently ;)

    :cool:
     
  8. thatjerk

    thatjerk Well-Known Member

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    You know what? You are absolutely right.

    Thanks for setting the record straight.

    My mom says I am special too.


    You know I gotta say with 2.1 coming out relatively soon, I honestly would just wait before spending 4$ to do this... or root if really couldn't wait. Oh wait I did root and it is like crack for me and my phone!
     
  9. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I've got the same problem...there's days I'd rather tweak my phone than spend time with my girlfriend :p
     
  10. thatjerk

    thatjerk Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen your girlfriend so I don't know If I can agree with you on this one. ;) Lol :D
     
  11. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, my Hero works GREAT, no lag... GREAT battery life. I don't see a reason to personally root yet. So I will just relax until the update is available.
     

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