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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by karenn, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. karenn

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    I'm new to this and was wondering if anyone could PLEASE walk me through how to get new themes on a non rooted phone. What is ROM & Vanilla? Also, I want to know how to get new clocks, icons without the text under them, new lock screen all while still using my 7 screens on sense.

    Clock & Icon Example
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    Lock Screen
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    and mad props to the people who know how to do all this hah i can not figure it outt.
    +Thank you in advance.
     

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  2. surgeon0214

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    Those clocks are a customizable widget called "Beautiful Widgets" its a paid app but well worth it. If you want no icon labels you would have to download a home replacement from the market, either "ADW Launcher" or "LauncherPro Beta" both are good but I use LauncherPro Beta. For lockscreen replacement you could try LockBot Pro (also paid). The easiest way to get all this though is to root. Are you rootable? As in did you get the 2.1 OTA? If so the process is very easy and I can direct you through all of it
     
  3. karenn

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    Thank you, I just found folder organizer which works great for custom icons.
    Yes, I did get the ota 2.1 so I can't root :(
    Is there any free and nonroot way to get customizable clocks?
     
  4. zerocool79346

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    I tried to find free clock apps and generally they are battery hogs, it's well worth the time and money to buy Beautiful Widgets.

    BTW, you can root if you have OTA 2.1, not if you have leak 2.1. Check your HBOOT by turning your phone off and then holding Volume Down and the power button at the same time. If it has 1.47 or 1.46 then you can root, if it is 1.49 then you're out of luck.
     
  5. karenn

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    aww thanks anyway :)
    But yeah, I guess I am out of luck :(
     
  6. surgeon0214

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    Whats your HBOOT? I'm pretty sure you are not out of luck
     
  7. karenn

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    It was 1.49. It's probably because I just got a replacement phone.
     
  8. surgeon0214

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    Oh is S-On or is S-Off?
     
  9. karenn

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    I don't know what that means?
     
  10. SyDTRaKKeD

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    when you check the HBOOT theres something above it that says either S-On or S-Off...

    meaning Security On/Off...

    If its off, you can still root... and you're one lucky bastard who I am jealous of... lol
     
  11. karenn

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    Unfortuantley, you can't be jealous of me :/
    lol but thank you for the help, I didn't know that either.
     
  12. karenn

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    Anyone know if there is at least a chance of me being able to get a new clock? maybe a calendar too?
     
  13. surgeon0214

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    For free? it won't be as nice (it'll be extremely simple)
    For money? no doubt you can find one
     
  14. adrenalinerush12

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    "Vanilla" is the stock Android feel. (Ex. white notification bar, stock Google apps). Since this is an HTC Sense phone, it has HTC's apps and own customizations rather than Google's stock apps and themes.

    For the vanilla keyboard or the black keyboard you posted, try Smart Keyboard. It's a great keyboard and has a few good themes.
     
  15. karenn

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    true...any idea on how to make my own?
    I figured out how to make icons etc, so i can't be too hard, right?


    Oh I see. Thank you. I ended up downloading the droid x keyboard & swype :)


    I also downloaded launcherpro..i <3 this thing BUT the phone icon is really small. Anyone know if I can make my own icon and make it bigger? like take up the space of 2 regular icons?
     
  16. adrenalinerush12

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    Don't think that's possible, but you can customize the heck out of Launcher Pro. Try holding down or long pressing on the icons on the dock and choosing different things. Maybe only make the phone on one side and browser or something on the other.
     
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  17. karenn

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    [​IMG]

    See its teeenyy. lol but darn well worth a try, hopefully someone knows how to? & yeah I'll think of something. Thanks alot for the help!!
     
  18. SyDTRaKKeD

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    ya... thats one thing i noticed also about the dock in launcher pro.... the icons on the dock are smaller than the icons on the "desktop?" "phonetop?"... whatever it is....
     
  19. adrenalinerush12

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    Is that a beautiful widget clock? That's an awesome wallpaper too. Where'd you get that?
     
  20. Podivin

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    Instead of using a phone icon at all, just press the physical phone button (the left hand button next to the trackball). That button is easy to find/hit and is always available to you.
     
  21. karenn

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    Actually it was Free in the market :) & the wallpaper i found on a different site and colored it myself with photoshop.

    here is the original :)
    http://i50.tinypic.com/242vd00.jpg
     

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