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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TerrBear, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. TerrBear

    TerrBear Well-Known Member
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    I just followed the instuctions in the stickied root message and boom - I'm rooted. Flashed with Fresh 1.1.

    Can anyone direct me to somewhere on how to cusomize the screens?

    Also, there are a couple of new icons at the top of my home screen - an "E" inside a circle and after a phone call, I get a green circle in the notification bar. Any info is appreciated.
     

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  2. momoceio

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    The E in the circle is for EV-DO
     
  3. kbussen

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    You can customize the screens however you want. Long press on any widget/icon and you can slide it to the trash, anywhere on the screen or move it to another screen.
     
  4. TerrBear

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    When I said "customize the screens", I guess I wasn't that clear. What I meant was how do you customize the look and feel. Is there someplace to download additional themes, etc?
     
  5. momoceio

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  6. jersey221

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    what do you do to apply the themes do you flash it like a rom or what and same with the lock screens do you flash those?
     
  7. tatonka_Hero

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    you can use Flipz' kitchen to flash the themes, that's how I've been doing it. Otherwise, I believe you flash them from .zip just like you would an update. Whatever works for you
     
  8. jersey221

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    so is it just like when you flash a rom?and where would i go in the kitchen to flash it there
     
  9. momoceio

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    Yes, copy the zip to the root of your SD, boot into recovery, flash from zip.
     
  10. HeikoMax

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    I run Fresh 1.1 and figured out that the "E" is for EV-DO but what does it mean when the "E" is white versus blue? EV-DO versus EV-DO Rev. A? I have seen a "1" too and that is obviously when it's 1x coverage instead of EV-DO.
     
  11. pipskicks

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    I never figured that out, but if you don't like it, go to xda developers forum and find a new taskbar :)
     
  12. TerrBear

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    How do install a new taskbar. The only ones I find I like end in .cab.

    I really like this theme, but can't figure out how to get it - Copton GoliaX Theme v1.5

    [THEME] Copton GoliaX Theme v1.5!!! - xda-developers
     
  13. TerrBear

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    One more little something something.

    I didn't have to reinstall any apps or any other data.

    Also, just found the "Spare Parts" app that came with the Fresh ROM and changed the settings to make the windows open and transition faster. Like much faster.

    And, ahem, the wireless tether works flawlessly.
     
  14. Thetaman

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    Um, this is a Touch Diamond theme. Won't work on Hero.
     
  15. TerrBear

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    Would love to find one like it for the Hero. Anyone seen anything similar?
     
  16. Thetaman

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    Customization on Windows Mobile vs Android is different. I've had both. You can apply custom top taskbars on both, that's probably the biggest similarity. The Diamond (which I owned at one time) has different screens compared to Android.

    My suggestion, on XDA look at the Hero section and then the CDMA sub-section for themes/customizations.
     
  17. jeffreynothing43

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    what's the green circle about? i couldn't find the answer in these forums or on the net?
     
  18. ccapasso

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    I believe that is your EVDO signal/status or similar.
     
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  19. jeffreynothing43

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    cool...when it came on it looked like it was spinning, so i assumed it was downloading or uploading something. the weird thing is i didn't see it until gumbo was put in my fresh. so i was curious...
     
  20. mysticmead

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    the green circle is normally indicating sync.. the E in a circle is indicating EVDO (3g)
     
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  21. DFRESH

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    Congrats.....
     
  22. jeffreynothing43

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    appreciate it dfresh...you guys have been champs on here. i'm glad i was able to get rooted. i'm enjoying the hero 100x more. rad stuff.
     
  23. jeffreynothing43

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    just to clarify...in case anyone else goes looking for this answer.

    when the blue E starts darkening, that means that you are using some mobile web...whether it be email, weather, etc.

    the green circle is when a google app is being synched. either calendar, contacts, or gmail.
     
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