How many of you run SPB Mobile Shell? Now how would like the Touch Flow look for it? Well I do. Today while looking for a new UI due to Sense being very slow on my HD2, I came across this old good looking theme at XDA. The theme while old, is one of the best looking theme you can have for SPB (other than the Windows Phone 7 theme by MSKip).
The theme is pretty simple. It changes the look of the bottom controls, the design and background, while adding some Sense like icons/widgets. This is all added with a simple CAB installation, and boom, your device has a sleek, fresh as life look.
If you want to join me in the â€œGood looking Home Screenâ€ group then download this, install and maybe comment your screen shot or something.
Current Group limits: Infinity
The HD2 seems to be getting the full development power of XDA, because with all these great things coming out of there, I am not sure what is coming next. The theme was created by XDA member dena994, who managed to get a perfectly clean looking theme that includes everything to improve its look.The theme is a very simple blue(my favorite color) colored theme, with minimal design, simple slider, and clean clock, all in one.
The developer did not include any much specifics on this release, but from the looks of it, I do not need it. I will be installing this application/theme today when I return home, because with blue colors, and simplistic lookâ€¦ I am sold.
When you get bored of the same old wallpapers your device comes with, finding the right look is like looking for me in on an iPhone forum. It seems XDA member santod040 got a chance to put together a new wallpaper WVGA pack, and you might ask what is special about these wallpapers? Ha-ha, well ill tell you. It has 15,000 wallpapers inside.
15,000 is a big number I know, but he has managed to get all these wallpapers in two RAR files. These wallpapers range from just about everything including cars, women, and even WP7. So if you have been looking for new a new feeling, and design on your device, this might be something you. I myself have already downloaded this, sent to my HD2, and loaded it on HDwabble, and of course will be donating for this guys hard work soon after I post this, because putting together 15K wallpapers aren’t that easy from what I know.
When we usually speak of a lock screen, we are talking about something very simple like the WM6.5 lock screen, or even S2U2, but this one is not that simple. This new lock screen created by slackersink, who resides in the HD2 forum is a very peculiar one. It does not come with directions or instruction, but from the image it seems to have much information all in one place, but I am not quite sure where the unlock part is.
The lock screen to me looks like a map of my locale Mall of America(the biggest Mall in the world) except it has some good details like time, date, notifications, and more.
When you read the title it says it is suppose to be a Star Trek related lock, but for the life of me, I do not know what that is or plan to learn the nature of it(okay, I know what it isâ€¦ but never watched it).
Thankfully the creator wrote a little note for us to know before using his new look screen:
If you do not knowâ€¦ GTX was a theme created and maintained by my friend El condor and his team mate Kamill. However, they stopped working on the theme but luckily Dark Ninja has taken over and will continue working on the graphics. Him and his team of designers have taken it upon themselves to continue working on the design and from the new look, I think they have a lot more to come.
He had this to say:
As you all may know already, after the awsome work ElCondor and Kamill put to the theme further development was cancelled. Therefore i’m starting this new thread which will carry on development of GTX and help maintain the theme.
The GTX theme is originally made by ElCondor & Kamill.. Thanks for all their work they originally put in..
There is obviously a lot of work needed and i dont think anyone would be able to handle it on their own. Therefore we have put together a team for the later releases of the GTX theme.
Heres a few screenshots. 1st the GTX theme with a few differences. 2nd is the GTX theme with co0kies home tab.
This is still work in progress so it may differ from the end result.
(yeah i know there’s loads of screens Sorry :\ 0.o)
I am excited this theme will stay in production, it has very much to offer and with Dark Ninja working on it, we know it will be pushed to the max.
This is something you might have missed. This theme is a little something that is pretty amazing and looks fantastic on the HD2. The theme is called Windroid, and is a combo of the Windows Mobile and Android look, all in one.
The theme changes the top notification icons, and even some aspects of your menu, and all with one simple install.
- sound profile icons with update functionality
- replacement of many icons
- BT, BT-Headset, Stereo Headset, L1&L2 and GPS-Icon with round corners
- added some missing icons
- added some missing icons like “multiple notifications”
- fixed roaming-icon
- integrated icon bar font color-fix
- integrated font
- added third button bar
- added HTC Scrollbar-Enhancement!
- fixed popup-window in the white theme
The theme is a freeware like every other, and all he asks is a donation if you appreciate his work.
If you were looking for a more Android-esce look for you Windows Phones, you can download this one here.
The world of Windows Phones changed when the 7 was added to the end, and it seems every graphic designer has been trying to replicate this change by bring the look and feel of â€œ7â€ to â€œ6.â€ This new theme was created by nickschot over at XDA, and why is it special? Well it comes with 3 different sections and more coming soon.
The bootscreen gives you the feeling of WP7S whenever you start your device.
The 6.5.X theme keeps that feeling going through your menus, and even through certain application.
The start menu mod changes the layout of the menu, and changes the background and selector color.
The titanium theme, dialer theme, and lockscreen theme will be available very soon, but for the time being I think we have enough WP7S feeling for now. I mean I will not personally install this on my device because I am not a huge fan of WP7S look and feel, but a lot of readers are, so hopefully you enjoy this.
Windows Mobile base is well known to be very unattractive, and a lot of development power is undergone everyday to bring Windows Mobile into the attractive ages. Well those development is mostly for the newer WVGA devices but this one is specifically for QVGA.
This is a Livven special that goes with the recently canceled GTX skin done by a friend of mine El Condor. The Skin remakes GTXâ€™s look and design, with the all white slider and clock, and the transparent outlining and calendar.
The theme does not come with much details except it will only work with QVGA, but if requested he will make it capable with other screen resolutions.
Note it’s not final, which means the notification sliders have not been skinned, but they’ll show up with the default look. Otherwise it should be working fine on 6.5.3, although I’m not sure with 6.5. Please provide feedback telling me if it’s working.
If you have been looking for a new look for your device, please go here and download this Livven special.
Well guys it seems the WP7S takeover has already began, with themes coming from left and right, throttle launcher now has another. The theme that is well known for being highly customizable, and if its on the HD2, fast and smooth. This theme was created by an XDA member that goes by the name of Fireslave, who has managed to capture just about every aspect of Microsoft’s new mobile OS.
The theme has the main hub with all the blue boxes, big letters, app launcher, music player, and more.
I cannot say this is very interesting to me. I am not the biggest fan of the new UI, and the only reason I enjoy it is because of its great integration and centralized features, but if this theme is even half integratedâ€¦ it would be pretty awesome.
- Compatible for all resolutions!!
- Scrollable home page
- Animated real contacts on homepage
- Animated pictures tile with differents thumbs from selected folder
- Animated Me tile
- You can choose your own photo for the animation
- Animated contacts name for People page
- People page
- Games page
- Music Page
- Pictures page
- You can choose a xbox live Avatar
- Six colors for the tiles(Blue,Orange,Red,Green,DarkBlue,Yellow)
- You can use original wm taskbar
- Original Windows Phone 7 footer
- Battery indicator(Thxs to HDOwner for the graphics)
- Little clock
- You can add your favorites apps on home page
- Rewrote theme to make easier the way to include custom Hubs (Tutorial soon)
- Implemented Segoe Light fonts(Copy Segoe Light.ttf to "/Windows/Fonts/")
- Added "Calendar" Hub
- Added a simple "Weather" Hub with GoogleWeather
- Added "Favorite Contact" Hub
- Added "Settings shortcut to the programs page
- Added search function for the magnifying key
- Added "Music page" with support for Nitrogen 1.1 and S2P,Now you can see the cover on "Music" Hub (Thanks to Ryomahino)
- Added "Pictures page" (Thanks to APBilbo)
- On "Games page", changed the Xbox games cover.(Thanks to lesscro)
- Fixed problem with the battery indicator.
- Cleaned all code
SUITE 1 AVAILABLE HERE
HOW TO INSTALL
1) You will need ThrottleLauncher 1.0.1 or higher, download and install that
2.) Download the ZIP file given below and move the extracted WindowsPhone7 directory on your phone to \Program Files\ThrottleLauncher\Setups\
3.) Go to Start menu and start ThrottleConfig. Select Windows7 in Themes.
4.) Go to Start menu and start Throttle Launcher
Thanks to extrapurifier for write the install guide
If this interest you enough, check it out.
OK, we are not going to try and carry off this Aprilâ€™s fools day joke any further than the headline, but the above video is actually part of an interesting phenomena of people taking the Windows Phone 7 UI and transplanting it to other devices, in this case the iPhone.
The theme is by Woocash and more can be seen at his DeviantArt homepage here.
With so many people impressed by the UI, maybe Microsoft is on to something after all? Do you agree? Let us know below.
We have posted before on the Windows Phone 7 series inspired live desktop for Windows 7. Now LifeHacker has published a detailed how to guide to achieving the look on your desktop or netbook.
The mod makes heavy use of the Rainmeter system, that is said to be super light on resources, and the Omnino plugin for this.
See the full guide at Lifehacker here.
Windows Phone 7 continues to inspire with its clean lines and typography-based user interface. Over at MyMicrosoftLife you can now download a pack of Windows Phone 7 series wallpapers to help you keep up the excitement until the actual smartphones drop by the end of the year.
More after the break.
Jaxbot has released a new version of his Windows Phone 7 theme for Windows Mobile.
The software currently features:
- People hub with recent, all contacts, and a list of contacts Facebook status updates.
- Bing search with background changing depending on Bing picture of day.
- Program launcher
- Lock screen
Jaxbot plans to add more hubs in upcoming versions, and refine the animations some more.
The TouchFlo2D world has been neglected in all this Sense 2.1/2.5 chaos, but no longer.
This new theme/skin has been available for some time now, but has just been updated to include some really nice graphics and even the flip clock weather indicator. The thread contains some very nice skins for TF2D and even the links to where you can acquire this specially modified version. If you are running TF2D I recommend you check out this XDA thread for a taste of the new Sense UI.
Titanium is one of the many new goodness that comes out of 6.5, but the UI comes with some slight short comings. The UI which is the default for all Windows Mobile 6.5 phones comes with some new features which a lot of people can agree are not the best and have tweaked to their preference and this new tweak can say the same.
WeÂ have already, with the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the Telus Touch Pro 2, seen one advanatage to coming later to the market.Â Now it seems AT&T’s version of the Diamond 2, whenever it comes, will be equipted with Windows Mobile 6.5 from the start.
The Warhawk ROM has been leaked, and is now being torn apart by the ROM cookers.Â The software is still pretty unstable, but one feature that did not need much tweaking with was the TouchFlo3D 3.5 theme, which is described as unusually attractive for a carrier version.
See the screenshots of the theme in action here.