I got myself a nice shining Diamond last week, and I wasn't very pleased with the battery icon and the G, H, E and 3G icons in the taskbar. That allied with the fact that i can't get the percentage value for the battery in the power settings, lead me to create something that would look a bit better, and give me more accuracy about the battery.
So here it is! My first contribution to the Diamond community (it may also apply to Raphael).
If your device is running an official ROM you'll will also have to install the sdkcerts.cab for this to work (it's possible that some cooked ROMs may need this as well).
I wasn't able to create a working cab to provide an automated installation(since it's replacing a system file, the cab may need a setup.dll file to make it fully work).
However I'm providing a manual installation. It's a bit more work but I think it's worth it.
Download FInix_VGA_Battery_and_Network_Icons_DLL_and_REG.zi p.
Inside you'll find the phcanOverbmp.dll, which you have to copy to Windows folder in your device (using a file explorer like Total Commander or Resco explorer), and FInix VGA Battery and Network Icons.reg which you have to import with a registry editor in your device (if you don't have one, you can use Dotfred taskmanager with registry editor included).
After this, restart your device to apply the changes.
I'm sorry for all the trouble.
On further note, all Chefs are welcome to cook it into your ROMs if you find it usefull. (Credits will be appreciated )
Added cab installation thanks to mclein
Added battery icons only dll for those of you that don't like the network icons.
I've uploaded a cab and a zip version, just in case the cab doesn't work.
Someone asked about making the font bigger. Not a possibility using that font, because i only have a 32 pixel width to work on. And I really like it how it is.
How to make your own set of Battery Icons:
You'd need some programs, and of course, the dll.
- Unsigner -to remove the digital signature from the dll.
- Reshack / PE Explorer / Restorator - resource editor to extract/replace the icons inside the dll
- iconFX or any other icon editor (GIMP can also handle .ico files) - to edit/create icons
- Multiple file Signer - to digitally re-sign the finished dll.
After removing my customized dll, to fully uninstall and have the old battery icon back you just have to edit the following reg entry:
"BatteryIconLevels"=dword:65 (hexadecimal) or 101 (decimal) -> dword:15 (hexadecimal) or 21 (decimal)
Battery Icons from other users:
Battery icons White from 100% to 30% and color from 30% to 1% by mccune.
Percentage Battery icons by tyler08.
My Battery Icons and some other colored icons and some other update and more changes and even more and VolumeControl icons and shellres and one more overall update and more icons by omniwolf.
Battery Icons by shareloader.
VolumeControl icons and battery icons, headset icons by Ghostrider.
Simple version, Simple V2 by Netsnoop.
Battery icons - cab here by Teppic24.
Battery and other icons - cab here by carloshdez.
VolumeControl icons by soterisk.
VolumeControl icons by afterburn.
gold theme Battery & some icons mods by ch99_lee.
Volume images - zip file here by darklord69.
BT icons by Mkevin.
Full taskbar makeover by kooled.
Battery and other icons by shonan70.