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[SKN] FInixNOver VGA Battery/Network Icons [UPDATED - 17/10/2008]

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By FInixNOver, Senior Member on 9th September 2008, 09:26 PM
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Hi everyone!

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).

Screenshot:



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).

Enjoy!!

[EDIT2]

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 )

[EDIT 3]
Added cab installation thanks to mclein
FInixNOverBattery.cab

[EDIT 4]
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.
That's it!

Uninstalling:


After removing my customized dll, to fully uninstall and have the old battery icon back you just have to edit the following reg entry:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\security\ResOver\Bitmaps]
"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.
Last edited by FInixNOver; 17th October 2008 at 11:52 PM. Reason: Added Battery icons from other users
 
 
9th September 2008, 09:28 PM |#2  
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Thumbs up Nice work!
Very nice work my friend!
Welcome aboard!

P.S.: This gave my Diamond a new definition!
9th September 2008, 09:35 PM |#3  
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Looks very cool thanks and im installing asap.
I hope you enjoy your Gem like we all do, welcome.
Greetings to all.

Update:
Does not work for me.
Installed and rebooted and all and nothing.
Last edited by Sergio PC; 9th September 2008 at 09:49 PM.
9th September 2008, 09:48 PM |#4  
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Thanks boy!
9th September 2008, 09:49 PM |#5  
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Cool AT LAST....
this is a nice contribution to the diamond/pro community.
Thanx alot friend...
9th September 2008, 09:56 PM |#6  
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Doesn't work? I'm using SwiftBlade 6.0 ROM and when I try to install it, it just says install was unsuccessful.. Tried the sdkcerts.cab too :/
9th September 2008, 09:57 PM |#7  
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thanx alot! thats awsome friend
9th September 2008, 10:00 PM |#8  
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cant get it to run on mine either. Just says unsuccessful.. Looks nice though
9th September 2008, 10:05 PM |#9  
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looks good...but also having the problem installing it
9th September 2008, 10:05 PM |#10  
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Me too. I can't install it... an error appear...
9th September 2008, 10:06 PM |#11  
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Hi, great work!!!

I can't install this nice app skin!
I have tryed with both cab installer...but the installation don't work...

my rom is "diamond project 3.3 Tom Codon"

any suggest for me?
sorry for my english...
have a nuce day

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