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MSKIP PROPLUS FREEDOM FOR SPB MOBILE SHELL 3.5.5 (QVGA, WQVGA, HVGA?, VGA AND WVGA)

THE MOST VERSATILE PROPLUS EVER!!!



IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TRY READING THE FAQ FIRST BEFORE POSTING

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MSkip ProPlus Freedom for Mobile Shell 3.5.5
Contains the following:
* Original Spb Mobile Shell as a starting point which you can go back to at any time.
* ProPlus UltimateV2 with MenuBar at the Top or Bottom (or no MenuBar), on Professional, Lifestyle or both Screens.
* ProPlus Elegance with Thin or Large MenuBar with a choice of the middle icon.
* ProPlus Ultimate Elegance with Thin MenuBar, Large numbered MenuBar or Large MenuBar with icons.
* Switch between any of the above themes at any time very quickly.
* Backup and Restore upto 4 completely ifferent ayouts or go back to the Original Layout.
* Easily change the number of pages on the Professional or Lifestyle Screens (only on Original or UltimateV2 themes).
* Enable/Disable custom backgrounds option on the Professional Screen.
* Enable/Disable a hidden Extra Favorites Page.
* Add an extra icon in the middle of the original spb MenuBar (choice of Agenda, Task Manager, Today Screen or Weather).
* Lots of Extra Analogue Clocks, Digital Clocks, Batterys, Invisible Links, Backing Panels, icon buttons, Picture Frames and Weather Widgets.
* Start Menu Folder added (MSkip's ProPlus Tools) with all ProPlus Utility programs and the ProPlus Manager.
* Most of the pages in the ProPlus Manager has a 'Help' selection which gives a full description to aid the user as much as possible.
* An added 9th panel in the Spb Menu Screen called Spb Links which contains lots of spb mobile shell shortcuts as well as new hubs that can be selected as application links to be placed on the screen if desired.

[NOTE] Backing Panels, Coloured Buttons and Text Headings are selected by adding a Shortcut widget and then clicking on the widget and changing its skin.

[TIP] The Background image wont change on the Home Hub..
Goto Start Menu, Programs, MSkip's ProPlus Manager, Refresh Background

[TUT] Do the following to make your own custom background dat file.
1. Rename any of the custom backgrounds in the zip file to qa_fundotela.zip
2. Unzip to a folder using the password: b0fm18zq
3. Make 2 backgrounds to use as follows:
For QVGA version (240x400 saved as Background.bmp and 400x240 saved as BackgroundL.bmp)
For VGA version (480x800 saved as Background.bmp and 800x480 saved as BackgroundL.bmp)
4. Move the 2 new background files into the folder you made in step2 (overwriting the originals)
5. Zip the 3 files back up with password protection (using password: b0fm18zq)
6. Make sure Custom Background Images are enabled from the 'Screen Mods' section of the ProPlus Manager
7. Rename the new file to qa_fundotela_pro.dat (for pro screen), qa_fundotela2.dat (for all others) or qa_fundotela3.dat (for the carousel) and copy to your Spb Mobile Shell folder on your phone (overwriting the original)
8. Soft Reset your phone

ChangeLog:
1st December 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Added Custom Button Overlay Links for the MenuBar to launch ANYTHING!! (only works with Smooth Scrolling MenuBars)
+ Added ProPlus Froyo MenuBar (Smooth Scrolling section)
+ Added File Injection Tool in the Advanced Tasks section (allows you to inject a modified file back into the original dat file)
+ Added lots of new widgets for Analogue and Digital Clocks, Weather, Agenda and Current Date (some from Naong's Mobile Sense)
+ The HTC Clock with Full Info can now be made with just 3 widgets (saves memory)

*NOTE: When using the Custom Buttons, if you have change the Panel Button to something else then you wont be able to click on the 'Tick' after editing your layout or adding a widget. Simply goto Start Menu, ProPlus Freedom and select 'Restart Shell' to confirm your changes and get the screen back to normal.

9th October 2010 (QVGA, WQVGA)
+ Now fully compatable with ALL language Roms (including backing up and restoring layouts to Storage Card).
+ Split 'Preset Themes' list in the Manager into 2 sections. Smooth Scrolling MenuBars and Selectable Pages MenuBars to make selections simpler.
+ Added ProPlus Droid2 MenuBar Theme for smooth scrolling layouts.
+ Added Weather Location Widget to show your currently selected location on the screen.
+ Fixed bug when trying to change both menubars to ProPlus Desire.
+ Minor bug fixes and improvements in ProPlus Manager and Backup/Restore Apps.
+ Taken out the Reset Layout option when changing menubars to make the process easier. You can still reset the layout using the Layouts Restore program if needed.
+ When backing up a layout to a slot that is already being used you will now be asked if you want to overwrite the file.
+ If using a scrolling menubar (original, ultimate, ultimatev2, desire) you can now add extra hubs using the menu, add widget, shortcut, spblinks, lifestyle1-7 and then change the number of pages in the hub using the ProPlus Manager. You can do this in previous versions of Freedom but you couldnt change the number of pages.
+ When adding new hubs, the menubar on the new hubs will now be the same as the menubar on the lifestyle page.
+ Added the Original MenuBar ONLY option in the ProPlus Manager Themes which can be set on the professional or lifestyle or both screens.
+ Added horizontal and vertical lines (black or white) to the shortcut skins which was on older ProPlus cabs
+ Added NEW Android (droid) status widgets with either a black or grey text background
+ Remade the medium grey2 panel with the rounded edges that is used in the Sense look. Been made slightly bigger with a cleaner border
+ Added a new wallpaper for the lifestyle screen (HTC Sense).
+ Added the option in the ProPlus Manager to enable/disable SpbMobileShell from the windows, startup folder so that when you soft reset your device it wont automatically boot into Mobile Shell.

+ Created a ProPlus Freedom Widgets ONLY Injection Pack for people who only want the widgets.

7th October 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Now fully compatable with ALL language Roms (including backing up and restoring layouts to Storage Card).
+ Split 'Preset Themes' list in the Manager into 2 sections. Smooth Scrolling MenuBars and Selectable Pages MenuBars to make selections simpler.
+ Added ProPlus Droid2 MenuBar Theme for smooth scrolling layouts.
+ Added Weather Location Widget to show your currently selected location on the screen.
+ Fixed bug when trying to change both menubars to ProPlus Desire.
+ Minor bug fixes and improvements in ProPlus Manager and Backup/Restore Apps.

+ Created a ProPlus Freedom Widgets ONLY Injection Pack for people who only want the widgets.

18th July 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Taken out the Reset Layout option when changing menubars to make the process easier. You can still reset the layout using the Layouts Restore program if needed.
+ When backing up a layout to a slot that is already being used you will now be asked if you want to overwrite the file.
+ If using a scrolling menubar (original, ultimate, ultimatev2, desire) you can now add extra hubs using the menu, add widget, shortcut, spblinks, lifestyle1-7 and then change the number of pages in the hub using the ProPlus Manager. You can do this in previous versions of Freedom but you couldnt change the number of pages.
+ When adding new hubs, the menubar on the new hubs will now be the same as the menubar on the lifestyle page.
+ Added the Original MenuBar ONLY option in the ProPlus Manager Themes which can be set on the professional or lifestyle or both screens.
+ Added horizontal and vertical lines (black or white) to the shortcut skins which was on older ProPlus cabs
+ Added NEW Android (droid) status widgets with either a black or grey text background
+ Remade the medium grey2 panel with the rounded edges that is used in the Sense look. Been made slightly bigger with a cleaner border
+ Added a new wallpaper for the lifestyle screen (HTC Sense).
+ Added the option in the ProPlus Manager to enable/disable SpbMobileShell from the windows, startup folder so that when you soft reset your device it wont automatically boot into Mobile Shell.

12th July 2010 (QVGA, WQVGA)
+ Updates same as for 1st July and 7th July
+ Added digital clock from original series (by request)

7th July 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Added new (icon with text) box skins
+ Added new text backing skins for shortcut widgets in black and grey for single and double line text
+ Added page heading texts in black and white for more customisation of the screen (add widget spb link and change skin)
+ Added Backup and Restore of the spb menu screen. Useful if you add files or programs to the 'My Shortcuts' section
+ Fixed the Lifestyle2 and Lifestyle4 links being swapped
+ Added NEW MenuBar.. PROPLUS DESIRE gives you full screen control with a small functional menubar at the bottom

1st July 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Added a BRAND NEW ProPlus MenuBar to the theme options, ProPlus Droid
+ Added an option in the Screen Mods scetion to change the Panels (carousel) into a tiled layout displaying the 7 lifestyle screens used by Elegance, Ultimate Elegance and ProPlus Droid. Very useful to see all your lifestyle layouts on the panels screen.
+ Fixed the Invisible Shortcut (small) displaying as the medium size
+ Fixed a bug in the Layout Backup, Restore Utility

29th June 2010 (QVGA, WQVGA, VGA, WVGA)
+ Updated cab should now work on all language Roms (copy to storage card wont work on non WWE Roms)
+ Added ProPlus UltimateV1 MenuBar with carousel and menu buttons visable
+ Fixed some code in the ProPlus Manager
+ Fixed the Original Layout being mixed up on VGA resolution

28th June 2010 (QVGA, WQVGA)

+ Released ProPlus Freedom in above resolution

21st June 2010 (VGA, WVGA)
+ Released first version of ProPlus Freedom


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Install/Update Procedure:

1. Make sure you have a clean version of Spb Mobile Shell installed (only needed for first installation).
2. Install ProPlus Freedom to DEVICE MEMORY (same as MS3.5.5 is installed)
3. After installations completes Spb Mobile Shell will automatically restart so everything works straight away.
4. Job done.

QVGA/WQVGA
* Full version (with added widgets) [Size 4.22MB]: 4SHARED (20101009)
* Naked Version (full theme, no extra widgets) [Size 2.42MB]: 4SHARED (20101009)
* ProPlus Freedom Widgets Only Injection Pack [Size 2.44MB]: 4SHARED (20101009)
* Extra Fundotela Backgrounds for QVGA/WQVGA *HERE*

HVGA (to be added soon if possible)

VGA/WVGA:
* Full version (with added widgets) [Size 7.92MB]: 4SHARED (20101201)
* Naked Version (full theme, no extra widgets) [Size 2.27MB]: 4SHARED (20101201)
* ProPlus WP7 Widgets Addon Pack for ProPlus Freedom ONLY: *HERE*
* Extra Fundotela Backgrounds for VGA/WVGA: *HERE*

PLEASE NOTE:
TO AVOID ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE ONLY INSTALL THIS ON A CLEAN VERSION OF MOBILE SHELL 3.5.5!!


If you enjoy using this theme please consider making a donation. ALOT of work went into this to make it as good as it can be for everyone. Even if its just a small amount it gives me satisfaction and enthusiasm to carry on developing and appreciation of my work is very welcome.

Enjoy

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Q1. What are the differences between the MenuBars?

I created the 'Selectable Pages' MenuBars with 7 pages as it gives people more than enough space to put everything they want on while still being able to select the pages without any trouble. Unfortunately you cant set the number of pages you want so it has to be 7.

ProPlus Ultimate Menubar has the open space at the bottom with the carousel and menu buttons on either side. With the Ultimate V2 Menubar the carousel and menu buttons are hidden (while still being selectable) just to make the screen look cleaner. You wouldnt want to put any icons ontop of the invisible buttons though as the carousel and menu buttons will always be on top regardless. Also with the Ultimate V2 menubar you can have the carousel and menu buttons at the top of the screen or the bottom, or you can delete the buttons completely and just bring the buttons back if needed. Of course these are all 'Smooth Scrolling' MenuBars and you cant use them if you want to jump to specific pages or have continuous scrolling.

There is also the ProPlus Desire MenuBar in the 'Smooth Scrolling' set which has 3 buttons (carousel, spb menu OR contacts, and menu) with space on either side of the menubar for a shortcut of your choice.

With the 'Selectable Pages' MenuBar you have some different choices:

ProPlus Ultimate Elegance will give you the 7 selectable pages buttons right at the bottom with a carousel and menu button on either side. This takes up hardly any space so you can make up your own set of buttons just above the MenuBar. If you want the same set of buttons on every pages then you will have to set them up individually though.

ProPlus Elegance will give you a 3 button menubar at the bottom with the carousel and menu buttons either side, and then the selectable pages bar above it which you can set to be small or large depending on how good you are with your fingers. With Elegance the Spb Menu and Contacts buttons are hard set (but you can change the options for these 2 buttons in the menu) and the middle button can be set by yourself (I think you can choose between the Today Screen, Task Manager, Agenda, and Weather). These will be the same on all pages as they are part of the MenuBar.

Lastly you have ProPlus Droid which gives you the 7 selectable pages, with the spb menu and contacts buttons underneath and carousel and menu buttons at the sides. I personally prefer this MenuBar as it looks beautiful, its clean, small footprint and looks like the htc android menubar (but mine has 2 buttons in the middle so its better).

Those are pretty much all your options I hope you understand the different MenuBars a bit better now

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Q2. How to make up the HTC Sense Clock from the Droid Theme picture

The HTC 'Sense' Clock can now built up of just 3 widgets:
1. Add a Digital Clock widget and change its skin to HTC Clock White or Black
2. Add a Weather widget and change its skin to ProPlus1 HTC (Info) or ProPlus2 HTC (Info)
3. Add another Weather widget and change its skin to ProPlus Info (Left S)

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Q3. After

Add another Weather widget and change its skin to ProPlus Info (Left S)
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Q4. How do I open launcher from the panels button on ProPlus Freedom?

Ok here goes:

1. copy qa_layouts.dat from program files, spb mobile shell on your phone to your pc
2. rename to qa_layouts.dat.zip
3. using winzip (must be winzip or you can have problems) extract the MenuBar3Lifestyle_UltimateV1.xml file using the password b0fm18zq when asked
4. open the xml file in notepad
5. about a 1/3 down you will find the following text

<Layout Name="Default">
<Plugins>
<Plugin Class="Spb.LSP.MenuBar" Name="Panels" ID="3">
<Int Name="ActivateOnPress" Value="1"/>
<String Name="Action" Value="Panels"/>
<Int Name="LeftBtn" Value="1"/>
<String Name="Icons" Value="ButtonsMB"/>
<Skin Name="IconSkin" Skin="MSkipFiles" MiddleSkin="MSkipFiles" DoubleSkin="MSkipFiles"/>
<Rect Name="SrcIcon" X="0" Y="54" Width="27" Height="27"/>
</Plugin>

replace the highlighted lines with

<String Name="Open" Value=":BTN0"/>
<Int Name="isActive" Value="1"/>
<Int Name="Replace" Value="0"/>

6. save the file and exit from notepad
7. drag the file back to your opened winzip file (qa_layouts.dat.zip) making sure winzip 'encrypt files' is selected with the password set to b0fm18zq
8. close the winzip file and rename back to qa_layouts.dat
9. copy the qa_layouts.dat file back to your program files, spb mobile shell folder on your phone making sure to overwrite the original
10. goto start menu, mskip's proplus tools, restart mobile shell
11. when mobile shell restarts test the panels button to make sure it opens the launcher

You can now set the new "launcher" button through menu (bottom right button) settings to open spb menu or launcher. This button has also now been mapped to your left soft button on your phone.

You can also use this method to change the panels button on any of the MenuBar3Lifestyle xml files and you can also set it to open any of the other spb screens by replacing :BTN0 with any of the following.

:BTN1 - contacts, favorites, calllog
:WEATHER - weather
:AGENDA - agenda
:TIME - time

:NOTE Be aware that if you reload the Original Theme (or reinstall ProPlus Freedom) then you will need to copy the modified qa_layouts.dat file back to your phone. You can also safely use this modification on any future updates so it would be easier for you to keep any modified xml files on your pc so that you can just import them back into the qa_layouts.dat file on the new version.
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hi,

The extra widgets or backings does not seems to be in the installation.


eg. current date widget I only have the option of Default and White.


EDITED: my bad.. the backings are incoporated into every widgets.. no longer in the date widget option anymore.

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