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[MOD] - Rosie Remaps! Personalize your "Personalize" button--UPDATE UNLIMITED Options

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17th December 2010, 06:23 AM   |  #1  
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The right soft key on the rosie 'dock' which pulls up the "Personalize" menu is useless and redundant. You can already long click anywhere on the home screen to bring it up, or press Menu --> Personalize. It's just not important enough of a button to warrant a third method of bringing up the drawer!

Well now you have options. I've made many different files to remap it to various common apps, and one general file that can be mapped to any app of your choosing. (Check the image at the bottom of this post to see the corresponding icon changes)

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[UPDATE 1.1.11]:
I have been getting many requests for various random apps, and in an effort not to make a hundred different remaps, I have now made one generic one that can be mapped to any application through the use of the an awesome app (made by appelflap) called LaunchKey. He offers 2 versions, one on the market for only ~0.65 cents, and a lite version available on the forum for free here. If you like his work, PLEASE buy the market version, its cheap and we all know you will get tons and tons of use out of it!

How it works: Install the LaunchKey app. Follow instructions below to push my modified Rosie_custom.apk to your phone. Open LaunchKey and use it to select which app to open. When you press the right dock button on my modified rosie.apk it will open whatever app that you have chosen from inside the LaunchKey app. That's it! You can change what application is opened at any time from within LaunchKey with ease!

Note: LaunchKey can also be set to toggle some system functions, or open a quick menu with a list of 8 or so of your favorite apps. The donate version has even more options. Its a really nice app, so seriously buy the donate version in the market

Download Rosie_custom.apk here



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[Options]:
-Custom to ANY application you wish (you MUST have the LaunchKey app from above installed first)
-Browser
-HTC/Google messaging app
-HTC contacts app
-Gmail
-Gvoice
-Maps
-Gtalk
-Market
-Gallery
-Facebook
-Turn off screen (this one requires the Kill Screen app to work, see my thread here)
-Handcent SMS
-Chomp SMS
-HTC Mail app
-Camera
-XDA app

[Info]:
The original rosie.apk was taken from the Virtuous ROM. It has been confirmed working with ANY Virtuous 0.7.x, 0.8.x and 0.9.x versions.

However, this is the version without the auto-rotate modification. Meaning it only switches to landscape mode when the keyboard is out. I find the auto-rotate too sensitive, as the home screen is always flipping on me when I don't want it too. I may make versions of this with the auto-rotate mods later, if enough people want it.

[How To]:
-Grab the appropriate file that you want (some attached to second post). The names are self explanatory
-Save it somewhere on your computer
-Plug your phone into usb
-Reboot into recovery
-Type this in a command prompt
adb shell mount /system
adb shell rm /system/app/com.htc.launcher.apk
adb push [your saved file location]\Rosie_xxxxx.apk /system/app/com.htc.launcher.apk
-Reboot
-Enjoy

I may make options to open other apps later. For now though, these were the most common requests when I did this mod for the Espresso launcher. If you like it, feel free to donate




Attached Files
File Type: apk Rosie_browser.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 698 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_contacts.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 346 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_gmail.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 127 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_gvoice.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 74 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_maps.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 103 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_mms.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 318 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_gtalk.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 68 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_market.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 115 views)
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17th December 2010, 06:24 AM   |  #2  
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More files attached here.
Attached Files
File Type: apk Rosie_gallery.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 83 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_facebook.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 73 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_killscreen.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.58 MB, 125 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_camera.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 131 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_chompsms.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 39 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_handcentsms.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 116 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_mail.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 48 views)
File Type: apk Rosie_xda.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.57 MB, 41 views)
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17th December 2010, 06:37 AM   |  #3  
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Maybe one for Gtalk as well?
17th December 2010, 06:52 AM   |  #4  
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You my friend, are amazing

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17th December 2010, 07:18 AM   |  #5  
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wow can u add the new market app ....would be da ****z!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by the1wingedangel

The right soft key on the rosie 'dock' which pulls up the "Personalize" menu is useless and redundant. You can already long click anywhere on the home screen to bring it up, or press Menu --> Personalize. It's just not important enough of a button to warrant a third method of bringing up the drawer!

Well now you have options. I've made 6 different files to remap it to various common apps. (Check the image at the bottom of this post to see the corresponding icon changes)

[Options]:
-Browser
-HTC messaging app
-HTC contacts app
-Gmail
-Gvoice
-Maps

[Info]:
The original rosie.apk was taken from the Virtuous 0.7.0 ROM. It has been confirmed working with ANY Virtuous 0.7.x version, and the newest Virtuous 0.8.0.

However, this is the version without the auto-rotate modification. Meaning it only switches to landscape mode when the keyboard is out. I find the auto-rotate too sensitive, as the home screen is always flipping on me when I don't want it too. I may make versions of this with the auto-rotate mods later, if enough people want it.

[How To]:
-Grab the appropriate file that you want. The names are self explanatory
-Save it somewhere on your computer
-Plug your phone into usb
-Reboot into recovery
-Type this in a command prompt

adb shell mount /system
adb shell rm /system/app/com.htc.launcher.apk
adb push [your saved file location]\Rosie_xxxxx.apk /system/app/com.htc.launcher.apk
-Reboot
-Enjoy

I may make options to open other apps later. For now though, these were the most common requests when I did this mod for the Espresso launcher. If you like it, buy me some OJ


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17th December 2010, 08:27 AM   |  #6  
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Nice job man!

If you want to do something as cool, mod the HD music apk for proper rotation on desire.
17th December 2010, 08:52 AM   |  #7  
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Ooh, nice work !
17th December 2010, 08:52 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the1wingedangel

The right soft key on the rosie 'dock' which pulls up the "Personalize" menu is useless and redundant. You can already long click anywhere on the home screen to bring it up, or press Menu --> Personalize.

Excellent! I love it.

At the risk of appearing greedy...

Any chance of seeing the app-drawer button get the same treatment? Same rationale: if you need it hit menu and there it is already!

Gmail on the left, phone in the middle and messaging on the right would make me a happy man
17th December 2010, 09:27 AM   |  #9  
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Very nice!!! .... any chance of a tut so we can do it ourselves for other ROMS?

Bravo pal.

EDIT..... Follow up project for you,.... re-sizing? Reckon that is possible?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddotpatel

Very nice!!! .... any chance of a tut so we can do it ourselves for other ROMS?

Bravo pal.

EDIT..... Follow up project for you,.... re-sizing? Reckon that is possible?

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Would also love to see what files you edited so I can change it to whatever app I want.

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