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Here is my NEW Xperia GX and Mini Home mod for Xperia ICS firmware MDPI devices.

40000+ downloads since ICS v1 - Thank You !!!

XPERIA.cz (www.xperia.cz) review (english version soon)
A very big thanks to Jozinek (http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2492212):


The original Xperia GX (v4) version is: com.sonyericsson.home - 4.0.3.A.0.14, see img (thanks Sony developers):




The original Xperia Mini (v3) version is: com.sonyericsson.home - 3.1.A.0.14, see img (thanks Sony developers):




This mod since Gingerbread v6.0 was officialy baptized as MOAL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=467


I have made some tweaks (see third post):


Xperia GX Based Dock Layout Screenshots:










Xperia Mini Based Dock Layout Screenshots:




Xperia Mini Based Dock and Top Corners Layout Screenshots:




Xperia Mini Based Corners Layout Screenshots:




All Preferences:














Instructions for manual installation on Xperia ICS firmware devices:

TRY IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !!

Clearing predefined system settings xml´s folder for Home.apk:

- Check for this path in your /system: /system/etc/customization/settings/com/sonyericsson/home
- If the /home folder is there, just delete it (only /home) !!!

Now install:

1 - Download attached v4.2_ICS_MultiResolution_Xperia_GX_Home.apk and put it on your sdcard
1.1 - Rename it to Home.apk
2 - Download attached v4.2_ICS_HomeAdd.apk and put it on your sdcard
2.1 - Rename it to HomeAdd.apk
3 - Download attached v4.2_ICS_HomePreferences.apk and put it on your sdcard
3.1 - Rename it to HomePreferences.apk
4 - Using Root Explorer copy all three files to /system/ (mount /system as R/W)
5 - Change all three files permissions to rw-r--r-- like img:



6 - Long press on Home.apk and select Move
6.1 - Paste Home.apk on /system/app/ (replace if asked)
7 - Long press on HomeAdd.apk and select Move
7.1 - Paste HomeAdd.apk on /system/app/ (replace if asked)
8 - Long press on HomePreferences.apk and select Move
8.1 - Paste HomePreferences.apk on /system/app/ (replace if asked)
9 - Reboot you phone

Important (after reboot)

10 - Go to "Config >> Applications >> Manage Applications >> All", tap on "Xperia Home" and select "Clear Data" (you need to rearrange your widgets)

VERY IMPORTANT

Home.apk, HomeAdd.apk and HomePreferences.apk work together and they should be in the /system/app folder!!

Or simple flash attached v3 or v4.2 ???_Home_Update.zip on recovery with CWM ! (see second post)


For v3 Mini layout, rename and install:
AddWidget.apk
Home.apk
HomePreferences.apk


To do:
- Xperia TX based home launcher for Multi-Resolution (Dock)
- Xperia Tipo based home launcher for MDPI and LDPI (Corners)


If you like, press thanks...
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1st July 2012, 01:42 AM |#2  
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Storage CWM compatible flashable zip´s
Download to your /sdcard root


PS.: If you´re in a non-xperia firmware, first download and install attached Non-Xperia-Firmware_System_Files_Update.zip !!
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Post Changelog & Translations
Changelog:

v4.2 (01/10/12):
- Fixed static wallpaper preference
- Disabled scrolling to empty desktop pane show action bar
- Italian (it) screen preferences translations (thanks [email protected])
- Portuguese (pt-rPT) screen preferences translations (thanks aguiab)
- Turkish (tr) screen preferences translations (thanks SerdarS)
- Removed obsolete versions from Changelog attachments
- New attachments

v4 and v4.1 (23/08/12):
- New and high-end Xperia GX Home.apk as based launcher (thanks Till-Kruspe again)
- Multi-Resolution support for all Xperia devices. Tested resolutions (avd emulator): 320x480 | 480x854 | 540x888 | 540x960 | 720x1280
- New Home Preferences action bar button
- New action bar layout
- New Save/Restore preferences screen
- Preference to enable/disable desktop static wallpaper (finally)
- Preference to enable/disable desktop application sharing
- Preference to automatically close folder after application starts
- Preference to automatically close app drawer after application starts
- Disabled desktop single tap show action bar
- Removed direct access Xperia Home and Xperia Home Preferences in android settings (due to new Save/Restore functionality)
- Polish (pl) screen preferences translations (thanks draco_ag)
- Slovenian (sl) screen preferences translations (thanks chivi)
- Traditional Chineese (zh_rCN) screen preferences translations (thanks lzyllp)
- French (fr-rFR) screen preferences translations (thanks lsi)
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v3 (05/08/12):
- New Xperia Mini based Dock layout version
- New Xperia Mini based Dock and Top Corners layout version
- New Xperia Mini based Corners layout version
- Preference to choose folders icon style (default, dark circle, light circle, dark square, light square, dark iOS, light iOS, dark field, light field) (thanks Pusak Gaoq for great suggestion)
- Preference to choose corners opacity percentage (Xperia Mini based versions only)
- Fixed some layout issues
- Moved CWM flashable zip´s to second post
- Moved Changelog to third post
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v2 (22/07/12):
- Preference to hide unwanted applications
- Preference to choose app drawer switcher icon (Default or AOSP) (thanks whalesplaho for great suggestion)
- Preference to give desktop pane indicators free space (suitable for MDPI)
- Full ICS themed preference screens (all layouts)
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v1.2 (09/07/12):
- New desktop menu centered action bar android settings button (thanks mp_ruda for great suggestion)
- New app drawer home back button (thanks me)
- Bigger MDPI menu action bar buttons (for better touch)
- Darker gradient desktop and app drawer menu action bar
- Fixed hidden missing call/message text bubble
- Fixed dock icons/folders distortions
- Center red gradient missing call/message bubble (for better white text vizualization)
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v1.1.1 (02/07/12):
- Fixed flashable file, a new file has been attached (thanks chepoz)

v1.1 (01/07/12):
- Fixed desktop landscape layout 4 columns width (thanks alness1213)
- Chineese (zh-rTW) screen preferences translations (thanks aznrogerazn)

v1 (30/06/12):
- ICS Xperia S based Home.apk (thanks Till-Kruspe)
- Added Xperia Home menu (access Home preference screen)
- Added Settings menu (access Android settings)
- ICS themed Xperia Home preferences screen (a very special thanks to ra3al for helping me)
- Preference to select between 1 to 11 home screens (panes)
- Preference to select home button action: Go to Default Home Screen or Open/Close App Drawer
- Preference to enable/disable automatic screen orientation
- Preference to enable/disable going to first pane when opening the app drawer
- Preference to choose between 9 dock background styles/colors (system default, cosmic silk, cosmic turquoise, cosmic emerald, cosmic sapphire, cosmic gold, cosmic ruby, cosmic amethyst, transparent)
- Preference to choose between 8 app drawer background styles (light gradient, dark gradient, transparent, 25% opaque, 50% opaque, 75% opaque, opaque, transparent plate)
- Preference to choose desktop screen indicators style
- Preference to enable/disable desktop screen indicators
- Preference to direct access Xperia Home and Xperia Home Preferences in android settings
- 48dip dock icons/folders
- 4x4 desktop and app drawer layout
- Portuguese brazilian and English screen preferences (thanks me)
- Russian screen preferences translations (thanks himasura)
- Indonesian screen preferences translations (thanks Black_jackss)
- German screen preferences translations (thanks switcher)
- Greek screen preferences translations (thanks T3sla)
- Serbian screen preferences translations (thanks Theonewithideas)
- Spanish screen preferences translations (thanks Svartehjerte)
- Ukrainian screen preferences translations (thanks Kobzar666)
- Hungarian screen preferences translations (thanks gyeben)
- Vietnamese screen preferences translations (thanks kulroyal)


Preferences Translations:

1. Download attached v4_Translations.zip and extract it´s contents
1. Edit arrays.xml and strings.xml with Notepad++ (portable version attached - npp.6.1.7.bin.minimalist.7z)
2. Translate ONLY BLACK VALUES (see attached images)
3. When done, post reply with translated xml´s mentioning your language (with android code if possible)

PS.: Take a look at entire changelog to see if your language has already been translated!

You will be credit in this post and preferences About screen... Thanks in advance!
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Woow dude, great job, it is awesome. I like very much the options that you have added, and the appearance! Congratulations

So I gotta question, have you added the option to resize widgets like the image that you uploaded in the another post?

Your launcher will be fantastic with that option!!

Thanks for your job. It is great!

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I started early to bother, I have problem with the size of the widgets in landscape mode, let screenshots.

is possible that they could fill the screen widgets, in landscape mode as default vercion?

I liked the changes, this problem only in landscape mode.

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So I gotta question, have you added the option to resize widgets like the image that you uploaded in the another post?

It only works on calendar widget. I think it's widget-dependent.
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I tried add the music widget and the Home show a toast: widget already added, even without another music widget.

Nice work dude, as always. We gonna see sexy Androids in our pockets.

Thanks again and again.

Edit: wait wait. The problem was caused because i already have the widget but it was hidden when i select the number of desktops to 1.
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That's great. thanks for share.
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Originally Posted by GregórioAxiaMagno

I tried add the music widget and the Home show a toast: widget already added, even without another music widget.

Edit: wait wait. The problem was caused because i already have the widget but it was hidden when i select the number of desktops to 1.

Also, the center homescreen changes as you change the number of homescreens unlike the previous versions. But not really a big issue for me.
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Seraj would like to ask a favor.

could you please modify the HomeActivity.smali on my Home.apk to have the auto-rotate function?

would appreciate it too


Home.apk
1st July 2012, 05:33 AM |#11  
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serajr, in my device, your launcher indicators overlaps any widget in the top position... in your screenshots there's no overlaping... what can i do?
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