Most of the credit goes to [email protected]$ for initiating the graphics of this skin. I just added some finishing touches.
Update August 3, 2008: Vx.04 and Vx.34 WhiteGreen and BlackGreen dialers have now been finally updated with the new call history, back arrows, and darkened Progress Screen to match the rest of the series. There is also a new Green indialer screen courtesy of Bluemetalaxe (with his permission of course). Big Thanks to Bluemetalaxe for his permission.
Update July 25,2008: Vx.14, Vx.24, Vx.44, Vx.54 White and Black Dialers now with more darkened progress screen and more contrast with the grid along with the previous revised graphics. This should match more of the Diamond themes out there. See below.
NEW VERSION OUT SEE BELOW
Versions Vx.6 and Vx.7 has a black or white dialskin with a carbonfiber look/gray background. See post #8 and 9.
We put in a lot of work on this. Feel free to modify the graphics for your own use. If you would like to share your modified work, then post it on this thread. If you want to use it outside of this thread (ie custom ROM, own dialer thread, etc.) I would appreciate if you ask us first.
For those who want the diamond look for a dialer but have not had success with other dialers due to lack of smartdialing, bugs, or 911 compatibility issues, we have created Black and White style Diamond dialer skins for Touch layout dialers. It was written for Touch dialers that time tested for their stability and compatibilty. These are only a skin for the dialer and should not affect 911, smartdial, redial, ##*# functions, etc.
I have decided to start a new thread since the old one contains so many post of bugs and failures. I have redid all the cabs and they have all tested well so far. I can update the thread better than [email protected]$ right now, so he has given me permission to start a new thread. Old thread is here:
These dialers are written for and tested on 3 different types of Touch dialers:
V2: CDMA Titan phone w/ BigButton Dialer or BlueFrog_Touch Dialer installed. These will install into the \Phoneskin folder.
V3: All other CDMA Touch dialer layout (all Touch phones). Make sure on the Progress In Call page, there is a separate Call and End buttons, before you pick this version. Some GSM phone with this type of Progress In call page will work with this as well. See second image of this post. These will install into the \windows folder.
V4: GSM Phones with HTC Dialer.cab or Wizard_reTouched_Dialer.cab installed. Make sure on your Progress In call page, that there is an End button that turns into a Call button after you hang up, before you pick this version. See third image of this post. If you have a separate Call Button and End Button on the Progress In call page at the same time, then use Version V3 (see above). These will also install onto \windows.
If you have these type of phones but they don't install in these directories, please post your phone and where the graphic files are suppose to go.
Caveat: These dialers disables the "text" on the progress (during call) page. The disadvantage of using icons instead of text here is that some of the buttons change state after you hang up. There are two instances: On the touch dialers (non-titan), the Speakerphone button becomes the Call History button after you hang up. On the titan with Big Button/BlueFrog dialer installed, in addition to this, the mute button becomes a save button if the number you justtalked to is not on your contact list. On this dialer, the icons will not reflect this change. Thus, although the function of the buttons will change after you hang up, visually the icon will not reflect this. There is no way around this. If this bothers you, don't use this skin!(Or you can use Tom108 modification linked at the end of this post which doesn't have icons on the progress page)
Installation: Make sure you have a Touch style dialer such as stock Touch dialer, HTC Dialer.cab I inlcuded below (for GSM only), or Mogul Big Button dialer (or one of its variant like the BlueFrog dialer i included on this post). Download the correct verison of the cab for the dialer skin you want. If after the cab install it doesn't ask you to soft reset, then it is highly recommended that you use a software soft reset instead of the button on your device. I have included a SmartUtilities cab below that will install a software soft reset (just go to Start->Program->Soft Reset..a German pop up will appear, select the left button to soft reset). The alternative is to wait about 5 or longer minutes before doing a soft reset, but even then it is not guaranteed the registry will stick.
Uninstall: If you have a stock Touch dialer like Sprint Touch or Touch dialer built into your ROM, when you uninstall, it should revert you back to your old default skin. For titan user with Big Button or GSM user with HTC Dialer or wizrd_reTouched dialers installed, when you do an uninstall, your default images will be lost. To recover, reinstall your dialer cab (Big Button, BlueFrog, HTC Dialer, etc.). If the text on the Progress screen doesn't reappear, try looking here:
Text labels still appearing on the progress screen after install? see:
Diamond Dialer v2.0 (CDMA / Non Touch)
by [email protected]$ and Superflysocal at Forum.xda-developers.com
!Warning! Use this Dialer at your own risk.
I am not liable for any damages what so ever
if you chose to install this dialer.
If you post this dialer on any other thread / forum
please mention me and forum xda as credited sources.
Please make sure you download the right version for your phone/dialer (see above).
They can be found on the posts that follows (2-6).
I have also included on this first post a copy of BlueFrog Dialer cab (the latest variant of Mogull Big Button Dialer by Paul Hammond) which is required for CDMA Titan phones only, as well as a copy of the HTC Touch Dialer which is for non-Touch GSM PHONES ONLY. CDMA and GSM Touch phones with stock touch dialers should work without any additional cabs. If you have a phone with a custom dialer cooked into a custom ROM, then it will probably work, but it depends on the layout of your progress in-call screen. Read the versions explanantion above for details.
Others have contributed by making some modifications that suits their needs. I will post their links here:
Jaime's Blue Diamond Dialer:
smittyofdhs's modified Progress screen graphics:
[email protected]$ other progress screens:
Tom108 GreenWhite Dialer with no icons on Progress Screen:
Slick Diamond Bluish Dialskin by Slikkie
More to come...