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By gtrab, Senior Member on 21st February 2009, 08:57 AM
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SEX1cons "Q" series taskbar icons




10 MAY 09: QUICK NOTE TO LET YA ALL KNOW:
SINCE THIS TASKBAR IS BASED ON TSOWEN'S 3, IT IS ALREADY 1% INCREMENTS ENABLED, JUST ADD ETHERMIND'S NEW POWER DRIVER !!!




STANDARD "Q" series


Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 inspired SEX1cons "Q" series

WORKS & RELEASE DATES
- My second attempt building a taskbar, inspired by tsowens work, using FInixNOver tutorials and based on carneros beautiful squared icons, plus the world signal from HTCLeener and more than 15 new icons on a matching pattern

25 feb 2009: "Q" series SEX1cons Version 1.2
- Hard-coded path on CAB install script to avoid wrong installation, rebuilt shellres.192.dll, removed CDMA_RSSI_PPC.dll from package (not necessary anymore)
- Added STANDARD, NON SONY-ERICSSON version without all the Sony Ericsson stuff

23 feb 2009: "Q" series SEX1cons Version 1.1
- Added masks for bluetooth icons, streamlined CAB package, added auto-uninstall previous versions when updating (not recommened since backed-up stock icons can be overrided)

21 feb 2009: "Q" series SEX1cons Version 1.0
- Completely new, built from the ground mostly using Xperia X1 original system files from WWEnglish ROM UK R2A to avoid troublesome Diamond VGA DLLs
- List of cooked system files source:
* From Xperia X1: outres.192.dll, tapres.192.dll, tshres.192.dll, notify.dll.0409.mui, phcanOverbmp.dll, shellres.192.dll
* From other sources: HTCVolumecontrol.dll from Itje's Touch-IT project (WVGA compatible), CDMA_RSSI_PPC.dll from HTC Diamond (removed in version 1.2)

"Q" series PACKAGE CONTENTS
For both SEX1cons and STANDARD icons:
TASKBAR ICONS
- New icons (my work) for Speakers, Messages, Headsets, Romaing, Notifications, USB to PC, WiFi detection, WiFi disconnected & GPS
- GSM phone/data signal: from HTCLeener Option 1, untouched, plus some picks here and there from HTCLeener, crazylilboy & tsowen, all edited by me to match carnero's squared icons
- Battery icons: from Darklord69, untouched (10% increments due to hardware limitation; if you have a solution please share)
For SEX1cons only:
- Start icon: Sony Ericsson logo from guap - retouched by me
- Waiting Cursor: Sony Ericsson logo animated bouncing marble, packed by akp99 from fransb images, retouched & repackaged by me
- Preserved Xperia original phone canvas Over bitmaps dialer skin
- Boot screen: my work, from Xperia silver theme

INSTRUCTIONS
1- Uninstall any other taskbar or icons set first (REQUIRED or you may not be able to uninstall later)
2- Install SDKCERTS (REQUIRED or may not work properly because I signed the system files with a Private Developer SDK certificate)
3- Install HTC VolumeControl first (optional step, but must be installed first, or will override my speaker icons)
4- Copy the CAB to your phone and click it to install
5- If asked (shouldn't be), choose "install to Device", NOT "Storage card"
6- Click OK to auto-reset device

NOTICES
- Notification alarm (bell->cock) icon included on WWE version only because the container file is locale dependan; I can edit it on request
- Packed the GPS icon but I have never seen it on my Xperia X1... anybody has ??
- Xperia can only handle 10% battery increments, but 1-100% is enabled for other WinMo devices

DOWNLOADS
CAB installers:
- English ROM users: SEX1cons "Q" series version 1.2a or STD1cons "Q" series version 1.2a CAB installer
- Non English users: SEX1cons "Q" series version 1.2i or STD1cons "Q" series version 1.2i CAB installer
- Developers/cookers: ZIP package with all the source DLLs and Icons on post 3

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Attached Files
File Type: cab gtrab_SEX1cons_Q_v1.2a.cab - [Click for QR Code] (1.21 MB, 2284 views)
File Type: cab gtrab_SEX1cons_Q_v1.2i.cab - [Click for QR Code] (1.21 MB, 1530 views)
File Type: cab gtrab_STD1cons_Q_v1.2a.cab - [Click for QR Code] (892.9 KB, 1021 views)
File Type: cab gtrab_STD1cons_Q_v1.2i.cab - [Click for QR Code] (886.8 KB, 838 views)
 
 
21st February 2009, 08:58 AM |#2  
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Separate components / more stuff
SEPARATE COMPONENTS / OTHER COMPONENTS
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  • GREEN Sony Ericsson START + WAIT (bouncing) ONLY
All other icons will keep stock. Go here to akp99's thread
  • MORE Sony Ericsson logo+Wait cursor-only skins
This one's thanks to alias_neo: Download link in post 53, page 6
And this is Guap's version: in this thread
  • notify.dll.013.mui DUTCH file (notification alarm icon)
Download "notify.dll.0413.mui.zip" at post footer



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21st February 2009, 08:59 AM |#3  
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Bugs and fixes:

- If the WWEnglish version is accidentaly installed into a non-english device, some notifications may change to english
- If the instalation instructions are not followed in the correct order (install sdkcerts first & remove any previous taskbar or icons set), this app may or may not work properly; some icons may not display and/or a clean uninstall will not be possible -> the only way to restore stock icons would be to install another icons set or to hard reset. This rule applies to ANY icons set or taskbar from ANY developer... Murphy rulez...
- If HTC VolumeControl is installed AFTER SEX1cons, speaker icons will return to the stock ones (unless using a tweaked VolumeControl CAB with speaker icons)

DOWNLOADS:
Developers/cookers package with all thee icons and DLL files plus list of used apps and detailed information
Attached Files
File Type: zip gtrab_Qseries_DLL-ICO_pack.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.55 MB, 450 views)
21st February 2009, 09:23 AM |#4  
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Nice job Gtrab! Had too much time on your hands? A rebuilt must've taken ages!
21st February 2009, 09:57 AM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelusz

Nice job Gtrab! Had too much time on your hands? A rebuilt must've taken ages!

You bet buddy
I had to read a lot, mostly from FInixNOver's great tutorial, then I
extract the proper files from UK ROM (KovskyKitchen) and unsigned, edited, repacked and signed every DLL, merging all the resources one by one, but it was worth the time: I have learned a lot and I am very proud of the final product, whatsmore, I even learned how to make some new icons of my own

Here's what I used:
- WinCE CAB manager (trial version) to pack/unpack CABs
- baniczek's "UnSigner" to unsign each DLL
- "ResHack" from Angusj and "PE Explorer" (trial version) to unpack DLLs, extract resources and icons, replace and edit resources and repack
- "IcoFX" to edit, merge and create new icons ("GIMP" is great too)
- MS "Paint" and MS Office "Picture manager"
- adexxx's "Siggner" to re-sign the edited and repacked DLLs
- WinCE CAB manager again to build the new CABs
- Lots of trial and error testing

Now I really need to go to sleep, hope all of you enjoy this skin, and please feel free to use/edit/mod any icon or DLL: I even prepared a developers pack with all the source files to share
21st February 2009, 10:35 AM |#6  
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gtrab my respect, very nice work !! was looking foreward to this...

I installed it and it looks very good, thanks for the great work
21st February 2009, 10:53 AM |#7  
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"PS 2: I packed my GPS icon, but I have never seen it on my Xperia X1... anybody has ??"
When do you think it's supposed to appear? I've lounched IGO8, and with full GPSsignal, I minimise d the program. There was no icon. Tried with VisualGPSce: same result.

Now get some rest man, you deserve it! Well done!
21st February 2009, 11:14 AM |#8  
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@gtrab

Yes, very interesting work - thanks

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"PS 2: I packed my GPS icon, but I have never seen it on my Xperia X1... anybody has ??"

Yes ... because I live/work mostly in areas of marginal GSM signal, the phone signal icon (bars) sometimes drops in and out when the received signal varies in strength.

During this "wavering", the GPS icon displays briefly instead of the phone bar icon

Fact, but ...
21st February 2009, 11:28 AM |#9  
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thax, this is great job.

HATS OFF FOR YOU.

thanx for ironing out the bugs.
21st February 2009, 11:41 AM |#10  
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a very nice work, as old thread become a mess

I plan to contribute with a black and white version soon (except for the start logo obviously )
21st February 2009, 05:57 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by ianl8888

@gtrab...
Yes ... because I live/work mostly in areas of marginal GSM signal, the phone signal icon (bars) sometimes drops in and out when the received signal varies in strength.
During this "wavering", the GPS icon displays briefly instead of the phone bar icon

Can you please report if my icon displays ??
And if it does, displays properly ??
I've had no way to test it since I can't figure out how to make it pop up
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