[App] Tweaked Xperia S Home Launcher (Dock and/or Corners) for MDPI - v7.0, 10/06/12

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serajr

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Here is my Xperia Home SEVENTH version for Xperia HVGA (MDPI) devices. It was ripped from Xperia S.

The original version is: com.sonyericsson.home - 2.2.A.0.14, see img:

v5_1_home_versao.png



This mod since v6.0 was officialy baptized as MOAL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26003975&postcount=467

I have made some tweaks like:

v7.0 (10/06/12):
- 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 6 corners opacity percentages
- New dock glow animation (when closing app drawer)
- No more need to restart after toggle some preference, just once when closing preference main screen
- Fixed ICS restart problem (no preference changed)
- Versions with default stock desktop row height (all stock widgets compatible)
- Versions with less desktop row height (some GB stock widgets won´t fit properly) and free screen indicators space
- Ukrainian screen preferences translations (thanks Kobzar666)
- Fixed some layout issues
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v6.0 (25/05/12):
- New and improved preference screen with icons and separeted categories
- 4x4 desktop layout for all versions
- 4x3 (v5.1 layout with icon/folder titles) desktop layout for dock and dock with top corners
- Choose between 8 app drawer background styles (light gradient, dark gradient, transparent, 25% opaque, 50% opaque, 75% opaque, opaque, transparent plate)
- Choose desktop screen indicators style
- Preference to direct access Xperia Home and Xperia Home Preferences in android settings
- Fixed some layout issues
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v5.1 (01/05/12):
- 3 desktop rows layout for Dock and Dock_TopCorners versions
- Home restarts now will be for each preference (if needed)
- Enable/disable desktop screen indicators
- Dock icons with labels (single line)
- Fixed widgets layout sizes in landscape
- ICS Square folder
- Fixed desktop icons labels alignment
- Hungarian screen preferences translations (thanks gyeben)
- Vietnamese screen preferences translations (thanks kulroyal)
- Fixed some Russian screen preferences translations (thanks himasura)
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v5 (27/04/12):
- New Xperia Home preferences screen (a very special thanks to ra3al for helping me)
- New dialog "Xperia Home" item to start preferences screen
- New menu "Xperia Home" item to start preferences screen
- Select between 1 to 11 home screens (panes)
- Enable/disable wallpaper scrolling
- Select home button action: Go to Default Home Screen or Open/Close App Drawer
- Enable/disable automatic screen orientation
- Enable/disable going to first pane when opening the app drawer
- Fixed fourth "Dock with Top Corners" row to receive icons/widgets in all cells
- 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)
- Portuguese brazilian and English screen preferences translations (thanks me);)
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v4.1 (23/03/12):
- 18 new dock / corner / portrait (static) / sensor (auto-rotation) combination versions
- Fixed all reported issues from v4 and more
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v4 (17/03/12):
- New Xperia S based Home ported from scratch to MPDI (480x320)
- Round ICS style folder
- Black expanded folder background
- Multiline icons labels on desktop and folders
- Blurry or transparent dock
- 3 (3H), 5 (5H) or 7 (7H) home screens
- New attachments
- New screenshots

v3 rev. 1 (17/01/12):
- New flashable install option (CWM)
- New attachments

v3 (17/01/12):
- Versions with 5 (5H) and 3 (3H) Home Screens
- New App Drawer with Fading Dividers (Portrait and Landscape)
- New Black Transparent Gradient App Drawer Background )Top Alpha 0 to Bottom Alpha 175)
- Original (Stock) Desktop/App Drawer Animations
- New White Transparent Icon Highlight

v2 (18/12/11):
- New Square and Transparent Folder Style (Like Square ICS Folder)
- Full Alpha 150 Background for App Drawer
- Full Alpha 100 Background for Expanded Corners and Folders
- New App Drawer/Desktop Zoom Animations

v1 (04/12/11):
- Transparent 4x4 App Drawer (Portrait and Landscape)
- Semi Transparent Corners (Alpha 100)
- Transparent Background for Expanded Corners
- Transparent Background for Opened Folders
- Multiline Icons Labels on Desktop (Portrait) and Folders


Stock 4 Rows Height Screenshots:

v7_dock_stock_01.png
v7_dock_stock_03.png
v7_dock_stock_02.png


v7_dock_top_stock_01.png
v7_dock_top_stock_03.png
v7_dock_top_stock_02.png


v7_corners_stock_01.png
v7_corners_stock_03.png
v7_corners_stock_02.png



Less 4 Rows Height Screenshots:

v7_dock_less_01.png
v7_dock_less_03.png
v7_dock_less_02.png


v7_dock_top_less_01.png
v7_dock_top_less_03.png
v7_dock_top_less_02.png



Application Drawer Screenshots:

v6_08.png
v6_07.png


v6_09.png
v6_10.png



Preferences Screenshots:

pref_1.png
pref_2.png
pref_3.png



Instructions for manual installation on Xperia MDPI devices:

Before you install it, you must check for two system dependencies, see imgs:

Dep_1.jpg
and
Dep_2.jpg


If you are running the GB 2.3.4 firmware or ICS you should have these files.

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 choosen attached apk (v7_???_Home.apk) and put it on your sdcard.
2 - Rename it to Home.apk
3 - Download attached v7_HomePreferences.apk and put it on your sdcard.
4 - Rename it to HomePreferences.apk
5 - Using Root Explorer copy both files to /system/ (mount /system as R/W)
6 - Change both files permissions to rw-r--r-- like img:

v5_1_permissoes.png


7 - Long press on Home.apk and select Move
8 - Paste Home.apk on /system/app/ and replace original apk
9 - Long press on HomePreferences.apk and select Move
10 - Paste HomePreferences.apk on /system/app/
11 - Reboot you phone

Important (after reboot)

12 - 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 and HomePreferences.apk work together and they should be in the /system folder!!

Or simple create a flashable .zip with choosen apk version and flash it on recovery with CWM !

To create your own flashable .zip:

1 - Download attached v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip
2 - Download choosen attached apk (v7_???_Home.apk) and put it on your computer
2 - Rename it to Home.apk
3 - Open v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip with WinRAR and go to \system\app\ folder
4 - Drag Home.apk from your computer and drop it on \system\app\ WinRAR folder
5 - Close v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip file
6 - Ok (rename it if you want)


To do:
- Vietnamese translations
- Hungarian translations
- Chineese translations
- HDPI versions


If you like, press thanks... :cool:
 

Attachments

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  • v7_HomePreferences.apk
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  • v7_HVGA_Corners_(StockRowHeight)_Home.apk
    1.4 MB · Views: 5,098
  • v7_HVGA_Dock_(LessRowHeight)_(IndicatorsSpace)_(NoDockLabels)_Home.apk
    1.4 MB · Views: 3,182
  • v7_HVGA_Dock_(StockRowHeight)_(NoIndicatorsSpace)_(NoDockLabels)_Home.apk
    1.4 MB · Views: 3,547
  • v7_HVGA_Dock_TopCorners_(LessRowHeight)_(IndicatorsSpace)_(NoDockLabels)_Home.apk
    1.4 MB · Views: 2,371
  • v7_HVGA_Dock_TopCorners_(StockRowHeight)_(NoIndicatorsSpace)_(NoDockLabels)_Home.apk
    1.4 MB · Views: 2,743
  • v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip
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pckeung

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SK17i can install and run, but the draw still 3X4 not 4X4. The top and bottom line disappear and all icon go upper, and then the fourth line is blank.
 

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krizky82

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SK17i can install and run, but the draw still 3X4 not 4X4. The top and bottom line disappear and all icon go upper, and then the fourth line is blank.

go to settings --> Application settings --> manage applications --> all --> sony ericsson home --> clear data... (you must rearrange your widget)
it works :D

love it... I have a lot of apps installed, this is really helps thanks...
 

bramprasetyo

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wooow... its work on Live Walkman too... Nice...:)
but, how to put back the black transparant background on app drawer?
 
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djarnop

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Telephone restarting, installed reboot succes, now this one gonna check in a minute :)

Togehter with 1.9GHz stable clock on mini pro :D

---------- Post added at 07:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:15 PM ----------

If you have some "com.sonyericsson.home" installed, you must uninstall it.

lol oversaw that part xD reflash time loool
 
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James1716

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can u make the apptray be slide loop?

sorry for my poor english, i mean i have 10 pages app installed, when i slide to the page 10 i wanna the page 1 will be slide next, don't need slide back.

sorry, do you know what i said?
 

kiwi0033

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Something like that but with no transparent or more blurry background ;) Apps will be more visible on colorfull wallpaper :)

@UP
Your home.apk bootloop my phone, You do something wrong while editing apk.
 
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bramprasetyo

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Something like that but with no transparent or more blurry background ;) Apps will be more visible on colorfull wallpaper :)

@UP
Your home.apk bootloop my phone, You do something wrong while editing apk.

bootloop? its work fine on my phone.. what phone are you using?
i only replace the .png background

try this:
1. change your home launcher with other ( to avoid force close or bootloop, perhaps :confused: )
2. using root explorer, delete home.apk in system/app (back up the original first)
3. copy home.apk (mod) to system/app. change permission to rw-r--r-- or same as other .apk in that folder
4. reboot

i try it more than 5 times, never get bootloop.. :)

how about this one? im not good in photoshop :(

screenshot201112091125.png


click here
 
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kiwi0033

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This one look nice :) I dont know what's wrong, I do it correctly like you said:)

EDIT: Where is apk to download? :p

Sent from my SK17i using Tapatalk
 
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bramprasetyo

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This one look nice :) I dont know what's wrong, I do it correctly like you said:)

EDIT: Where is apk to download? :p

Sent from my SK17i using Tapatalk

sorry.... my fault :D

link added..:)

if its still in 3x4, try this:
go to settings --> Application settings --> manage applications --> all --> sony ericsson home --> clear data... (you must rearrange your widget)
it works :D

love it... I have a lot of apps installed, this is really helps thanks...
 
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serajr

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bootloop? its work fine on my phone.. what phone are you using?
i only replace the .png background

try this:
1. change your home launcher with other ( to avoid force close or bootloop, perhaps :confused: )
2. using root explorer, delete home.apk in system/app (back up the original first)
3. copy home.apk (mod) to system/app. change permission to rw-r--r-- or same as other .apk in that folder
4. reboot

i try it more than 5 times, never get bootloop.. :)

how about this one? im not good in photoshop :(

screenshot201112091125.png


click here
Thanks for support.

I will release v2 soon with several tweaks, and blurry background is one of them. Thanks again.
 

Theonewithideas

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I replaced the Home.apk with your, and now it wont open.

I don't know what I did wrong, I used it before, but I had to reflash my phone, and now, this happens.

Basically, I can't access any app, since app drawer is down.

What should I do now?
Something with ADB?
 

XperianPro

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I replaced the Home.apk with your, and now it wont open.

I don't know what I did wrong, I used it before, but I had to reflash my phone, and now, this happens.

Basically, I can't access any app, since app drawer is down.

What should I do now?
Something with ADB?

Download golauncher your example on your pc,then boot to CWM or boot phone if it goes beyond bootanimation and type this in "adb install "(folder in file is located)/"go launcher name".apk"
 

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    Here is my Xperia Home SEVENTH version for Xperia HVGA (MDPI) devices. It was ripped from Xperia S.

    The original version is: com.sonyericsson.home - 2.2.A.0.14, see img:

    v5_1_home_versao.png



    This mod since v6.0 was officialy baptized as MOAL: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=26003975&postcount=467

    I have made some tweaks like:

    v7.0 (10/06/12):
    - 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 6 corners opacity percentages
    - New dock glow animation (when closing app drawer)
    - No more need to restart after toggle some preference, just once when closing preference main screen
    - Fixed ICS restart problem (no preference changed)
    - Versions with default stock desktop row height (all stock widgets compatible)
    - Versions with less desktop row height (some GB stock widgets won´t fit properly) and free screen indicators space
    - Ukrainian screen preferences translations (thanks Kobzar666)
    - Fixed some layout issues
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v6.0 (25/05/12):
    - New and improved preference screen with icons and separeted categories
    - 4x4 desktop layout for all versions
    - 4x3 (v5.1 layout with icon/folder titles) desktop layout for dock and dock with top corners
    - Choose between 8 app drawer background styles (light gradient, dark gradient, transparent, 25% opaque, 50% opaque, 75% opaque, opaque, transparent plate)
    - Choose desktop screen indicators style
    - Preference to direct access Xperia Home and Xperia Home Preferences in android settings
    - Fixed some layout issues
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v5.1 (01/05/12):
    - 3 desktop rows layout for Dock and Dock_TopCorners versions
    - Home restarts now will be for each preference (if needed)
    - Enable/disable desktop screen indicators
    - Dock icons with labels (single line)
    - Fixed widgets layout sizes in landscape
    - ICS Square folder
    - Fixed desktop icons labels alignment
    - Hungarian screen preferences translations (thanks gyeben)
    - Vietnamese screen preferences translations (thanks kulroyal)
    - Fixed some Russian screen preferences translations (thanks himasura)
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v5 (27/04/12):
    - New Xperia Home preferences screen (a very special thanks to ra3al for helping me)
    - New dialog "Xperia Home" item to start preferences screen
    - New menu "Xperia Home" item to start preferences screen
    - Select between 1 to 11 home screens (panes)
    - Enable/disable wallpaper scrolling
    - Select home button action: Go to Default Home Screen or Open/Close App Drawer
    - Enable/disable automatic screen orientation
    - Enable/disable going to first pane when opening the app drawer
    - Fixed fourth "Dock with Top Corners" row to receive icons/widgets in all cells
    - 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)
    - Portuguese brazilian and English screen preferences translations (thanks me);)
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v4.1 (23/03/12):
    - 18 new dock / corner / portrait (static) / sensor (auto-rotation) combination versions
    - Fixed all reported issues from v4 and more
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v4 (17/03/12):
    - New Xperia S based Home ported from scratch to MPDI (480x320)
    - Round ICS style folder
    - Black expanded folder background
    - Multiline icons labels on desktop and folders
    - Blurry or transparent dock
    - 3 (3H), 5 (5H) or 7 (7H) home screens
    - New attachments
    - New screenshots

    v3 rev. 1 (17/01/12):
    - New flashable install option (CWM)
    - New attachments

    v3 (17/01/12):
    - Versions with 5 (5H) and 3 (3H) Home Screens
    - New App Drawer with Fading Dividers (Portrait and Landscape)
    - New Black Transparent Gradient App Drawer Background )Top Alpha 0 to Bottom Alpha 175)
    - Original (Stock) Desktop/App Drawer Animations
    - New White Transparent Icon Highlight

    v2 (18/12/11):
    - New Square and Transparent Folder Style (Like Square ICS Folder)
    - Full Alpha 150 Background for App Drawer
    - Full Alpha 100 Background for Expanded Corners and Folders
    - New App Drawer/Desktop Zoom Animations

    v1 (04/12/11):
    - Transparent 4x4 App Drawer (Portrait and Landscape)
    - Semi Transparent Corners (Alpha 100)
    - Transparent Background for Expanded Corners
    - Transparent Background for Opened Folders
    - Multiline Icons Labels on Desktop (Portrait) and Folders


    Stock 4 Rows Height Screenshots:

    v7_dock_stock_01.png
    v7_dock_stock_03.png
    v7_dock_stock_02.png


    v7_dock_top_stock_01.png
    v7_dock_top_stock_03.png
    v7_dock_top_stock_02.png


    v7_corners_stock_01.png
    v7_corners_stock_03.png
    v7_corners_stock_02.png



    Less 4 Rows Height Screenshots:

    v7_dock_less_01.png
    v7_dock_less_03.png
    v7_dock_less_02.png


    v7_dock_top_less_01.png
    v7_dock_top_less_03.png
    v7_dock_top_less_02.png



    Application Drawer Screenshots:

    v6_08.png
    v6_07.png


    v6_09.png
    v6_10.png



    Preferences Screenshots:

    pref_1.png
    pref_2.png
    pref_3.png



    Instructions for manual installation on Xperia MDPI devices:

    Before you install it, you must check for two system dependencies, see imgs:

    Dep_1.jpg
    and
    Dep_2.jpg


    If you are running the GB 2.3.4 firmware or ICS you should have these files.

    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 choosen attached apk (v7_???_Home.apk) and put it on your sdcard.
    2 - Rename it to Home.apk
    3 - Download attached v7_HomePreferences.apk and put it on your sdcard.
    4 - Rename it to HomePreferences.apk
    5 - Using Root Explorer copy both files to /system/ (mount /system as R/W)
    6 - Change both files permissions to rw-r--r-- like img:

    v5_1_permissoes.png


    7 - Long press on Home.apk and select Move
    8 - Paste Home.apk on /system/app/ and replace original apk
    9 - Long press on HomePreferences.apk and select Move
    10 - Paste HomePreferences.apk on /system/app/
    11 - Reboot you phone

    Important (after reboot)

    12 - 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 and HomePreferences.apk work together and they should be in the /system folder!!

    Or simple create a flashable .zip with choosen apk version and flash it on recovery with CWM !

    To create your own flashable .zip:

    1 - Download attached v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip
    2 - Download choosen attached apk (v7_???_Home.apk) and put it on your computer
    2 - Rename it to Home.apk
    3 - Open v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip with WinRAR and go to \system\app\ folder
    4 - Drag Home.apk from your computer and drop it on \system\app\ WinRAR folder
    5 - Close v7_(Place_Home.apk_Here_Before_Flash)_Update.zip file
    6 - Ok (rename it if you want)


    To do:
    - Vietnamese translations
    - Hungarian translations
    - Chineese translations
    - HDPI versions


    If you like, press thanks... :cool:
    16
    Hi everybody, here´s some v8 news:

    - ICS Xperia S based Home.apk (thanks Till-Kruspe)
    - ICS themed HomePreferences.apk
    - Screen indicators free space (to prevent overlaps)
    - Dock icons/folders reflections
    - 95.0dip desktop rows height
    - Xperia Home menu shortcut
    - Settings menu shortcut
    - 4 rows app drawer (landscape without labels)
    - Multiline icons/folders labels (two lines limited)

    THIS IS JUST FOR ICS 4.0.4 FW .431

    If you wanna test it, get three attached apk´s and push them to /system with proper permissions (see how on first post)
    This test Home.apk is auto-rotate by default, and preferences are not working (read-only).

    Rename them before push to /system to:

    Home.apk
    HomeAdd.apk
    HomePreferences.apk

    Please, report me if any issue is found! Suggestions are wellcome.
    Thanks...
    13
    Thanks everyone here supporting this thread, you´re amazing! ;)

    Well, v8 is about to be released with great news, and major one is new ics xperia s home (thanks Till-Kruspe). Not all preferences from gb will be in this release, but in future revisions I will put all of them. So, just wait a day!

    See you soon...
    11
    v1 news:

    - A new thread (versions 1) will be released this weekend with ICS Xperia S Home based launcher
    - All working preferences from v7
    - Fixed all layout issues (portrait and landscape)
    - 100dip stock default row height (no more widgets size issues)
    - Landscape app drawer icons with labels in the right (icon + label)
    - Dock icons/folders with same 48dip size as desktop and app drawer icons (no more distortions)

    I´d like to thank everyone here supporting this mod. Well, I hope you like. See you very soon on new thread !!! ;)
    10
    First sorry for delay... Thanks for everyone here supporting me, you´re cool!

    Well, v7 news:

    - Home will not restart anymore after changing a preference (yes, I remembered you ;))
    - Dock Background Color preference rethought to the match the exact colors of the Cosmic Flow live wallpaper (I´ve decompiled it to get color codes), default grey blur and transparent

    I´m just finishing to compile all versions and soon v7 will be released, so, wait just a few days.

    See some new screenshots, I hope you like them... see you soon my friends !!