Retired Recognized Developer
- Nov 26, 2008
While very cool, HTC Sense can be pretty limiting in the way of user customization. Co0kie’s Home Tab (CHT) is a modification for Sense 2.5 that completely replaces the existing home tab and brings lots of new features and customization options.
Please read all the instructions and user manual carefully before posting questions.
Everything you need to know is in the first few posts of this thread:
Post 1: Introduction, news, download
Post 2: Important notes
Post 3: FAQ, troubleshooting, known issues and fixes
Post 4: Addon widgets and other downloads
Post 5: Tehnical reference
Post 6: Development resources
Thanks to MichelDiamond for way too many things to actually list, but here are some: chtstate that gives CHT access to system states and notifications, chttask that makes the tasks widget possible, the simply amazing CHTScheduler and his great all around support.
Thanks to johncmolyneux for his creating CHTEditor, and thanks to the guys currently helping me maintain CHTEditor: MichelDiamond, CLHatch, Tumys.
Thanks to Tumys for making the HVGA port of CHT.
Thanks to santod040 for his great graphics work and awesome support.
Thanks to JMHL for JMLToday - parts of which are used in CHT.
Thanks to Kisja & amarullz for their original work on the Manila Locker.
Thanks to CLHatch and dafunk2 for their graphics.
Thanks to CHT beta team (in alphabetical order): 12aon, CLHatch, caliban2, dafunk2, madindehead, Mariad, MaxCF, MichelDiamond, mike2nl, mkucuksari, mwalt2, myslee_ovi, santod040, Steve0007
Thanks to all the members of the CHT Development feedback group.
Thanks to everyone in the CHTS Beta Group.
About v2.0.0 Final:
CHT version v2.0.0 bring major changes. Most of the mod has been rewritten from the ground up, every line of code has been looked over and optimized for speed. Lots of new features have also been added along with an addon widget framework. Generally the mod is more configurable than ever.
You must uninstall any previous version of CHT and soft reset before installing this one.
If CHT was cooked into your custom ROM, install over the cooked version.
A new version of CHTEditor is also available: CHTEditor v184.108.40.206 final - you must use the final version of CHTEditor with CHT 2.0 final.
There is no backward compatiblity with versions 1.x.x, so you can't import old CHTE 1.x settings files.
But you can import saved files from 2.0 beta into 2.0 final. Similarly, future versions will be compatile going forward, so you will be able to import your 2.0.0 settings into any 2.x.x version.
If you're upgrading from v2.0 beta, read this post.
Here are the highlights of what's new in v2.0.0. A full list of changes is very quite large and you should read the user manual to find out all that's possible.
These are just highlights, but I know you'll discover the details by reading the manual and of course while exploring the home tab itself
- left/right sliding pages confgurable from 1 to 7 pages (separately configurable for portrait, landscape and lockscreen)
- redesidned softkey area, bottom menu and tab slider (tap and hold the slider button, don't just tap and release)
- quick links can be configured in any row by column layout
- new links that are can be freely moved anywhere on the screen (free links - add from popup menu)
- free links have a slide-to-launch feature on the lockscreen
- more widgets: email, sms, RSS, weather, clocks (digital, flip and analog)
- widgets can be pinned into place and some can be freely resized
- addon widget framework: widgets can be made by anyone and installed as an addon cab
Requirements and Compatibility:
Manila (Sense) 2.5 on a WVGA or VGA device is required. For HVGA an additional port cab needs to be installed - see this thread.
While the mod will run on any OS version, the CHT lockscreen that comes with the base cab requires Windows Mobile 6.5 or higher to work. For WM6.1 see the CHT lockscreen alternative addon cab below.
Starting with v1.8.5 .Net 3.5 is also required. You can download it here.
The mod is not compatible with other larger Manila mods (like MaxManila or MaxSense). Smaller home tab mods (like transparency) and mods that don't affect the home tab are fine.
CHT has built in wallpaper controls so bg4all mods or the hq wallpaper patch are no longer compatible (they are built in).
Manila 2.5 subversion compatibility is as follows:
2.5.1920, 2.5.1921, 2.5.1922, 2.5.2011, 2.5.2012, 2.5.2013, 2.5.2014, 2.5.2015, 2.5.2016, 2.5.2017, 2.5.2018, 2.5.2019
Nothing for now.
To check your Manila version: go to the settings tab in Sense, scroll down, select "About phone", and then "Software Information".
(If those options aren't available on your settings tab that means you have a Sense version that is older than 2.5.)
If you have any problems with this mod please report your full Manila version (e.g. 2.5.xxxxxxxx), the device and ROM you are using.
Samsung Omnia II compatibility: The Omnia II has a ported version of HTC Sense available. Because of the Sense port, CHT is only partially compatible with this device: edit mode will not work.
Download the cab and run it on your device.
If you have a problem installing it, try turning off Sense (All Settings -> Today), installing the cab and then turning Sense back on.
The base cab contains only the English languages. If your device uses a different language you will need to also install the CHT language pack found below.
If you are running WM6.1 and wish to use the lockscreen feature of CHT, you will need to install the WM6.1 lockscreen addon cab, also found below.
The language pack currently (revision 3) contains the following languages:
Arabic, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Hebrew.
Thanks to the translators: saleemhd, BoneMo, harfot, Bonito77, Saugbaer, jolas, jibotella, L_o_k_i, p34cdc2, tuniel, nike2nl, Jack_Surfer, daguigto, kane159, Som30ne.