Update: Metro Transformation Pack for Windows Mobile 6.5.3

I’m still working on it, don’t worry.
Learning some CSS\HTML for a while, but learning the stuff that pertains to IE6\PIE4 is harder than I thought.
Latest updates to the pack: SMS\MMS theme.
Titanium mod (possible) to turn it into Tiles.
Dynamic background for notifications on lock screen (May require another small app to watch notifications and change different images accordingly.)
I’ll be slowly moving my blog over to the new blog (Pizzaboy192.com/blog) when I fix the bugs that i’ve found.
(cannot access or upload files. May be only text based with files uploaded off-blog)
So far, I have a 30% complete lockscreen, a 10% complete titanium mod, and a 15% complete SMS theme. There are some finishing touches that I need to make to get the WM theme to 100%, but that won’t be released for a while.
I can release the lockscreen if anyone is willing to test it. It’s only one layer deep patched. I need to add in some new sliders for phone call and in-phone. Need to fix a bug where notifications show up under the clock. Also need to add a ‘silence call’ slider so it will ‘ring’ on the other end, but not in your pocket.
Need to work on the idea of a notification hook application to create images on the fly for notifications, or to hook the numbering from the notification sliders to the images on the background. they’ll both be harder than anything i’ve done yet, so any other dev’s help is greatly appreciated.

I’m working M\W\F now that school is out, but I will have time after work to work on this. I’ll try to put in about a half hour a day to get it somewhere by the end of the summer (and in the process learn plenty of XML, WM, CSS, HTML, and whatever else MS used to theme these phones)

That’s it for now.


Project: WM6.5.3 Metro Theme

Got hooked on the WP7 Metro-ness of it’s layout.
Started working on a theme over Easter break.
Use MyMetroLock from XDA As a base, adding in a Landscape skin right now, then building a theme for it to finalize the whole setup into one nifty .cab file.
Progress is slow… but it is progress.
I plan by the end of the summer to have the whole thing complete.
But… Now for sleep.


UBERBETA: LG Fathom Arcsoft Remover

Just an FYI: There’s a new version out. This one is again, a very big beta release. It’s main features are that you don’t need to kill Transport.exe while installing, and that it puts a “Text” icon in your start menu. Hopefully it works. I’ve also released a fix to those using the V1 patcher. it gives you your text icon so that you can still use SMS\MMS again.

It’s available on my new download’s page.

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Short: Free up more LG Fathom ram.

This is a really short one, with a catch. If you don’t use the screen-reader application, you can kill a whole process from running.

1: load up your registry editor for your phone.

2: search for VUIEventMonitor.exe (Note: The two\three keys I found were under HKLM\System\Notifications\VoiceUI.* (* meaning something else)

You can either remove these keys, or just change the data in them.

Then remove the VuiEventMonitor.exe file from \\Windows\StartUp\ and you have gained another process slot and about 5-15mb of phone ram.



Short: LG Fathom AutoRotate app hack

Well… not a hack as much as a Reg edit.
If you’ve used PocketIE on your Fathom, you’ve noticed that when you have the phone in portrait and then tip it to landscape without the keyboard open, the screen goes to landscape anyways.
Wanna have other Apps do that? (Or want to turn off that on some applications like PocketIE?)

Read on.

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More to come: LG Fathom tweaks\upgrades\mods

I’ve noticed that some of the most popular posts here so far are the ones considering both my Palm Conduit and Outlook mods, and my mods and tweaks for the LG Fathom. I’m not suprised, but I am going to let you people know that there is more to come. I’ve started digging thru the device registry and will document some new features and tweaks that I’ve found.
Things like: Force application rotation.
Free up more ram than before (I’ve got 90MB free usually)
remove those dumb Verizon bundled payware apps (CityID, “Visual Voice Mail” “Mobile Email” “Mobile IM”) and get more storage.

As always, if you feel that any of those tweaks are worth it, let me know and I’ll try to get the posts out quicker. If you can, please donate, I’m a poor college student and money is always appreciated.

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