2013/12/30

[Tutorial] Customize UCCW Skin color/ hotspots

This tutorial is going to guide you how to change UCCW skin color or hotspot application. (For version 2.9.15 +)

Before make changes, add a widget on home screen, read this article if you have no idea to do so
http://wolsrm.blogspot.com/2013/05/tutorial-how-to-use-uccw-skin.html

After added a widget on home screen, you can change skin color or change hotspot application by following steps below.

1. Add "UCCW Hotspots Toggle" on home screen, and touch it to unlock the toggle

2013/05/21

[Tutorial] Adjust and resize wallpaper with Image2Wallpaper

Image 2 Wallpaper is a free Android app, which can freely adjust or resize your favorite wallpaper to fit your Android device screen. P.S. [This tutorial is ONLY for those who cannot match position of wallpaper and widget or cannot fit wallpaper, if you do not have this issue, you may just ignore this tutorial]

First download Image 2 Wallpaper from Google Play Store for free: http://goo.gl/6wkS2
IronMan wallpaper download here: http://imgur.com/a/n3yRE

[Tutorial] How to use UCCW Skin on Android

All UCCW Skins require UCCW Ultimate custom widget to run, first download UCCW from Google Play Store: http://goo.gl/8tJp5

Then download any UCCW Skins, e.g. Siri UCCW Skin
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=siri.uccwskin.slowproduction

2013/03/06

[Tutorial] Apply skin in Poweramp

To apply skin in Poweramp, you MUST have Poweramp installed.
Download from Google Play Store:
Poweramp

1. Open Poweramp, press Menu button, choose "Settings"
2. Select "Look and Feel" (Old version skip this step)
3. Select "Theme" and choose your skin

 

2013/02/03

Icon picker compatibility against launchers

Icon Theme: apply icon theme from launcher settings, all icons in drawer and home screen will be themed accordingly. Obviously all launchers have this feature.

Icon Picker: change home screen icon one by one manually and individually, pick one icon from theme and replace.
ADW.Launcher and Holo Launcher icon picker are not compatible with my theme application now. Hope this can be fixed in the near future.

For GO Launcher Ex icon mask compatibility problem, see here.

2013/01/20

Why some themes don't support GO Launcher Ex

Although there are millions GO Launcher Ex users, GO does not support themers, they just make things inconsistent. Themers must create new package for GO if they want to support GO.

When designing icon style, there is a stuff called icon mask, which help themers to create any awesome  ideas. However, the usage of GO Launcher Ex mask is just the reverse of other launchers like ADW, Apex, Holo, Nova, etc. It makes themers feel hard to support compatibility to GO.

Here's my icon theme Ripped Hole Icon Theme, the icon mask works in ADW, Apex, Holo and Nova perfectly, but in GO:
It's just like ripped icons instead. The effect is cool. lol

Of course, once my design don't need icon mask, I will go back to support GO Launcher Ex.

[Tutorial] Apply Icon Theme in Nova Launcher

To apply icon theme, you MUST have Nova Launcher installed. Read here for details.

1. At home screen, press Menu button, select "Nova settings"
2. Select "Look and feel"
3. Select "Icon Theme", and choose your theme from list.
 

[Tutorial] Apply Icon Theme in Holo Launcher

To apply icon theme, you MUST have Holo Launcher/ HD installed. Read here for details.
Download from Google Play Store:
Holo Launcher
Holo Launcher HD

1. At home screen, press Menu button, choose "Launcher settings"
2. Select "Appearance Settings"
3. Select "Icon Pack" and choose your icon theme




[Tutorial] Apply Icon Theme in GO Launcher Ex

To apply icon theme, you MUST have Go Launcher Ex installed. Read here for details.

1. At home screen, press Menu button, select "Preferences"
2. Select "Visual settings"
3. In "Icon Style", there are three parts you can apply your icon theme, "Theme icon", "Dock icon" and "Folder icon" respectively.

 


[Tutorial] Apply Icon Theme in Apex Launcher

To apply icon theme, you MUST have Apex launcher installed. Read here for details.

1. At home screen, press Menu button, choose "Theme settings"
2. Choose your theme from list.
3. Press "Apply"

 


[Tutorial] Apply Icon Theme in ADW.Launcher

To apply icon theme, you MUST have ADW.Launcher installed. Read here for details.

1. At home screen, press Menu button, choose "ADWSettings"
2. Select "Themes"
3. Choose your theme from list
4. Press "Apply"

 


Customize your Android with ADW/ Apex/ GO Ex/ Nova Launcher






ADW/ Apex/ GO Ex/ Nova are the best desktop launchers replacement.

What is launcher? Why do you need a launcher?

With these FREE launchers, you can apply themes, change icons appearance, wallpaper, adjust widgets size and icons size, and enjoy a lot of visual effects, etc. I.E. Manage your home screen and app drawer.

- ADW.Launcher works with Android version 1.6+, you can apply icon framework, but not change icon appearance one by one. It is recommended for old devices.

- GO Launcher Ex works with Android version 2.0+, there are not only basic functions, but also millions widgets you can choose. The only disadvantage is it eats a lot of resources. It is recommended if you do not have Ice Cream Sandwich or above yet. However, if you feel slow, try ADW then.

- Apex and Nova Launcher only work with Android version 4.0+, they provides strong features and visual effects, as well as excellent performance, they both response very fast but won't eat your system resource. It is recommended if you already own ICS or above.