Rename ATT to <your choice>

Discussion in 'Moto Q 9h' started by GraemeCR, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. GraemeCR

    GraemeCR New Member

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    Rename ATT to &lt;your choice&gt;

    Here's a way to replace ATT on the HomeScreen for the Smartphone Home Screen.
    I used XML Notepad 2007, as the screenshots show.



    1. Retrieve a copy of motorola.home.xml from the phone.
    Using AciveSync's "Explore" function you will find that there are many .xml files in the main <Windows> folder, including cingular.home.xml and motorola.home.xml.​
    (In the <Application Data/Home> folder of the stock AT&T Q 9h you will find cingular.home.xml also, but not the motorola.home.xml.)​
    2. Open motorola.home.xml in XML Notepad.


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    3. Rename the text in the "tile" from 'Smartphone' to something else. (In this example, 'Smartphone - GCR') See screenshots.

    4. In the "carrier" plugin change the label type to 'text' from 'element'
    (Right click 'Carrier"...Change To ---> 'Text')

    5. Replace '<carrier />' with the text of your choice. (In this example, 'GraemeCR')

    6. Save the file in another location on your PC. (In other words, I retained the motorola.home.xml name.)

    7. Copy the new motorola.home.com to the <Application Data/Home> folder.

    8, Cycle POWER.

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    9. Go to Settings and select your new Home Screen Layout.
  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    isn't this exactly the same as on the Q1 ? sure looks like it...
  3. GraemeCR

    GraemeCR New Member

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    May well be, but I wouldn't know. I'm new to "Q" (but not to Moto phones).

    Some appear to be having problems editing the home screen.
    (eg. Note that there is no "Get Xpress Mail" link on the screen.)

    This was intended to show that it is indeed possible to edit, and to show a fun edit, at the same time.

    If it's redundant to the forum, I apologize.
  4. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    i think it's in this thread.

    thanks for explaining anyway...

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