Sprint Q9c complete theme, first draft

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  1. jhoff80

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    Sprint Q9c complete theme, first draft

    So I'm trying to make a total theme for my Sprint Q9c with WM, loosely based off the FreddyReyes.com ones which don't work properly on a landscape phone. I'm really only doing this for myself, but I figured I'd post it here in case anyone else is interested.

    It still needs a little bit of work, but I thought I'd share what I have so far. I think its pretty good for basically my first time using GIMP. Read the whole post if you want to try this on your device.

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    First of all... no guarantees that I'll actually finish it. Secondly, this does overwrite files in the Windows directory, so please, make a backup first (though they are all ROM files and by deleting the files in the Windows directory it should revert back to the ROM ones, no promises). Finally, this overwrites Sprint specific files, so it won't work on the Verizon q9c without a little bit of work (which I don't plan on doing, but all you have to do is figure out the correct file names.)

    I also have a couple questions, not sure if anyone knows the answer to them but I thought I'd toss this out there anyway. 1. Does anyone know how to add a background to recent programs? I tried a few things in the registry but none of them seemed to do it. 2. I know its possible to add a background to the dialer itself, but I couldn't quite figure out how to do that either, so if anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

    So now for whats finished and not finished:


    callalert- Done
    call in progress- Done
    Incoming calls- Done

    info- Draft (Needs white box to be made bigger)
    yell- Draft (Needs white box to be made bigger)
    question- Draft (Needs white box to be made bigger)
    volume- Draft (needs slight tweaking to make it fit in the box better)
    start menu- Draft (Needs to be lighter so highlighted icon stands out more)
    Power Off- Draft
    Power On- Well, I changed the file of this one, but as it turns out, you never even see that file when you turn it on, it instead uses a different animated file. Not sure I'll be able to fix this but I might attempt to... This is also a draft

    Sprint_banner- It was going to just be the first draft but I think it looks pretty good on the device.

    To install:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?zxstbyveymd
    Copy the pictures in the posted zip to the Windows directory, making sure to overwrite the originals. If you've already changed your start menu background, then you need to change it back to Windows\BatwingWM.gif The homescreen is not touched at all in this, and comes as is upon installing CHome Weather.

    Credits:
    Icons obtained from IconArchive.com and designed by:

    Most icons designed by http://www.tpdkdesign.net
    Volume Icon: http://www.icons-land.com
    Power On/Off Icon: http://www.devcom.com

    Background obtained from OrganicM and included with CHome Weather plugin.
  2. jhoff80

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  3. crazykay

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    Nice Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    looks great!
  5. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    great job

    i have done all mine of my Q9c (verizon) except for the call screens...
    i cant figure out which ones they are...

    any thoughts?
  6. rudeboy

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    aren't they the same as on a Q1 ?
  7. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    negatory!
    i was hoping they were
  8. rudeboy

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    oh.... i have not changed them 'cuz the ones on the Q9c lot a lot like the ones i made for the Q1 so..
  9. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i dont know if i saw the ones you made
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    yes, i know :}

    what is Incoming_bg.png ?
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    Does anyone remember when the phones were huge and had green screens and they were actualy used as just a phone? Boy am I old. now look what can be done.
  14. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    its just a background gradient...doesnt look like anything

    hahaha yea i remember that:tounge:
  15. jhoff80

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    I'm not sure what the files will be named on the Verizon q9c, but the easy method I did to figure everything out was to go into Resco Explorer, to the Windows directory, and search for

    .jpg;.gif;.png;.bmp


    And that will show all of the images in the directory.
  16. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    well i found the images but none look like the call screen...

    i found one blank background and one called vzw_call but it doesnt quite look like it
  17. jhoff80

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    Hmm, I don't know. The Sprint one is cprogback_land.png though that probably won't help.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i have that one!
    it just looks like a plain background nothing indicating in call
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    Aaah well the text is put on automatically, and the picture of a phone that you see is a separate icon CallAlert.png
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    yea that i found out by looking at the icons
    but the actual image doesnt look like the incall image

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