Thursday, July 18, 2013

Android Evangelion NERV SH06D Theme Tutorial

Preview on a Nexus 7:
(you will have to setup your own hotspots using uccw if you want to start apps like in the video).
Information and Requirements.
The theme is based on the phone Sharp Docomo Neon Genesis Evangelion SH-06D which was first shown to the public at the exposition Anime Expo 2012 in Makuhari Messe, Japan.
[MDPI] version – for lower end devices available here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…php?p=28433708
Disclaimer: everything here is for personal use only. Not for commercial use under any circumstances. No copyright infringement intended.
Tested on Nexus 7.
Tested on HTC Evo 4G
Tested on Galaxy S3.(some visual glitches, some will be fixed this weekend/next week)
Tested on Nexus 4 (same as SG3)
  • No root needed
  • Nova Launcher.or any other launcher that support widget overlaying and resizing.
  • UCCW
  • The package, download link below.
Nova Launcher settings:
  • Desktop->Desktop Grid-> Row (6), Columns (4).
  • [X]Resize all widgets
  • [X]Widget Overlap
  • [X]Overlap when placing
  • Dock->Enable Dock. Dock->Dock Icons->(5)
[*]Look and feel -> Color Theme -> # fc7814
  • Turn off “Persistent search bar” if you have it on
Apply the corresponding settings to your launcher.
Extra settings are available if you press vol down a few times in Nova settings.
READ BEFORE ASKING, UPDATES AND FIXES IN THE END OF POST
Note:
If there are gaps between (the music-)widget, play with the “backgroun” layer in UCCW and change the width/height ->save.
If the widgets aren’t aligned right, try turning off the statusbar through your launcher (in Nova settings: “Look and Feel”).
Last resort is to use ssLauncher which doesn’t use the “grid system”. You’re able can choose the exact size and the exact size and position of placement of the widget using ssLauncher.
Setup
After downloading your launcher and UCCW, install all the apps provided in the package. Find and open the folder called “ClarusThemeXML”, copy “Clarus” to the root folder of your SD-card.
Apply the wallpaper. if you have problem applying the wallpaper in portrait mode, download Wallpaper Wizardrii™. Chose “no scroll” when applying a wallpaper in portrait mode.
Follow the video instructions for the rest of the setup.
Instructions in Text Format:
Place the widgets according to this order:
  1. Add a Ultimate Custom Clock Widget (UCCW), choose size 4×1 and select “NERV_Search“. Use the image linked above to see its position.
  2. Add a UCCW widget 1×1, “NERV_BatteryBar1“,2,3,4 and 5. Place the
    - BatteryBar2 on top of BatteryBar1
    - BatteryBar3 on top of BatteryBar2
    - BatteryBar4 on top of BatteryBar3
    - BatteryBar5 on top of BatteryBar4
  3. Add a UCCW widget 1×1, “NERV_Calendar“.
  4. Add a UCCW widget 1×1, “NERV_Clock“.
  5. Add a UCCW widget 1×1, “NERV_PhoneNo“.
  6. Add a UCCW widget 2×1, “NERV_MusicTop“.
  7. Add a UCCW widget 2×1, “NERV_MusicBot“.
  • Add the widget Phantom Music Control (4×1),
    - Unmark all the settings
    - Choose which music player to the one you’re using. If it isn’t in the list try Auto-detect.
    - Choose theme to “Inverted (black on white)
    - Background: 0% (no background) and then “confirm”
    Place thie on the third row, resize it to 2×1 so it fits on top of “NERV_MusicBot”
8. Add a UCCW widget 2×1, “NERV_Weather“.
9. Add a UCCW widget 2×1, “NERV_UniqueNo“.
10. Add a UCCW widget 4×1, “NERV_CPU
  • Add the widget AudioManager
    - Choose “Large”
    - Widget Skin: “Digital”
    Resize it to 3×1 and place it on top of “NERV_CPU”, on the right side.
11. Add a UCCW widget 4×1, “NERV_CPU-Hexgrid” on top of AudioManager.
  • Add the widget System Monitor Lite for Android
    - Choose CPU
    - Resize it to 3×1
    - Place it in the bottom left
12. Add a UCCW widget 3×1, “NERV_Memory“.Place it on top of the System Monitor widget.
13. Add a UCCW widget 1×1, “NERV_USB“.
  • Add the widget Clarus Widgets 2×1,
    - Restore Settings
    - Now, choose ATFIELD.xml
    - Global Settings
    - Drag the knob (in the alpha bar) to the right side to get transparent, tap OK.
    - Go back two times
    - Drag the widget to the bottom left, over the “NERV_Memory” widget
    - Repeat the process but chose BATTEMP.xml
    - Place that one next to the previous widget.
  • Open the UCCW app and go to settings (the three dots in the corner)
    - Hotspot mode
    - Choose ON
    By activating the hotspot mode you will be able to start google search by tapping the search widget,
    update weather by clicking the green weather indicator
  • To make the System Monitor move, start the app from your drawer.
    - Tap the setting icon (top right corner)
    - Sampling interval: 5seconds (or any your preferred interval, smaller interval equals more battery drain)
    - Go back, and tap “Start Background Monitoring”
    - The chart should now move each 5 seconds.
    - Unmark “long running notification” to get rid of the notification.
Download
2012-12-10
Download Package- via deviantArt (top corner, to the right)
Credits:
Owner : QNBT from XDA Post 

Creators of SH06D and Evangelion.
Sylar – Most of the icons were extracted by him.

Tips :

UPDATES - All updates are included in the package as of today!:
2012-12-10 (Download the full package to receive these updates, link above in the download section)
  • UCCW Theme apk (“NERV_QN08T.apk”) updated to version 1.5
  • Weather widget – fixed highest temperature misalignment.
  • The MusicWidget UCCW theme is now 2×2, which means it is only ONE widget now and not two put together.
  • Added new NERV_Memory versions to choose from. Use Memory_v2 or v4 instead. Information on the widgets below
  • Clock widget now displays in 24h format, instead of 12.
  • Included AudioWidget resized version, one small and smaller hexagon dots.
  • Included MusicControl with smaller buttons (if that may look better for your screen).
  • All widgets can now be edited or imported using the .uzip file.
  • ClarusWidgets apk removed from the package.
How to apply uzip-themes: Add a new UCCW-widget and choose Open uzip.
Old updates: ( NO NEED Follow below now )
New Widgets:
Editable UCCW fixing blank image problem - (now included in the package) 2012-12-05
Weather-fix.uzip Replace your old weather widget with this one. (now included in the package) 2012-12-08 new!
NERV_Music.uzip Widget 2×2 - 1 Piece, no longer 2 parts. (now included in the package) 2012-12-10 new!Clarus Widgets:
BATTEMP.xml version 2 - (now included in the package) 2012-12-02FIXES FOR VISUAL GLITCHES:
  • New memory widget, you do not need clarus widgets when using this one!
    It displayes missed calls (left side), unread message (right side). The last digit is the unread counter, the other numbers are just for show.
  • Resized music control buttons!
  • Music widget bottom version 2 (to match the misaligned text on music control)
  • Resized audio widget! Version 1(small) and Version2 (smaller).
I can’t test it since I don’t own any devices with your misalignment, hope they will work.
Will try to help out more when my exams are over next week. I have other projects outside school that I do, so I cant promise anything 
Download Update-Fix (now included in the package) 2012-12-08 new!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

“Okay Maps” Easter Egg Brings Offline Mode Back To The New Google Maps App : July 2013

The new Google Maps for Android just started shipping late last night, but folks are already bein’ all grumpy about the sudden disappearance of one of Maps’ old features: offline map mode. In previous releases of Maps, users could save chunks of the map for later use (like when you’re traveling abroad on a roaming plan and downloading a few megabytes of data would cost you somewhere between seven and eight billion dollars.) In new Maps, you can’t.
Google says the feature just wasn’t totally ready for the new version yet. But wait! There’s an easter egg that kinda-sorta brings it back.
egged
When you want to cache a map for later perusal, here’s all you’ve got to do:
  • Zoom the map view to the region you want to cache
  • Tap the search bar
  • Type “Okay maps” (an homage to the “Okay, Glass” voice-command used on Google Glass)
  • Hit the search button
Bam! Cache’d.
It’s not quite as easy as the old “Make available offline” button used to make it and it might freak out every once in a while (hence it being an easter egg), but it seems to get the job done.
(Note: You’ll obviously need to be on the newest, just-released version of Maps [the one without offline map mode built right in] for this to work. Also, just like with the old Maps app, navigation and directions won’t work offline. Those sorts of things are churned out on Google’s servers. This just saves a copy of the map data to your phone. Use it to avoid walkin’ down a dead-end alley to Stabsville while traveling or otherwise data-less, but don’t expect the rest of Google Maps to work.)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) : Review


7/10

Colorful, creative, fun and relate-able characters. Not a dull moment, great pace. a must watch, a definite turn around for  Mila Kunis. Franco is fun. Zach Braff fans will rejoice ! Fantasy Ahoy !

World War Z (2013) : Review


6.5/10

The characters of the movie are learning what zombies can and cannot do - which we have already learnt over the past dozen of movies. It is watchable for Brad - but then he is only actor in this movie running from place to place. The story is similar to Contagion - but on a large scale with ridiculous human to zombie conversion and zombie pile on gfx. Not convinced - not that much fun ride. Memorable scenes - from Israel's wall. Please don't make a sequel.

Warm Bodies (2013) : Review


6/10

Zombies wanting to become humans again - interesting turn around - with romcom. New direction - good acting - kinda believable and funny character. Pace is fine - gets a bit slow in between and then picksup again. Memorable scenes a few.

Trance (2013) : Review


7.5/10

a good suspense physcological thriller - James McAvoy has been ever impressive since Wanted and Xmen - does not disappoint here - he is being driven by Slumdog's directory. A fast paced and very confusing movie - which straightens it strings by the end. Dont miss even a minute or be left in a trance.

The Purge (2013) : Review


5.5/10

Interesting story, first half has good story - fast pace - thrill ride - scare tactics et all. The preparations are for a classic movie. The 2nd half is bummer repeat of dull story less - aimless direction. They might not garner a sequel based on this creativity. But yes Ethan Hawke is watchable as usual.

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) : Review


7.5/10

A saga, a classic, the smooth flow the transition of movie from one actor to another, from one story line to another - is just amazing. Gosling and Bradley are awesome. a must watch.

Snitch (2013) : Review


5.5/10

A little unbelievable premise, it was not Dwayne that keeps the movie, its Jon Bernthal from The Walking Dead who has some good acting and believable character. 2nd half is skip able routine. Could have been a better one with better pace and sequel to Walking Tall for The Rock

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) : Review


6.5/10

effectively explains how people would react in the final moments, funny little Carell is amazing. Keira feels misplaced. Good story - good pace - engaging. Yet nothing super memorable about it either.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013) : Review


7/10

this is what Die Hard 5 or 24 the movie should have been. Interesting unique new action sequences. Definitely something you have not seen. 2nd half is medium paced - but overall satisfactory ride. a must watch for Gerard fans. Bunch of memorable scenes.

John Dies at the End (2012) : Review


7/10

Instant cult classic feeling in the first 10 minutes you are watching the movie, the way it transcends and keeps moving from one unimaginable thing to another is just neat. Funny and horrifying at same time. a must must watch.

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) : Review


6/10

taking the classic on the big screen, then 3d'ing it - big step. Good gfx - worth the scale of the movie. Easy to following story and believable characters - goes over the top a few times. Entertaining with good comedy is decent. Watch in HD.

Jack Reacher (2012) : Review


7/10

watched it twice already in two weeks, which indicates that this is a good mystery thriller. Fast / medium paced - thrill ride with good investigative methods. Tom is in his usual cool yet does not enter into over-confidence - which is good. Supporting cast is perfect. a must watch - a keeper.

Gangster Squad (2013) : Review


6.5/10

Sean Penn doing a Godfather - new, Ryan Lover boy [seen that before already], Josh a bad ass cop [that is almost new],  Emma eye candy - seen that before. Its untouchables with more style, watchable but doesn't bring anything new, oodles of style and smooth flow. Not class but good.

Dead Man Down (2013) : Review


6/10

a simple premise - gang wars + revenge + romance, Colin is good, Terrance is under used, Noomi is confused. a slow but intriguing story. Have you seen something like this before yes ?

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