Videos: Nokia 5800 ‘hacks’: HTC Sense UI, Nokia N97 Homescreen, Alternate launchers (iPhone/Android) and Improved theme effects

| August 25, 2009 | 10 Replies

Here’s a collection of videos (by TommyHecker and StL1ntL ) showing some modifications for S60 5th edition handsets like the 5800, N97, 5530, 5230, Satio and i8910.

If you’re ever get tired of how your S60 5th edition UI is looking, you may want to try altering it with some hacks and/or legit apps.

N97 style Homescreen

First is the 5800 running something quite close to the Nokia N97’s homescreen. From 3:33 there’s other homescreen styles – ending with an app launcher that has a 6×4 grid of icons.

No need of course for N97 users.

HTC Sense UI

Second  is the HTC Sense looking UI running on the 5800. Again, it’s just a theme/app launcher that attempts to imitate the HTC sense i (e.g. the clock isn’t a real clock, and the scroll bar at the bottom never moves)

iXP Launcher and MyPhone Launcher

Third is an XP looking launcher and of course the infamous MyPhone application that turns your S60 5th edition phone into something closely resembling the iPhone’s UI. The latter is a safe flash app and is the best looking alternative app launcher for S60 5th edition phones. Both created by crew.

Here’s another look at the MyPhone app on the N97 by smashpop

Try MyPhone or iXP for free at

Improved Theme effects, kinetic scrolling and Handy Shell

Fourth -   a nice looking theme effect with  improved animation and kinetic scrolling in contacts, along with the Handy Shell app (which makes your icons nice and fat, as well as giving you another alternative homescreen and a 12 icon grid of contacts; all interchangeable with touch, i.e. not needing to press the menu button-)

Try Handy Shell at

Android like interface and M1 Android Launcher

To round it off, by StL1ntL is a very convincing Andoid like interface on the 5800

Here’s something similar, again an Application by the crew, though it does seem to be less functional.

Try M1 for free at


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Category: 5th Edition, Nokia, Nseries, S60, Symbian, Video

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