Videos: Nokia 5800 ‘hacks’: HTC Sense UI, Nokia N97 Homescreen, Alternate launchers (iPhone/Android) and Improved theme effects
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 iMMMOOO.com crew.
Here’s another look at the MyPhone app on the N97 by smashpop
Try MyPhone or iXP for free at www.immmooo.com/
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 Softpedia.com
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 iMMMOOO.com crew, though it does seem to be less functional.
Try M1 for free at www.immmooo.com/
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