#N9Hacks: Call UI Mod (Terminal)

| December 31, 2011 | 14 Replies

Today’s hack has to do with the Call-UI. I came across a Mod that I like, mainly because I found the buttons too small for my fingers. What this mod does, is makes the answer, reject and silent buttons bigger, as well as enlarging the contact’s avatar.

I didn’t like how big the avatar was resized to, as it became blurry and looked too hacked. ( I like my hacks to look more polished, bit OCD like that.) So I actually altered the mod, to increase the avatar by only twice the size, whilst leaving the buttons big.

My alteration. Not perfectly polished, but looks better in my opinion

I’ll post both the files, and I’ll let you use the screenshots to decide which is best for you. The instructions are the same for both. In case you stuff up, or decide to go back, there is also the original file.


My Version

F2thaK’s Version

Original File


  1. Download the .css file to your PC. Ensure the file is named call-ui.css
  2. Connect N9 in Mass Storage.
  3. Copy the .css file to the N9 in the root of that drive.
  4. Open Terminal, gain root access.
    Password is rootme unless changed
  5. cp /home/user/MyDocs/call-ui.css /usr/share/themes/base/meegotouch/call-ui/style/
  6. /sbin/reboot

Phone will reboot. Call your mobile, and if everything went well, you should see something along the lines of the screenshots above. (By something I mean may not have an avatar and name will be different, etc. )

Comments and tweets welcome if you have trouble.



Source: TMO



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Category: MeeGo, N9 Hacks, Nokia, Nseries

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Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at] or tips[at]
  • Francis

    I also found the call button too small to me, and would like to have this too, but the terminal service installation method seem trouble to me as general user…


    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      It is very simple. As long as you follow the instructions, you won’t have any issues

      • Dave


        Where can i download this software



  • can’t be helped

    that enlarged avatar looks ugly!!

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      That’s why I made my one smaller

      • stylinred

        yeah the smaller one looks much better

        but id like it if the green/red buttons were small

  • Mohammad

    I am not interested unless there is something official from Nokia to play with the actual software/design. I am waiting for some beautiful themes which are not yet out.. hopefully in 2012..

    Also there should be some interesting flash/animated screens (like Sonyerricson or HTC) at the home screen…or even after the lock screen. I know it will drain the battery but choice is ours!!

    Moreover, Nokia is not releasing the Lumia 800 in MEA ..I have asked NokiaMEA at twitter and they said sometimes in 2012 which I don’t think they will do.

    Nokia MEA also didn’t release the N9 soft casing (similar what we get with the mobile)..only 1 hard case which I have already bought.

    Sometimes I abuse and curse myself being die hard Nokia FAN!! lol

    • MyNokiaLife

      You’ll probably go right to the 900 instead. MEA? Ya, right to the 900 or 900+.

      • Mohammad

        Well, Thanks. I am interested in N9 onward models.. and also don’t like the design of N900.. seems like Nokia Communicator… very large. Something like N9 will work!! 😀

    • aboodesta

      outside shops are already selling the lumia 800. Im in dubai btw, and yesterday i was playing with an 800 that was meant for the german market. Unfortunately wp7 doesnt have arabic language support yet, but nokia said they will bring it in the 2nd half of 2012. Which is also probably when lumia phones would be officially released here.

      • Mohammad

        Hi abdoodesta, yes I know..I am in Dubai too, actually in Abu Dhabi.. But I don’t want to buy a phone from grey market. I love to buy from the manufacturer my N9 I bought from Nokia store..not even from axiom or anyone else.

        I hope and pray they release Lumia 800 officially in first quater of 2012.. more models more choices for people.

        Yesterday at Burj the Fountains.. every other person was holding iPhone 4s.. and I hate it. 😀

    • Michael Faro-Tusino

      There are N9 themes already. They are a part of the N9Hacks series

  • Mohammad

    Happy new Year to team and all those Nokia FAN out there.. Let’s cheer for one of the finest mobile making company! 😀

  • Krish

    I tried both the files and it screwed up my icons when a call comes or a call is made. The call/reject icons and other icons are so small and colourless that its become even harder now.

    I’ve been trying installing the files for quite a few times now without success. Please help.