Hello to all!
One of the main problems of Carbide UI is that it's not supporting many of built in applications and folders of some phone models. So many of thememakers adding many icons for built in application as 3rd Party Applications, but icons for folders (Music, Utilities etc.) was impossible to change, until today...
Today I've founded a way to change some of folder icons. I will describe it in 3 steps.
First of all we need to hack OS of your phone. I'm not going to describe how to do it, you can find tutorials on many sites. After "unlocking" of OS we need a file that describes Application Shell icons.
1. Use one of the file manager applications (X-Plore, Y-Browser) and go to: C:/Private/101f4cd2/Content. Copy file appshelldata.xml file to your PC.
2. Open appshelldata.xml with Notepad or WordPad and find folder name that you need (On a screenshot is a Music Folder icon). Info that we need is major_id and minor_id.
3. Go to Carbide UI => Third Party Icons and add a new icon, BUT change Type from Application to Non-Application. Now add Major ID and Minor ID. That's all.
ID's for folders:
Music (N82/95): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1BDA
Utilities (N82/95): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1BDB
Music (N76/81): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1975
Games (N76/81): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1977
Utilities (N76/81): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1976
Office (E51/E90): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x16AF - On 3250 changes folder Music
Help (E51/E90): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x16B1
Office (E65): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x16B0
Help (E65): Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x16B2
ID's for icons in App.Manager:
SIS - Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1645
JAVA - Major ID 0x101F86E3 Minor ID 0x1644
If someone already hacked his phone please post here your appshelldata.xml file with screenshots of folders that usually are not changing and please mention what phone model you have. It will help us to gather info about all special folder and will help thememakers to update themes. I already have E90 file, but some of the folders are without data that we need.
To all thememakers: Post here ID's of folder icons that you have.
Special thanks to TMA (ThemeMakers Alliance), aqualux, invaser and ieled for giving me an idea.
Last edited by zeq; 25th April 2008 at 19:46.