This theme brings style and sophistication to your Android, both with its blue-green color and clean icons. The first screen shows you the date, time and battery while the second shows off a unique battery circle widget. It ends off with unread notifications, as well as displaying the temperature and alarm.
Part 1: Applying Nova Launcher Settings
Here’s how you should set up the launcher, start off by selecting your Menu button then Nova Settings on your homescreen:
- Desktop Grid: 8×9 (Galaxy S2 uses a 10×9)
- Manage Screens: 2
- Transition Effect: None is preferred
- Wallpaper Mode: Multiple Screen – ON
- Hide: Shadows, Icon Labels
- Enable: Resize all widgets, Widget Overlap, Overlap when placing
- Enable Dock: Disabled
- Show Scroll Indicator: Disabled
Look and Feel
- Show Notification Bar: Disabled
Gestures and Buttons
- Home Button: Show app drawer (comes in handy)
- You may use gestures to show/toggle the notification bar or app drawer.
Part 2: Setting up the wallpapers
Wallpaper for a Nexus 4
Simply use QuickPic (an alternative gallery app) to choose the wallpaper provided in the link at the top of this description, make sure the crop box takes up the whole wallpaper.
Wallpaper for other phones where the one above doesn’t fit too well
For this we first recommend Wallpaper Wizardrii. Once you have found the wallpaper using QuickPic or your stock Gallery, select Menu – Set As – Wallpaper Wizardrii, then select Set – Stretch – Landscape – Scroll.
If this doesn’t work, you might want to try other methods such as an image editor (Photoshop or GIMP) or even the app Photo Editor if you don’t have a PC nearby. Remember that your height stays the same but the width must double.
Part 3: App shortcuts and Screen Jumpers
There are many ways to place your app shortcuts. If you using Nova Launcher I recommend holding down on the homescreen – Apps – Select Multiple, allowing you to place multiple apps in one go. Another way is simply holding down an app from the app drawer and placing it onto the screen.
See the App setup folder provided in xNiikk’s link at the bottom for more detail on app icon placing.
Part 4: Adding in the UCCW widgets (Notifications/Time/Date/Battery/etc)
You’ll need UCCW for this part, as well as copying the skins that are provided in the link at the bottom to your phone.
To add these skins:
- Hold down on the homescreen – Widget – UCCW – any size.
- In the main menu after tapping the widget, select “Open uzip”, now just find where you pasted the folder and look for the skin you want to add.
- After it appears on your homesreen, resize it to the way it looks in the video.
- Do this for each of the skins that are found in the folder.
- You can now edit the hotspots (allows you to open apps when tapping a certain area) in this skin, by tapping the skin to open it.
- Then select ‘Hotspots’ in ‘Select Object’, followed by editing your needed hotspots.
- If you would like to know more about hotspots, see the link below.
- Finally tap any UCCW skin, Menu – Hotspots Mode – On.
UCCW Tutorials here
Remember if you can’t edit your UCCW, it means your Hotspots mode is on, and you need to turn it off by going into your UCCW app from your App Drawer. To turn Hotspots mode off select Menu – Hotspots Mode – Off.