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Red Abstract Tutorial

This 2-screen setup has a striking red wallpaper with widgets displaying time and date, and a screen displaying the weather, finishing off with text icon shortcuts at the bottom.

Part 1: Before you begin

These are the apps you will need:

Nova Launcher (Free or Prime, but any launcher should be good provided it can hide the notification bar)

The files that you must copy to your phone:

Files (icons, uccw, wall for a ROOTED Nexus 4)
Galaxy S2 Wallpaper (as well as UCCW skins, thanks Nazato)
Nexus 4 wallpaper

Part 2: Nova Settings

Desktop Grid: 10×7 (9×7 for a Nexus 4 rooted, 8×7 for a Galaxy S2)
Width Margin: None
Height Margin: None
Disable: Shadows, Label Icons
Homesceens: 1
Advanced: Enable: Widget Overlap

Enable Dock: Disabled

Look and Feel
Show notification bar: Disabled

Gestures and Buttons
Apply any if needed, no app drawer icon so might come in useful.

Part 3: Wallpaper Setup

Hold down on your homescreen – Wallpapers – Gallery – Find the Wallpaper and select it.

Part 4: UCCW

To add the 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.
  • 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.

Remember: Turn Hotspots mode ON to prevent opening the editor each time.

Useful Links

Red Abstract on MyColorScreen
UCCW Tutorials

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