So we thought we’d help out the absolute the beginners out there.
After reading a few of the comments from the “What do you want?” video, a few people asked to explain the process before we say “Ok make sure you have all the files etc on your phone”. This tutorial will help you get from looking at a awesome looking homescreen on the MyColorScreen site all the way to a full setup homescreen (FlatUI by Semati)!
Part 1: Before you begin
These are the apps you will need
- Media Utilities
- ES File Explorer
- 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
Part 2: Nova Settings:
- Desktop Grid: 10×10 (or whatever suits you best, as shown in the video)
- Width Margin: None
- Height Margin: None
- Disable: Shadows, Label Icons
- Homesceens: 2
- Wallpaper Scrolling: ON
- Advanced: Enable: Widget Overlap
- Enable Dock: Disabled
Look and Feel
- Show notification bar: Disabled
Gestures and Buttons
- Apply if needed, as there’s no physical app drawer icon so you can either use the Home button or a finger gesture as shown in the video.
Part 3: Wallpaper Setup
1. Hold down on the homescreen – Wallpaper.
2. Select your preferred gallery app, then select the wallpaper that is more or less the resolution of your phone.
3. Use the app Wallpaper Wizardrii for a better wallpaper in case the wallpaper scrolling won’t work, say Set – Scrolling (ON) – Stretch landscape.
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 “Uzip”, now just find where you pasted the .uzip and select it.
- 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 – Lock Widgets – On.
Remember: Turn Hotspots mode ON to prevent opening the editor each time.
Note: If you get a white box, remove it, then re-add the skin from the UCCW gallery, then it should work.