I would love to see Cell Phone Customization

Monday, April 18, 2005 by elvee | Discussion: OS Customization

Well it is just a wish really. I have LG VX6100 from Verizon Wireless. I know there is customization for PDA's, but is there any for Cell Phones?
I'd love to have my phone coordinate with my Desktop(running Airlock stuff right now). I wonder if it would be a possibility in the not too distant future?

Well, anyway, just deamin'
Weaksid
Reply #1 Monday, April 18, 2005 11:25 AM
All you can do to cellphones is Wallpapers and sounds. Beyond that, you can run apps like games, calculator, etc. Customizing the cellphone isn't there yet. Maybe if you had a hybrid Cell/PDA. But I'm not even sure there either.
Weaksid
Reply #2 Monday, April 18, 2005 11:26 AM
O' I did forget to mention that you can change the color scheme on that phone. I just haven't figure out how to make new ones.
joeKnowledge
Reply #3 Monday, April 18, 2005 11:48 AM
lol

change color themes??? after wincustomize, that is like going backards.
craeonics
Reply #4 Monday, April 18, 2005 1:02 PM
Cell phone have an OS, so they are hackable. The hard part is getting into it. Probably requires special hardware.
PixelPirate
Reply #5 Monday, April 18, 2005 1:25 PM
You can get themes for some of the Sony Ericsson phones. I have the Aluminium Alloy theme on my T630

I believe there is a section over at DA for that.
Jademeister
Reply #6 Monday, April 18, 2005 8:08 PM
you can also find free themes for nearly any phone capable of theming hereLink

it's norwegian Site, but the Language is English... so no need to worry about Norsk Language
Doreen
Reply #7 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:01 PM
All you need is the cable for that particular phone and some downloadable software (It's free look for QPST2_7 or Bit something or other) once you have that you can hack the eri file and remove the Verizon banner and do all sorts of fun things (if you don't end up frying your phone)

Read around on here ===> http://cellphoneforums.net/f90
(me is more into ppc things than regular phones but I've fixed a few phones up for some friends)
Doreen
Reply #8 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:05 PM
btw they say you can't animate the inside screen image on some of the LG's only the outside but I've done it so there is really no limit when you are determined. hehe
elvee
Reply #9 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:14 PM
Thanks for the link Doreen!
Doreen
Reply #10 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:22 PM
I was trying to find my old links and found this one http://bitpim.sourceforge.net/#download
this program lets you access system files and mess around there but it's for the prior versions of LG phones I have not fooled around w/ the newer phones for a while (get a ppc phone) hehe
Doreen
Reply #11 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:27 PM
And here's the other program http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/471069-1.html
just be careful what you do and don't fry your phone or if you have a warranty and you remove your Verizon banner and things of that nature (and they notice) you may ruin your warranty rights (so think before you play, me plays before I think but I tell other ppl not to)
Weaksid
Reply #12 Monday, April 18, 2005 9:48 PM
Now, the issue I have is, if you hack the phone system files, doesn't that may effect security?
Doreen
Reply #13 Monday, April 18, 2005 10:41 PM
Depends are what exactly you are hacking taking off the companies irritating banners and replacing the text and or images w/ something you want on your phone rather then theirs won't harm security but will piss them off waranty wise when you go and complain when "something else" happens to go wrong down the line it simply gives them an excuse to blame the problem on you messing w/ things they want their way and not yours etc.
Doreen
Reply #14 Monday, April 18, 2005 10:46 PM
If you alter the eri file (or any other files you alter for that matter) you just need to keep a copy of the original one so if you do need to go into the shop w/ the phone you can change things back before you go, if you forget to keep a copy of the original files you're bound to have problems. (some you can't repair)
nz_skater
Reply #15 Tuesday, April 19, 2005 3:28 AM
You can get themes for Symbion OS phones. I have downloaded tons for my Nokia 6600 that change everything; tones, wallpaper, icons, most if not all of the GUI. Deviantart have a decent cell section but it's not organised enough and themes for all models are just lumped in together which makes browsing it tedious.
elvee
Reply #16 Monday, February 19, 2007 11:18 PM
Wow, my only article. but just an update, I now have a lgvx 9900 the 'env'. An awesome phone I should say.

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