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Date Added: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I’ve been quite busy these days watching Olympics. Sorry for late reply!
@bonny373 @phsycho @6_lukas_6 @AbhixperianeoV
Steps:
1. Make 4 wallpapers for LEFT, HOME, RIGHT and LOCKSCREEN like these: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/walls.zip
If you want to use own wallpaper, I have also made 4 walls with only the layers but no background.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/walls_blank.zip

2. on the phone, clear your homescreen and make some changes in Nova settings.
a. 7×7 grid size
b. Width and Height margin set to “None”
c. 3 homescreens
d. Scroll effect set to “Accordion” (Prime only) or “None” (free version); Wallpaper scrolling “ON”
e. Check the boxes of “resize all widgets” and “widget overlap”
f. hide dock and notification bar. Set scroll and animation speed to “Faster than light”
3. Back to home, apply 3 walls (LEFT, HOME, RIGHT) to home using Multipicture live wallpaper. In MLP settings, set transition type to “None”, unchecked “double tap to change pic” and pic change interval to “never”.
4. add apps icons to the 1st column of HOME (count from left). Also add same apps icons to 6th column of LEFT screen. Then change their looks to my roundtransparent icons here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/RoundTransparent.zip
Add flipboard and minimal reader widgets to LEFT; UCCW clock to HOME; another UCCW to RIGHT screen.
UCCW skin: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/vclock.uzip
5. Lockscreen. Go to Widgetlocker settings, change custom wall to LOCKSCREEN, Background tint to transparent, Layout grid size to 7×7, Hide Notification bar and label.
Back to lockscreen, add this UCCW https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/lsclock.uzip in the middle of the frame.
Slider style: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Lockscreen/widgetlocker/Bullet_Mods_WL/Bullet_Mods_WL/BulletSIMPSLIDE.wltheme.zip
DONE!
If you still have any question feel free to ask here.

  1. Posted 2012/07/28 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    please share a video how to apply this theme.

  2. Posted 2012/07/28 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    very nice! sharing the theme would be awesome!!

  3. Posted 2012/07/28 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    WoW, that’s perfect
    Can you share the psd data(or wall) and icons? Thanks

  4. Posted 2012/07/29 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    This is so awesome!

  5. Posted 2012/07/29 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    name of the clock at the lockscreen?

  6. Posted 2012/07/29 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    mind sharing??

  7. Posted 2012/07/30 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    @xNiikk Thank you!
    @shahargelman UCCW

  8. Posted 2012/07/30 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
  9. Posted 2012/07/30 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T.
    Thank you very much.
    What is a widget for the music and notification?

  10. Posted 2012/07/30 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    @6_lukas_6 UberMusic! Notification? do u mean miss call etc counters at LS? That’s UCCW.

  11. Posted 2012/07/30 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T. No ,at the homescreen on message icon.

  12. Posted 2012/07/30 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    @6_lukas_6 oh it’s unread counts of nova, I guess it’s only for prime version.

  13. Posted 2012/07/30 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T. Ok, thank you
    PS: fantastic screen :)

  14. Posted 2012/07/30 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Amazing..my compliments!

  15. Posted 2012/07/31 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    this is absolutely fantastic… seamless.

  16. Posted 2012/07/31 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for telling us how to do this homescreen! I really appreciate it!

  17. Posted 2012/07/31 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    @oasis90 @rustyhalos @EcHoFiiVe Thank you so much!

  18. Posted 2012/07/31 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    very nice=) any tutorial on how to do the side tray? any requirement? apps?

  19. Posted 2012/07/31 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Would you mind sharing the wallpapers? They’re great!! Thanks so much!!

  20. Posted 2012/07/31 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    @amiel1080p @spickett123 see description.

  21. Posted 2012/08/01 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks!!

  22. Posted 2012/08/01 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    tnx for the guide, already done mine=)
    may i ask if you have the icon pack? i need the browser icon and wifi,, tnx

    also i cant fit my icons,, i can only use 6 in the side tray while in your screen capture its 7

  23. Posted 2012/08/01 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    @amiel1080p I only made 7 icons as shown in the screen and you should be able to set grid size to 7×7 with Nova.

  24. Posted 2012/08/01 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    yup i did set it, i think my phone is to big,, im on s3..

  25. Posted 2012/08/01 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Any chance you could share the PSD for your icons? I’d like to make some of my own. (for personal use of course)

  26. Posted 2012/08/01 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    @swiftlegend I am not good at PS so it’s not done by it.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/walls_blank.zip
    This zip file contains wallpapers which only have the trays with transparent background.

  27. Posted 2012/08/01 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    how to apply clock? I only get white text and no background :(

  28. Posted 2012/08/02 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Osom, excelent theme!!

  29. Posted 2012/08/03 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    UCCW lockscreen clock is not working properly for me. it’s like the app is not recognizing the fonts/images. loving everything else though. thanks for the write up =)

  30. Posted 2012/08/03 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Wow mate, I LOVE you for giving explanations ! Great work, really, thank you !

  31. Posted 2012/08/03 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    @wilfred888 it should go with the wall
    @fabianhtml @Jellomachine my pleasure.
    @supersonicej8 need to have the exact font that I use in your phone.

  32. Posted 2012/08/03 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T. thanks for getting back to me so quickly. what font would that be =)

  33. Posted 2012/08/03 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    @supersonicej8 it’s Napoleon.

  34. Posted 2012/08/07 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to share that with the new Icon Set Builder on XDA, you can easily recreate these icons and make your own. I’ve tried it myself and its pretty easy, just takes some tweaking.

  35. Posted 2012/08/07 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    @swiftlegend sounds cool thanks for your information.

  36. Posted 2012/08/07 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    @AT428HK thanks Alex I got it all working now. for some reason my UCCW app wasn’t seeing the napoleon font so I had to create a folder on my sd card called fonts and then I was able to switch the fonts of each individual part of the widget. loving the look of this. thanks again!

  37. Posted 2012/08/20 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I am trying to do this on my HTC one X but it does not line up correctly. I have followed all the instructions. I know the screen size is probably different but the resolution is the same. Any advice?

  38. Posted 2012/08/25 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Awesome Homescreen! thanks for the great tutorial!

  39. Posted 2012/08/27 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Great screen, such innovation!

    I have customized it to my own likes, and though it’s a petty that there are only a few icons I like them a lot.

    There is one problem for me though, the custom images in the Locker UCCW (message, phone etc.) don’t seem to be working for me. Any idea why?

  40. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting the tutorial! Love the side -tray template, I’ve modded it so that it’s not cropped when the notification bar is made visible. Very refreshing from the standard horizontal dock, etc.

    May I ask what widget you used for the music player & track title text? Thanks!

  41. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    @supersonicej8 you are welcome! you are right, uccw can only display fonts where stored in a folder called ‘fonts’ in the root directory of sdcard.

  42. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    @02cspearson you have a draw another wall that fit your screen.

  43. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    @Bureauwlamp put this set of icons in your phone then go to locker UCCW settings replace those images.
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12923162/Themes/SIDE-TRAY/RoundTransparent.zip

  44. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    @Svenska_tjej Thanks!
    @jclgan
    glad to see people modded my work to fit their own need!
    Music player & track details all by UberMusic

  45. Posted 2012/08/27 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    @AT428HK Yeah I found it just after I asked really cool! I might upload my layout ;)

  46. Posted 2012/08/28 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    @ALEX T. how would I go about adding my custom image for the walls. All I get is the docks and a black wallpaper behind it. Please help thanks

  47. Posted 2012/08/28 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    @jrl1088 You have to use the blank walls he posted here, and add the wallpapers in an editing program like Photoshop. It doesn’t work like that directly on your phone.

  48. Posted 2012/08/28 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    http://mycolorscreen.com/2012/08/28/side-tray-custom-design/

    I’ll try to link to you as much as I can! :)

  49. Posted 2012/09/06 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    @jrl1088 download an app called BackImage Manager.

  50. Posted 2012/09/14 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing you are a genius :)! I really like the way you guys have changed the way android can look!

  51. Posted 2012/09/14 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Instead of giving me a gmail count it just says “Gmail Select” any ideas? Thanks guys

  52. Posted 2012/09/15 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    For some reason I can’t get the accordion effect to work, even since I bought Nova. Any solution?

    Edit: Got it working. Was just thinking wrong :)

  53. Posted 2012/10/04 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    can someone please do a tutorial with talking and explaining on how to put this in so it works properly. Ive searched everywhere on the internet for a video, written some kind of tutorial and there is none. I’m new at this kind of stuff and I think it would be nice if people could be a lil more descriptive on how to apply these themes or maybe if you guys had a seperate area for beginners on how you would do it, that would be great. I’ve been trying to figure this out for days and not being able to do it just makes me not want to mess with this kinda stuff at all.

  54. Posted 2012/11/17 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    hi, can you update the links? Most them are dead now.

  55. Posted 2012/12/10 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I love this design. Thanks for the resources for it, I am making my own like this now

  56. Posted 2012/12/10 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    @EnIGmA1987 glad to see people still playing with this theme! Thank you!

  57. Posted 2013/01/03 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    The link for lockscreen’s slider is down. Can you update link ?

  58. Posted 2013/01/04 at 2:01 am | Permalink
  59. Posted 2013/01/04 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    @Adeval @rdm777 sorry guys i lost the locker files too, get it from xda.

  60. Posted 2013/02/23 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    dude, i got 2 problems. 1st: my phone doesn’t lock anymore, when i press the home button it goes directly to home screen and not in the locker(i tried widgetlocker and go locker but both failed) 2nd: the minimal reader doesn’t show anything.

  61. Posted 2013/02/26 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    @miztapet 1.maybe you should “enable” widgetlocker as lockscreen.
    2. have to connect mnml reader to your google reader account.

  62. Posted 2013/04/28 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    hi, i edited the blank files to have best fit on galaxy s2 (just some little things to have centered icons and aligned widget on s2 screen). To use with nova, 7×7 grid size and “SIWS icon set by at428hk”. if you think it can be useful for others, then add this zip to description.
    Really really really amazing theme!! love it!! :)
    http://www.multiupload.nl/CS4W1Z1PO8

    PS. this shuold be the slider…
    http://www.multiupload.nl/5HQ60WTG30

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