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Screen Of the Day on 09/05/2012
Date Added: Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

This theme is using the same method as my previous ‘Swiping Cards’.
The keys of this sort of screens are:
make the wallpaper not scrolling
overlapping widgets (prime only)
use UCCW as background of widgets

Special thanks to @xNiikk and @mathewrice (Colorfulvisuals) for the inspiration of layout design.

Nova Prime settings:

Desktop –
7×7 grid
set ‘none’ for both width and height margin
no search bar
4 homescreens
‘Cube’ scroll effect…of course
Check infinite scroll, resize widgets, widget overlap and overlap when placing

Drawer – up to you doesn’t affect the setup

Dock –
Enable dock
None width margin
Medium dock height
hide divider and shadow

Look and feel –
hide notification bar

UCCW files:

Each surface of cube has 2 to 3 individual uccw widgets and all the weather information is FAKE and static. It’s because I can’t get weather work even I have latest version of UCCW. Please change it back to real info by yourself if it works on your device.

Ask if you are facing difficulties when apply this theme.

  1. Posted 2012/09/04 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    very nice n clean work ^^

  2. Posted 2012/09/04 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    @Mujodroid Thanks! but funny I found email and browser icons are switched by mistake!

  3. Posted 2012/09/04 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    @AT428HK I really like the method you just did, I’ve just been thinking about a similar kind of cubed ui. May I will do and publish it with another look:-) Congrat, man!

  4. Posted 2012/09/04 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Amazing work!!

  5. Posted 2012/09/04 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Amazing work!! waiting for the details, I really love the cube ui.
    Thanks for all your hard work :-)

  6. Posted 2012/09/04 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    this is very cool :)

  7. Posted 2012/09/04 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Is the swiping of the center screen only available in apex launcher?or can u do it with other launchers?bcoz i have gingerbread nd have tried many launchers but the whole wallpaper moves(swipes) ….btw awesome work =]

  8. Posted 2012/09/04 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    @garyarts thanks! Can’t wait to see your version!
    @anikrish @Leeft Will provide details when I am on PC.
    @cvdesignlab thanks your works are amazing too.
    @Ishaan any launchers if you can set wallpaper non-scrolling.

  9. Posted 2012/09/04 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    This straight up amazes me. The stuff you keep coming up with is astounding. I wish I had the time to devote to making kewl little things like this with my design thrown in. Kudos!

  10. Posted 2012/09/04 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Nice, I love how you integrate the transition effects.

  11. Posted 2012/09/04 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    do share the tutorial:)

  12. Posted 2012/09/04 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Alex, something is wrong with your head?, you keep coming out with this crazy ideas Dude! Congrats to you another one out the park

  13. Posted 2012/09/05 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Slam Dunk!
    Love your work!

  14. Posted 2012/09/05 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Mighty fly!

  15. Posted 2012/09/05 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    This is awesome but most importantly seems very practical too.

  16. Posted 2012/09/05 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    ho ….nice screen……

  17. Posted 2012/09/05 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    @phoenixwave thanks it’s fun!
    @A_Random_screenShot thanks.
    @amalcns see description
    @TheRubenator haha! I easily get inspired these days!
    @mathewrice @MissionImprobable @Hagow @kevingcru WOW! thank you very much!

  18. Posted 2012/09/05 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    @all updated nova settings and uzip files in description.

  19. Posted 2012/09/05 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    @all wallpaper
    it’s only suitable for galaxy nexus with nova settings above.

  20. Posted 2012/09/05 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    what is that font you are using?

    EDIT: nevermind, I got it. Great work btw.

  21. Posted 2012/09/05 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I don’t feel like doing screens anymore. Why bother when you’re around. :)
    Just a small favor of you’re not to busy; I prefer using apex over nova, and I know many people have already bought the paid apex app, so could you make a version for it with the small modifications that need to be done?I have to admit I tried doing it myself but failed miserably. Thank you do much

  22. Posted 2012/09/05 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    @jobe1785 Jobe, you are exaggerating XD!
    will try to make it works on apex pro but i need some time as it is quite hard to draw the wall that fit the scale.

  23. Posted 2012/09/05 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Congratulation, this screen has been selected as Screen of the Day 05/09/12

  24. Posted 2012/09/05 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Omg I suck trying to set this to galaxy note is a fail for me can’t get wallpaper to act right and line up with widgets

  25. Posted 2012/09/05 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    great work, mate!!

  26. Posted 2012/09/06 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Hey Alex. Great work here. It works perfect also on SGS3, paranoid android. (needa adjust the wallpaper a bit).
    By the way, what music player are you using here which has got a transparent widget?


  27. Posted 2012/09/06 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    @Peachanan @blackbearblanc thank you so much again.
    @mjeezy3947 wall fits for galaxy nexus only you have to adjust a bit.
    @JYFlyBird it should work on paranoid phone because it has a bottom status bar which is like the navbar on nexus. Music widget is phantom music control paid version.

  28. Posted 2012/09/06 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    awesome work!!!

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  30. Posted 2012/09/06 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    @ALEX T install the latest version of uccw from here
    The version in the market is outdated, I had the same problem with weather but it works just fine now after installing the latest version
    PS: Amazing work indeed!

  31. Posted 2012/09/06 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    @AT428HK thanks! I appreciate it.

  32. Posted 2012/09/06 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    @JYFlyBird could you upload the edited file for the S3? :)

  33. Posted 2012/09/06 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    shit. I’m done. I’m not attempting any more homescreens. Between you , Jeppe and xNiikk you’re killing me. But I love it!

  34. Posted 2012/09/06 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    @AT428HK just EPIC!! switching to right right now :)

  35. Posted 2012/09/06 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    could you give a tutorial on how to install it?

  36. Posted 2012/09/06 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Severely impressed

  37. Posted 2012/09/06 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    ALEX T. can you make this for Htc one x ?

  38. Posted 2012/09/06 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T. I love your theme!! Regarding UCCW weather, after you install the latest version (2.0.6?) you have to add a couple of new icons to your weather icon set in order for some of the new conditions to show up.

  39. Posted 2012/09/06 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    @ALEX T. Yea I know but I wanted so bad I almost have it not as polished as yours but almost got it

  40. Posted 2012/09/06 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    What font is btw that’s the main thing I’m missing right now

  41. Posted 2012/09/06 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    @mjeezy3947 font is Roboto Thin. Thought it might have been on a hunch and it was.

  42. Posted 2012/09/07 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    i have everything ready to use this on my hTC sensation, i’m so excited! but, some uzips seem to be corrupted or something. when trying to import them in UCCW it keeps loading endlessly, and when i try to rename them to .zip to take out the files individually, it says the file is corrupt….any help for this great work of art? :)

  43. Posted 2012/09/07 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    @Arabology check "compatibility mode"in uccw settings and try again.

  44. Posted 2012/09/07 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    @pleasenomore yes it is thanks.

  45. Posted 2012/09/07 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    @spickett123 ya everything is fine now thank you.

  46. Posted 2012/09/07 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Thank you Alex T. i did try that but still doesn’t work properly….:/
    they’re the following: cubebatttoggles.uzip

  47. Posted 2012/09/07 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Last thing I promise icons what set is that @pleasenomore

  48. Posted 2012/09/07 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    I’m having the same problem as Arabology. I can’t import those 3 uzip files. Also, should all the icons on the left side of the cube be present in the uccw widgets? If so, they aren’t showing up for me either.

  49. Posted 2012/09/07 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    @Arabology @jjjnmk try these uzip files
    @mjeezy3947 @jjjnmk
    you have to have android icons pack stored in your phone, download here:

  50. Posted 2012/09/07 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    @Alex T. the drop box link is to your actual dropbox, i can’t access it x) please give us the download link :) thank you so much for your help, i’m half way through making this work.

  51. Posted 2012/09/07 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    @AT428HK Thanks for the icons. I think….only you can access that dropbox link.Thanks so much for taking the time to help Arabology and I. I really love the screen you’ve made .<
    I have just one more question heh. The Camera/Gallery and Text/Phone things are part of the wallpaper. How do you make them functional?

  52. Posted 2012/09/07 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    @jjjnmk What i did is use desktop visualizer. its an app. you launch it, pick the app you want it to launch and then pick the icon you want it to have. you have to use an invisible icon so that way when you place it over whatever you want it to launch it lines up and looks pretty. Or just use nova launchers built in feature. Long press the icon, click edit, click the icon, click you preferred way of sorting thru pictures and navigate to the invisible icon. The invis icon is what you need but i think a quick google search will be able to help with that. place it somewhere that it wont take a long time to navigate to

  53. Posted 2012/09/07 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    So awesome thanx for da help @Alex t and @everyone on da post almost done time to save n start on the sliding cards ;-)

  54. Posted 2012/09/07 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    which icons did you use at the “cubeapp” widgeet? Can you please link them?

  55. Posted 2012/09/08 at 12:35 am | Permalink
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  57. Posted 2012/09/08 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    @AT428HK You sir are awesome.

  58. Posted 2012/09/08 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    @all made a version for apex launcher pro.

  59. Posted 2012/09/09 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Put him in an Asylum quick :-)
    This is WONDERFUL Madness
    Incredibly amazing concept :-)

  60. Posted 2012/09/09 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    How do I correctly placed?There will be gap

  61. Posted 2012/09/09 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Hey Alex, this is really great work.
    Could you please help me? When I import the cubeapps.uzip in UCCW, the images are missing from the right hand side. When I try to import the rest, it keeps saying “Please wait, skin import underway”, it stays like this for a few mins then stops working. I am a total nube when it comes to this sort of stuff….


  62. Posted 2012/09/10 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Hey Alex, I have what is likely to be the silliest question you’ve received, but how do I actually make the widgets “do” anything?

    What I mean is, whenever I try to select or use any of the widgets, it just takes me back into UCCW for the settings for that widget. The widgets are also unable to rotate as well. Any step I’m missing?

    P.S I don’t suppose their is any kind of guide or video tutorial for this, is there? I tried to search for one before posting this, but I did not find anything.

  63. Posted 2012/09/10 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Alright, I got my first issue figured out, I had left UCCW in edit mode. >.<

    However, now I'm only able to get the email/browser widget to work. Now if I try something else, like weather or music, the widget turns into a white box and doesn't launch anything. The email/browser widget launchs both Gmail and Chrome just fine. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? The scrolling feature of the widgets seems to still be non-functional as well.

    EDIT: Alright, not sure what resolved that it, but the widgets simply started working as normal, as far the white box issue goes. I am unable to get the rotating down it seems.

    Alex, I actually really dig your homescreen on your phone, would it be possible to upload those widgets you already have made for us to use? Thanks!

  64. Posted 2012/09/10 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    to make the widgets “do” what you want, choose the the Hotspots in the “Select Object” and edit that up.

  65. Posted 2012/09/10 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    @Requisition rss reader, music player and toggles are individual widgets not made by UCCW.

  66. Posted 2012/09/11 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    amazing theme, i envy your creativity! i think a video should be made with a step by step process im just too noob for this, i got everything on my phone but once i try to put the uzip files i cant get them to fit correctly there’s a big gap between the gallery and the clock, can anyone help with this please?

  67. Posted 2012/09/11 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    Going to recreate this on my SGSII. I have been having problems with UCCW weather too, no idea what’s up.

    Edit: Oh right, the wallpaper. Only works with Galaxy Nexus I guess? Or would there be an easy way to scale it to Galaxy S2? Since I don’t get around the cropping menu at all. FIXED (kinda)

  68. Posted 2012/09/11 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    will this work on the samsung galaxy s3?

  69. Posted 2012/09/11 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Cant figure out how to get the camera, gallery,text, and phone to work. i tried with desktop visualizer, but the icon didnt sit flush with the screen. I also tried with UCCW, but that didnt work either… i need help!!! email me at [email protected]

    EDIT: using galaxy nexus

  70. Posted 2012/09/11 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    @micc117 nope, already tried

  71. Posted 2012/09/11 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    can somebody please modify it to fit a sg3 . pleaseeeeeee this theme is UNREALLLL and i want it

  72. Posted 2012/09/11 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Amazing, hopefully I can post my own creations one day :). Keep up the great work

  73. Posted 2012/09/12 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    @kazlow I got it to work on the GS3, you have to change the desktop height to medium rather than none, but the only thing is there’s still a small space between the two elements in the green homescreen

    Also, how do you get the gmail unread info to show up? having a hard time finding out that setting

  74. Posted 2012/09/12 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    @kazlow I have the setup on my Galaxy S3 right now, if you want I can email you all the Files i needed :)

  75. Posted 2012/09/13 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Hey Alex,

    Could you please advise on the below: -

    Posted 2012/09/09 at 9:13 pm

    Hey Alex, this is really great work.
    Could you please help me? When I import the cubeapps.uzip in UCCW, the images are missing from the right hand side. When I try to import the rest, it keeps saying “Please wait, skin import underway”, it stays like this for a few mins then stops working. I am a total nube when it comes to this sort of stuff….


  76. Posted 2012/09/13 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    nice.. just perfect. i’m going to customize it for my sgs3. What font do u use? Sorry for my english.

  77. Posted 2012/09/13 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Which widgets have you used for rssreader and music?

  78. Posted 2012/09/14 at 5:19 pm | Permalink
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  80. Posted 2012/09/16 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Ingenious! Just when I was starting to think customizations can only go so far.. you bring up something truly unique and creative. :)

  81. Posted 2012/09/16 at 4:59 am | Permalink
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  83. Posted 2012/09/17 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Someone needs to make a tutorial for this lol
    Galaxy s3!

  84. Posted 2012/09/18 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  85. Posted 2012/09/18 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    @all I am not going to make a version for GS3 because I have another setup on it. Please modify by yourself sorry!

  86. Posted 2012/09/18 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    @dandylion i am shy haha!

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  89. Posted 2012/09/20 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    @polarstarx 看看gphonefans有中文解說

  90. Posted 2012/09/20 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    @ alex t. i have a little question i have problem to adapt the wallpaper on my galaxy s3……
    if i change my custom rom and put the paranoid android that have the navbar like the nexus can i resolve ?or always i need to resize the wallpaper?thx very much…..

  91. Posted 2012/09/20 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    @peterpan79 yup someone said if gs3 on paranoid rom with bottom navbar fit this wall: try it and report to me.
    but this is only for nova launcher! apex wall see apex version.

  92. Posted 2012/09/20 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    @AT428HK oh my god seems work with paranoid the wall is perfect adaptable

  93. Posted 2012/09/20 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    here there is a screenshoot of my desktop
    is a little bit offset do u have some council?

  94. Posted 2012/09/20 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    for all you guys how assign what do to the fake surface of cube?i must use the function hotspot in uccw?

  95. Posted 2012/09/21 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    @AT428HK 這個效果用apex好像做不出來,apps的icon不能疊加到UCCW上面,有冇解決方法?

  96. Posted 2012/10/10 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    alex t where u are? we are all need of your screen and of your help m8

  97. Posted 2012/10/10 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    @polarstarx u need apex pro
    @peterpan79 Visit my blog and we work this out. StylishAndroid.blogspot.HK
    I never try this on gs3.

  98. Posted 2012/10/10 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    thx very much……..didnt know u had a blog…..loool

  99. Posted 2012/10/13 at 5:03 am | Permalink
  100. Posted 2012/10/29 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Can someone upload the GS3 files for this please?

  101. Posted 2012/11/16 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    All the drop box links are duds.

  102. Posted 2012/11/23 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    The links doesn’t work anymore. Can you fix them?

  103. Posted 2012/12/14 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    is there any mod for the note 2?… widgets are to small for the note… and grids dont align on the wallpaper =(

  104. Posted 2013/02/01 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Here is my take on your theme on my note 2

  105. Posted 2013/05/13 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    links are dead :( re up anyone?

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