Windows 6.5 has brought us some of the best and easiest functioning we have ever seen on windows mobile devices, as it has evolved so has its beauty except for its icons when using the new large start menu.
As many of you have been frustrated with the distorted/pixelated resolution of most of your icons when using custom ROM’s with large icons in the start menu. I have put this guide together for you to show you how to get the full potential of beauty from your device.
First step is to download and install JWMD Icon Changer from here- http://jaywinmodev.b...-mobile-65.html . For those of you who were using this before and had issues with some icons of programs or apps not showing these issues have been fixed with the latest release. There’s a demo on You Tube you can watch to see how to use it but it’s very basic and user friendly.
Next step is to search and download icons which you like, I will post a few links here just to get you started but you can search on Google for more icons as there are literally thousands you can choose from and they’re all free!.
Start searching for icons here- http://www.customxp....ctory/?langid=1 .This is probably one of the best sites for icons. Download files in PNG. format at either 128x128 or 256x256 resolution which is what I prefer except it can cause lag in your menu on some ROM's otherwise I would not recommend going smaller than 128x128 or larger than 256x256 resolution and save it to your computer then to your phone.
Some icons may appear smaller than others or you would like to customize the whole icon, you then need to use a professional paint program like Photoshop to change the size or customize the look of your icons for example with Smart Converter I had to use two icons to replicate the original, one was the ruler which I changed the angle to 45degree's then I placed the beaker on top of it. This is needed as I could not locate an original in that resolution so you therefore have to create some from scratch. Another example is the Sprite back-up icon for which I had to remove the picture from their header on the website then create the right size using Photoshop.
Some of you will probably not be familiar with creating or customizing icons but don’t worry as you don’t necessarily need to use an exact icon as the original because you can use any icon you like and be creative!!
Feel free to post up your displays and if you have any links or icons you have created/customized!
Credit to original authors of icons.
Here’s some photos of Hi-Res icons on my i900 using P_Dhee's 23518 rom- Click on pics to get a clearer image!!!!!
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Install this if you have small icons in start menu- Large_Icons.cab 10.34K 424 downloads
Icons- Ive made some new ones- AEButtons and JWMD Apps(icon changer) AEB___JWMD.jpg 143.17K 196 downloads
200x200 resolution icons by Twolf- icons.zip 1.08MB 689 downloads
Ic0nsoft icon- Iconsoft.rar 12.12K 365 downloads
Smart Converter icon- Smart_converter.rar 74.98K 350 downloads
AEButtons- aebplus.rar 10.21K 266 downloads
Icon Changer- JWMD_icon_changer.rar 79.75K 483 downloads
Edited by Sb., 14 February 2010 - 10:40 PM.