SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

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    SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

    Post by ZduneX25 on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:29 am

    Background and concepts
    Some people asked me how i placed Icons in the Soft keys like i do so I thought I should explain.
    I maked this mod in 2006 but some years later I discovered that some carriers have used this mod too (thx for kn1000 to let me know about it)am not sure if I was the first motomodder to it Razz
    All the fonts and symbols you see on your phone when you are entering text or reading something are stored in a codegroup called CG4 in the Firmware.
    Each charecter has something called a Unicode value. This is a universal ID used by lots of devices meaning a text file can be transferred to another device and the other device will be able to read it fine. Each Unicode code has a symbol or image accosiated with it within the langpack. By "image" we are referring to the font design.
    When you enter the letter A it goes to the langpack and draws the 'image' accosiated with A.
    But what if we change that so it looks like a ball for instance?
    It will draw the ball image when you enter the letter 'a'.
    Then...
    All you need to do is modify an unused symbol to look like you want it to, and then reference it to the softkeys!

    The guide
    [i]
    You will need MotoLangEditor
    Open your langpack file with (CG4.smg, It Needs to be the smg file! If you have a SHX you will need to learn how to split it)
    You will now see all your font chars.




    Scroll down to the end of the char's window and look. There are some symbols that you never use:



    We will replace this symbols format to looks like a icon of your choice.
    Select a symbol you have never used, and you will see it in the program's window with some editing tools like "Paint".
    Click on Zoom icon to enlarge the character image (for a better view)



    I will modify the Symbols 20A3, 20A4 and 20A7:
    Select the 20A3 Char
    Then Press Ctrl+Alt+W and write 14 in the opened window then click "Set Size"
    Use the editing tools to draw a back icon:



    Do the same with other two icons but draw a select icon in the 20A4 char and a exit icon in the 20A7 char:



    Let's go to the next step: Putting the symbols in softkeys.
    We will mod the "back" "select" and "exit" texts of the softkeys. Click on the String tab of the program.
    Then copy the string id for the "back" text in the box hightled on the image below..the string id for back is 02D4..



    All you need to do is replace the "back" text with the modded symbol....open the attached text file with a text editor:
    you should see these symbols:


    Just copy the first symbol......then paste this symbol into the text box of the program.
    Then click on "add symbol" button and paste it again on the opened window:



    Do the same with the other buttons.
    Click the ID 0305 for the "select" text and paste the second symbol (Copy from the attached text file).
    Click the ID 02E3 for the "exit" symbol and paste the last symbol.
    What this does is when your phone tries to load 'back' it sees the modified icons we made.
    To then complete this mod, just hit save! All you need to do is compile the C4.smg with you preferred program.

    AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO DO THIS:

    Example: open Flash & Backup > click on the "firmware" tab > click select file > open your old shx langpack file > click on the CG4 > click replace > select your modded langpack (the file we just made) > click save as > select format shx>type a name > then click save.
    Flash it to your phone like any other flash file and enjoy your new modded keys!



    You can replace any symbols you want...to make any symbols you want to replace any text in your phone ^^ including the "play,edit,send,erase,etc" text in your softkeys...is the same thing you've done...you just need to find the String id's!
    Thx to all MotoModders Wink
    I hope you find this usefull and like it so much =P
    Tutorial by Fenix X if you want to share please share my name together XD

    All credits by @Fenix X
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    Re: SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

    Post by Dedie on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:21 pm

    it alwasy confusing me about add some symbol on softkey... huft
    hope can make some lp base on this tutor...
    thx alot fenix n zdunex... keep share masta
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    Re: SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

    Post by ZduneX25 on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:32 am

    I already made one, but in my native language: Polish.
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    Also you can replace polish with bahasa ^^
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    Re: SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

    Post by Dedie on Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:13 am

    Did there a way to copy paste symbol of window font n then we put on softkey ?
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    Re: SoftKeys mod Guide by Fenix X

    Post by ZduneX25 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:07 am

    nope, there are symbols: ₣₤₧

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