HTC has made a lot of commotion these past few weeks after announcing its upcoming One series of phones at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain last February. Along with the announcement was the unveiling of its flagship phone, the lightning-fast quad-core HTC One X and its eye-catching HTC Sense 4.0 UI spearheading the event.
Without a doubt, HTC’s Sense 4.0 UI is probably one of the best-looking custom UIs available in the market today, making any non-HTC smartphone owner jealous. But, that is soon about to change, as XDA Developers member b_bhavu was easily swept away with the HTC Sense 4.0 UI that he managed to try and get the interface running on his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2 with the help of CyanogenMod’s built-in Theme Chooser.
Combining the elements of the inbuilt Theme Chooser in CyanogenMod 7, users of the Galaxy S2 can now have a similar Sense 4.0 UI feel on their devices. This process involves a compilation of a home launcher, theme, and some tweaks to have that Sense UI feel on your device.
Take note that these instructions will not install HTC Sense 4.0 on your Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. Rather, these will merely set up the theme so that your phone will look like it’s the HTC One X made by Samsung.
If you’re interested in getting the Sense 4.0 look and feel running on your Samsung Galaxy S2, then continue reading the rest of this guide to know more.
- Download the HTC Sense 4.0 theme package from here (sense4.rar, 33.6 MB).
- Decompress the RAR archive using WinRAR or a similar program. Save the files to a folder on your PC.
- Inside the extraction folder, you will find a file named NTsense.apk. Copy the file to your phone and install it.
- Launch the CyanogenMod Theme Chooser on your phone.
- Browse for the NTsense theme and apply it.
- Launch the Fancy Widgets app. Go to Appearance settings > Clock skins > All. Download and apply any skin you like. This creates the /sdcard/Android/data/fancywidgets/clockskins directory.
- On your computer, look for the H7CSlateClock folder from among the extracted files. Copy the said folder to the clockskins directory on your phone.
- Apply the widget. Select the H7CSlateClock skin.
- Launch the MagicLocker Main app and set it not to use its own homescreen replacement.
- Apply the Sense 3.0 – Magic Locker Theme.
- Customize your display further by using the HTC Sense 4.0 wallpapers and ringtones included in the theme package you downloaded.
- Go to GO Launcher EX settings and make sure you use circular transition. Also set the transition to Smooth.
Congratulations! You now have the look and feel of HTC Sense 4.0 on your
HTC One X Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.