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Old 07-20-2010, 09:26 PM
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What is UCI and what does it do for customizing the J3? I understand that whatever this UCI is, it was made for the S9 and not the J3 so support is a bit... wonky?

After getting someone to define what UCI is and why anyone would want it, maybe we could populate this thread with S9 customizations that work on the J3?
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:44 AM
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What is UCI and what does it do for customizing the J3? I understand that whatever this UCI is, it was made for the S9 and not the J3 so support is a bit... wonky?

After getting someone to define what UCI is and why anyone would want it, maybe we could populate this thread with S9 customizations that work on the J3?
UCI = User Created Interface. It's used to customize the the user interface. It's really ought to be called CGUI, as in Customized Graphical User Interface.

You can probably consider it as a "Theme" or "Skin", but it's seems more versatile as the creator can really design a completely new GUI.

I too would really like to see a UCI created specifically for the J3, as opposed to hand me down UCIs from the S9.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:15 PM
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Ok. So we now know what it is. Anyone have configurations from the S9 that work well with the J3?

I guess I will try going through the S9 website to see how it's done and I suppose I can post a little FAQ for new J3 owners.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:23 PM
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Installation is very easy. Navigate to the System\Flash UI folder and drag and drop. Make sure the mainmenu file is trailed with a number between 1 and 3. e.g mainmenu1.swf. When the J3 boots up, it goes to menu 1 methinks and you can switch to 2 or 3 using the menu switcher swipe bar.

So far, Claw UI seems the most user friendly. It has tons and tons of customizations.

The coolest thing I've found so far is that it includes an on the go playlist editor! It's not perfect because it's working around the restrictions of the device but it is very very clever. It uses your favorites list to populate, order, and load the playlists.

Now for the bugs:

One thing that is definitely broken is going into the settings page using any UCI will cause the icons in the top bar to wig out and will be generally non-responsive. Some things work but going to different pages does not.

Another thing broken with Claw's is the bottom bar lets you switch back to menu 2 or 3 but those menus (at least the built in ones) will have the top bar wig out and will generally be non-responsive.

If you are going to try this UCI out, I would recommend making 2 copies of mainmenu1.swf and renaming them mainmenu2.swf and mainmenu3.swf. This will replace all the base menus and at least switching between menus will not make your device wig out.

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