TW Launcher 4.5

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  1. Vinnie981

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    All credit to Swiftwork and Fr4gg0r over at XDA

    [​IMG] TW Launcher 4.5


    This is the twlauncher 4.5, actually the tw4 launcher from Samsung heavily modified by me and Swiftwork.

    What has been added
    Integrated Settings: to reach it, press menu, then preferences
    you can adjust lots of stuff here

    Homescreen Settings​

    • homescreen count
    • default screen
    • enable/disable landscape (if you enable landscape it will take effect after next boot)
    • number of rows
    • uninstall button on homescreen
    • icon dock count
    • size of indicator (small/big)
    • enable/disable dock background
    • app labels
    • app labels in dock
    • enable/disable indicator auto hide

    App Drawer​

    • number of apps per page
    • number of app columns
    • sort order (normal/alphabetical, alphabetical will be forced after reboot/changing from normal to alphabetical)
    • enable/disable app backdrops
    • enable/disable 3D effect for backdrops

    Badge Counter​

    • enable/disable unread gmail counter (specify accounts to show counter for)
    • enable/disable unread sms counter or Samsung Counter

    System Settings​

    • stay in RAM (enabled by default)

    • install a theme (this moves a .zip from /sdcard/ into the theme dir on /sdcard/.TW4Themes/
    • Choose a theme. How theming currently works:
      you simply zip all the icons. [​IMG]
      You can theme the following:
      app icons: give the .png the name packageName.pngapp backdrops: give the .png the name tile_packageName.pngrandom backdrops: name it tileXX.png where XX goes from 0 to 15 (both inclusive)app icons only for dock: dock_packageName.pnghome icon: dock_home.pngapps icon: dock_apps.pngdock background: dock.pngand more (menus, page indicator etc.)
      You can combine themes (e.g. a full theme and then apply just a dock theme), "Choose Theme" will just overwrite the old icons with supplied icons in the .zip.
      If you select "none", theming dir will be cleared.
      Now I wanna see some great themes. [​IMG]
      Btw: Swiftwork is working on a great tw4Manager, which will probably include the possibility to view&download themes directly on the device.. [​IMG]
    • Example of a dock theme can be downloaded here

    EXTRA Stuff​

    • Resizing for all widgets enabled (long press widget and then drop it without moving)
    • Scrolling widgets are supported (currently not recommended to use though, lags when scrolling)


    • Power Widget stays gray on samsung firmwares (it does not on cm7 for example), after reboot it will be displayed normally.
    • Some/most Samsung widgets won't work without modification with this modded launcher.
    • If you want them back, check this link (thanks to scheichuwe)
    • To fix other widgets, grab the attached key, in AndroidManifest.xml set android:sharedUserId="tw4.fr4gg0r" (if not there add it) and resign it with the downloaded key (password is touchwiz, alias is fr4gg0r) more details here.

    Works with​

    • Every device with armv7 processor and froyo or higher


    • Install the in recovery (also contains ShareApp.apk; this will remove the old twlauncher, so make sure you have another launcher as backup installed!) (if zip does not install the app, /system is not mounted rw, then push the app manually to /system/app/ [remove TouchWiz30Launcher.* if present!] or
    • install the launcher as normal app. This will have some restrictions: for example it cannot uninstall apps (not really tested; only possible if you don't already have a twlauncher installed!)


    • Swiftwork (mainly settings layout, themes, tw4manager)
    • me, Fr4gg0r (the rest [​IMG] )
    • this project took/takes a lot of time, since I am studying and don't have much money, donations are appreciated. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you have questions/bug reports feel free to come on irc (freenode) to #cmsgs

    Don't take the .apk and theme it, instead make a

    v1.4.3: crash when no share app is installed fixed, this time also updated [​IMG]
    v1.4.2: bugfixes, option to show numbers on page indicators, download all samsung widgets here (thx scheichuwe)
    v1.4.1: sms counter crash fixed
    v1.4: theming fix, overshoot on homescreen & appdrawer, performance optimizations, send email on crash
    v1.3: fix for froyo, a permission was missing
    v1.2: theming updated! more possibilities!
    v1.1: -fc on startup fixed

    Download counts:
    v1.4.2: ~3700
    v1.3: ~2400
    v1.2: ~290
    v1.1: ~1600

    If fails (with error 6), try this one

    Attached Files[​IMG]ShareApp.apk (29.1 KB, 4632 views)[​IMG] (1.3 KB, 4553 views)[​IMG] (2.17 MB, 6095 views)[​IMG]TW4Launcher.apk (2.05 MB, 6378 views)
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