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    Default [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    This guide is intended to show how to obtain a main menu with custom structure and custom folders in our cfws (as in the screenshots below - check the icons for Media, GPS and Office folders)

    !! For safety reasons, don't skip this step !!
    On your hacked phone, use a file browser and copy the C:\Private\101F4CD2\Content\appshelldata.xml to another location on your phone/mmc as a backup. Also, put RomPatcher and the file browser shortcuts on the homescreen; why? When testing the file, if it's edited bad, the main menu won't work anymore, so this way you can restore the original file.

    These are the actual steps:

    1. On the phone, create and arrange folders and icons as you want. Rename the custom folders in such way so you can recognize them easily when editing the file on the pc.

    2. Copy C:\Private\101F4CD2\Content\appshelldata.xml to your pc

    3. Check this link for the special folders UIDs: UID List of Nokia System Folders. Not all those UIDs work for 5800.

    4. Edit the file with any text editor as follows:

    - search for your names of the custom folders
    - add this line in each custom folder section, replacing the xxxx with the Minor ID and the yyyy with the Major ID
    icon_file="Z:\resource\apps\Menu.mif" icon_skin_minor_id="xxxx" icon_skin_major_id="yyyy"

    Check the screenshot at the end of this post for an example of some custom folders and their appropiate UIDs. Take care to preserve the syntax (paste the line in the appropiate place, don't forget quotes, don't accidentaly delete the > or < signs etc.).

    Save the file.

    5. Test the new menu by uploading the file back to C:\Private\101F4CD2\Content\ and restarting your phone.

    If all went well and the custom folders are ok, you can insert it in your cfw; the file path is rofs2\private\101F4CD2\Content\. After flashing, the menu will have the order and custom icons you chosed; no need to waste time in arranging it after each flash.

    Notes:
    If the custom folders have the default icon, try another theme (the default 5800 theme doesn't seem to have icons for all custom folders). In general, all themes that use the 7 icon pack should show the custom icons.
    I understand N97 has a different file for the menu, so this may not work.
    You can choose the custom icons from another mif file also (with diff. icon themes included), but I don't know how to do it yet.
    I also attached my appshelldata.xml file. Test it, modify it, whatever; just backup your original one.


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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    Thanks

    +1

    Really thanks

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    No problem, I just hope I made it easy to understand

    Have fun modding!

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    thanks bro nice guide i love it

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    You must change only the Drive letter from C to Z. I have it like that in my 5800 and my N97, with 21 folders in the menu.

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    woohoo nice one
    I really wanted this and now I can add to my CFW
    the 5800 is getting better day by day
    thanks!

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    thanks. +1 mate

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    Thanks for this, I saw this file not too long ago but I was wondering whether it worked or not so thanks for this "confirmation of theory!"

    +1

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    Quote Originally Posted by SLaRe
    You must change only the Drive letter from C to Z. I have it like that in my 5800 and my N97, with 21 folders in the menu.
    Actually, you need to copy the file from C (I know it's in Z also) because that's the one that gets modified when you reorganise the menu on the phone (step 1); it's easier to take the menu already arranged and just add the custom icons.

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    Default Re: [Guide] Custom menu structure in 5800 CFW

    I already did this yesterday in my cooked FW, but edited with Menu editor and copied menu.mif and appshelldata.xml in Z:/.
    Nice tutorial for users.


 
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