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05-20-2012, 07:06 PM #1
[Review] VolumeCustomize - Extreme Volume HUD Customization
Just a couple of weeks ago, we showed you a free jailbreak tweak dubbed VolumeColor, which was a team effort by iOS developers CoolStar and PrimeCode. The tweak allowed the user to change the color of the volume HUD (heads up display) to a color from a list of pre-defined colors. Since the colors were pre-defined, this meant that the list of colors was limited, and user-customization was bottlenecked. In an attempt to make a tweak of a better caliber, iOS developer CoolStar has released a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed VolumeCustomize.
VolumeCustomize is like VolumeColor on steroids. The tweak allows for not only easy color changing, but also the use of RGB sliders for additional color flexibility, the ability to use gradient color combinations for the volume HUD, and even the ability to use pictures for a HUD background. Both the gradient and the picture functionality are illustrated in the screenshots above as the feature allowing you select colors can be seen in the VolumeColor review, which is linked above.
Once installed, VolumeCustomize comes with a preferences pane, which can be found in the Settings application. From here, you can pick your HUD color, pick your secondary color for the gradient, or choose between color, gradient, or picture mode. You have the ability to pick from a list of pre-defined colors or to use the RGB sliders, which ultimately gives you the ability to pick literally any color you want to use. The picture option is currently experimental and the volume indicator dots will be absent from the HUD when you have the picture option enabled. The developer hopes to have this fixed as the tweak is carried further into development. The preferences pane is displayed below:
The user has the option to make the gradient style a horizontal or a vertical gradient and the ability to adjust the HUDís opacity is also included. To use the gradient feature, you will have to enable the second color using the switch, or else it will not display properly. To set a picture as the HUD's background, you must place a picture of your choice in the directory: /var/mobile/Library/volumebg.png and then respring the device.
Functionally, the tweak seems to work exactly as it was advertised to do so without any issues. The only thing that needs to be worked on is the picture feature so that the indicators appear when volume is adjusted. The tweak does seem to cause a little choppiness in the waves on the right side of the horn in the HUD when colors are changed, so if you can put up with that, the tweak could be a great way to customize your device beyond many other jailbreak tweaks out there. Itís also a steal for being free.
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
05-20-2012, 07:59 PM #2
Wow! This tweak is awesome! I never thought that boring old HUD would look cool, since it has been essentially the same since iPhone Software 1.0 (2007).
05-20-2012, 09:46 PM #3
Can some one help ! how to place a picture of your choice in the directory: /var/mobile/Library/volumebg.png Please !
05-20-2012, 10:40 PM #4
05-21-2012, 03:26 AM #5
Where is that wallpaper from? Could anyone provide a link to it?
05-21-2012, 07:34 PM #6
I love it. Can't wait to get home and try putting a picture on there.
05-25-2012, 12:45 AM #7