In this video, we take a look at one of the better mods for the home screen in Sense 2.5. It extends functionality by giving you access to tons of quick links via sliding panels and also by displaying more appointment information. It’s currently in beta, so it’s hit or miss depending on which build of Sense 2.5 you’re running. The creator, Co0kieMonster, will likely come out with separate releases that are compatible with different builds of 2.5.
Stay tuned to Co0kieMonster’s thread on XDA-developers for a final, more stable version of the mod or grab the first beta release from one of his recent posts. If you plan to test the beta, you may want to back-up your files. As you can see in the clip above, I was able to install it without issues (Sense 2.5.2011). The one bug I noticed is that “All Day” appointments don’t show up on the home screen for some reason. Hopefully, this issue will be resolved soon. I was also able to uninstall without issues.
Update: Co0kie’s Home Tab beta 2 is now available! It includes a number of bug fixes and now supports all day appointments. The next release is said to be the final version.
Update 2: the home tab mod has gone final (v1.5). It has a few extra features and is supposed to be smoother on non-hd2 devices. Get it from the first post on the XDA thread linked above.
Update 3: there’s now a configurator to go along with the mod for easy customization. The mod itself has also been updated with more features, so you may want to read our latest article.
Add Call History and increase Quick Links to 60 or 75:
To add a call history bar above your appointments, use a registry editor and navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareHTCManila,” then go to “Co0kie.ShowCallHistory” and change the value from 0 to 1. The home screen will look cluttered, but some users may need a feature like this.
To expand the quick links from 48 to 60 or 75, navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareHTCManila,” then go to “Co0kie.QuickLinksMode” and change the value from 0 to 1. I’ve posted some screenshots below to give you an idea of the massive amount quick links you’ll have at your disposal, should you decide to make this edit. You can also increase this to an unbelievable 75 by changing the value to 2.