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How-to Make Your Android Phone look like WP7

So you’re a big fan of the new Metro UI of Windows Phone 7 and you desperately want it on your Android device. Of course you’d be tempted to try the Metro UI, because it’s exceptionally beautiful and simplistic to use, but you can only enjoy it on a WP7 phone. However, it’s not impossible to get the similar look of WP7 on your loyal Android phone with the help of some launchers and widgets.

If you’ve been trying to make your Android phone look like WP7 then here’s a helpful tutorial to get things to look more tiled. The most outstanding feature that we need to perfect are those tiles for applications, which are used instead of icons. There are many widgets and themes out there that will make it happen, but it’d be even better if you follow the steps below. Before beginning this, you’ll need to root your device and upgrade to a custom ROM. You cannot do all this on a stock ROM. It’s also preferable to have a really good phone.

Root your phone.

Install CyanogenMod 7 Custom ROM.

Now you’ll need to install Widget Locker, the Lockscreen customization utility that adds custom sliders and shortcuts and the CoWon d3 lock theme for Widget Locker.

You’d also require Clockr Evolution, to get the Windows Phone 7 Clock

If you’re running on the stock ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro, then it’s time you switched them with Launcher 7 Pro.

You would require a Font Changer and then download the font WP7 Segoe light.

Download Simi Clock widget for weather and clock on your homescreen.

Lastly, the Mortem Tuam tile pack and wallpaper for Launcher 7 that you can download from here.

After installing everything, it would all depend on how creative you are in putting all of it together and make a beautiful homescreen for your device. It’s easy once you have it all. Check out some screenshots below of it will look once you’re done with this.

All credit goes to idroidd from deviantart who created this with the help of his Samsung Galaxy Captivate.

What do you think of this? Are you going to try this on your Android phone? I’m a huge fan of the Metro UI and I already tried this on my Xperia X1.

ColorWare: Custom Paint for iPad 2, iPhone 4 and More

There are many websites out there that say that they’ll modify your mobile device and make it look unique, but not all of them do a good job. To help all those people customize their mobile device, specially the very delicate Apple iPhone 4 and the iPad 2, ColorWare has come out with a custom paint job service that will really make you happy. I’m not saying that because I’ve used their service, but many people have and the come has even been featured on Engadget and few other websites.

ColorWare

ColorWare, the website, has a very easy to set-up interface wherein you can right away choose the colors you want you iPhone 4 or iPad 2 to be painted and then hit order. The combinations are really good and really give that unique feel to your Apple product. If you’re tired of that same old boring White or Black look, then go ahead and try out ColorWare.

I must however tell you that the variety of products that ColorWare will do a custom paint job on is huge. There are iPads, iPhone 4’s, MacBook Pro, Air, iMac’s, Alienware’s, few BlackBerry Phones and more. So do check them out if you want a unique looking Apple device or BlackBerry or an Alienware laptop.

ColorWare Custom Paint

After looking at the above pictures of the MacBook Air, the Alienware M15x, iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 most of you must have already started customizing your device, ordered and then seen the pricing. Yes, the pricing is pretty high, which you’ll realize once you choose what colors to paint your beloved iPhone 4 or MacBook Pro. You can also buy some products directly from ColorWare, instead of you sending your device for a new coat of paint.

Did you recently happen to buy an Apple iPad 2 or an iPhone 4? Do you want to get yourself a custom one? What do you think of this service?