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The Tos

macrumors 6502a
Jan 5, 2011
574
72
Buffalo, New York
i tried it this morning. I like it as a change of pace but there were a few things i couldnt get over. It doesnt play well with bitesms. It was hard to launch quick reply from the lock screen. i would have to wait until the banner notification went away then try and double click on the staus bar icon to reply from the lockscreen.

If anyone has found a way around this or if i am doing it wrong, i would love to try this theme again.
 
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3bs

macrumors 603
May 20, 2011
5,432
23
Dublin, Ireland
i tried it this morning. I like it as a change of pace but there were a few things i couldnt get over. It doesnt play well with bitesms. It was hard to launch quick reply from the lock screen. i would have to wait until the banner notification went away then try and double click on the staus bar icon to reply from the lockscreen.

If anyone has found a way around this or if i am doing it wrong, i would love to try this theme again.

Any idea if it'll work with Messages+ on the lock screen and in apps/homescreen?
 
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ideal.dreams

macrumors 68020
Jul 19, 2010
2,328
936
Ohio
I found out about this theme today and have been using it for about an hour or so. It's a nice change from the boring old iOS but it definitely has its cons.

I don't like that you can't drag the tiles, but instead you have to swipe down on each one individually and select "up" or "down" to move each tile. This process must be done until the tile is where you want it.

I don't like how the weather isn't a live tile like it is on the actual Windows phone OS.

I don't like that Safari is renamed to Internet Explorer. I know, I know, Windows and all, but what an insult to Safari :D.

There is also no support for a passcode. The theme does not allow you to set one and if you use the standard iOS passcode, you will swipe up to unlock the phone and be greeted by a number pad a second later to type in the passcode.

When you select an app under the notifications tab in the charm bar, you can only add an app. There is no option to remove it from the list.

You can't change your profile picture on the home screen, only your username. The icon remains the silhouette of a person.

All in all, it's not bad but could use some touching up.
 
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Dylatron2000

macrumors regular
Aug 4, 2011
105
0
Durham, NC
I found that you can add BiteSMS as a live tile almost like the stock messages app by going into iFile folder for the tiles (or SSH'ing in) and making a new folder called com.BiteSMS and adding the contents of stock messages to the new folder.

Only problem is that whenever I get a new text, instead of showing the content of the new text in the tile, it shows an old text from a group chat of mine. Maybe thats just my problem and maybe a respring will help but it has gotten kind of annoying.

But also I agree, lack of passcode is no bueno

And the unnecessary difficulty of moving tiles is a pain in the @$$
 
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vastoholic

macrumors 68000
Jan 28, 2009
1,957
1
Tulsa, OK
I just discovered this theme last night. It's the only one that I can't get to work. It appears the developer didn't continue to update it because it said my device is not supported. iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1. There are other Metro themes that work but just aren't updated for the 4" screen. Metroon really looked like the best one of them all. I'm currently using Metro 8.2 and regular Metro. They just don't seem as full fledged as Metroon.
 
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quietstormSD

macrumors 65816
Mar 2, 2010
1,070
404
San Diego, CA
Pretty cool. Nice to ooo and aah your friends and have them say, "How'd you do that?". But too many kinks right now to have it on the phone 24/7
 
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Auxo

macrumors 6502
Mar 7, 2013
335
0
A³tweaks
Looks awfully nice to me!
But I don't know if I could live with the possible battery drain or RAM usage it will conquer.
 
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