iPhone Metroon for iOS - Windows 8 on iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by NbinHD, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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  2. The Tos macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Any idea if it'll work with Messages+ on the lock screen and in apps/homescreen?
     
  4. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  5. Dylatron2000 macrumors regular

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    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 @$$
     
  6. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    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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  8. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  9. kiddk1 macrumors regular

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    haha agreed, windows is horrible
     
  10. hgrimberg macrumors 6502a

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    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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