Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Skinmanager 6.1 and Radio Editor 2 with radio stations logos support

SKINMANAGER 6.1

It's finally here! This new version of skinmanager bring a new interface with a better layout.
It has been under developement for almost half a year and now it is ready to be shown.
The main functions are still the same as the old style but many bugs has been cleared, the usabilty has been greatly improved. 
This is not my work but  mainly the work of a very good friend that i will never thank enough for all the hours he spent on it. I really like the result and i'm sure you all will like it too.
 

HOW TO UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS:
If you have enabled the AutoUpdate feature in the skinmanager settings, it will update skinmanager at next run.
Otherwise, simply go in skintool to update skinmanager.

NOTE: I recommend to first update Skinmanager and olny after that  update the skins.
The unlock code is still the same.

 RADIO EDITOR 2

Radio Editor has been totally re-written from scratch, making it simpler to use and with more functions:
- A Radio station  can be now assigned to a button just clicking on a numbered "Star"
- Text edit is easyer with keyboard automatic toggle
- Text can be enabled\disabled
- You can now assign a Logo\Icon to a button, selecting it from an internal repository
- Also the logos can be enabled\disabled
- All the skins are updated in one shot 



These are the informations that you need to know to be able to use the logos correctly:
1.The logos (for now) can be used only in skins 2, 5 and 6.
2. Skins 3 and 4 still use the labels only assignement.

3. Skins2 (android) and  Skin5 (Carplay) use logos/icons in the png format with a dimension of 120x90 pixels.
    Skin6 (mydean) need png with a dimension of 120x70 pixels.
4. Logos are saved on sdcard in the folder \Skinmanager\Bookmarks. During first install the logos are copied in the unit too.
5. Radio stations Logos can be downloaded from wolkswagen site at this url (just select your Nation and download the zip file):
6. Once downloded extract the zip file in a sub-folder of \Skinmanager\Bookmarks\  on sdcard. Run Radio Editor and update the internal repository with the "Refresh" button
7. To assign the logos to your Bookmarked stations buttons, hold your finger on a Station in the list and a selection window will pop up.
8. If the "Show Icons" toggle switch is disabled, the skin will use the "old style" buttons with labels
  
9. Enabling the "Show Labels" toggle will display the name of the station over the button allowing you to use blank buttons


OTHER ADDITIONS IN THIS RELEASE

As i said Skin6  now have radio station icons too but it has also a couple of more apps: Single Player and the file manager CECMD

 Here is  (a partial) the changelog:
20.02.2017
- Added some smaller empty bookmarks (120x70) for skin6
19.02.2017
- Added radio icons to skin6
- Added SinglePlayer and cecmd to skin6 apps
- Fixed Skin1 theme bug
05.02.2017
- RadioEditor opens png files with any name, any size (it's not resizing them!)
02.02.2017
- Added in  Themer,  Skin1 radio buttons
Changed in skin5 default radio bookmarks with "old style"
Little fix in skin2 Next/Prev radio buttons behaviour
- Fixed all Radio buttons, bookmarks, arrows etc.. in Skin2
24.01.2017
- For RadioEditor to install (and MirrorLink as well) the system need to be patched. If the system can't be patched when RaEd or ML is called for the 1st time, a notification will pop up.
15.01.2017
- Introduced RadioEditor v2.3
14.01.2017
- Added clock to Skin5 audio player
- Fixed dots in skin2 home time
- Updated mirrorlink with ios 10.2 fix
10.01.2017
- Introduced Skinmanager 6.1

 


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If you already have it, you can find the update in my gdrive folder.





40 comments:

  1. Hello Kotix

    Congrats on the new release work of art as usual loving it.....RESPECT
    one question how to apply over the old version especially i notice complete change? i mean does it simply update or is it a complete reinstall from scratch?

    thanks

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    1. In skinmanager settings if you enable the AutoUpdate, it will update skinmanager at next run.
      Otherwise go in skintool to update skinmanager first.
      After that you fan update the skins.

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  2. +1 for me about the method. Also should we use the same skinstall.code ?

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    1. In skinmanager settings if you enable the AutoUpdate, it will update skinmanager at next run.
      Otherwise go in skintool to update skinmanager first.
      After that you fan update the skins.
      Skinstall.code is the dame ;)

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    2. In skinmanager settings if you enable the AutoUpdate, it will update skinmanager at next run.
      Otherwise go in skintool to update skinmanager first.
      After that you fan update the skins.
      Skinstall.code is the same ;)

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  3. I like your stars, along with the rest :)

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  4. Dear logic
    I set skinmanager to auto update replaced the old version with new one and ran skinmaneger but it shoes error and on top skin manger loading and nothing happens and have to restart unit to get it to work any advice?

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    1. It seems that the upgrade is in someway buggy. We are looking for a solution. If you prefer to don't wait you can flash the fw and start all over.

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  5. Dear kotix
    i did like you said and flashed fw and reinstalled skin manager....
    great work as usual, loving the new radio editor but two things missing from the new beautiful interface
    the ability to edit the freq. of the station and the option to add new station if not present in channel list although they were present in the radio editor old interface

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    1. Uhm.. ok. I write down this on out "To do list"
      ;)

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  6. Hello Kotix,
    today I also did the upgrade, but I did not succeed, error occurred in the update, I copied the skinmanager folder to SD as I always did, but it has an error.

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    1. Are you using the 01.03.2017 version of the skinpack?

      Can you send me a picture of the error?

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    2. I Kotix, i have the skin Pack 2+5_21.02.17... is a bug on this version?

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    4. Use the newer, we fixed some small things in it.

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    5. I have some the version from 21_02_17 on my gdrive, where can I download the New version?

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    6. I have some the version from 21_02_17 on my gdrive, where can I download the New version?

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  7. Hello Kotix. Thank you for your work. I have tried multiple times updating the skin manager, but still no luck. Should I download the package from your drive and try it that way?

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    1. Are you using the 01.03.2017 version of the skinpack?

      Can you send me a picture of the error?

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    2. No sir. I am using your current released skinpack.

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    1. I by mistake deleted my post. I am not using 01.03.2017. I used Skinpack6 21.02.2017. I am currently unzipping it again to another sd card to see if i get the error again. I will shoot you an email with the picture if that helps.
      Thanks.

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  9. Good morning Kotix
    I already managed to install the 21.02.2017 by reflashing FW and installing the skinpackbecause the update was buggy
    now i see there is a 01.03.2017 does this have any thing new or is it only to solve the update bug
    i.e. do i have to install it or i am all set?
    thanx

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    1. Did this version add more editing features to the radio editor like the add new station or editing freq. for already existing one?

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    2. No more features, just fixes in skinmanager and some small ones in radioeditor.
      The new features that you mentioned are almost ready though.. ;)

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    3. Waiting eagerly my friend i need this feature to add my favourite station which unfortunately doesn`t show in channel list and i don`t know a way to add it manually ...so fingures crossed :)

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    4. Hi Khaled, we added the feature you have requested :)
      I will make a new release probably next week ;)

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  10. Dear Kotix

    In skin 2 are you planning to theme the dvd -cd menu? Is still in the old s100 interface.

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  11. Your last upg is excellent, everything works perfectly. You are great.
    thank you

    ps
    probably I buy something from you :)

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  12. Hi! I've a S150 with Android. Can I switchback to WinCE and apply this skinmanager? Tks.

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    1. Sorry... my unit is S100 converted to S150 (Android).

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  13. This gets more and more amazing with each release. Thank you for all your work on this product!!!!

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  14. Hi KoTiX,
    Once I buy this firmware, can I have free upgrade for your new versions?
    Thanks!

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    1. Yes, updates are free.
      If I'll ever make a new skin, it will not be free.

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  15. Hi kotix, this upgrade solves it out the audio issues when using easy connect? I still don't know how to connect my phone by USB and hear contents from the unit speakers

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  16. Hello Kotix. Thank you for your work, is it possible to play music from telephone to the s100 with spotify??

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    1. You can use Bluetooth audio streaming for that and if you like also use mirrorlink.

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