Monday, December 16, 2013

S100 Platform - SkinPack  31/10/2013

It's almost a year since I started modifying the interface and functionality of my car dvd  unit and here you can download my latest job, a  package that contain 4 skins, a "Skinmanager", a "SkinTool" and a corrected english, italian and russian languages:

The skinpack will work on unit with firmwares up to 1.18.7, it will not work with newer firmwares 1.1.8 and up. 

If you have one of the new firmwares you cannot downgrade to older ones using the normal update procedure but it's still possible using a wince sd-recovery, just follow instructions included in the zip to fuse the  bootloader on the SD and copy the older firmware in it.

Personal note: the newer firmwares don't have any new relevant feature respect the 1.xx.7 series

A new firmware 1.6.9 just came out with a nice new feature: the possibilty to store the radio stations by RDS name. A new skinpack for this new firmware is available here:
New Skinpack 2014

Update 2: for firmware 1.7.9 you'll need this even newer skinpack
Skinpack 15/11/2014

Uncompress it in the root of Sd card and insert it in the GPS slot, then set the path of the navigation software to : \\Skinmanager\Skinmanager.exe

SkinManager will let you install or switch the UI skin in a couple of seconds, and right now you can choose between the original one, a slightly modified of the original, a Blueskin and a DarkRed skin.

Once the skins are installed, you don't even need the SD anymore, you'll find the SkinManager installed in the unit at section "Utility->pag2-> Extra" and from there you can switch skin in less then 10 seconds.
Once at least a skin is installed the original one will contain the skinmanager too.

  Original Skin light mod (Skin2)


BlueSkin (Skin3)

A small video showing BlueSkin in action:

RedSkin (Skin 4)


Skinpack Changelog :
- New "Audio settings" and "GPS path setting" sections in skin4
- Fixed installed English Skintool and scripts
- Added GPRS_AutoDial in Extras menu installable via Skintool
- Added mp3 buttons for c201 homescreen
- Fixed russian translation

- New install method using common files and skinned files
- Updated common files to latest 1.11.7 firmware (3G settings fix)
- Added Russian translation for skinned strings
- New messaging method during installations
- Added more confirmation sounds
- Fixed voPlayer launch
- Fixed Extras positions in skin 1 and 2
- Fixed home screen clock in skin3
- Skintool can update Extras and installed SkinManager
- Fixed skintool bug when applying a skin ( apply them from SM)

- New skin4
- Added in skintool option to set nitrogen as defaut player
- Added Extras install option

Since 31/10/13 you can have the  "Music" or "Mp3" button directly on home screen,  using a little trick that make the software think you  own a C201 model.

To do this you  have to edit with notepad the file ADSet.xml contained in the S100PROGRAM folder and change the id="YourIdNumber" to id="201":
for example my model  c001:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<define id="1" derivativeID="1" name="C001"/>
<openLogo id="19"/>
<LCD id="2"/>
<ADFunc id="0"/>

will be:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<define id="201" derivativeID="1" name="C001"/>
<openLogo id="19"/>
<LCD id="2"/>
<ADFunc id="0"/>

Change just that, all the rest must REMAIN UNTOUCHED.

For the models with canbus must be modified the file MachineMapCanBus.xml and exchange the your model id with the C201 model

Enjoy :)

UPDATE: All the skinpack aren't free anymore, to download the skinpack you have to go to this post:
Once the payment is confirmed you will be redirected to the Skinpacks folder where you can find older versions, the curent one  and even the new ones when they will be available.

These are the packs included in the folder now:
- Skinpack 12.01.15 for fw 1.7.9
- Skinpack for fw 1.6.9
- SkinPack for fw to 1.6.9
- SkinPack for fw up to 1.18.7