Tiles UCCW Skins

Tiles UCCW Skins


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Love the look of the Lumia 920 or Windows Phone 7/8 in general; but don't wanna give up your Android device? Now you can have best of both world. Bring the Windows Phone 8 (Metro) look to your Android mobiles and tablets.


This Windows Phone theme set contains 25 skins in total. Pick the ones you want and arrange them on your screen anyway you want. Create different looks. Assign your favorite apps to the tile hotspots and each tile can launch one app. The skins are -

1x1 -
Editable - Camera, Contacts, Facebook, Gmail, Search, Talk, Tasks, Twitter, Voice, YouTube
Locked - Dropbox, Google Plus, Settings

2x1 -
Editable - Missed calls count, Chrome, Date, New Text
Locked - Instagram, Play Store

2x2 -
Editable - Battery Level, Quickpic, Temperature, Time, Weather

4x2 - Editable - Music

Available in tiles of other colors -
Green - http://goo.gl/Kz3WI
Red - http://goo.gl/vlQyv

Other sets of this series -
Google Apps - http://goo.gl/8TxF2
Games Pack - http://goo.gl/HKqd7

Similar and Easier to setup
Banners UCCW Skins - http://goo.gl/5TYYF

You can use them all together too. Last 2 screenshots show how different color tiles look together.

To use this skin, you have to install, apply and edit/assign hotspots to the skin.

  1. Install -
    1. This is a skin installer. Launch the app and tap "Install Skin".
    2. Next screen, tap "OK" for "Replace app?".
    3. Next screen, tap "Install". When that finishes, tap "Done". Skin is now installed.
  2. Apply -
    1. You must have Ultimate custom widget (UCCW) 2.1.2 or higher installed. http://goo.gl/eDQjG
    2. Place a UCCW widget of 1X1 size on the homescreen. You can do so by dragging the widget from app drawer or by long pressing homescreen to pull up widget menu.
    3. This will open the skins list. Skins downloaded from play store will show up ONLY HERE.
    4. Select any Tiles skin you want from here. The skin will be applied to the widget.
    5. Resize the widget now to best fit your screen.
    6. Repeat the step to place any number of widgets.
    7. Recommendation - Use Nova launcher. Grid size 6x4. Dock hidden. Statusbar & Navbar stock size. For Galaxy Nexus - Horizontal and Vertical margin = None. Other devices, use different values and see which works best.
  3. Edit -
    1. After applying the skin as mentioned above, launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap "hotspot mode" and tap 'OFF'. UCCW will exit.
    2. Now tap anywhere on the uccw widget. It'll open in uccw edit window.
    3. Scroll through the components in the bottom half of the screen. Assign apps to hotspots in this window. This IS a MUST.
    4. You can change hour format etc too (optional) in this window.
    5. When done, tap Menu, tap "hotspot mode" and tap 'ON'. UCCW will exit.
    6. Your changes will now be applied to the widget.
You can watch the instruction steps in this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSf0fcCNktk . Theme setup video below.

  • If the "Install" step fails; go to Android settings > Security and make sure "Unknown sources" is enabled.
  • To change temperature unit between Celsius and Fahrenheit -> Launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap settings. Here, if "Celsius" is marked, temperature will display in Celsius. If unmarked, Fahrenheit.
  • If weather info is not displayed/updated, Launch UCCW app itself. Tap Menu, tap settings. Tap "Weather provider" and make sure one of the two options is selected. Tap Location and make sure "Auto location" is selected.
  • Mail me if you have ANY issues.


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Recently changed in this version

v1.4 - Made hotspots editable in these too - Chrome, Dropbox, Facebook, Google+, Music, QuickPic, Talk, Twitter, YouTube

v1.3 - Skins are now editable. Please assign apps to hotspots before using.

* Fixed issue of skin not showing up on Jelly Bean devices
* Skin app is now replaced by skin installer app. Run the app and install the skin, which will replace the installer app.

Comments and ratings for Tiles UCCW Skins
  • (50 stars)

    by Randy Bryant on 19/08/2013

    its great but not lined up like the preview shows.,maybe i need to use a diff launcher then go launcher??

  • (50 stars)

    by Dave McDuck on 10/07/2013

    Complete waste of money. If you like the windows ui do yourself a favor and just download Launcher 8. Everything from resizing the widgets and lack of supported apps to the tedious task of trying to set it up to make it look somewhat decent is horrible. I

  • (50 stars)

    by raghu varan on 25/06/2013

    This is the third one I bought and set up. So, he's got Ubuntu theme, chameleon theme, ios7 theme and now windows phone theme too...! This guy is genius. And yet so humble in his communications. And all his work is super fine.

  • (50 stars)

    by Goblin Crosby on 12/06/2013

    I Download it and then go to the installer app on my screen and click Install and go through all the install process and it never gives me the option to open it or even apply it to my phone.

  • (50 stars)

    by Jim Hubbard on 18/05/2013

    Author says "If the "Install" step fails; go to Android settings > Security and make sure "Unknown sources" is enabled." Why? What is the app installing that is NOT on Google Play? I don't trust the app if it has to download things not on Google Play w

  • (50 stars)

    by Jeff Neiss on 16/05/2013

    Best UCCW skins there are on market. To all who can't get it to work. You need to take your time and learn how to use UCCW first. Most device screens are different so you need to experiment with it to get it to fit. That's why its called customization be

  • (50 stars)

    by Dev Blackwood on 15/05/2013

    This is really nice and sleek skin but really really limited when it comes to apps .. please add the apps that everyone use such as whatsapp and playerpro , the icon of playstore not the old android market .. that kinda thing