Task switcher is a useful function in multi-tasking Symbian smartphones (accessed by long pressing menu button) to toggle between open apps and to force close any open app. Nokia introduced a new task manager/switcher with Belle FP1 update in which opened apps are shown in large live-view windows (rather than small boxes with names in old task switcher). This way it is more useful and elegant than the old plain boxed one. Unfortunately Nokia did not oblige older S^3 phones with this feature (not even in Belle Refresh software update). But thanks to Symbian modders now you can also enjoy this new live multi-tasking switcher in any older Symbian^3 phone (Nokia 500, N8, C7, C6-01, E7 updated to Belle Refresh firmware). Karass has created an app which replaces the default task switcher with the new one. Follow the steps described below to get this –
1. Download BelleFP1_TaskSwitcher_digipassion.zip file from here and extract the contents of archive. Install BelleFP1_Task_Switcher.sis file in your phone. It is an unsigned file so your phone must be hacked to install it (do not worry if it is not, just follow the simple steps described in this post to hack your phone within minutes).
2. Now copy the second file (WidgetRegistryClient.dll) from extracted zip archive and paste in C:/sys/bin folder using X-plore or FExplorer (openforall patch must be activated in ROMPatcher to access C:/sys/bin path), confirm overwrite if prompted. You may refer to this post to know how to copy/paste any file using X-plore.
3. Exit X-plore and restart the phone, done! Enjoy the new task switcher….
Note – I have successfully used this mod in my Nokia N8 having Belle Refresh firmware. I don’t know whether it will work in older Belle versions.