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28th June 2014, 07:39 AM   |  #1  
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[THEMING -Basic] - How to EDIT
SystemUI.apk/Apps Background
Hi there! Just wanna share..
Just a basic background on how to theme your
ROMS. - ofcourse, give thanks to the
developer of your ROMs! .
I made this thread for those users who have
personal wishes for their Phones. Ofcourse, ROM
developers cannot please all of its users. so
just make your own and be happy!.
I just made it easy for easy understanding and
for the newbies.
Tried so many times and tested
I've already tried editing the systemUI.apk of
different ROMs.
Here's what I did :
FIRST : Download 7zip to open the archived
apk. - that's free.
Extracting first the Zip File..
(make sure you copy the original before
extracting it for back up)
1. Download the ROM.zip and extract it to your
PC.
2. Go to \system\app\SystemUI.apk\res
\drawable-ldpi\
3. View the PNG files you wanted to change and
make sure to remember its' file name.
4. After editing/changing the file/image you
wanted, you can save it anywhere from your PC,
let's say on your Desktop.
- Make sure that the file name still remains as
is..
*After you're done editing, updating the
PNG files you wish to change, follow this
steps to update the zip file :
NOTE : You can apply transparency by editing
the PNG file to photoshop by reducing the
opacity of the image
1. Go to the original ZIP file of ROM.Zip from
your PC
2. Right Click the folder and select 7 ZIP -->>
open archive
3. Close all of windows/Browers (or minimize)
4. Go to \system\app\SystemUI.apk\res
\drawable-ldpi\ and it will open a new window of
7zip showing the files inside the zip.
5. Now, given your edited PNG files or
downloaded png files (assuming that files are
located in your desktop). - Click and simply
DRAG the file(s) from your desktop to \system
\app\SystemUI.apk\res\drawable-ldpi\ .
6. It will ask you to confirm the action for it will
replace the existing PNG file that you're trying to
change.
7. Make sure that the file name of the one you
edited/downloaded are THE SAME. -
8. After dragging and replacing the files you
wanted, then you're good to go!
9. Close the 7zip window and that's it!.
You can now install the .zip by copying the
UPDATED zip file to your SD Card.
(Note: Make sure to copy the updated one, not
the backed up one)
Install the zip file from the original thread's
instructions and reboot twice.
After that, you have now a customized
systemUI.apk.
For those who do not want to reinstall
the whole package.. follow these steps:
1. I assumed that you have the zip file of your
ROM.
2. Extract it and go to \system\app\
3. Separate the SystemUi.apk - put it on your
desktop. create a back up,
Right Click SystemUi.apk and select 7 ZIP -->>
extract here - just to view the files you wanted to
change.
Just go the folder and search for the PNG files.
4. Right Click SystemUi.apk and select 7 ZIP --
>> open archive.
5. Go to \res\drawable-ldpi\
6. Click and simply DRAG the PNG file(s) from
your desktop to \res\drawable-ldpi\
7. It will ask you to confirm the action for it will
replace the existing PNG file that you're trying to
change.
8. Make sure that the file name of the one you
edited/downloaded are THE SAME. -
9. After dragging and replacing the files you
wanted, then you're good to go!
APPLYING :
1. Download and install rootexplorer.apk
2. Download the png files you wanted to update.
3. Copy and paste the NEW SystemUi.apk that
you have updated/Edited to your SD card.
4. Open root explorer in your galaxy y then go
and tap MOUNT R/W.
5. Go to \SDCard and go to new SystemUI.apk
that you have updated.
6. Long press the file and select copy
7. Press back and go to \system\app - tap
MOUNT R/W at the top.
8. Paste the new SystemUI.apk from there.
(Note : You will encounter a lot of force closes
for the exixsting systemui is currently being used
by your phone. - just ignore it a lot and scroll
down to look for the new SystemUI.apk.
9. Once you get there, long press on it and select
permissions:
from the pop up, make the checked one like
this :
_______
___ .____.
___ .____.
where Dots are the checked one - Bigger dots
After encountering a lot of force closes, then
reboot the phone and that's it!
(Force Closes are normal, DON't PANIC -
logically, you are currently using your
systemUI.apk so just ignore it
NOTE : You can also apply the same steps in
editing system files apps, just edit the .png files
and locate it using 7zip(when you already opened
it). Have a little LOGIC on how to edit system
app background - same process. just different
apk files and directory
HIT THANKS IF I HELPED YOU - IT
COSTS NOTHING ;]
Thanks to emompong

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28th June 2014, 07:56 AM   |  #2  
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Or u can use xposed framework
With the apps
1,gravity box
2,ex themer
3,etc
It contains different icons for signal bar,battery,etc

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28th June 2014, 09:38 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sethukrishnan

[THEMING -Basic] - How to EDIT
SystemUI.apk/Apps Background
Hi there! Just wanna share..
Just a basic background on how to theme your
ROMS. - ofcourse, give thanks to the
developer of your ROMs! .
I made this thread for those users who have
personal wishes for their Phones. Ofcourse, ROM
developers cannot please all of its users. so
just make your own and be happy!.
I just made it easy for easy understanding and
for the newbies.
Tried so many times and tested
I've already tried editing the systemUI.apk of
different ROMs.
Here's what I did :
FIRST : Download 7zip to open the archived
apk. - that's free.
Extracting first the Zip File..
(make sure you copy the original before
extracting it for back up)
1. Download the ROM.zip and extract it to your
PC.
2. Go to \system\app\SystemUI.apk\res
\drawable-ldpi\
3. View the PNG files you wanted to change and
make sure to remember its' file name.
4. After editing/changing the file/image you
wanted, you can save it anywhere from your PC,
let's say on your Desktop.
- Make sure that the file name still remains as
is..
*After you're done editing, updating the
PNG files you wish to change, follow this
steps to update the zip file :
NOTE : You can apply transparency by editing
the PNG file to photoshop by reducing the
opacity of the image
1. Go to the original ZIP file of ROM.Zip from
your PC
2. Right Click the folder and select 7 ZIP -->>
open archive
3. Close all of windows/Browers (or minimize)
4. Go to \system\app\SystemUI.apk\res
\drawable-ldpi\ and it will open a new window of
7zip showing the files inside the zip.
5. Now, given your edited PNG files or
downloaded png files (assuming that files are
located in your desktop). - Click and simply
DRAG the file(s) from your desktop to \system
\app\SystemUI.apk\res\drawable-ldpi\ .
6. It will ask you to confirm the action for it will
replace the existing PNG file that you're trying to
change.
7. Make sure that the file name of the one you
edited/downloaded are THE SAME. -
8. After dragging and replacing the files you
wanted, then you're good to go!
9. Close the 7zip window and that's it!.
You can now install the .zip by copying the
UPDATED zip file to your SD Card.
(Note: Make sure to copy the updated one, not
the backed up one)
Install the zip file from the original thread's
instructions and reboot twice.
After that, you have now a customized
systemUI.apk.
For those who do not want to reinstall
the whole package.. follow these steps:
1. I assumed that you have the zip file of your
ROM.
2. Extract it and go to \system\app\
3. Separate the SystemUi.apk - put it on your
desktop. create a back up,
Right Click SystemUi.apk and select 7 ZIP -->>
extract here - just to view the files you wanted to
change.
Just go the folder and search for the PNG files.
4. Right Click SystemUi.apk and select 7 ZIP --
>> open archive.
5. Go to \res\drawable-ldpi\
6. Click and simply DRAG the PNG file(s) from
your desktop to \res\drawable-ldpi\
7. It will ask you to confirm the action for it will
replace the existing PNG file that you're trying to
change.
8. Make sure that the file name of the one you
edited/downloaded are THE SAME. -
9. After dragging and replacing the files you
wanted, then you're good to go!
APPLYING :
1. Download and install rootexplorer.apk
2. Download the png files you wanted to update.
3. Copy and paste the NEW SystemUi.apk that
you have updated/Edited to your SD card.
4. Open root explorer in your galaxy y then go
and tap MOUNT R/W.
5. Go to \SDCard and go to new SystemUI.apk
that you have updated.
6. Long press the file and select copy
7. Press back and go to \system\app - tap
MOUNT R/W at the top.
8. Paste the new SystemUI.apk from there.
(Note : You will encounter a lot of force closes
for the exixsting systemui is currently being used
by your phone. - just ignore it a lot and scroll
down to look for the new SystemUI.apk.
9. Once you get there, long press on it and select
permissions:
from the pop up, make the checked one like
this :
_______
___ .____.
___ .____.
where Dots are the checked one - Bigger dots
After encountering a lot of force closes, then
reboot the phone and that's it!
(Force Closes are normal, DON't PANIC -
logically, you are currently using your
systemUI.apk so just ignore it
NOTE : You can also apply the same steps in
editing system files apps, just edit the .png files
and locate it using 7zip(when you already opened
it). Have a little LOGIC on how to edit system
app background - same process. just different
apk files and directory
HIT THANKS IF I HELPED YOU - IT
COSTS NOTHING ;]
Thanks to emompong

Sent from my GT-I8262 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app


Thanks Alot... bro!!
It's a really very helpful and easy method.
i change my SystemUI according to my taste.
bcoz of you.


a thumbs up for you.
28th June 2014, 06:28 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by v_singh

Thanks Alot... bro!!
It's a really very helpful and easy method.
i change my SystemUI according to my taste.
bcoz of you.


a thumbs up for you.

Don't quote the whole OP please.

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28th June 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #5  
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I just shared some useful info...
Anyway don't forget to hit thanks:thumbup:

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9th July 2014, 07:53 PM   |  #6  
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Thanks!!!!

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