Essentially, I want a ROM that is completely debloated, streamlined with no extra crap on it. Additionally I'd like to have that ROM have custom colors, boot animation, etc.
MOAR (the ROM I'm currently using) is somewhat debloated with some good customization possibilities. However, I've been having some system issues with this ROM. Additionally, the color customization doesn't support linking colors of multiple aspects of the device, so you have to go copy/paste a color for everything that you want to be the same color, and there's a lot of options there. It still contains a bit of excess software, and the ROM itself takes up a large amount of my phone storage.
Another ROM that I have used is R.D.D.T. which is a great rom that is completely debloated and deodexed. Very streamlined and clean, however it's customization options are essentially nonexistent. Ideally, I'd like to use this ROM and be able to edit the colors and boot animation of my phone to get a more customized look. This is why I'm looking into editing APK files. I'd like to flash this ROM and edit the APK files or other files in order to edit my phone's look.
I've looked at tutorials for editing APK files, but none of them really show where you need to go to actually find the specific files, which ones you're looking for, etc. and I was wondering if there was a good tutorial for that here.