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[GUIDE](EASY) How to change Android's black background (AOSP)

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Definately This Guide Will help You .This Guide Will Help You If you ever get bored with the black background in Android, now you can changeit by making a few small edits to framework-res.apk/res/values/styles.xml

This will affect MOST of the black background you see in Android (e.g. settings, contacts, mms, installer etc.) with the exception of certain apps that use their on backgrounds (e.g. contacts logs, email etc.).



1. Decompile framework-res.apk



2. Navigate to res/values and open styles.xml

3. Locate <style name="Theme">

4. Replace<item name="colorBackground">@color/background_dark</item>with<item name="colorBackground">@color/transparent</item>


5. Replace<item name="windowBackground">@drawable/screen_background_dark</item>with<item name="windowBackground">@drawable/mybackground</item>


6. Locate <style name="Theme.Black" parent="@style/Theme">


7. Replace<item name="colorBackground">@color/black</item>with<item name="colorBackground">@color/transparent</item>

8. Replace<item name="windowBackground">@color/black</item>with<item name="windowBackground">@drawable/mybackground</item>


9. Create a 480x800 png to your liking, nameit mybackground.png and place it in drawable-hdpi folder

9. Recompile framework-res.apk

DONE ENJOY!

Note:Always create a backup before making any modifications
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Interesting !

Would it be possible to set:
Code:
<item name="android:windowIsTranslucent">true</item>
using this technique ?
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