Paint It Black
My experience and expectations regarding Moto X:
I've been using Moto X for a while now and I can generally say that Iím satisfied with the purchase. I have ATT model X1058, sim unlocked and unrooted. The phone perfectly suits my needs for business and everyday use. Iím not much of a gamer, I donít use and neither have installed any game though. What I have installed or enabled and it is really very important to me, is: tethering, VPN, offline navigation, voice commands, personal certificate for access to the bank and other protected sites and voip for international calling. Everything works like a charm, expectedly sip functionality was removed from the system and I use Csipsimple for that purpose.
What disturbing me regarding this phone is locked bootloader and pretty much bloatware (mostly from ATT side, some junk from Motorola). Iím planning to root the phone as soon as the procedure become stable and remove all that crap.
I donít expect that with the locked bootloader Iíll have chance to install a custom rom anytime soon. In fact I donít really need it, what I really miss are minor changes. What annoying me is a massive bright white color among screens and apps. Starting with really ugly bootanimation (the winter one is nicer but still pretty white), continuing with cumbersome bright dialer following with Chrome, emails etc, everything flash bright light into your face whenever you grab the phone. Itís not only annoying, it destroys the main purpose of the beautiful amoled screen and drains your battery for no good. Anyway, I expected more from the battery regarding its capacity and special structure of the Motorola computing system.
Seeking the solution I ran to the GravityBox (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2556400
), which appears to be really nice and functional. But then, unfortunatelly it doesn't support ART, which is my runtime option for one week now and it really makes the system fast and besides I haven't experienced any issues with it yet.
I don't really need everything from Gravitybox, although it has some useful features, what I need is a plain dark Moto x, which fit the Amoled screen the best and sucks the battery less. The only application I manage to replace on my unrooted phone with the dark one is stock sms with 8sms.
So I found this thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1688896
). Since I'm not a developer, I would be grateful if someone who is familiar with the subject take a close look and advice me if:
replacing the framework-res.apk with Moto's if the latest is rooted enables dark experience on Moto x?
if so, does this theme has influence only on the background or on installed apps (at least the system ones Ėdialer, emailÖ) as well?
Paint the Moto x black, get the most of the Amoled screen and the battery!