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21st June 2012, 04:27 AM   |  #41  
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It's in each individual apk's files
res/values and open the colors.xml

The other option is to find the individual xml for each thing you want to alter, and change the color there.

Example:
In the framework-res.apk (using that, since it's the only one i have decompiled, at the moment, and I'm lazy)
In res/drawable/app_icon_background.xml, you will see the following


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<selector
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<item android:state_selected="true" android:drawable="@drawable/icon_highlight_square" />
<item android:drawable="@color/transparent" />
</selector>

Where you see <item android:drawable="@color/transparent" />
that references the color.xml... Now you could change it in color.xml, and have everything that says 'transparent' be changed as well, or you could change @color/transparent to something like @color/#ffffffff and have that individual xml call for the color white...

Make sense?

+1 makes sense to me :P

but @color/#ffffffff above should look like

@color=#[transparency][hexcolorcode]

transparency of color=ff,80,00
hexcolorcode=ffffff (white etc.)

you can add colors to colors.xml and point apk colors there too
21st June 2012, 04:31 AM   |  #42  
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Yea I get what u mean...so I'm guessing there's no way to actually change the background with an image file? I was wanting to get that grey fade into black like on ics

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looks like appwidget_bg.9.png should control the background color of settings.apk...
What I do, since I'm a visual person, is compare the png to what I actually see on my phone. Then I'll change it, recompile, and see what happens. I'd try that one, first. What other apk's are you looking at changing the background on?
21st June 2012, 05:02 AM   |  #43  
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looks like appwidget_bg.9.png should control the background color of settings.apk...
What I do, since I'm a visual person, is compare the png to what I actually see on my phone. Then I'll change it, recompile, and see what happens. I'd try that one, first. What other apk's are you looking at changing the background on?

Mms.apk but the background would just me white so that one is easy.
Phone.apk and maybe 1 or 2 others...still having trouble with decompiling an apk using apk-manager so once I get it figured out, ill have something special coming out!


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Mms.apk but the background would just me white so that one is easy.
Phone.apk and maybe 1 or 2 others...still having trouble with decompiling an apk using apk-manager so once I get it figured out, ill have something special coming out!


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For the black to grey, I would suggest using the blend feature on gimp 2. Select the starting color, and the ending color, then pull the line on the gradient you want to shade. You'll see what I mean, if you play with it.

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21st June 2012, 04:01 PM   |  #45  
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Mms.apk but the background would just me white so that one is easy.
Phone.apk and maybe 1 or 2 others...still having trouble with decompiling an apk using apk-manager so once I get it figured out, ill have something special coming out!


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some .apk need to be decompiled with dependencies with like framework-res and twframeworks
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some .apk need to be decompiled with dependencies with like framework-res and twframeworks

Idk if its that but when i open apk manager press 22 to select project it say enter file number (or something like that
) and then nothing happens so turn I press 9 to decompile and it says to select project so idk what the heck it is lol but I'm trying to figure it out




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For the black to grey, I would suggest using the blend feature on gimp 2. Select the starting color, and the ending color, then pull the line on the gradient you want to shade. You'll see what I mean, if you play with it.

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Yea I've played with it a little and lemme just say its a lot different than paint lol but ill get the hang of it

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26th June 2012, 08:35 PM   |  #47  
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Anyone use easy apk manager? I'm having trouble recompiling my project

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Anyone use easy apk manager? I'm having trouble recompiling my project

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i was using apk changer, they have a new version of that in its OP.
my links may be older versions but apk multitool or set up dsixdas kitchen in cygwin for rom kitchen needs.

it should tell you the errors in log when they occur.
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30th October 2012, 11:02 PM   |  #49  
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Basic themer tut in 3rd post

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softkey picture tutorial is up post #3

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