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23rd February 2013, 10:50 PM   |  #1  
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[TUTORIAL AND REPLACEMENT SCREEN FILES BELLOW]

Okay, so if anyone here is like me, they prefer their tiles on their phone to match the UI.
And if you are also dev unlocked and have apps like WP7RootTools or Splash Changer, you know that what I said previous to this sentence is not gonna happen.
However, I found an easy fix! Since homebrew and unencrypted apps can be opened as zip files in a utility such as WinRAR or 7zip, I learned you could replace the splash screen and tiles with your own.
So this thread is for those Metro made replacement tiles and splashes, as well as a tutorial on how to change them.
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Info 2 Tutorial
What you will need
  • WinRar
  • (unencrypted) XAP of app you are replacing the splash and tiles
  • replacement splash and tiles
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows Phone SDK
  • Windows Phone PowerTools (for XAP "Update" feature.) (Optional)
  • Zune for Windows

Step 1
Take the xap that we will be changing (WP7Root Tools for the sake of this tutorial) and open it in WinRAR
(you can use "open with..." or you can even do as I did and set WinRAR as the default handler for XAP files.)
WinRAR will proceed to open it as a zip file





Step 2
Open the folder where the (extracted) replacement splash images are contained and highlight them, then click copy or press ctrl + c
(Note: Filenames may vary depending on the App. Programs built for 7.8 and up may have slightly different names from those for 7.5)



Step 3
Go back into WinRAR. Press Ctrl + V or click "Paste file from clipboard" from the FILE menu

Step 4
Close WinRAR and open Zune.
Then connect your phone, wait for it to register in Zune, then open *Windows Phone Power Tools.
In Power Tools, click "Connect"
Then in the area where there is a text box with "XAP Path" above it, there will be a "browse" button beside it. Click it.
Select your XAP that we replaced the icons and splash for previously.
then click "Update"

And when its finished you have now refreshed the look of the tiles and splash screen of your app!

*Note: Power tools is unnecessary. you can sideload like normal, but at times at the expense of your data for the app.
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Here are some splashes and icons I created for apps

eco
eco refresh.zip

Folders (wphFolders by Windows Phone Hacker)
Folders Refresh.zip

MarketplaceConfig (MarketplaceConfig by ken52787)
MarketplaceConfig refresh.zip

ScreenCapturer (Screen Capturer by JerryJiang)
ScreenCapturer Refresh.zip

SplashChanger (Splash Changer by JaxBot)
SplashChanger Refresh.zip

RootTools (WP7 Root Tools by Heathcliff74)
WP7RootTools Refresh.zip

Image Gallerys of refreshed designs: http://imgur.com/a/Xnsb5 http://imgur.com/a/HtOlC
(NOTE: I didn't make the Screen Capturer splash. accidentally uploaded it)

Bazaar Marketplace (Bazaar)
Bazaar Splash.zip

Dynamic Background (dynamicbackground2 by Windows Phone Hacker)
dynamic background refresh.zip

Themes (wphThemes by Windows Phone Hacker)
Themes Refresh.zip

Tweaks (wphTweaks by Windows Phone Hacker)
Tweaks refresh.zip

DevStore8
devstore8.zip

Will post more as I find apps I feel need a tile/splash makeover

NOTE: I am not going to post the edited XAP's because I don't have permission to. If I did I would. Just in case anyone asks.
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Nice one thanks,

This is my way,

I use 7z.

- Rightclick on the xap
- Choose open archive
- Select the image and move it to your desktop

Be aware you do not close the xap.

- Edit the image, and move it back to the xap.
- Close 7z and save the xap.

That's it.




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Info 2 UPDATE
Files added!
FEBRUARY 25TH:
Bazaar Marketplace
dynamicbackground2 by Windows Phone Hacker
wphThemes by Windows Phone Hacker
wphTweaks by Windows Phone Hacker

FEBRUARY 28TH:
DevStore8

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