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Settings background (background_holo_dark) [SOLVED!]

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By DonDizzurp, Senior Member on 25th January 2014, 11:07 PM
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[Using Android 4.3.1 (CM10.2) on a Galaxy Nexus]

I'm attempting to replace the stock gradient background of the settings menu. I was able to get it to show all black instead of the gradient but I can't seem to get it to show a PNG image.

This is what is found in the /res/drawable/background_holo_dark.xml file

Original gradient:
Code:
<shape
xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
<gradient android:startColor="#ff000000" 
android:endColor="#ff272d33" android:angle="270.0" />
</shape>
Black background:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape
  xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android">
    <solid android:color="@color/black" />
</shape>
Attempt at using a PNG image (image placed in /drawable-nodpi/background_holo_dark.png) courtesy of this thread
Code:
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    android:layout_width="fill_parent"
    android:layout_height="fill_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical"
    android:background="@drawable/background_holo_dark" />
Using the above code to use an image as the background causes settings to force close. When I open Root Browser (which uses background_holo_dark.xml) it says something along the lines of "size of image too large".

Anyone know why the code fails? 4.2.x only required you to delete the .xml file and add the .png file to nodpi which doesn't work for 4.3.x. Prior to 4.2.x all you had to do was replace the .png file.
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26th January 2014, 03:05 AM |#2  
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I've looked everywhere and it seems every time someone asks something similar the thread ends without any solution.. looks like this isn't any different. Tried countless different things with no luck
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Bump... still having no luck.
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Originally Posted by DonDizzurp

Bump... still having no luck.

Im pretty sure it resides in framework-res.apk/res/drawable-nodpi/ the current background is in there so editing/replacing it should work!(note- the file might be in systemUI.apk/res/drawable-nodpi) im not too sure
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Im pretty sure it resides in framework-res.apk/res/drawable-nodpi/ the current background is in there so editing/replacing it should work!(note- the file might be in systemUI.apk/res/drawable-nodpi) im not too sure

Thanks but ever since android 4.2.x the PNG in /nodpi was removed and an XML file in /drawable is used for the gradient. My question is what code is required in this XML file in order to use a PNG instead of the gradient

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Originally Posted by DonDizzurp

Thanks but ever since android 4.2.x the PNG in /nodpi was removed and an XML file in /drawable is used for the gradient. My question is what code is required in this XML file in order to use a PNG instead of the gradient

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really? im using 4.3 tw rom(My rom(smartdroid)) and i can still see the png file?
:P send your files and ill see what i can do!
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FINALLY!!

If anyone else is stuck, follow the steps here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=49811369

Read my post in that thread as well if you get stuck.

Here's a short refresher course on apktool http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1752201
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