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[GUIDE][HOW-TO] Use an custom image as Android System background in KitKat

OP mannyvinny

23rd April 2014, 12:19 PM   |  #1  
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With the new KitKat update, Android uses black color as System background. In JellyBean,it used to be a png image which reside in framework/drawable folder. But in KitKat, png has been removed and now it uses solid black color. Here's a method to use custom image instead of black color.

1.Decompile framework-res.apk
2.Open drawable folder and find this xml file-

Quote:

tw_background_holo_dark.xml

Replace this line-
with this-
3.Now navigate to res\drawable-sw360dp-xhdpi (it may be xxhdpi for high-res devices)
4.Paste your custom png here and rename it to tw_background_holo_dark.png
5.Now recompile

6.Finally push META-INF and Android Manifest.xml in your compiled apk and then zip align it.
Here's a screenshot from my 4.4.2 TW KitKat ROM-



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Last edited by mannyvinny; 23rd April 2014 at 01:31 PM.
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