Out of the gate I want to say that you guys are incredible for setting up a forum like this. I know you'll get lots of people who will just hop on here and ask some oft-answered question without ever taking the time to do a simple google search, but for those who don't abuse the forum I think it will be a real asset. Anyway, I have a Verizon Stratosphere II, a phone that as far as I can has received no development whatsoever outside of the followers of our devices small xda forum. It is an hdpi device that runs 4.1.2 touchwiz. If we want to mod or theme we have to sort of extrapolate procedures by readings tutorials for other devices. While this is a good way to learn, sometimes there are mountains we can't overcome without some help.
About two months I began trying to follow BOOTMGR's tutorial for upgrading the status bar to the one from 4.2.2. I have run into problem after problem from the beginning and have gotten most of them solved but I've been spinning my wheels for about 3 weeks now. I know that in order to edit the smali files in systemui I need to deodex it. Do I also need to odex the rest of the rom? I have done many mods to SystemUI before using apktool but never to smali files. I would think the proper order to do things would be something like:
1. deodex SystemUI
2. decompile SystemUI
3. perform mod from op
4. recompile SystemUI
5. reodex SystemUI
However, I've tried that and everything else I can think without success. Often it even successfully recompiles but then fcs when pushed back. I am 100% sure that my phone and the galaxy II on which the tutorial is based are similar enough this to be feasible, I just can't quite get there.
Thanks again for all you do guys!