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!