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[Q][T599N]How can I edit build.prop to change H --> 4G on BeanStalk

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26th June 2014, 02:00 AM   |  #1  
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I understand that this is a cosmetic, useless change, but it is for my mothers phone and she just cannot grasp the concept that H is 4G, so I'd like to somehow change the H to 4G for her. This is for the BeanStalk 4.4.2 ROM.
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I understand that this is a cosmetic, useless change, but it is for my mothers phone and she just cannot grasp the concept that H is 4G, so I'd like to somehow change the H to 4G for her. This is for the BeanStalk 4.4.2 ROM.

Um, I believe someone will have to decompile the SystemUI.apk and make an xml file that associated the HSPA singal to the H icon to the 4G icon. I don't have any expertise in it, but I can give it a shot when time permits. I think @tys0n might have a bit more experience in this area/

I came to that understanding from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-hspa-t1633268

Note don't try to use that, it's not meant for our phone, I'll try it for BeanStalk,

Edit: My attempt at trying to replace the icons with 4g just resulted in the top bar just disappearing all together, perhaps someone with more experience can help you out. I'm sure there's a way to do it through the xml files but I can't find anything relevant.
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29th June 2014, 03:06 PM   |  #3  
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Um, I believe someone will have to decompile the SystemUI.apk and make an xml file that associated the HSPA singal to the H icon to the 4G icon. I don't have any expertise in it, but I can give it a shot when time permits. I think @tys0n might have a bit more experience in this area/

I came to that understanding from this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...-hspa-t1633268

Note don't try to use that, it's not meant for our phone, I'll try it for BeanStalk,

Edit: My attempt at trying to replace the icons with 4g just resulted in the top bar just disappearing all together, perhaps someone with more experience can help you out. I'm sure there's a way to do it through the xml files but I can't find anything relevant.

An easy way would be to push the SystemUI.apk from "/system/priv-app/" to your computer.
Unzip it, go to "/res/drawable-hdpi/" and simply switch names of the H/4G icons, or LTE icons.
Open original SystemUI.apk again but without unzip, then just drag all renamed icons in there and overwrite the old ones.
This will at least change the icons in statusbar to show 4G or LTE instead of H.

Took me about five minutes, now it says LTE.
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An easy way would be to push the SystemUI.apk from "/system/priv-app/" to your computer.
Unzip it, go to "/res/drawable-hdpi/" and simply switch names of the H/4G icons, or LTE icons.
Open original SystemUI.apk again but without unzip, then just drag all renamed icons in there and overwrite the old ones.
This will at least change the icons in statusbar to show 4G or LTE instead of H.

Took me about five minutes, now it says LTE.

I decompiled and recompiled it using andriod apktool or android multitool.

It's possible to unzip the files using winrar or 7z?
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I decompiled and recompiled it using andriod apktool or android multitool.

It's possible to unzip the files using winrar or 7z?

Yes. Just like any other archive.
Switch names of the icons in the unzipped folder, open the unzipped SystemUI.apk and drag them in there to update the changes.
I pushed it back while I was in twrp and chmod to 0644.
I think this works as long as nothing is being removed or added
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