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[GUIDE][HOW-TO] Use custom image as Android system background[TW+AOSP]

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By mannyvinny, Recognized Contributor on 23rd April 2014, 01:08 PM
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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 resides in framework/drawable folder. But in KitKat, that png has been removed and now it uses solid black color. So here's a method to use custom image as your system background instead of black color.


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

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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 png file here and rename it to tw_background_holo_dark.png
5.Now recompile framework-res.apk

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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1st September 2014, 02:34 PM |#2  
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Missing line?
Sorry, I just can read

Replace this line-
with this-

Can you share the code, please?

Tried 3 or 4 times by myself, but something went wrong (though I had been able to recompile the apk).

Thanks.
1st September 2014, 10:47 PM |#3  
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Never mind, I did it by myself, though I faced some errors in recompiling.

Anyway, I just had to decompile the framework, remove tw_backgroubd_holo.xml, add the corresponding png file into the drawable folder and recompile and it worked.
2nd September 2014, 03:00 PM |#4  
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Hi! I can't read the lines either...
Would anyone be kind enough to fill in the OP's blanks? Would be very helpful, thanks.
6th September 2014, 06:41 PM |#5  
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nice one bro
10th September 2014, 10:54 PM |#6  
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Kudos
I'll try it later.
17th September 2014, 03:15 PM |#7  
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Very useful guide! thx
18th September 2014, 05:36 AM |#8  
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nice
Its cool

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Can't it be dont by using wanam? Xposed module. Wanam - theme - system holo background?
18th September 2014, 04:26 PM |#9  
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Nice work
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