5,597,937 Members 38,549 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Gingerbread metamorphs for rooted stock?

Tip us?
 
d0lph1nK1ng
Old
(Last edited by d0lph1nK1ng; 22nd April 2011 at 02:59 PM.)
#1  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 78
Posts: 385
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Default [Q] Gingerbread metamorphs for rooted stock?

I wasn't sure if metamorphs are specific to ROMs or versions of Android. Are there any Gingerbread metamorphs that support a rooted G2X with the stock ROM? Thanks!
 
caliber177
Old
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 58
Posts: 604
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York, NY
Can you put a question mark in your title, got my hopes up man!

haha
 
socal_brandon
Old
#3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 15
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by caliber177 View Post
Can you put a question mark in your title, got my hopes up man!

haha
Exactly, heh.
 
MWBehr
Old
#4  
MWBehr's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 369
Posts: 1,158
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Corpus Christi

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by d0lph1nK1ng View Post
I wasn't sure if metamorphs are specific to ROMs or versions of Android. Are there any Gingerbread metamorphs that support a rooted G2X with the stock ROM? Thanks!
Metamorphs are not rom specific exactly, but they are not universally compatible either.

It's kind of hard to explain, but the apks a metamorph modifies are basically just zipped up directories. Sometime the directory names vary just slightly from rom to rom, sometimes the file names do.

Most of the time, a metamorph requires very minor adjustments in order to be compatible with a rom it wasn't "designed" for even if it's a completely different version of android. If it isn't completely compatible, it will still often patch some apks giving a somewhat "half-themed" phone.

Metamorphs also rarely do anything too invasive and therefore won't hurt anything, other than making your apks larger in size. However, this doesn't mean in any way that you shouldn't make a full backup before attempting anything.
Like my work? Buy me some

Glasstopia Projects: Nexus 7 | CM9/AOKP | Vibrant
Currently Running: 3 different roms a day....if you need to get ahold of me, send a pigeon
The Following User Says Thank You to MWBehr For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
d0lph1nK1ng
Old
#5  
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 78
Posts: 385
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by caliber177 View Post
Can you put a question mark in your title, got my hopes up man!

haha
sorry, don't post too often. fixed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes