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[DL17][EC03] Softkey Themes & Ticker Clock Requests?

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4th May 2011, 01:32 AM   |  #1  
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So, in case you didn't know already, the Continuum's soft keys are actually part of the one full screen... Which means we can change them with a little effort

Hit me with ideas with what you want to see within this thread

Here are the zips so far you need CWM


Here are the zips for 2.2 Froyo on the Continuum! Thank you biznazz for taking the time and porting them over He deserves all the credit for porting, and if you are grateful, click http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=135 and click thanks

If you are ready to download, you can head over to the thread listed above and this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=136, being sure to thank him along the way!



Located at the bottom of this post (ONLY FOR 2.1 DL17!!!):
Original (duh :P)
Dark Green
Light Green
Light Blue
Purple
Dots!
Text!
Cool Font [Courtesy of Circa881]

Continued...

Red! [Courtesy of biznazz] :
(DL17)
CWM: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X819XKAT

Multi-Colored Dots (Softkeys Remapped [Circa881]):
(DL17)
CWM2 : http://www.mediafire.com/?4w2m55uka70wpl8
CWM3 : http://www.mediafire.com/?06i9h5p3a86ean7

***NEXUS S THEME***
This will change your Softkey Functions and looks to match that of the Nexus S! Just to warn you...

Nexus S:
(DL17)
CWM 2 : http://www.mediafire.com/?8hzfp63j1o2824q
CWM 3 : http://www.mediafire.com/?k12f85pu8b0vr6o

If you want the default Softkey Functions back (like when you want to try any of the other softkey themes) Then flash the Default_Softkey_Actions.zip

Default Softkey Actions:
(DL17)
CWM 2 : http://www.mediafire.com/?u5t12dg6lzyyues
CWM 3 : http://www.mediafire.com/?05e83h878ztz4zq



***NOTE ABOUT CWM 3***
Not all the packages are CWM 3 compatible... The Nexus Theme is, and so is the Defaul Softkey Action zip.... For now if you want to flash any of the other themes, download the old Blue cwm 2 and flash that from within the new yellow cwm 3. Then you can flash the files

If you want a certain theme converted, i will do that... I just don't wanna waste any extra energy doing that if i don't have to :P

***DIY***
THEMING:

If you wanna try tackling this yourself, there really isn't much you have to do... Before embarking, however, make sure you have at least a little knowledge in what your doing.... :P

What You'll Need:
-The Framework-res.apk from /system/framework
-7-zip (easy way)
-(optional) Update-Zip-Packager (not my creation, thank the developer of this batch for his wonderful project )

Steps:
Now, right click on the APK and go to 7-zip --> Open Archive..
A window will appear, where you now maneuver yourself to assets --> images...
Select all of the four google_key_icon_*.png images within that folder, and drag "Copy To" your deskop...
Now, add your special touches to those images
When done, just drag those images back into that same folder you got them from within 7-zip Manager, and you are set

To throw this apk into a flashable zip, i just used Update-Zip-Packager found on XDA... However, you can use ClockWorkRecovery/ADB also... Whatever you want

NOTICE: Backup your old framework-res.apk just in case :3

BUTTON MAPPING:

What You'll Need:
-ADB (or Root Explorer :P)
-Text Editor (on your computer :P)

Steps:

The button configuration for the Continuum is located at /system/usr/keylayout, and the file name is qwerty.kl

First we need to mount System as RW... To do this, Use ADB, and type "adb shell /system/bin/mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/block/stl9 /system"
Now that it is mounted properly, we have to copy the qwerty.kl to the computer... Type "adb pull /system/usr/keylayout/qwerty.kl"
(Of course you can just use Root Explorer or another such app if you so choose, but that cost money :P this is free )
Now, open the file open in your favorite text editor, it doesn't really matter...

Here is a list of the codes and the corresponding button... This is important, because there are more than one buttons labeled as, for example, "Menu":
key 158 = Back
key 139 = Menu
key 217 = Search
key 102 = Home

Make your appropriate changes, and save...
Now you gotta push it back to the phone, which you can either use the Update-Zip-Packager again, or you can just use ADB in CWM

Step 42: Profit


Any modifications that you make yourself, don't be stingy Share with the community, for everyone to use! Just send me the framework-res.apk and/or qwerty.kl, and i will do the rest :P
Or you could make the zip yourself, that works too


Ticker Clock Colors:
We have managed to figure out how [Thank you Jaizero for helping me with this ] to change the color of the Ticker Clock (and also the date, music info text, etc :P)... If you want to see a certain color, just ask nicely below, providing at the same time the Hex code you would like to see exactly! If you aren't sure how to find the Hex Code of the color you want, just do a google search for, say, "Blue Hex Value" or something along that lines

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Attached Files
File Type: zip Softkey_Blue.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.99 MB, 155 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Green.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.99 MB, 80 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Light_Green.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.99 MB, 57 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Original.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.98 MB, 83 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Purple.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.98 MB, 85 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Dots_White.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.98 MB, 76 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_Text.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.98 MB, 115 views)
File Type: zip Softkey_CoolFont.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.98 MB, 109 views)
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4th May 2011, 01:45 AM   |  #2  
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Hmm, that sounds interesting. What were you thinking about modifying then to?

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4th May 2011, 02:17 AM   |  #3  
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can you change the functions as well? or just the icons...
4th May 2011, 03:34 AM   |  #4  
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It would be nice to have the ability to lock them during game play because I have the tendency to bump them on accident from time to time and the ability it change the color would be absolutely appreciated

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1) yeah, I thought this was a cool little hidden plus for our phone :P and I was thinking maybe for the "clean"people maybe just dots, and maybe for the metro ui people the actual words, like "Menu" "Home" and the works...


2) Yeah, I can change the function, but that doesn't involve what I am talking about.. I'm pretty sure there is a *.ko file in system I can edit to modify the soft keys... idk why you would want to though :P

3) I don't know how to lock them, sorry :P froyo has a default setting to make them time out after a while, however... So maybe when we get a froyo rom I can check it out for you
Also, I can change the colors, sure... Just so you know though, once you flash a themed file, you can't change the color until you flash another file... So no automatic color changing if that's what your thinking.. It can be done, I just don't know how to program apps xP

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That sound like it will be awesome. I would love to chane the colors also

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4th May 2011, 08:03 PM   |  #7  
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Thats awesome but my only question is would o have to flash it through the recovery or odin

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Another question, will I be able to change a certain softkey a different color eg. Home, blue search, green or would they all have to be the same color.

Sorry for all of these questions but one of the main things I wanted to do besides updating to 2.2 was to change the softkeys and since you discovered the ability to do so I figured it's better to ask then to wonder. LoL

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lol, i like answering questions, so its no problem :P
They don't all have to be the same, i can make each one a different color if i wanted... Just give me a template with what you want done, and i'll try and get it done Like, what color do you want for what, and what should they look like? (original, words, "dot", etc)...

and i can make a recovery package for you if you want it when/if i finish
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I would say let's start off simple and work from there let's keep the original icons and go with a cyanogen blue

And with the recovery package will it work with the stock recovery or will I have to install cwm

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