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[MOD] Customize ALL Sense Lock Rings [How To + Requests + Photoshop tips!!]

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31st January 2012, 07:48 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone!!

Here's a tutorial on how you can edit the lock ring on all Sense Lockscreens!!


First and Foremost, DO A NANDROID BACKUP!!!!! I am not responsible for any mistakes that you make or if anything happens to your phone.

Now we can start the tutorial!!
  1. Download the Virtuous Ten Studio from here and install it.
    NOTE: To edit the images and compile it without getting a watermark on the image, you will need to buy a license.

  2. Using Root Explorer (Or any other file explorer) go to system/app and copy the fusion.apk to your sdcard.
  3. Copy these apks to your computer and open VTS

    You could also directly PULL the apk from your phone:
    adb pull /system/app/fusion.apk will pull the file to whatever directory you open the command prompt from
    (Thanks to NRGZ28 for giving this suggestion)

  4. Once the program has opened up, click on file then new project
  5. Select the M10-Project option and type in the Project Name and Solution Name. (This can be any name you like)
  6. On the left side menu select M10-Engine and select Sense version. (This will be the same Sense version you are running or you are making a lock ring for.)
  7. Then select import from the left side menu and browse to your fusion.apk file. Then click ok.
  8. On the left side you will see the Solution Explorer. Navigate through the folders. The lock ring image will be in assets\<name of skin>\drawable\shared\Images. The name of the lock ring will be lockscreen_ring.png. Right click this file and click open in explorer.
  9. The folder containing the png will open up. Replace that image with your image making sure that the file you are copying has EXACTLY the SAME name and same size.
    (The second post includes tips and tricks on adding effects to the lock ring)
  10. Then once you have replaced the lock ring with whatever pictures you want, go back to the program and right click on your project name. Then click on Build Project.
  11. The application will automatically zipalign and sign it for you so you do not have to do anything.
  12. Once the apk is built, right click the same project name and click on Open in Explorer. Then navigate to the Binary folder and copy that fusion.apk.
  13. Now you can either push the apk to your phone or copy and paste it using Root Explorer (or any other file explorer) or you can make a flashable zip out of it.
    To make a flashable zip, download the blank update.zip that i have attached in this post. Then open it with winrar or winzip etc.. and then copy the apk file into the system/app folder in the update.zip
    DO NOT EXTRACT the update.zip
    Then you can flash this zip file normally from recovery.
  14. Also make sure that if you are copying the file to the system/app, set the permissions as RW-R--R

Now reboot and enjoy your new lock ring!!


I will be taking requests, so if you want any particular lock ring just attach the pictures and i will make it for you as soon as possible

I will be porting all the lock rings on a request basis as it will be very time consuming to do all. Those that have been updated will be in Bold.

Thanks to Lee for his awesome Leedroid ROM!!
Thanks to DiamondBack, Flemmard, Vaelek and Cypis for the Virtuous Ten Studio!!
Thanks to SeriouslyCrazy, Dougi and Steve0007 for their Sense 3.5/3.6 workaround!
A big thanks to all the other devs on XDA!!


If I've missed out anyone who has contributed to this, please tell me and i will add their names.
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Photoshop Tips and Tricks
Engrave on the Lock Ring
  1. Open the lock ring in Photoshop.
  2. Click on the TYPE TOOL in the sidebar on the left and type the text you want to engrave.
  3. On the right sidebar, right click on the layer with your text and click on blending options.
  4. Select inner shadow and input the following settings:-
    • Blend Mode = Multiply
    • Color = Black
    • Angle = 30
    • Use Global Light box ticked
    • Opacity = 75%
    • Distance = 5px
    • Choke = 7%
    • Size = 5px
  5. Then select bevel and emboss and input the following settings:-
    • Style = Outer Bevel
    • Technique = Chisel Hard
    • Depth = 1000%
    • Direction = Up
    • Size = 0px
    • Soften = 16px
    • Angle = 30
    • Altitude = 30
    • Use Global Light box ticked
    • Highlight mode = Screen
    • Color of Highlight Mode = White
    • Opacity = 75%
    • Shadow mode = Multiply
    • Color of Shadow mode = black
    • Opacity = 75%
  6. Click OK and save the file as a PNG file.
  7. There will be a popup asking whether you want the PNG to be interlaced or not. Choose none.

Change the color of the Lock Ring
  1. Open the lock ring in Photoshop.
  2. From the top menu, go to Image ---> Adjustments ---> Variations.
  3. A window will open up.
  4. In the window that just opened, move the pointer towards Coarse.
  5. You can now select the color that you want.
  6. You can also adjust the pointer between fine and coarse depending on the color you wish to achieve.
  7. There are also options of Light and Dark which will also help to get the desired color.
  8. After you've changed the color, click on save and save it as a PNG file.

More tips coming soon
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Here I'll upload all of my mods and requests of the other members with screenshots.


I will be porting my lockrings from the Sensation Thread based on requests only. So you can check out my thread here and tell me which ones you want me to port first


Stock Lock Ring



Download Stock 3.0 Here
Download Stock 3.5 Here
Download Stock 3.6 Here


Coloured Lock Rings



Download Black Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)
Download Blue Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Gold Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Green Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Red Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)


Planet Lock Rings



Download Sun Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Mercury Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Venus Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Earth Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Mars Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Jupiter Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Saturn Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Uranus Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Neptune Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Pluto Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download Moon Lock Ring (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)


Sports Lock Rings



Download NJ Devils (Sense 3.0)
Download Los Angeles Lakers (Sense 3.0)
Download Vancouver Canucks (Sense 3.0)
Download Green Bay Packers Logo (Sense 3.0)
Download Green Bay Packers Helmet (Sense 3.0)
Download Minnesota Timberwolves (Sense 3.0)
Download Rams (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.6)
Download NY Giants Helmet (Sense 3.0)
Download Colorado Avalanche (Sense 3.0)
Download Miami Heat (Sense 3.6)
Download Eagles (Sense 3.6)


Anonymous



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Beats



Download (Sense 3.0)

Ferrari Wheel



Download (Sense 3.0)
Download (Sense 3.6)

German Eagle



Download (Sense 3.0)

German Flag with Mouth



Download (Sense 3.0)

KIA



Download (Sense 3.0)

Linkin Park



Download (Sense 3.0)

Mercedes



Download (Sense 3.0)

Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat



Download (Sense 3.0)

Subaru



Download (Sense 3.0)
Download (Sense 3.6)

Umbrella Corp



Download (Sense 3.0)

Xbox 360 Logo



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.6)

Skyrim



Download (Sense 3.0)

Alienware (Eyes glow red when shortcut is pulled )



Download (Sense 3.0)

Volkswagen



Download (Sense 3.0)

Skullcandy



Download (Sense 3.0)

Urban Chemistry



Download V1 (Sense 3.0)
Download V2 (Sense 3.0)

Wu-Tang Clan



Download V1 (Sense 3.0)
Download V2 (Sense 3.0)

Constable



Download (Sense 3.0)

Blackhawks



Download (Sense 3.0)

BMW Logo



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)

Drums and Bass



Download (Sense 3.0)

Spor



Download (Sense 3.0)

Rastafari



Download (Sense 3.0)

Vinyl CD



Download (Sense 3.0)

Dallas Cowboys



Download V1 (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.6)
Download V2 (Sense 3.6)

Haiti Flag



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)

Zelda (Full credit goes to MildewMan for the image)



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Buckeyes (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0)

Mockingjay (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Orange (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0)

Crazy Eyes (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0)

Buick (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0)

Cadillac (Full credit goes to macheteZen for making this lock ring)



Download (Sense 3.0)

Flames



Download V1 (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)
Download V2 (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)

Pink Circle



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)

Razor Snakes Logo



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5)

Ubuntu with Android



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Coredroid Square



Download (Sense 3.0)

Superman



Download (Sense 3.6)

Transformers



Download Autobot (Sense 3.6)
Download Decepticon (Sense 3.6)

Iron Man Arc Reactor



Download (Sense 3.6)

Flash



Download (Sense 3.6)

GI Joe Cobra



Download (Sense 3.6)

Gears of War



Download (Sense 3.6)

PSN Logo



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Texas Lock Rings



Download Texas Rangers (Sense 3.6)
Download State of Texas (Black) (Sense 3.6)
Download State of Texas (White) (Sense 3.6)

Jaegermeister Logo



Download (Sense 3.0) (Sense 3.5) (Sense 3.6)

Buell



Version 1 (Sense 3.6)
Version 2 (Sense 3.6)
Version 3 (Sense 3.6)

Bane



Version 1 (Sense 3.6)
Version 2 (Sense 3.6)

Cadillac



Download (Sense 3.6 - ICS)



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Tried flashing the red and gold rings...there was no change...

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if you wouldnt mind.... that mercedes star lock ring, the linkin park ring, and if you wouldnt mind, an Avenged Sevenfold deathbat lock ring? if you have time
1st February 2012, 05:31 AM   |  #6  
aw just like on the sensation!!! are you gonna be able to bring most of all of them here to the amaze? i liked the ferrary wheel on it
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can you make a lock ring with one of this pics, whichever is easier for you? Thanks for joining the amaze community! p.s Deutschland über alles!!
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Quote:
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Tried flashing the red and gold rings...there was no change...

Sent From My HTC Amaze 4G #eboyy

you have to change the skin to blue sky or burgundy
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Anyway of getting it to work on other themes? I'm really liking the amazingsense theme by cypis

Sent From My HTC Amaze 4G #eboyy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eboy44

Tried flashing the red and gold rings...there was no change...

Sent From My HTC Amaze 4G #eboyy

These will only work on BlueSky or Burgundy Skins, not Default HTC.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alx294

if you wouldnt mind.... that mercedes star lock ring, the linkin park ring, and if you wouldnt mind, an Avenged Sevenfold deathbat lock ring? if you have time

All done! Download from the 3rd post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gypsy214

aw just like on the sensation!!! are you gonna be able to bring most of all of them here to the amaze? i liked the ferrary wheel on it

Not sure if I can get all, that's why I'll be doing the ones u guys request. But let's see how things go, there's a chance i can get all up, but its gonna take some time.
Ferrari Wheel is done and added in the 3rd post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Felinos11

can you make a lock ring with one of this pics, whichever is easier for you? Thanks for joining the amaze community! p.s Deutschland über alles!!

Sure, both done and in the 3rd post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by eboy44

Anyway of getting it to work on other themes? I'm really liking the amazingsense theme by cypis

Sent From My HTC Amaze 4G #eboyy

If you want it on any other skin, u have to edit the APK of the skin. If u want, upload the APK and I'll do it for u.
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