How to make a statusbar theme
1. Use the Omega StatusBar Theme Studio (Easiest)
This is a mode of StudioAndroid.
To go to this mode, run StudioAndroid > Options > Toggle Omega.
The purpose of the Omega Mode is to create themes for Omega Themes on the fly.
1. Download StudioAndroid here.
Download one of the stable updates
Extract in a path without spaces (e.g. NOT in "Documents and Settings")
Download the latest update
OR one of the stable updates
Extract in your home directory
install python2.7: 64-bit/32-bit x86-64/i386
Install this (GTK+ and PyGTK)
2. Run the studio to begin making themes.
3. Click Options > Toggle Omega to get to the omega theme creator.
4. Begin making your own Omega StatusBar Theme.
Link to full studio thread.
2. Manually create your own theme from our template
Step 1 - Download the theme template here --> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36068089/Ome...20Template.zip
Step 2 - Open the Theme Template. You can use eclipse if you have that all set up or you can simply just edit it with any text editor and sign it. There are many ways to do it. Search it or contact for help!
Step 3 - Open the Res folder. Choose values, then open the Strings.xml file.
Step 4 - Edit the info about your theme. Such as your website, version info, and most importantly, your theme name!
Step 5 - Go back to the values folder and open the config_values.xml file.
Step 6 - Follow the simple directions and edit the file. This file includes layout info and important settings to make your statusbar unique!
Step 7 - Go back to the values folder again and open the colors.xml file.
Step 8 - Edit the color codes. Awesome site for basic colors --> http://html-color-codes.info/
Step 9 - Simply replace all the images in the drawable folders with yours. Make sure to rename your images properly. And don't forget to properly scale them! If you don't, your theme will look like Sh!t on many devices!
Step 10 - The drawable folder contains a bunch of xml files. These are basic animation files for battery charging. But there is one important file you should edit. The Background Animation. Open statusbar_background_animation.xml. This file contains the sequence of images in an animation and the timing each on takes. Swap out the names for what your background animation images are in order. Then alter the timing each one takes. The higher the value, the longer it takes. Notice how we didn't really do much in this file or add any background animation? Well, the default theme doesn't have one. So just add your own images. Pretty simple, right?
Step 11 - Test, test, test. Make sure everything is working and looks good!
Step 12 - Sign and publish your new theme. Want to make some extra money? Publish to the market. But please make a few free themes per paid theme. Just to help Omega StatusBar grow.
If you get any errors in the res folder, check your images and delete the ds.store file if it shows up. I use Mac :P
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