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[APP] [Version 2] Holo-Themed Mms.apk for CM10

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14th November 2012, 08:40 AM   |  #1  
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Updated to version 2! New texts have a blue highlight as well as the bold contact name, and the keyboard now properly shows up when the Quickmessage popup appears.

Hey everyone! I was fed up with the white screens of the default messaging app burning my retinas, especially when reading late night texts. I wondered, "Why can't it just look like any other Holo app?!", and then I decided to theme it myself. All of the white is gone, replaced by the gradient found in other Holo apps (such as Settings). White text on a dark background is much easier on the eyes, especially in dark environments. I chose not to put blue on everything like in the Inverted versions. There's nothing special about this theme, and that's the point

I only use this on CM10 (which has the Quickmessaging popup and expanding notifications), and I have no idea if it will work on other ROMs. I assume it could work with AOKP but I don't have the time to test it. All of the changes that I made were built on the Mms.apk included in the CM10 10.0.0 build from November 13th.

If you are on CM10 and don't know how to install system apps, here's what to do:
  1. Delete the old Mms.apk in the /system/app directory using any file explorer (CM10 now has one built in that can do this)
  2. Move the new Mms.apk into /system/app
  3. Change permissions for the newly moved Mms.apk to -rw-r--r-- (To do this, long press on the file and go to "properties", then change the permissions there)
  4. Actually install the app - Just tap on it and hit "Install".
  5. Enjoy!
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14th November 2012, 01:34 PM   |  #2  
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Works and looks great! Thanks
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Followed instructions but getting app not installed.

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Originally Posted by thinkhope

Followed instructions but getting app not installed.

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Same here

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Same here

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I had the same problem.

Once you set the permissions and have Mms.apk in /System/app, reboot (I went to recovery and wiped cache/dalvik), boot to system and Messaging should be back in your apps list.
(The shortcut on your home-screen might be gone)


Looks great, much easier on the eyes, and flows with the rest of CM.
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14th November 2012, 07:50 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by thinkhope

Followed instructions but getting app not installed.

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The first few times I installed I got that error as well, but on the second installation attempt it worked. If it keeps coming up with that error try rebooting, Android will install the app on boot I believe.
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Thanks for this! Love it.
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Wow, this is perfect. Works on PACman. It really looks good with the keyboard skin.

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15th November 2012, 09:10 AM   |  #10  
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Hmm.. I'm on AOKP and after getting it going, it's all black for me (no gradient background). I still have white text and give thanks because I like what you did! Keep up the good work, and let me know if you think of any fixes. Maybe i'll try out CM.

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