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Transparent Softkeys?

21st January 2013, 02:47 PM   |  #1  
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I just got this awesome phone, and I wonder if it would be possible to either hide the Softkeys (Back, Home and Recent) or make them 20-40% transparent, so the wallpapers look like fullscreen.

Any advice is appreciated.
21st January 2013, 04:02 PM   |  #2  
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I just got this awesome phone, and I wonder if it would be possible to either hide the Softkeys (Back, Home and Recent) or make them 20-40% transparent, so the wallpapers look like fullscreen.

Any advice is appreciated.

I think you can just unzip the apk, change the images, repack it and flash. Do you how to do all that correctly? And let me see if I can whip something up for you today.
22nd January 2013, 03:03 AM   |  #3  
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Well I know how to flash but not exactly how (and what) files to edit... But then you mean by editing this keys, then they would be semi transparent within any app, or just the main home screen? Either way would be fine by me
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Well I know how to flash but not exactly how (and what) files to edit... But then you mean by editing this keys, then they would be semi transparent within any app, or just the main home screen? Either way would be fine by me

You unpack the SystemUI.apk, edit the icons you want to change and repack out and flash. Know where the soft keys are but not the background they are on.

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22nd January 2013, 05:16 PM   |  #5  
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Well, I'm not that good at editing stuff, so if someone out there could make the flashable file, it'd be much appreciated
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Well, I'm not that good at editing stuff, so if someone out there could make the flashable file, it'd be much appreciated

I can make the file flashable. I was just having trouble getting the transparency right. Give me a few days or through the weekend amd i may have something. Its hard getting time during the week with school and work.

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I can make the file flashable. I was just having trouble getting the transparency right. Give me a few days or through the weekend amd i may have something. Its hard getting time during the week with school and work.

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It would be much appreciated!
Also, If the "header" (where Signal, Clock, and Notifications go) could match the transparency of the keys, it would be great!
I'm guessing a 30% increase to transparency, added to the "default" keys would make the wallpaper visible, yet, the keys would still be noticeable...
1st February 2013, 09:52 AM   |  #8  
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Any update on a flashable file?
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Any update on a flashable file?

5th February 2013, 03:53 PM   |  #10  
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I dont get the problem...

I'm on 4.1.2 stock and my softkey are transparent by default...

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