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[Q] Would it be possible to use this old modding method? CRT Screen Off Animation

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Default [Q] Would it be possible to use this old modding method? CRT Screen Off Animation

I dug up this old tut on rootzwiki: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/379-how-t...any-23-device/
Basically, it states that you can enable the CRT screen on/off animation by editing bools.xml in any framework-res.apk on an android phone above version 2.3. I currently am running a stock pre-rooted deodexed rom. Kernel: "3.0.31-1152558 se.infra@R0710-11 #1"

Alot of users end up bricking their phones by trying to replace the framework-res.apk obtained from other sources, and right now i'm feeling scared to edit the apk by myself.

Would this procedure be too risky? Can I take a nandroid backup of only my system partition to restore from soft brick? Or, if something goes wrong, is it possible that it could be hard bricked just from this wrong apk?
 
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You just want to change CRT animation? Why not use xposed?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1574401

Then there are all kinds of modules you could tinker with (xblast tools for example is one I use). It's really easy, and pretty safe I'd say.

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omigawsh, i've used the xposed framework for google wallet, and i never knew i could do this. WOW! Thanks man. I'm gonna try it out.

Update: It seems xblast tools does not work. I heard the library "libsurfaceflinger.so " needs to be edited on the GS3 stock rom. I cant just flash any version, as it holds a video driver, so I need to edit it.
 
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What Rom are you using? The developer of xblast is super responsive. Plus I know they have updated it twice recently (most recently to work with 4.4). Send him an email, maybe he can help you.

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What Rom are you using? The developer of xblast is super responsive. Plus I know they have updated it twice recently (most recently to work with 4.4). Send him an email, maybe he can help you.

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I was running a stock 4.1.2 touchwiz rom when attempting this mod. Since this thread i've just loaded the 11-20-2013 nightly of the KitKang 4.4 rom. I'm still interested to know if its possible to modify the graphics driver on the SCH-I535 stock roms. It would be a great mod for those hesitant to install custom roms for the sake of the CRT animation.

I'm not sure alot of xposed devs have had experience modifying android graphics drivers. Afaik xposed only modifies the system framework that runs in the java virtual environment. Drivers are on the kernel level. I suppose it wouldn't hurt to contact some developers.
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