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I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this, so please let me know if I'm in the wrong place. I've been searching for days and days for a definitive method of changing the system font color in TW. I've tried al the guides out there, but none seem to positively identify which lines to edit. I have modded my framework background color to white. I'm trying to achieve more of an S4 white theme, therefore I need to change the font from gray/white to black. I'm running rooted MD4 deodexed with MD4 optimized kernel. I've attached a screenshot so that you can see which font I'm talking about. Any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much!
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do you know how to decompile/compile? If so you will have to decompile your system apps one by one and start working on changing all the lines that state "text". Its a bit more difficult than just calling out some lines for you to go in change because some system apps draw from each other. I believe the ones you have circled are in framework-res.apk. Its alot of hit and miss...its really perfect if your a flashaholic because you flash a lot trying to get what your looking for.

I know this really isnt what you're looking for but its really the way it is. It can be a real pain but really fun once you learn how to do this.
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Thanks for your response. Yes I do. I've been decompiling and recompiling my framework-res for days now. Each time editing different lines as your suggesting. It's been very frustrating trying to find the right one. I will say one thing though, I can now decompile, edit, recompile and push and apk faster than I ever thought. I guess I'll keep trying until I figure it out. I love a good fight. Thanks again for your help!
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Thanks for your response. Yes I do. I've been decompiling and recompiling my framework-res for days now. Each time editing different lines as your suggesting. It's been very frustrating trying to find the right one. I will say one thing though, I can now decompile, edit, recompile and push and apk faster than I ever thought. I guess I'll keep trying until I figure it out. I love a good fight. Thanks again for your help!
No problem man...I wish I could just tell u the exact lines...Most are in res/values/colors. I wish it was all just one line to edit...lol. I'm working on contacts now and man its ruff trying to get it the way you want it! I can tell you a good app to look for is called color edit...it will show you the color of the hex in ur values/colors file. Makes life way more easier.

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Very good idea. I never thought of actually having an app for identifying colors. I've been Googling each one as I go. Well, I'll let you know when I find the culprit.
 
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For you primary and secondary text colors, try looking in framework in the res/colors folder. Should be labeled something like tw_primary_text_dark.xml and tw_secondary_text_dark.xml. Not sure if that's the exact names without looking, but it pretty close. You can also change a lot of your button text, spinner text in the same folder, just look at the different xmls. The text you have highlighted should be the first one I mentioned up above. Tw_primary_text_dark. Hope that helps you out some.

There are still other colors you may want to edit the res/values/colors and res/values/styles but the main text your looking for is in res/colors.
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Hi Dazed. You're the man. I see 2 files, 1 is "primary_text_dark" and the other is "tw_primary_text_holo_dark". To be clear, I think I'm supposed to open the XML and edit within. In the one marked "tw_primary_text_holo_dark", I see the last line reads: <item android:color="#ffd7d7d7" />. That color code points to light gray. Should I change that to #ff000000 for black?
 
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Mission accomplished. You were right on Dazed. I went into framework-res/res/colors, navigated to "tw_primary_text_holo_dark, opened the XML for editing, the last line read: <item android:color="#ffd7d7d7" />. I simply changed the color to #ff000000 and voilá, I appreciate your help. I should have posted her e alot sooner! Big thanks
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Glad you found it. Feel free to ask all the questions you need man, somebody definitely help you out. If you don't find answers also feel free to send me a message and I'll try my best to help along the way.

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Glad you found it. Feel free to ask all the questions you need man, somebody definitely help you out. If you don't find answers also feel free to send me a message and I'll try my best to help along the way.

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Dazed you are the man... @nyfl2004 glad there was a grand Master to step in and point you in the right direction!:beer:

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