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Default [APKs] The KitKat we didn't get

Nothing special here, just a couple of apks to get us closer to the correct KitKat look.

There is an updated MotLauncher2.apk that has the transparent status bar enabled. In addition, it was modified to remove the dock divider, and use the KitKat apps icon. Also, a 5th icon row was added, but over(under)laps the QSB making it unusable. I only made the change to fix the uneven spacing of the stock 4 row launcher.

There is also an updated SystemUI.apk that replaces the awful signal icons VZW stuffs down our throats with the stock icons from KitKat. All of the other status bar changes were accomplished with Xposed and GravityBox. It should be noted, stock only uses a 4 bar signal, so technically I cheated and used the 4bar for both level 4 and 5.



I am not responsible if you can't follow instructions and brick or otherwise render your phone inoperable!

You must be rooted and on KitKat.

How to install:
  1. Download files
  2. Reboot into Safestrap
  3. Make a backup (just in case)
  4. Select Mount and check System
  5. Open a command prompt (terminal) and navigate to location of downloaded files
  6. Code:
    adb shell
    
    rm /system/priv-app/MotLauncher2.apk
    
    rm /system/priv-app/MotLauncher2.odex
    
    rm /system/priv-app/SystemUI.apk
    
    rm /system/priv-app/SystemUI.odex
    
    adb push MotLauncher2.apk /system/priv-app
    
    adb push SystemUI.apk /system/priv-app
    
    adb shell chmod 644 /system/priv-app/MotLauncher2.apk
    
    adb shell chmod 644 /system/priv-app/SystemUI.apk
  7. Reboot

This was something I did for myself. I will not be making any other modifications or make any custom versions of these so please don't ask. I will attempt to assist anyone having trouble getting it on their system, but it's pretty straight forward and I'm not in the habit of hand-holding.

Enjoy!

MotLauncher2.apk

SystemUI.apk
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I do not use safestrap, could a guy push these with root explorer or alternative method?

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---------- Post added at 09:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:42 AM ----------

Gave it a shot, renamed the systemui apks to .old, copied in the downloaded one, rebooted, and it works. Thank you Eris

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Thanks, that's pretty cool. I was able to copy / remove the apks using root explorer.

How do you go about making the status bar battery and clock white? Mine are still blue after the update, maybe its something with me lol...
 
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Thanks, that's pretty cool. I was able to copy / remove the apks using root explorer.

How do you go about making the status bar battery and clock white? Mine are still blue after the update, maybe its something with me lol...
I use xposed and gravity kk to change them.

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Do you require root to do this?

Can you just push it via adb?

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Do you require root to do this?

Can you just push it via adb?

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You need to be rooted. Says so right in the first post.

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Sorry, but when I'm opening an app drawer the animation of bar is too slow and I'm getting this for a few seconds so.. Don't be angry on me but I'll not use it, thanks anyway.

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There is also an updated SystemUI.apk that replaces the awful signal icons VZW stuffs down our throats with the stock icons from KitKat.
Can I ask what mods you did to SystemUI to get the AOSP look? I want to do my own mod, but changing the same bools.xml values as I've been doing for the Moto X hasn't worked out completely, and still left me with the ugly huge space next to the signal bars. Also, did you find what makes the icons continue to turn blue and show activity arrows like on JB? Thanks!
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Replaced all the drawables with the stock ones from kitkat. The vzw versions are wider, which is why you get the ugly gap.

As far as them turning blue, that is gone from kitkat, but if you use the JB icons, you can emulate the functionality. To make it "really" work like JB, you'd have to rewrite the network controller classes. They were heavily modified for the vzw icons to work.

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Replaced all the drawables with the stock ones from kitkat. The vzw versions are wider, which is why you get the ugly gap.

As far as them turning blue, that is gone from kitkat, but if you use the JB icons, you can emulate the functionality. To make it "really" work like JB, you'd have to rewrite the network controller classes. They were heavily modified for the vzw icons to work.

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Interestingly enough, flashing your SystemUI still leaves me with the gap on my 4.4 Maxx, any idea why that would be?
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