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[Q] How to write Xperia 4.3 Themes (from scratch, not by apk modding)

17th February 2014, 01:57 AM   |  #1  
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Hello,

Does anyone know or have any guides to writing themes for the 4.3 Xperias? I would really like to write some themes on my spare time. Haven't found anything anywhere.

Please note: I don't want to mod APKs, I want to write these themes in Eclipse, not by editing smali and decompiling apps. Please don't send me threads that reverse engineer pre made APKs.
17th February 2014, 03:35 PM   |  #2  
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Hello,

Does anyone know or have any guides to writing themes for the 4.3 Xperias? I would really like to write some themes on my spare time. Haven't found anything anywhere.

Please note: I don't want to mod APKs, I want to write these themes in Eclipse, not by editing smali and decompiling apps. Please don't send me threads that reverse engineer pre made APKs.

Waw..

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17th February 2014, 05:40 PM   |  #3  
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@funky0308 do you know something about it?

Yeah...a bit...

There's no need for eclipse for themes...

Themes are 99.9% png's - what uou need is good PhotoShop skils and few xml's which you can write in simple notepad(++).

Draw assets and patch them in eclipse, contact all with xml's and compile...

If you have your reasons to use eclipse - O.K but we aren't using apktool only for reverse engineering...

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17th February 2014, 09:44 PM   |  #5  
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Yeah...a bit...

There's no need for eclipse for themes...

Themes are 99.9% png's - what uou need is good PhotoShop skils and few xml's which you can write in simple notepad(++).

Draw assets and patch them in eclipse, contact all with xml's and compile...

If you have your reasons to use eclipse - O.K but we aren't using apktool only for reverse engineering...

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Then how do the themes that are available on the Play Store get written? I know how to theme using apktool and whatnot. I'm mainly asking this because I haven't been able to change colour accents successfully with decompiling using apktool. I also don't think using a modded APK would be ok if wanted to publish on the Play Store.
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Then how do the themes that are available on the Play Store get written? I know how to theme using apktool and whatnot. I'm mainly asking this because I haven't been able to change colour accents successfully with decompiling using apktool. I also don't think using a modded APK would be ok if wanted to publish on the Play Store.

I'm not saying you should MOD theme from market - build it.
Draw all pngs and write all xml's.

You can use template to see dimensions and use that one as a template but you don't have to mod png's.

I'm doing that way...
I check dimensions and I draw my own png - same procedure is for xml.

You must contact Sony for that, send them your theme and only if they approve it and sign it with private keys you'll be able to sell it on market...

Problem is in keys, not in editing...

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18th February 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #7  
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I'm not saying you should MOD theme from market - build it.
Draw all pngs and write all xml's.

You can use template to see dimensions and use that one as a template but you don't have to mod png's.

I'm doing that way...
I check dimensions and I draw my own png - same procedure is for xml.

You must contact Sony for that, send them your theme and only if they approve it and sign it with private keys you'll be able to sell it on market...

Problem is in keys, not in editing...

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Mm, makes sense. Thanks.

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