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[HowTo][Video] Creating Android Themes (4th Video up .9s)

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By fxn, Member on 3rd December 2009, 04:58 PM
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Android Themes Basics 4:
Finally got round to making the requested .9s video:

-Retrieving and backing up the original framework-res.apk
-Using the Draw9Patcher tool to create the required guides
-Using eclipse to apply the guides to the image
-Pushing the file back to your phone

I hope the video is helpful, I know a lot of people do not like .9 files at all

Android Themes Basics 3:
Back after a long break. Easy one to get going again: Changing system font.

-Backing up original fonts from your phone
-Replacing with new ones

Sorry been lazy recently =o)

Android Themes Basics 2:
Second Part of the video series is now finished =o). The topic this time is changing the status bar:

- Pulling necessary files from phone
- Extracting files required
- Editing the status_bar.xml file and classes.dex file to change status bar colours
- Repackaging the dex file
- Pushing modified files back to the phone

The video is split to 2 parts unfortunately due to Youtube having a 10 minute limit and I didn't want to cut anything out to keep it simple.

Android Themes Basics 1:
Just finished my first video tutorial for creating android themes. The topic of the first video is changing basic images so covers:

- Pulling files from the phone
- Extracting images from APK
- Placing edited images back to the APK
- Pushing the file back to phone.

I know this is very basic and most of you know perfectly how to do this but I thought I would start from the very basics

Let me know what you think and any areas you would like me to cover in future videos, Ideally I would like to create a series of videos that new people can work through to create full themes.

Android Themes Basics 1: Changing Images
Android Themes Basics 2: Changing Statusbar (1/2)
Android Themes Basics 2: Changing Statusbar (2/2)
Android Themes Basics 3: Changing System Font
Android Themes Basics 4: Changing Buttons (The .9s video)

- Changing the battery display

Last edited by fxn; 7th July 2010 at 12:28 AM. Reason: Added 4th Video for .9s
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3rd December 2009, 06:51 PM |#2  
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How are you I just tried to view the video an youtube is saying that the video is not available
4th December 2009, 06:34 AM |#3  
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Just yesterday I was hoping someone would do something like this. Thank you. Much easier than I thought it would be.
4th December 2009, 06:52 AM |#4  
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Looks good, now just do one on .9's for the love of god PLEASE!
4th December 2009, 08:31 AM |#5  
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Do you know how to create an update file with the Mac?
Now I use windows to create an update file ... is there a signing script available for the Mac?
4th December 2009, 08:58 AM |#6  
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very cool
thanks man
cant wait for the upcoming vids and some .9 vids
4th December 2009, 10:21 AM |#7  
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T3hFurious1, maybe it was your post I saw yesterday that gave me the idea then, it was on this forum someone mentioned would be nice =o)

MurderDeathKill & smackiesfunkies, added the .9s video to the upcoming, I'll start scripting it out soon for you guys.

cybapaddy, absolutely no idea as I wouldnt touch Mac with a veeeeeeeeeery long stick, only reason the video is in windows is cause I thought it would be more helpful to majority than the linux version

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Originally Posted by cybapaddy

Do you know how to create an update file with the Mac?
Now I use windows to create an update file ... is there a signing script available for the Mac?

I have the file somewhere hold on.

Edit: comes with all 3 files!
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4th December 2009, 03:40 PM |#9  
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Added a second video now with details on changing the statusbar, details in the first post

4th December 2009, 09:06 PM |#10  
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awesome man
these videos are a big help
i was wondering tho if you could add voice walkthrough as you are goin through it?
just a preference and a lil bit easier to follow along as youre doing it :]
if not its still very helpful
5th December 2009, 01:00 AM |#11  
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I was thinking of that but couple of reasons why I decided to go without tho, mainly I do these whilst I'm at work tho

I'll see what ill do for future lessons, although I do think the first 2 should be clear enough without audio, even tho the 2nd video gets bit tricky at times.


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