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[GSCRIPT MOD] HOW TO change system fonts in Android UPDATED 06/08/2010

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25th July 2010, 04:40 PM   |  #1  
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Hi guys,
another day, another tip!

Today I will explain how to change your system fonts at will, but as download and set them free.
You will say that our phone has this function ... But it is not true, or rather, this function has to pay.
To avoid spending money unnecessarily, I will explain where to download millions of characters and how to apply them in a few clicks!
Let's start!

What we need:
- Samsung Galaxy S i9000
- Phone rooted with STAND ALONE PROCEDURE (all credits to Leshak);
- IMPORTANT, BUSYBOX from Market;
- Gscript from Market (all credits of this app goes to PinkVenture, if you like it, buy a full version);
- My tips

What will do:
- Download any font you like from THIS SITE (all credit goes to this site) or any site that lets you download free fonts;
- Create a folder called Fonts in you internal sdcard:
Quote:

/sdcard/Fonts

- Rename the downloaded font in 2 files called(2 files with differents names, same main file):
Quote:

DroidSans.ttf
DroidSans-Bold.ttf

- Copy those file in /sdcard/Fonts;
- Start Gscript, leave it to take Superuser acces, then press on:
Quote:

Menu --> Add script --> Load file

and close it;
- a new folder called gscript was created;
- Download my zip file contenets all of 3 scripts that we need:
Quote:

BackupSystemFonts - backup all your system fonts from /system/fonts to /sdcard/Fonts/bak
ChangeSystemFonts - change the system fonts
RestoreBakSystemFonts - restore the backed up system fonts from /sdcard/Fonts/bak to /system/fonts

- Copy all 3 scripts in the gscript folder on internal sdcard:
Quote:

/sdcard/gscript

- Start Gscript and then press:
Quote:

Menu --> Add script --> Load file

select the script that you want and check Need SU? then save;
- A new script is added!
- Press on the script you want and it start!
- Well done, the new font is applied!!

Archive password: socketandroid84

Needless to say that now you can choose any font you want and apply it without any problem with only 2 clicks quickly and safely!
I hope that the trick will be useful!

Update 06/08/2010 - LOOP SCREEN RESOLVED
- Before apply the scripts install BUSYBOX from MARKE
T; there is a bug in the old version of busybox installed by the update.zip for root our phone. It's install an old version of busybox that doesn't use the "cp" command.
So, when you go to remove and copy the new fonts though the script, it's remove the old ones but doesn't copy the new ones. You can resolve this bug simply install the last version of BUSYBOX from market!

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This mod is free to use, but at your own risk. I take no responsibility for any conflict, fault, or damage caused by this appling morph theme. No warranties of any kind are given. I have tested my product and have not found any problems with it.
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26th July 2010, 03:54 PM   |  #2  
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Bravo!
I was wondering how to apply new fonts that I want besides those
from manufacturer. Thanks a lot
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26th July 2010, 05:43 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks. First time I tried changing fonts (not using this method) I ended up reflashing the whole thing because it got stuck on the i9000 welcome screen so be carefull dealing with fonts (yeah sounds weird I know) ^_^
26th July 2010, 07:10 PM   |  #4  
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I thought we can change font:

Menu->Settings->Sound and Display->Font Style

I am still trying to figure out how to add more fonts.
27th July 2010, 12:44 AM   |  #5  
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Thanks for the easy method.
My results:
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27th July 2010, 02:18 AM   |  #6  
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is it possible to change the font size too? because some of the 3rd party fonts look really nice, but a bit too small when applied.
27th July 2010, 02:42 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks for the easy method.
My results:

Really nice font!!! Can u upload it?? Thanks mate

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA App
27th July 2010, 02:51 PM   |  #8  
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Are there any prerequisities for the fonts? Because I tried one and the phone got stuck in bootscreen, so I was forced to make a reflash of FW.

I found out that I have fonts with 2 different icons (all files are .ttf), one icon has TT and the other one has O on it (see attached screenshot).
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27th July 2010, 05:38 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by socket84

Really nice font!!! Can u upload it?? Thanks mate

Sent from my GT-I9000 using XDA App

Thanks the font name is Bauhaus and is a paid font so i don't think i can share it sorry.

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Are there any prerequisities for the fonts? Because I tried one and the phone got stuck in bootscreen, so I was forced to make a reflash of FW.

I found out that I have fonts with 2 different icons (all files are .ttf), one icon has TT and the other one has O on it (see attached screenshot).

probably that one is a .otf font with a renamed extension.
28th July 2010, 07:47 AM   |  #10  
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probably that one is a .otf font with a renamed extension.

Rigth. Download another TTF font, but pay attention, a real TRUE TYPE FONT!

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