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[TUT] Build Metamorph themes on your phone

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By junkdruggler, Senior Member on 24th August 2010, 01:42 AM
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Download mm, ninjamorph, silver edit, and astro.. While here pick up a random icon pack... (your first morph)

Open silver edit..pick new xml.. Here is a template. Replace the dashes - with less than/greater than < .. They won't show on xda
-?xml version="1.0"?-

-themename-Theme_Name-/themename-
-themeversion-1.x-/themeversion
-screenshot--/screenshot-
-author-that's you-/author-
-authorweblink--/authorweblink-
-phone-Samsung Vibrant-/phone
-rom-Stock-/rom-
-themedescription-whatever changes-/themedescription-

-item-your app.apk-/item-
-path-/system/app/-/path-
-description-changes the...-/description-
-item-framework-res.apk-/item-
-path-/system/framework/-/path-
-description-Morphs the ...-/description-

Open ninja morph, choose the apk you want to modify.. The images you want to change are in res folder in the drawable dir.. choose the icon and replace it with one out of the icon pack..
Open astro.. Go to android themes.. Make new directory, Theme_Name.. Open the workspace folder..this is where the changed apk is... Copy res folder.. Paste it inside Theme_Name.. Delete everything but drawable... Open the silver edit folder in astro and copy Theme_Name.xml and paste it with your new res folder... You just made a morph on your phone...
Open meta morph..start checks and chose existing... Click Theme_Name and Theme_Name.xml, apply all...

Your original images from your apk are in backup inside android themes...
Thanks stericson for 2 apps..

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25th August 2010, 05:50 AM |#2  
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I can't find silver edit in the market :/ .. i'm starting to think something is wrong with my market because I couldn't find simply lockscreen either.. :/
26th August 2010, 02:16 AM |#3  
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In the directions it says "Samsung_Vibrant" so is this just for the captivate or can you insert which ever phone you want?
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In the directions it says "Samsung_Vibrant" so is this just for the captivate or can you insert which ever phone you want?

that's just the name of the phone he's editing..
its more of a header or a title if anything..
27th August 2010, 01:59 PM |#5  
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This will work for any device, on any android device... Just edit the xml to be compatible with your device..
Im hoping this could bring some would be themers out the wood works...

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2nd September 2010, 01:28 AM |#6  
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Is metamorph able to put in modified XML files as well? If so, can you explain how this is done? I tried updating some XML files in framework-res.apk via metamorph with no luck...

If i compile + sign my own framework-res.apk, then it works. But i like to use it in metamorph instead so I can change things on the fly.
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Is metamorph able to put in modified XML files as well? If so, can you explain how this is done? I tried updating some XML files in framework-res.apk via metamorph with no luck...

If i compile + sign my own framework-res.apk, then it works. But i like to use it in metamorph instead so I can change things on the fly.

That might be a problem with Super User or something.. That I've read about..
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That might be a problem with Super User or something.. That I've read about..

do you recall where you read it? and is there some sort of workaround? or is it just not possible?
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I think I read it in the meta morph topic in the android theme forum..there's another meta morph thread there

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Metamorph only replaces files... doesn't add new ones... so if its a new xml going to have to use an update.zip

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I did everything by the guide in the first post but when I try to install the theme in metamorph I get the error The theme you selected is invalid because the theme control file could be missing, or is not correctly written.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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