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[DPI] Dialer, MusicPlayer, Calc, FM, Camera + GUIDE +utility(kinda)

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By xan, Retired Recognized Developer on 6th December 2010, 11:42 PM
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Hello, you all know that when you change screen density in build.prop a problem with some apps appears.

[MultiDPI] contains Dialer, Music Player, FMRadio, Calculator
all modded to support multiple DPI
You can just flash this via CWM or extract individual APKs and replace them in /system/apk/
Newest: Camera.apk
Video Player
How to do it yourself? (example on DialerTabActivity.apk)
* its quite easy, if you want do fix any app you need to know how to edit .xml files, have some basic knowledge about android layout files. If you just want to repack Dialer its easier, because I supply the layout file you just need to recompile the file with apkmanager replacing one of layout files
- download file attached (you are welcome to improve the app);
- download APK Manager;
*optional step, not sure if its needed: get framework files from your device and goto apk_manager_4.9\other and install framework files:
java -jar apktool.jar if "[dir]\apk_manager_4.9\twframework-res.apk"
java -jar apktool.jar if "[dir]\apk_manager_4.9\framework-res.apk"
- copy DialerTabActivity.apk from your device to "\apk_manager_4.9\place-apk-here-for-modding"
- start script.bat and select decompile apk (if it doesnt work you probably need to do optional step and then try with dependencies, skipping part where it asks for apks)
* now there comes my small commandline java utility - it resizes (replaces hardcoded dip values with 1,5 times bigger rounded px values) layouts in files passed by commandline.
-copy .xml files you want to modify to its dir;
-invoke by (or just use convert_all.bat, now working, thanks Einride!) (windows!):
for /f %a IN ('dir /b *.xml') DO call java LayoutResizer %a
(idk why resize_all.bat doesnt work)
- modified files are in converted directory, you need to copy them over files in apk_manager_4.9\res\

- hit compile apk
- select yes for system apk and yes for min # of errors
- delete \apk_manager_4.9\keep\resources.arsc and \apk_manager_4.9\keep\res\layout\dialer_app.xml (and any other xml file corresponding to one you have modified
- hit any key
- the apk you need to copy back to your phone is \apk_manager_4.9\place-apk-here-for-modding\unsignedDialerTabActivity.apk

If any rommakers would like to include these apks feel free to do so
Also you are welcome to fix remaining apps including:

Attached Files
File Type: apk TouchWizCalculator.apk - [Click for QR Code] (494.4 KB, 1085 views)
File Type: apk DialerTabActivity.apk - [Click for QR Code] (935.7 KB, 739 views)
File Type: zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.5 KB, 873 views)
File Type: zip [MultiDPI] - [Click for QR Code] (7.23 MB, 1862 views)
File Type: zip - [Click for QR Code] (5.2 KB, 1058 views)
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7th December 2010, 06:53 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by xan

Hello, you all know that when you change screen density in build.prop a problem with some apps appears. On my first attempt to correct that:
Modded TW calculator (which i kinda like), to work with 200dpi density.
It may not be pixel perfect but hell it works


So, this is for people who change the screen density to 200 dpi, right?
7th December 2010, 07:53 AM |#3  
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This is a great idea! Do you take requests?
7th December 2010, 08:01 AM |#4  
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Such a great idea! I'm on 170 density, but i'll give this a go anyway.
You'll become loved if you end up doing this to all the apps that don't scale correctly!

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7th December 2010, 08:41 AM |#5  
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The dialler is the main one.

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7th December 2010, 10:07 AM |#6  
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How do you change the screen density?
7th December 2010, 10:54 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by kevnangel


How do you change the screen density?

Hi you have to be rooted download lcddensity from the market.
7th December 2010, 12:09 PM |#8  
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Yes, this is for those who changed density to 200 or less (still looks better than stock one).

This was just a proof of concept, the main aim is to mod Phone.apk. At this stage I'm able to repack it, but due to its complexity and the fact its system apk, I'm doing something wrong. This needs more time, but I will try to figure it out today.

And yes, Samsung's layout files are a mess. Phone.apk >40 layout files.

No requests, since its kind of time demanding task, you can post list of STOCK apps that dont scale well for reference. After I'm done with Phone I'll write some guide.
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13th December 2010, 03:05 PM |#9  
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Thanks for the great modification. I tried to onstall it on my Galaxy tab and it actually worked. Not perfect for the tab but Hey it works atleast, however, it keeps forcing close everytime i try to go landsacpe! It would be excellent if you would fix this cheers
13th December 2010, 03:24 PM |#10  
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Any screenshots of how the phone looks with a different DPI?
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