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Cool [APP] Simply change an icon on your Android phone (Update APK Edit V0.4e)

APK Edit V0.4e

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Ever wanted to simply change an icon on your Android phone and found yourself lost in the endless lists of forum posts saying: you have to change heaven and earth to do this...
NOT ANYMORE!!!!

APK Edit is born!

With this little program you can simply change icons of your android application.
It even lets you change the applications name.
But wait mike..... there's more.....
It even lets you edit the text used in applications.

Sounds to good to be true...
Well... to be honest.... it is.
But I've come a long way from that initial question to the final answer.
My conclusion so far, it works for most of my applications.
It probably will work on most of yours as well.
Try it out now!

(Caution: when overwriting an existing application, using the adb Wireless feature, you will loose your associated data!!!)

For the record... only use on you're own apk files, otherwise it's not that legal I think.




Version history:


Code:
0.4e - Minor update
Added: Some more debug logging on startup of the application.
Fixed: Version number in settings tab now shows correct version.

0.4d - Minor update
Fixed: Fixed startup crash if some APK properties are empty (like screensize/densities/locales), like in Settings.apk.
Fixed: A little bug in the fancy install mechanism, mainly experienced when installing system apk's

0.4c - Minor update
Fixed: Compatibility issue with Windows XP, causing program to crash on startup.

0.4b - Minor update
Fixed: Error extracting signature.
Changed: Extended logging.

0.4a - Minor update
Changed: Logging is enabled by default.
Added: Some debug messages for when opening of apk goes wrong.

0.4 - Major rewrite
Did a major rewrite of the code.
Added: Option to choose APK tool version
Added: Logging feature
Added: Auto retrieve required dependency files from phone if needed (for editing system apps)
Added: Details panel, shows information about the package.
Added: Restore original file link, for when thing's get really messed up.
Added: Donate button, for those who wanna celebrate with me.
Fixed: Some annoying issues (APKtool Issue 100) / (XLargeScreens bug)
Removed: QR Code installation support
Removed: AdbWireless installation support


0.3 - Update
Added: Language support.
Added: Installation method (USB Cable).

0.2 - Minor update
Added: Save confirmation dialog (as req by droidzone)
Changed: Recreated the loading animation so that it theme's better with the rest of the application.

0.1 - Initial release




Special thanks goes out to:Brut.all for creating Apktool, the backbone of this little project.
and to: anoniem100 to make it functional for noobs like me Orginal Post click here
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very good
 
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Seems an excellent work let's try and then will report back

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How can I use this program ?? If I open it, it opens a dialog screen that wants to open a java.exe file ?
 
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In order to use it you need to have java installed.
By default it will search for it in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe".
If it can't find it there, it will pop up the screen you are talking about, asking you where it can find it.
I know, it's a little dirty this way, but I'm a lazy programmer

If necessary you can download java for free at: java.com
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Originally Posted by Anoniem100 View Post
In order to use it you need to have java installed.
By default it will search for it in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe".
If it can't find it there, it will pop up the screen you are talking about, asking you where it can find it.
I know, it's a little dirty this way, but I'm a lazy programmer

If necessary you can download java for free at: java.com
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what can i say friend? you are a great guy!!!
 
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what can i say friend? you are a great guy!!!
So i'll see all custom icons in your next Rom LOL







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This is total awesomeness... works perfect for me, i will definitely promote this!
Thanks for sharing it.
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BTW heads up --- this can actually break some apps...

The breakage comes because this tool works by decompiling the apk and
signing it with a key that is NOT the same as the original developer's
key so for apps that have co-dependencies (ie, one app calls into another), this can cause mystery errors because if the signatures are not identical, then the call will fail.

while this is a lovely tool, i just wanted to mention this...

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