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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
I have had good luck simply copying and pasting what I want in the framework-res.apk file, at least for MDJ FroyoHD 4.6
if you rename the file to framework-res.zip, you can open it with something like winrar. For the Desire HD framework-res.apk and the Gingerbread framework-res.apk (I assume all of them probably), there's a folder called res. (location: framework-res.apk/res) Inside that there's a folder called anim. framework-res.zip/res/anim. These are the animations for transitions, etc. I've been able to copy and paste them freely and haven't messed anything up yet. There's also a folder called drawable-hdpi. (location: framework-res.zip/res/drawable-hdpi) This is where all the icons/battery status, signal status graphics are stored. They're all .png files and I've used photoshop to alter them.
I wouldn't recommend extracting the file and then re-zipping it. It has to be signed and I guess it won't work otherwise.
UOT kitchen is an excellent and wonderful tool also. Lots of neat stuff you can do with that. It's not just for DHD builds. Reportedly works with Darkstone's SuperRAM.
Check out this thread:
I think you could take the framework-res.apk from whatever build you have, and copy and paste whatever it is you want in there. I've been compling stuff from about 3 or 4 of them into one to get it where I want it.