Credit for this also goes to a wonderful app developer, appelflap, who wrote the app, provides excellent support and will receive thanks and part of the contributions from the donate version on the market. He is a fantastic developer; I urge everyone who would donate to me to send some his way as well
Battery Icon Mod is a general app (root required) for turning the standard battery icon into something more useful and more sophisticated.
The (ambitious) goal is to serve mods with this app for as many devices as possible. See second post for the devices/roms that are currently supported.
Make a nandroid backup. I've written a very simple guide how to do this with Rom Manager here. (Really it costs you only a minute or so. Very easy to do)
If you apply a wrong version or you stumble upon a corrupted one (although all versions are tested)... you may ending up with a unbootable device. In that case you have to flash your firmware again... OR just do a simple restore of your backup (I will describe a general restore procedure later on)
Only choose the version that matches your device and rom. Also make sure that the rom version matches your current rom.
Sometimes [/I]mods for a particular rom will also work on another rom. However that's not the rule, more an exception. If you try, make sure you have a backup of your system.
If your device/rom isn't supported post a request with a copy of your framework-res.apk (it's in the /system/framework directory) with a description of the device and rom you have.
Note: The international Samsung Galaxy S (GT-I9000) will still be supported by this app. Post your requests there. Later these two projects will be merged together.'
Themers and modders
Like to share your modded framework-res.apk? Post it in this thread (with a description of course of the device and rom it is supposed to run on) and we will put a link to it in the app.
To all modders and to theimpaler747 who made the first steps of this general project possible, and for appelflap, who is an excellent and supportive app developer who does things with apps I cannot . And of course the guys behind UOT Kitchen, who made this work so much more easy. Thanks.
There's a donation version in the Android Market (search for: Battery Icon Mod). Donations are mainly for paying the server that hosts the mods, and for putting these mods together (theimpaler747). Thanks!