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[Icon] 3G to 4G LTE Icon, done right.

21st January 2011, 01:10 PM   |  #1  
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I decided to compile my own how-to. It's not a one click solution but it's still easy if you can follow simple directions. It's also safe, effective and looks great when 3G service is connected. It also allows the change of only the icon so if you are running a custom rom or other icons, the icon pack won't be changed.

The guide looks long but it's just well broken down to make it very easy.

Your not going to get 4G LTE , so please, trolls can troll else where. This is simply something new to look at, lets begin!


*** This will only change the 3G Icon to 4G LTE, nothing else ***
USB Debugging must be checked. Settings>Applications>Development>check the USB Debugging box.

Please make a Nandroid or backup. Using a custom ROM or theme may cause your wallpaper to revert back to stock when phone restarts. Please make sure you place the icons on the root of your SD Card to begin, you can always move them around later.



For BLACK top bars (Can be used on any color top bar but it will have a black outline around it, much like stock 3G against a white bar)
connected
in
inandout
out


For WHITE top bars (Transparent background, can be used on any color top bar other then black) ** Please note that these are black in color with a transperant background, if it appears as there is nothing there, no need to worry, the image is there. You will not be able to tell unless it's against another background color other then black **
connected
in
inandout
out


Blue 4G LTE Icon (Transparent background, can be used on any color top bar)
connected
in
inandout
out


Yellow 4G LTE Icon (Transparent background, can be used on any color top bar)
connected
in
inandout
out


Light Blue 4G LTE Icon (Transparent background, can be used on any color top bar)
connected
in
inandout
out


GB Green 4G LTE Icon (Transparent background, can be used on any color top bar)
connected
in
inandout
out

Thanks to Funnyface19 for the custom colors

Steps:

#1. Download the four files I have listed. It's the only four you need to change your icon. They have been named the correct file name already, place them anywhere that you can easily access them on your SD Card.

#2. Download & install Stericson's NinjaMorph from the market.

#3. Start NinjaMorph ( It will run a quick check, tap yes ) and tap on New Project.

#4. Navigate to /system/framework/framework-res.apk (Files will be extracted and a backup is created automatically)

#5. Go into /res/drawable-hdpi and find your stock 3G icon which will be named stat_sys_data_connected_3g.png.

#6. Tap on the file and it will ask you to find the image you want to replace it with in a new screen ( your SD Card root ).

#7 Find the file with the 4G LTE connected logo named stat_sys_data_connected_3g.png , tap it.

** Please make sure your icons actually apear. It will show the icon when you go to select it. If it's not valid, a big X or nothing, please do not continue and let me know. Just a small precaution to take.**

#8. You will get a warning asking if you're really sure you want to replace it, tap yes. A little window will quickly flash " item should have been replaced, what do you want to change now? "

#9. Repeat the process, tap res/drawable-hdpi, find your stock 3G in icon named stat_sys_data_in_3g.png, tap it.

#10. Find the file with the 4G LTE inlogo named stat_sys_data_in_3g.png , tap it.

#11. You will get a warning asking if you're really sure you want to replace it, tap yes. A little window will quickly flash " item should have been replaced, what do you want to change now? "

#12. Repeat the process, tap res/drawable-hdpi, find your stock 3G inandout icon named stat_sys_data_inandout_3g.png, tap it.

#13. Find the file with the 4G LTE inandout logo named stat_sys_data_inandout_3g.png , tap it.

#14. You will get a warning asking if you're really sure you want to replace it, tap yes. A little window will quickly flash " item should have been replaced, what do you want to change now? "

#15. Repeat the process, tap res/drawable-hdpi, find your stock 3G out icon named stat_sys_data_out_3g.png, tap it.

#16. Find the file with the 4G LTE out logo named stat_sys_data_out_3g.png , tap it.

#17. Tap on the blue arrow on the bottom right corner.

#18. Tap on Finish Project.

#19. Tap on framework-resapk (NinjaMorph will now package/create the apk).

#20. You will get a warning asking if you're sure you want to overwrite the apk, tap yes.

#21. You will now get a warning asking if you want to zipalign, tap no.

#22. Tap ok on the next warning.

#23. It will ask you if you want to delete the project, you can choose what you want. ( I choose no )

Your phone will now reboot itself with the new icons in place. Enjoy!

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21st January 2011, 03:24 PM   |  #2  
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Thank you. It worked flawless. Now i can mess with my friends at work that have droid x's. This will be priceless.

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Sweet.. any way to get the black icons for this method for those who run a white noti bar?

TIA
21st January 2011, 05:12 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by btucker2003

Sweet.. any way to get the black icons for this method for those who run a white noti bar?

TIA

I'll try and work on this but if anyone can get these to me sooner, I wil upload them and update my post. However, it's not just white font as stand alone, it's in a black box so it will work for the meanwhile but yea, solid black would be cool as well.
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21st January 2011, 05:16 PM   |  #5  
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Used Ninja Morph before and it worked flawless...Great Job
21st January 2011, 06:36 PM   |  #6  
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You can follow the how to make themes thread and change the color of the 4g text yourself. Just a thought.

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21st January 2011, 07:52 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by Ben's

I'll try and work on this but if anyone can get these to me sooner, I wil upload them and update my post. However, it's not just white font as stand alone, it's in a black box so it will work for the meanwhile but yea, solid black would be cool as well.

yeah i figured that out trying to use GIMP to edit the color to red to go with UD theme lol
22nd January 2011, 06:39 PM   |  #8  
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just like to know?
Will this work and or look good with the ginger bread theme?
22nd January 2011, 06:41 PM   |  #9  
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Will this work and or look good with the ginger bread theme?

it will work, if it looks good is up to you lol, its just looks cuz it aint real 4g
22nd January 2011, 06:55 PM   |  #10  
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Ok thanks
That's all i needed to know ill try it out

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