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By Echo2Lincoln, Senior Member on 6th February 2011, 09:55 PM
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I have been looking for this png(see attachment) I changed one in HtcContact.apk. I've found several others like it but not the correct one. it's the default contact image for when you don't assign an image to a contact.

anyone?

also, I have been editting png files by pulling the apk with android commander, then editting or replacing a png using 7zip then pushing back using commander.

any harm in this? I haven't seen any yet........
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6th February 2011, 09:58 PM |#2  
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try taking a peak in the framework files. /system/framework/com.htc.resources.apk and /system/framework/framework-res.apk

No harm, just keep a backup of whatever apk you modify. If something goes wrong you will basically just get force closes until you restore the original file
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6th February 2011, 11:34 PM |#3  
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Thanks, found it in /system/framework/com.htc.resources.apk


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7th February 2011, 01:03 AM |#4  
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Thanks, found it in /system/framework/com.htc.resources.apk


Pretty cool. How did you do it? What did you modify in the com.htc.resources.apk?
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editing spelled correctly
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Pretty cool. How did you do it? What did you modify in the com.htc.resources.apk?

common_icon_default_avatar.png, people_detail_defaultphoto.png

I edited both of those pics using gimp. I'm not sure which one is the actual image for the contact list cause I got impatient and changed them both.

I sorta followed this thread>http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/htc-evo-4g...ding-sgbz.html

what I actually did was pull com.htc.resources.apk with the program android commander (http://androidcommander.com/), open the archive with
7zip, copied the png to a seperate folder, edited with gimp, copied back to the open archive, closed the archive and then pushed back to phone.

I must tell you, my profession is in auto repair, I really have no clue what I'm doing but I am having fun and learning as I go...
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