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[Q] Extract apk's from theme?

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24th February 2011, 03:42 PM   |  #1  
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I have been looking at various themes and I notice that many include specifically themed apps...like facebook and gmail. Can you extract only the themed apks from the theme without installing the theme? And then install those apks on a device? I've read threads about extracting from installed roms/themes but I would prefer to extract only what I want without having to install and restore a backup. I see that I can unzip the files and get the apk but how to I install to my phone? Is there a difference whether the apk is in system/app or data/app?
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24th February 2011, 06:09 PM   |  #2  
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Just delete everything from zip you don't want. Then flash away

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24th February 2011, 06:22 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks I'll give it a try.
24th February 2011, 06:39 PM   |  #4  
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don't try flashing it on eb13 unless its eb13 ready

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24th February 2011, 07:57 PM   |  #5  
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Good call. When you say take out everything I don't want... does that includes all the framework file a well or are there items that I should leave?
24th February 2011, 09:31 PM   |  #6  
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Take out anything you don't want. If you want 1 or 2 things.

How ever if you going to use someones framework-res.apk you need to use there twframework-res.apk. I also suggest keeping phone.apk and dialertapactivity.apk together also.

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