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[MOD][AROMA][Z1C][4.4.4][.157] Dark System Apps v4fix [20/11/2014]

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16th October 2014, 12:21 PM   |  #1  
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Hey there, fellow Z1C users!
Just wanted to share the Mod I was working on
Changelogs:
V4fix Changelog (20/11/2014):
  • Fixed PackageInstaller.apk (the thing, that install apps)
V4 Changelog (18/11/2014):
  • Themed SemcCalendar.apk (Calendar).
  • Themed Calculator.apk (yea, you won't believe but this .apk is used for... Calculator).
  • Updated Phonebook.apk (Contacts) to the latest version (16.1.B.3.2).
  • Fixed AlphabetBar color in quick-dial settings in Phonebook.apk.
  • Fixed New Message field in Conversations.apk, now it's visible.
  • ZipAligned everything.
V3 Changelog (15/11/2014):
  • Rebased on the latest .157 firmware. It does NOT work on .108 firmware (thx @ templeka for testing).
  • Separated ODEX and DEODEX packages for easier bug-tracking.
  • Removed 'Quick Settings on Notification Tab' patch. Will probably add it as a separate download later.
  • Overscroll effect is now theme accent colored.
  • Themed Smart Connect apk.
  • Themed input text window in Conversations.apk.
  • Fixed dialpad's pressed button effect.
  • Fixed dialpad's text cursor - now it's visible.
  • Fixed incall dialpad input display.
  • Fixed force close on PackageInstaller.apk.
  • Fixed WhiteApps Package script, now you should be able to restore apps properly.
  • Temporarily removed Xperia Connectivity apps.
V2 fix Changelog (24/10/2014):
  • Fixed enhancedusbex.apk (USB Tethering) installation path.
  • Removed unneeded apk.
  • Fixed Notes in AROMA Installer.
V2 Changelog (24/10/2014):
  • Themed Converstations (Conversations.apk)
  • Themed Apk Installer (PackageInstaller.apk)
  • Themed Update Center (UpdateCenter.apk)
  • Themed Sound Picker (Sound-Picker.apk)
  • Themed White Balance Settings (white-balance.apk)
  • Themed BT Devices List and Settings (SomcAutoPairing.apk)
  • Themed Theme Chooser (skin-core.apk)
  • Themed Missed Icons in System Settings (Settings.apk)
  • Fixed Alphabet Bar Color in Contacts (Phonebook.apk)
  • Fixed Small Apps Launcher Icon Borders (SmallAppsLauncher.apk)
  • Themed Some Other Apks (SomcPlayAnywhere.apk, SomcSeamlessTethering.apk, HotspotAdvancedSettings.apk, LocationBasedWifi.apk, ReadyToRun.apk)
Also
  • Added MediaFire.com mirror
  • Added restore.zip, incase you forgot to make a backup =)
V1 Changelog (16/10/2014):
  • Initial release! ^_^
Requirements:
  • .157 Firmware
  • Rooted
  • Know how to flash or replace files
What's Themed:
  • System Background and Permission Icons (framework-res.apk)
  • System Icons - Notification and etc (SystemUi.apk)
  • Contacts (Phonebook.apk)
  • Dialer (SemcPhone.apk)
  • System Settings (Settings.apk)
  • Clock\Alarm\Timers (SemcClock.apk)
  • Recent Apps Viewer and Small Apps Launcher (SmallAppsLauncher.apk)
  • Conversations (Conversations.apk)
  • Apk Installer (PackageInstaller.apk)
  • Update Center (UpdateCenter.apk)
  • Sound Picker (Sound-Picker.apk)
  • White Balance Settings (white-balance.apk)
  • Smart Connect (liwewaremanager.apk)
  • Theme Chooser (skin-core.apk)
  • Calculator (Calculator.apk)
  • Calendar (SemcCalendar.apk)
  • BT Devices List and Settings (SomcAutoPairing.apk)
  • Xperia Connectivity Apks (SomcPlayAnywhere.apk, SomcSeamlessTethering.apk)
  • Misc Apks (HotspotAdvancedSettings.apk, LocationBasedWifi.apk, ReadyToRun.apk)
Features:
  • Dark (but not pure black) themed apps for more comfortable usage.
I find that pure black apps put more strain on eyes than dark grey. Perhaps caused by high white\black contrast.
  • Dark holo background.
I really liked holo background, even if it has some color banding. Imho looks much better than plain black\grey image.
  • Based on Z1 Compact apk's.
I.e. apk utilises icons and images native for our xdpi resolution.
  • All themed apk's are up to date.
If not, please, PM me
  • No tabs in Notifications.

Just because =)
  • ZipAligned.
  • Works both on Odex and Deodex.
  • Aroma Installer.
  • Everything is optional!
Yeah, I'm that nice ^_^
Screenshots:
  • System Background (framework-res.apk) - Just look at the background in the screenshots below
  • System Icons - Notification and etc (SystemUi.apk)


  • Contacts (Phonebook.apk)





  • Dialer (SemcPhone.apk)



  • Settings (Settings.apk)


  • Clock\Alarm\Timers (SemcClock.apk)



  • Recent Apps Viewer and Small Apps Launcher (SmallAppsLauncher.apk)



How to:
  1. Flash with CWM or TPRW.
  2. Follow instructions in Aroma installer.
  3. ???
  4. Enjoy your dark apps!
Download:
Dark Apps for ODEX Roms:
>>Link<<
>>Mirror<<

Dark Apps for DEODEX Roms:
>>Link<<
>>Mirror<<
Restore Package for ODEX Roms:
>>Link<<
>>Mirror<<

Restore package for DEODEX Roms:
>>Link<<
>>Mirror<<
Notes:
Plz, report if you encounter any unthemed icons in themed apps and\or problems with installation.
Credits:
@XperienceD: For the topic template and consultations. Thx mate!
Last edited by TheQwertiest; 20th November 2014 at 09:20 PM. Reason: V4fix is OUT!
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16th October 2014, 02:25 PM   |  #2  
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Fixed Download link.
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16th October 2014, 05:24 PM   |  #3  
just flashed, tried all the features and they're working great

just two things
1. on the recent apps launcher, there are small white borders around each of the small app icons that are superfluous (would look better if they weren't there)
2. i used to have a system UI mod that allowed 6 icons (without text) on the notification panel which i prefer. reflashed it over your mod and managed to get it back
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19th October 2014, 09:55 PM   |  #4  
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Works very nice, much thanks. Any chance you can change the messaging app to black as well?
19th October 2014, 10:41 PM   |  #5  
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This looks great and I'd really love to try it. But dev-host is always slow AF for me. This is a big problem for me when I try to download "large" files. Getting like 5KB/s download. Would take hours to get the file. Would appreciate a mirror.
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Removed link as requested.
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20th October 2014, 10:42 AM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wernyuen

just flashed, tried all the features and they're working great

just two things
1. on the recent apps launcher, there are small white borders around each of the small app icons that are superfluous (would look better if they weren't there)

Hm... I prefer it that way But I can give you the version w\o borders, since it's requires only one line to be changed.
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Originally Posted by wernyuen

2. i used to have a system UI mod that allowed 6 icons (without text) on the notification panel which i prefer. reflashed it over your mod and managed to get it back

Yea, any mods that were applied to any of the themed apk's will be lost, such as additional menus in Settings or full-screen CallerId. Nothing I can do, that's the way world works :\
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Originally Posted by templeka

Works very nice, much thanks. Any chance you can change the messaging app to black as well?

Well, I'm not using default SMS app, but, for the completeness sake, I guess I can darken it as well
No ETA though, as I'm busy with work... and planning for upcoming Japan trip ^_^
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Originally Posted by Tobi@s

This looks great and I'd really love to try it. But dev-host is always slow AF for me. This is a big problem for me when I try to download "large" files. Getting like 5KB/s download. Would take hours to get the file. Would appreciate a mirror.

I'll reupload on mediafire
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Originally Posted by templeka

Here you go.
Google Drive

Plz, do not reupload my mod, coz I'd like to keep the track of dl's. I'll mirror it later myself, so, plz, remove the link =)
Yea, I'm vain :P
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Originally Posted by templeka

You can also find at the link black Conversations.apk, DocumentsUI.apk and SemcEmail.apk from this thread [MOD] Z1C.108 black UI V2.0 (31.8.2014). I just copied them to system/app and system/priv-app and set proper permissions, rebooted and wiped cache and dalvik.

Actually, one of the reasons that I've decided to make my mod was that "[MOD] Z1C.108 black UI V2.0 (31.8.2014)" is based on Z1 (not Z1 Compact) apps, so it doesn't have all the proper xdpi icons and images, as Z1 is a xxdpi device. Not that I do not appreciate work @laginoo has done.
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20th October 2014, 08:00 PM   |  #8  
thank you ... no border version of the recent apps launcher would be great, as would the Documents/Downloads UI

there were also some other (but less commonly used) menu items that still appear white: sub-menus in Personalization, Ringtone/Notification sound selector, Complete Action with dialog, etc. and if you had time to spare it'd be great if you could darken these as well!

thanks for all your efforts!

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Hm... I prefer it that way But I can give you the version w\o borders, since it's requires only one line to be changed.

Yea, any mods that were applied to any of the themed apk's will be lost, such as additional menus in Settings or full-screen CallerId. Nothing I can do, that's the way world works :\

Well, I'm not using default SMS app, but, for the completeness sake, I guess I can darken it as well
No ETA though, as I'm busy with work... and planning for upcoming Japan trip ^_^

I'll reupload on mediafire

Plz, do not reupload my mod, coz I'd like to keep the track of dl's. I'll mirror it later myself, so, plz, remove the link =)
Yea, I'm vain :P

Actually, one of the reasons that I've decided to make my mod was that "[MOD] Z1C.108 black UI V2.0 (31.8.2014)" is based on Z1 (not Z1 Compact) apps, so it doesn't have all the proper xdpi icons and images, as Z1 is a xxdpi device. Not that I do not appreciate work @laginoo has done.

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Dark System Apps v2
V2 Is Out!

V2 Changelog (24/10/2014):
  • Themed Converstations
  • Themed Apk Installer
  • Themed Update Center
  • Themed Sound Picker
  • Themed White Balance Settings
  • Themed BT Devices List and Settings
  • Themed Theme Chooser
  • Themed Missed Icons in System Settings
  • Fixed Alphabet Bar Color in Contacts
  • Fixed Small Apps Launcher Icon Borders
  • Themed Some Other Apks
Also
  • Added MediaFire.com mirror
  • Added restore.zip, incase you forgot to make a backup =)
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24th October 2014, 01:07 PM   |  #10  
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V2 fix is out! Plz, reflash, if you installed themed enhancedusbex.apk (USB Tethering)!

V2 fix Changelog (24/10/2014):
  • Fixed enhancedusbex.apk (USB Tethering) installation path.
  • Removed unneeded apk.
  • Fixed Notes in AROMA Installer.
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