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5th December 2019, 09:53 PM |#41  
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Hi there, could you please translate that in English for me, I tried to put the text in Google translate but the translation makes no sense.
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5th January 2020, 03:59 PM |#42  
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Raiz,
The general question: Do you know of a reference/guide which explains the layout of the xml files which define ui objects, in particular, which image files are used?

The specific question: Samsung, in their infinite (NOT) wisdom, has decided that the .png standard is good enough for the rest of the android world, but not them. Enter .qmg, .pio, .spr, and, my favorite, an encrypted(?) version of .bmp.
So, the 'browse & replace' method in your OP re: changing icons/images within an app's res folder doesn't work.
Now, I am familiar w/ qmg2png and the like, but there are problems with this. Without listing them all, one of the big issues is that some images convert to blank white pictures, some images won't convert at all(.bmp), etc.

Specific Case:
Samsung Note 4
Stock rooted 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Trying to change the stock dialer keypad buttons.
Through long trial & error, was able to find & modify the InCallUI_M_OS_UP_Legacy.apk keypad buttons, put pushing the mod'd apk to the phone & reinstalling it via Root Explorer did not change the phone's dialer keypad. After 2 full ( and I mean full) days of decompiling apk's, copying res folders back to the phone to (try) to extract png's(the qmg decoders only work on the phone), copying thousands of png's back to the pc to browse for anything recognizable, etc., no joy.
I have searched the web/forum for all permutations of theme, skin, dialer, touchwiz, galaxy, stock, marshmallow, dialpad, SecContacts_M_OSup_Note_Legacy_USA.apk, etc, etc, etc. Just not finding anything anywhere which points me toward a way to modify the stock dialer appearance (other than background color) on a 6.0.1 (or even 5.1.1) touchwiz ROM. I hate to beg for help, but I'm out of ideas.
Thanks so much.
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Thanks alot for the guide
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Raiz,
The general question: Do you know of a reference/guide
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anything anywhere which points me toward a way to modify the stock dialer appearance (other than background color) on a 6.0.1 (or even 5.1.1) touchwiz ROM. I hate to beg for help, but I'm out of ideas.
Thanks so much.

Hi , I'm gonna take a deep look into this, so it may take time, I'll edit this post when the answer is written and will mention you to notify you when it's ready
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Hi , I'm gonna take a deep look into this, so it may take time, I'll edit this post when the answer is written and will mention you to notify you when it's ready

Thanks, man, I really appreciate it. I've been hammering away at it, but no luck yet. I suspect it may involve smali, etc, which I haven't got my head around yet. Was hoping there might be a way to add glass buttons(yeah, I'm dated) to the dialer keypad just using xml/png, but it's not looking promising...
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Thanks, man, I really appreciate it. I've been hammering away at it, but no luck yet. I suspect it may involve smali, etc, which I haven't got my head around yet. Was hoping there might be a way to add glass buttons(yeah, I'm dated) to the dialer keypad just using xml/png, but it's not looking promising...

So, First of all sorry for making you wait, I got busy lately, but I had the opportunity to look into your question

For your general question, here is a thread I made after this one, that adds a more deeply-thought approche to what I've done here, plus I linked some other thread from really good themers (like ticklefish) that teached me a lot of things , here you go:
[GUIDE][THEMING]How to find in the code what you want to theme by Me (lol)
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[Newbies][Documenation]What's an apk and how does it work by Me (again)

In those you'll find links to xda thread, google documentation that I strongly recommend you to read, it helped me a lot. I know that those are "long reads" but to me it's worth it.

For you specific question, I'm sorry to tell you that it's a problem for me to, and so far I had no luck with that. I used to have a samsung back in the days, but each time I tried something I just gave up because of that. When you asked me that, I retried with no success. So on this one I won't be able to tell you, sorry for that, I know how much of a drag it can be to be stucked like that, hope you'll have some luck with that.

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For you specific question, I'm sorry to tell you that it's a problem for me to, and so far I had no luck with that. I used to have a samsung back in the days, but each time I tried something I just gave up because of that. When you asked me that, I retried with no success. So on this one I won't be able to tell you, sorry for that, I know how much of a drag it can be to be stucked like that, hope you'll have some luck with that.
Have a great day

Thanx for looking into it, I really do appreciate it. Yeah, it's bad news, but I feel a little better that it's not just my lack of skillz. I do love the Note 4, but I'm starting to despise Samsung for their anti-consumer tactics. Then again, why would they be different from Apple, Google, MS, et al.

I do mostly like the feel/function/features of the MM touchwiz stuff, I just don't like some of their icons, color choices, etc. I haven't found a third party replacement I like as much, unfortunately.

I do hope somebody will find a solution for this. I think it would open a few doors for Samsung owners.
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