So, first thanks for the tutorial. This was a definite treasure trove of info. I am currently trying to make my way to theming my Huawei Mate 9. (C567 - USA Model) I love this phone so much but, the desire to be different with EMUI also leaked over to behind the scenes stuff. I am new to this. 3-4 days in...and a lot of things look...different. Like for example: Your decompiled apk contained obvious values for colors and what not in a neat little reference location mine does not @_@' they all nearly look hardcoded in and I currently don't know where they are if not. To be fair I haven't really made heads or tails of XML files yet...I mean just enough to really navigate them confidently. Still in search and destroy mode.
I know it's been nearly 3 years since the initial post but, I am wondering. For those that theme and for you yourself. What do you use to decompile your apks? It could just be nuances however, when looking at the SystemUI.apk I did find a values folder that was empty and there were a few others that were simply empty. So my thoughts are maybe what I am using to decompile might be, "off", or it really is just the nuances of the developers over at Huawei?
Seeing that the SystemUI.apk has an Android N logo I had figured that not really much of it would be modified?
Do you understand my contention?
Has anyone themed Nougat? What should / shouldn't be there?
I am wondering if that apk is standardized specifically for a given version of android or can it be modified directly for a modified version of android or would those modifications take place elsewhere? Like for example inside EMUI and not the System UI.
Would all Nougat devices share this common apk? Just like all devices share the Nougat Android OS?