Newbie Friendly !
I, in no way take responsibility for any damage you may cause to your phone by following this tutorial as ApKTOOL app is capable of accessing your system folders and thereby you changing or deleting something you shouldn't,
That said the instructions I give do not use any system locations, so if you follow them properly you will be OK!
Welcome to my tutorial for making apk's for kustom live wallpaper ( klwp ) on your PHONE.
Please don't be put off by the length of the tutorial, its IMHO very easy to follow and I have tried to write it in such a way that anybody can follow and understand it and have an end result without too much head scratching.
No major knowledge needed, just the skill of being able to navigate around your phone files and being able to follow instructions as is, and finally, the ability to revel in your own glory for making your first pc-less apk.
Top tip, (as if you didn't know this already)
Have this tutorial up on your PC whilst following it, no keep swapping between recents on your phone then.
I would like to thank @plegdroid AKA Pete Nolan for introducing me too and walking me through the stages needed to use ApkTOOL
If your making apk's for personal use to share from a cloud I.e. dropbox etc, you do not need to use zipsigner as the ApKTOOL app can sign for this kind of sharing.
Apps and stuff you will need to download for this 'magic' to take place are...
ApkTOOL, download here (github link here).
Klwp sample apk, download here
Komp sample apk, download here
Android asset studio (launcher icon generator) link here (bookmark this !)
Droid edit, play store link here
Zipsigner (only if you want to publish to play store), play store link here
Photo Editor (if you don't already have one), play store link here
!!Do not install ApKTOOL or klwp/komp sample apk's yet, please wait for instruction to tell you to do so!!
Sounds like a lot to do, right?....
Setting up everything up the first time takes a bit of time, But once you've done it, and got used to the fairly simple instructions, you'll be making apk's in MINUTES on your phone....
I deleted and uninstalled all associated with this tutorial so that I could write the instructions as a person following this tutorial I.e. installing the apps first then writing the instructions step by step as I went through each stage, thereby hopefully getting them as clear and succinct as possible
There is a thread for ApkTOOL here for kitkat, although it is a general thread as ApKTOOL can do much more than just make apk's for kustom, but please don't post on this thread about it as I don't use it on kitkat and only use it for kustom, so if this interest's you please post your queries there.
Also as this is my first "proper" tutorial, I would really appreciate any feedback...
How easy it was to follow.
Any problems you had.
Conformation that it worked for you
@plegdroid - for all your help(and contiued help)
@rkucheran - for also helping out (and continued help)
@Brut.all - original creator of ApkTOOL
@iBotPeaches - current maintainer of ApkTOOL
@frankmonza - for klwp app and sample apk's
Roman Nurik - for android asset studio
André Restivo - for droid edit
Ken Ellinwood - for zipsigner
Dev.macgyver - for photo editor
@browcantor - for confirming, working without root .
@TheKrates - for confirming working on marshmallow ROM
If you find this tutorial helpful then please take the time out to subscribe and rate thread, oh and press thanks if you feel like it
Let's get started, move on to post 2.