I always believed that the power consumption is one of the most important issues regarding mobile phones. If you live dynamically you simply don’t have everywhere opportunity to charge your phone. And then you find it empty when you need it most. Not to mention that considering possibility not going through the full day with a single charge is unacceptable for me.
One of the most amazing features of the AMOLED screens is zero consumption with totally black color. And then came KitKat which put everything on shiny white color. It could be nice (in matters of taste, there can be no disputes), but besides it drains the battery you are not always in the mood to get a beam of bright light into your eyes.
So I made a little research in the direction to turn my screen back to black without fatal intervention to the stock ROM. I’m rooted, have bloatware removed, on art and so far I managed to made the following alternations:
I replaced the boot logo with attached one and removed the bootanimation. For replacing the boot logo I used Moto x toolkit, the bootanimation I simply delete from data/local/moodle (it is possible to replace it with the custom one as well).
I also replaced the Moto’s SMS and dialer with those from Google Nexus (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2519733). Now I have fully functional Google dialer and both apps in black. Short manual if someone is interested (you must be rooted and have one of root managers installed - e.g. root explorer):
1. SMS. Do not delete stock app. Rename it adding .bak or move it to sd or to the computer just in case you want it back.
Take any of the SMS zip files according to your choice from the site above. Extract it and find Mms_Signed in the system/priv-app. Copy Mms_Signed.apk to the Phone – SD. In Root explorer (or equal manager) change rights to rw and copy Mms_Signed.apk to the system/priv-app. Change permissions to rw-r-r. Reboot and find the new SMS app in the application drawer. That’s it.
2. GOOGLE DIALER. Do not delete, remove or freeze anything!!! Copy desired zip from above site to the computer and unzip it. Find both files GoogleDialer.apk and GoogleDialer.odex (if you’re not deodexed) in the system/priv-app and copy them to SD. In Root explorer (or equal manager) change rights to rw and copy both files to the system/priv-app. Change permissions for both to rw-r-r. Reboot. In your launcher (if supports, I use Holo HD, otherwise get Anycut or similar app) open activities, find first Phone activity and start it. You should have the Google Dialer of your choice activated.
I’m attaching screenshots and applications I use.