Originally Posted by Robobob1221
I had been using apk multi tool but I was having issues getting the file to recompile. I switched to a method using the old apk tool from another forum and this has worked ok so far.
Thanks for the info.
EDIT: I've decompiled the services.jar but it gives and error Can't find resources.arsc file. When I look for the status folder mentioned in SteelH's how to it's not there. I dunno what I am missing. Do I need any other file to be decompiled in the same folder? I've got the SystemUI, framework-res, and htc.resources apks in the same folder all decompiled as well.
Also, yes I've deodexed the file.
If you're using apktool from the command line, you should load the resource apks so that apktool users then when decompiling the apks. This is different from having them decompiled. I'm a Samsung guy, so I'm not really familiar with the HTC files you need, but from the command line, type:
apktool if SystemUI.apk
do this for framework-res.apk and I'm guessing the htc.resources file, too.
You might want to make sure you're using the most recent aapt.exe, apktool.jar, and apktool.jar.
EDIT: Here is a zip with the most current (to my knowledge, at least) files. They should work with any Android version (again, to my knowledge).
EDIT 2: And this is a really good informational video from Nunhugger about using apktool.