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[Q] Custom quick nav icons

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By nmyshkin, Senior Member on 16th February 2014, 06:37 AM
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In the past two weeks or so I've tried every method I could find on XDA and elsewhere to modify app icons and names so I could customize my quick nav buttons and make them a unified set after using Nook Touch Mod Manager to assign different apps to them (I know...picky, picky, picky).

Clearly some people have done this. I have not. Can someone who has done it point me in the direction of a tutorial that really works for a noob? I'm trying to change icons and names for market apps, not system apps.
16th February 2014, 09:45 AM |#2  
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Have you tried apk edit? If not look here:

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16th February 2014, 04:19 PM |#3  
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I did. In various versions. It either ran continuously (with ADW or GMail apps, for example) or crashed on applying changes (with Opera Mobile, for example). I do have Java (v. 7) and .NET framework (4) installed. Unless I have to roll back to .NET 3.5, I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

The other thing that occurs to me with APK Edit on re-reading that post is that it seems to assume a real communication to root via USB. Plugging in the Nook ST to my computer probably doesn't supply that kind of access. And I haven't gone through the trial of setting up ADB because I've never had any use for it. If I thought that would help, I'd struggle through that.
6th April 2014, 12:55 AM |#4  
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Victory! After being emboldened by successfully modifying the menu background tones in framework-res.apk (thanks to mergen3107 here--post 23) I finally began to understand the post by ladykayaker here--post 83) and...


Even better, they work
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6th April 2014, 10:10 AM |#5  
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Wow! That looks very awesome! Accidentally I have installed this tweaker app too.
How did you managed to have the renamed labels of the same font and weight? I mean, for example, mine - 'App Launcher' renamed to 'apps' looks a bit lighter and of the different font.
6th April 2014, 08:47 PM |#6  
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Thanks I never would have gotten there if you hadn't helped me with getting the modded framework file back onto the Nook.

When you told me the screen font for the quicknav button icons I looked through my store of fonts and the closest thing I had was Gill Sans MT. To my eye it didn't look quite right. So I kept a stock icon in my editor all the time, side-by-side with the one I was altering. The stock font was a little taller it seemed to me. I ended up using 16 pt. but it still was not quite right, so in the end I replaced the label in the library icon (which is otherwise unchanged) so that everything would match--that was the whole idea to begin with anyway!

I tried to keep things generic enough so that even if I change apps in the background (like I just changed from the frequently malfunctioning GMail to Email) all I have to do is edit settings.db instead of creating a new quicknav icon.

Hmm....maybe that globe need to come down just a tad......
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7th April 2014, 03:33 AM |#7  
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OK, thanks for explanation
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