Ok figured out that your contacts apk flashes and works fine on the Sprint S5 variant btw (very nice, this could come in handy later).
However, it does not play nice with apktool 2.0x so I decompiled it with apktool 1.5.2 and it 'almost' recompiled fine except for an apktool dummy error that was being generated by res/drawable/select_all_item_bg.xml. The resource is definitely there but it gave it that value for this line anyway.
<item android:state_pressed="true" android:drawable="@*android:drawable/APKTOOL_DUMMY_0b03" />
To correct for that, I pulled the stock select_all_item_bg.xml, copied right over the decompiled one with the apktool dummy code (I know I could have just fixed the line but whatever
) and it now recompiles perfectly. I am attaching that file for anyone that may have issues. This xml file is ALREADY decompiled.
Edit: EMSPilot, I heard you got the original images from the S4. You don't still happen to have an stock/unthemed version of contacts we can work from do you