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(Tutorial) How to Mod Dark look on PA 4 Custom Rom

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Hi, this is my first tutorial mod for droid razr, i will share how to change black gradient looks on Paranoid Android Rom become to solid black like on Slimkat rom with TRDS mode On xD . Some people maybe use xposed framework and module but i try to mod the framework because i dont use xposed . This mod also affect on other apps which use holo dark background like root explorer, safestrap, calculator etc.

For this Mod you will need

- PA rom ( i currently use PA 4 beta 7 for umts spyder)

- Apk tool/apk multitool/Ricky Kitchen tool etc

- Notepad ++

- Winrar/Winzip

- Patient and brain LOL

1. First you must know how to decompile and compile APK, i am using Ricky Rom Kitchen for doing this but you can another apps too like APK Multitool, APK tool etc

2. Now time to mod, first take your framework-res.apk from rom (its located on system/framework) and decompile it

3. Now open with notepad++ >> framework-res.apk/res/drawable/background_holo_dark.xml

4. You will see this
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<gradient android:startColor="#ff000000" android:endColor="#ff272d33"" android:angle="270.0" />

5. Change android:endColor="#ff272d33"" with android:endColor="#ff000000" and save them

6. Compile it again but its not finish yet

7. Now on your apktool you will see unsignedframework-res.apk , open it with winzip and delete Meta-inf folder and androidmanifest xml and copy Meta-inf folder and androidmanifest.xml from original framework-res.apk

8. Rename unsignedframework-res.apk become framework-res.apk and copied back to your phone ( i recommend made a backup rom or just flashable zip framework-res.apk just in case if it failed and bootloop )

9. Now with Root Explorer copy your Framework-res.apk to the /system and set permission first RW-R-R and move it to framework folder, if its ask to overwrite answer yes

10. Reboot your phone and enjoy

this is how its look

credit :
- PA Rom for great work
- xda for great forum
- google for great machine lol
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30th May 2014, 01:36 PM |#2  
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update with flashable zip, just instal it with your custom recovery

1. AOSPA Dark without crt animation >>

2. AOSPA normal (back to original) >>
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