Ok Im still having issues getting this 9patch png image under control . To give you some background . Im attempting to darken the Status bar transparency so it isnt so difficult to see the icons when a lighter wallpaper applied . In past versions of android ie: Ice cream sandwich , I would simple open SystemUi.apk pull the png file and edit the file in paintshop pro . Save the image then just add the png through winrar back into the apk then flash a update zip and apply the new changes . Of course with draw9patch files it isnt that simple since whenever I attempt to save the file it corrupts it . I have attempted to edit the png files and instead seem to break the images in the process. Ive searched and used draw9patch suit and still I am unable to get it to work properly since it always spits out errors when i attempt to do so . The end result I am attempting to do is either darken the status bar transparency . I want to keep it transparent but just darker . That or apply a gradient transparency much like the one found in googles stock launcher status bar (Starts opaque but finishes as fully transparent . Im on Skyfall rom by Ibastid, Any assistance would be appreciated . Trying to learn this since its something I want to learn .