It was actually pretty easy and I will provide more detailed instructions tomorrow (as it's late and I'm tired). For now, have some screenshots (my theming abilities are horrible, I know, it's proof of concept, after all) and the two files in question.
Some don'ts before you go ahead and just jump in and replace:
Don't replace them with the Root explorer. It will not work. Use ADB as instructed.
Don't use this if your bootloader isn't unlocked. If something goes wrong, your phone will boot loop and without a recovery, you're screwed. People with fastboot enabled devices can flash Binary's very very helpful system image from here via fastboot to get everything back to normal: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1043630
Here are the screenshots (I removed some of the ugly colorings now, I think it looks better):
Steps to install this "theme":
Enable USB debugging.
Make sure your phone is rooted and that you have busybox installed.
Make sure you ONLY use this on the R800i with Build Number 184. It might also work on other Xperia Play/Arc/Neo's with 184, but most likely, it won't.
adb push framework-res.apk /sdcard/framework-res.apk adb push SystemUI.apk /sdcard/SystemUI.apk adb shell $ su # mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system # busybox cp -R /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework/ # busybox cp -R /sdcard/SystemUI.apk /system/app/ # sync # mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system # reboot
EDIT: Uploaded and attached the normal Play framework with enabled CRT animation.
EDIT2: Uploaded the Play framework with enabled CRT Animation for Firmware .145 (2.3.3)
EDIT3: Uploaded Verizon Play framework with enabled CRT Animation (Firmware 2.3.2 3.0.E.2.89)
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