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[PoC] Theme Kitchen and Gingerbread CRT animation (updated)

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By Meister_Li, Senior Member on 6th May 2011, 04:55 AM
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All right, I did a little bit of experimenting and managed to use a theme created with the UOT Theme Kitchen ( thanks and all credits for the awesome kitchen script and art goes to http://uot.dakra.lt/kitchen/ ) and also enable the Gingerbread CRT animation on screen lock (thanks to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=977501 ).

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.

Code:
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
Needed files are attached!

Have fun!

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)

If you want to donate to me as thanks, donate to the UOT Kitchen! http://uot.dakra.lt/ they did most of the work, I did very little.
Attached Files
File Type: zip PlayCRT.zip - [Click for QR Code] (4.26 MB, 267 views)
File Type: zip PlayThemedCRT.zip - [Click for QR Code] (5.09 MB, 182 views)
File Type: zip PlayCRT-145.zip - [Click for QR Code] (4.29 MB, 142 views)
File Type: zip R800x-30E289-CRT.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.22 MB, 50 views)
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6th May 2011, 11:36 AM |#2  
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Love it black and blue is the ultimate theme, and i really missed the CRT screen anim how sad is that!

just to clarify, why would we need an unlocked bootloader for this? surely if something goes wrong we can use sony's own software updater as it's unmodified?
6th May 2011, 11:54 AM |#3  
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Well, okay, that might also work, but since I don't have any way to test it, I can't guarantee it. I also think that that recovery method wipes all userdata, which isn't very nice. However, if you want to try out, feel free.
6th May 2011, 12:01 PM |#4  
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Done and Done, restored fine, due to all the testing ive been doing recently ive already got the recovery files and script set up to restore my phone to the way it was so it doesn't take too long.

So i can confirm at least on mine your ok to restore after doing this with sony's software IF your bootloader is locked.

getting different notification icons than you see below

6th May 2011, 12:14 PM |#5  
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I use good old launcher pro at the moment, mainly because out runs really snappy with live wallpapers and because the pro version has some useful widgets.

Also, did the "theme" apply well for you? I think the colours need some tuning still, and I eventually want to use my own images top make it a "proper" theme. For now, it's just to test the waters.
6th May 2011, 12:15 PM |#6  
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Sorry, didn't mean to double-post, taptalk spazzes out.
6th May 2011, 12:21 PM |#7  
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everything went fine, the last part wouldnt remount so i rebooted, then ran the last command when it semi-booted and rebooted again, the only thing that's off is the notification bar.

The colours are slightly off the blue looks to be baby blue as apposed to a striking darker blue, but great first attempt at customizing your the first!
6th May 2011, 12:49 PM |#8  
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Yeah, that was my impression as well. I'll work on it more tonight, after work, but that is still about 12 hours away (long day). For now, it's a start at least.
6th May 2011, 02:23 PM |#9  
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Just awesome!
Looks great, just pushed it to my Dansih branded phone, without issues.

Great to see stuff happening, and looking forward to see more.
6th May 2011, 03:02 PM |#10  
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Changed mine a little cant wait to see this as a darker blue it will be awesome!

6th May 2011, 03:21 PM |#11  
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Any chance we can get a copy of the framework with just the crt animation activated

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