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14th March 2020, 11:05 PM |#7921  
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So I had to try this with apktool_2.3.4.jar. This resulted in a new APK with a curious "/res" folder..


The original is on the left and the new APK is on the right. The suffixes denoting different version numbers (-v17, -v21,etc) has gone. Which means the "/layout-v16" folder seems to have merged with the "/layout" folder.
I wouldn't be surprised if this causes a problem in installation..but I don't know if that happens with the more recent versions of apktool. So the issue might not be related to this at all.

It's worth opening the original and recompiled APK files in 7z and just visually comparing the two. There will always be some minor size differences but the same folders and files should be in both.

hello, did you manage to fix this problem?
decompiled SystemUI (and other apks) on Samsung stock Pie is a total mess and won't load correctly (v-XX folders are merged). I always have to drag-n-drop the modded files from recompiled apk to original apk in order to make the app work correctly.
Am I missing any specific option to solve the problem?
15th March 2020, 01:59 PM |#7922  
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Version 16.5 has just been released! This features a few fixes (including the issue with using apktool 1.5.2), a few minor changes and an additional recompile option.

Currently apktool has an option to give recompiled apps the same signature/key and AndroidManifest.xml file as the original. This is essential if you're modifying a system app (unless you've disabled signature verification in your rom) but less so if you're modifying an app from Google Play or similar, so the option will be removed in a later version. This is likely to be apktool 2.6 which won't be out for at least a year. (Have a look here if you're wondering what I'm talking about: https://github.com/iBotPeaches/Apktool/issues/2129)

But I'm an impatient person so I've already implemented a workaround in the code already. I like to think ahead..

This will be the last update for a while unless I need to fix any bugs, Google drastically change something that I need to allow for, or I think of any other useful features I can add.

Download, enjoy, and just remember - using Tickle My Android instead of any other decompiling tool is scientifically proven to extend your lifetime by up to 100* years!!

*Individual Results May Vary

sorry bro
where is download link?
15th March 2020, 03:49 PM |#7923  
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sorry bro
where is download link?

In the OP.
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19th March 2020, 03:38 PM |#7924  
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hello, did you manage to fix this problem?
decompiled SystemUI (and other apks) on Samsung stock Pie is a total mess and won't load correctly (v-XX folders are merged). I always have to drag-n-drop the modded files from recompiled apk to original apk in order to make the app work correctly.
Am I missing any specific option to solve the problem?

This sounds like an apktool issue. Are you definitely using the latest version? If so, you're best off logging an issue on the apktool github or mentioning it on the xda thread.
The github's supposed to be the best place for that but you're probably more likely to get a response on the xda thread. Or you could always post on both...

There's nothing I can do to TMA for this, I think. It can't help with the merged folders and it'd be a nightmare getting the program to work out which files have been modded before putting them back into the original APK.
20th March 2020, 12:44 AM |#7925  
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hello, did you manage to fix this problem?
decompiled SystemUI (and other apks) on Samsung stock Pie is a total mess and won't load correctly (v-XX folders are merged). I always have to drag-n-drop the modded files from recompiled apk to original apk in order to make the app work correctly.
Am I missing any specific option to solve the problem?

This has been the case for a few years now. I've never had a problem modding a decompiled apk (without the -v**) and recompiling it and flashing it. I have a pixel, however. I've helped people that have Samsung's though.
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21st March 2020, 02:47 AM |#7926  
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This has been the case for a few years now. I've never had a problem modding a decompiled apk (without the -v**) and recompiling it and flashing it. I have a pixel, however. I've helped people that have Samsung's though.

I concur. The only phone I have any experience with is Samsung and I also have to drag and drop every time. Its really strange.

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21st March 2020, 02:39 PM |#7927  
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I concur. The only phone I have any experience with is Samsung and I also have to drag and drop every time. Its really strange.

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I think Professor Ticklefish has a nice ring to it.

I might be talking about something else....when replacing the entire SystemUI.apk it has always been best to copy modded to the original. I thought they were having other issues regarding the -v** specifically. I rarely flash the whole apk but instead flash the modded portions only.
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21st March 2020, 06:02 PM |#7928  
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I might be talking about something else....when replacing the entire SystemUI.apk it has always been best to copy modded to the original. I thought they were having other issues regarding the -v** specifically. I rarely flash the whole apk but instead flash the modded portions only.

Oh, yeah I misunderstood what was going on. I'll see myself out.
21st March 2020, 06:10 PM |#7929  
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Oh, yeah I misunderstood what was going on. I'll see myself out.

Not so fast, lol, it might have been I that was on the wrong track.
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28th March 2020, 03:26 PM |#7931  
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@Ticklefish bro, i used this tool, make my edits and repacked.. flash zip and working fine, but when i flash the same zip right after fresh rom flash, you can say when i integrate this systemui in stock rom zip, and flash that zip, navbar and statusbar vanished, no mattar what i do, they never came back, when i flash stock systemui, they appear.....

But, when i use stock rom on fresh install, after some boots or sometime, i flash modified systemui, it start working again and normally...

Is this signatures issue ?? or dalvic issue ?? whats stopping modified apk to work from fresh rom install ??

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