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[APP] Galaxy Gear Background Color Changer (v1.05 + 1.06 BETA)

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BruceFeuillette

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Hello !
Here is a little app to change the background color of your Gear. Just use the color picker and the slider to find the color you want.
Scroll a bit down and press "Set color". And it's done.
No need to be root or custom rom for the basic task : changing the color.
It seems that the app doesn't work with MK6


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Version 1.06 BETA
Direct link : Removed
If you want this beta version, contact me. Reseting your Gear will cause some wreck as it seems to modifiy the rights on some folders.
You must remove or rename /vendor/overlay/framework/framework-res.apk before doing anything.

Activate the Wallpaper Service on stock ROM.
Root is needed.
What is does :
  • Change the chmod on/data/resource-cache/* to resolve an Android bug
  • Push a custom framework-res.apk in /vendor/overlay/framework/
  • Reboot the Gear
Nothing apart the chmod on the resource-cache is modified. You can use your favorite wallpaper manager to set the wallpaper. ICS Gallery works fine.

Version 1.05
Direct link : http://bit.ly/1dxZgWi

Version 1.05
Saturation/Value bar split so you can choose the grey color
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Version 1.04
Clock removed
Holo Dark UI instead of Gear UI
Transparent color support (so you can see your wallpaper through)
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Opacity bar
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Version 1.03
Clock added
The color cursor can be picked more easily

Version 1.02
Add credits for the icon
 
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hurdlejade

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i have absolutely no use for it, but kudos for trying!
bizzare that it's not built in by samsung..
 

tatoo069sv

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I like the looks of this but the link is asking me to download an app from play store first. Have you got a direct link please

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
 

BruceFeuillette

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Nov 11, 2011
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blog.dabeuliou.com
Is it a possiblity of for you to add an option in future to use personal background jpg or png as a background
I'll look at it but I think that it's not possible, Samsung is only using colors. My goal is to keep the app functionnal on stock ROM, if possible without root.
If you really want an image as a background, you can install Nova Launcher.

But I'll look at it. If a wallpaper is selected, it appears behind the task manager. The UI seems to have 2 layers. So the main problem is how to set a transparent color, which isn't a color. :)

EDIT : according to Google, transparent has a code...
http://developer.android.com/reference/android/graphics/Color.html#TRANSPARENT
Which is a good news. I'll give it a try this evening and let you know.
 
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    Hello !
    Here is a little app to change the background color of your Gear. Just use the color picker and the slider to find the color you want.
    Scroll a bit down and press "Set color". And it's done.
    No need to be root or custom rom for the basic task : changing the color.
    It seems that the app doesn't work with MK6


    2014020819312235.png
    2014020819412268.png
    2014020819082238.png
    2014021421034884.png

    Version 1.06 BETA
    Direct link : Removed
    If you want this beta version, contact me. Reseting your Gear will cause some wreck as it seems to modifiy the rights on some folders.
    You must remove or rename /vendor/overlay/framework/framework-res.apk before doing anything.

    Activate the Wallpaper Service on stock ROM.
    Root is needed.
    What is does :
    • Change the chmod on/data/resource-cache/* to resolve an Android bug
    • Push a custom framework-res.apk in /vendor/overlay/framework/
    • Reboot the Gear
    Nothing apart the chmod on the resource-cache is modified. You can use your favorite wallpaper manager to set the wallpaper. ICS Gallery works fine.

    Version 1.05
    Direct link : http://bit.ly/1dxZgWi

    Version 1.05
    Saturation/Value bar split so you can choose the grey color
    2014021615450468.png

    Version 1.04
    Clock removed
    Holo Dark UI instead of Gear UI
    Transparent color support (so you can see your wallpaper through)
    2014021421034884.png
    2014021421114871.png
    Opacity bar
    2014021421374923.png
    2014021421324988.png

    Version 1.03
    Clock added
    The color cursor can be picked more easily

    Version 1.02
    Add credits for the icon
    3
    Thanks :)

    Some news.
    I'm planning a new version this week-end, if it's possible.
    What could be possible :
    • Activation of WallPaper Service (on rooted stock ROM) - 50% done (Thanks to fOmey for the place where the parameter was and trevd for the framework overlay method)
    • Transparent mode (for null ROM or stock ROM with WallPaper service enable) - 100% done
    • Opacity bar - 100% done
    I'm not planning to implement a wallpaper chooser at this point, there's many on the market.
    1
    I like the looks of this but the link is asking me to download an app from play store first. Have you got a direct link please

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

    It's MEGA, so it's safe :)
    But here's a mirror link : http://bit.ly/1dxZgWi
    1
    Great job !

    How do you feel about me including this in my rom ?
    1
    Is this worning referred to the wallpaper activation procedure (root) or it is also in general for the simple .apk installation? So will I have problem after uninstalling it?

    Inviato dal mio SM-N9005 utilizzando Tapatalk

    Only for the 1.06 version with the wallpaper activation.
    Uninstalling 1.06 don't remove the framework-res.apk, you had to manually remove it from the /vendor/overlay/framework/ with the file explorer you want. That's why I removed the link. :)