[GUIDE] How to change the Fingerprint Icon, and change Fingerprint unlock animation.

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It's possible!

Now I'm 10.1 too, but I've a question though:
The fingerprint icon in the .aod used to be in the path res/drawable-xxxhdpi [mate 20 pro]
Now it's res/drawable-xxhdpi and the icon on the lockscr looks pretty big! I assume that's because the xx_hdpi or this is irrelevant? Is there a way to make the fingerprint icon look smaller as before the update?! Or we have to be thankful only for being able to change it!?))

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---------- Post added at 10:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:01 AM ----------

I checked the
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=81843901
mate 20 pro thread and indeed the path is different for the fingerprint icon but using the new name ic_fingerprint_gradation_1 and the old path drawable-xxxhdpi there's nothing happening, I'll see the stock icon on black scrlock

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    Okay so I surfed around on various Chinese forums to see if they have any fun on our phones.

    And dream of my surprise, I found how to change the fingerprint icons, and how to change the animation that becomes when you unlock the phone with fingerprints on off screen.
    Yes i know how AWESOME is this :highfive:


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    Attaches a guide down below on how to change the icons on the fingerprint and how to change animations, and to all my lazy friends here, I attach some com.huawei.ado files with new unlock animations for the fingerprint.

    All files included here I have downloaded from the Chinese forum, I have not created anything myself, I do not take responsibility for how they are.

    The file you want to change has to do with AOD (Always-On Display)
    I do not know how this affects the phone if you have AOD enabled.
    You have to examine this yourself as it's something I do not use

    Let the fun begin ;)
    !!! BE AWARE THAT I HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR PHONE !!!

    Step 1. Find the animation that you like, and download and extract it to your phone and RENAME it to com.huawei.aod
    Step 2. Download MT manager (see attached)
    Step 3. Open the MT manager and navigate to the following path in the left column "/sdcard/Huawei/Themes"
    Step 4. Find the theme suffix you want to import the fingerprint special effect to It ends with .hwt, If you don't have a theme file, download one from the Theme app or somewhere else.
    Step 5. Find the downloaded fingerprint module "com.huawei.aod" on the right interface of MT Manager, and then long press to select add
    Step 6. Back button and save
    Step 7. Open the Theme app and apply the Theme and restart the phone
    Step 8. TADA :angel:

    Extra steps if you would like to change Fingerprint Icon and try to make own animation

    Step 9. Open the MT manager and navigate to the following path in the left column "/sdcard/Huawei/Themes"
    Step 10. Find the theme suffix you want to edit
    Step 11. Find the fingerprint module named com.huawei.aod After clicking the file, select ZIP Viewer
    Step 12. Navigate to "res" -> "drawable-xxhdpi"
    Step 13. Find four pictures named ic_fingerprint_1, ic_fingerprint_2. ic_fingerprint_3 and ic_fingerprint_4
    Step 14. Replace all four files with new pictures of your own choice, the pictures must have same name as the one you replace. (If you choose to create the files yourself, keep in mind that they must be 190x190 with black or transparent background)
    Step 15. And then we will make the fingerprint animation.
    Step 16. You need to create at least 12 pictures (That is to say, 1 second to play 12 pictures), same here black or transparent background BUT this time it's 500x500
    Step 17. We need to add a reverse dot to the picture. This dot is reversed for fingerprint recognition. Color (cyan blue) (green) (cyan) (blue-green) (can't be designed as gradient, solid color only)
    Step 18. We need to make a 110x110 dot to the center of the picture (see attached)
    Step 19. Now you can create your animation.
    Step 20. Then save as wave_500x500_01.png, wave_500x500_02.png, wave_500x500_03.png and so on to last one wave_500x500_12.png
    Step 21. Remember at least 12 pictures!
    Step 22. At this point, our animated picture is finished. The same as the method of adding fingerprint pictures, add the animated 12 pictures to the drawable-xxhdpi
    Step 23. Back button, save and apply theme and restart phone
    Step 24. TADA :p

    Step 25. If you don't like to change an original file, you could create your own com.huawei.aod file and add all the ic_fingerprint_* and all wave_500x500_* files

    Open MT manager -> Create a new folder with name "fingerprint" -> open the "fingerprint" folder -> Create a new folder with name "res" -> open the res folder -> create a new folder with name "drawable-xxhdpi"
    Go back to fingerprint folder -> Long press res folder -> Click on Compress -> res.zip
    Rename to com.huawei.aod and now its done.

    Here's a video guide

    !!! BE AWARE THAT I HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR PHONE !!!

    MEGA Download link! https://mega.nz/#F!BQBjmKCA!26fQV1l5UL_ZxCnlv2KIqQ Fingerprint Animations
    MEGA Download link! https://mega.nz/#!MZphiaIK!g77uLj5RCuUwh_Ef3BHnm3sGz5B25lrWIEDVkUcgxyw Fingerprint Icons
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    I've just manually installed 10.1 and my custom fingerprint animation theme still works. The idle fingerprint icon seems to have changed but I'll dig around the aod package and see what's different.

    EDIT: So it seems like my custom theme was cached. When I changed it to something else under security settings > fingerprint animation and then then re-applied the theme, my custom animation no longer worked. It seems in 10.1 the lock screen is pulling the assets from a different location. I'm still trying to figure out where they're located. In the latest com.huawei.aod package, the folder has been renamed from drawable-xxhdpi to drawable-xxhdpi-v4, however renaming the folder in my custom theme didn't fix it. There's also now a separate system folder for AOD themes, however even when I take one of the existing AOD themes and merge my custom fingerprint animations into them it still doesn't work. I'll need more time to examine where the correct files are located.
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    The reason why 10.1 prevents this from working is because of the new AOD feature, this mod applies a theme to the fingerprint animation files in the AOD but if they've changed the file names or locations then it will break compatibility.

    I haven't received 10.1 yet but when Huawei decides to eventually release it for my device I will dump the AOD package and take a look at what's changed.
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    I´m waiting for 10.1 my self, then i will try to make it work again
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    Here's a video guide
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