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SpeeDemon

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Dec 13, 2009
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Abbotsford
Well I never thought I would find myself contributing anything to XDA-Dev but I liked these icons so much I decided to share!

These icons are either hand made by myself, or edited from various sources. They feature a transparent background, so they should work well with most statusbar's out there. I am currently working on finishing the blue style icons across the board, and perhaps the purple as well (like the battery).

I have tested these on VanillaEclaire 4 and FroydVillan 1.1, and these work without MetaMorph etc etc.

These are fairly simple to install:

- Pull your framework-res.apk (should be in /system/framework) to the folder of your choice.
- Open framework-res.apk with WinRAR or 7zip and navigate to res\drawable-mdpi (some may be called drawable-hdpi). Just find the .png files that match the ones in my zip files.
- Drag your favourite .png files into the WinRAR/7zip window and click OK to save
- Push updated framework-res.apk to your device and reboot. (adb remount, then, adb push ..., adb reboot)
- If you wish to include the gmail, email, or sms icons like in the screenshot, please also update gmail.apk, email.apk, mms.apk as appropriate!

Update: Pictures! Tons more icons!

Update 2: Vending.apk icons (Market download notifications) See post



Mass spam of the icons, pick and choose!




Disclaimer:
Please update the filenames of the .png's as appropriate. I have created/included several copies that can be used as you please, so the names don't always match the .apk files.

Please make backups before pushing to /system

I have read posts on this forum regarding editing .apk files and the need to re-sign them, or issues with endless reboots after editing .apk files. I used WinRAR and did not create a new framework file, only edited it. I have had 0 issues.

Mega pack attachment below contains all icons from the other 3 zip files!

Update: Pink/Purple pack!
 

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itzjen

Senior Member
Feb 26, 2009
99
10
Ontario
I can't get it to work? this what I get

E:Wrong digest:
system/framework/framework-res.apk
E:Verification failed

=[

I'll keep trying.I really wanna see a purple battery instead of green or blue
<3
 

SpeeDemon

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2009
97
2
Abbotsford
Hi Jen, sorry was this when you were pushing or pulling the file? Rebooting?

I use a vanilla rom, and the location of framework-res.apk is exactly where you mentioned. I use a program called "ADB File Explorer" to find things on my device.
 

itzjen

Senior Member
Feb 26, 2009
99
10
Ontario
Hi Jen, sorry was this when you were pushing or pulling the file? Rebooting?

I use a vanilla rom, and the location of framework-res.apk is exactly where you mentioned. I use a program called "ADB File Explorer" to find things on my device.

When I was pushing in files..

I haven't tried it since I last posted,just don't have the time at the momment i'll give it another try tomorrow..But im really excited on getting this to work <3 i've been looking for something like this for the longest.
 

fxn

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May 26, 2009
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Jen, you're not repacking the apk are you? Just need to update, If you look at my sig i've made a video on how to update images on the phone, might help =o)

SpeeDemon, I really like your battery icons, would it be ok to use them on my next video? I'm making a video on how to change the look of the battery status bar icon and rather than making crappy images myself would like to use your ones, I would of course give credit to you for the icons.

.FxN
 
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shadowch31

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Absolutely fantastic work, muchly appreciated!

I have one small request… Could you make a blue Alarm Clock status bar icon please? Its the only thing left white on my system and looks weird lol
 

SpeeDemon

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2009
97
2
Abbotsford
These are superb SpeeDemon! Mind if I use a few of them in a theme I'm looking into creating?

Please, feel free, thank you!

SLX69 said:
Beautiful! Gonna try them ASAP! Thanks!

Thank you! Lemme know how they work out. Especially if you have a dark statusbar as I havent tested them on dark.

Absolutely fantastic work, muchly appreciated!

I have one small request… Could you make a blue Alarm Clock status bar icon please? Its the only thing left white on my system and looks weird lol

How's this? Added some silver colour to the trim as it seems to fit the style.
 

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shadowch31

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That looks stunning!

By the way I'm using a black status bar and the electric blue set just fyi.
 
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SpeeDemon

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2009
97
2
Abbotsford
Hi, first of nice icons :)

Second, do I need to put another rom on my Desire ???
It's running with what ever it came with.

Dennis

Hi Dennis. These icons should work with most ROM's out there available for your device, rooted or otherwise. You will need to familiarise yourself with any of the various methods of pulling framework-res.apk from your phone, and placing the .png files into their correct folder (as outlined in my first post). Then you will need to update the file on the phone with your modified .apk (Google/Android call this "push").

x10i DauL said:
can i push my framework.apk without adb?
like with root explorer?

kind regards DauL

If root explorer can pull a copy to your SD card, you may be able to pull it and just do a normal file copy to your PC. You would then need to push it back from SD > /system using root explorer. I have never used the app before, but I just googled it now and some screenshots hint at this possibility.

I would still suggest trying to get ADB working - it is worth the hassle and much quicker than mounting/unmounting an SD card all the time!
 
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x10i DauL

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Jul 17, 2010
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i made it with root explorer. I made a copy from the system folder to SD card. then i sent the file via bluetooth to my pc. then i replaced some pictures and clicked OK. after this i sent the framework-res.apk back to my device. then i copied this and pasted it in System/framework and replaced the old one.


and now i cant boot anymore. :(

it just shows the startupshow (modified) and then there is a black screen which is illuminated a little bit..

so what can I do?

hope for a quick answer.

kind regards from sad DauL :(
 

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    Well I never thought I would find myself contributing anything to XDA-Dev but I liked these icons so much I decided to share!

    These icons are either hand made by myself, or edited from various sources. They feature a transparent background, so they should work well with most statusbar's out there. I am currently working on finishing the blue style icons across the board, and perhaps the purple as well (like the battery).

    I have tested these on VanillaEclaire 4 and FroydVillan 1.1, and these work without MetaMorph etc etc.

    These are fairly simple to install:

    - Pull your framework-res.apk (should be in /system/framework) to the folder of your choice.
    - Open framework-res.apk with WinRAR or 7zip and navigate to res\drawable-mdpi (some may be called drawable-hdpi). Just find the .png files that match the ones in my zip files.
    - Drag your favourite .png files into the WinRAR/7zip window and click OK to save
    - Push updated framework-res.apk to your device and reboot. (adb remount, then, adb push ..., adb reboot)
    - If you wish to include the gmail, email, or sms icons like in the screenshot, please also update gmail.apk, email.apk, mms.apk as appropriate!

    Update: Pictures! Tons more icons!

    Update 2: Vending.apk icons (Market download notifications) See post



    Mass spam of the icons, pick and choose!




    Disclaimer:
    Please update the filenames of the .png's as appropriate. I have created/included several copies that can be used as you please, so the names don't always match the .apk files.

    Please make backups before pushing to /system

    I have read posts on this forum regarding editing .apk files and the need to re-sign them, or issues with endless reboots after editing .apk files. I used WinRAR and did not create a new framework file, only edited it. I have had 0 issues.

    Mega pack attachment below contains all icons from the other 3 zip files!

    Update: Pink/Purple pack!