[MOD] Inverted Black Gmail - Update 2/9/11

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fritzgerald

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Mar 8, 2007
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Bakersfield
I've gone through and inverted about 90 percent of the gmail app. The light stock app doesn't really flow with my theme. I've seen this asked for a few times around the forums so I thought I would share.

Copy to your internal SD card and flash with CWM Recovery.

Enjoy...

All your black on black HTML emails should be fixed now. If you're still seeing them let me know.


Download CWM flashable zip:
Dark Gmail
(updated black on black text fixed)

Dark Multi-Touch Keyboard



Screens:

gmail-1.png
gmail-2.png


gmail-3.png
gmail-4.png


gmail-5.png
 
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insaneturbo13

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Aug 4, 2010
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this looks amazing! thank you so much! ive been waiting for this for a while now. i just have to wait for the cwm zip so i can flash on the go lol
 

Johnny Paranoid

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Dec 29, 2010
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Waterford, MI
I can't read any text in the body of an email. Presumably because it's black text on a black background. (Links show up as blue text)

I'm running Cognitionv2.3b8 with Darknesv2.5.1. I tried to get it back to the way it was by copying the Gmail.apk from the Cognition file into my system/app folder, but all that did was give me a force close every time I tried to open Gmail.

I'd rather have this work because it's awesome, but if I can't get the Black Gmail to work then how do I return it to it's previous state. (No, I didn't do a backup before installing. Yes, I know I should have)

Thanks in advance! :)
 

majinzen

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Jul 25, 2010
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I can't read any text in the body of an email. Presumably because it's black text on a black background. (Links show up as blue text)

I'm running Cognitionv2.3b8 with Darknesv2.5.1. I tried to get it back to the way it was by copying the Gmail.apk from the Cognition file into my system/app folder, but all that did was give me a force close every time I tried to open Gmail.

I'd rather have this work because it's awesome, but if I can't get the Black Gmail to work then how do I return it to it's previous state. (No, I didn't do a backup before installing. Yes, I know I should have)

Thanks in advance! :)

Uninstall with titanium back up and then download gmail from the market
 

fritzgerald

Senior Member
Mar 8, 2007
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183
Bakersfield
I can't read any text in the body of an email. Presumably because it's black text on a black background. (Links show up as blue text)

I'm running Cognitionv2.3b8 with Darknesv2.5.1. I tried to get it back to the way it was by copying the Gmail.apk from the Cognition file into my system/app folder, but all that did was give me a force close every time I tried to open Gmail.

I'd rather have this work because it's awesome, but if I can't get the Black Gmail to work then how do I return it to it's previous state. (No, I didn't do a backup before installing. Yes, I know I should have)

Thanks in advance! :)


Go into Titanium Backup and click on "Backup/Restore" at the top. Browse down to Gmail and click on it. Choose "Wipe data" then "Un-install !" and click "Yes". Reboot into ClockworkMOD Recovery and apply the zip. If you're still having issues repeat the steps to uninstall it, download Gmail from the market and I'll start looking into any issues. I re applied this mod about 100 times following these same steps and it works every time.
 

Archpope

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Jun 26, 2006
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OC, CA
Just tested it out on my Captivate with Cognition 2.3b8 (no themes). Everything is readable. It even reset a problem I was having with Gmail notifications. I also like the new icon. This is nice!
 

10tonhammr

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Jul 25, 2010
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THIS is why I love Darkness Mod. It looks freaking amazing and you and Reefer keep going the extra mile to make it as comprehensive and detailed as possible.
 
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Infiniti350GT

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Sep 23, 2010
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THIS is why I love Darkness Mod. It looks freaking amazing and you and Reefer keep going the extra mile to make it as comprehensive and detailed as possible.

I agree 100%...now if I can only get my BlackMarket to work again :( I've done everything. Clear data, clear cache, flash the theme over again, flash the icon tried the SGS tools market fix....I got nothing...same green icon & market now.
 

RockRatt

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Aug 1, 2010
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Looks way better than the stock gmail. Thanks for the flash fix. Maybe in your next version could the text be whiter? Not saying I don't love it, Just. Throwing it out there. I use the xda app and have it set to the black background and even in pretty bright sun the white lettering stands out real well is why I even mention it. Thanks again.

Sent from MY Perception 10.1 on XDA App
 

fritzgerald

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Mar 8, 2007
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Bakersfield
Looks way better than the stock gmail. Thanks for the flash fix. Maybe in your next version could the text be whiter? Not saying I don't love it, Just. Throwing it out there. I use the xda app and have it set to the black background and even in pretty bright sun the white lettering stands out real well is why I even mention it. Thanks again.

Sent from MY Perception 10.1 on XDA App

Sure thing. I'll make an all white version and add it to the OP tonight.

Sent from my SGH-I897 using XDA App
 

matt310

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Jan 7, 2007
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What a great idea! Thanks for doing this. I'll definitely try this out when the version w/white text is available!
 

diablo009

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Apr 20, 2009
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One small hitch: In some mails, am unable to see the text. Looks like the font colors needs to be updated somewhere in the apk file.
 

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    I've gone through and inverted about 90 percent of the gmail app. The light stock app doesn't really flow with my theme. I've seen this asked for a few times around the forums so I thought I would share.

    Copy to your internal SD card and flash with CWM Recovery.

    Enjoy...

    All your black on black HTML emails should be fixed now. If you're still seeing them let me know.


    Download CWM flashable zip:
    Dark Gmail
    (updated black on black text fixed)

    Dark Multi-Touch Keyboard



    Screens:

    gmail-1.png
    gmail-2.png


    gmail-3.png
    gmail-4.png


    gmail-5.png
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    I'm currently working on another project but the new Gmail will be modded as soon as I'm done with my current project.
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    THIS is why I love Darkness Mod. It looks freaking amazing and you and Reefer keep going the extra mile to make it as comprehensive and detailed as possible.
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    Could anyone please post the black keyboard (in the screenshot above) too.



    EDIT: Added to OP.
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    Hello? Lol

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using XDA Premium App