[Q] MIUI SMS Background

streety12

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Hey guys,
I have a problem with my MIUI.

I can't change the SMS background , I have a few themes which include new sms conversation background but it does not change. It's always white. Even with my WP7 theme where my background should be dark . Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks
 

kam333

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Hey,

Found some info over the weekend on 1 of the miui website threads about this...
they've changed the name of the sms backgrounds in the latest version, I'm on my phone at the mo' so to save writing an essay il post my sms mtz file.

I think you only need to change the conversation list bg to window_background_texture.png

but I changed all 3 (see inside file for comparison)
 

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streety12

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i see what you mean but how do i use it now?

edit: I just renamed it like you said and it worked :) Thanks man!!
 
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kam333

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Can you guys explan this a little better? where is the file that needs to be changed?

hey,

open your theme.mtz or backup.mtz from the miui folder (change file extension to .zip)

look for com.android.mms in the zip

this file has no extension you need to add .zip to open it (com.android.mms.zip)

look inside \res\drawable-hdpi and change the following .png names:

conversation_list_titled_bg.png > window_background_texture.png
conversation_list_titled_bg1.png > window_background_texture1.png

then put everything back in its orignal state/ format and apply via theme manager.
 

antgash

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hey,

open your theme.mtz or backup.mtz from the miui folder (change file extension to .zip)

look for com.android.mms in the zip

this file has no extension you need to add .zip to open it (com.android.mms.zip)

look inside \res\drawable-hdpi and change the following .png names:

conversation_list_titled_bg.png > window_background_texture.png
conversation_list_titled_bg1.png > window_background_texture1.png

then put everything back in its orignal state/ format and apply via theme manager.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write that out for me!
that worked!
 

quarvin

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hey,

open your theme.mtz or backup.mtz from the miui folder (change file extension to .zip)

look for com.android.mms in the zip

this file has no extension you need to add .zip to open it (com.android.mms.zip)

look inside \res\drawable-hdpi and change the following .png names:

conversation_list_titled_bg.png > window_background_texture.png
conversation_list_titled_bg1.png > window_background_texture1.png

then put everything back in its orignal state/ format and apply via theme manager.
Thanks for the specific explanation !
Btw, when I try to change some app notification tone (for example: Whatsapp),
and I choose from Theme, it's empty, there used to be the theme's tone list,
is it have to do with the change too ? is there a way to fix it ?
Thanks again ! :)
 

ranagade

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hey,

look inside \res\drawable-hdpi and change the following .png names:

conversation_list_titled_bg.png > window_background_texture.png
conversation_list_titled_bg1.png > window_background_texture1.png
This will break the background in the conversation list screen.

Make a copy of the conversation_list_titled_bg.png file, rename it to window_background_texture.png, then add this to the archive.

Make sure you have both conversation_list_titled_bg.png and window_background_texture.png files in the archive.
 

Srinukota

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Miui message background colour change

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write that out for me!
that worked!
Please bro I didn't find any theme.mtz or backup.mtz file in my miui folder... please explain it a little briefly

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hey,

open your theme.mtz or backup.mtz from the miui folder (change file extension to .zip)

look for com.android.mms in the zip

this file has no extension you need to add .zip to open it (com.android.mms.zip)

look inside \res\drawable-hdpi and change the following .png names:

conversation_list_titled_bg.png > window_background_texture.png
conversation_list_titled_bg1.png > window_background_texture1.png

then put everything back in its orignal state/ format and apply via theme manager.
Bro please help to change my message background colour...and explain it a little bit briefly
 

Robbie P

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Please bro I didn't find any theme.mtz or backup.mtz file in my miui folder... please explain it a little briefly

---------- Post added at 03:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:58 PM ----------


Bro please help to change my message background colour...and explain it a little bit briefly
Hi Srinukota, welcome to the forum.
This thread is six years old, and probably for an earlier version of miui.
What device do you have? Rooted? What version of MIUI?
The more info you give, the more chance someone might know the answer.;)
 

Srinukota

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Miui message background colour change

Hi Srinukota, welcome to the forum.
This thread is six years old, and probably for an earlier version of miui.
What device do you have? Rooted? What version of MIUI?
The more info you give, the more chance someone might know the answer.;)
Thanks brother.my miui version is 8.5.2 stable.n android version is 6.0.1.but I donno whether it's rooted or not
 

joy13567

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Hello am using redmi 8A MIUI version 11.0.3 am also having trouble changing the background of my messages and dialer despite the themes having background features... please help