I love you @Spannaa @niaboc79 @Ticklefish guys, thanks to your help/hints I was able to centre my clock and show date in status bar in my Oreo install (Sony xz2c)
using 7zip and copying modified files to original systemUI apk did the trick
now I can wait until drmfix for pie will be released and then flash exisenz rom to get all sweetes
only small problem is that this way (I don't know if it is because of centre clock edit or textclock) the clock is not automatically changing colour when background changes, it stays always white, see attachment, so with light backgrounds i can't see it
also, Nova feature that hides clock in home screen doesn't work anymore, means the clock is always shown... but the biggest hiccup is the colour not changing.. any suggestions maybe?
thanks in any case to you all for all your help, really appreciate my friends and wish you the best for helping me hopeless as I was :good:
Wow, it's been busy here the last few days!
I'm glad you were able to get your clock centered. The colour changing is possibly due to the use of TextClock but that's a bit beyond my skills, sorry.
Big thanks to @niaboc79 for all his help here. You're a superstar as always!