Originally Posted by zeroibis
Ah I see, for reference I do the method as shown in the link above where you replace files in the apk as an archive after recompile. Should I optimize before of after this step?
The only reason I could see a user throwing a bootloop is that they did not set the permissions correctly on the file before the overwrite leading immediately to a major file system error. Otherwise it should not matter when it gets replaced unless it gets corrupted somehow.
For what it's worth, on one of the phones that I tried (Samsung Vibrant), I was thrown into a boot loop as soon as I copied and pasted the new framework-res.apk over the old one. I'm talking a couple of seconds.. there was no time to change permissions. It seems different phones yield different results for this method.