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Default [GUIDE][HOW TO][WIP] Easy Theming

okay guys i figured i would make this guide for more people can make some themes for ROMs and the whatnot. i am listing TWO(2) ways the first Ninjamorph the second UOT kitchen both easy
Before you begin to
A)Edit files and APKs with Ninjamorph and B)flash your UOT theme make sure to:
1)MAKE A BACKUP!!! this is VERY important incase you mess with the wrong thing and get a bootloop
2)Remember NEVER to mix APKs while using ninjamorph (i have never done this so DO NOT DO IT)

NINJAMORPH
okay first you will need a couple apps
1)Ninjamorph
2)root explorer (and xplore or solid explorer)
3)photo editor
these apps will be needed for both processes.

First Method-
  • Open Ninjamorph and allow root permissions select new project after it initializes this will create the Folder Androidthemes on your sd card
  • go to system/app(or Framework) and select your app (for this TUT i will use Frameworkres)
  • Allow the app to extract the apk (may take a few minutes)
  • once it has extracted on your SD inside the Androidthemes folder there will be a sub-folder called Workspace thats where all your extracted apks NEED to be
  • inside the extracted APK you will see
    android manifest.xml<-DONT TOUCH
    Assests<-DONT TOUCH
    META-INF<-DONT TOUCH
    res<-OPEN THIS
    resources.arsc<-DONT TOUCH
  • inside the res folder you will see drawable folders in those are the images you want to edit
  • there are several ways to theme from here you can: Switch and rename images from other ROMs, Long pressimage and click edit image(for basic colors), use Photo editor to change them
  • Once you got all images you want themed go to Ninjamorph home and press FINISH PROJECT
  • It will give you the options of Zipalign and Replace: Select YES to Both
  • Reboot and enjoy your theme

Second Method-
  • extract your desired APK with a file explorer AND locate the extracted APK
  • Rename to XXXXapk (framework-resapk)
  • move to AndroidThemes/workspace
  • inside the extracted APK you will see
    android manifest.xml<-DONT TOUCH
    Assests<-DONT TOUCH
    META-INF<-DONT TOUCH
    res<-OPEN THIS
    resources.arsc<-DONT TOUCH
  • inside the res folder you will see drawable folders in those are the images you want to edit
  • there are several ways to theme from here you can: Switch and rename images from other ROMs, Long pressimage and click edit image(for basic colors), use Photo editor to change them
  • Once you got all images you want themed go to Ninjamorph home and press FINISH PROJECT
  • It will give you the options of Zipalign and Replace: Select YES to Both
  • Reboot and enjoy your theme

BOTH of these methods ARE tested and BOTH work
You can also use Images from UOT themes by-
  • Create your UOT theme
  • extract UOT zip and APKs
  • use xplore to move desired images to AndroidThemes/workspace/XXXXAPK/res/Drawable-hdpi*
  • Once you got all images you want themed go to Ninjamorph home and press FINISH PROJECT
  • It will give you the options of Zipalign and Replace: Select YES to Both
  • Reboot and enjoy your theme
*varies with folder
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UOT Kitchen
okay so you want to make a theme for your favorite ROM huh? okay first go to http://uot.dakra.lt/
  • click on kitchen (this allows you to "cook" up your desired theme)
  • you can pick your battery icons, status bar icons,pull down icons along with all the colors there is a preview button so you can see what it will look like (im not going to give you a step by step on this just experiment)
  • okay so you finished your theme and your ready to cook it up you will need a couple things first
    Froyo rom: framework-res.apk
    Gingerbread rom: framework-res.apk and SystemUI.apk
    Gingerbread with sense rom: framework-res.apk, SystemUI.apk and com.htc.resources.apk
    Cyanogenmod7 rom: Cyanbread.apk or Androidian.apk or any theme for ThemeChooser (rename as you like it to apear in theme menu)
  • so depending on your device take what you need and upload it to the kitchen
  • once you have uploading the cooking will begin you will have to wait between 5-30 Minutes
  • okay so its ready now you have a zip folder UOT-10-17-12-12(just an example) you will need to put it on your SD card
  • now that you have your zip on your SD boot into recovery (youll have to find that out)
  • once in recovery wipe BOTH dalvik cache and system cache-DO NOT DO A FACTORY/DATA RESET!!!
  • go to install from SD locate your UOT zip and select YES
  • reboot and the changes should be there
its as simple as that so go on make some themes for all your favorite ROMs and share with the world
*WARNING! Flash UOT file after you have first boot.
If you flashed new rom, boot up your phone first time
and after that reboot into recovery to flash UOT file

*WORKAROUND if flashing doesn't change anything:
1. Reboot into recovery
2. Manually mount /system and /data from recovery menu
3. Flash the UOT file

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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK i am happy to help anyone who wishes to theme
MIND YOU GUYS I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR-
  • Bricking
  • exploding
  • data loss
  • loss of hair
  • or any other problems
ENJOY GUYS!!


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