Changing the color of pressed buttons and highlights...

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  1. JB in AZ

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    Ok, now that we have a beautiful custom battery icon (thanks again Kelmar!) I would like to try to do some more customizations. My Hero is SO close to what I like now, only need one more change to make it perfect.

    I'd like to figure out how to change all of the green highlighting to blue on the Hero. (Like on the ZenRom) Things like: when you press a button (say the call button, as an example) or icon or widget, and things like the progress bar in the browser... also things like the unread mail indicator, and the rating stars in the market...etc. Kelmar and I have been reading on XDA, and have tried many things, and we are getting nowhere. Everything seems to lead to a very long tedious process. It would seem to us that some of this might be able to be easily changed in one file, to make the change throughout the rom, but we could be wrong.

    We wonder if anyone here could help out with how to do this.

    DEVS????

    If Fresh 2.3.3 wasn't so far better than the Zen rom, I would be still using Zen and enjoying the blue rather than the green. (BTW, Green is my most disliked color! LOL)

    Thanks for any help and suggestions.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    I guess the question stands, is it changing each .png and .9.png one at a time in each of the apks or is it an .XML edit or ....???
     
  3. Kelmar

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    I think I may FINALLY have it figured out... let me know when you want to be the guinea pig again ;)

    This looks rather time consuming though, so it won't be the next few days (long days and work and getting the wife a new/swapped Evo).
     
  4. nfinitefx

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    Hello , I am the op for ZenHeroFX
    most of the edits you would be looking for are going to be in framework-res.apk, and com.htc.resources.apk this will take care of about 70% of the phone. the rest are in the app/ apks.
    Just be carefull with the *9.png's these need to be run thru draw9patch then recompiled to work correctly. this is a very long process.
    If you have questions on this hit me up over at xda and I can guide you thru.
     
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  5. OMG I wanna be a guinea pig!

    Can I get it in red instead of blue? My phone is set up with a red/black scheme and I really likes it.

    If not I understand, I'll still test it all out for you!
     
  6. Here's what I mean by red/black scheme
     

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  7. Kelmar

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    ^lol

    The only reason I'm doing blue is because I want it too! :p


    Tell you what though, if it isn't a complete PITA, I'll see what I can do. No promises and probably won't be immediately either.... Get back with me in a week or two to see how the blue is coming along/went?
     
  8. ccapasso

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    So this isn't a permanent fix, but if you are using launcher pro, you can choose what color your button presses are :).
     
  9. ROB281

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    I'll be a guinea pig for a blue set up
     
  10. JB in AZ

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    Oh! I've got this guinea pig thing down... In the coming days, Kelmar and I will be working together on this, and I (we) will post back.
     
  11. JB in AZ

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    ccapasso, thanks for the suggestion! So far, I have hesitated to use LP, as I like Sense. But I may try out LP. We'll see how the colorization mod goes.
     
  12. Kelmar

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    As follow up... having a minor issue getting the .9.pngs to work, but I think I may have figured out what I was doing wrong (or how the instructions were unclear or... or... ).
     
  13. Well I'll still give it a go on the blue.
     
  14. Kelmar

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    Ok, sounds good.
     
  15. Joehunni

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    You guys should just use ZenheroFX instead lol. For me Zenherofx is faster and better in every way I've looked at it, it even has jit working now!
     
  16. Kelmar

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    No doubt that it's a good ROM, I actually want to try it! The only thing stopping me right now is that I really want to learn how to do this :p
     
  17. Joehunni

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    Fair enough lol, just look into it when you get a chance.
     
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    Progress!!! Check it out!!

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  20. You need to check your e-mail!
     
  21. JB in AZ

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    yeah yeah...I told Kelmar someone would tell me that!! ROFL

    EDIT: Would you believe that it is my wife's email acct?

    NO...hmmm
     
  22. No. Nerd. HAH!
     
  23. Kelmar

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    LOTS of progress today... about 10 hours worth.

    Still a bit of fine tuning to do but overall, it is mostly complete.


    Sixxx - I doubt I'll be doing a red one strictly because my wife is ready to shoot me for spending so much time on my phone/computer. If you want the blue, let me know and I'll be sure to get it to you when it's done.
     
  24. I'll take the blue just for the hell of it. How hard is it to change it? Like... would it take me days or hours to switch it from red to blue? What does it entail?
     
  25. Kelmar

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    I spent about 10 hours on it today alone and would call it about 80% done. Previously, probably about another 15 hours of trial and error and trying to figure out WTF I was doing.
     
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