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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Anybody have the stock Handcent icon or original droid messaging icon so I can change the Handcent icons color or replace it with the stock icon I use to use? Thanks
     

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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    well if you know how to change them, and thus know how to alter them on the phone, then you would know where they are located on the Droid & how to access them, no? so what good will getting an image do unless you know how to place it back on your phone and if you know how to do that, wouldn't you know where they are located???

    but anyway, could you pull it from the apk from something like the FRG01B zip file.

    I extracted and attached a handcent icon - just 1 of many color options
     

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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you so much. I know how to change them and put back on the phone but not how to extract them from apk. If you could point me to a How To extract a png from and apk I will be sure to use it in the future. Thanks again.

    Edit: your constructive criticism forced me to learn how to extract them and now I know how to get them. Didn't realize I could just get them from the apk so easily. Makes sense now. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    on a mac, simply change .apk to .zip and then it can be unzipped and viola.. get what you want. the TRICK is putting them back to get them to work again :)

    I did this with some custom battery icons, search my threads for more details on that
     
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    ok, I want to replace the handcent icon with the watermark'd text icon notification. I dont know how to access the apk or anything elst that yall mentioned above..but if someone could give a detailed description of how i can do this.. id much appreciate it.

    Im running lyf1.6, watermark'd
     
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    bump!!
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Download a copy of the watermark rom on your pc. Unzip it with winrar or 7-zip program. Find the apk you want the icon of(messaging app,phone app,etc..). Inside that apk(app) will be a png file of the picture(icon) you want. Just copy that picture some where on your pc that you can find. Then connect your phone to pc via usb. Move that picture to the sd card where all your other pictures are. In my case it is a folder called My Pictures. Disconnect phone from pc. Now at this point I use an app called Bettercut to change the icons. Using Bettercut you will just long press the home screen and select shortcuts. Then select Bettercut-applications(or systems depending on your needs)-the app(handcent or whatever) and press the icon to replace it with the picture you moved earlier to your gallery. You can rename the app also at this time if you like. Press create when done and the new icon for your app is on the home screen some where. Move it to where you want. Repeat as often as you like.

    Ps. this will only change the home screen icon not the app drawer icon.

    If you have trouble let me know and I will try to extract the picture(icon) you want and post it for you but right this second I am not sure which one you want exactly.
     
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    thanks.. but im looking to change the icon that pops up in the notification bar..not the desktop icon. Someone else offered the idea of desktop visualizer..which does what you are saying too...

    I guess its not possible to change what i want?
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    you can change it by unpacking the apk-changing the icon for the notification with proper sized pic-resigning the ap-then loading. That is a lot more complicated. If I get time I will see if I can do it later and write a walk through.
     
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    This. would be awesome. I would get to learn a lot :). And you would get 1 huge thank you from me lol.
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was able to get the icons you wanted. Tried to just implement the green android guy for sms but seem to be messing something up when I resign the apk because it won't install. Also if this app gets an update it will overwrite the mode I am trying to do. Might have to take a theme approach to keep it intact. I will do some work on it later but I have never made a theme so this will be hit and miss.lol Sorry but I am trying.

    Also you post states that you have watermarkd installed. Does handscent override your watermark notification icons? If so then a theme won't work so I guess i am back to the apk mode but like I stated. Any update(which will have to be manually done because handcent might not show up in market downloads after being modified) will undo the hack.
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry, I tried everything I know but for some reason I can't get it to install. I checked signing, permissions-placement in data/app. Nothing seems to work. I am missing some little step but my mind is spent. Might try again later.
     
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    hey man..no need to get you working like your getting paid.. If it cant be done than ill just deal with the blue handcent notification bar icon. I can still use a diff icon for the home page so all isnt lost.
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You can change the handcent icon. There are like 15 icons you can use. Check the settings. All sorts of colors.
     
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    Yea..i knew about those already..but i had the weird urge to be watermark'd out. from notification bar to home icons lol
     
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    Not wanting to hijack this but didnt want to create a new thread for a similar question.
    I use the Handcent small widget on my homescrren so that i get the number of unread messages appear on it. I would like to change that widget icon but keep the unread messages counter on it.
    Is there a way to do this with an unrooted desire running froyo.

    thanks

    Nathan
     
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    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You would have to theme the widget. Like a Metamorph Theme. Might be one out there.
     
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    Im afraid you have lost me with themed widgets lol.
    I have just noticed that this thread is in all things root (i found it from a search)
    AS i am not rooted i think maybe some of the answers i get here may not apply so it may be better for me to ask in the desire section although if anyone does have the answer (if there is one) then i would still appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Nath
     
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    Hi guys, I am brand new here... I am so happy that I could find someone like me who just felt the need to change some icons.... (nothing else to do, apparently... lol... ) So, following this thread, I tried myself to modify the Handcent icon: I tried to replace one of the handcent original icons (the orange one, named icon_orange_ur_noti.png with the original contacts.apk message icon (the golden mail), named "pbook_msg_texticon.png", all this by extracting from .apk. But... as both Istolvampire and Lock-N-Load" said, the problem is in going back from .zip to .apk... it won't install... I tried modifing the apk directly from inside the system root but it doesn't seem to work...

    Any other ideas.... ?

    Many thanks in advance... :eek:

    Chiara

    btw. all this on a Samsung Galaxy S running Android v.2.1
     
  20. istolvampire

    istolvampire Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Seems you need to resign it with a program and adb. Never was able to get it to work. I can just change the icon for the app itself but that you can do to any app as long as you don't mind the original icon in the app drawer. Seems making a theme would probably be your best bet and just flash it to change certain things.
     

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