How can I go about Replacing Icons?


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  1. Grimshak

    Grimshak Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've been doing a LOT of trying different ROMs and themes, and want to get in to a bit of designing myself.

    The actual icon designing I can do. What I need to know is the best way to implement it.

    I'm referring to the icons for specific apps (i.e. Market, Gmail, etc.). I was thinking I could open the .apk and replace the files that way, but that would mean an update for the app would un-do my work, right?

    I know there are apps out there that replace the launcher that allow you to change icons, but from what I remember, they are normally buggy. Has this changed?

    So, what is everyone's opinion on the BEST way to replace icons? Thanks!
     

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  2. defkorn

    defkorn Well-Known Member

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    Better Cut will do this, its a paid app in the market. Metamorph has this ability too I believe, never used it though.
     
  3. Grimshak

    Grimshak Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any idea if Better Cut works on Froyo? I tried using Metamorph, but I keep getting a message basically saying that it can't find su...but I can go into terminal editor and use su just fine.
     
  4. tom108

    tom108 Well-Known Member

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    you probably need to update busybox. some froyo builds don't come with it.
     
  5. Grimshak

    Grimshak Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can I use Better Cut to make shortcuts to apps? I took a look at the app, but didn't see an option for apps.
     
  6. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure you can. But I haven't tried using BetterCut with Froyo, so I'm not 100% certain. My advice would be to purchase the app and a few icon packs and play around with it - see what you can do with it. If you're unsafisfied with it, you can always get a refund as long as you take care of that within 24 hours.
     

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