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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so far i have customized a few apps, all available if anyone wants them

    handcent
    -new icon, changed to the red quote box with a peace sign in the center, also the notification icon and the message failed icon were changed to the same.
    -new photo for unknown contacts, potleaf with a face on a black background

    astro
    -new icon, custom made image similar to the finder icon on a mac

    dolphin browser
    -new icon, red and blue google chrome icon

    gallery
    -new icon, completely custom, uses a nikon camera in the foreground with a framed picture of weed behind it


    if anyone wants something else done or wants any of these for themselves ask and you shall recieve
     

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    smacky Banned

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    For those of us that use Home, we don't have a native Data widget. You think you could make one for us? The Market seems to have a shortage as well. I don't think I can search anymore.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry :(
    im not actually creating new apps, im just taking the image files inside the original .apk file and editing them. for example i changed the default picture for the unknown contacts in handcent. and i changed the dolphin browser icon to the google chome icon.
    i can do any cosmetic change on a pre-existing app that you want, but this is my first venture into the developing world and i dont know how i would even go about creating an app from scratch
     
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    jhewit22 Well-Known Member

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    I am a freelance graphic designer and would be happy creating new app icons! I can't explain to you how to change the .apk without using a program like BetterCut. I've changed some of my icons and am having fun customizing my Eris. Let me know if there is an icon anyone wants redone and I can send it to you!
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    bettercut is not needed. if you look at my other post, Handcent_Andrizoidv1, you can see 2 of my apps that i have re-done without bettercut.
     
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    Well, the way that I've been doing it is with BetterCut, because I'm not going to go in and edit the apk files because I don't have a clue how to do that. I'm using various professional design programs to create custom icons- and installing them with BetterCut.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    icons are only a part of what im doing. im also editing specific aspects of the app, such as the notification icon, i can change pictures on various buttons etc...
    i can pretty much graphically change anything that someone requests
     
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    Very cool. I'm not a developer at all, so I don't want to mess in that area, just a professional designer
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    me neither, this is my first shot at it. its going pretty good. even if nobody else wants to try it, at least i have it set how i like it lol
     
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    I see. Well, good luck with it. Guess I'll just have to wait for a good widget.
     
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    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member

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    i have quite a few different icons i would like to use, but i hear there are a few bugs in bettercut for 2.1 so i havent bought it yet. is there a way to use these custom icons without bettercut?
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes. when i stared this i bad never even heard of bettercut. it also doesnt require root.

    so you already have the icons you would like for the specific apps? how do you have the icons saved? are they image files or what?
     
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    yes i do have the icons i want to use. they are png files
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    do you know how to mod an apk and still be able to reinstall it? if not send me a private message, ill give you my email and you can send me the png files and i can do it and post them on here
     
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    no i dont. thanks man. sending you a message a now.
     
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    Andrizoid, you think you can give this a shot? I would like the HTC message widget to be an opaque black, similar to the music widget seen below. What do you think?

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    Oh yeah, that doritos coupon is legit.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i would but it would be impossible to reinstall. HTC widgets and apps are much more secure, and after editing, they dont accept the re-signing. get ahold of the signing tool that HTC uses and id be happy too :D

    all of the stock/HTC widgets/apps are unchangable. it sucks, i like the stock browser much more than dolphin browser but since its uncustomizable i had to go for the dolphin browser instead. thats one of the main reasons i decided to un helix rather than sense.

    if you can find a messaging widget thats available on the market i can see what i can do with that.
     
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    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's kind of what I thought, just being hopeful. I have another messaging app that I used for a bit while in helix, but helix made my phone run like hell.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well you can still use that app while running sense, if you think that the customization aspect would outweigh whatever positives using the sense widget has, then let me know and ill see if i can work some magic on that one for you
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    updated a few.
     
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    andrizoid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    weekend traveling coming up, ill have plenty of time in the hotel to work some things out, so if you have any ideas for me let me know.
     

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