[THEME] BigDXSerenity * Froyo2.2 Custom Theme Experience * 8 COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM!! *


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    bignadad New Member This Topic's Starter

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    • BigDX Serenity Themes are NOT to be Modified, Released, Distributed or Uploaded to ANY other Websites, Forums, OR made available via any Market or 3rd Party apps (including all "Rom Managers") without permission.
      [*]IF any Developers or Individuals would like to use all or part of my Theme in their ROM, or Port it to another ROM/Phone, please send me a PM to discusss FIRST, thanks!
      [*]Please link to this thread ONLY, do not post or link to the direct Download links in this Thread. They are subject to change at any time without notice and will only cause confusion for the Droid Owners by possibly getting an older or corrupt version.
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    Links for how i have my Droid X Setup
    Load froyo 2.2
    Root with 1 click root
    Load new build.prop (updates so you can see ALL of maket apps, enables media.stagefright)
    Update to new adobe flash
    Deodex to enable custom themes
    ** If you need to Perform a Factory Reset go HERE

    Changelog

    10-22-10
    Updated many images in framework and this theme is really coming together now...
    Think everyone will be very pleased..

    Barcode Scanner
    Droid Forums
    Wireless Tether
    Gmail (changed bright icons to match rest of theme)
    Email Notifier
    Google Goggles
    Mototorch
    Dolphin HD Browser
    ESPN ScoreCenter
    LauncherPro 0.8.1.1
    Updated Framework & BlurPhone

    10-14-10
    Updated All system packages to OTA 2.3.15
    Updated following 3rd party packages
    LauncherPro
    Dropbox
    Subsonic
    Handcent
    Updated App Icon for Fancy Widget

    10-3-10
    Total of 65 Packages & 3500 Images Altered!

    Widget Locker and Root Explorer Skins are Easy to Update now :)
    Root Explorer Skins Download
    Widget Locker Skins Download

    Code (Text):
    1. Download and unzip skin file
    2. Connect phone to pc in Windows Media Sync Mode
    3. Execute the Run.bat file in the skin folder
    4. It should pull the app from your phone, modify, resign, and upload it back to your phone.
    5. *Note* Must have Android sdk installed to run adb commands in Run.bat
    6.  
    ===========New Pacakges Done===========
    Calculator
    Swype (incl. tracer)
    Dock
    Blur-res
    Talk
    GoogleServicesFramework
    Blurhome
    Framework (updated more icons)
    Blur camera (updated app drawer icons)
    VoiceCommands
    VoiceSearch
    News widget
    WidgetLocker and RootExplorer Skins Included
    Pandora 1.5
    Slacker (fixed icon)
    Subsonic
    Maps - it actually works this time [​IMG]
    Beautiful widgets clock and Weather
    Handcent 3.3.0

    ========App Drawer icons only============
    GenieWidget icon
    FMRadio icon
    3G Hotspot (Mynet.apk)
    BlurAlarmclock icon
    HelpCenter icon
    Emergency icon (cmas.apk)
    BackupAsst icon
    DLNA icon
    Media Share icon (HomeSyncWizard.apk)
    Social Networking icon (FriendFeed.apk)
    Cardock icon
    MyVerizon icon (updated apk)
    QuickOffice icon
    Kindle icon (updated apk)
    vznavigation
    City ID
    Amazon mp3 (updated apk)
    Superuser
    Bootstrap
    Blockbuster

    9-26-10
    I do want to say that this theme takes an HUGE amount of my and elecga's time. We are pretty much working side by side on this project and have much planned for the future... More extensive Serenity, More Themes, and Probably a ROM... with that said ANY donation is appreciated and is a very good motivator to spend more time with these projects....
    Added Following Packages
    AudioManager
    BlurContacts
    Dock
    FileManager
    GoogleSearch
    MediaGallery
    MusicMod
    Navigation
    Pandora
    Slacker
    YouTube

    9-23-10
    Added Gmail & LauncherPro Packages ---- Also added boot animation to match color downloaded
    Made a new easy to install format :)
    BIG Thanks to elecga work working side by side with me to get everything done and looking great

    9-18-10
    Added Yellow, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, White, And Updated Red
    BIG Thanks to elecga for helping convert to ALL these colors... Without him we would not of had it as quick :)
    ** Will be Adding WidgetLocker & Rootexplorer Source Files for ALL Colors Later Today

    9-14-10
    New Zip File To Download with more MORE Packages!
    BlurCamera, Browser, Conversations, HomeSyncWizard, MessagesWidgets, Setup
    Updated urgent voice-mail notification to match normal, but glows bright red
    Included new ADW in update.zip
    If you have installed my other update.zip you can install this one right on top :)
    Please feel free to suggest others i should do. I have plans to do much more.

    Attached Widget Locker & Root Explorer Skins
    To apply you must pull your apk, open in winrar (or other), add images to corresponding folder, Auto-Sign, transfer back to device & install :)
    Need more help learning how to install? Need Auto-Sign?

    Future Development
    More Packages, More Details for Serenity, All New Themes & Possibly a ROM

    Packages Requested so far
    Chompsms
    Pin-lock screen
    Google Voice
    Dazzle
    Skype
    ROM Manager
    Vonage Mobile App for Facebook
    eReader
    Opera Mini
    Tapatalk Pro
    Weather Bug Elite
    ATK
    NFL
    Yahoo mail
    vignette
    Game Controller
    Crossed hammer/wrench
    A Blue Android
    Ulysse Gizmos
    Black Facebook
    drocap2
    AppBrain
    Google Shopper
    IMDB

    Credits & Thanks
    BIG Thanks to Acidbath for providing update.zip & Testing
    BIG Thanks to elecga for all the help with Development, Testing & Graphics
    BIG Thanks to Wes for testing
     

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  2. bignadad

    bignadad New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Upgrading from Leaked Froyo to OTA Froyo

    This will show you how to factory reset back to 2.1, Update to Froyo, Root & Deodex (to allow custom themes)

    ☢Important Notes☢


    * Applying SBF will perform a factory reset and wipe all data off your device
    * Do NOT attempt to SBF a OTA Froyo (hopefully we be available in future)
    * I have tested this method and had no problems

    To Apply SBF

    1a. Download RSD Lite

    SBF INSTRUCTIONS: Install the RSDLite 4.7 program by double clicking on the program.
    Move the pst_flash.ini file into the following folder --> Program Files/Motorola/RSDLite

    1b. Download SBF from HERE

    2. Install the drivers that for Windows to recognize Droid X 32 Bit or 64 Bit

    3. Unzip the SBF into a folder.

    4. Open RSD Lite and find the UNZIPPED SBF

    5. Put your Motorola Droid X in bootloader mode (With Device off, Press Volume Down and camera buttons then press power). Now connect the Droid X via usb.

    6. Click start and sit back.

    7. Device will no reboot automatically... You will need to remove battery to power down

    8. Put Device into android system recovery recovery (not clockwork recovery)

    9. Hold down home button and press power button until Motorola logo appears (continue to hold home button till you see android with exclamation point)

    10. Use volume rocker to select wipe data factory reset

    11. Press Application button (hard key to left of home button)

    12. Select yes, then reboot

    Root Device

    1. Download DoRootForWinows from HERE

    2. Extract contents into Android Windows SDK tools folder
    Need Help Installing Android SDK?

    3. Made sure USB debugging is enabled (settings...applications...development)

    4. Run doroot.bat

    5. Will open a command prompt and begin rooting device

    6. Wait for device to reboot itself then its complete

    Manually Deodex Your DX (Allow Custom Themes like BigDX Serentiy)
    1. Download xUltimate v2.2.2 (Created by xeudoxus)

    2. Unzip xUltimate v2.2.2

    3. Connect Droid X with usb cable and choose windows sync mode in usb connection type (located in drop down notification menu)

    4. Run Main.exe

    5. Run option 1. After option 1 is done, run option 2.

    6. Now these well take a while. Run option 3.

    7. IMPORTANT: After you have run option 3, you MUST navigate to the xUltimate folder and find "origi_frame" folder, and delete "guava.odex". It's a bad file, and interferes with deodexing process.

    8. Now run option 4

    9. Exit xUltimate, and put the phone in USB mass storage.

    10. Go back into the xUltimate folder and copy "done_frame", and "done_app", and move them to the root of the sdcard.

    11. Put phone back in to windows sync mode

    12. Open a command prompt, and do the following:


    Code:
    adb shell su stop mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system cp /sdcard/done_app/* /system/app/ cp /sdcard/done_frame/* /system/framework/ rm /system/app/*.odex rm /system/framework/*.odex mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system reboot
     
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    bignadad New Member This Topic's Starter

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    What is ADB and How do I use it?

    ADB lets you control your DroidX with a command prompt to access system files

    How to setup Windows Android SDK (Software Dev Kit)


    1. Download the latest SDK HERE

    2. Extract contents to a new folder on PC (I have mine in adroid-sdk-windows)

    3. Goto control panel and open system properties (or right click my computer)

    4. Go to Advanced settings
    XP:
    Click the Advanced tab
    Vista/Win7:
    Click Advanced system settings on the left

    5. Click Environment Variables near the bottom

    6. Double-click on Path in the first scroll box named User Variables

    7. Enter the full path to the tools/ directory at the end of Variable Value text box - make sure to separate from existing text with a semi colon ;

    8. Here is what the entire contents of my Variable Value text box

    Code:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Users\Addie\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools
    9. Press OK and close remaining boxes open

    9. Run SDK Setup.exe from C:\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\

    10. If you get an error about not having Java SDK installed but you do, add the path to 'bin' within your Java installation location to the Path environmental variable as described above before the sdk entry you just made. (eg add "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_20\bin;") This is likely to only be necessary where the 64 bit Java SDK is installed (obviously) on a 64 bit machine.

    11. If it gives you an error about http go to settings and click on "Force http//....."

    12. Unselect all options except for the USB driver

    13. If you can't get the setup to work, download the USB-DRIVERS folder - HERE (Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7)

    14. On your phone, click Settings > Applications > Development and make sure USB Debugging is on.

    15. Plug your phone into your computer via USB cable (it needs to be on). It should say installing drivers if using Windows.

    16. After it installs the drivers, goto the Start menu and type cmd into the search bar (Vista or higher) or click Run then type in cmd (XP) to open the command prompt.


    Code:
    adb devices
    You should see a serial number pop up, it’s the serial number of your phone. This means you are all set. If you do NOT see a serial number, then you need to reinstall the drivers.


    1. Download USBDeview
    2. While the phone is still plugged in, open USBDeview and sort by manufacturer. Find all the HTC/Android drivers and uninstall them all. (Windows Vista requires program to be run as an administrator, otherwise files won't uninstall.)
    3. Once all have been uninstalled, unplug the phone from the USB cable and plug it back in.
    4. The correct drivers should reinstall automatically (check the drivers as they are installing, one should say ADB Device driver).
    5. To check, go to Devices in your Start menu then click on the “Android Phone”. Click on the Hardware tab, and check the list of drivers for ADB Interface under Type.
    6. Done! Now you can use ADB to alter your phone from your computer.

    How to Use ADB Commands

    1. Use windows Explorer to navigate to Tools folder within android-sdk-windows

    2. Right Click and choose new shortcut

    3. Enter this Location C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

    4. Click next and name whatever you like (Now you will have quick access to command prompt & it will open up to the right directory)

    5. Open the command prompt shortcut just added

    6. You should see this prompt C:\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools\>

    7. Simply type adb shell and press enter and you will be brought to a $ prompt
    *If you are rooted you will see # prompt

    8. Now you can type many different commands to manipulate your DroidX.... (Deodex, Root, Pull/Push Files, etc)
     
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  4. eraursls1984

    eraursls1984 Well-Known Member

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    Just got the red theme last night and I love it but have a few ?'S. I can't get the phone icon to change from the original LPP icon to the serenity icon. Also I've seen a dolphin hd icon that looks exactly like your theme icons, is it in the theme or have you seen any links to similar icons? I thought the Droid 2 live wallpaper came with the theme, I had it before the theme but can't find it now. Bit what I want to know the most is if anyone knows where I can get the "metal eye" modified Droid 2 live wallpaper

    Thanks elecga, I actually remember that now, I read it on xda-dev but that was weeks ago when I first found this theme. This theme is what made me root and deodex my phone.
     
  5. elecga

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    All the launcherpro default icons have been themed so they should have changed when you installed the themed apk. The Droid 2 live wallpaper is included with the theme but its not installed by default.

    After applying the zip package and restarting the phone, goto Files then goto the !BIGDX folder. Inside there is a whole bunch of themed apps, you choose which ones you want to install, including LauncherPro, Wallpaper, etc...

    Let me know if you still have problems.
     

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    I'm rom shopping. This looks nice!
     
  7. elecga

    elecga Active Member

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    Well its not quite a rom....yet :D


    Here's some more pics to help sway you

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    eraursls1984 Well-Known Member

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    Do I need the apps uninstalled before I install the themed app,or do they need to be installed, or does it not matter?
     
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    elecga Active Member

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    It shouldn't matter for most but if you get an app that doesn't install try uninstalling first.

    There is something wrong with Maps in the new update, should be fixed soon. For now, just re-download maps from the market if you have any problems.
     
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  10. bobomatic

    bobomatic Well-Known Member

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    great job!!! but i do have a couple apps that i cant get custom icons for. the bootstrap app, shoot me app, root explorer. also what calendar and keyboard are in the pics? im using handcent and the stock calender. i cant get those looking like the pics...also im using launcher pro..thanks
     
  11. elecga

    elecga Active Member

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    Root explorer icon should be included in the file in the first post. Others will be included in next update.

    The widgets in the pics are included with the paid version, LauncherPro+
     
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    I absolutely love this theme. Been using it for a few weeks now.

    My question is though, how do we get the beautiful widgets skin? Download it through BW, get the latest version of the theme (I havent done this yet), or has it not been released yet? Thanks :)
     
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    bobomatic Well-Known Member

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    just get BW through the market. and long press.
     
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    bobomatic Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks. didnt realize the calendar was a widget, i see i now.
     
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    Very cool! I think my wife will HAVE to have the purple!
     
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    Sorry, the BW clock and weather skins have not been released yet. I just need to make a couple small changes, should be ready soon.
     
  17. eraursls1984

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    Has the widget locker update been released? If so I've been trying to get it to work with no luck.



    Also, elecga, the icons from your screenshots haven't been released have they?
     
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    elecga Active Member

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    The widget locker skin is in the first post, you need to know a little about pulling apks and signing but its the only way we can theme those particular paid apps.

    The icons in the app drawer probably won't be released till those apps are themed and included in the package. I just got a head start with those icons, now I just need to tackle the rest :D
     
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    eraursls1984 Well-Known Member

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    This wallpaper is perfect for the red theme, I had a hard time finding it, I downloaded 4 different ones before one worked, so I thought I would share. The link for the live wallpaper is at the end of the post.
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    Free Droid 2 Modified Wallpaper | WJD Designs
     
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    yourfriendwayned Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for linking back properly and sharing - :)
     
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    the icon in the top bar, what is it?

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  22. bignadad

    bignadad New Member This Topic's Starter

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    That is windows sync icon.. when plugged into USB
     
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    hey im having an interesting moment trying to figure out how to install this. i must be overlooking a slight detail. im rooted. runnin tranq 2.3.15 themed with 928blackglass. i obviously have bootstrapper and such. i still dont understand how to get these themes applied. i try install from sd in bootstrapper.....it just sits there saying installing for what appears to be infinity. lol please any answers? i opened up the zips....the sub directories look different than other themes. any answers please
     
  24. elecga

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    Are you sure you downloaded the full package by clicking on the picture? Should be a 40-50 mb zip file called BigDXSerenityRed0926.zip or whatever color you picked.

    After that its pretty much like any other theme install. Just make sure you're browsing to the right zip file when you goto install from sdcard.
     
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    youve solved the problem haha.
     

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