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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chucksaysblah, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast
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    I want to make the weather widget transparent. Is it as easy as making a transparent image for every image in the res folders? Naming it the same as what is there and recompiling the apk?
     



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  2. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    I don't know about that, but I know it is as easy as using a different weather app.
     
  3. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah I just want to use the stock one. My friend had a lg g2 with a transparent stock widget andit still has the animations just no back ground image. Thats what i want. But our widget is not sizeable and theres is so it will not install on our phone.
     
  4. whoshotjr2006

    whoshotjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    You can look in donjuros zv4 ROM zip and find the apks related to weather widgets, and its as simple as using 7zip to open the apk and look around and change things.

    I can't tell you what to change but its most likely going to be in the res folder in the apk. I'll take a look and see what happens when I can but don't let that stop you from trying the above lol.
     
  5. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Back in the old days of the optimus v I changed the status bar from white to black by unpacking the framework apk and changing the png files
     
  6. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    I don't r really understand why you want to bother with the stock widget at all, but be aware that there is a theme apk for the weather widget. What you need to change may be in there.
     
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  7. whoshotjr2006

    whoshotjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    here you go, transparent weather theme. i dont have any screenshots, but it worked for me.

    copy Transparent-LGWeatherTheme.apk to your sdcard, rename it to LGWeatherTheme.apk, move it using a root explorer to /system/app, change the permissions of the apk to rw-r-r, and reboot. You should be good from there.

    Lemme know if you have any issues, I think i got everything themed right but i might have missed something.

    Transparent-LGWeatherTheme

    (had to use mediafire to upload, kept getting errors uploading here)
     
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  8. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast
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    I will roll back to v3 and grab root and then test it out. I just did the v4 update to try it out and see how much smoother it was . Dont wanna do it again today lol.
     
  9. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Android Expert

    Yes it is, i used to be a themer for chicken tits mod.
    And all i actually did was extract pngs and then replace them with any zip file opener. Like winrar and 7zip.
    I used paint.net to change and edit images.
    I can make a zip file of the add ons i used. And still use.
     
  10. donjuro

    donjuro Android Expert

    You guys think you can change the battery icon to an animated circle one that shows percentage?
     
  11. whoshotjr2006

    whoshotjr2006 Android Enthusiast

    I can take a look and see if its within my realm of possibilities. I'm not a themer but if I can find an example to work from I'm sure I could do it. I'll post it if I find something out.
     
  12. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    You can do that with GravityBox
     
  13. Rarewolf

    Rarewolf Android Expert

    its possible to change it to a circle with the percentage..
    just need the... man it has been a long time.. i think the framework-jar i forgot. lol
     
  14. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok this works until the weather status changes to sunny. then the background turns white. any ideas?
     

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