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Apps/widgets dissapear after replacing modified .apk

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by howetechnical, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. howetechnical

    howetechnical Well-Known Member
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    Hey all,

    What I'm currently doing is grabbing the apk's for certain widgets that I want to modify the background of using Root Explorer inside the /data/app directory. Then I copy them to the sd card, then open the apk (without renaming it) using 7-zip so I don't have to resign the apps. Then I extract only the image files I want to modify, modify them with Photoshop, then put them back in the archive replacing the originals. Then I unmount the sd card and copy them back from the sd card to /data/app with Root Explorer. Doing this causes my apps to dissapear completely (just the associated ones, of course).

    What am I doing wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated

    Edit: nm, got it to work. Now I just need to figure out how to edit the layout xml files.
     

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