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Apps/widgets dissapear after replacing modified .apk

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

  1. howetechnical

    howetechnical Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter
    Aug 21, 2010

    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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