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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scotty85, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. scotty85

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    i came across the kitchen on the TB forum. http://uot.dakra.lt/

    its a pretty slick website,and i wanted to see if it would work with my lil buddy as well. it does. :D

    there are other options-you can change the battery icon,the other notification bar icons,and boot animations. all i have tried thus far is the font,wich definately worked. i used GSB since thats what most of us are on. if anyone is ambitious enuff to try other things,let us know if they work.

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    when you go to upload the framework from the rom,make sure you change to amend scripting or the .zip it provides will fail the signiture verification.

    as always,MAKE A BACKUP before making changes to your phone. if you dont like the results,or it plain doesnt work,youll want to be able to go back.

    heres how ya do it:
    1)first thing you need to do is find your GSB download and extract its files to somewhere you can easily find them. if youre using windows,you should be able to just right click,then extract all. or you can use something like 7-zip
    2)read thru the "how to" section
    3)click on kitchen
    4)go to the "file upload" tab
    5)since GSB is a gingerbread rom,go to the "SystemUI.apk upload this file only if you have Gingerbread rom" uploader and click select file. when the box pops up,navigate to the non-zipped GSB folder and into it :eek: go into the system folder,then the app folder,and find the "systemUI.apk" and double click it(or click it,then click open). the file will upload.
    6)move the dot on the left to "amend scripting". leave the patch9 autofix box checked
    7) chose your features :) you can change a bunch of things at once,but i have been only trying 1 thing at a time for example to change the font click the font pack tab,then check the "use this mod" box and the options will appear. check them all out and pick one.
    8)go to summary and click "submit work to kitchen". when its done "cooking" it will give you a download link.
    9)download and flash in Amon_Ra recovery,i dint wipe anything,but it wouldnt hurt to wipe dalvik cache. if your instalation aborts you prolly forgot to move the dot next to "amend scripting".
    10)reboot :)
     

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    This looks pretty cool. I'd be interested in try this out sometime. Thanks for the heads up, Scotty.
     
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    yeah its pretty slick. i cant get boot animation or icon changes to work on my TB. cant wait to see if they work on the eris. ill definately play with it some more tomoro :)

    a word of warning,tho... when you change the font its like that everywhere,not just the lockscreen. down to those letters on the keyboard :eek: i like it,but i could see how some folks might get annoyed with different fonts in some places.

    ill also try and get a screen shot of something with more writing
     
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    Hmmm, maybe I could use this to bring the so-called vanilla OMGB back to real vanilla?
     
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    I would certainly think so :)
     
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    Can you show that font on some of the other screen shots? How does it look under the icons on your home screen?

    If it looks good, I'd be VERY interested to try other fonts- especially as a graphic designer. THANKS!
     
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    sure... ill snap a few and upload em to photo bucket sometime tomoro,gotta get up early tomoro :eek:

    that particular font is called "black chancery",FYI :)
     
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    You have to get up early on a saturday morning? For what pray tell. Thought I was the only one. It's 4:15am here.:eek:;):)
     
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    lol,i have to be at work at 8,so i set the alarm for 5:30 so i can hit snooze a few times before i actually get up :eek: then gotta make the dog go out(he hates to get up too ;)) and have a some time to shower and check my email and the forums :cool:
     
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    :cool:
     
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    i forgot to mention that the update to gsb 2.7 put my fonts back to normal :eek: ill have to cook em up again and put them back. im not sure if the framework would be different between 2.6 and 2.7. prolly do em again just to be on the safe side. maybe ill try a different font this time :D
     
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    promised screenies:
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    this is black chancery font,honeycomb battery and status bar icons. :)
     
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    just confirmed boot animations work :)

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