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Getting rid the of the android alien?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Emmaxxxx, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Emmaxxxx

    Emmaxxxx Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I want to know if there's any way I can get rid of the android alien from my phone. I don't like it and I'm quite girly, which obviously the alien isn't lol. Any app or ideas for getting rid of the alien from any parts of the phone would be appreciated.

    It's mainly all the smileys that bother me, I've sorted it out on texts by using chomp, but then they still all come up when I'm use facebook, etc...

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Welcome to AF Emma! :)

    As far as I'm aware, you can't change them. I've had a quick scan on the market for smiley packs for some of the alternative launchers and I can't see anything, sorry.

    I know you can create your own that will replace the defaults here, but from my knowledge it looks as though you need to be running a custom ROM for the themes to work.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I think she means the emoticons.
  4. Emmaxxxx

    Emmaxxxx Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I mean anything that shows the aliens, I just don't like them very much :( It's like a bad theme I can't get rid of :( lol
  5. d6racer

    d6racer Newbie

    I am sure it could be done but to me it kind of seems like buying a Laminborghi and removing all the logos because the bull is not girly enough.
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  6. Glutz

    Glutz Newbie

    wh-what! The Alien is awesome. I mean you gotta love.....it
  7. KaosStorm

    KaosStorm Well-Known Member

    This is such a peculiar request. But I guess the best answer is that, on app to app basis, it can be done (such as with chump, GO sms and others) but in general it's part of the OS itself.
  8. teh_dude

    teh_dude Android Enthusiast

    if they were pink would that make it better?

    I'm trying to think of anywhere other than texting where the android dude (alien) shows up for smilies. If you hate it that much, I do believe a theme is the way to go, once you learn more about rooting, roms, etc.

    For example on mine, I can crack open a copy of my framework-res.apk, go into /res/drawable-mdpi, and the set of android dude smilies is in there as images. If I wanted to, I could create or find a set of smilies I liked, make sure they were the proper image size and format, and name them with the same filenames, pack them back into framework-res, and flash it. Tada! custom smilies.

    However, if you're pretty new to all this and have no idea what I'm talking about with framework res.apk, flashing things, rooting, etc, then I ***highly*** recommend learning about it all for your phone first, all while keeping the smily goal in mind.

    In addition, if it's showing up in other places, like the background on your homescreen, you can change that without much trouble. If it's showing up in your boot animation (the animation that plays when you turn on your phone), you need to be rooted to change it there.

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