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  1. jersezhustla

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    Ok, I found this information over at XDA and thought I would post it for my fellow Moment users. This is going to tell you how to change your notification bar. Credit go to WebghostDK for posting this. Read it here and other info.

    WARNING: This does not change the text color or clock color. If you use a black bar you will not be able to see the clock or date in the bar.

    In order to change your status bar color along with the Background color, do this:

    First we need the framework-res.apk from the phone
    - adb remount
    - adb pull /system/framework/framework-res.apk framework-res.apk
    Take a backup of this file in case you failed and wants to go back.
    Rename your local framework-res.apk to: framework-res.apk.zip

    Open the Zip file and go here:
    /res/drawable/

    Locate these files and unzip them:
    statusbar_background.png
    status_bar_background.png
    status_bar_close_on.9.png
    status_bar_header_background.9.png
    status_bar_item_background_normal.9.png


    These are the files you want.
    I sugest that you use Photoshop to do what you want with the colors, if you are using Photoshop, be carefull editing status_bar_close_on.0.png, it might look weird if you are doing it wrong.

    After your done editing these pictures go here:
    /res/drawable_land/

    Locate and unzip:
    statusbar_background.png

    Do the same here as you done with the first pictures.



    After you are done editing the png's, save them in your zip file.
    Rename framework-res.apk.zip to framework-res.apk.

    - adb push framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.apk

    Now restart your phone, and your Notification bar has been fixed :)
     

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  2. CriticalCritic

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    I had read something similar about doing this in a Droid thread a few days ago, and I have two questions for you...
    1- Will the dropdown also be black? (thus turning all notifications invisible)
    2- Have you done this to your phone and can vouch for it?
     
  3. jersezhustla

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    Check out my theme here! You can change out these files listed in this thread and you should be good to go. Just gotta play with it on those files.
     
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    I just purchased my android phone and i'm a first time user of a derive that i can make mods to. I'm not familiar with the tools that i will need, like when you used that adb command to push the file back to the droid.

    Right now, the only thing i've accomplished is copying the file from the system/framework directory, to my sdcard, then to my desktop; i've included the .zip extension and extracted to a local location, where i'm then about to play with the images with fireworks macromedia software; but from there on, i'm lost! What the heck is adb and how do i get it? I was told i needed other stuff, like metamorph and busybox - stuff i know absolutely nothing about.

    NEED HELP, MAN!!!
     
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    I would like to change my notification bar but I don't get the coded stuff... So, if someone would be so nice as to send me a step-by-step "how-to" I'll greatly appreciate it!! Please and thank you!


    I would take my time and read word for word, but I am a mom of 2 young boys so I don't have much time to go through everything one by one.
     
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    my statusbar_background.png status_bar_background.png status_bar_close_on.9.png status_bar_header_background.9.png and status_bar_item_background_normal.9.png
    are all .xml files. i cant get adb working so i just copied form the phone into my sd card using astro file manager o_O could you help me get adb working?
     
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    well nevermind i got adb working but when i do adb devices to see if its even "Detected" it says list of devices attached but theres nothing below. and if i do adb remount it says error: device not found
    help please
     
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    wow I want to change the bar color on my moment but I swear I have read ^ like 10 times and I am still like uhhh what? LOL I give up on and my phone is rooted I dont know if that helps
     
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    Hey my friend, im new with the android phone
    and i forgot to backup the archive before changing its name...
    what i can do now ? the cell wont work again :/
    im realy afraid now...

    pls help...
     
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    Are you saying your phone won't boot? If you don't have an original copy of your framework-res. apk, then your best bet is to go to sdx forums and follow the instructions to flash your phone to stock DJ07. Then root and theme if you want.
    [HOW TO] Get Deodexed Rooted Stock DJ07 & BEYOND!
     
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    HeadlessPonch,

    i got a motorola Defy, and i was on the Root Explorer > system > framework > framework-res.apk

    I chagend the name of the archive to framework-res.apk.zip and now, i cant load the phone.
    Btw, the battery's over now and i cant charge the cell...
     
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    Just to be sure you understand, you are in a Samsung Moment thread.

    Try renaming the file to just framework-res.apk (remove the .zip extension). Then try again.
     
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    Ooh, my bad.
    Sorry...

    but its ok now.
     

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