1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Handcent SMS Themed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrenalinerush12, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    I have skinned Handcent SMS and changed a few things. Ask if you have any questions. Just install it like a normal application. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Update 6/9/10:
    -REMOVED ADS! :D
    -Optimized all png's so app runs faster and is more lightweight.

    Update 6/5/10:
    -Updated to Handcent version 3.0.4.

    Updates 5/03/2010:
    -Changed all text entry boxes to stock Android.
    -Changed top bar to white.
    -Changed all top bar icons to stock Android look.
    -Changed send button to grey and made it square rather than rectangle.

    Update 4/21/10:
    -Changed all attachment icons to stock Android 2.0+ icons. (Screenshots)
    -Changed settings icon to stock Android settings icon. (In conversation list, press menu, the settings button is changed now.)
    -Changed 2 of the notification icons. One is the stock android black smiley icon, and one is the android 1.5 or 1.6 notification icon. Just scroll through the notification icons to find them.

    Update 4/18/10:
    -Updated to Handcent SMS version 2.9.36

    Update 4/12/10:
    -Resized icons so they don't look distorted on the dock of HelixLauncher.
    -Recolored the send message button to go with the rest of the color scheme.

    Update 4/10/10:
    -Changed the "To:" text entry box for Handcent quick reply to white.

    Update 4/9/10:
    -Changed widget bubble color to black so the greens don't clash.
    -Changed pop-up text entry box to white with orange border rather than the ugly tan color.

    Updates 4/8/10:
    -Updated Handcent version to 2.9.35
    -Changed Handcent bubbles to chompSMS bubbles. (Both are default silver bubbles now, but in settings you can change the color back to green or whatever colors you like for the bubbles). Thanks to n1ghtwish for helping me figure this out!
    -Recolored the top bar of iPhone theme to go better with new bubbles. The top bar is now more white rather than a blueish tint.

    Updates:
    -Changed unknown contact icon to an android robot, similar to the Nexus One.
    -Changed Handcent icon to the stock android icon (little green smiley face).
    -Recolored the text entry box to a white rectangle and added an orange border around to look similar to stock android phones.

    Screenshots:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]






    Download: HandcentCustom.apk


    IMO, it looks better if you go into Handcent, options, bubble settings, and scroll all the way to the bottom and uncheck start lines of editor box so that it will only be 1 line rather than 2 to start out with. (That's also how it is in the screenshot).

    By the way, you must uninstall Handcent and any font packs before installing this modded version. Props to sneaky_zekey over at alldroid.com for helping me figure all this out.





    Please, please, if you love this, DONATE.
     

    Advertisement

    Nunley, dmetro316, leebsammy and 8 others like this.
  2. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    815
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010

    Jan 28, 2010
    815
    111
    93
    Nice. Will check this out later.
     
  3. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    486
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010

    Jan 3, 2010
    486
    15
    58
    Mr Mom, and when I do work, Screen Printer
    Central Mass
    is the icon the little green msg box with the smiley face?
     
  4. Saltedpeanut

    Saltedpeanut Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    42
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010

    Apr 4, 2010
    42
    1
    16
    Maryland
    Yup. I'm using it now, so far so good :)
     
  5. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    486
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010

    Jan 3, 2010
    486
    15
    58
    Mr Mom, and when I do work, Screen Printer
    Central Mass
    awesome.... i assume you can still change font colors and what nots
     
  6. hattrick

    hattrick Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    230
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010

    Jan 8, 2010
    230
    29
    43
  7. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    oh sweet, you figured out how to edit and sign the apk! how do you like editing the 9.png files?? kind of a pain huh??

    try editing the message bubbles
     
  8. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    oh just so you know, you should download the latest Handcent release (2.9.35) and mod/sign that one instead of 2.9.34 (there were some minor bug fixes made by the developer)
     
  9. cpupeli1

    cpupeli1 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    126
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010

    Jan 23, 2010
    126
    3
    36
    ughhh...well no problem downloading the .apk, the install starts fine on my phone, I am prompted when it says it will 'replace another program' etc.

    But a few seconds after saying "installing" it says "Application not installed"
    What gives?


    EDIT :: Uninstalled original Handcent and installed this one and works well now
     
  10. sandman_nyc_316

    sandman_nyc_316 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    85
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010

    Apr 4, 2010
    85
    6
    36
    NYC/CA
    Installed and no issues! Very cool. Thanks a lot!
     
  11. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    I'll download the latest release tonight and post it back up here. At work now so I can't sign the apk up here.

    And yes, those .9 png's are a pain in the butt. Haha.
     
  12. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    I would post screenshots, but my Ubuntu is screwing with me right now and not wanting to launch ddms.bat. If anyone else wants to post screenshots, go ahead.
     
  13. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    Ever since you started the other thread, I've been looking into this as well and I have also modded my own copy of Handcent only I went for changing the color of the incoming message bubble - since it defaults to that tan color even if you change it to white, I figured I'd change the PNG as well... but defining the stretch and content areas on something that's not a parallelogram is tricky - I can't seem to figure out how they were able to pull it off because mine keeps coming out with a lot of space between the text and the edges of the bubble.
     
  14. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    Yeah, that's the hard part. That's kinda why I said freak it and just made the new text entry box a rectangle. Haha.
     
  15. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    486
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010

    Jan 3, 2010
    486
    15
    58
    Mr Mom, and when I do work, Screen Printer
    Central Mass
    Can the theme still be set to android, black, hero? I should just try it and stop asking questions.
    I'll wait till you get the updated version up tonight.

    Nice work, thank you


    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  16. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    Yes, you can still change those options... the only thing he changed is the Handcent icon (changed to the green Android 2.1 messaging icon) and also the text box to white with an orange border.

    Every other theme option that Handcent offers can still be edited.

    :)
     
  17. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    Updated version is up. Is there a way of changing this topic's name to say that it's updated? I'm not sure how to change the topic name.
     
  18. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
  19. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    I have a Rachel too :p is that your girl?
     
  20. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    Yeah. Haha. Been dating for almost 2 years now :D
     
  21. n1ghtwish

    n1ghtwish Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    113
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010

    Feb 17, 2010
    113
    4
    36
    Las Vegas, NV
    wow that's weird - it'll be 2 years with me and my Rachel in April LOL
     
  22. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    Whoaaa. That's crazy. Don't tell me you're both 17 too... Lol.
     
  23. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    233
    Posts:
    3,216
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009

    Nov 10, 2009
    3,216
    638
    233
    Mechanical Piping Designer
    Delaware
    The inherent problem here is that you will never get an update with these versions. I applaud the effort though.
     
  24. adrenalinerush12

    adrenalinerush12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    233
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009

    Nov 27, 2009
    233
    118
    68
    No, but as soon as an update comes out, I can download it, re-mod the updated apk and post it again.
     
  25. davros

    davros Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    58
    Posts:
    486
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010

    Jan 3, 2010
    486
    15
    58
    Mr Mom, and when I do work, Screen Printer
    Central Mass
    Application not installed......

    Old version uninstalled.. Um it will work on leak?

    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

Loading...