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How to change widget icons?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by soberspine, May 28, 2011.

  1. soberspine

    soberspine Newbie
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    I just installed a great widget "Brightness widget" but I don't like the widget icons, it has 3 icons that change beneath a principal icon accordingly with the screen brightness, so there are 4 icons in total.

    I found only a software with which you can change the application icon but not the widget icons.

    I opened the apk file with winzip and browsed and I found the icons but if I replace them the apk won't install anymore on my phone.

    Can someone give me any guidance if it is possible to change the widgets icons and how? I want to change only the widget apk installer if possible.

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  2. amlothi

    amlothi Android Expert

    There are lots of brightness widgets. Why not just find one that you like?
  3. soberspine

    soberspine Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i tried a lot if not all brightness widgets.

    this one is the only one that doesn't have a pop up menu and it has 3 customizable brightness presets.

    so...is not that simple to change the icons in a widget? :(
  4. Rob.G

    Rob.G Android Enthusiast

    I believe after you make changes to an apk file you need to sign it.

    There are probably other apps, but I've used both:


    Signapktic - This one requires you to be rooted.

    As a side note, Tasker can do what you are looking for as well.
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  5. soberspine

    soberspine Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Zipsigner did the trick easily, just 3 clicks. I only set the same icon for all presets and its working.

    thank you very much

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