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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by the cdogg, May 28, 2010.

  1. the cdogg

    the cdogg Active Member
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    Learning to do something as simple as editing PNGs in an apk has made me fall in love all over again with my Droid. :D:D:D And sorry for wasting your time, as there is no point to this thread. I am just proud of what I have done so far and I wanted to show it off. Hope y'all don't mind :eek:

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  2. darkjinni2

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    That's some nice work...I wish I were technologically inclined to do those things
     
  3. Redflea

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    We're going to have to take away your toys, you're having way too much fun. ;)

    Well done...
     
  4. DjOutlaw32

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    If you don't mind, I actually want to learn how to do all "that". If you have time please pm. Im interested but don't know where to start. Your work looks awesome!
     
  5. glitch32

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    That does look really nice! Good work!!
     
  6. the cdogg

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    I just want to say too that a lot of the stuff you see is borrowed from other people. I only take credit for some small things like color changes, background changes, and a few details you might not even notice. So thank you to a wonderful community that is so eager to share their knowledge and hard work! It wouldnt be near as much fun without you all.
     
  7. dblock110

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    Wait . I can extract an apk with 7z and edit the pngs ? that's sick hah I didn't know apk's worked like that . Ty .

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  8. dmodert66

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    Yep...Or Winrar (that's what I use). When you recompile the apk, you need to make sure you choose "no compression" (or on wirar it is "Store"). And you then need to use ADB or a root file manager to push the file back in...

    Dj, if no one else PMs you, PM me and I'll try to walk you through it (I'm not that great, but I know what's going on and can tell you how). Someone really needs to write a guide on how to do it. I would, but I have to redesign my blog and prepare for E3...If there is not one up when I am done, I'll try to whip something up...
     
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  9. inssane

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    Good Job!
    I wish I had that kind of time. I am always changing ROMS, lol
     
  10. the cdogg

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    Only works on system apks though so you have to move them around on your Droid if its not one
     
  11. the cdogg

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    I have the day off tomorrow so I will do a write up on how I do it if anyone is interested
     
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  12. Redflea

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    Very nice of you...
     
  13. ska.t73

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    You can also use the app NinjaMorph to do this as well... you will need to have the .pngs on you sdcard... but you can do it all on your phone. I moded my LauncherPro to match The Punisher theme by JsinLegacy that I have. Also I moded it while it was a regular app then moved it to /system after I was done...

    here's a screen shot (in the before one I had already changed the home button but not the icons):

    Before is on the right and after is on the left (your right and left :p)
     

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  14. dmodert66

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    This is great too (along with MM). I got into this type of modding because I was having issues with MM and BBv1.0. I have now tried both methods, and they work, but now I am faster at using ADB/Winrar/Photoshop than I am using NM or MM...

    @ cdogg, I haven't tried, but I believe you can also modify Market apps, but you have to resign them (I believe there is an app over at XDA that will sign an app for you...)

    Also, Thanks! It would be awesome if you have time to do a small tutorial on this!
     
  15. ska.t73

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    You can do market apps as long as you resign them yes... However remember that when you do this, if you upgrade the app you will have to re-theme it and re-sign it...
     
  16. ronaldramsayii

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    That would be helpful....I do need a base to start at...
     
  17. the cdogg

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    I apologize for not getting the write up done today. I was surprised with a sky diving trip :) anywho, I'll get started on it soon
     
  18. taz55

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    sounds like fun. I would love to make my pandora widget transparent. is it possible?
     
  19. OpticQ

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    I really love this theme, how about a MM for it?
     
  20. jasonb1985

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    anybody have any luck resigning an APK? i would love to use the news and weather widget, but with the semi transparent or smoked glass background on my Incredible.
     
  21. mik3_cl

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    VERY INTERESTED.... I'm dyn to learn!!
     
  22. dmodert66

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    I have not yet tried, but :

    Signing made easy.... [ Updated July/2009 ] - xda-developers

     
  23. jasonb1985

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