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is there any way to change the look of the signal bars?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jrappy87, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. jrappy87

    jrappy87 Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way i can change it so it shows 5 bars instead of 4 for the signal strength?
     

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  2. potatolover1102

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    I too would like to customize the whole signal icon. I think it would be cool to show both 1x and 3g bars at the same time like on the regular Verizon phones. I kind of liked seeing both!
     
  3. jrappy87

    jrappy87 Well-Known Member
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    me too, i miss that.
     
  4. messenger13

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    I have customized my notification bar icons, but first of all, your DROID has to be rooted. Also, you have to be fairly savvy, and have a working knowledge of Photoshop or some other icon editing program.
     
  5. ivanpk

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    Can we see a picture?
     
  6. messenger13

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    Here's a sample of a few icons and a custom notification bar. These are the same icons, just different colors, obviously.


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  7. pinesal

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    The OS is made for four bars. Now you COULD have a pic with 5 bars but one wouldn't do anything and would/could just copy the 4th bar.
     
  8. Fadelight

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    Root your phone and change the framework-res.apk.


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    I used to have a rather extensive writeup on how to do it, but there were way too many people diving head first into it and missing important steps, then PMing me all upset when it didn't work, so I deleted the post.
     
  9. fireshaper

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    Are you using locale to change the wallpaper according to time?
     
  10. CRPercodani

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    No he has 2.1 with live wallpapers. That wallpaper changes depending on the time of day.
     
  11. CRPercodani

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    Here is what I have done, the bars turn red when in a no service area. I also did a 1xx icon but I have NEVER been in a 1xx area so I can't get a screen of it.
     
  12. Branndon

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    That skin/theme is the best I think I've seen so far! I love it. Is your signature still accurate about the ROMS and such? Is what weather widget donate? What's the skin on that called? Also what is the Icon pack you used for the icons and menu bar along the bottom? Thanks.
     
  13. Droidking

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    So you cant change the color of the notification bar with out rooting ? Is there a leak out there for it ?
     
  14. SCdroid

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    x2 what is the skin you are using for the umbrella. that's weather widget donate right?
     
  15. potatolover1102

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    Is there any way to get 1x and 3g signal to display at the same time next to each other like on the regular verizon phones? Like 1x and its bars and then next to it 3g and its bars?
     
  16. jrappy87

    jrappy87 Well-Known Member
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    that's what I would like to see too potatoe lover.
     
  17. ILoveMyDroid

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    Fadelight: What Screen app are you using?
     
  18. Fadelight

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    Screen app? like... home app? I'm not using any home app.
     
  19. CRPercodani

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    Weather widget donate with 7degree weather icon pack and h7c-clock skin, Glass theme 1.01 (by adamz I think, with some modification by me), Espresso launcher 2 (with full functional soft keys for phone/browser).

    EDIT: Yes my sig is up to date.
     
  20. Branndon

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    I've googled the espresso launcher with out any luck, got a link to PM? Also is there a zip of that status bar? Thanks!
     

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