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  1. VolcanicR31GN

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    I'm hoping someone can show me how to make a theme via you tube or a website and also for making apps and what programs. I want to give to the community some of the ideas that i have
     

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    Hi ......


    A worthy goal. I'm going to move your post to the developer's forum so you can get feedback from where all this happens.

    steven
     
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    I can tell you where everything is located that you might want to theme. Just write a list and I'll type the directory. (Not in PM, full)
     
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    Im new to this, but im looking to gain any info that will help get me to my goal of learning how to program my own apps and create themes. So any info you can show/teach, id be willing to learn.
     
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    I don't know anything about apps (would like to learn as well) but I can show you some things on themeing.

    What would you like to test on?
     
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    Everything..... if your willing to teach me how.... I know zero about making themes, like i said im willing to learn anything about this.
     
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    What are you looking to theme?

    When I get home later I'll upload and send you some things to practice on. Rosie, notification bar, ect. And explain it all.
     
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    i kinda want to make a theme based off of sega but with my own twists stuff to that level, or other things. BTW thank you t0ast3d
     
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    No problem
     
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    What type of programs do i need to start making a theme? do i need Adw launcher?
     
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    If that's the launcher you want to theme then yeah.


    EDIT: Here's a zip for the stock notification bar - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NM9QC9KT

    If it's Adw launcher that your wanting to theme

    Here's the directory - System/framework/com.htc.resources.apk/drawable-port-hdpi (I believe this is correct, if by some chance it isn't, it's in one for the drawables, either what I stated or drawable-hdpi)

    As for the notification bar (the files I sent you)

    Are located in - system/framework/framework-res.apk/res/drawable-hdpi (with many others)


    Download either Photoshop or Gimp. I personally use Photoshop (Gimp is a pina)
     
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    ok cool, do you need a email or something?
     
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    Yeah, but after up do the notification bar and the launcher, I'll lose it lol
     
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    So i access these folders? If so when i get to com.htc.resources.apk i have to install is this correct?

    Also can u give me some advice on a launcher to use?
     
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    No, open it up and that's where you'll find all the pngs to theme.


    I've only done roise (sense launcher) I can send you that as well?
     
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    Alright ill do that, when i was looking at it i was on my phone using a file manager, yes could you send me something that your using so if i need help or troubleshoot any issues i maybe come across you can help me.

    I'm coming across a issue trying to find this path, maybe cause im not using the correct program, Is there a program i should be using? or can i use windows to go through my phones system files?
     
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    @T0ast3d: is there a program that I'm going to need to open that pathway so i can drop the png for the themes?
     
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    7Zip or WinRar
     
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    Ok, so i figured how to place the files. Where are the other pathways so i can make other pngs.
     
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    Which ones?
     
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    well you give me the notification bar, i'm looking for icons if i can do that, when the phone boots up like animation, etc
     
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    All the icons in the apk (browser, market, ect.) are either titled

    Example location - browser.apk/res/drawable-hdpi (all will be this directory)

    - icon

    - app_icon

    - ic_launcher_example



    For boot animation, in all ROMs it's named bootanimation.zip and it's located in

    - System/Customize/Resource
     

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