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Root Metamorph step by step?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by iamloco724, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member
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    can someone please tell me a step by step on how to use metamorph to add different themes

    including what apps are need and where to get themes

    please dumb it down for me thanks alot
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    You need to be rooted.

    Download Metamorph, it'll make a folder on your sd card called Android Themes.

    Then you can download themes from the themes section at Alldroid.

    Put the .zip file of the theme you want in the Android Themes folder.

    Load up Metamorph, select the .zip file, it will unzip it and then let you select which aspects (or all of the theme) that you want to install.
     
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  3. brettlewis

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    also, make sure to only download themes that have been tested and proven to work on your phone. I got one theme from alldroid (enoch) that just put my phone into a boot loop.

    Just read the comments for whats good
     
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  4. iamloco724

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    thats it? seems all to simple lol..thanks for the quick reply
     
  5. huytung

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    when i tried to open metamorph and did the start checks and it kept saying some files could not be extract, make sure have space and and busybox is install. I do have busybox install and i have 50 mb left from the internal memory. Any ideas anyone? if it's the memory how do i clear off some cause i used cachemate and after using it max i got was 50mb
     
  6. brettlewis

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    happens all the time. try to set the permission in terminal

     
  7. johnlgalt

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    would you need to 'su' first before doing the chmod?
     
  8. huytung

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    tried the chmod 755 /system/xbin/busybox . it didn't work :(
     
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    Did you su first?
     
  10. huytung

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    yes i did
     
  11. iamloco724

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    do you need busybox to do this when your on sholes/droidmod?
     
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  13. brettlewis

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    hmmm. well

    do this, withour quotes
    type "su" press enter, then the you will get a # sign on the next line
    "chmod 755 /system/xbin/busybox"

    make sure to get your spaces right. if you forget to space, or do a space where it is not needed it wont work.
     
  14. brettlewis

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    droid mod has busy box already installed. however, sometime morph has issues or the permissions are set wrong, so you have to change the permission by typing that command i posted.
     
  15. Fabolous

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    I think you need to mount system first (that is, after you get root access, but before you chmod):

    in some roms, you can do it by simply typing 'sysrw'

    otherwise,

    mount -o remount,rw /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
     
  16. CRPercodani

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    Sometimes you need to symlink, but usually you don't, but just in case here is the commands which can be done in terminal or adb.

    su
    ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/cp

    Also sometimes you need to swap those paths around.
     
  17. huytung

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    tried brettlewis, fabolous and CRPercodani's instruction but still got the lack of space msg :( guess i just give up
     
  18. brettlewis

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    the message more then likely has nothing to do with space, unless you know you have taken up a lot of space already. if so, just clear some stuff out

    otherwise...
    what rom you running?
    and did you install busybox, or did it come in your rom?
     
  19. huytung

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    Im using bugless beast 7.9 and installed the busybox using droid rooot pro
     
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    Glad to see this--I was actually planning on asking this same question today. In addition to this, is there a good place to get the themes, or do I just need to search around and confirm ones will work with the Droid? I saw a thread with a similar request, but I haven't been able to find if anything came of that.
     
  21. huytung

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    Finally got it to work! I reinstalled it after a nandroid restore to my previous version of bugless beast rom. When i have the 7.9 version it shows that i have root still in the terminal but i actually didnt have root. When i used root explorer it said i have no root access hence the nandroid restore and now everything is fine. Thanks to those helping me
     
  22. shrink57

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    Is there a simple way of saving a current installed theme? I am using bits and pieces of 3 themes and have it just the way I like it (at least for today). It would be great of Metamorph had an export function but oh well. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  23. fam

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    So to find these themes I should be looking here?

    AllDroid - View forum - Droid


    Seems like an endless abyss of random posts. Anyone have a link or name of some good themes of functioning zips with metamorph? Please? :)
     

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