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Root [New Release] HTC Sense Transparent BG LockScreen

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  1. droidkevlar

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    I did not create this but found it and thought you guys might like it. This is for the STOCK HTC Lock screen only

    [New Release] HTC Sense Transparent LockScreen - xda-developers

    PS. Someone in the comments said this could be done to work with other ROM's like Sense, just has to be changed. I dont know how so I cant help there, sorry

    PSS. As always, do a NAND before applying anything and I am not responsible if doing this makes your wife/gf leave you. :p
     

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    droidkevlar, you beat me here! :). Below I've pasted the thread I made at XDA.
    Note: This is not the same as TheProfessional's release. This removes the BACKGROUND, not the Arc. Though instructions to do so are listed below.

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    Updated 4/16: See below
    ROOT REQUIRED

    Originally created by JsChiSurf over at the XDA Hero forums via my encouragement :) This version is made for the Eris, it is not the same as the Hero version (which doesn't work properly for us).

    This is a modification of the STOCK HTC Sense lockscreen that removes the background so you can see your homescreen behind it. Anyone who knows how to use adb can push this apk into 'system/app' and you'll get the result as shown in the attached picture. (Always nand backup first)

    **Before** pushing the apk into that folder, you'll need to FIRST perform the following steps to remove the stock lock wallpapers from loading, as well as any cached custom wallpaper you have applied. You can perform these via adb as listed, or if you have Root Explorer (on the marketplace), you can navigate to the folders listed and delete the items that way.

    Code (Text):
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    2. adb remount
    3. adb shell
    4. cd /data/misc/lockscreen
    5. rm *
    6.  
    7. cd /system/customize/resource
    8. rm htc_wallpaper*
    9.  
    10. exit
    11.  
    Note: You may or may not have anything to delete in /system/customize/resource, so if you get an error message while using adb, don't worry.

    HtcLockScreen.apk MD5: 27615B7667896014B75196BA7F2E9B6A

    EDIT: Clock-less version now available for download! Same instructions apply, but read the below info

    Since this forum doesn't allow zip file uploads of any useful size, the clock-less version is called 'HtcLockScreen2.apk' below. BE SURE TO RENAME IT back to 'HtcLockScreen.apk' (case sensitive)
    Clock-less Info: **Since some users may have performed the 'experienced users' steps below, an Android image has been added to 'lockscreen_topedge.png' so that it isn't 100% transparent.
    If you want to remove this image: First, download the ZIP below with the PNGs, take any one of those and rename it to 'lockscreen_topedge.png, open the lock apk in your favorite zip file manager (winzip, winrar, 7-zip), navigate to "res\drawable-normal-mdpi" and drag your newly-renamed PNG in there. If a dialog pops up, be sure you select the option that has NO compression, this is usually called "Store."** Make a post if you have any problems NOT related to 'adb' Again, support is not provided for that.

    HtcLockScreen2.apk MD5: 841E31BD3982E45CA28D4B6ABEB65BFB


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    Now some optional additional steps for **experienced users only** (I suck at tech support so if you ask, I may not answer, but others may):
    If you put the PNGs included in the zip below into 'com.htc.resources.apk\res\drawable-mdpi', it will remove the HTC "Arc" on the lockscreen. Now, to create your own Arc replacement, all you'll need to do is go into 'HtcLockScreen.apk\res\drawable-normal-mdpi' and change the lockscreen_topedge.png to your liking :) A much easier change than fiddling with your resources apk everytime and its only 1 image to change, instead of trying to line up three. Of course, if you remove the Arc and do not change your lockscreen_topedge.png, you will have a completely invisible lockscreen, so don't freak yourself out, just make something for that PNG.

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    you sure did! and i saw it right after i clicked submit (of course). i guess i just wasn't expecting someone to make the effort to post it like you did, so i failed to search. wish i could delete the post, but naturally that isnt allowed :(

    edit: its been merged :)
     
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    No worries. Ill msg a MOD to delete my post since you the one that posted it on XDA and you gave more info instead of the link I did.
     
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    @gohamstergo & droidkevlar.

    Thanks for the efforts and the links.
    I Merged both threads into one for your guys.
    Also added to Stick thread thats in my Sig!

    Cheers!
     
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    thanks acid. btw your sig links to the dead thread created by caddyman ;)
     
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    Ohh LOL...now it works...fixed that...
    was doing cleanup of some threads the other night and got copy and paste happy I guess.
    Thanks!

    Cheers!
     
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    So i was running one of Ivan's earlier roms and just switched to his latest rom. I've had no adb problems before. I get to trying to push the .apk and it tells me adb: not found. Any ideas? Like i said, no problems before. Have updated drivers. adb shell gives me # . But I can't push.
     
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    So...
    What would happen if I did this after running the "remove lockscreen arc"? Would I have a TRULY transparent lockscreen? Or did I misunderstand what this one does, and it gets rid of the arc too?
     
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    'adb not found' isn't a ROM issue. its something on your computer. be sure youre in the sdk\tools directory in command prompt/terminal before you try to use adb

    The apk itself removes only the background and leaves the graphics for the Arc alone. These graphics are located in com.htc.resources.apk, which is what TheProfessional's release changes. So if you installed his, then installed this, you would have a completely clear lock. Though my release leaves the clock (I'm working on getting a clockless version) so that would be hard to read without an Arc or anything. You'd want to follow my instructions to create your own lockscreen_topedge.png, so you'd have something behind the clock, or wait until the clockless release (hopefully in a day or two) ;)
     
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    Can't wait!!!
     
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    Clock-less version now available. See the OP for details!
     
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    Sweet! Thank you!
     
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    no problem. hopefully its working well for all. havent heard much feedback :p so ill assume all is well
     
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    For those using

    DE-ODEX'D ROMS like EvilEris and the De-Odex'd Ivan's Eris_Official 1.1 / De-Odex'd Ivan's Eris_Official 1.0

    you will need to have a classes.dex in the .APK file.

    I took and modified the file of the wonderful creator of this clear background lockscreen, and put a classes.dex.

    Thank you gohamstergo for releasing this, you're the man!

    NOTE:

    ONLY USE THIS IF YOU HAVE A DE-ODEX'D ROM!

    For those who the lockscreen at the original post DOESN'T work (attn: evil eris users) Try this one:
    (I uploaded it in depositfiles as well as this post

    Deposit Files

    Obviously, rename this file to HtcLockScreen.apk as you push it.

    Same instructions as at the top, just use THIS file instead of the original one. Posted on depositfiles, and uploaded here.
     

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