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Root Semi-Transparent Lock Screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheProfessional, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    First, thank you to everyone who made root possible.

    I never really liked the look of the original HTC Sense UI Lock Screen. The arc across the screen never appealed to me. So recently i switched the Nexus style one. But i kind of missed the Sense UI Lock Screen because of the additional information and capabilities it provided. So i decided to see what it would look like without the arc and just transparent. Doesn't look too bad...

    Default wallpaper and "new" lock screen

    Default wallpaper and "new" lock screen displaying missed call information

    Black wallpaper and "new" lock screen

    Incoming call and "new" lock screen (I also changed the green android image)


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  2. sc00bz

    sc00bz Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me. Digging the all black.
  3. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    I like how you got rid of the Android as well when you dont have a pic for the caller.
  4. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    i like the all black too. That's what i'm currently using.

    It was one of the first things i did with root. The green Android was just very distracting to me. I like things clean and simple with not a lot of clutter.
  5. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    I have very lil knowledge of the linux system and only learned what I have from here but is it simple to change? Or does it require changing of apks, resigning them, etc.
  6. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Its not hard at all. It just involves replacing a few image files. No need to resign them either.

    If you're interested i'll try and post an update.zip or at the very least a short tutorial.
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  7. gohamstergo

    gohamstergo Newbie


    would you consider making the direct INVERSE of this? aka: make the background transparent (showing icons through it), with just the arc showing? Of course, with calls, etc. the background would show the info needed. thanks for the work on the current version, hope this other idea is worth your time :)
  8. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    Tutorial would be nice. Only thing that sucks is when I learn how to do it I need to get some graphics made next, which I have no skill what so ever, lol

    And an update be coo too, hehehe. Thanks a lot man.
  9. rvpartsguy

    rvpartsguy Android Enthusiast

    so are you making this available to anyone else ?
  10. dbzeris

    dbzeris Newbie

    I'd love a tutorial for the lock screen and how to change the green android image.
  11. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Don't know if i can do that...
  12. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    If people want it all they have to do is ask...

    FYI: I tried attaching it, but i believe its too big. If people want it please pm with your email address. Even better, if someone has an account where they can upload it somewhere...please let me know.
  13. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    For those wanting to change the green android.

    Its actually fairly simple. Here's the original thread where I posted...


    For those too lazy to click.

    The easiest way to do it not to worry about repacking it or resigning it. All you have to do is open the .apk with 7-Zip or WinRAR.

    Here's a quick tutorial

    1. Locate the phone.apk file
    2. Open (do not extract) with 7-Zip or WinRAR
    3. Replace "phone_default_icon.png" with your new .png (Make sure your .png has transparency enabled)
    4. Replace phone.apk with your new one.
  14. sc00bz

    sc00bz Well-Known Member

    PM grdlock. He just got his site going and would probably host it.
  15. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Here's the link to the Arc-Less Lock Screen. Enjoy guys.

    Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    MD5: EA19A36A22E4673B34ED223DDFBC7BDD


    Just so people know, this is for people who have Root with the recovery.img only.

    1. Save the .zip to the sdcard
    2. Reboot into recovery mode
    3. Flash the .zip from the sdcard

    Also this should go without saying, but use at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage done to your phone.
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  16. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    THIS BRICKED MY PHONE...Why did you do that to me? jk :)

    Thanks for this. Im using it on Sense-able and love it.
  17. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Geez, you scared me there for a second! :p

    Glad you like it.
  18. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    I may not be a dev, but I got a good sense of humor. And for as much as you guys do, I figure the least I can do is make ya guys laugh or send you hookers. And im fresh out of hookers tonight. So laughter it is.
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  19. Philosophre

    Philosophre Well-Known Member

    So I assume this works for all the ROMS.
  20. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Yes it should work on any rom that hasn't removed the original htc lock screen.
  21. Heliotropic

    Heliotropic Member

    I really like the Arc-Less Lock Screen but it puts the original arc for the application/phone/add(+) back on the home screen if using the Sense-able Rom.
  22. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    I am using the Sense-able theme and it removes it for me.
  23. TheProfessional

    Thread Starter

    Not exactly sure if i know what you're talking about. What do you mean by application/phone/add(+)?

    Do you have a screenshot so i can see what you're talking about?


    Nevermind. I installed Sense-able Rom to see what you're saying.

    Here's the fix for that:

  24. Heliotropic

    Heliotropic Member

    Sense-able Rom only.

    Sense-able with Arc-Less
  25. droidkevlar

    droidkevlar Android Expert

    SOB, I just noticed that too. Thanks for pointing that out. Its so early I never would have noticed.

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