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Where can I find the OEM Messaging icon?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by acr89, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. acr89

    acr89 Active Member
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    Now that I've bought BetterCut, I want to replace Handcent's icon with the original Messaging icon. There's an Android 2.0 icon pack in the market, but the resolution sucks. Any clue where I can find the original hi-res messaging icon? either within the phone or on the interwebs.
     

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  2. shizzy1427

    shizzy1427 Well-Known Member
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    If you have not found it yet, here it is :)

    ic_launcher_smsmms.png

    I found it in system>app>mms.apk>res>drawable-hdpi
     
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  3. acr89

    acr89 Active Member
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    Thanks so much for posting the link, now my home screen looks as it should
     
  4. shizzy1427

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    No prob, always glad to help when i can :D
     
  5. droidpcguru

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    Ok more advanced question..might require root(which I have). Would it be possible to change the Handcent widget icon by modifying Handcent's .apk file? Or possibly with metamorph?
     
  6. messenger13

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    ANY app's icon, or widget's icon can be edited. If you put the .apk file on your laptop/PC and change the file extension to .zip, you can open it up and poke around inside. Look for a "res" folder, than a "drawable" folder inside of that. That is where you typically find the icon files, along with all the other art.

    This can be a little tricky though, two things to keep in mind. A) Some apps or widgets are picky about the exact size and resolution of the art. Keep it all the same. B) It is important to repack the zip file exactly the same way it was before ... whether the original used compression or not. Once you're done, rename the .zip file to an .apk and you should be good to go.

    ALWAYS keep a copy of the original .apk in case things don't work out. ;)
     

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