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    Exclamation How do I edit Android Market data/app APK???

    I have done some searching and cannot find an answer. I have been pulling all of my system APK files off and altering the graphics in every one. After pushing them back, the market app (Vending.apk) seems to work, but it then seems to make a duplicate app in the data/app folder called something like com.android.vending.apk

    When I pull that APK, edit it, and resign it, and push it back to data, it seems to work, but then I have some issues where the market constantly crashes. Does anyone know a good solid fix for theming the market vending app so that it doesn't mess up.

    (On a side note, I have also had bad issues with some others from the market. After editing PNG's, erasing META folder, resigning, and installing... some work perfectly, others crash on startup, or even dont work at all.)
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    ....waiting on an answer for this too...it is because the Market has pushed out an update for the native "Market" app. I just wish I could block that update, the original native 2.1 version workd just fine, if not better then the updated version.
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    Yea, annoying because I tried just editing the update in data/app and it got rid of my Market, then I tried resigning it and it worked but not fully.. kept FC...
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    Anyone help with this now? Still wondering.......
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    I seemed to have found a fix for this.

    Download the attached "clean" copy of the Market app (vending.apk) remove the ".zip" after downloading.

    Put your Droid in "Airplane Mode"(keeps the Market from trying to redownload an update), unistall the Market update if it is in Manage Applications.

    Push/Move the downloaded Vending.apk to the system/app folder , be sure to double check permissions after pushing/moving.

    Reboot phone, go out of Airplane mode.

    You can now retheme Vending.apk if you like.

    So far in 2 days this has worked perfectly and no pesky downloaed Market app update undoing the Theme.
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    Crazy... i just might try that. Thanks for keeping me informed bro!
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    Worked for me for the past 2 days so far... screen caps to prove it :-)



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    Oh nice man! I love your theming, looks really slick. I like how the clock is framed off. I am still working on mine, but its a deep blue and black theme. I like everything being consistent... The background is a photo I took and put in place of the water leaf live wallpaper, and I just erased the leafs so its just liquid. Can't wait to get home and try the vending.apk thing!
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    is editing the live water/leaf wallpaper that simple? replacing the water image in the apk with an image of your choice? great, one more thing to tinker with... the live apks!

    thanks to 928's guidance, I'm never going to have a life again as I can constantly customize the look of this wonderful piece of machinery, inside and out...

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    Oh nice man! I love your theming, looks really slick. I like how the clock is framed off. I am still working on mine, but its a deep blue and black theme. I like everything being consistent... The background is a photo I took and put in place of the water leaf live wallpaper, and I just erased the leafs so its just liquid. Can't wait to get home and try the vending.apk thing!
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    Hahaha. Its a little tricky for some reason actually. The leafs you can change to whatever you want, I choose 420 and then went to nothing so its just liquid. However the background is odd. You have to put in the photo you want, rotate it 180 so its upside down, and then flip it horizontal and then squish the top and bottom in a bunch so its "flattened" looking - for some reason THEN it will turn out rightside up and good looking. Takes some time to get right...

    You probably know, in the framework-res you can find the notifications pull-down background and make it full screen, then drop in a photo, or transparent design... makes the notification bar 10x cooler...
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