I need some help making a custom notification bar. Please!
Hi there. This is my first post on the forum, I would like to start out by saying thanks to everybody for putting in time and effort to share Droid info. Now, I am having a problem with trying to make a custom notification bar, here is what I have done; A) I pull a copy of the framework-res.apk off the phone, B) Change the name of the statusbar_background.9.png to statusbar_background.png, C) Do my editing in Photoshop CS4, D) Using the Draw9patch I put the left and top borders on (as directed by eclipse when trying to add to drawable-hdpi) and save as framework-res.9.png, E) Using Eclipse, I open a new project as Android 2.01 (what I am running) and add the modified .9.png to the drawable-hdpi folder, F) Right-clicking project, I choose Android Tools and export as unsigned package, G) I then copy and paste the modified .9.png(s) I want, to a copy of my framework-res.apk, H) I push the framework-res.apk to the /system/framework directory, using stright cmd prompt (no busy box). Up 'till this point everything goes smooth, that is untill I hit "reboot". My phone goes into some sort of loop just after the red Droid eye comes up. Any help would be greatly appreciated, this is driving me crazy. Do I have to export as signed package in Eclipse (Don't know how), Does the new .9.png have to be the exact same size as the original (I don't think so) or are the size constraints? I have noticed in some of the custom bars here that the bar is created in a different dimension (already stretched accross). Thanks for taking the time to help me and keep up the great work. Once I figure this out I will be posting some of my work (I hope....LOL)
Ahh, got it all squared away now.
I found out what I was doing wrong, I was defining an "activity" in Eclipse instead of leaving it blank. Sweet! All is good now. This isn't exactly hard to do, I just pulled a real bone-head move. LOL