- Copied Contacts.apk file in the /system/app/ folder to sdcardOriginally Posted by Jim #777
- USB mount / copied to PC desktop / renamed as Contacts.zip
- unzipped using 7zip
folders that have png files:you can see which apply to where
- drawable-hdpi-finger - massive png files here - must be this
Bet these are where you fill the space above the keypad for inserting image / logo:
Last edited by Liquid Fusion; 05-23-2010 at 10:45 PM.
1st major mod - Didn't work!!! Failed. Dialer dissapeared!! Bypassed disaster wipeout!!
Using Root Explorer - was able to delete the modded Contacts.apk in /system/apps - and rename Contacks.bak to original file status.
What did I do wrong? I'd to do this right. Did I screw up repackaging the pngs? Thanks for your help and knowledge here.
Tried modding image area at top of phone - Orig Size: Pixels 53 X 98
Renamed original Contacts.apk as Contacts.bak - plus saved orig Contacts.apk to SDCard as orig-Contacts.apk. Added layered image designs fitting 53 X 98 pixel dimensions of source png files. Superimposed layers with Adobe Photoshop LE 5.0. Replaced orig files with modded ones in drawable-hdpi-finger folder. Zipped Contacts file w/7Zip. Transferred Contacts.zip to Desktop. Renamed: Contacts.apk. Tranferred to Droid via USB to SDCard. Moved to /system/apps.
BTW - That's my acoustic guitar!!! 1965 Gibson Acoustic J45
Last edited by Liquid Fusion; 05-24-2010 at 01:12 AM.
Im not sure but you said you extracted with 7zip ?
you just want to output the png's dont extract from what i seen in other things I did this too. I didn't do the dialer but did do some backgrounds on a few apps
green youtube transparent
also made my audio manager transparent background with limegreen controls
music player I also made transparent.
did these all after d/ling transparent power control widget
Themed setcpu and sdcard memory widgets to match my other transparent widgets, just need to figure out how to change the writing to green so its easier to see and i'll be all set
My setcpu is working great still clocks me down when my battery gets low
Wish i could figure out how to change the color of the fonts on those widgets as well as the fonts on my temp monitor in the notification bar. I know its got white/black options but i'd liek it to be green like the rest
Last edited by MAD450r; 05-24-2010 at 12:02 PM.
Should work. There won't be a dialer before you reboot.
EDIT: during to whole process of making my changes I NEVER change the file from apk to zip.
Tried multiple times using 7zip / opened archive from apk file - then with window open, dragged drawable-hdpi-finger to desktop. Noticed it copied the folder. Swapped out the 4 png files and replaced w/modded files. Dragged drawable-hdpi-finger back into still open 7zip open archive. Clicked YES. Closed window. Brought Contacts.apk back to sdcard, then to /system/app using Root Explorer w/permissions. Each time - no dialer on reboot. Each time was able to restore dialer from Contacts.bak. After repeated attempts,bak to apk reinstall of Contacts failed. No contacts listed. Tried replacing contacts.apk from sdcard to /system/app. Dialer was gone.
Reeinstalled rom w/Clockworkmod - wiped data cache 3X / boot / cache / data / system / Advanced Nandroid Restore BB 1.0 Downloaded app updates / made new fresh updated Nandroid backup. Wonder if FreedHome theme is interfering w/ Contacts? Doubt it.
Root Explorer: set to R/W before changing Contacts.apk to Contacts.bak / copying Contacts.apk to sdcard. Changed pernissions to RO before reboot.set your permissions with root explorer
Tried modding Contacts.apk after Nandroid backup - copied Contacts.apk to sdcard / to Desktop - followed inst to open w/7zip keeping window open / dragged drawable-hdpi-finger to desktop / swapped files / dragged drawable-hdpi-finger back to window / yes / closed window / dragged Contacts.apk to dscard / moved to /system/app R/W. Changed to R / Reboot - Phone app missing w/green icon on main screen. Able to rename bak to apk to restore non-modded Contacts / Dialer on screen w/contact list.
Something's still missing to get this running right!!!
Last edited by Liquid Fusion; 05-24-2010 at 07:21 PM.