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    [MM] Color Signal Strength

    I know several people have asked about a green signal bar for 928Droid's Black Glass. I made an attempt to modify his as a green version, but I just could not get the gradients to my liking so I decided to create my own.

    First a bit of back story as to why this theme has 5 bars instead of 4 for signal strength. Many of Verizon's regular phones have 5 signal bars and I started to wonder why the Droid has 4. Then over the weekend while I was stopped at a light for a long train at the SW corner of O'Hare I noticed I was showing ZERO bars of signal but I was still on my call. So I decided to look into the Droid a bit further and noticed there is a "no service" icon as well. So it seems that there was indeed a difference between the Droid's 0 bars of service and no signal. So 5 bars did indeed make sense to me.

    The other item to note is my eyesight is terrible, just the standard middle aged not wearing reading glasses crap, but poor enough to not make a great distinction between how many bars there are. So I decided to color code the bars as well. 5 bars = Pure green, 4 bars = Lemon Lime, 3 bars = yellow, 2 bars = orange, 1 bar = red.

    I made this for 928Droid's Black Glass which I use, so the theme is fully transparent this should be quite visible on any notification bar although of course a darker bar would look best. For the sake of posting pictures here, I did fill in the background as black, but in the zip file the background is transparent.

    Feedback is welcome. I am posting in this forum right now instead of the Themes forum as 1) This is where the request for a color signal meter was made, and 2) I'm among friends here.

    This installs via Metamorph.

    Edit: I added a second version with a smaller X for no service. Both inner files are named the same so you can only have one or the other in your MetaMorph AndroidThemes folder at any given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingdo View Post
    I know several people have asked about a green signal bar for 928Droid's Black Glass. I made an attempt to modify his as a green version, but I just could not get the gradients to my liking so I decided to create my own.

    First a bit of back story as to why this theme has 5 bars instead of 4 for signal strength. Many of Verizon's regular phones have 5 signal bars and I started to wonder why the Droid has 4. Then over the weekend while I was stopped at a light for a long train at the SW corner of O'Hare I noticed I was showing ZERO bars of signal but I was still on my call. So I decided to look into the Droid a bit further and noticed there is a "no service" icon as well. So it seems that there was indeed a difference between the Droid's 0 bars of service and no signal. So 5 bars did indeed make sense to me.




    The other item to note is my eyesight is terrible, just the standard middle aged not wearing reading glasses crap, but poor enough to not make a great distinction between how many bars there are. So I decided to color code the bars as well. 5 bars = Pure green, 4 bars = Lemon Lime, 3 bars = yellow, 2 bars = orange, 1 bar = red.

    I made this for 928Droid's Black Glass which I use, so the theme is fully transparent this should be quite visible on any notification bar although of course a darker bar would look best. For the sake of posting pictures here, I did fill in the background as black, but in the zip file the background is transparent.

    Feedback is welcome. I am posting in this forum right now instead of the Themes forum as 1) This is where the request for a color signal meter was made, and 2) I'm among friends here.



    Came out really nice. But im only getting 4 bars. I guess the signal not that great here at my house.
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    how do you install this

    how do you install this
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle1967 View Post
    how do you install this
    Download metamorph from the market.

    Run metamorph.
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    No wonder installing it through recovery wasn't working.

    I had been wanting color coded signal strength...thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRIKOTRET View Post
    Came out really nice. But im only getting 4 bars. I guess the signal not that great here at my house.
    Thanks! Where I work I'm able to verify each and every step of the signal strength. I get all 5 bars outside my building. I manage 3 and 4 bars on the second floor near windows, 1 or 2 bars in the center area of the first floor, and if I go into the basement's old fallout shelter, I only get the red X.

    Thanks again for giving it a look, it's only the second set of icon replacements I have done (the other is a 3G / 1x with colored data in and out), and the only one I have liked enough to share with others.

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by wingdo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TRIKOTRET View Post
    Came out really nice. But im only getting 4 bars. I guess the signal not that great here at my house.
    Thanks! Where I work I'm able to verify each and every step of the signal strength. I get all 5 bars outside my building. I manage 3 and 4 bars on the second floor near windows, 1 or 2 bars in the center area of the first floor, and if I go into the basement's old fallout shelter, I only get the red X.

    Thanks again for giving it a look, it's only the second set of icon replacements I have done (the other is a 3G / 1x with colored data in and out), and the only one I have liked enough to share with others.

    Ok first metmorph ive done . Now have gren bars(thanks)
    any chance of gettting the colored x1-3g ones for same theme.
    thanks again almost all white gone from top now
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    does this work on bb .4?
    the reason i ask is because mm rarely works with bb .4 for some reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxriderjack View Post
    does this work on bb .4?
    the reason i ask is because mm rarely works with bb .4 for some reason
    Never tried it on BB. :/ Give it a try and let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle1967 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wingdo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TRIKOTRET View Post
    Came out really nice. But im only getting 4 bars. I guess the signal not that great here at my house.
    Thanks! Where I work I'm able to verify each and every step of the signal strength. I get all 5 bars outside my building. I manage 3 and 4 bars on the second floor near windows, 1 or 2 bars in the center area of the first floor, and if I go into the basement's old fallout shelter, I only get the red X.

    Thanks again for giving it a look, it's only the second set of icon replacements I have done (the other is a 3G / 1x with colored data in and out), and the only one I have liked enough to share with others.

    Ok first metmorph ive done . Now have gren bars(thanks)
    any chance of gettting the colored x1-3g ones for same theme.
    thanks again almost all white gone from top now
    Well I use Black Glass which is a gradiated black notification bar so the white works fine for me, but I am up to suggestions. What colors would you like to see for the 3G and 1x? (BTW, I am going to try to make a slightly more legible 3G and 1x although even my eyes can read what's there just fine)

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