After replacing images in apk, they dont change

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  1. crackedvenom

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    im messing around with pure messenger widget to change around some icons to match my theme and liking. i replaced the images in the apk, signed and installed but the files i replaced are still showing up as the old icons, and the icons arent even in the drawable folder anymore. any ideas why? heres a screenshot.

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    the sms one changed but facebook and gmail ones have not. also the names are exactly as they were with the old files.
     
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    sounds like the files might be calling from another location. like i remember for changing phone.apk i also had to change it in contacts.apk. maybe the same thing with this? also, scan the whole apk for that img to see if its somewhere else.
     
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    I did, the other folders are just filled with xml files. That's why I'm kind of confused


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    Then it has to be calling the img from somewhere else. Looking through the xml files would be only way to know. You would have to convert them to text first then be able to read them. Sorry cant be more help.
     
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    What program would you recommend for that? I've never done that. I saw apktool mentioned somewhere

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    Im at work right now and dont have my cheat sheet. I will try to rem when I get home later to check for you. Try googleing convert xml to text. Not sure if that will work or not.
     
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    I feel dumb... I never took the widget off the homescreen, and when I restarted, all was good. Icons are there now. Well at least I figured it out lol. Thanks for your help though.

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    Glad you got it figured out. I did nothing
     
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