Black ongoing notification text to White? (music.apk & pandora.apk)

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    I am just finishing up my Black and Blue based theme and would like to release it tonight, however I have one issue I want to fix. Everyone knows that while a song is playing in the Music app the notification color is black, while I need it to be white so it can be seen better.

    I hear that TheBowers put out a modified Music.apk that has White notifications but I cannot find it. Anyone link me up?

    Also, I have found mostly that this issue occurs with the Music.apk and Pandora.apk - but does anyone know other situations where the text is black? I woudl like to have my theme released as clean and flawless as possible so any help would be great! Thanks!
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    Any takers?
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    Ah, no one still... I just wanted to figure this little bit out so I can move on...
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    I would also like to see any possible solution for this...Pandora's ongoing text being black drives me batty! :)
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    Use xUltimate (created by xeudoxus) to do this.....it's pretty straightforward.

    I previously got this from AllDroid.org but since that site is gone now, you should be able to find a link in his section under Custom ROMS.
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    I will see if the apk's in xUltimate can work for this... Thanks for the help.
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    Tried looking for xUltimate, found somehting but it wasnt too useful. I dono. Ill keep expirimenting, but I dont want to put out my theme till this is fixed
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    There is a guide for theming that explains this but I don't have the link right now (Ultimate theming guide on XDA). Bascially the xml is statusbar in /res/layout. You will see this issue with music, pandora, mixzing and made some others.
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    Yea I grabbed a hex editor and saw this status bar XML, but after opening a few I realized, even with my web coding experience, I have not a damn clue what I am doing... furthermore if there is absolutely no ROMs out on Droid Forums that have this hack (have seen none) I would think I can't do it myself... Might just have to toss out my theme without this...:icon_evil:
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    I shouldn't do this but send me the .apk file and I will do the changes for you.
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    I pulled the .xml but it must have different markers. For the text colors. I searched for the 08 1C...... string but found nothing. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
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    Hopefully I'll find out tonight, I tried multiple things...
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    xUltimate is a tool that will help do this for you (not a ROM containing APK's). It is able to apply various patches to your phone......one of the patches is to make the ongoing notifications for Pandora all white.

    It basically is a script that runs to automatically pull out the apk (using and adb command), apply the patch, re-sign the APK, and re-install (using abd) the APK back onto your phone.


    Certain APK's like Pandora will always remain black even if you've edited the framework XML's which is why this tool is useful. It does all the headache of editing/resigning for you.
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    Yes xUltimate is awesome with the easy to use scripts. Just look at it this way though. What happens if an app (MixZing) has the black text but is not in xUltimate. You are going to have to learn how to do this yourself cause the resources aren't always going to be around.
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    I got it!!!! Pulled the statusbar.xml for the Music.apk. Thanks to the Theme guide from the XDA that thebowers (THANK YOU) provided. Opened it up and looked for the two numbers 44 and 45 and changed them to 41 and 42 save, rezip, push it back on and it worked perfectly. Also noticed that the string that alway preceded the color number was 08 00 00 02. So that might be the marker for it in other .apks as well??? And here is the finished product..

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    Yes look for statusbar.xml and then those hex strings. Pandora has three though.
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    Good job, did you do the one for downloading/installing Market apps on the Notification pull down too?

    It is in DownloadProvider.apk.

    Thanks to the thebowers for the link to that guide...some cool stuff in there!
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    Here are all three for Music.apk, Pandora.apk, and DownloadProvider.apk
    All 3 have the text colors changed and work perfectly on bbv1 so they should work on any ese81.....and I would think pandora would work on anything. change back to an .apk and push them into the system/app.

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    Do you have any idea what the numbers correspond to? The 41,42 and the 44, 45. Is there a list of colors they match up with so I could try and get the text to a red in the notification? I would greatly appreciate it...thanks!!!
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