Change Batter Color/Icon?

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  1. pyro6128

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    Change Battery Color/Icon?

    Is there a way to change the color of the battery, or the battery icon itself?
     
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    No not without being rooted and getting into the framework.res file in your /system folder and changing all kinds of crap around......but there are some ROMs that do this already, I know the Smoked Glass ROM from AdamZ has a blue battery icon instead of green....but I think that's it actually....
     
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    yea i'm rooted running bb 7.4, i guess it was smoked glass that I saw that had the blue one. I also saw someone with a different icon altogether. I was hoping it wouldn't be too much of a process but it seems like it might be, and I wouldn't want to mess anything up
     
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    Its easy to do -- you need to modify your framework-res.apk file. Ive done it a bunch of times -- yes the first time seems very complex but after that the actual process of pushing things to the phone takes like 2 min. It just depends
     
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    how would I go about doing that?
     
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    if you go into your framework-res.zip file, go into /res/drawable-hdpi and change all the files that start with stat_sys_battery. It's definitely easier to use his metamorph glass theme and call it a day though, but those are the fiiles that make up the battery in your status bar...
     
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    eh, I wouldnt really know what I was doing. I don't know where those files are or how I would even go about changing them. I just thought it would be cool to have a blue, red, or even yellow battery with my current setup
     
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    i wouldnt change them, but if you have a set up you like and just want to switch the battery, you could copy those files out of the framework they come with and paste them in yours and re-push your framework to your phone. It's easier than it sounds...
     
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    is there some where i could go that would have steps on what to do, or something to that effect
     
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    bro ur gonna get everyone to tell u its soooo easy yet they WILL NOT provide the steps for you.. I also would like to know how to do this. For us noobs we need a rooting for dummies type instructions. All these jargons being thrown left and right does not help neither....therefore a lot of us just end up giving up.
     
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    The easiest way to do this is through metamorph. Yes you need root but it sounds like you are already rooted.

    Install metamorph through the market.

    I would then go for a starter and download xeoduses metamorph theme AS A STARTER!!!

    Its located here:
    AllDroid - View topic - xHero-Theme (v1.6) **UPDATED 01/12/10**

    Pull the framework.apk from your phone, rename the extension to .zip. Extract the file to a directory on your computer. Go to the drawable-hdpi folder and your icons will be there. Id do the same with xeoduses metamorph theme as well. What I would do is to compare the drawable-hdpi files, and any original icons you want to keep, I would drag and drop them to the metamorph folder. Change or insert any icons you want to change -- but for starters don't edit or leave out any .9.png files (these can be edited however its a little bit trickier). Once you get all your changes within the metamorph framework theme (Remember your changes in the metamorph theme are in the framework-res/res/drawable-hdpi folder), push the theme to your /sdcard/nandroid-themes. Open metamorph on your phone, choose the xeodus theme, and then choose only to apply the framework-res modifications. That should be about it.
     
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    thanks KevDog
     
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