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Change Icons on Droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by tofasttafuri, Sep 17, 2010.

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    I have been trying all day to change the app icons that appear in the drawer. For example, I have tried adb pulling the phone.apk out and changing the ic_launcher_phone.png but when I push the apk back into the phone, the phone app force closes. Any suggestions?
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    I understand you are using adb to pull the.apk but after you have it on your desktop how are you replacing the icons and how are you getting the .apk back into the system ?

    The more insight we have the better
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    I use stuffit to rezip the folder and than I rename the zip to apk. I then push it to the /system/app folder using adb
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    I have never heard of this "stuffit"

    If you use 7zip you can open the archive without having to rename it
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    Would that help solve my problems?
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    7zip is free, download it click on your .apk choose 7zip, open archive navigate to res/drawable-hdpi, insert your .png and push the .apk back into the system and see

    I don't know exactly what you are doing, many things could go wrong...I just have never heard of anyone using stuffit, so an alternate choice of tools would be my first suggestion for a solution
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    Any similar 7zip tool for macs?
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    Not sure, P.C. User Here

    You can rename the .apk to .zip make your changes, get the .zip to the SD card of your Droid and within Root Explorer rename it to .apk

    But again I have no Mac experience this is what has worked for me on my Windows Computer
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    Thank you for your help. I downloaded a mac program that doesn't extract the zips it just views them. I change the .png and i push it to my droid and it works perfectly.
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    Glad you got it figured out, for future reference what program did you use ?
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    If you're putting the apk back into /data/app it has to be signed. Either resign it or stick it into system, the problem with using system is you can't do many before you run out of space.
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    I used BetterZip, its a shareware for mac with a trial.

    How do i resign apks?
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    Well if you never break the signature in the first place you don't have to worry about resigning, with 7zip you don't break the signature, possibly your tool also
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    I think I do break the signature. How do I go about resigning the apks?
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    You need a signing tool, I am not proficient in it, so I can't really help
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