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Changing Stock Icons?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by budmonster, Mar 27, 2010.

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    Why can't I switch the stock phone and camera icons in the menu to my own icons? I was able to change the gmail and the settings stock icons to the new ones I created...

    But, I keep getting errors on other icons.
    All I'm doing is pulling the apps in ADB to my desktop then replacing the icons in the apks with mine then pushing them back to my phone using these commands. I'm also trying to this auto-sign script where you just place the apk in the folder and it signs it for you.

    I keep getting these errors in ADB:

    c:\AndroidSDK>adb remount
    remount succeeded

    c:\AndroidSDK>adb push Camera.apk /system/app
    1186 KB/s (546944 bytes in 0.450s)

    c:\AndroidSDK>adb install -r Camera.apk
    1154 KB/s (546944 bytes in 0.462s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Camera.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE]

    ______________________________________________________

    c:\AndroidSDK>adb push Phone.apk /system/app
    1078 KB/s (701506 bytes in 0.635s)

    c:\AndroidSDK>adb install -r Phone.apk
    800 KB/s (701506 bytes in 0.856s)
    pkg: /data/local/tmp/Phone.apk
    Failure [INSTALL_PARSE_FAILED_UNEXPECTED_EXCEPTION]


    I don't why this keeps happening...any help would be much appreciated.

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    Are the png files you're using the same resolution as those you are replacing?

    Also I've always accomplishded this by simply pushing to /system/app/ then adb reboot

    Or

    Placing the modified apk on my sd card and using root explorer to move the apk to /system/app/ then chmod 644 from terminal

    If your interested in either method I could lay it out for you step by step
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    No, I made all icons 72x72. I made the Browser and the Settings icon 72x72 and they worked. My Camera.apk is in my /system/app folder but it wont install, so now I have no camera LOL, I'm pissed...If you could write me up some good step by step directions I'd appreciate it. Do you have to auto-sign the .apk or anything? Because right now all I do is this:
    1) I pull the apk using adb command and then i delete the apk from my phone.
    2) I winrar the apk, then drag my icon into the proper folder in the apk and save it.
    3) Auto-Sign the apk
    4) Then I use adb and try to push it and install it.

    I dont know what I'm messing up
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    im not sure if you have to resign stock apps,only the market apps. i could be wrong though.just an idea.
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    I got to figure out how to get my Camera.apk back and working. Maybe Droidfish can help replace stock/market apps properly LOL.
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    I'm not the most knowledgeable person on this topic but I think if you change resolution of the png you need to resign the apk. Hopefully someone who knows more will jump in.so far I've always kept the original resolution. Here is my method

    re zip the apk, then in adb:

    Adb push Camera.apk /system/app
    Adb reboot

    my root explorer method:

    Copy apk to scard
    From root explorer move the apk to /system/app/ (make sure to mount r/w access from within root explorer)

    Then from terminal emulator:
    su
    chmod 644 /system/app/Camera.apk
    sync
    reboot

    good luck, hope this helps
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    These methods should definitely work with the original apk if you want to re install the camera and regroup.
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    seems like your -r install is not needed

    push back to system apps , sync , reboot , if that does work try and chmod 644 on the apk after you push it back to /system/app/

    -=Jason=-
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    Droidfish Root Explorer method worked for the Stock Email icon. For some reason the Phone is giving me the most problems. I get FC's as soon as I replace the apk.
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    I replaced the stock phone icon with a new one and checked the apk, the new icon replaced the stock one. I entered the commands and rebooted, the stock phone icon still appears.
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    anyone? this is really f'n with me. LOL
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