Changing the notification bar?

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  1. icculusX

    icculusX Premium Member Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Anyone have any issues with editing something badly in the framework or something? I have been slowly changing things here and there in photoshop and all has been great until my last group of edits. Now it all applies fine, and when I restart it looks great... but then all my apps start force-closing. I mean like market, rom manager, calendar, all of them just FC right when I click them... Trying to figure out what PNG I altered bad.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Size maybe? Did you "add" any png files or are you strictly replacing existing and not adding any new file names? I also believe based on what I've seen, that you don't want any spaces in the file names.
     
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    Is it possible to copy the .png file that I want and replace the current one in RootExplorer?
     
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    You can't just copy and paste. You have to extract the files and change them out.
     
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    Ok so what's the easiest way to pull that file to my computer to replace the .png files..or can I do it completely on my phone? I already have android sdk on my computer, root explorer on my phone etc... I also have the .png files already as I'm just swapping some from adamz smoked glass without using the whole rom.

    Sorry for the questions, most tutorials on here leave out that step, or just recommend using metamorph. I want to learn how to do this manually so I understand it all.
     
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    OK -- pull the framework-res.apk file and make three copies on your computer (in case you F**K it up) using adb. Copy #1 - Unzip, and pull out your .png files and edit them however you want. Open Copy #2 within WinRAR-7zip, and then drag and drop your new files into the correct spot within WinRAR. You are basically replacing the old files with the new ones but you are not unzipping/rezipping. Doing it this way you don't break the signature. You need to ensure the replaced image is the exact same name and if you are doing any .png.9 files -- you need to consult another guide how to prepare these with border edits and the patch tool. Once you have edited Copy #2 within WinRAR/7zip you can transfer or push back to the phone with adb.

    What's Copy #3 for? In case you screw everything up and need a backup.

    Good Luck -- Ive done this many times.

    Or you can make a metamorph theme file (which is a little bit more versatile).
     
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    Awesome...I really appreciate the help. One last question..what is the file name that is the clock text..is it in the same file as all the other icons??

    Ill work my way up to making metamorph themes..Not quite there yet! :):)
     
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    Where do I go to eliminate the clock in the notification bar all together?
     
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