Changing the Phone and Contact's icon

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    So, this has been driving me insane. I've themed all of my icons, but I am unable to get just these 2. Whenever I try and theme either, I click the icon that Better Cut creates, and it tells me that the application is not installed?

    Help please.
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    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Use Anycut from the market.
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    I paid for this app though, I really enjoy it, and I know this is possible.
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    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Other people have reported this issue. You're probably better off just using Anycut for the phone/contacts icon, and just using BetterCut for everything else.
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    Alright, how do I use it? I just tried it out and I see how to create icons, but not how to actually change the icon that it uses.
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    Not sure I only use better cut. Try to see if there is an Anycut option in the Add shortcut menu.
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    I really don't think it's possible to actually change the icon. I can't find it anywhere.
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    it's possible.. I would suggest using metamorph to do it:

    its in contacts.apk:

    res/drawable-hdpi/ic_launcher_contacts.png
    res/drawable-hdpi/ic_launcher_phone.png

    so what you do is just make a zip file, containing an XML file called CPIcons.xml

    Here is what the XML should look like:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    
    <themename>Phone and Contacts Icons</themename>
    <themeversion>1.0</themeversion>
    <screenshot></screenshot>
    <author>your name</author>
    <authorweblink>none</authorweblink>
    <phone>Motorola Droid</phone>
    <rom>Any ROM</rom>
    <themedescription>Changes Phone and Contact Icons</themedescription>
    
    <item>Contacts.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <description></description>
    
    then create a mini directory structure. what you are doing here is telling metamorph where to dive into the apk to replace files.

    so in the zip, make a folder called Contacts and in it make subfolders do the tree looks like this:
    Code:
    contacts\res\drawable-hdpi
    
    inside the last folder (drawable-hdpi) place your ic_launcher_phone.png and ic_launcher_contacts.png

    then close the zip file and all it CPIcons.zip and its done. then just move the zip file into the /sdcard/AndroidThemes directory on your phone and apply it like any other MM.
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    If using better cut just put the blue phone icon where you want it then go to better cut and edit shortcut go to change icon then create. I had problem with this yesterday and posted it up when i got it. Works for phone dialer and contacts.