Changing the Shade

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    Alright everyone, need your expert advice. Currently running Sapphire 0.6.2 with the Luna theme and love everything about it *except* for the shade, and I want to edit it to make the notifications easier to read - just not sure exactly how to do that. So far (and not sure if this is even the way to start) I copied the framework-res.apk to my computer, and renamed it .zip so I could view all of the files. Now I have no idea what to do from here, tried opening a few of the xml files but can't get them open....

    Any advice would be great, thanks
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    10 characters WTF??????????????
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    I use 7zip to edit the apks because it is usually a pain for me to convert back from zip to apk then when inside i copy the xml folder to my desktop and edit the xml files using HxD hex editor once that is all done i copy the xml file back into the apk and place the framework-res.apk file on the root of my sd card. Then open terminal emulator and use the following commands to push the framework-res.apk back into system/framework

    su
    sysrw
    cd /sdcard
    cp -R framework-res.apk /system/framework
    sysro
    sync
    reboot

    let me know how it goes and let me know if you need more help and as always make sure to do a backup before you change anything good luck
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    Rather than using a hex editor, can I just use a picture editor to change the image, then copy it back into the framework-res.apk then push it back to the phone?
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    Depends on what you want to edit. If it's just the images, then yes. If you want to change the text colors, then you will need to edit the binary XML files.
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    Depends on what you want to edit. If it's just the images, then yes. If you want to change the text colors, then you will need to edit the binary XML files.[/QUOTE]


    Its just the images. I want to switch out the shade and change the stock helix launcher icon, gonna give it a shot now. Last time I tried it was a big mess haha got stuck in a boot loop but was able to fix it. We'll see how attempt #2 goes...