Clear background for dialpad/contacts

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  1. bigmike35

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    I was wondering if there needed to be a xml file edited or another file needed to have a clear dialpad/contacts background. i have the apks that have this so i replaced the png's but that didnt help so im thinking its a file in one of these folders. any thoughts
     
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    Manifest.xml within the .apk has the theme control file for this. Basically it needs to be changed to Theme.Wallpaper instead of Theme.Black or just Theme.
     
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    So if I would to copy that and move it (manifest file) to the new apk would it affect it other ways besides just that theme? Or how would I go by opening that. I have the sdk downloads
     
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    Decompile contacts.apk with apkmanager, in res/values/ open styles.xml with your prefered xml editor, at the top of the page is "DialtactsTheme" this is the theme both contacts and dialpad use for a background, edit the theme to say this:

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    <style name="DialtactsTheme" parent="@android:style/Theme.Wallpaper">
            <item name="android:windowBackground">@drawable/custom_background_dialer</item>
            <item name="android:windowNoTitle">@null</item>
        </style>
    thats copied from my contacts apk, I also used a transparent gradient (480x770) on my custom_background_dialer.png heres screen shot
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    Almost forgot, you will get some black boxes when scrolling contacts if you only do my last post, now you need to go into res/drawable and open call_background.xml and call_background_secondary.xml and need to make it read this:

    The red all that you should need to change, the rest was put there as a reference so you know where at you need to edit the drawable
     
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