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Custom Tray Themes!1

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by aupeters, Mar 2, 2010.

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    Here's my new baby, share yours!one
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    Love the little story in the last screen cap! Good times! I think she should go! LOL
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    Finger print is cool
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    What is the finger print thing?
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    It's my own creation - replaces the tray icon that pulls out the application tray.
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    nice man, like it
    here are mine
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    How do we do this? and go about creating our own?
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    phone needs to be rooted as you may have guessed, then find Metamorph in the market
    you can then take any theme from the forum and find the images you want to change. metamorph is pretty amazing with what you can do!

    changed the clock color as well with it, top right corner
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    haha wow those are great.
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    I used these as tutorials:

    How to Edit Camera app wallpaper - Android Forums

    HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Tutorial: Changing the background(s) on the in-call screen.

    The phone one isn't working out for me though; I think it's because it states using a larger picture size is OK. From what I can tell, you need to put your edited pic EXACTLY over the original pic you're substituting (you can erase the layer of course, but the size is what's important). Otherwise the fone FC's like crazy.
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    ummmm, can someone just make me a fully transparent one? lol. i dont want to be able to see the tray, i know where i need to put my thumb to pull it up. lol.
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    If you don't mind doing the footwork yourself, combine the 2 above tutorials (you'll see where) and you got yourself a transparent tray icon.

    Orrrrr I'll trade you... as I've never done a theme-ish thing for someone else. Find me a full, WRITTEN tutorial on how to create a metamorph theme and I'll give you what you're looking for. I don't have the patience to sit through the video tutorials and I haven't found an explanation of how to make the file so that metamorph can actually read and apply the themes as they are supposed to be. Here's the hard part though, I'm on a mac (I don't know if that's a problem but it sure hasn't been smooth creation-wise).
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    so i need to pull launcher.apk?

    hopefully this ez7z works good on my mac.
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    Damn I was hoping for a metamorph tutorial. Ya pull Launcher.apk (just substitute it in for Camera.apk as stated in the camera tutorial and so forth.

    However, Ez7z will not work. Download the demo of StuffIt Deluxe - it has an archive manager that is the only thing that works the way 7zip does for PCs. I don't have a link to it but you can find it if you dig around. Let me know if you do ever find an alternative to StuffIt. Mine's days are numbered.
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    nope, its crap, looks like i may just have to use my pc... gayyy
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    What with this here? lmao

    Is this your phone? are you a guy? if so and this is your message then. uhhmmmmmmmm you have some spalinn to do lol
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    The subtlety of textsfromlastnight.com, you're missing it.
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    If you do theme it, I recommend leaving the trashcan icon, so that when you want to delete an icon/widget you can do so easier, as you have something to aim for.

    I had gone invisible myself actually. The only thing where where the one I modified pops up, is when it becomes a trashcan. I still had the handle deleted, just a small white trashcan showed up. I ended up not really liking it and removing it.

    If you are still interested I can upload it.

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    hey Brock, i dont mind making a fully transparent tray , and/or notification panel for you either, its actually very easy. just let me know if you figured it out.

    the only thing with pulling the apk and changing it that way, is i think if the apk is ever updated, the new images are wiped out. now that apk may never be updated from google or motorola, but you never know.

    i see there was another user asking about metamorph as well. i can write up a pretty easy step by step about how to take an existing theme and modify images to what you want. and the nice thing with metamorph, i havent run into a problem yet with changing any of the png images and their size. i think if you do change them in the apk itself, sometimes you can run into issues with png file size causing problems.
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    Yeah that would be really cool