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dark gtalk theme

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by CatsTide, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. CatsTide
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    am i the only one who would love for the stock gtalk app to be themed in black?
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    Nope, i'd like that done too. I have no idea how to do it though. Lol
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    I agree, infact I wish all those messaging apps were like Handcent. So many appearence and notification options!

    I did find a stock MMS app (i think it was taken from the Cyanogen ROM) that actually gives you more options like LED color and you can have a black background. I dont use his ROM. Maybe the Talk app is in dark theme too?? If so you could pop that out and into your system? Just a thought...
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    My gtalk main screen is black, with a grey online status bar.. Is this any different from stock? I have no idea what the stock one looks like. The only white in the app is the chat window itself. I could look into the res folder and find the pngs involved for you.
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    The opening screen is black, dark themed... however when you start a chat the chat screen is white... like the original unmodified MMS app
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    Hmm, changing the background of the chat screen to black should be easy enough. Just have to find and modify whichever xml file to change the text color from white to black now. Same for background color.
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    True, I am looking into the apk now...
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    ooooooh...

    i'm interested in that too..

    staying posted
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    good stuff guys...this would be great!:icon_ banana:
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    Here is the Talk app with the background in black, but when you type something it has a white box and black text still. I have to run to work but will finish tonight when I'm home. It also has some other goodies thrown in, high res menu icons and app icon because I was modding the app I use, once I finish it I will theme the stock one for those that want it, or people can keep going with what I started.

    Just remove the .zip and push to system/app/

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    sweetness...looking forward to trying it and getting the final version:icon_ banana:
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    i pushed it,removed the zip...not working
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    It works for me. The icon/shortcut changed and the menu's are colorized. The background is black, but that is not very noticeable since the messages take up 99% of the screen and that is still black text and white background. Or something like that?
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    help me figure out what i did wrong.
    i moved it to sd
    renamed it and took off the .zip
    moved it from sd to system/app using root explorer
    it asked if i wanted to replace i said yes
    .....could not find the app
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    You missed some steps.
    1. move it to sd
    2. using Root Explorer, rename it to Talk.apk
    3. long press it and select Copy
    4. navigate to /system/app and click the Mount R/W up top
    5. long press on the existing Talk.apk and "rename" it to Talk.apk.bak
    6. now click the Paste button
    7. long press on the Talk.apk and "Permission" - set User: Read and Write and set Others and Group to just Read. uncheck all other boxes
    8. now click the Mount R/O
    9. Reboot

    Don't skip any steps!!!
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    nice. the step i wasn't doing was step 7...although i didn't do step 5 either so i had to reinstall my backup.

    yeah the change is barely noticeable but it's a great start. we just need the white text with black boxes behind text. maybe black behind sent and a dark gray behind the received...but black might be best around each.
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    aight....anyone seen anything more on this? i really want my gtalk convos in black background and white text.......
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    I agree, this APK needs to be edited like the new features in the Mms.apk, any further work people? I am only a graphics guy and this is a code issue, otherwise I would help more...
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