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Editing Framework-res (or, how I almost bricked my phone)

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by p0rk burn, Dec 16, 2009.

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    Even though this originates from trying to change the appearance, I feel it fits better under Hacks than Themes. After rooting, installing the custom ROM, busybox, the transparent notification bar/shade, and custom boot animation, I decided to try to change some more things. Drunk on noob-juice, I thought that I could unpack framework-res, change the colors on some of the icons, and repack it and move back to the Droid.

    My first clue should have been my icon was a different size than the original. After installing everything I rebooted only to find my phone stuck at the white M. Long story short, thanks to the SirPsychos custom rom, I was able to adb the original framework back into /system/framework and return the phone to working order.

    Moral of the story: even if you think you know what you are doing you probably don't. If you are a fool and don't let minor details like that bother you make sure to install a ROM so you can fix what you will inevitably botch. I'm happy to say this was nothing more than a learning experience and I'm glad I was able to sort it out without having to plead for help.
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    Which version of the custom rom did you install? I've seen it go to 0.10 very quickly, and I'm waiting on a stable version before I try installing the custom image.
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    .11 is out. Why don't you just use nandroid? Near instantaneous restore to a perfectly working device no matter what you do (nearly). You don't even have to use ADB anymore.
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    I used .10 because I installed that was the most recent stable version two days ago when I installed it.

    Is Nandroid out now?
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    it has been for a few releases. .11 was released this morning and includes menu options for backup and restore. You don't need to run it from ADB anymore. As easy as it gets.
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    where can i find this ive searched for custom recovery .11 and can not find i found a .10.2 version though
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    thanks celluararrest I just googled droid-devs found the site with .11 but before i posted it wasnt must of been my browsers cache or suttin go figurethen time i go to download they are forewarning about downtime of the site grrrrr:icon_evil::icon_ banana:
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