Getting tired of the Camera app look?

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    I experimented with 2 different things. The Original file size for the wallpaper on the Camera app is 192x192. I edited a photo to be that size (the black and white one) and did the steps below. I then redid another one with a 854x480 pixel size photo and it also worked. So Anything up to 854x480 will work! Finally no more ugly grey looking wallpaper when taking pictures!

    You must be rooted with busybox Click here for instructions to get busybox after being rooted. BusyBox Install
    This is for a non-deodexed Camera.apk. So not safe for Smoked Glass Rom. If using Smoked Glass Rom, use this one ONLY SmokedGlass-Camera.apk
    Also as another thing, I copied and pasted the new bg_camera_pattern.png I wanted through Windows Explorer, not directly through Winzip/winrar.

    Download the Camera.zip below (the correct one for your)
    Open the zip
    Click on res
    Click on drawable-hdpi
    Replace the file bg_camera_pattern.png with the picture of your choosing
    Close the Zip
    Rename Camera.zip to Camera.apk
    Copy Camera.apk to the root of your SDCARD
    Dismount from your computer
    Open up Terminal Emulator
    enter exactly this below

    Code:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp /sdcard/Camera.apk /system/app/Camera.apk
    chmod 755 /system/app/Camera.apk
    sync
    reboot
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    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
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    this is COOL! ok where do I get busybox? I am rooted and have all the steps done but I dont have busybox and dont see it in the market... do I have to have busybox?
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    Those are SWEET mods......thank you summerfish for your work on this :)
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    Okay, thought I would also warn people to read the OP and don't try this if you have a smoked glass ROM!! I figured I would just try it and see if it would work anyway, even though summerfish said not too lol

    But after I did everything I don't even have a stock camera application now :rofl3:
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    I couldn't add 2 attachments on the same post before so here is the one for the Smoked Glass Rom!
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    Yes you need busybox, as far as I can tell. If you wish to try without busy box, you can try at your own risk and let us know. Try the following:

    Code:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cat /sdcard/Camera.apk > /system/app/Camera.apk
    chmod 644 /system/Camera.apk
    mount - remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    reboot
    
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    bumping for later. looks cool.
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    wouldnt accept it. wish I could get busybox to install!

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    Because I'm bored with nothing else to do: lol
    This will also give you nandroid to make backups of your entire phone.

    Download the Zip below
    Unzip the .apk and Tools Folder to the root of your SDcard
    Install the .apk file through Astro or RootExplorer
    Open the program DroidRootHelper (you just installed this)

    Click in this order!
    Mount mtdblock4 System read/write
    Rename recovery-from-boot.p
    Install and chmod busybox(installs to /system/bin)
    Install and chmod flash_image(busybox must be installed first)
    Flash 99.1b recovery (yada yada)
    Unmount System mtdblock4
    sync
    Reboot

    I believe you can install only busybox by omitting the flash_image steps, but don't quote me on that.
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    well i tried both files with a non-deodexed smoked glass rom and camera disappears for each one.
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    You're rooted, have busy box, and used the steps in terminal emulator?
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    yes, but i just installed bugless beast 7.6 and am gonna give this another try..i'll let ya know.
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    I haven't used that, but most likely you'd need to use the deodexed version and follow the busybox code.
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    meh im slow, i accidentally used the non deodexed one...gimme a minute.
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    ok just did it with the deoxed file and camera still disappears...

    gonna try it through adb, if it doesnt work then i'll have to leave it unless you can find something wrong with what you posted.
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    Followed the instructions in the OP, though I renamed the original Camera.apk in /system/app to Camera.apk.bak before copying over the new one, just in case.Works great for me. Thanks for this, summerfish!
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    yea worked for me now too...must have been what i was doin with winrar...i zipped it back together differently and it works now. awesome!
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    Great thanks. I'll add the backup code as an option for people.
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    here's mine. changed more than just the background...

    new native icon

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    changed background + camera/video switch icons

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    then changed the record video button from red to green

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    and the same for the recording icon that comes up when you take video

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    Totally love it. I was gonna try some things like that myself. It's an easy tweak for most people to start with. Once you can do this, you can edit most apk's
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