Gmail 2.3.5.. Blacked Out!!

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  1. ecsnead69
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    Ok, here is it.. just pushed last night and already inverted! The major part of this was done by B-boy, I just added the finishing touches and did a few smali edits..

    Instructions for ROOTED users.....

    uninstall updates for gmail
    download the app
    navigate to app
    select and install.....enjoy

    if this doesn't work, then you will need to use RE, rename gmail.apk in /system/app to gmail.apk.old and then REBOOT, if you do not reboot it won't work!!

    Now return to the app, select it, and install... enjoy

    Non-Rooted users, you can give this a try and see if it will work...

    uninstall updates for gmail
    download app
    navigate to app
    select and install
    You will know right away if it works.....

    Always make a backup and enjoy Gmail 2.3.5.... Blacked Out

    http://bit.ly/Gmail235BlackedOut

    Rooted users... if you have issues installing, let me know and I will post some update.zips... but this should work for ALL devices...
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    dude, you and B-boy rock! this update is only minutes old - nice!!
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    U the freakin man!

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    Can't tell what has been read or not...its all solid black. Can we get a dark grey for read emails?

    But it did install perfectly on my TB :)
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    We had it dark gray but didn't like it.... I'm on vacation for a few days so maybe ec can fiddle with it.... last version had it to where unread/read had bold and standard font... but we can pull something together pretty easily.... just a slightly lighter black so you can see a difference....

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    Is the text different? I think that unread messages are bold text and read are normal...

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    Nice work! Thank you.

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    Normally I would request a better contrast between read & not read as well but I'm so excited by the inverted message body that I just don't care. Great work! Normally the message body isn't inverted so congraluations on a job well done as I'm sure it wasn't easy. Personally I would prefer a gray or lighter unread message but hey, the price is right! I actually like it all black with bold unread and am able to tell pretty easily between my read and unread. So, here's one vote for perfect the way it is.
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    The reason the gray was removed was so that it would stay "blacked out". Since the background is for read messages, that gray would always be there.. it was a personal preference, however, I will post a version tomorrow with a different background for read messages...
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    When I go to applications gmail isn't listed. When I select all gmail shows up but there is no option to uninstall updates.. Only clear data, force stop, or move to sd.. Yikes!

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    Thats no problem, it just means that your only app is in /system.. are you rooted?

    I see from your sig you are, sorry..... anyway, just follow the second part of the install instructions for rooted users. It will tell you what to do with the app in /system/app... be sure to reboot after the change and before installing our version
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    I have changed my font, so its all bold on my phone

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    After using it for 24hrs or so now I still like it but one thing I noticed is the text of the message body is difficult to read, especially in the daylight. Maybe a lighter color text would offer more contrast & make it easier to read. Maybe something between the current gray & white?
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    Nope... Did all that. Now it just keeps popping up FC... Can't open it at all. And when it tries to sync it FC's
    Gosh darnit I had such a clean system. Now theres chode....
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    Clear data and cache in Gmail.... and if you're rooted, you can also use root explorer and move the com.Google.GM.Apk from data/app to system/app... rename it Gmail.apk and reboot.... I've tested a few scenarios on this and the new market we inverted and I always get them to work... keep us posted tho....

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    The issue there is that some emails use their own background which is usually white so anything lighter makes those emails very difficult to read.... we'll both play with a few ideas and see what we can come up with to help please as many as we can.... this set up is what we released a couple versions back and the response was great on it so we tried to keep it similar....

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    Thanks got it all sorted... Except in data/app it was called com.google.android-2.apk

    Either way looks great... Thanks again

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    Haha.... alright cool, glad ya got it..... :)

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    I just wanted to drop in and say it works and looks beautiful!

    The only side effect thus far is how it flashes white just briefly before viewing emails, but again the black background looks killer. :)
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    Thanks again

    Yet another great job man :)


    Looks sweet on my DX running the new Darkslide DSX
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