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Help with metamorph

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Xtra Big Kahuna, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Xtra Big Kahuna
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    I've been looking for a good how to use metamorph tutorial but so far all i have found are just a bunch of older tutorials. If anybody knows a good tutorial that would be great if you could post a link.

    Also if anybody knows of a droid x froyo lockscreen that has been ported to the droid 1 could you please post a link for it.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Can somebody please help with my problems
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    You want to learn how to create MetaMorphs, or just to use it?... and secondly, you have the needed files to port it yourself if need be?
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    I need to learn how to actually create metamorphs. I've managed to figure out some things like notifications but I don't know how to make things like notification bars and lockscreen sliders


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    Metamorph basically unpacks APKs, overwrite some files (whether PNGs, XMLs, etc) specified by the accompanting XMLs, then repacks the APK.... and reboots...

    So you need to be able to write the XMLs to control what you want Metamorph to do, and then you need to make sure you have the necessary files in the correct file structure for whichever APK you plan to mod. It also does not have to be working with any APKs, it could be any other file as well, just gotta have the correct XML so that MM knows what it is supposed to do.
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    Odd........... just wondering what gives?
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    Okay. I think i know what to do. I can at least get started and learn on the go
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    but how do you know which files need changed? for example framework-res affects a lot of different things, but I only want to change lock screens, how do I know which files to change? where can I read about that type of info. thanks.

    also drawable-hdpi and drawable-land-hdpi ... looks like for lockscreens there are files both those folders?

    (oh & I'm only on droid 1)

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    I'm having trouble with metamorph as well. I am trying to change my battery icon in tUD 2.3. I put the zip in the correct folder on the sdcard, and I extracted the file through mm. I went to install it and it just says "installing framework-res.apk theme." I've let it sit there for an hour and it wouldn't go past that.

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    Did you download the morph from a website or did you make it yourself?
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    I metamorphed a battery on my statusbar and when I rebooted I had this cool looking red and white smoke wallpaper with a droid on it. Does anyone know where to get that wallpaper??

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    If it happened after the MM and it's not in your wallpaper gallery then look inside of the MM .zip file, chances are it's in there
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    When you use metamorph it will usaully reset your wallpaper to the default from the rom. I get the same thing running UltimateDroid 2.3 but i havent figured out where to find it yet. If you do some exploring using root explorer you should be able to find it
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    I downloaded it from a site. It was recommended by someone else one this forum.

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    Thats strange. Have you had success with metamorph before
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    I've never used it before. But it is pretty self explanatory I think... right?

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    Well there are a couple things you need to do before you get going. Have you gone onto the market and installed busybox yet?
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    Yes. I downloaded busybox, opened busy box to give it su permissions, and then opened mm and gave it su permissions.

    *Edit*
    I made sure to install busybox after opening it as well. It says I currently have ver. 1.17 or something like that

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    Alright. So you should be able to just click Unzip/Extract new theme and pick the theme from the AndroidThemes folder on your SD Card and Hit apply all
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    Exactly, I should be able to do just that. But that's when it hangs and just says applying framework-res.apk theme 1 of 1. I even went in and changed the delay to a shorter time to see if that solved the problem. It did not. Uninstalled mm to see if that helped. It didn't.

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