How do I get edited Launcher.apk back onto phone?

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  1. 19DroidRage84
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    I copied my current Laucher.apk. I edited the color that is around the app button when you push it. I zipped it all back up as store only. Then changed it to a .apk file.

    Now how do I use it?

    I tried:

    adb shell
    busybox cp /sdcard/Launcher.apk /system/app/Launcher.apk
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    did that give you any errors or anything?
    Should be something like: (move the original out of the way first in case you mess it up..)
    then..
    adb shell
    busybox cp -f /sdcard/Launcher.apk /system/app/
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    I didnt get any errors. I dont know if it worked or not either because I found out I edited the wrong image.

    What Im trying to do is change the color when you select an app. I want it to be green. Can I do it with metamorph?
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    I dont use metamorph so am not sure. This is what I would do.

    1. edit the .png files you need
    2. Rename to .apk
    3. put that .apk onto your sdcard
    4. type this code into command

    adb shell
    su
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    busybox cp -R /sdcard/filename.apk /system/app
    reboot
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    when I did mine I just made my changes saved as a .apk. then moved it to my \android\tools folder on the pc. tthen at the command prompt change to your tools directory and do
    adb push Launcher.apk /system/app

    make sure the phone is in recovery mode and you have the system mounted under the mount option
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    I used metamorph just because I like to learn how to use new apps. Everything worked great except for Handcent SMS widget!! I guess its part of the widget. Im going to try and edit it!!
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