how do u change the default contact icon

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  1. 93fuelslut

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    U know how u can assign ur facebook pics as contacts..and when a random number calls u, it of coarse has the default contact icon..well how do u change that default icon to a pic u have?...
    I used root browser from rom toolbox and went to system, app, contact.apk and then dialer contact dark holo...
    Well it only gives me the option to extract or extract to, but I don't know how to change the pic

    Or unless this has to be donewith a computer
     
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    I'm assuming you want to change the default icon on ALL numbers that don't have a contact picture (whether it's Facebook or an assigned one you picked)?

    Because if you're just looking to assign a picture on your phone to a specific contact, that's easy and risk-free. You would just edit the contact and change the picture.

    If you want to change the default one itself, it gets much sketchier. I did it using Ninja Morph once, but ended up causing all kinds of errors because I was editing system files.
     
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    That is exactly what I'm trying to do...for all the random numbers....how do u do this?
     
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    You should just be able to change out a PNG in 7zip. Assuming its not a .9png. Those are tough.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
     
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    All this thru a computer?
     
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    You could try from root explorer. Not sure if it would work thought. They aren't .9 pngs so they should be relatively easy to replace.

    Looks like you need to replace (if it's the same as mine):

    picture_unknown.png from phone.apk


    *edited to new png
     
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    Root explorer doesn't work for this..I tried all night...:(
    I have no idea how to do this thru a computer...

    Did u get my email? Of the contact apk
     
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    I'm having problems decompiling ANYTHING now...I don't know what I've done. I'll probably have to re-install my decompiler....:( But you need don't need to decompile this. Simply using 7 zip (if on windows) you navigate to res/drawable-xhdpi from within the phone.apk and then change the png listed above to one you actually want to use.
     
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    I half way understand what ur talking abt seeing how I'm not computer savy....I'll just youtube video's this weekend to understand
     
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    When I did it, I did it through the phone. Well, technically, I used a computer to get the image I wanted and then copied it to my SD card. From there, I used Ninja Morph to change the icon. I don't know the exact setting/location of the PNG file, though.
     
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    Thanks...Ijust downloaded the ninja morph app and busy box from the market..I'll try it in a hour or so on my break..if not I'll have to wait til sat...iv got an awesome pic to..its the "anonymous guy" mugshot....pretty badass
     
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    the joker from the dark night would be cool to
     
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