How do you make custom icons?

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  1. quiksilver225

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    i just installed DarkEdge with blue trim on my phone. It looks great for the most part, but there are a few apps that arent themed. i would like to know how to make my own custom icons that are themed to match. I know almost nothing about this and i have none of the software required, so if your willing to help please be as specific as possible and lay out every little step along the way. Im extremely new to all this stuff and i dont speak "geek" just yet. dont say things like ADB, app2s, es81, usb, jk, lol, lmao, etc. Thanks!
     
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    There's an app called Bettercut which should do what you want. Not all Homes play nice with them, though.
     
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    and there's a huge amount of free icon packs on the market you can use.
     
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    that a good guide on installing icons, but how do i make them. i want to mke them just like my current darkedge themed app icons, but the only icons currently themed are the main phone apps such as Phone, Market, Messaging, Maps, calculator, etc, etc, etc.
     
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    there are plenty of guys out there who offer their own custom made DE icons that would work great for me. how do i install them over top of the current icons on my phone?
     
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    You need to pull the adb pull the apk off your phone, open it as an archive using 7zip, go into the drawable-hdpi folder, replace the icon with the one you want. Go into the Hacking Help section to find a tutorial on how to do adb commands, and how to set it up.
     
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    none of the jibber jabber makes any sense to me. what do i need to download for starters? and how do i use everything? slow down and speak english please
     
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    take your own advice on the slowing down. you're gonna have to do some reading in the hacking help section. i think you'll have to pull the framework apk file and you'll need to be able to use adb to do that. so follow his advice and get that setup and working first. then you'll be able to proceed to editing the icons.

    there's no easy 3 or 4 step method to it and no sense in anyone re-typing what is already available.

    edit - you might be able to do the moving of the apk files with root explorer.
     
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    where do i get adb? what is adb? what is the framework apk file?
     
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    if you just want to change a programs icons get the file.png you want as the icon, resize it to around 120x120, get ninja morph via the market, find in system/app or data/app for whatever app you want to change
     
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    sounds promising
     
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