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[HOW TO] custom theming for squidly or liberty?

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Roms' started by thefigaman2, Jan 15, 2011.

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    Hey guys I am sorta new to theming but do any of you themers hav any tips for me on how to get started, wht downloads I need, and some walkthroughs? It would be greatly appreciated :) jus send me back any feedback or even pm me cuz I want to learn the ropes
    THANKS!
    EDIT: Im using a droid 2
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    What u need to know? im not a themer....im just a person who figured out how to :)


    All you need is

    7zip- 7-Zip | The Best Zip Compression Utility

    Update.zip- for the phone ur working on. so if ur theming a D1 find a D1 update.... D2... DX..... I usually use someones theme and break it down and then add all the stuff i want and remove what i dont
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    Im sure theres an easier way... but thats how i figured out how to do it.


    I can give you step by step if you want:icon_ banana:
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    Where do i find the update at? and jus to make it clear.. i use this on my phone right? lol
    btw thanks for the help!!
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    You can use ur phone... BUT! I find it easier to use my laptop

    that way i can see what im doing~


    So what phone are you themin?
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    So do this.... Download and install on ur computer 7zip
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    i installed the link you sent me on my mac and im using a droid 2, i should prolly edit my post and add that lol
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    Im putting my framework-res.apk into a zip for you..... UNZIP it, and open the file using 7zip.... so right click and you will need to choose OpenWith...

    Attached Files:

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    Im going to give you a quick rundown.... I feel if you know how to do this, then the rest will come easier in my opnion


    Im not sure where to find Update.zip..... what i do is i download someone elses theme, and add my own stuff.
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    yeahhh... i dont think this works with macs.. :( it wouldnt let me use that option orr even open 7zip. i think ima hop on my home computer
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    I hope it works on a Mac... Im a Pc :icon_ rofl:
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    Once you open the apk with 7-zip..... doubble click res and scroll down to , drawable-hdpi and copy that to ur desktop. just click and drag.....


    open that file up change what u want to change and drag it back to the 7zip window..... save and close.


    then its all about pushing it back to ur phone using terminal.....

    put the framework-res.apk on the root of ur sdcard then in terminal type the following.


    su
    sys -rw
    cp /sdcard/framework-res.apk /system/framework
    sys -ro
    reboot


    and ur done... sometimes it will reboot before you type sys -ro but that is ok


    NOW BEFORE U DO ANY OF THIS>>>>>>BACKUP!!!!! if it bootloops ever that means u did something wrong~ try again
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    ok.. lets take a step back.. i hav the zip on my pc and the file downloaded but i dont know which exact file to unzip it becuz i have a whole folder now named 7zip
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    so right click the zip.... and choose open with.... and choose 7zip
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    Somehow open that zip i sent you.... and open the framework-res.apk(thats inside the zip) with 7 zip
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    there are about 4 different 7zip files to choose from and none of them could open... i guess im either really dumb or im missing out on something here
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    ok nvm!!!! i got it!!!!!! idk why but when i jus opened it instead of saving it, it worked! lol
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    No your not dumb... what it prob. is the fact that ur using a mac~
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    ok so what are you in now.... whats on the screen ?
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    lmao i am in drawable-hdpi like you told me.. but now tht i understand this.. is it jus delete stuff by memory from the theme? or is there a certain way i could closer find out what each does? also is this the only folder to change up? andddddd.. sorry for the bombardment.. lol but is this a way to mix, say, two or three different themes?