Launcher Pro Hack????

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  1. Tomi2Gun
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    Hello brains behind my rooted droid goodness... I can't do any of your genius but I have been a very happy user... so thank you

    Here's what I got
    Cyan 5.0.7.1 / HexFusion Theme / LauncherPro

    I've applied the following boot animation and Beautiful Widget..
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-animation-smoked-glass-clock.html#post517168

    I would like to change the app drawer button with a superman logo...
    I know where the file is located
    via Root Explorer - system/app/LauncherPro.apk/res/drawable-hdpi

    There are 3 files -
    all_apps_button_focused.png
    all_apps_button_normal.png
    all_apps_button_pressed.png

    So given that ... how to i replace these.. I can't figure out how to do it with Root Explorer.

    Thank you,
    Tom
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    ooh - I am also interested in this!

    Take care,
    Rob
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    extract the launcher.apk, save it to your computer. Rename the file with the extention ".zip"

    Open it up, and search for the files. Replace them, and rename the file again, but this time with ".apk"

    Transfer back to your phone, and copy back over using Root Explorer.

    Simple. :)
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    Also, you might want to check out NinjaMorph on the market. You can do this all right from your phone with this app.
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    Man every time I try to explain in broad strokes, no one ever gets it.

    I use RE and 7zip (I don't rename to .zip but I know others do) and I believe on mine the file is com.fede.launcher.apk

    And you have to set the permissions correctly before syncing and rebooting.

    [​IMG]
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    Download 7zip
    Download 7-Zip from SourceForge.net


    - Open root explorer
    - Click system > app
    - Locate LauncherPro.apk, long press on LauncherPro.apk > click Copy.
    - Press the back key on the phone two times, you should be at sdcard > click paste.
    - Plug your phone into the PC.
    - copy LauncherPro.apk to the desktop of your PC.
    - Right click on LauncherPro.apk
    - Choose 7zip > Open Archive
    - Double click res > drawable-hdpi
    - When you have the drawable-hdpi folder open in 7zip take your png files and drag and drop them into 7zip.
    - You should get an error message, CLICK YES
    - Now just take LauncherPro.apk that you edited on the PC's desktop and move it back to /system/app/ on your droid.
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    Just adding a couple tid bits for those totally new ;)
    Permissions:
    [​IMG]


    Mine:
    [​IMG]
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    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Or if you don't have root explorer, lets say you put the Launcher Pro in /system/app...these commands are for adb shell
    *open command prompt*
    adb shell
    sysrw
    chmod 644 /system/app/com.fede.launcherpro.apk (I think that's the name?)
    sysro
    reboot
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    I'm trying to change my app drawer button as well but I can't find the LauncherPro.apk file on my phone. I'm using Root Explorer and going to system>app but I only see Launcher.apk and Launcher2.apk. Can somebody tell me where the LauncherPro.apk would be?
    Thanks
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    If you downloaded Launcher Pro from the market, its not in /system and its not called launcherpro.apk.

    Its in /data/app
    And it's called com.fede.launcher.apk
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    Also if LP is on your sd card it wont be in system/apps. I had to move it to internal (Usually is).Then it will be in data/apps as com.fede.launcher.apk.At which point you could move it to system/apps.
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    Thanks for the quick reply! I found the file so here's how I'm thinking about changing the app drawer icon. Let me know if i'm leaving anything out...

    -copy the com.fede.launcher.apk file to my computer desktop
    -change it to .zip
    -unzip it and replace the 3 files:
    all_apps_button_focused.png
    all_apps_button_normal.png
    all_apps_button_pressed.png
    -rename it to .apk
    -install the com.fede.launcher.apk back into its original place (replacing the previous file)
    -reboot the phone?

    Also, i've read that the .apk file needs to be "pushed" the the system folder in order for it to be skinned. How do you "push" a file? Is it just a matter of moving it to another folder?

    Thank you again
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    Mbk Android For Life Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Just copy the new apk file back over to the phone into system/app... making sure to fix permissions like Jim777 mentioned a few posts ago...
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    Hot, this is what i needed :) Now i just need to find some icons to replace the stock one with.
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    Ok so I replaced all 3 .png files with the new icons (making sure they were all the same dimensions as the originals). I zipped the folder back up and renamed it with .apk. Dropped the .apk file into /system>app. Long pressed the file, selected permissions and set the check marks just like Jim777's example picture. Re-booted the phone and the app drawer icon did not change.

    Do I need to delete the original com.fede.launcher.apk file from the /data>app folder then try and re-boot?
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    Mbk Android For Life Theme Developer Premium Member

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    You should have moved that file from data/app to system/app... then overwrite it with your new apk, fixing permissions. (just a note, after you move it, use the stock home otherwise your phone may crash if you try to use LauncherPro until you've copied over the new file and fixed permissions)
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
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    Go into your droid settings > applications and uninstall launcherpro

    Then download apkinstaller from the market, and use apkinstall to install the launcherpro that you edited.

    Also you might have signing issues with the launcher apk if you zipped the files up yourself. I can resign the apk for you if it wont install with apkinstaller.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
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    I explained the name earlier...

    ...like I said...

    You don't need to uninstall anything. You're going to duplicate the apk file in your /system/app/ folder but with your changes. Then as I think I stated, you have to sync before reboot.
    In terminal emulator:
    su
    sync
    reboot

    I notice the sync command, in my eye, syncs the apk in the data/app folder with that of the SAME NAME in the /system/app folder.

    Works for me.
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    Thanks for all the info everyone! After lots of stumbling around I got it to work and I'm very happy with the results!! The last picture shows what it looks like when it's being pressed. Hopefully some Hokies fans out there will appreciate it!
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    Anyone know what the ideal size of the button should be?
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