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looking for a theming guide

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by doublea500, Feb 21, 2011.

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    ive tried to theme many times, ofc each and every time i have failed (miserably). i wanna make it my goal to make a theme. but i dont know what to do about the xml files. i can decompile em so i can edit them but i dont know what to change in them or what xml file is what on the droid. i was hoping there was some kind of theming guide to help me.

    i already know what colors and how i am going to theme also. <-- like a millionth of the battle


    http://www.android.net/forum/custom-android-themes/58323-tutorial-making-themes.html
    http://redirectingat.com/?id=1629X5...roid-themes/126975-looking-theming-guide.html
    Post#7 http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/96376-how-do-you-use-ninja-morph.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-inversion-conversion/60280-theming-guide-progress-bar.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te.../27622-text-color-change-complete-how-do.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te...ming-guide-changing-system-text-settings.html
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    There are guides and tutorials in this forum. I'd link some, but I'm not by my pc. One is called "The Ultimate Theming Guide". I'll send you some links later.

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    Can't view it without downloading it, but the title looks right. Theres a thread in "up and coming themers" called "periodic table . . ." (can't remember the whole title) In that thread, members are working on what your asking. Xkape has some threads on .xml's in this forum. I'll send you some links later.

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    k great, i cant wait.
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    wow thanks, i got a quick question also and and none of these seem to answer it. i edited many pics in the framework-res.apk in the drawable-hdmi folder but i wasnt sure how to flash it. i tried replacing it into the rom that im using but it didnt work. any suggestions?
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    thanks, exactly what i was looking for. any guides for editing the hdmi? cuz when i tried to use mine, there were some stuff that werent working (settings,menu) im so happy:D
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    What settings, menu? The one that pops up when you press the menu button?

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    ehh hard to explain, when i clicked the menu button the backround kinda faded out. and when i tried to go into settings i got a fc.
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    whatever dont worry about it, i just took out a few pictures i edited and its working fine now. im done for now, ill edit again maybe tm. ill start doin apps:D

    thanks for the help

    so far i edited the glare when you over scroll, the loading circles (made it rainbow lol), the new gingerbread feature with the keyboard that lets you get to a spot easier (sorry not good at explaining:(), and the lock screen buttons. i edited a bunch more but im not using em yet cuz i think one of em may have been the problem.

    whats next?-apps, menu pictures, setting pictures, app logos.
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    it's all trial and error. Good luck with it.

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    All of these links are awesome. Thanks. dancedroiddancedroid
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    ty guys, i got another question. in apps, can only the drawable-hdpi folder be themed?
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    No. more can be themed. Like the .xml's I believe.

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    How about the mdpi folders??

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    Since the same app can run on multiple phones, I believe the mdpi folder is for phones like the htc hero. I think. The only folders like that I've edited were the hdpi's.

    You can check by going to the mdpi folder and looking at the icons. Compare the size of the icons against the ones in the hdpi folder. The ones in the mdpi folder ,I believe, are smaller.



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    k thanks! i added the guides to the 1st post btw so other people can find it w/o having to look through these pages