Make my own theme?

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by Romulet, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Romulet

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    Ok, I realize that there are buckets of themes released and whatnot, but how difficult is it to make my own theme? I'm mainly speaking in terms of the level of effort, knowledge required, and danger to bricking my D2.
     
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    I'm just learning now thanks to Kookahdoo. Once you get the hang of it...it's not too bad. I'm learning for the droid 1 tho so i couldn't say about the droid 2. I personally think it would be worth learning if you have lots of time and don't plan on having a life for awhile lol. :D
     
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    Is there anywhere with a "how-to" or a thread already dedicated to this somewhere? I'm not even certain what coding/scripting needs to be done or if I can simply browse the phone and replace image files as needed. On iPhone (don't kill me, I'm a convert), it was simply jailbreak, winterboard (theme app), SSH into phone, replace existing image with my image of same measurements and filename.
     
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    Hahahaha. This is the truth. Make sure (if you have a girlfriend) to keep her entertained so she doesn't get so annoyed with you constantly flashing your phone and clicking in photoshop too. I learned that if you don't she will, and I mean WILL, get very annoyed with you.... hahaha
     
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    Currently no girlfriend to get angry, but I do have so many hobbies/passtimes that I only get about 10 minutes/day to breathe. Just used the XDA thread from Corina to change my Settings icon. Took about 15 minutes (get image, alter to taste, size, add to archive, add to phone, terminal portion, reboot) to get that single image over...I REALLY hope it gets faster for multiple moves...or that it's possible to just copy over the entire /system/app folder
     
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    I apologize for saying this, but it won't get easier haha. I mean, you will get faster at changing little things like icons, but things will get more complicated when you run into images in the framework, 9patch PNG files, XML editing for text and such... If you ever hit a brick wall or want something explained simply I can help you. I have been creating my theme for months and sort of 'retired' for the time being. Wait till you get to 9-patch images, oh boy.... :)
     
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    I simply meant that instead of terminal > mount > copy > mount > reboot (single app now done) I hope I can terminal > mount > copy (1) > copy (2) > copy (n) > mount > reboot.
    I didn't even think about editing XMLs to change the text >.<
     
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    I have an FML app and it isn't in my /system/apps folder...Any idea where apps may hide when not in /s/a?
     
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    data/app.....
     
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    /data/app would appear to be empty...then again this is all going through AndroZip
    Er...nevermind. Went in through terminal and grabbed the files I wanted.
     
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    Where do I go to edit the icons in the bar at the top of my screen? I saw similar images in the Settings.apk file, but changing them did nothing to that bar.
     
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    Status bar icons are in the drawable-hdpi folder...
     
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    If you mean within the Settings.apk, I already changed those. No change.
    If it needs to be noted, I applied 928Droid's Black Glass theme, and now just modifying it a little extra.
     
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    No, in the framework-res.apk
     
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