Metamorph

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  1. tdawg5480

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    Someone pointed out metamorph to me to change our themes on the fly
    if your using it or trying to and are stuck at the unable to open .zip make sure busybox is installed /system heres the fix assuming busybox is installed

    you must be rooted!!!!!!!

    download metamorph from market
    download andexplorer from market
    link cp with busybox- open adb shell type the following
    ln -s /system/bin/busybox /system/bin/cp
    reboot
    now metamorph should work
    Do not apply any theme without a good nandroid backup
    I am not reponsible if you botch your droid !!!!!!!
    Have fun
     
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    Are you sure that symbolic link is correct? Dont you really want the cp command to be as "busybox cp" or just the cp version of busybox (which then you would have to install, and then copy or move this version to /system/bin.
     
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    english plz? lol...jk i just found and posted the fix but the command busybox cp and cp both work and so does metamorph
     
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    If it doesn't work and if you find the busybox file in /system/xbin instead of /system/bin, use:

    ln -s /system/xbin/busybox /system/xbin/cp

    I could not get it to work before, but it worked this time.
     
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    Yeah I successfully made a morph for a pretty nice battery icon for the taskbar, it worked fine in 2.10. I upgraded to 2.1 and then i read that people were having problems changing the taskbar icons in 2.1, so I kinda set it aside for a while. Anyone tried changing taskbar icons in 2.1??? I don't want to be a guinea pig.
     
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    From what I have seen, some apps use system/bin to find busybox, while others you system/xbin...

    So basically, for compatibility reasons, you should probably copy it to both /system/bin and /system/xbin so nomatter what you use, it can find it. It wastes some extra phone space, but is probably worth it since it will make things easier in the future (better compatibility)..
     
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    Hello all,
    I have been using, metamorph for a little bit, is there anywhere I can revert my droid back to its default theme, preMetaMorph. If there isnt anywhere to download this my sister has a stock droid what can I copy from hers to mine to get mine stock again?
    Thanks a lot. These forums are very useful!
    -Brad
     
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    Whats your email? I have the stock theme for you.
     
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    Rooting after 2.1 is installed

    I have installed android 2.1 and I was wonder how you can get root command after the fact. Now when I'm at the terminal su does nothing, I dont get the #.
     
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    using better term emu pro i get permission denied with bin and xbin
    any thoughts?
     
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    make sure you put the su file on the phone after rooting it. also make sure you didn't block it with the superuser permission app
     
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    Everytime I try to load my changes with metamorph my phone reboots, but I'm using a pretty early 2.1 install still.
     
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    Tried to apply fix but got

    link failed Read-only file system

    Anything thoughts?
     
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    Yeah, mount /system as read/write first.

    Code:
     
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    ln -s /system/xbin/busybox /system/xbin/cp
    mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    exit
    
     
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