[MM] Color Signal Strength

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    I know several people have asked about a green signal bar for 928Droid's Black Glass. I made an attempt to modify his as a green version, but I just could not get the gradients to my liking so I decided to create my own.

    First a bit of back story as to why this theme has 5 bars instead of 4 for signal strength. Many of Verizon's regular phones have 5 signal bars and I started to wonder why the Droid has 4. Then over the weekend while I was stopped at a light for a long train at the SW corner of O'Hare I noticed I was showing ZERO bars of signal but I was still on my call. So I decided to look into the Droid a bit further and noticed there is a "no service" icon as well. So it seems that there was indeed a difference between the Droid's 0 bars of service and no signal. So 5 bars did indeed make sense to me.

    The other item to note is my eyesight is terrible, just the standard middle aged not wearing reading glasses crap, but poor enough to not make a great distinction between how many bars there are. So I decided to color code the bars as well. 5 bars = Pure green, 4 bars = Lemon Lime, 3 bars = yellow, 2 bars = orange, 1 bar = red.

    I made this for 928Droid's Black Glass which I use, so the theme is fully transparent this should be quite visible on any notification bar although of course a darker bar would look best. For the sake of posting pictures here, I did fill in the background as black, but in the zip file the background is transparent.

    Feedback is welcome. I am posting in this forum right now instead of the Themes forum as 1) This is where the request for a color signal meter was made, and 2) I'm among friends here.

    This installs via Metamorph.

    Edit: I added a second version with a smaller X for no service. Both inner files are named the same so you can only have one or the other in your MetaMorph AndroidThemes folder at any given time.

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    Came out really nice. But im only getting 4 bars. I guess the signal not that great here at my house. :icon_eek:
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    how do you install this

    how do you install this
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    Download metamorph from the market.

    Run metamorph.
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    No wonder installing it through recovery wasn't working.

    I had been wanting color coded signal strength...thanks!
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    Thanks! Where I work I'm able to verify each and every step of the signal strength. I get all 5 bars outside my building. I manage 3 and 4 bars on the second floor near windows, 1 or 2 bars in the center area of the first floor, and if I go into the basement's old fallout shelter, I only get the red X.

    Thanks again for giving it a look, it's only the second set of icon replacements I have done (the other is a 3G / 1x with colored data in and out), and the only one I have liked enough to share with others.
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    thanks


    Ok first metmorph ive done . Now have gren bars(thanks)
    any chance of gettting the colored x1-3g ones for same theme.
    thanks again almost all white gone from top now :)
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    does this work on bb .4?
    the reason i ask is because mm rarely works with bb .4 for some reason
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    Never tried it on BB. :/ Give it a try and let me know!
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    Well I use Black Glass which is a gradiated black notification bar so the white works fine for me, but I am up to suggestions. What colors would you like to see for the 3G and 1x? (BTW, I am going to try to make a slightly more legible 3G and 1x although even my eyes can read what's there just fine)
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    Attached is the 3G / 1x icon set I made and use. Although the 3G and 1x themselves are white, the data in and out are Green and Red respectively. The data arrows are good sized so I can easily tell at a glance if the phone is doing anything. I made this just for me, but feel free to try it out.

    Let me know what you think. As with the signal bar, the background is transparent.

    Edit: Added wingdo3L2black.zip which has black letters as opposed to white.
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    thanks

    cool colors i love colors :)
    whoops though did the black one forgot it wouldnt show up to well on black bar.

    I have all my text, battery,date and stuff red any chance you could make the 3g/x1 red. if you have time would appreciate that.

    thanks again. looks great.
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    I tried this on the latest CyanogenMod Nightly build 7/21/10 and it worked great, 5 green bars....very nice...Thanks...
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    hey wingdo, I remember you had a file to put Droid Does instead of sapphire banner in the notification. You still have that?
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