MM new format with update 1.9.8

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  1. thebowers
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    Looks like all MM themes are going to need to be updated with the new XML format. Just letting you guys know this is you haven't already noticed.

    EDIT: here is a link with video and write up on new format http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=6163180&postcount=49

    EDIT 2: uploaded the old version for people needing it for themes with just the .thm control file. Just change the .zip extension to .apk
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    I thought they were keeping the free version of MM in the .thm format. Are they changing that too?
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    Yes this updates the free version. So going forward all MM's need to be in .xml format.
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    uploading 1.94 version that used the .thm method in OP for people needing it.
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    Bowers,

    Thanks for the link. I was just gonna start the research for the "conversion", and this link pretty much ended my search. I thought that it was going to be a headache requiring a new program to convert. Notepadd++ opened the template file just fine as a "text" file, so it looks like for my simple themes it will be a reasonably painless transition.

    Craig
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    Conversion

    Well I have spent most of the afternoon doing the search for conversion. I have found numerous posts about how easy it it to convert, a couple touting an application that will do the converting for you. BUT no one tells you what/how to do the conversion and I have tried everyway I kow to istall the conversion program and failed.

    So a small tutorial on how to convert - what to change when you open the thm in notepad+ or how to install and use the application from xda would really make my day.

    thanks for any help
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    Here is a sample of the XML Code in one of my themes.. you can use it as a guide. There is a good template thread somewhere will try and find it again.

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <themename>928Droid</themename>
    <themeversion>1.0</themeversion>
    <screenshot></screenshot>
    <author>928Droid</author>
    <authorweblink>http://www.928gt.com</authorweblink>
    <phone>Droid 2.1</phone>
    <rom>2.1 Pure Stock Rooted</rom>
    <themedescription>2.1 Eclair Colors for Headers-Backgrounds-Menus</themedescription>

    <item>Browser.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>CalendarProvider.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>Gmail.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>Mms.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>Talk.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>Vending.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>VoiceSearchWithKeyboard.apk</item>
    <path>/system/app/</path>
    <item>framework-res.apk</item>
    <path>/system/framework/</path>
    <description>Apply Framework-res Theme LAST..will reboot Phone</description>
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    The problem I have with this whole conversion is all the custom color MM's that I have. I know there is others in the same boot.
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    If it helps here is a YouTube video explaining how to do the XML theme files..yeah the audio sux, but you will get the idea..

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    does anyone have a link to a finished metamorph xml theme. I'm try to look for bugs and I can't find one. I don't care if its pink and purple with kisses and rainbows I just need a full xml metamorph theme for ese81 build
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    Come on verian, you know it's for you. :)
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    Check your PMs
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    Wussup y'all, new here... if that's not the link at the top of the thread, can someone please give me the link for the old MM app? I'm needin pretty bad right about now... id really appreciate it
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    Link in OP is the version that used .thm format.
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    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it. How can I install it? Cuz this new MM won't do anything for me, lol...
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    Download the file in OP and just take the .zip off and put .apk on it. Unistall MM on you phone, and then use a .apk installer like Astro to install the older version.
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    I'm so glad I never updated my damn metamorph... imma wait till all this crap settles down and some good xml themes come out... then copy all my png files over to a good xml full theme...

    Looking forward to bypassing all this headache....
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    alright coo. Thanks again. I figured it would be something along those lines but i had to ask.