[MM Theme] Custom Colored Text

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    This is a MM theme for just the notification bar.

    As with changing anything on you phone, please make a backup before trying this out. As I am not responsible for messing your phone up.

    It is a black bar with your choice of color text built in. (If you just want the text look at the bottom)
    This is for 2.01, ESE53 2.1, and looking to update to CyanogenMod 2.1

    EDIT: I am open to requests for different colors. Please visit this site Web Color Chart - Hexadecimal - by VisiBone and post the hex code you would like.

    3/24 - Found a way to get BB .9 to work and will be incorporating into the 2.1 themes.

    3/21 - Cyanogen 5.0.5 color text is now available thanks to this Need Help: Patching services/framework with colour Changer in CM 5.0.5.1 - xda-developers.

    3/4 - Have now got the ERE25 build and Black Droid MM notification bars. 2.1 is up and going with the newest one of 9900CC.
    Going to be changing the attachments to 4 shared to support more development.


    Here is the screen shots.
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    Attached is the MM theme to apply it follow these instructions

    • Download the .zip file
    • Place file on sdcard in /sdcard/androidthemes
    • Open MM (if you don't have it, it is on the Market for free)
    • Hit the button to pick theme and click on the bowerbar.zip
    • Once it is done unpacking select framework-res and hit apply. (it will ask you to restart DO NOT)
    • Then hit color.cpy
    • When done it will ask to restart, go ahead.

    For text only

    • If you just want the text, do this. Extract the .zip file.
    • Go to /framework-res/res and delete the drawable-hdpi and drawable-land-hdpi folders. So you should have just the layout folder in there.
    • Now take the extract folder of bowerbar_whatevercolor and put it in /sdcard/androidthemes.
    • Then in MM select existing theme and click on the correct folder.
    • After that click on the .thm file and run both framework-res and whatevercolor.cpy.
    • Should restart and the only thing that should change is the text.



    INSTRUCTIONS FOR BB USERS (I TESTED THIS ON .9)
    Download the .zip file
    Place file on sdcard in /sdcard/androidthemes
    In terminal or ADB run enablescripts (this has to be done to do what it says enablescripts)
    Open MM and select pick theme.
    Once package is down unpacking, select Scripts.cpy. (It may ask to restart, but is not needed)
    Leave MM alone and then open ADB and type the following commands.

    ADB commands

    Code:
    adb shell
    framesd
    Leave either ADB where it is at and open MM again.
    Select framework-res.apk and apply it. (Do not restart when prompted)
    Select color.cpy and apply it. (Do not restart when prompted)
    Go back to ADB and type the following commands.

    ADB commands

    Code:
    framesys
    Doing this command will cause the phone to do what is called a short reboot.
    It will take longer to boot the first time (this is a good sign that it worked)
    Now you should have you colored text on BB.


    If using MM 1.9.8 I have not updated these to work with the .xml format as of 5/1.

    2.01 Versions so far

    bowerbar_black.zip
    bowerbar_6495ED.zip
    bowerbar_hotpink.zip
    bowerbar_lightblue.zip
    bowerbar_orange.zip
    bowerbar_red.zip
    bowerbar_white.zip



    2.1 Versions so far

    These were built of off ESE53 build so they may not work with all 2.1 roms.
    bowerbar white with Purple text
    bowerbar black with White text Added an option to get rid of the clock
    bowerbar black with Red text
    bowerbar black with Yellow text
    bowerbar black with Orange text
    bowerbar black with Green text
    bowerbar black with Blue text
    bowerbar black with Pink text
    bowerbar black with LightBlue text 6495ED


    BB .99 versions so far

    bowerbar black with Green text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar black with White text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar white with Purple text
    bowerbar black with Blue text
    bowerbar black with Red text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar black with Light Blue text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar black with Orange text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar black with Pink text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included
    bowerbar black with Yellow text Also has Stanrc's custom bar battery included


    CyanogenMod so far

    I made these with 5.0.5, so they may not work with previous versions.
    bowerbarcyan_blue.zip
    bowerbarcyan_green.zip
    bowerbarcyan_orange.zip
    bowerbarcyan_pink.zip
    bowerbarcyan_red.zip
    bowerbarcyan_white.zip Has Adamz Smoked glass black bar with this one.
    bowerbarcyan_yellow.zip


    Cyanogen 5.0.6.2 - These work with lwp's

    These have both MM format of .thm and .xml
    bowerbarcyan_orange.zip
    bowerbarcyan_white.zip Has Adamz Smoked Glass black bar with this one.
    bowerbarcyan_blue.zip



    Froyo

    These are in xml format only.
    white.zip
    grey.zip
    orange.zip
    green.zip
    blue_0099FF.zip
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
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    Looks great! I'd like to request a light blue one, hex code 336 6FF, please.

    Thanks!
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    Updated OP with your request of blue. Hope you like it!
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    Looks good!
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    Seems like it took forever, but now making different colors is simple. Thanks again for all the help.
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    Awesome! Would you mind making 6495ED? It's quite similar to the blue you already did, but it is the color I have everything else and am crazy about matching. :)

    Thanks a bunch!
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    I don't see that color code in the chart. Could you point me to it, which codes are next to it?
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    Love the blue text but I'm reverting back. I lost all the HD icons that I'd installed. :(
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    SICK! Thanx! :hail:
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    If you just want the blue text, do this. Extract the .zip file. Go to /framework-res/res and delete the drawable-hdpi and drawable-land-hdpi folders. So you should have just the layout folder in there. Now take the extract folder of bowerbar_lightblue and put it in /sdcard/androidthemes. Then in MM select existing theme and click on the correct folder. After that click on the .thm file and run both framework-res and lightblue. Should restart and the only thing that should change is the text.
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    Thanks. I actually stumbled upon another way. I just used MM to install the High Res Blue framework and the icons were back and your text is still there! Score!

    Thanks!
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    Kind of makes since since you didn't edit the services.jar file by doing that. Hope it is what you wanted.
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    question, im trying to figer this out so I can do it myself to change it as I see fit =) in the xml, were it says text color, it says 39424 for the orange one. is that the code? or am i looking in the wrong place
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    You are awesome. I've been waiting for something orange. Now if there was a complete orange Smoked Glass. Thanks!
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    After unpacking Metamorph is closing and I am getting this message:

    The theme you selected is invalid because the theme control file could not be read and may be missing.


    Any ideas what could be causing this? Alldroid is down right now to check the Metamorph thread there.
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    It is not in the chart you linked to. You can google it though, I think it is normally called charcoal bluee. I figured all you needed was the hex code.
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    i downloaded the bowerorange and put it in my android themes folder and getting msg that the theme is invalid because the control file could not be read.
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    I've been getting that error on quiet a few themes. i'm running SS 2.1...are themes interchangable from 2.0.1 and 2.1? maybe thats the issue
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    It is stated in the OP that this is just for 2.01 not 2.1. The .thm file states that it is only for 2.0 or 2.01, and that could be why you are getting the error if running 2.1 ROMS. The framework is different between 2.01 and 2.1 and requires different xml files. I will be working on trying to get 2.1 for this later this week.
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    Yay, I can do that color. Just thought you we're trying to give a code that didn't go anything. lol Check back in a bit on the OP for the attachment.
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