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motorola/google cant properly make xml files?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by tktouch12, Mar 27, 2010.

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    i am trying to edit certain parts of xml files from my droid and i also just want to get a feel for how the xml are set up to see if i can teach myself anything. but, whenever i try to open an xml they aren't put together right. i have tried 4 different programs and they all tell me the file isnt formatted correctly, so i cant look at them. what is going on here and is there a way i can look at them/ edit them?
    is this happening to anyone else?
    any help would be appreciated.
    thanks
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    you need to download a hex editor
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    Wow..... just wow...

    You want to edit android .xml's but apparently you haven't even read anything? When an Android .apk is compiled in the IDE it is converted to binary, which is why they show up as garbage. May wanna do some research before running to forums and saying some of the best software developers out there have no idea what they're doing.
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    Ok thank you for the help about getting a hex editor.
    However, I was asking what I was doing wrong, there was a question mark so I wasn't saying they don't know what they are doing. I was asking if I was foing something wrong. (So lay off)
    But, I think I was using hex editor, and if I remember I thought it was saying it was coming up with errors on the first line.
    Ill try hex again. Is there anything I need to do the files before viewing/ editing them?
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    open the hex editor and then open the .xml in the hex editor, it works fine
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    it worked. thank you
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    np, glad to help
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