Q & A With Bgill55

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  1. shocka2430
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    Just shoot me a pm with the tips lol.

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    I have tried with MMS but in theory this should work out for you!


    Code:
    change parent="@android:Theme"> to parent="@android:Theme.Wallpaper"
     
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    Man, I think it's awesome you started a thread like this to help people out!!

    Wish I had some time to get into it - always wanted to try to theme ...
     
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    I think that may be one of the things I've tried I'm not sure I kind of threw in the towel a couple weeks ago on this one...i will try that tonight though and post back....thank you for starting this thread I'm excited to follow all the information that comes from it
     
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    I've been working on one from scratch for about a month. Although I probably spend only about an hour a day, as that is all I can spare with two little ones and work.
     
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    One thing I've also learned is that theming on a linux box sucks b/c it is darn near impossible to use the xeudoxus tools. Does anyone have a hint to get that part of it working?
     
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    Do it old school. Eclipse and draw 9 patch tool

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    That's what I've been doing, just takes longer.
     
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    Dumb question,as it seems that updatzip is how most themes are applied, but hoow do I convert my theme from an mm theme to an uodate.zip? This might not be a simple answer, buut any help would be appreciated. As I understand it, I can't apply changes to phone.apk without an update.zip.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I have a quick question: Is it posible to change the notification bar black, but leave all other aspects of the pull down unchanged? In other words, black bar with the stock pull down? I hate the the white bar but like the clean look of the stock pull down. Every theme I have seen changes the pull down as well as the bar, so I am wondering how difficult this would be.
     
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    Yeah you can they are to seperate images the one you want to switch out is called:

    status_bar_header_background.9.png or statusbar_background.9.png one of those two I forget with out looking at the images thats off the top of my head!
     
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    Number two my friend.
     
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    Sweet!! Thanks so much!
     
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    OK - I have been playing around and much to my surprise, I have accomplished more than I thought I would! I have thrown together a "Frankentheme" with icons from various themes and threw in my own customization of the notification bar.
    My question is: where are the icons/images for the power control widget and for the settings menu? I have looked in all the drawable folders in the framework res apk and unless I am missing them, I have not come across them.
    Thanks for the help ... again :)

    **EDIT: Never mind! I found them!! :biggrin:
     
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    Setting.apk for those that are still looking for it

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