Question about Theming a Clock Widget.

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    Just had a quick question about theming widgets. If you download a clock widget from the market (I downloaded Retro Clock) does it download to your phone as an apk? Or something else. I am unable to find the apk for it in the system folder or anywhere else for that matter. Is it possible to theme a widget/apk like this?
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    Im good with using ADB and everything else. I just need to find where it was installed and if it is possible to theme this type of app.
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    You should be able to theme it no prob. Did you check data/app?

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    Give me a sec and I'll see where it is for you..

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    It'll be in data/app but not necessarily be the name of the app. Most likely com. something or other. For instance, Laucher Pro shows up something like com.fede.launcher ...

    Hope that helps

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    Yank is right :)

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    Ok thats weird. When I use Astro on my phone and navigate to data it tells me theres nothing in this directory. But when using adb and navigating to data there are folders in that directory and when going to the app folder I do see retro clock but it shows up as n1.jsource.retroclock.android.-1.apk. So this is where everything that I downloaded from the market is installed? I am a noob so I have never touched anything in this folder before. All the stuff I have themed were apps that were included with the custom rom in the system/app directory. Do I pull these the same way using adb? And if so can I just rename it to retroclock.apk and add it to the system directory of my updatetheme.zip and install or will that not work? Sorry about the questions. This is like a whole new world to me now seeing these apps from the market in this folder.
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    Ya that all sounds right. You can push it to system/app if you'd like but you should be able the theme it and push it back to data/app.

    I will say the other two in here know a loooot more than I do about theming though so see what they have to say.

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    Astro won't show certain files. Go get Root Explorer and you'll see it. You can just leave it named what it is now, plug your phone into your computer, and copy the apk to desktop or wherever.

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    Yank is king though :)



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    Thank you Yank. I just replied with how I found it. But now my question is what steps do I need to take to theme this? Is it the same like pull it using ADB then decompile it with apk manager. Make my edits. then compile it with apk manager and sign it rename it to retroclock.apk and Im good to go. Or am I not aloud to mess around with these apks cause there straight from the market? Or is there a different method used for these to theme? Any help/steps or links/guides you can provide would be appreciated. Thank you.
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    +1 for root explorer

    Everything you said in you last post sounds right. I know nothing about adb, therefore all my themed apks get put into my theme.zip and go into the system/app folder.

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    That's what I do too though I don't know if location of the themed apk matters but I could be wrong (didn't matter when I did Wireless Tether). I don't use adb either.



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    Oh really you dont need adb to pull the file to the computer. You can transfer the apk from your phone to your computer using root explorer?? I heard about root explorer but didnt know you could do that with it. Thats awesome.
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    Use Root Explorer to move it from data/app to your SD card. Then, you can copy the apk to your computer to use Apk Manager to decompile :)

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    There may be another way, but what I. Do with RE is copy the apk file and then paste it on my SD card. Connect to PC and disect it as needed :D
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    Oh okay awesome thanks for all your help guys. I really appreciate it. I figured out how to pull it with adb and was able to make my edits and it worked great. But thanks for the heads up on root explorer I will have to check it out.
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    Root Explorer is a hackers friend :)

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    you should find 3 images in the apk. the background and the 2 hands...

    I just open them in photoshop and edit my images then then copy and zip back up..