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Transparent apps!!

Discussion in 'Droid X Roms' started by mikeyinid, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. mikeyinid
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    THANKS TO ECSNEAD AND JATX2WNE FOR THEIR WORK ON MOST OF THESE APPS, AND TO TP76 FOR GETTING THEM ALL TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE

    THIS IS NOT A THEME, IT ONLY REPLACES A FEW APPS IN YOUR SYSTEM/APP LOCATION. THE DIALER, CONTACTS, MESSAGING, GMAIL, GOOGLE QUICK SEARCH, MARKET, PANDORA, AND A FEW OTHER THINGS ARE TRANSPARENT. YOU CAN FLASH THIS OVER ANY VERSION OF GUMMYJAR, AND OVER ANY THEME, ALTHOUGH YOU WILL LOSE THE THEMED ITEMS THIS .ZIP REPLACES. I AM USING IT RIGHT NOW WITH STOCK GUMMYJAR AND THE TRANSPARENT DIALER, CONTACTS, AND MESSAGING ARE JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH.

    **UNINSTALL PANDORA BEFORE FLASHING THIS IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT...


    TO INSTALL: BOOT INTO RECOVERY, DO NOT WIPE ANYTHING!!!MOUNT SYSTEM, FLASH, AND REBOOT.

    Im just gonna post a link to the thread where i found these apps ...

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-inversion-conversion/
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
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    Amazing!....I just did the transparent calculator. It looks awesome on my wallpaper. Thanks for the link to the post.
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    Can you post a direct link, I'm having trouble finding it. TIA!
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    Aren't these for the og droid? Plus I didn't find any update zips in the forum, maybe I just missed it?

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    The only one's I got working were the Gmail, calculator, the DroidForums.net one, and the LatinIME. I did not try the messaging one.

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    noob here...

    Trying to get a few of these on my phone. Got 2.5 and all that, already have your frost theme on.

    Go into to recovery, mount system and then go to load zip file or whatever. I put all the apk's that I wanted into a file, compressed it to .zip, put on sd card.

    Now I try to get that zip onto the phone, and no luck.

    Tips?
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    Put the apks you want in a folder called app. Move that folder into a folder called system, zip it up, name the zip update and flash it. Should work


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    You have to use an update.zip template with the updater scripts...

    Sent just before I "Blacked Out"
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    Or you can do it this way, the way that works .


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    just looked into how I get one of those... Pretty above me, no question about it.

    Oh well... My desire for a themed Gummy Jar that defaults to LPP will have to wait :(. I hate ADW so much for some reason.

    Is there a way for me to get these files without having to create an update.zip template? I want really want them, but I want them with the frost theme. Mostly music, gmail, contacts/dialer, facebook and google search.
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    I have 6 or so apks in a folder called "app". I put that into a folder called "system". Zipped it up and renamed the .zip "update".

    When I go into recovery, do I just click the "update.zip" option from the initial screen or do I look for it in the directory? I've tried both and it doesn't seem to work (unless it's normal for it to say installing update... and have the progress bar stand completely still. Maybe i'm just being impatient?
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    There should be an update.zip template floating around for the D2 or the equivalent type zip, just putting them into files and naming them "update" wont work, you need the updater scripts and a few other files for it to work..

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    If you wait til I get home I will put the apks you want in a flashable zip. Thanks for helpin ecsnead. I don't know as much as id like to think I do about this stuff :)


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    I'd be more then happy to wait. Thanks both of you for the info. I googled update.zip template and just found instruction on how to make your own, but it's dealing with command prompts and codes it seems like, and that stuff is pretty over my head.

    Thanks again.
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    This is what you need, the update zip is attached, it is a blank ClockWork update. Use 7zip and navigate to the "/system/app" folder within this zip. Put all your apk's in there. Reboot into recovery and apply update. Hope this helps :)

    BTW the transparent calculator app has the "vibrate on keypress" turned on by default even if I turn it off in the settings, is it just me?
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
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    Cool. Liitle confused about what 7zip is. I'm on a mac. I looked it up, seemed like it was more of a windows thing, so I figured unzipping would work fine.

    Put the apks in the app folder, after system. Rezipped, renamed update rather then CWupdate.

    No luck. I have to assume it's the rezipping process not being done with 7zip. I just have never used 7zip, downloaded a version for what seems to be a mac, and there's no application in the package. Very confused.

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    7zip is just a compression application like winzip or winrar, I didn't know you were on a mac, but what you described should have worked.

    Okay, just gonna ask you a few question to get some background. You are using ClockWork recovery to reboot and apply the update? Correct?

    Also, if you list what apps you are trying to install, I can create the update.zip with those same apps and test it on my phone and then upload it here for you.
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    Okay here's some info (thank you so much for being so helpful):

    desired apps:

    calculator
    facebook
    google voice
    google quick search box
    contacts
    camera
    email
    music
    vending
    gmail

    Process:

    Renamed the CWupdate folder to update after zipping. All apps are under system/apps, placed on sd card. Booted into Clockword Recovery (same as if I was going to flash a new rom or theme or whatever), scrolled down one option to "install from update.zip".

    I see this:

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Installing update...

    Status bar is frozen, not moving at all. Wait for 15 minutes, nothing at all happens. Battery pull. And that's that.

    Droidx, gummy jar 2.5 frost theme, mac osx.

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    Okay I have tested this on my phone and I was able to bundle all the aps in one package except the vending.apk which has to be installed by itself. Everything seems to be working. Did a a backup first just to be safe!

    1. Reboot into ClockWork recovery
    2. Make a backup, better safe than sorry!
    3. Apply the CW_update.zip update.
    4. Apply the vending.zip update.
    5. Reboot

    apps within in the CW_update.zip:
    calculator
    facebook
    google voice
    google quick search box
    contacts
    camera
    email
    music
    gmail

    apps within in the vending.zip:
    vending

    Hope this helps :) Enjoy!!

    Disclaimer:
    I take no responsibility for what this may or may not do to your phone!
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    Thanks for helping :)
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