Transparent Theme/Widgets

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    I am just wondering how many people would be interested in a Transparent Theme or Transparent.apk's...basically the widget backgrounds would be see through, I am not sure if this would require a whole theme (just yet) but I am willing to put up Metamorphs of any system app that you would like to have a transparent background for.

    I have most system app widgets and alot of market apps already Transparent for myself but some are not updated, so requests for updated versions would take a day or so.

    dancedroidThanks for your interest and Feedback is Welcomedancedroid

    Here are the first three requests make sure pandora is in system/app and named pandora.apk the other two are for the stock news and weather widget and the power control widget, you might have to reboot after the power control, as it is part of the settings.apk (I had to) for it to take place, any problems post back or P.M. me

    As of now I am taking requests for apps that are free or I already own

    These are MetaMorph.xml files
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    Reserved for MM
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    This is a pretty cool idea. MM can be tricky though, so good luck.

    Sent from my Droid
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    I'd be interested in a News/Weather, Pandora and Power transparent widget if you are going to make them.

    Thanks!
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    Good idea tp, i'd take a look, when you get them done.
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    Yea MetaMorph is a pain in the butt...
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    I have these done already in.apk form I will try to post the MM's tonight

    I say MM because I had a two hour class via gtalk the other night (thanks sneaky_z) and feel somewhat confident in my Metamorph abilities dancedroid
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    I am not doubting your MetaMorph abilities, I am sure you are rockin at creating them. I have made many full themes in MM in the past however I am only skeptical because since froyo I have been having some issues with MetaMorph and certain APK files, mainly the framework. I just moved on to update.zip's because they are 100x faster and easy to apply. Just my 2 cents.
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    Mabye I will P.M. you sometime and you can teach me the ropes on creating an update.zip I have wondered for awhile and even asked a few times but I never got a decent response
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    im pretty familier with clockwork recovery update zips but not sprecovery update.zipps, you already have me on gtalk,lol
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    Thanks Z ;)
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    I would love to have everything transparent:) even launcher pro widgets if possible. I also do my own theming...png's only. Haven't figured out xml's yet. Would also like to know the .zip process
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    this is a great idea...i've already made almost everything on my phone transparent because it just looks cooler when the widgets are "floating" on the homescreen haha...used MM by the way and never had any issues applying changes to framework...
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    Yeah, that was the first thing I did back in February, when I learned you could edit application.png's...if it has a widget associated with it, I have it transparent, even if I don't use the widget (just in case).
    I also made some changes to my framework a few days ago using a MetaMorph I made, with no problems...I am definatlely looking foward to doing this ;)
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    Updated in the OP
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    Good stuff! Thank you!
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    Would you be willing to do a transparent dialer, contacts, dial pad?
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    If possible, can we get a transparent Twitter, Facebook, Endgaget and Google Search Bar widgets? Thanks!
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    Do a nandroid backup first, but you can try to use 928Droid's Contacts.apk (he has {or had haven't checked} it in a separate update.zip in his Black Glass thread. Since I've moved to a ROM he doesn't support yet, I've been using that by itself, and it works fantastically well with the theme I'm using now (thebowers' Black N Bold).

    Edit: Just checked and if you click on his extras folder currently linked in the the thread it's there (Naked Experimental).
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010
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