WidgetLocker Help?

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    I am trying to use widgetlocker and and having a hard time of it. I cant get any of the mods to show up.I tried using both apk manager and ADB but the problem is im so new to everything im not sure im even getting ADB to work right.

    Is there anyway someone could help walk me through like I am a child?

    I know its annoying but at least im trying to learn right?

    Thanks in advance!
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    you are trying the mods to change the sliders and whatnot correct?

    here is what i just did.

    use Root explorer to copy the widgetlocker.apk from data/app folder.
    paste it onto your SD card somewhere.
    use Astro file manager, tap on the WL.apk on the SD card (the one you copied out)
    browse file
    go to res/drawable-hdpi and scroll down to the images you want to change. sense-slider and iphone-slider and iphone-lock screen (which ever one you are wanting to change) should then be deleted.
    then, navigate to the images you are going to use to replace the original ones. either longpress the image, edit, copy, or if you are changing multiple images, select the multi icon at the top, tap the ones you are wanting to use, and hit the copy button at the top.
    no navigate to the WL.apk you copied over
    browse file
    go to res/drawable-hdpi and past your images in here. should have a pop-up showing the progress of the paste action.

    once this is done, you have a modified version of WL.
    now to get it to work is just a few steps.

    use Root explorer to go into data/app and delete the widgetlocker.apk
    then use root explorer to go to the modded WL.apk, copy it.
    navigate to SYSTEM/app folder, hit the 'mount r/w" button in the upper right corner, (it will change to "mount r/o")
    paste the widgetlocker.apk into that folder. make sure you are in SYSTEM/app and NOT data app...i learned this the hard way. it will not work if you are pasting into data/app.
    longpress the new widgetlocker.apk,select "permissions" and chang them to look like this
    [​IMG]
    once you do that, you can reboot your phone, and your new modded WL should be working like a charm. i JUST did this a couple days ago and had no problems.
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    I cant keep buying apps to do this stuff. Ive already spent more than I should on things.

    I didnt root my phone so I could buy apps to do the stuff im doing. I Rooted so I could learn how to do it with out apps.

    I Do appreciate the help but Im looking for help doing it with apk or adb. Thanks a ton for trying though!
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    The easiest way is to use ninjamorph (free) and root explorer(paid). Root explorer is a must have app for rooted users IMO.
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    I cant imagine that root explorer does anything that I cant do with adb or apk.

    I dont want the "easy" way to do things I want to learn the hard way so I can have more control over everything. I cant believe that there arnt any hardcore ppl on here willing to teach me.
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    Ninjamorph isn't for newbs if you want a hard way to do it. You will extract the widget locker apk edit the pngs, recompile, move it from data/apps to system/apps and reboot.
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    This couldn't be more right.. Dabble around in Ninjamorph for a while and see how "easy" it is.. I have wanted to slam a 500 dollar phone down a few times messing with it.. :icon_evil:
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    However, once you get the hang of it the app is very beneficial...
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    Don't want to pay for anymore apps? How else do you expect to get apps? You're lucky you don't have an iPhone you'd be paying through the nose. ;)
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    I dont really plan on getting more apps. Thats why i want to do things a different way. If i can learn to do this manually i wont need the apps.

    rolling along on the wheels of x'dom
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    but think about it this way. you are supporting the people that make what you are trying to do easy. they spend a lot of time getting these apps across to us. I mean a 2 dollar app is a minimal fee for the EASY way to do it. But on another note you can always find a app in the market that does almost the same thing for free. but from my stand point i think we should support the devs because the work there A$$'$ of to make stable Quality apps for us to use.
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    Im sorry but thats one of the stupidest things ive heard.

    I honestly dont give a crap about supporting someone to make something I dont want them too do so OTHER people can have it easier. Thats like saying I should buy a video game I have no intrest in so the developer can make more for other people...

    Or I should pay someone to change my oil so they can then change other peoples oil.

    I dont WANT to have someone do something for me that I can learn. I DONT WANT the easy way out. Thats why so many americans are fat and stupid..they take the paid easy app way out of everything.

    I have said several times in this thread im looking for someone to help me learn to do something without an app...why does everyone keep trying to spend my money and force apps on me.

    Tell you what..you guys want to support the dev so much and want me to use the apps so much please feel free to buy them for me. I will be more than happy to use them at that point.

    Im not trying to be a jerk I just cant stand ignorance.

    Also Turdbolgs Im gonna give your way a shot I guess just with a different file manager tool. Since no one can seem to help me find a way to get to the data/app folder any other way.
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    Man, I hope learning how to do it yourself works out for you. If I had been one of the members to offer you advice, by this point I'd be saying just that... " FIGURE IT OUT YOURSELF! "

    You don't want to pay for something that you can learn to do? Great! Me neither. ( For me, it's about the adventure of learning how to do it, not the $1.99 it may cost for an app. If I can't afford an app for a couple of bucks I shouldn't have a phone this costly in the first place! )

    But you have balked at EVERY post on this thread that has tried to offer you help. Even going as far as to call people 'Ignorant'. Shame on you!!

    99.9% of the members on this site are friendly, smart, helpful, and gracious. The rest... Well, not so much. You ( IMHO ) - .1% !!! What you need to LEARN is how to be cracious and considerate of others' opinions. Especially those who are trying to HELP YOU!!!!

    EDIT!--- MonKENy. I just checked and there doesn't appear to be an app for MANNERS and BEING POLITE! This is great news for you. It's one more thing that you can LEARN TO DO YOURSELF!!!
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    No need to start insulting people man I was just saying supporting the devs is a good thing... I was not saying u have to do anything it just makes it easy and gives u a smaller chance of messing up your phone... I'm not ignorant I'm just not cheap when it comes to quality!
    PS also not everyone has the time to DO IT YOURSELF. I wish I did have the time to do that but as much as I change the way my phone looks I would be in front of my comp all the time. So that does NOT make me ignorant. Thanks : )

    Sent from my Liberated Droid X!
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    Thank you we were just trying to help you. But I'm going to say GOOD LUCK TO YOU.


    Sent from my Liberated Droid X!
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    First things first...I did thank you guys for trying to help by recommending apps. But as I am showing I said several times VERY clearly that it was NOT the answer I was looking for.

    I was then given several reasons why I should be doing that...that isnt being helpful thats forcing an opinion on someone. i didnt tell you guys NOT to use apps just asked for a way for ME not to use them.

    You guys wouldnt allow me MY opinion not the other way around. Thats where the ignorance came in...

    I never insulted anyone. I didnt call anyone stupid just called a statement stupid. Im a very intelligent person yet I say stupid things. I dont get offended when someone calls me on it. I have enough self esteem to know that im not perfect and that time to time have flaws.

    If you asked someone a question and told them the exact answer you DID NOT want to here and all they kept doing was repeating that very answer to you I believe you would be irritated as well.

    Go look into every thread ive answered a question on and you will see I give them an answer that they are looking for, I dont repeat advice they have already turned down, and I certainly do NOT try to explain why they should be taking the advice they dont want or force an ideal on them.

    So dont get mad at me that I got snippy about you guys answering like you did. No one here helped me, no one tried to help me, you gave me easy answers that I said I didnt want to begin with. Had you pointed me in the right direction or suggested something other than what was suggested I would have understood.

    I agree supporting developers is good, but this want the thread for that. I didnt ask for a discussion on how people felt about supporting developers. I bought the apps I bought I supported the developers on the ones I need and now I would like to find a different route to accomplish what I want to do.

    Again thank you for trying to help...I appreciate the idea however that is NOT the direction im trying to go.

    And Gene I dont know why you are even bothering to post, all you are doing is stirring up ****. Everyone is getting all hurt I said something was stupid..but no one is taking into consideration how frustrating it is to have to repeat myself EVERY post that im not looking to use apps to do a job I KNOW is possible with adb and apk. So woe is you right?

    Bottom line is you werent trying to help me, you were trying to push your points that developers should be supported. Help is working with the person to accomplish that persons goals they way that person sets out to do so with in reason.
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    btw none of this is directed at turdbogls, you came in before I said several time I didnt want to use any more apps.
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    not %1000 on this but to set permissions manually you will need to learn chmod commands.

    google that cause im not real up on it myself.

    you would want to pull the apk from data/app do all your fiddles with it then push it back , then you will need to do chmod 664 or w/e number that gives it proper permissions.

    its a whole lot of learning basically but i would start by doing 'chmod android adb commands' and see what pops up.

    there is more commands to see what permissions are set on the apk afterwards ( to basically check to see if it was done right ) but in all seriousness and i understand that you do not want to pay for more apks, root explorer comes in real handy because you can view all your apks and see what permissions are on them.

    i like to pull stuff all the time and theme it, i usually erase the signature and resign it, but even with all the manual commands i still use root explorer to make sure it is sitting in their properly. there are some apks i consider a must have and that is on my list especially if your a guy who likes to tinker with your phone. its gives you a nice visual of the guts of your phone to make sure your not 'screwing the pooch' or w/e.

    good luck to you
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    Wow..now thats what im talkin bout.

    rolling along on the wheels of x'dom
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    Just because you were looking for a specific answer doesn't mean other users might not see this thread and wish there had been app-based help. The title of the thread is "WidgetLocker Help?", not "How to Mod WidgetLocker with ADB?" I always run a search on threads if I have a question, instead of starting a thread for a question that has already been answered, and I'm sure many people do the same. Just keep that in mind :)

    I used the RootExplorer method, simply because I already had the app. There's a good walk through for other ways (including ADB and APK Manager) to mod it over on XDA. I'm not sure if you've already seen it: [MOD][GUIDE] WidgetLocker Mods | Custom Lockscreens | Updated 21 Dec! - xda-developers.
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