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Rob's Theming Progress

« on: June 14, 2014, 10:52:26 PM »
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    Well im in the very early stages of theming . I edited the png files inside the framework.apk just simply changed the colors to a few things inside of another custom mod just to get the feel for somethings. I was wondering after I replace the framework.apk if I could just stick it in the mod folder on my sd card and flash it? I will get sdk but as of right now im not able to download it due to limited internet acess. but I plan on downloading it in the very near future . I do have apk multitool I could do the push option from that I believe but im not too sure on it since the tutorial I watched used sdk at the end to push . thanks for the help and im truely sorry for the noob question . but I promise I will learn this . im determined and when I get better I will share my work im very confident I can learn this .. thanks again .
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    Well im in the very early stages of theming . I edited the png files inside the framework.apk just simply changed the colors to a few things inside of another custom mod just to get the feel for somethings. I was wondering after I replace the framework.apk if I could just stick it in the mod folder on my sd card and flash it? I will get sdk but as of right now im not able to download it due to limited internet acess. but I plan on downloading it in the very near future . I do have apk multitool I could do the push option from that I believe but im not too sure on it since the tutorial I watched used sdk at the end to push . thanks for the help and im truely sorry for the noob question . but I promise I will learn this . im determined and when I get better I will share my work im very confident I can learn this .. thanks again .

    If you pulled the framework.apk from a flashable theme just put it back in and flash it if you did every thing right it should flash and run if not back to the drawing board.......make sure you have a backup made before flashing any thing in case you change the wrong png and end up with a black screen
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

    « Reply #2 on: June 15, 2014, 07:29:33 PM »
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    thank you I appreciate it im gonna explore more in depth . so if I have any questions ill just keep posting in this same thread if that's cool .. I assume I might need a lil help along the way . I try to learn as much as I can on my own to avoid asking you guys because I know your very busy .
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    thank you I appreciate it im gonna explore more in depth . so if I have any questions ill just keep posting in this same thread if that's cool .. I assume I might need a lil help along the way . I try to learn as much as I can on my own to avoid asking you guys because I know your very busy .

    ya its fine there is a post on themeing in the forums im not much help on it but check out the forum do a search on theming
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

    « Reply #4 on: June 15, 2014, 10:28:36 PM »
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    Yes I have been skimming the forums there . Didn't know the .9 files were so easy to modify until I read about it over there

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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    ok well I read this guide for editing .9 images although I already knew what to do but found it and read it maybe I was missing something

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    when I go to compile the apk I get an error on multi tools
    please check the log (option 21)  I was playing around with the framework res images tried to recompile as system apk file .. option 21 is - select compression level for apk 's . I just need a little guidance im learning trying to teach myself as much as possible before asking . I would assume I need a larger compression level not too sure though the compression level is set at 5 currently heap size 512 mb .. thank you for the assistance . I really do appreciate it . . and daddy if you read this I was wondering why your not on team centura anymore I know that question does not belong here but figured I would just throw the ? out there ..
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    ok well I read this guide for editing .9 images although I already knew what to do but found it and read it maybe I was missing something

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    when I go to compile the apk I get an error on multi tools
    please check the log (option 21)  I was playing around with the framework res images tried to recompile as system apk file .. option 21 is - select compression level for apk 's . I just need a little guidance im learning trying to teach myself as much as possible before asking . I would assume I need a larger compression level not too sure though the compression level is set at 5 currently heap size 512 mb .. thank you for the assistance . I really do appreciate it . . and daddy if you read this I was wondering why your not on team centura anymore I know that question does not belong here but figured I would just throw the ? out there ..


    not much on the theme stuff sorry.........and im back on teamcentura     
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

    « Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 07:08:57 PM »
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    ahhh I see that's awesome !! and it's cool im sure a themer will help a beginner out . still trying to figure it out but im glad to hear your back on the team I like the team centura rom its awesome and runs smooth . although I would like to change everything to green (that's my fav color) just having difficulties with the .9 images . if I get it figured out I would be more than happy to post a copy or give it to the team . just basically trying to change everything green text and all just one step at a time learning slowly but surely . and thank you team centura for all your hard work AWESOME JOB !! im also slowly trying to learn  some xml as well.
    I am also open for anyone willing to teach me about theming or any tips or tricks . im fully committed  to learning this stuff so any help is much appreciated .
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    ahhh I see that's awesome !! and it's cool im sure a themer will help a beginner out . still trying to figure it out but im glad to hear your back on the team I like the team centura rom its awesome and runs smooth . although I would like to change everything to green (that's my fav color) just having difficulties with the .9 images . if I get it figured out I would be more than happy to post a copy or give it to the team . just basically trying to change everything green text and all just one step at a time learning slowly but surely . and thank you team centura for all your hard work AWESOME JOB !! im also slowly trying to learn  some xml as well.
    I am also open for anyone willing to teach me about theming or any tips or tricks . im fully committed  to learning this stuff so any help is much appreciated .

    when ever you get it done shot me a link and let me check it out and see how it looks
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

    « Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 08:39:58 PM »
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    you bet bro . I will def do that . its progressing ...

    here is a few screen shots

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    very basic i know
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    you bet bro . I will def do that . its progressing ...

    here is a few screen shots

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    very basic i know

    looking good so far keep it going.............
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    yup for sure I hope the team doesn't mind . I will def pass the work along when im finished
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    yup for sure I hope the team doesn't mind . I will def pass the work along when im finished

    Im sure i speak for the team no worries keep it up ..........
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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    trying to edit some of the colors in xml documents but I think they maybe encrypted or something tried opening it up in notepad ++I have some more free time now so im back at It . still havin g same issues with recompiling but im scanning many forums for the solution . but the xml docs have me puzzled
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    the xml files can be modified by using apk tool  .  if theyre encrypted then you havent had a succesful decompilation you got too have a good decompile/recompile feed backs without errors on the terminal.
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    gotcha .. im slowly learning how to edit few visual things in the xml docs . just messing around trying to learn . dialer bg done You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
    and here is an example of the .9 img I got done .. trying to learn how to change text color now
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    I know I have lots to learn . dialer img not centerd but that's just learning the img programs im gonna use.
    I have been reading some pretty good tutorials on the xmls for design
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    looks good...use gimp or photoshop for the .9 images
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    Ok I have gimp I messed around with it a Lil today . if anyone has any tips for theming keyboard or all text within the theme I'm all ears willing to learn anything someone will take time to teach me

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    Re: Rob's Theming Progress

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    i have also been messing with the tc 1.2 since I do like the rom but I like some of the images from 1.1 . and I explored some of the xml docs . gotta be a lil carefull because some images are not used in the 1.2 like they ARE in the 1.1 .. im getting there .
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    text color is found mostly in the color.xml if the framework_res and styles.xml in the systemui apks
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    Yes i got text color changed going to look into a few other things as well . I have limited internet access so I think best way to give it to someone would be their email so I could just send it as an attachment  from my phone any other ideas I'm open to . the themed key board is looking pretty sweet I'll be ready to give it up tomorrow or later tonight thnx for the help . I found a tut that explained styles and themes and defining styles it helped me out too

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    Yes i got text color changed going to look into a few other things as well . I have limited internet access so I think best way to give it to someone would be their email so I could just send it as an attachment  from my phone any other ideas I'm open to . the themed key board is looking pretty sweet I'll be ready to give it up tomorrow or later tonight thnx for the help . I found a tut that explained styles and themes and defining styles it helped me out too

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    I cant seem to figure out how to make just the theme flashable for some reason keeps aborting during install .. testing it I have been flashing the whole rom . so im trying to figure it out I looked at some of the other themes but I have mine set up the same way ?? meta inf folder and the framework res folder along with apps folder anything im missing ??
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    ok well I figured it out sort of im learning about the updater script . I found a nice lil tut explaining how it works I cant remember who exactly its from since I have limited internet so I just copy and paste into note pad and read it later so thank you for that sorry don't know exact name . once I have it figured out I will post the green theme, and possibly try another theme.  and thank you ufo8mymonkey because im using your updater script and your transparent theme as a ref. on how it needs to be done . one question though ,  im assuming instead of calling out and deleting each changed apk in the apps folder extracting the apps folder will just overwrite the old ones with the new ones ??but I notice its saying delete systemui.apk im just trying to understand why the script is only saying to delete systemui.apk when there are other modified apk. in the apps folder . sorry for such the noob questions im just trying to learn and understand
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    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system");
    delete("/system/framework/framework-res.apk");
    package_extract_dir("framework", "/system/framework");
    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system");
    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system");
    delete("/system/app/SystemUI.apk");
    package_extract_dir("app", "/system/app");
    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system"); 
    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system"); 
    run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system");
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