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Why is there a difference in the look of the checkboxes between this device and this Samsung device?

Is this affected by the launcher, in which case the reason is clear?

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That images are kind of big for that I think. –  Francisc Sep 17 '11 at 1:33
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Fair enough, I've inlined the imgur versions so that we're not relying on two third-party sites. –  Matthew Read Sep 17 '11 at 1:40
    
Thanks. [extra chars] –  Francisc Sep 17 '11 at 1:45

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Theming is independent of the launcher, although both may be considered part of the UI; for example, the TouchWiz launcher and theme are elements of Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

My Samsung Vibrant is running a custom ROM called Bionix, and they've re-themed the device so my checkboxes look like this (perhaps the only thing I dislike about the ROM):

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I see. How can I change checkboxes (and anything else that goes with it)? Is it a different application than the Launcher? –  Francisc Sep 17 '11 at 1:34
    
What's the (64) thing in your screenshot? Looks mysterious. –  Francisc Sep 17 '11 at 1:34
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@Francisc I don't know the specifics, but it involves editing various images in the ROM; on most phones you'd need root to do it. I still have the TouchWiz launcher but the images and some color settings have been changed. The (64) is my battery percentage. –  Matthew Read Sep 17 '11 at 1:38
    
Very Bionix I must say. Thank for the answer. –  Francisc Sep 17 '11 at 1:44
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@Francisc: The drawables generally live in a /system/framework/framework-res.apk file (the pathing might be different depending on the device/ROM). Here's a screenshot of the drawable-hdpi folder in the framework-res.apk file that ships with CM7. The PNGs that I've outlined are the drawables used for the checkboxes, as a example. Editing can be a a little tedious, and has a tendency to cause bootloops (for me, at least...) –  eldarerathis Sep 17 '11 at 1:51

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