I translated the firmware Flyme 184.108.40.206A Stable (RU & UA) for Meizu Note 9 and Meizu 8X, but I can’t kill the Chinese in the quick settings: The fact is that China’s events are taking place there - the usual date, for example, if you translate from Chinese “己亥 年 十月 廿六” - “October 26.” Who can help remove this problem from the quick settings? Or at least tell me where to look in SystemUI.apk, I suspect that somewhere in the smali code. Thanks.
I think that you are doing the similar stuff as I do. I have Meizu 16Xs (Same CPU as Note 9) and I'm trying to mod actually the: Flyme 220.127.116.11 beta (chinese firmware)- which is by the way IMHO more stable, at least for my device, than 18.104.22.168A. What I found out, is, that you can in some way partially "convert" the "Chinese" version of firmware to the "Global" by changing the single parameter in /system/build.prop file.
This is the original setting: ro.product.locale=zh-CN
Try to change it to: ro.product.locale=en-US
After restarting your device, this will give you "Global look", which means:
- In the quick settings on the top-right, there won't be "notification setting" icon anymore, but will be changed to "cog-wheel" -> which means it's link to the "Settings"
- In top left (where you are now seeing the chinese characters), you will see network carrier info and current date
- You will be able to change the "Region" from the Settings->Language and Time
- This also unfortunatelly will disable some options of the chinese rom, which means:
- no Dark(night) mode (doesn't work even if found by app "quickshortcut maker" and tried to turn it on)
- No advanced notification settings available (you won't be able to set priority of notifications anymore)
- no Driving mode
- Aicy link will dissappear from the settings menu (this I don't know why, will stay dissappeared also after changing the setting back to the "zh-CN", and will remain like this until you do the "factory reset", but other mentioned stuff will return back after changing to "zh-CN"...)
- Digital health link won't work
- chinese theme app won't work (can be partially solved by using the CustomizeCenter.apk from the Global firmware, but there will be only wallpapers loaded then, no themes) as I found out, that theme app's functionality relies on the setting "zh-CN" or "en-US".
- you won't be able to change the lock screen wallpaper by swiping to the right on the lockscreen anymore
- And I think there are also some other things but I won't be listing everything
For the above mentioned reasons I'm rather staying with the option "zh-CN" (as I would like to use these options, which are disabled in the "Global" rom) and I'm trying to ignore the above mentioned chinese characters in the quick settings.
But what I can tell you (hopefully might help), I found out what these characters actually probably are: It's probably the chinese "Lunar Calendar", because, when you go to the settings-> Notification & status bar, there is an option "Lockscreen Lunar Calendar" which you can enable and disable. When you enable it, the same chinese characters which are shown in the quick settings will be shown on the lock screen.
However, I would like to ask you if you can help me:
- Which apktool or tool to compile / decompile the APKs are you using for modding Flyme roms? I tried to decompile and compile the Settings.apk, but all the times without success, there is still some "Failed resolving ResTable_map" error during compiling, and after pushing the modded apk to the device, the settings application won't start. I was reading somewhere on the net, that there is needed some special apktool designed for Xiaomi and some Flyme roms, but I didn't found it. And of course I tried with the different apktool.jar versions - 2.3.4 / 2.4.1 and so...)
- Which Flyme framework apks are you using? I used only "flyme-res.apk" and "framework-res.apk" from the /system/framework folder in the device
Can you please let me know? Thanks. @boinare