I've just installed an ICS Rom (HTC Nameless) which has background images in both the notification pane and app drawer. These images don't appear to be well planned, because I can't read anything very well on top of them.
I'd like to either change or remove both images, but don't have the faintest clue of where to start looking. I have tried a few apps that have utilities for this, but none of them seem to work. I know my way around the filesystem alright, so I would like to change them manually.
My device details are as such: Phone: HTC Desire C Rom: Nameless (ICS 4.0.3) v7.3 build 4 Rooted: yes
If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd be very glad :)
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I can't answer my own question yet, but won't be around to do so when I'm allowed. This is what I did to fix it (without touching a pc)
I used ES File Explorer, and "Photo Editor" from the play store to accomplish this.
- Copy the original apk (systemui.apk and Rosie.apk) to a writable folder
- Using ES File explorer, long press on the apk and choose 'extract'
- once the extraction is complete, find the image you want to change, under "res/drawable-mdpi"
- Edit the image using Photo Editor (I just made it black), and overwrite the original.
- Using ES file explorer, recompress all of the files you got from the extraction, using the ZIP extension
- Keep the original apk, renaming it to something like "systemui.apk.old
- Rename the new zip file to "SystemUI.apk", being sure to match the original apk filename in spelling and case.
- move your new SystemUI.apk to /system/app, overwriting the default
- Reboot, and enjoy.
Caution: this may not be the generally accepted method, and therefore could potentially cause damage to your filesystem. Be sure to perform a nandroid backup, and back up your original apks, JUST IN CASE.