1. groundkontrol's Avatar
    For example if I wanted OperaMini to be called "Internet" on my home screen, or if I wanted Handcent to be called "Messages"? Is this possible at all?
    07-28-2010 12:06 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I haven't been able to find a way.
    07-28-2010 12:35 PM
  3. solo1's Avatar
    I am going to piggy back off of this thread instead of starting a new one ... Is there a way of changing the stock icon ... I am using adw home .
    07-28-2010 01:24 PM
  4. sk8skanj's Avatar
    bettercut can change icons, not sure about names
    07-28-2010 01:35 PM
  5. solo1's Avatar
    can I use bettercut with my adw homescreen or sense ui
    07-28-2010 01:51 PM
  6. Kupe's Avatar
    bettercut can change icons, not sure about names
    You can change names with Better Cut too.

    can I use bettercut with my adw homescreen or sense ui
    Unknown. I do know it works with the stock homescreen and Launcher Pro Plus.
    07-28-2010 04:13 PM
  7. groundkontrol's Avatar
    any response to this?
    08-02-2010 06:17 PM
  8. zdzdz's Avatar
    After a lot of trying I found a way to change the name of already installed applications on android OS. Tested on Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread 2.3.4

    1. The most important thing is that your phone is rooted. You'll need to access your system files.

    2. You'll need an app called SU File Manager & Terminal (Downlod here). Install. It will ask for super user rights. Allow.

    3. Open app and go to folder: data/app/

    4. There search for the apk of the application which name you want to change.

    5. Click on it and hold until menu pops up. Choose Copy.

    6. Now go to folder: mnt/sdcard/ (This folder is My files folder, visible when connected to PC). When you go to this folder press options key on the phone and choose Paste.

    Now you have the .apk file that is needed to be chanaged. Tranasfer it to PC.

    7. To edit this file you'll need Apk Manager (Download here) After extracting the downloaded archive to any folder, you'll have six new folders there. Put your apk file in "place-apk-here-for-modding" folder.

    8. Run Script.bat

    You'll see at the bottom message: 'Please make your decision:"
    - first choose 22 to select project. Then 1 to choose project
    - type 9 to decompile the apk
    - once the apk is decompiled you'll find the extracted files in the projects folder. Go there. You need to change AndroidManifest.xml.
    - Open it with notepad.
    - You need to change the value of "android:label" string to the desired name.
    - Go back to Script.bat and select 11 to compile
    - When it asks answer y for system apk and copying additional files. Follow instructions.
    - You'll have new file in "place-apk-here-for-modding" and it will be unsigned.
    - To sign choose 12 in script.bat

    That's it you have new signed file. Rename to match the original apk. After that just replace it in data/app/ with SU File Manager & Terminal.

    Reboot phone.
    12-26-2011 08:11 PM
  9. kamtsa's Avatar
    Don't know if it was already mentioned here but after market home launchers like Launcher Pro allows to set arbitrary icons and labels.
    12-26-2011 10:42 PM
  10. prubin's Avatar
    You can do it with Folder Organizer.
    12-27-2011 05:20 AM
  11. PossumPete's Avatar
    Go Launcher lets you do both name and icon changes by long pressing the app you want to change.
    12-27-2011 06:59 AM