1. luvshertorch's Avatar
    When someone calls and they don't have a picture and the Android man shows up... is there anyway to change that? I really would like to change it to this picture.
    05-28-2011 02:43 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    If you are rooted the image can be altered to be the default picture for all calls. It requires a system edit.

    I don't think it can be done another way.
    05-28-2011 04:02 PM
  3. paulkalman#WP's Avatar
    i want to change it too, but this is a company owned phone and we are not allowed to root it
    05-28-2011 04:27 PM
  4. StormyHeather's Avatar
    I know that on my DX if I go into Contacts, select the contact I want to add a picture to, select Edit from the menu (mine is the button on the bottom of the phone) and press the box where the picture goes. From there, I can select, "Take Photo," "Use Existing Photo,' and "Remove Photo."

    I have added logos for restaurants, smileys for people and other clip art. I don't know if it is the same or not for your phones.

    I can also add custom ring-tones for some of my contacts, too. That can be done while editing the contact, too.

    Hope this helps.
    05-29-2011 11:40 AM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    They want to set the image for all default pictures that have not been given a custom contact photo.
    05-29-2011 12:23 PM
  6. luvshertorch's Avatar
    Yea I im not worried about the people that are in my contact list... This is for people that call me that I dont have their number that I want to change the picture that comes up.
    05-29-2011 02:27 PM
  7. IconBoy's Avatar
    On an HTC Android phone, the default Contacts/People image is located in the HtcContacts.apk file located in \System\App folder. (If you copy the APK file to your computer and rename the extension as ZIP, you can then browse the files inside the "zip" file.)

    You will find it in res\drawable-hdpi\people_home_defaultphoto.png


    The default incoming call image is located in the Phone.apk file located in \System\App folder.
    You will find it in res\drawable-hdpi\phone_default.png


    The images may vary depending on phone model. These are the pics from an EVO.
    As to how you would copy the changed APK files back to the device, I am not sure because I am guessing the Phone.apk and HtcContacts.apk files are running while the device is on not 100% sure.
    Hope this helps!
    05-30-2011 03:24 AM
  8. luvshertorch's Avatar
    thanks guys !
    05-30-2011 02:24 PM
  9. IconBoy's Avatar
    Hooray...I was able to copy both of my above mentioned files back to /System/App using Root Explorer. You can also try this method: Push .apk to /system/app/

    When I restarted, I never saw a change in the default Contacts/People icon but the incoming phone image did change
    I had some Force Close issues but was able to use Root Explorer to change the files to the correct permissions. That solved the FC errors.


    The only edit I made to the screenshot was to change the incoming number but the new Android pic popped up when the call came in

    Will play around and see if I can figure how to change the default Contact icon. Attached is my new incoming call pic. Hope this helps.
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    06-01-2011 03:51 AM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    @IconBoy, That looks pretty nice.
    06-01-2011 09:55 AM
  11. IconBoy's Avatar
    And here's another one I made (I don't like the default one that comes on the EVO):
    06-01-2011 01:56 PM
  12. luvshertorch's Avatar
    that is great! i really like the pic... but my android isnt rooted and i dont plan on rooting it cause im to scared i will mess it up and wont be able to fix it.
    06-02-2011 02:09 PM
  13. IconBoy's Avatar
    ...my android isnt rooted and i dont plan on rooting it cause im to scared i will mess it up and wont be able to fix it.
    I was in the same boat as you. I was concerned I'd mess things up. I've rooted and unrooted a few times.
    The features I have from rooting far outweigh staying unrooted. Go for it. What phone d'you have? There's many of us here who will help you!
    Edit: Oops, I see you have Inspire 4G
    06-02-2011 04:37 PM
  14. luvshertorch's Avatar
    I have the HTC Inspire 4G from ATT... And would be rooting on a iMac.
    06-02-2011 09:02 PM
  15. IconBoy's Avatar
    Wow...it seems yours is a wee bit more complicated.
    See if this XDA page is of any help.
    06-03-2011 01:07 AM
  16. luvshertorch's Avatar
    I will give it a look... But still nervous as hell about rooting. There are only a few things as of right now that rooting would help but no enough for me just yet to mess with.. But thanks for all the help !
    06-04-2011 09:39 PM
  17. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I will give it a look... But still nervous as hell about rooting. There are only a few things as of right now that rooting would help but no enough for me just yet to mess with.. But thanks for all the help !
    If you are worried about rooting wait it out for a while until development catches up and an easier method to root is released.
    06-04-2011 10:18 PM
  18. luvshertorch's Avatar
    If you are worried about rooting wait it out for a while until development catches up and an easier method to root is released.
    Thats probably what I will do.
    06-05-2011 02:33 PM
  19. funk64#AC's Avatar
    I'm new to this Android thing and I don't really like the Android man either so I may have to look into rooting if its possible for the Evo 3D. The one thing I miss about WebOS already, it was so open and easy but I am lovin this phone after just one day so.....
    06-30-2011 02:27 PM
  20. srkmagnus's Avatar
    It can be rooted. It will be a little time before it's released to the general public.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-3d...ll-under-wraps
    06-30-2011 09:51 PM
  21. kranthibt's Avatar
    Hi i have rooted my phone. Where to run the scripts "Push .apk to /system/app/" anyone please help
    10-30-2012 05:29 AM
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