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  1. Kreatur3's Avatar
    I'm not sure about getting rid of the whole bar, but (in theory) you should be able to just put spaces where "Virgin Mobile" is, making it appear like nothing is there, just a bar.
    Is there a font size option when editing it? I tried just making that bar like 10 pixels tall but it resized to fit virgin mobile in it.
    06-27-2011 06:28 PM
  2. ajgates92's Avatar
    I dont think so. I haven't messed around with it enough. However, my dumbass decided to edit my bak, and now I dont have a default eri.xml -.- I have to download my rom again lol. But I will look into the font size. But if you did put spaces, you could resize the bar that way as well.

    BTW- Is UOT Kitchen hard to work with?
    06-27-2011 06:34 PM
  3. Kreatur3's Avatar
    I dont think so. I haven't messed around with it enough. However, my dumbass decided to edit my bak, and now I dont have a default eri.xml -.- I have to download my rom again lol. But I will look into the font size. But if you did put spaces, you could resize the bar that way as well.

    BTW- Is UOT Kitchen hard to work with?
    UOT is very easy to use however if you use it on the bottom pull down on the notification area it will make it HUGE so you will end up wanting to go back in and shrinking it lol. I believe there is another bar up at the top that gets blown up too if you edit it with UOT but not sure as I shrunk every png file but the large notification area. I mainly use it to edit the status bar since it does everything but the signal meter.
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    06-27-2011 06:37 PM
  4. JerryScript's Avatar
    Thanks to the clues posted by mmarz, I used apk_manager to decompile my framework-res.apk, edited the eri.xml file, recompiled, flashed, and I now have a scrolling banner for my carrier name on the lockscreen, the notification dropdown isn't so pretty. Complete instructions have been added to the OP as method two. Thanks mmarz!
    06-28-2011 01:10 AM
  5. mmarz's Avatar
    FYI, if you want to do more advanced edits (remove the carrier name area, modify it, move it...etc) you can edit all that in the folder: res\layout

    In particular, you'll want to look at the file:
    status_bar_expanded.xml
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    06-28-2011 03:37 AM
  6. JerryScript's Avatar
    FYI, if you want to do more advanced edits (remove the carrier name area, modify it, move it...etc) you can edit all that in the folder: res\layout

    In particular, you'll want to look at the file:
    status_bar_expanded.xml
    Thanks!

    I'm going to use a UOT generated file to explore how they add the animated background to the status bar dropdown. I don't like the background animations available at UOT, but I do like the potential for what might be done.
    06-28-2011 11:06 AM
  7. Billzilla's Avatar
    Could you use text editor on your phone to change it
    06-30-2011 08:20 AM
  8. JerryScript's Avatar
    Could you use text editor on your phone to change it
    IF you are on one of the Froyo ROMs, yes, you can edit the build.prop file from your phone, then reboot.
    06-30-2011 09:25 AM
  9. Billzilla's Avatar
    IF you are on one of the Froyo ROMs, yes, you can edit the build.prop file from your phone, then reboot.
    Ok so tried using text editor on bb rom but when edit it and save says access denied
    06-30-2011 01:39 PM
  10. JerryScript's Avatar
    You have to mount system as rw before you can make changes to system files.
    06-30-2011 02:06 PM
  11. Billzilla's Avatar
    You have to mount system as rw before you can make changes to system files.
    What's the best way to mount system I did it once but phone crashed and yo start over and know wont let me do mount r/w
    07-07-2011 07:56 PM
  12. JerryScript's Avatar
    The easiest way is via ADB. Just connect you phone to your PC, open a command prompt and cd to the android-sdk/platform-tools directory, then type:

    adb remount
    07-08-2011 12:18 AM
  13. Billzilla's Avatar
    OK I have system mount but go to text editor and when edit text a * apperd before system build prop dies that mean I don't have mount r/w
    07-08-2011 05:00 PM
  14. JerryScript's Avatar
    OK I have system mount but go to text editor and when edit text a * apperd before system build prop dies that mean I don't have mount r/w
    Which file manager are you using? If you have rooted your phone, then you can use ES File Explorer or Root File Manager to mount any folder/partition as rw.
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    07-08-2011 11:39 PM
  15. Billzilla's Avatar
    Thanks for that es file manager worked geat
    07-10-2011 07:17 PM
  16. inyourface9806's Avatar
    i did everything, flashed, and rebooted, but instead of my custom notification bar, it says "Roaming Indicator Off". what happened? thanks in advanced
    07-29-2011 03:07 PM
  17. JerryScript's Avatar
    You'll have to post the exact steps you took for us to figure out what went wrong. There are several methods, let us know which you used, and take a moment to type out all the steps you took.
    07-29-2011 11:19 PM
  18. inyourface9806's Avatar
    okay so i used the first one allowing only seventeen characters:
    i put the BACKside-IHO rom on the desktop, opened it, found "framework-res.apk", and put that on the desktop. then i opened it using 7-zip file manager, found eri.xml, and put that on the desktop. then i opened eri.xml with HxD Hex Editor, did ctrl+f, found Virgin Mobile, and changed it to a seventeen letter phrase (including spaces). then i saved the file, put it back into framework-res.apk in /res/xml, then put framework-res.apk in the rom archive in /system/framework, then put it onto my sdcard via usb cable. then i booted into recovery, backed up, wipe cache and dalvik, then installed the zip file. when i booted back up, everything went normally, but the only thing that changed was the words, replacing "Virgin Mobile" with "Roaming Indicator Off". i attached two pictures, one of the notification bar, and one of the lockscreen, both now reading "Roaming Indicator Off". in settings>about phone>status>network, where it originally said Virgin Mobile, that also changed to "Roaming Indicator Off". thanks in advance
    07-30-2011 02:47 PM
  19. sixthspeed's Avatar
    Does this work with OV Port of ath3nos's Unofficial CM7? I went into the rom zip, found the framework-res.apk, and in there found the eri.xml. When I opened up the eri.xml, I couldn't find "Virgin Mobile".
    08-06-2011 12:17 PM
  20. kimberlyinmn's Avatar
    Using the apk_manager, which instance of "Virgin Mobile" should be changed? It shows up twice.

    Rows 7 and 46

    Thanks!!!!!
    09-05-2011 07:46 PM
  21. RyanJKremer's Avatar
    Using the apk_manager, which instance of "Virgin Mobile" should be changed? It shows up twice.

    Rows 7 and 46
    From what I have found, Row 7 is for the lock-screen and row 46 is for the notification pull-down.

    I really had a time getting this one to work - I followed the directions to the letter and kept having trouble. First, I thought it was working, but anything that modified android settings caused settings to fc. I tried again only to end up in a boot-loop.

    I'm using the VM670-CM7.1-RC1-IHO-08292011_MiRaGe ROM with Jerry's Green Machine theme. I realized that the modified ROM was not getting along with the theme, so instead of modifying the ROM, I used the same steps to modify the theme. I connected via USB and used apk manager to modify the .zip file right on my sd card. Rebooted to recovery, installed the modified theme zip, and now I am good to go!

    Always great write-ups from you, Jerry! I don't know what you do for a living, but you should be a technical writer! Your IHO thread helped me go from noob to "knows just enough to be dangerous"!
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    09-08-2011 12:24 PM
  22. kimberlyinmn's Avatar
    From what I have found, Row 7 is for the lock-screen and row 46 is for the notification pull-down.
    Thanks! That was it! I've been switching between IHO and Bumblebee and am back at IHO and gave this another shot. I happily have my name on the lock screen and the pull-down. I've only left my phone in a meeting room once, but I'd also like to think that anyone finding the phone would try to find its owner. (And I think my co-workers would since they IM me often to say they've found my wireless mouse in various rooms at work - thanks to the little label I put on it.)
    09-23-2011 05:20 PM
  23. JerryScript's Avatar
    Thanks! That was it! I've been switching between IHO and Bumblebee and am back at IHO and gave this another shot. I happily have my name on the lock screen and the pull-down. I've only left my phone in a meeting room once, but I'd also like to think that anyone finding the phone would try to find its owner. (And I think my co-workers would since they IM me often to say they've found my wireless mouse in various rooms at work - thanks to the little label I put on it.)
    That's an excellent reason to do this mod, I would even suggest you add an alternative phone number that could be called by someone finding your phone. I live in Las Vegas, and I can tell you it is simply amazing how many people leave their $200+ phones behind. I used to change the lock screen message on my BB to say "If you find this phone, please call xxx-xxxx". I also keep Latitude enabled so I can find it on my own if necessary.

    I wish someone would create a BT bracelet or ring accessory for phones that would let you know when your phone is too far away from you.
    09-23-2011 11:25 PM
  24. kimberlyinmn's Avatar
    That's an excellent reason to do this mod, I would even suggest you add an alternative phone number that could be called by someone finding your phone.
    I contemplated using my personal email address instead of my name... Hmmm..
    09-24-2011 07:39 AM
  25. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    snip...
    I wish someone would create a BT bracelet or ring accessory for phones that would let you know when your phone is too far away from you.
    I agree, for a long time I've wanted something to find my misplaced phone with... sometimes it's on silent, so I can't ring it to get my attention, or I might not have another phone handy for the same trick.
    a device which paired with the phone to make it let out a howl on demand would be pretty cool.

    putting your name and contact info on the phone is a decent idea, keeps honest people honest and gives them a way to get it back to you. I've read of people putting that info on their boot splash screen too, to really make it obvious who the phone belongs to.
    09-24-2011 12:36 PM
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