Anyone here know how to theme an apk/widget?

GrainOsand

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I am looking to change the colors of some apk's and widgets. I really just want to change the colors of .png files, I have already pulled the .png files I want to mod, I really just need to know what programs I can use to edit the .png files and push them back to the apk's. Any knowledge is appreciated.
 

Chris3D

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I am looking to change the colors of some apk's and widgets. I really just want to change the colors of .png files, I have already pulled the .png files I want to mod, I really just need to know what programs I can use to edit the .png files and push them back to the apk's. Any knowledge is appreciated.

Any photo editing program should be able to edit png files: Paint Shop Pro, PaintIt, The Gimp, and of course, the venerable Photoshop.

If all you want to do is change the colors of existing images, you should be able to just add them back to the apk using something like 7-Zip (apk files are just standard zip files renamed to .apk). Just make sure you mimic the same compression settings of the images - from what I've seen, most pngs are stored uncompressed in apks.

If you want to change the size or other aspect of the image (the 9 patch info, for example), then you'll need to rebuild the apk using apktool so the new info is added to the resources of the apk.

Just Google search for all these programs/tools, and you'll find links where to find/download them.
 

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