How to change icons?

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Can someone explain how to change the icons?

  • In the navigation bar
  • In the dock
  • In the lockscreen

I'm running AOKP M5 and Nova Launcher Pro with Franco Kernel

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To change icons in the dock is simple if you are using Nova, just hold down on the desired icon and click edit, then click on the icon image and then select the new icon. To change icons in the Nav Bar go to Settings / Rom Control / Navigation Bar. You click on the current icon to the right then you select your new icon from the gallery. If you try to select a new icon from a file manager it seems to FC. So find the new Nav Bar icons you want to use and either restart your phone or download a media scanner app from the Play Store. The Lockscreen icons are the same as the Nav Bar, just go to Settings/ Rom Control/ Lockscreen
 
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Wow! I feel kinda dumb about the dock icons. The Nav bar though, i don't know what i would have done without those instructions. Thanks!

Time to find some cool icons.
 
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You can search in the Play Store for "CM9" or "AOKP" and you will find alot of themes and most of them come with custom icons. Once you install the theme from the Play Store you go to Setting / Themes and then choose your downloaded theme.
 

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You can search in the Play Store for "CM9" or "AOKP" and you will find alot of themes and most of them come with custom icons. Once you install the theme from the Play Store you go to Setting / Themes and then choose your downloaded theme.

Thanks, i'm just wondering when you say Settings, is that Nova settings or Aokp settings? I must be blind because i can't find the setting Themes...

So many settings.......
 

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Thanks, i'm just wondering when you say Settings, is that Nova settings or Aokp settings? I must be blind because i can't find the setting Themes...

So many settings.......

OK. That is my fault sorry. I forgot you are on Milestone 5. AOKP added the Theme Manager in a build after M5. You would have to flash a newer version of AOKP to use the Themes. Sorry for the confusion. Nova Launcher does support ADW themes by the way. In order to do that you go to Nova Settings / Look & Feel / Icon Themes.
 

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Thanks for your time Matty.

Can you point me to a good tutorial on making back-ups and nanadroids. The part i don't get is after the new ROM with Theme Manager is flashed , how do i activate the back-up?....really scared of losing my stuff.

Also, suppose i change only the icons alone and no theme. What if i want to revert? Would I need to download the original icons somewhere or are they in defaults?
 

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Thanks for your time Matty.

Can you point me to a good tutorial on making back-ups and nanadroids. The part i don't get is after the new ROM with Theme Manager is flashed , how do i activate the back-up?....really scared of losing my stuff.

Also, suppose i change only the icons alone and no theme. What if i want to revert? Would I need to download the original icons somewhere or are they in defaults?

Lets start with the icons since that's easier. There are two ways to reset your icons back to stock(Default). You can either long-press on an individual icon that you have changed then click the icon then click "restore default", or if you have used an icon pack from the market you can go to Nova Settings/ Look & Feel / Icon Theme and click on Default.

Now for backups. Other than Clockworkmod recovery there are two apps in the play store that are worth the money if you are going to flash AOKP and want all your data. The first is Titanium Backup and the Second is called AOKP Backup. Titanium will save all your apps and app data, while AOKP Backup will save all your AOKP system settings. I personally never wipe data when updating to a new version of AOKP. I can't say the same will work for you but I haven't had a single problem and I have been on AOKP since Build 20.

All you need to do is backup all your apps and data with Titanium Backup, Backup your AOKP settings with AOKP backup then boot into recovery and create a Backup with it. Now that you are backed up you can either just wipe cache, and dalvik cache then flash the new AOKP and Gapps without wiping data and see if you have any problems, or you can wipe data, cache, and dalvik cache and start fresh. Its your call. If you choose to wipe all you need to do is download Titanium backup from the market and once its installed you can open it and restore your apps. DO NOT restore system apps with Titanium Backup because it will more than likely cause issues. That is what you use AOKP Backup for. After your apps are restored it is a good idea to reboot your device. then you should be good to go. I hope this epic reply doesn't confuse the hell out of you. Let me know if any part of it confuses you.