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Tutorial [TUT]~Changing icons on the homescreens, Changing icons in the dock., Changing Icons in the Appdrawe

Discussion in 'Android Phones' started by Prince2013, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. Changing icons on the homescreens
    1. download the icons
    2. copy/unzip to your phones sdcard
    3. install Please or Register to view links, its for free at the market.
    4. long press on the homescreen and choose the widget "Desktop-Visualizer". there u can make shortcuts and choose also the size
    5. done - have fun

    Changing icons in the dock.
    1. simplies way is to use Please or Register to view links, its for free at the market.
    3. Install the launcher and make it as your standard
    2. download the icons and copy/unzip them to your phones sdcard
    4. long press on the dock icon an choose "change icon" then "custom icons"
    5. done - have fun

    Changing Icons in the Appdrawer

    i have not tested this way. be sure what u do and allways make a backup of ur system !

    The icons themselves are stored inside the individual apk files. You
    need to open each one, swap out the icon and reassemble it. It's not
    nearly as hard as it sounds.

    1. Tools you need
    • Please or Register to view links Download the appropriate version for your PC.
    • The original copy of the Fresh ROM you used to flash your phone.
    • The icons you want to change.

    2. Create a working folder on your PC.
    3. Using 7zip, open the Fresh ROM zip file. Navigate to the system/app
    folder inside the ROM. Highlight ALL the .apk files, and drag them into
    your working folder. Close the Fresh ROM zip file.
    4. Decide on which icon you want to change first. I'll use the Browser as an example.
    5. Use 7zip to open the Browser.apk you pulled out of the Fresh ROM. Once open, look for the res/drawable folder inside the apk.
    6. Inside that folder, look for an .png file named ic_launcher_browser.png . That's the icon that the app uses.
    7. Have your new icon ready. It should be 48x48 and a .png file. Make sure it's named ic_launcher_browser.png .
    8. Drag the NEW icon into the open 7zip window that's showing the
    res/drawable folder. Choose yes if it asks you about overwriting the
    original file.
    9. Close 7zip.

    The Browser app has now been changed and will show your new icon in the
    drawer, and on the homescreen if you paste a shortcut. Do the same for
    each of the apps you want to change the icon of. The icon will always be
    in /res/drawable, and be named ic_launcher_ **app name**.png

    Once you have changed all the icons, you'll have a set of apk files with
    your new icons. You can push these to the phone one by one from the
    terminal, or you can create your own update.zip

    To push them to the phone (once again Browser.apk will be our example)
    1. In your Android SDK/tools folder, make a new folder called icons.
    2. Copy the Browser.apk file to the folder you just created.
    3. Open the windows command prompt, and navigate to the Android SDK/tools folder. NOT the new folder you just made.
    4. Enter the following commands one line at a time:


    adb remount
    adb push \icons\Browser.apk /system/app/Browser.apk
    5. Do the same for each of the apk files you edited, changing the
    name Browser.apk to the name of the file you're pushing to the phone.
    6. Reboot the phone.
    7. done - have fun

    Note: if Broke yung Link google nlnq hehe!, para may gawa nmn keu hehe :D
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  2. Lawliet_1

    Lawliet_1 Support Team Staff Member Support Team

    salamat dito ts (y)
  3. stay_23

    stay_23 Enthusiast Established

    nice guide....for costumizing
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    nice tutorials.
    keep sharing and salamat @ts(y)
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