View Full Version : Font color change

02-05-2011, 12:43 AM
Does anyone know if its possible to change the font color? I would like to change the color of the keyboard, dial pad, drop down menus, notifications and icon text but keep window and browser text black.

jimmy was an aardvark yet he ate dogfood

02-05-2011, 12:49 AM
changing font color IS possible, and i think it might be possible to do what you want, to an extent. it is something i am actually working on, and talking with Wugfresh about POSSIBLY making a script to do it, altho i think it might be a bit too much to do in a script.

i can point you in a direction of where to find out HOW to do it, and a list of what you'll need to change if you want, heres a short description of what you'll do

decompile framework-res.apk (not unzip, TOTALLY different)
navigate to specific .xml files
edit coding within the .xml files
recompile framework-res.apk
push to phone

*edit* i am still working on getting this accomplished myself btw, i have done a few edits to change text on the notification pulldown, and the "ticker" in the notification bar, but that is as far as i have gotten

02-05-2011, 01:14 AM
Cool, I have experience changing colors in .xml files for websites and I don't think I would have issues decompiling and recompiling the framework-res.apk file. As far as pushing it back is it possible to do it on your phone with root explorer or must it be pushed from your computer through the cmd prompt?

jimmy was an aardvark yet he ate dogfood

02-05-2011, 01:22 AM
i personally would reboot into recovery and push the framework-res.apk back to the /system/framework/ via adb, just to be on the safe side.

you will need android sdk installed, current java installed, and environment variables set properly in order to properly decompile/compile the apk

here are the links with the info you'll need, if you need any help, feel free to contact me :)

[GUIDE] Want to learn how to theme? - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=916814)
xda-developers - View Single Post - [TUTORIAL] Where to find the colors for making a theme (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=9066440&postcount=1)

02-05-2011, 01:31 AM
Cool, thanks for the help. I'll let you know how it goes.

jimmy was an aardvark yet he ate dogfood

02-05-2011, 01:32 AM
no problem :)