[MOD][HOW TO] Transparent notification bar.

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    [MOD][HOW TO] Transparent notification bar.

    thanks to forum member "hackja4fun": those of you that prefer Metamorphyou can download theMMfiles in post #2

    This guide is for froyo (2.2.x) based setups!

    if you are on gingerbread (2.3.x) heres what to do:
    open another ninjamorph project and do the exact same in "systemUI.apk" when you finish the Ninjamorph project you will get a constant force close, dont worry reboot your phone and you will see your changes...if not then proceed to do the same in "framework-res.apk".

    In this thread ill show you how to make that notification bar transparent.

    1. take the png's ive attached to this post and place them on your SD card in the folder entitled "android themes"
    take note of these file names.

    2.open ninjamorph select new project

    navigate through: system/framework/framework-res.apk. it will then extract all the files.

    then navigate through res/drawable-hdpi.

    scroll down to "status_bar_background.png" click it and change it out with the "status_bar_background.png" you placed on your SD card that has the exact same file name....then continue to replace the other 6 png's the same way.

    If one of the existing png's in your framework does not match the one Ive provided (for example the existing file on your phone ends in " .9 " ) then rename it to match...not all themes are exactly the same.

    3. when your done replacing all 7 png's press the blue back button in ninjamorph, select finish project, select the one that says "framework-resapk"

    then just keep clicking "yes" ("yes/yes/ok/yes") then ninjamorph will tell you "ALL DONE!" and your phone will automatically reboot.

    this will work fine with "launcher 2" and will most likley work with whatever default launcher that came with whatever ROM you mught be using. BUT...

    ...!!! when using this mod with ADW launcher, launcher pro
    or any home replacement app you will need to use a live wallpaper (I use "shake em all" and then just set my own wallpaper) if you want the notification bar to stay transparent. the pulldown will allways be transparent though. (you can also use a live wallpaper called "multiple wallpapers" )

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    With droid




    1294469510756.jpg1294469583811.jpg1294469499142.jpg

    Without droid in pulldown:



    Screenshots from ADW EX
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    Nice, but you should just place these in a meta morph zip file and apply it

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    I never really used metamorph...so if i just put these 5 files in a .zip, put it on my phone and apply it in metamorph. and it automatically replaces them?..

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    I prefer ninjamorph myself. Metamorph files always give me problems. Thanks Trenton. Nice write up. Good tip on the live wallpaper for nonstock launchers.

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    I only see 3 png's and one jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid-Xer View Post
    I prefer ninjamorph myself. Metamorph files always give me problems. Thanks Trenton. Nice write up. Good tip on the live wallpaper for nonstock launchers.
    No prob. I appreciate the comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renthorin View Post
    I only see 3 png's and one jpeg
    Hmmm. I'll fix it asap. And I need to make the header background more transparent too and add the bottom bar.

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    fixed. added one without the droid in the pulldown shade. and added transpaerncy to the bottom bar of the pulldown.

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    Very cool!!

    sent from May's DROID

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