LG Esteem Tips & Tricks – How to change the system backgrounds

This is a guide on how to  change all the LG Esteem phone’s system backgrounds plain colors (settings, contacts, etc) to an actual image instead of a color (I’ll add the lines to change the colors too)

LG Esteem Tips & Tricks – How to change the system backgrounds Steps:

  1. Decompile the framework-res.apk
  2. navigate to the res>layouts>styles.xml and with notepad++ locate <style name="Theme"> and edit these lines:
    • change: <item name="colorBackground">@color/background_dark</item>
    • to this: <item name="colorBackground">@color/transparent</item>
    • then change: <item name="windowBackground">@drawable/screen_background_dark</item>
    • to this one to use a png for the background: <item name="windowBackground">@drawable/backgroundftw</item>
    • or to this if you want to change the color: <item name="windowBackground">@color/name of the color</item>
  3. Locate <style name="Theme.Black" parent="@style/Theme">
    • change this line: <item name="colorBackground">@color/black</item>
    • to this: <item name="colorBackground">@color/transparent</item>
    • then change: <item name="windowBackground">@color/black</item>
    • with this if you are going to use a png: <item name="windowBackground">@drawable/backgroundftw</item>
    • or to this if you want to change the color: <item name="windowBackground">@color/the name of the color</item>
  4. 4a. If you are using a png, Create a 480×800 png , name it "backgroundftw" and place it in drawable-hdpi folder
  5. 4b. If you are using a color, you need to look in the res>values>colors xml to see if the color you are wanting to use is defined. If its not defined, just copy any of the lines in there and add it. So if you wanted hot pink you would copy an existing line in the colors xml and change it.
    • Example:
      existing line: <color name="white">#ffffffff</color>
      copy it and make your change to hot pink:
      <color name="pink">#ff00ff</color>
  6. Recompile and enjoy.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePP4jeqfo8I&feature=plcp

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