egzthunder1 · Feb 16, 2013 at 08:30 am

Adding the Ink Effect to your Epic 4G Touch… by Hand

Not too long ago, we brought you news about one of Samsung’s eye candy features being successfully ported to the Epic 4G Touch‘s Jelly Bean leaks FL16 and GA10. Regardless of how useless this is in terms of device functionality, one cannot brush aside the fact that a lot of work went into the porting process and reverse engineering of device specific code. The amount of work put by all the devs involved was substantial, and anyone who had followed the development thread could attest to that. Now, the challenge is complete and in order to have it installed, the only thing anyone would need to do is flash the zip file through recovery and presto! 18 shades of color are automagically added to your ROM. However, if you are here for the journey as opposed to the destination, then you might enjoy what XDA Recognized Contributor tdunham has prepared for you.

As you have seen in recent days, tdunham has been hard at work writing up and putting together guides on how to manually add your own mods to your JB ROMs on the E4GT. As stated earlier, this is a great way for anyone to learn and get dirty into the huge world of Android modding. The guide revolves around having to modify android.policy.jar and secsettings.apk, much as what was the case for the previous tutorials. However, due to the complexity of this particular mod (and the pre-requisite of having other mods before this one), the guide is a little more involved than others. Tdunham not only explains how to enable this mod, but also explains how to add up to 18 colors for the effect. Keep in mind also that the work involved in this guide involves smali edits, which has been described by many as a “spawn from hell”. So, make sure that you know what you are getting into before proceeding. There is no harm in doing a little bit of research before diving into this. You know… just in case.

Since all this is done out of your phone, there is little risk involved. However, once you are done and ready to flash your mod, make sure that you make a back up since there is a chance for messing things up and your phone going into a bootloop, which would likely force you to reflash your ROM. Again, this is a great way to get involved into coding and Android modding. Please make sure that you understand this and happy learning!

Ripple effect must already be enabled for this mod to work.
This mod is pretty complex and requires a good deal of tedious work.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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