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Change Your Battery Stats Color with a Smali Modification

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Change Your Battery Stats Color with a Smali Modification

Holo UI has become an integral part of Android ever since the the launch of version 3.0 Honeycomb. Its visual styling has earned quite a few fans, as well as many who actually dislike it. A few days ago, we talked about the Holofication Nation project, where developers¬†are transforming well known applications to better fit the Holo style. Now it’s time to continue this journey and further ‘Holo-ify’ your device.

Your battery stats readout is one of the last places in Android’s UI that hasn’t yet been touched by the Holo magic. But with a small amount of work, you can change this state. XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor iamareebjamal posted a guide describing the process of transforming battery menu stats from its current drab color scheme to blue, eye-candy Holo style. Some smali editing is required, so you need to be familiar with tools like APK Tool. However, the whole process should only take a few minutes, and it should work on most Android devices running Gingerbread or later.¬†If you don’t like Holo blue, you can easily choose a different color, so you can even make it pink if you so choose.

If you want to give it a shot, make your way to the original thread and follow the steps. Just be sure to backup any files that you modify in case you wish to revert.

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