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Tool To Make Modifying Framework-res a Little Easier for Beginners

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Tool To Make Modifying Framework-res a Little Easier for Beginners

For those who are budding developers, tools that help make the process a little easier to understand and a little faster to learn are always welcome. And, of course, all the respect to the pioneers of Android development who had to learn without nifty tools like these.

XDA Member wesf90 is among the most recent to contribute to the rich, and immense, list of tools to help developers out with his, as he puts it, “snazzy” tool called Framework Flasher.

Here’s a description of the tool and it’s use from wesf90:

It extracts your framework-res.apk file and allows you to edit the files. After editing, the script will compile, sign the apk, create your update.zip with the correct structure for flashing, and then sign the .zip. Everything you need to modify and flash your framework-res.apk file.

While it hasn’t been tested with those pesky .9 png files yet, wesf90 has stated that he’ll add the functionality if it’s requested enough.

Currently, it’s posted in the Motorola Droid X2, but it seems as though this is compatible with more phones than that and could make its way over to the Android Development and Hacking section eventually. Additionally, the thread is being used for bug reports as well as requests. So if you’re an aspiring themer, developer or if you just want to head over and check it out, follow the link above for additional information and download links.

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