Tomek Kondrat · Feb 4, 2014 at 02:00 pm

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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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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