Tomek Kondrat · Nov 20, 2013 at 04:00 pm

Change Your Google Account Font Color in Honami-Based ROMs

The launch of the Sony Xperia Z1 was a major success. This device has high end specifications and an extremely impressive camera, which made it quite popular among XDA forum members. In addition to its hardware specs, it also packs the very good looking Timescape UI.

The Honami, which is the codename for Sony’s latest flagship, brought a lot of firmware improvements that have made the UI eye-catching. Many forum members agree, and have come to enjoy the overall look. However, not everything is ideal, and some fonts in Google account settings are displayed in a less than ideal color.

XDA Recognized Developer niaboc79 looked into this, and found that the color is hard coded in smali rather than the more common XML. Niaboc79 decided to share his knowledge and wrote a guide on how to change the color to black to make it more aesthetic. He was kind enough to post the smali code, so changing those values won’t be a big challenge. This technique uses reverse engineering, so APK Tool or some applications like VTS will be required. Of course, your device must be rooted to get the Settings.apk and push it back using the ADB protocol.

If you own a Sony device and are using a Honami-styled ROM, head over to the tutorial thread to learn how to fix the font color!


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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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