Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
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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