Tomek Kondrat · Aug 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Change Your Tab Indicators to Match the Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

The Sony Xperia Z1 is undoubtedly a beautiful device. Nice hardware design coupled with a good looking UI makes this smartphone one of the top choices for those who like their phone to be beautiful more than anything else. As such, this former flagship still is quite popular among XDA users.

The phone codenamed “Honami” has a unique Xperia UI, which looks attractive to many. If you want to have parts of this UI on your device, XDA Forum Member ljg211314 created a guide explaining how to change the tab indicator style to match the Honami.

The guide shows you what changes are needed in your ROM’s framework to get the expected result. To make said changes, you need to use APKtool, which then allows you to extract the contents of the files in question and re-compile them after adding changes in XML. Ljg211314 provided all resources necessary to complete the process.

Adding Honami UI elements to any Xperia ROM isn’t too difficult. Everything can be done in just few minutes. To use it, your device must be rooted, since the modified files must be pushed back to /system partition.

If you would like to change the style of your tab indicators to those used on the Sony Xperia Z1, head over to the Xperia Z1 Tab Indicator guide thread to learn more.


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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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