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Create Your Own Action Screen
This one goes out to all the graphics devs on xda. If you use your action screen on your phone very often, then you know you want it to look good. There are a lot of skinned ones in this site, but sometimes you just can’t seem to find one that fits you best. Well, take a look at the write up that XDA member BT73 has created. A nifty little tool and “how to” guide that will help you to create your very own action screen.
- Edit the files in Brnconvert map with extension —- *.bmp to *.PNG
- Edit how you like it.
- Change the PNG files back to BMP
- Convert all BMP with brnconvert to BRN
- Copy files to File Action Screen Made By BT73
- Follow steps in Readme File…..
You can find more information in the application thread.
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