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Easily Change App Icons and Names with TouchWiz
Just recently, we featured a guide on how to decompile, recompile and sign APKs that has been of appreciable help to many Android users. However, if you’re stuck and don’t know how to put this into practice, and you’ve always wanted to either change the icons or names of apps on your Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, look no further than XDA Recognized Developer M_J_Nazari‘s guide on how to do such simple modifications.
What M_J_Nazari has written is a straightforward, step-by-step guide on how to easily change the icon and/or name of the chosen app with your hand-picked custom icon or name. The method requires you to download the attached APK provided in the forum post called CSCAppResource.apk, decompile it with the help of tools such as APKTool and guides such as the one previously mentioned, replacing icons with those hand picked yourself, and creating and editing .xml files found in the APK. M_J_Nazari gets some bonus kudos for also provided accompanying examples of code with each creation and edit of .xml files necessary for a successful modification of the APK.
This guide has been confirmed to work with multiple Samsung models including the Galaxy S3, S3 Mini, and Note 2, and has an active discussion regarding user questions and successes. So if you take a fancy to APK modifications or phone customization the old fashioned way without third party apps, most definitely check out the guide at its original thread.
[Screenshot of a Sense 5-themed Galaxy Note 2 courtesy of wildstang83]
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