This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...
Inverted HTC Messaging Application (mms.apk) for Android
We have seen themes for most apps for Android to turn them into pretty much any color combination. Black with white text is one that has been around for quite some time. However, the HTC Messaging application was a bit of a tougher project to address due to many dependencies with the com.htc.resources.apk, which could drastically modify other things in Sense if they were changed. Well, XDA member JsChiSurf has put his sleeves up and decided to tackle this project head on and has come back triumphant. The newly modified mms.apk has the white background turned black and the black text turned white. It was quite a bit of work from the dev as he had to modify quite a few things in the apk, but finally came out on top.
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It seems this has not been done before, and upon initial investigation, I can see why. Many of the HTC Sense applications share common resources (themes, styles, icons, etc), stored in com.htc.resources.apk. So, if you attempt to modify something used by Mms.apk, but stored in com.htc.resources.apk, you are going to unwittingly modify the appearance of other applications, and if other corresponding elements are not adjusted in those applications as well, you are going to have problems.
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