Will Verduzco · Aug 30, 2013 at 02:30 pm

Streamline Your App Theming with BatchAPKTool

If you fancy creating and applying themes for your applications, you no doubt have become well acquainted with APKTool. The application, originally created by XDA Recognized Developer Brut.all has become a staple in application modification on Android. It enables the modification of app resources by allowing users to easily decompile and recompile applications.

We’ve recently featured a few tools aimed at streamlining the APKTool experience, as well as a few guides on the subject. However, sometimes a script with some optimized use-cases can useful as well. This is where XDA Senior Member dfkt_ and his script BatchAPKTool come in.

BatchAPKTool isn’t intended to take care of every need for every user. Rather, it’s intended to perform a limited subset of tasks extremely efficiently. These tasks include decompiling the application resources into a dedicated subfolder, deleting all files other than image resources, optimizing the images, compiling the NinePatch PNGs, rebooting to recovery, and performing various tasks such as pushing the newly themed app.

While BatchAPKTool isn’t a general purpose script geared at satisfying everyone’s needs, it is useful for those looking to perform certain types of application theming more efficiently. Head over to the original thread to get started.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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