Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
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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Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...