Once again, we have arrived on the most magical of holidays - the annual unveiling of HalfLife 3, and day on which co-workers believe it is appropriate to duct tape air horns behind doors. I speak, of course, about April Fools Day. As has become their custom, Google launched lighthearted "pranks" for each of their various services (with other tech sites following suit), and we have done our best to round up the humorous products and tweaks surfacing thus far. Warning: spoilers...
Tutorial on Including Apps in Your Settings Menu
As you may all be aware, plenty of mods are available for the picking that offer customized settings menus. Usually, they include the addition of the standard CPU frequency settings, on-screen buttons, and a bit of shifting here and there of the settings layout. However, it’ll still be nice to know the process behind such mods, either for curiosity’s sake or because the available offerings are just not clicking with what you had in mind.
Well, XDA Recognized Themer RomWiz brings you one step closer with a guide teaching folks how to customize the settings menu with the addition of shortcuts to apps on an Android 4.0+ device. Requiring APKtool and Notepad++ ready at hand, RomWiz guides you through the way with clear, understandable steps, from the initial decompilation of the settings.apk, to including a custom app icon, and the recompilation.
Visual learners will be glad to know that the tutorial is very much visually orientated, with each step accompanied by screenshots and points of interest. Furthermore, RomWiz has even created and attached the guide in video form to make sure you don’t miss a beat when you’re going through the procedure yourself. A generic zip file has also been conveniently provided, which when you have placed your customized settings.apk in it, can be flashed to the appropriate directory through a custom recovery.
If you would like to learn more, head over to the original thread for both the written and video guide.
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