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Change statusbar clock text color

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I do not know how many of you know how to do this, but I found a way to change the text color of the statusbar clock.

I could not find anything posted anywhere about this after 2 days of searching.

Make a backup of your framework-res.apk BEFORE modding it. This is important.

It's basically a color change in the framework-res.apk file in /system/framework folder.

If you use APK Tool to decompile your framework-res.apk, the change is very easy.

Once you have decompiled your framework-res.apk, go to the res/values folder and open colors.xml in notepad.

Near the bottom is an entry that looks like this:

<color name="status_bar_clock_text">#ffbebebe</color>

change the color value (#ffbebebe) to some other color. For example, I changed mine to

<color name="status_bar_clock_text">#ff3299cc</color>, which is sky blue.

Once you have chnaged the color, save the file, exit notepad.

Using APK Tool, compile the framework-res.apk you just modified.

Make sure you copy, from the original framework-res.apk, the following ("META-INF" folder and the "AndroidManifest.xml")

to the new framework-res.apk file. You can use winrar to open it.

Open the original framework-res.apk and the new framework-res.apk files. You should have 2 open windows.

Now you should have 2 winrar windows open, just drag the "META-INF" folder and the "AndroidManifest.xml" file from the original framework-res.apk, to the modded one. Make sure you select 'None" for compression method when prompted.

Close both windows and copy the modded framework-res.apk to /system/framework.

EDIT: Also works for XXKH1 / XXKH3

Here is what mine looks like after the mod.

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If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.

As far as color codes in hexadecimal, you will have to look them up on the internet. Here is where I got mine:

http://www.december....pec/color3.html

Edited by Gary Crutcher
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