extract the apk manager.rar to your desktop, you should now have an apk manager folder
open the apk manager folder, drag and drop the apk you want to theme in to the "place-apk-here-for-modding" folder,
start with framework-res.apk
this can be found in your rom at > system / framework
now double click > "script.bat" to open the interface of apk manager
before you start you should do the following, press 20 and hit enter.... now 500 press enter (every time you open the interface)
(this sets the heap size to 500mb to avoid out of memory errors)
press 22 then enter
enter the number of the apk you want to decompile, in this case it should be 1, then press enter
now enter the number 9 and press enter to start decompiling
wait for it to Finnish
open the projects folder, find and open the folder of the apk you just decompiled, in this case its the "framework-res"
second) making theme changes before recompiling
if you navigate to: res / drawable-hdpi
you will find all of the .png images that make up most of the graphics in android
you should make a new folder on you desktop and start to drag and drop the png's you want to change the colour of into it
now when you have all the .png you want to change the colour of you can follow this to batch change colour
(or you can change them manually in GIMP, if so use HUE, do not alter lightness, it brakes .9.png's)
third) recompiling your apk with changes
now that you have changed the colour of all your png files you should select them all (hold left click and drag over all items)
and copy them.
now paste them back into the drawable-hdpi folder (import that you paste them, not move)
now from the apk manager interface select 11 and press enter.
wait for it to prompt you > yes or no
select yes, press enter
again select yes, press enter
now it will ask you to navigate to the "keep" folder and delete all files you have modified
navigate to keep / res / drawable-hdpi
now paste those files again in here, select to overwrite, now the pasted files should be highlighted...
right click on one of them and select delete
this should deleted all the files you just coped (all the modified files) now back out of the folder to the root of apk manager
from the apk manager interface press any button
now you will find in the folder "place-apk-here-for-modding"
unsignedframework-res.apk, remove the unsigned part from the name
add this to the flashable zip, flash and test
EMPTY FLASHABLE ZIP
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS COMPILING, POST YOUR LOG.TXT FILE
NEXT I WILL COVER .XML THEMING (WHEN I HAVE MORE TIME)