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Hi everyone

Having started off with creating my own theme, i now want to modify a ROM slightly to my own tastes and preferences. I'm currently using FLB r11b, so would like to change this slightly, but I have some questions:

1. How can i change what is displayed under "Build Number" in Settings>About Phone? Currently it says "FLB-Froyo r11", but just for fun I'd like to change that to my own name ( whilst obviously leaving credit to flibblesan :) ) I have spent a while getting Eclipse up and running with the SDK, and am willing to get dirty and learn some stuff, but I can't find any guide on how to do this.

2. Can i make my version of the ROM "ready themed", ie- can I simply replace the framework-res.apk and services.jar from the ROM with those that are flashed by my theme?

3. To remove apps before install, do I simply delete them from system/app? ie- I do not need or want apps such as Twitter..

Thanks :)

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1. check system/build.prop

2. yes, if they work you can put them in the rom from the beginning

3. yes, be sure to know what you delete (or don't whine when it doesn't work afterwards :))

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Hi everyone

Having started off with creating my own theme, i now want to modify a ROM slightly to my own tastes and preferences. I'm currently using FLB r11b, so would like to change this slightly, but I have some questions:

1. How can i change what is displayed under "Build Number" in Settings>About Phone? Currently it says "FLB-Froyo r11", but just for fun I'd like to change that to my own name ( whilst obviously leaving credit to flibblesan :) ) I have spent a while getting Eclipse up and running with the SDK, and am willing to get dirty and learn some stuff, but I can't find any guide on how to do this.

2. Can i make my version of the ROM "ready themed", ie- can I simply replace the framework-res.apk and services.jar from the ROM with those that are flashed by my theme?

3. To remove apps before install, do I simply delete them from system/app? ie- I do not need or want apps such as Twitter..

Thanks :)

1. Simply open build.prop in a text editor. Change appropriate string.

2. Yes but the framework-res.apk needs to be signed with the appropriate key. Flb uses the platform key. Will not boot otherwise.

3. Yes.

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1. Simply open build.prop in a text editor. Change appropriate string.

2. Yes but the framework-res.apk needs to be signed with the appropriate key. Flb uses the platform key. Will not boot otherwise.

3. Yes.

I am unsure about signing the apk, as I am the person who made the Gingerbread theme that expanded on yours :) All i did was modify some of the images, and it works fine when flashed as a zip....

Thanks to both responders :)

EDIT: I take it the line I modify is "ro.build.display.id=FLB-Froyo r11"?

Edited by TheManicGibbon

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If you directly replaced the images straight into the apk that's fine. If you decompile and recompile you have to really sign.

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