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This video is the simplest way to modifying your apk file. If you always wondered if you could change the graphical looks, icons, etc., well it is possible. To start off, this video is not for people who have no knowledge of android hacking, want to cheat a certain game, exploit to harm another individual, or mostly start a flame war.
1) Any sort of program that will extract, rename, and compress zip files.
2) Photoshop for editing PNGs. I use Manga Studio.
3) *Rooted Android Phone (Will explain further)
4) USB (For transfer)
1) Airdroid if any Samsung users have problems with their drivers.
*This is important. You must have a rooted phone. Why? When you rezip the apk, it will be unsigned. It will not install if you click the modded app through your file explorer on your android device. To manually install it, you must transfer the app to /system/app. Finally, reboot your phone and you shall be alright. I recommend modifying apps that are installed from 3rd-party websites instead of apps that constantly update from google play because then if it updates, you will lose everything you modified for that app. Have fun and happy modding 🙂 If you have any questions or concerns let me know in the comment section.
Here’s proof that I modded rootexplorer.apk: http://i.imgur.com/4sO5ffo.jpg
NOTE: I haven’t got to mess with the xml or any other type of files. Not sure what it does.
WARNING: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT YOU DO TO YOUR DEVICE. IF YOUR DEVICE BREAKS DUE TO CHANGES WITH THE SOFTWARE, TWEAKING WITH THE FIRMWARE, OR IF YOUR PHONE RUNS AWAY, THAT’S ON YOU.
Song & Artist: Gleypa Okkur – Ólafur Arnalds