So guys i know many of you are there who just got into love with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich….Hmm many of you were addicted to the on screen ics keys or the soft keys as seen on nexus prime…well they were removed on the existing phones due to presence of physical buttons.
So i know many of you would like it back. Firstly a big thanks to evilisto for the tutorial..Well i decided to re write the tutorial cuz the orginal thread was really very tough for noobs….so i decided to make it more simpler…Well IT DOES NOT WORK ON STOCK OR WITH ANY ROM WITH TW LAUNCHER….OR STOCK ROMS LIKE THE HTC SENSE
So lets get started:
The Pulling Process:
So first comes the part where you need to extract the framework-res.apk file from your phone. So firstly on your phone go to settings–>developer options–>and then tick the usb debugging box….
Open up cmd and navigate to the android sdk\platform-tools directory.Type in
When you type in the first command and if you see the number of devices to blank or 0, re install the phone’s usb drivers or you have not enabled usb debugging.
The Decompilation Process-:
So now comes the part where we decompile the framwork-res.apk file. So for this download and extract the apktool package(mentioned in requirements) in a folder. Open up cmd again and navigate to this folder.
There should be no errors in this process, if any then you don’t have administrator privileges or you don’t have java runtime environment installed.
Redo the steps and you will be good to go.
The Editing Process:
So now the comes the most important part the re compilation part. Well many can receive errors in this part..even i did but just leave your queries in the comments, i will fix them. So again open up cmd as admin and navigate to the extracted folder.
In cmd type in:
apktool b framework
If you guys are having problem with the recompilation you can follow the tutorial for it over here. It is easier and more efficient….