I recently posted about some great modified transparent widgets, but there may not be a transparent version of the app you are looking for. If you have the guts and the time, check out these instructions made by ilangoadigal on how to change any widgets you would like to be transparent. They aren’t the easiest, but how great would it be to have every screen filled with transparency? I would definitely approve:
What you’ll need:
- 7Zip: Download Link
- Apk Manager: Link and General Instructions
- Image editing software: Either Photoshop or Gimp
- Transfer the apk from your phone to your computer. It’s probably in a place like data/app or data/data or the like
- Open the apk with 7zip. Do not extract the whole thing, just open it. Inside you’ll see a folder called “res”; transfer that somewhere on your computer.
- Inside the res folder you’ll see a bunch of folders. The images you want to edit are usually in a folder labeled “drawable”, but you may have to look elsewhere
- Find the background image you want to edit. It might be labeled widget_bg or something helpful like that.
- Edit it how you want. In the case of transparency, you want to delete the background and make it entirely transparent. Save it in the same format and do not change the name. (Note- if your file has .9.png in it, you have to open your edited version using draw9xpatch or whatever in the Android SDK and save it through that as well)
- Drag the res folder with your modified images back into the archive, using 7zip. You might want to use a duplicate of the apk, just to have the original on hand in case something goes wrong.
- Place the modified apk into the place-apk-here-for-modding folder in the APK Manager folder
- Open up script.bat. Select your project using option 22.
- Do the following things- Extract APK (1), Zip APK (3), zip as regular apk (2), sign apk (4)
- At this point you should have a signed version of the apk in the place-apk-here-for-modding folder. You can transfer it to your phone now and install it. Or install it directly onto your phone through apk manager if you have ADB enabled.
There you go. Hopefully you are able to try this out. It may look difficult at first but if you need any help or would like to show off some widgets you’ve modified, post below for us to help you out. Also check out this thread for full support.