*!change icons help!*

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  1. johnaltha

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    *!change icons help!*

    I sort of new to the q9c moding, and i was wondering how i could change some of the icons i have in my start menu, for example i really dont like the messageing icon so i wont to replace it with a diffrent one, can someone please help me, i have a good understanding of the ink. files and etc. but i need some instructions!:dft009:smile
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    Confused

    Im still confused on how to do this??
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    I have a tutorial....search for manbat, icons. It will seem simple once you figure it out. I learned from posts here on eWM. Search and read the posts. I would post links...but I'm mobile. Posted via Q9n with Opera Mini 5
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    I'll fix the link when I get to my home computer.
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    Link is fixed...

    Link is fixed in original post. After looking.. that tutorial is to change folder icons. It does included an icon dll resource that can be used to change most folders. I believe I used Coppertop's and Munan's posts to help change the startmenu icons. It is a change in the way the icon.lnk is formated (Written with notepad). It does work. I have used it on my Q9m/c,Q9n and my Saga.
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    Ne some answers

    thanks i changed up some icons, can you tell me how to make a dll file like the Second dll file that i saved to my memory card? and thanks 4 all ur help
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    I make them with GConvert. It is a shareware program. You can use it for 15 days free. After that it will not build ICLs or DLLs. It will allow you to view icons in them though. I think version 5.2 is the newest. If you can find 5.0,5.1 and 5.2 and install each in order you can get 15 days with each version. Do WEB search. Good Luck.
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    thanks ill give it a try
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    and what exactly do i do to do the whole 1#\Storage Card\Icons\SECOND.DLL,-1 thing. but it wont be called SECOND DLL and it will proably icons2.
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    Thanks but one more question

    Thanks i figured most of it out:dft010:big_smile but i want to know how to change the messageing icon and internet exploer icon if u could please help?
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    do u know what dll file the messageing icon is? so i can change the icon?
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    I do not believe you can modify DLLs in the ROM. Did you get the GConvert? You can use the format for the icon.lnk in the linked threads to pull a different image for the shortcut icon. You can copy the lnk you want to change to your computer, open it with notepad,add the modification listed in the thread, put it back in the start menu. Then restart the phone. The new icon image should appear in the start menu and should link to the same application. You can use my sample icon dll or your own created with GConvert to practice with until you get it right. Once it clicks, it will seem easy. The linked threads give a pretty good tutorial. Good Luck.
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    Sorry...forgot this. The dll is Shellres.dll, I believe... not 100% sure though. I believe trying to mod this file can make it unreadable to the phone. I read it in XDA-Developers I believe.
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    I think I messed up my messageing program because it won't open up. I think I might have deleted some things off the it when it was in .txt form so I was wondering what it is that I need to put back? so it will link it back to the messageing program.
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    Here is a Tutorial.

    Here is a Tutorial. Unzip it. There is a copy of the stock Messaging lnk inside the zipped folder. It's from my Q9m flashed with the Q9c ROM. There is also a modified Messaging lnk that directs to an icon in my Second DLL as an example of how it should look. Always save a copy of anything you want to change. Rename the changed one by adding a number to it so it will not overwrite the "stock" one until you are sure that it works. Hope this helps. I'll be near my computer for a few more hours if you need help.

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    thanks so much your great! I figured it out and fixed everything. they should make you president of this type of moding for the q's. or this website. ill write back if I have any more questions or problems and again thanks a lot:)
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    Glad I could Help....

    Glad I could Help....The next ones will be easier!! lol Like I said when it clicks in your head it's easy!!

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