[Q] How to translate?


lithid

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Would anyone be able to post a link or point me in any direction in how to translate this rom? I would like to learn how to port and translate myself and see how good I would be able to get it done compared to the awesome devs here.
 
Nov 8, 2010
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You'd have to use APKTOOL to decompile the APK's that need translating. Then go to RES\VALUES\strings.xml and edit away. Afterwards, recompile. Some may need for you to take the framework-res.apk and incorporate it (apktool -i framework-res.apk). In fact, run that first and then decompile.

There are other files that may need to be edited, but this will get you a ROM that's 95% translated.

Just a word of warning, some files are not that easy to recompile.

What needs to be edited:

framework-res.apk
Launcher2.apk
Backup.apk
Contacts.apk
ContactsProvider.apk
FM.apk
Gallery3D.apk (???)
Mms.apk
Phone.apk
Settings.apk
 

lithid

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I appreciate it. I figured thats what i needed to do just wanted to be sure there wasn't anything else. Since this is my first time grabbing miui from their site and trying from scratch... thanks a bunch