CHANNELS CARBON THEME
Enable installation from unknown sources
Download the .apk and transfer it to your device's internal / accessible storage and open it via a file manager
Type the entire download URL into AFTVDownloader
Updates install as an update, and it can coexist with any Play Store version of Channels
HOW TO MANUALLY UPDATE THE LATEST BETA WITH THE CARBON THEME
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Ensure you have a proper Java environment setup by downloading and configuring both Java JDK and JRE
You will have to setup a Java environment and use apktool.jar from the command line to decompile / recompile .APK files
Download the latest Beta .apk to your computer from:
Download the modified files from the original post
Decompile the xxxxx.apk with APK Easy Tools by clicking the Decompile button:
You can find the extracted files in the /1-Decompiled APKs/ folder if you would like to poke around.
The files we are interested in are in some of the subfolders contained in the /res folder
Overwrite the original files with the modified files in the decompiled beta xxxxx.apk's /res/ respective subfolders manually or with Beyond Compare.
I use Beyond Compare because I open the left side as the previous version I modified and the right side is the new version, compare contents, then manually select the files with Ctrl-Click on the left side and merge them over by right clicking and choosing "Copy to Right Side"
NOTE: IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE BEYOND COMPARE, TRYING TO SELECT ALL FROM THE DROP DOWN MENUS AND COPY ALL AT ONCE DOES NOT WORK, YOU MUST MANUALLY SELECT THEM, THEN RIGHT CLICK, AND 'COPY TO RIGHT SIDE'
Recompile the .apk with APK Easy Tools by clicking the compile button:
Once recompiled the .apk will be found in the /1-Recompiled APKs/ directory.
Copy the newly compiled xxxxx.apk to your playback device's storage and install it by opening the file with a file manager.