Zidoo UI Customization

Zidoo introduced UI Customization for their black launcher

I’ve created a modded APK for the Android 6/7.1 devices.

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Installation

Copy the downloaded apk to Zidoo’s Download folder or a USB stick. Goto Media Center and select the apk to install.

Components of the user interface

There are 5 application icons on the UI and all can be customized, each icon needs to prepare two pictures for selected status and unselected status.

Unselected status

1_normal.png

Selected status

1_selected.png

Unselected status

1_normal.png

Selected status

1_selected.png

Unselected icons (200 x 200px) are named as:

1_normal.png
2_normal.png
3_normal.png
4_normal.png
5_normal.png

Selected icons (200 x 200px) are named as:

1_selected.png
2_selected.png
3_selected.png
4_selected.png
5_selected.png

There are 5 background images (1920 x 1080px), move cursor will change background images. Background images are named as:

1_background.png
2_background.png
3_background.png
4_background.png
5_background.png

Status icons on the right-bottom corner are named as:

icon_bluetooth.png
icon_ethernet.png
icon_storage.png
icon_wifi.png

The Title, Subtitle and APP icons are corresponded one by one. Create the config.txt file below, texts marked with green can all be replaced.

{
	"apps": [
		{
			"title"    : "MEDIACENTER", 
			"subtitle" : "File Manager", 
			"package"  : "com.zidoo.fileexplorer"    
		},
		{
			"title"    : "POSTERWALL", 
			"subtitle" : "Perfection For Movie Experience", 
			"package"  : "com.zidoo.poster"
		},
		{
			"title"    : "MUSICPLAYER", 
			"subtitle" : "Enjoy The Melody", 
			"package"  : "com.zidoo.audioplayer"
		},
		{
			"title"    : "APPS", 
			"subtitle" : "Find More Applications", 
			"package"  : "APPS"
		},
		{
			"title"    : "SETTING", 
			"subtitle" : "Personalization", 
			"package"  : "com.android.quick.settings"
		}
	]
}

Create a folder named “Launcher”, sub-folder in it named “res”, put all images and the config.txt into this sub-folder. Then copy the “Launcher” folder into the Root Directory of a USB stick. Connect this USB stick with your Zidoo Player and wait custom UI is recognized by Zidoo automatically in about 1 minute.

How to recover the default Zidoo user interface?

Settings > Apps > CIUICAncer APP > Long press “OK” button to “Clear Data”.

Note:

  • If you are not satisfied with the custom UI, it can be re-customize by the guidance above.
  • If UI hasn’t been replaced successfully, please unplug other USB sticks or hard drives and try again.

Default Layout

Example 1: Porsche

Example 2: Your Name

8 thoughts on “Zidoo UI Customization”

  1. The link to download the apk doesn’t work. And THANK YOU for all the work you’ve done with all these modifications for older boxes. Love my X9s still.

  2. Just installed the Porsche Design Backgrounds on my Zidoo Z1000pro mediaplayer, worked instantly.

    Highly appreciate all you work and effort to support the Zidoo mediaplayers and it’s users.

    Regards.

  3. Hi, after installation, I’ve got this pop-up error msg, “Detected problems with API compatibility(visit g.co/dev/appcompat for more info)”. However it only appear “once”. I can easily dismiss the error msg pop-up by clicking the “Ok” button to acknowledge this error. However it will be great if we can get rid of it once and for all. It will reappear after every power recycle of my Zidoo Z9X.

    Any tips or advice to rid this will be great. Thanks for the tutorial.

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