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[ANDROID] [TUT] Changing Your Player Skin


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#1

shanesurk500

Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:27 PM

For this to work, the instructions must be followed EXACTLY. The other tutorial on this forum leaves out the signing process and therefore will not allow the new apk to be installed:

- To start you will need to have the Java JDK installed. ( http://java.sun.com/...loads/index.jsp )
- Secondly, your Android Phone MUST BE ROOTED. Since I am not willing to encourage piracy, this is needed to acquire the app to be modded. Tutorials for rooting your phone can be found on Google.
- You will need a File Manager with ROOT ACCESS installed on your Android Phone. I recommend ES File Manager. It's free. That is also the app I will be using for  Once you have downloaded it, press menu and go into "Settings." Scroll all the way down and Check "Enable Root Explorer Functions" or something similar. Click "Allow." If you want, you can check the box below it, but it's not required.
- Once you have done this, assuming you have Minecraft PE already installed, Press the star at the top in ES File Manger.
- Tap "Phone"
- Browse to "/data/apps"
- Locate and long-click on "com.mojang.minecraftpe.apk"
- Tap Copy
- Click the star at the top again.
- Tap Home
- Tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen and tap the app's icon.
- Download this zip file and extract to the location of your choosing Be sure to keep all the files in the same folder: http://www.mediafire...1di3ry2kgiehy6t (This tool is not mine. I simply re-uploaded for convenience.)
- Plug your phone into your computer via USB.
- Drag the Minecraft PE .apk to the same folder as the tool you just downloaded Be sure it is the only apk file in that folder.
- Rename the .apk ending to .zip
- Open it like a normal .zip
- Place your new "char.png" in the "mobs" folder.
*Extremely important steps begin here*
- DELETE THE "META-INF" FOLDER
- UNINSTALL MINECRAFT PE FROM YOUR PHONE
*Extremely important steps end here.*
- Rename the .zip back to .apk
- Open the sign.bat and follow the instructions.
- Drag "your-app-signed" back onto your SD Card.
- Using ES File manager, browse to your SD Card. Tap on "your-app-signed.apk" and complete the install.
- If everything was done correctly, your app should install and run perfectly.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

Thanks for the great tutorial, but i can't seem to find the com.mojang.minecraftpe.apk
Thanks!
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 07:59 PM

View PostCroccy, on 16 December 2011 - 08:05 AM, said:

Thanks for the great tutorial, but i can't seem to find the com.mojang.minecraftpe.apk
Thanks!

If you browse to your /data/apps folder, it should show the apps' icons. It should be there. Just look for the Mincraft Pocket edition icon. If it isn't in there, try /data/apps-private. Tell me if you need any more help. And no problem.

And also, your phone IS rooted, correct? I mean you have no trouble getting into that folder?

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

View Postshanesurk500, on 16 December 2011 - 07:59 PM, said:

If you browse to your /data/apps folder, it should show the apps' icons. It should be there. Just look for the Mincraft Pocket edition icon. If it isn't in there, try /data/apps-private. Tell me if you need any more help. And no problem.

And also, your phone IS rooted, correct? I mean you have no trouble getting into that folder?

Hi, i downloaded a different root file manager and i finally saw the file.
Thanks for the tutorial, all my friends are jealous now :P
And yes, my xperia play is rooted.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 04:35 AM

View PostCroccy, on 17 December 2011 - 01:42 AM, said:

Hi, i downloaded a different root file manager and i finally saw the file.
Thanks for the tutorial, all my friends are jealous now :P
And yes, my xperia play is rooted.
Thats good to hear. Im glad it worked. So that was the only problem? The rest of the tut worked fine?

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 07:29 AM

View Postshanesurk500, on 17 December 2011 - 04:35 AM, said:

Thats good to hear. Im glad it worked. So that was the only problem? The rest of the tut worked fine?

Yeah, it worked great!
Now i just want to test if they can see my skin in multiplayer.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:28 PM

Hey shaneshurk500 i might make a youtube video or a topic on how to change your texturepack manually for android and its based off your post, do you mind if i use your steps?, i'll give all the credit to you (well some :P)  and even a link to your post.
Pm me thx.
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#8

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:49 PM

It says 'Parse error, there is a problem parsing the package' i did everything according to what you said but i deleted the original skin and put in my one. was i meant to?
Good tutorial though

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:11 AM

Free bump to say thanks! I finally found the original pkg hiding in /mnt/asec/com.mojang and was able to get Misa's 64x running on my Galaxy S2. WOOT!

View PostMineDisturber, on 05 January 2012 - 11:49 PM, said:

It says 'Parse error, there is a problem parsing the package'


I got that error the first time I tried. If you unzip your new .pkg does it have a pkg folder inside? It shouldn't.

(ie: dont make a .zip file from the pkg folder, open the pkg folder, select all and make them the .zip)

Hope that makes sense.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Wow,this steps really work for me (except a few step that are wrong for me so I fixed it myself)...thanks TS  :rolleyes: you deserved a  :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:    

Anyway,bumped this thread so other people can see it...
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:15 AM

Thank you, it worked like a charm

Although i do have a question, if you join someones multiplayer server using the edited skin would they be able to see it or would it still be steve for them?
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:56 AM

This works, thanks :)

@Maces No, they see you as Steve. What your basically doing in editing the texture pack of MC's PE default textures. Only YOU can see it. Infact, if you go on MC PE multiplayer, anyone on that server would have the exact same skin since you got a different texture.
Famous Nyan seed has caves now along with 3 other special maps for MCPE! Check here for downloads: http://tinyurl.com/c75ax6y
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

View PostCrazy minecraft, on 18 February 2012 - 12:56 AM, said:

This works, thanks :)

@Maces No, they see you as Steve. What your basically doing in editing the texture pack of MC's PE default textures. Only YOU can see it. Infact, if you go on MC PE multiplayer, anyone on that server would have the exact same skin since you got a different texture.
ok thanks
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:40 AM

You can also do it without root... See here: http://www.minecraft...-guides-coming/
Instead of putting in a texture pack, put in a skin. Does also work with mobs, will write better tut this weekend.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:14 PM

or you could just download PocketTool by snowbound on play store and change it. it's the easiest way