As far as I know this can only be done on Android and Windows.
You will need a Windows PC and an Android device (emulators work too).
This guide should tell you every step of making and using your own textures in The Blockheads on Android.
- Downloading the APK
- Installing Java
- Installing APKtool
- Decompressing the APK
- Locating textures/sounds
- Replacing the textures/sounds
- Compressing the APK
- Signing the APK
- Running the APK
Step One. Downloading the APK.
Click here to visit Noodlecake’s website. When you are on this website click “Install APK” and the APK will save to your downloads folder.
Step Two. Installing Java.
Click here to go to the Java site and then click “Agree and Start Free Download” and the installer will save to your downloads folder. Run the installer to install Java.
Step Three. Installing APKtool.
- Start by right clicking this and then doing “Save linked contents as…” and save the apktool.bat where you will remember it.
- Now you need the .jar. Click here and then click on the newest release to download it. Once it has downloaded rename it to
- Now make a folder on the root of your C: drive called
androidand in that folder make another folder called
apktoolso in file explorer it should say
- Move your apktool.jar and apktool.bat in to the apktool folder.
Step Four. Decompressing the APK.
- On your keyboard press the Windows key and type “cmd” and open a command prompt (not administrator).
- In the command prompt type
- Move the blockheads APK file from the first step into the apktool folder using file explorer.
- In the command prompt type
apktool d theblockheads1.7.6.apk(or replace theblockheads1.7.6.apk with the name of the downloaded apk) and press enter.
- Now if you look in the apktool folder there should be a new folder called
Step Five. Locating Textures/Sounds.
- Open the
folder, open the
assetsfolder In this folder there are some icons and fonts but for textures you need to open the
- If you are looking to change textures for the classic textures or sounds then find the texture/sound you want to change without opening any other folders.
- If you want to change the HD Textures then open the folder
HDTexand find the texture you want to change.
Step Six. Replacing Textures/Sounds.
- Download the installer for paint.net and run it. (or you can use any other editing software)
- When you have found the texture you want to edit, right click on the image and select
open withand then
- Edit the texture how you like.
- To replace a sound, find the sound you want to replace in
- Find the sound you want to replace it with. (if it isn’t in
.wavformat you will need to use a converter)
- Name the sound you want to replace it with with the same name as the file you are replacing. ex: place.wave is the name of both files.
- Drag the sound you are using to replace into the
GameResourcesfolder and say “Yes” to replacing the existing file.
Step Seven. Compressing the APK.
- Perform the first two parts of Step 4 again.
apktool b theblockheads1.7.6 theblockheads-new.apkand press enter.
- Now there should be an APK file in
Step Eight. Signing the APK.
- Get your APK file onto your Android device. (using something like google drivedrive an SD card)
- At the moment if you try to install the APK it will error so you need to do the following.
- Click here to download ZipSigner and then install it on your Android device.
- In ZipSigner tap the “CHOOSE IN/OUT…” button at the top of your screen and then navigate to where you put your modded APK.
- Tap “SIGN THE FILE” and wait, this can take a bit.
Step Nine. Running the APK.
- On your Android device open your file exploring app.
- Go to the place where you had your original APK and there should now be a new APK ending in
-signed. If you do not see this, delete something in your downloads folder and it should appear.
- Tap on the new
-signedAPK and allow it to install.
- You should now be able to open The Blockheads with your new textures!
Hopefully somebody finds this interesting, if you make anything cool you can share it!