Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Add a Taste of Carbonite to Your CyanogenMod 7
In case you haven’t noticed, here at XDA-Developers, we like hacking and modifying our devices. A big part of this, which many often look past while installing countless ROMs and kernels, is that we appreciate customizing the appearance of our devices as well. Sure performance improvements can be seen in benchmarks and frame rates in games, but even dramatic performance gains are often quite subtle compared to basic themes.
Luckily, there is no shortage of theme creators in our community. XDA forum member Trock79 has taken it upon himself to create a highly integrated theme with a blue carbon fiber motif. The aesthetic certainly won’t appeal to everyone, but that’s the beauty of it. It’s daring, and those who like it almost undoubtedly love it. This theme, while originally created for the Google Nexus One, works with the CyanogenMod / T-Mobile Theme Chooser application, and should work with any WVGA device.
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