Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Collaborative Guide Helps Users Modify and Theme
Have you ever been in one of the numerous “Post Your Home Screen” threads here on XDA and wondered how someone accomplished that screen that just totally blows your mind? Or perhaps you were browsing mycolorscreen.com, admiring the artistic beauty presented there, and thought “I wonder how they did that?” Maybe you are just one of those people who likes to tinker with your phone and has crazy ideas about what your phone could do visually, but is afraid to ask/share for fear of someone posting a scumbag steve image to insult you. I may just have the thread for you, my friend—a safe haven, a place where you can inquire about how to do something without the backlash of flame-happy trolls.
That place is here, in a thread started by XDA Recognized Themer jeffsanace, which was created to encourage community development. This thread is an extension of another thread in the EVO 3D forum, which quickly turned into a crazy thread full of helpful people and information. Some really cool modifications have come out of this community effort, so Jeff took the lead, and gave it a new hope in the Android Software and Hacking forum. In the first post of the thread, you will find the “general rules” for the thread and links to more tutorials than you will know what to do with. You will also see links to some of the tools that you will need to get started. If that isn’t good enough, the thread itself is meant to be interactive, meaning that the crazy idea you had might lead to something great. Asking questions is encouraged, because without questions there are no answers. The only caveat is you need to be willing to learn. No one is going to do it for you, but they will gladly help you through the process and show you how to do it.
You will likely come in contact with some of the most helpful users here on XDA, but no one acts like they are better than anyone else. Everyone involved is there to learn and help one another. Having had the pleasure of working with the users involved, and I have learned more than I ever thought possible. If you are willing to participate, share your ideas, and ask your questions you will learn a ton. Check out the original thread to join in on the fun.
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