Faiz Malkani · Jul 19, 2014 at 03:30 am

Comprehensive Guide Helps You Get Started with CyanogenMod Theme Development

The one feature that is synonymous with Android is customization. This can range across a wide number of topics, but theming and visual customization take center stage. CyanogenMod harnessed this need for visual customization with their modified version of the T-Mobile Theme Engine, which allows users to download and install system-wide themes as well as develop their own themes. For those undertaking theme development, CyanogenMod has produced a theme template on which you can base your theme. But for those of us who aren’t very code-savvy, this can prove to be an uphill task. To address this issue, XDA Recognized Contributor EnricoD has written up a comprehensive guide which walks you through the steps required to get started with theme development. It begins with setting up Eclipse, the Android SDK, Android Developer Tools, and a bunch of other stuff you’ll need, and also shows you how to import the CyanogenMod theme template, edit the Android Manifest, run the theme on a device, fix any errors that you may come across, and theme some basic Android elements. Head over to the CM Theme development guide thread to get started with theme development. The guide covers instructions for Windows as well as Linux users, and also has a number of contingency scenarios in case things don’t go as planned.


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Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.
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