While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.
Five Themes For Your Android MMS
If you fancy a change from the standard MMS colours and layout on your Samsung Galaxy S II device, take a look at this pre-themed MMS apk posted by XDA Senior member gh.rohit.
The XDA forum member liked the themes so much that he extracted the app from a ROM, so credit goes to XDA Recognised Developer Crysis21. The app contains the stock theme plus four new ones. To install, backup your existing MMS.apk from Root Explorer by renaming it to mms.apk.bak, copy the new app to system/app, install, and restart TouchWiz Launcher.
You can check the themes from the message settings.
For more information and to download the apk, head on over to the forum thread.
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