CyanogenMod 12 Nightlies are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of factory images for the YU Yureka and be sure to check out the article talking about Microsoft investing in Cyanogen, Inc! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...
Guide on How to Make Basic Theming Changes to ROMs
Custom ROMs are hard work. Developers spend days, weeks and even months ironing out bugs, getting the theme just right and otherwise perfecting their work. However, not everyone likes the same things or like the work but wish they could change just one thing about it.
For most users, these little changes can be easily overlooked and they can enjoy their experience with any ROM. For some, though, they like their tweaks and themes exactly how they want. It is with this in mind that XDA Senior Member dully79 has come up with a tutorial that will give users who are carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II the ability to give those ROMs those little tweaks they’ve been wanting.
The tutorial is pretty extensive and teaches users how to do things such as change the battery icon and color by using the standard theming tools, such as Gimp. dully79 is also kind enough to link users to more in depth theming tutorials that covers things his tutorial doesn’t cover and adds a warning:
DO NOT ADJUST .9.PNG’S UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
For those who have been wanting to change just a little bit of their ROM, but otherwise like it, you can find all the information, the full tutorial and links in the original thread. Be sure to create a backup before installing anything, just in case something goes wrong.
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