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Samantha · May 22, 2013

Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you'll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the 'icon' sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However, not everyone will be adept to create absolute masterpieces, which is why XDA Recognized Developer neroyoung's tutorials are much appreciated. What neroyoung has done is guide...

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Former Writer · Feb 21, 2012

Xperiment Shop Open and Ready for Requests for Custom Graphics

Graphics can be hard to come by if you don't have any money. Either they cost a lot and look really cool or they cost nothing, look really cool but the artist is up to their eye balls in requests. To help take the load of the free graphics artists, XDA Member Xperiment2012 has started a thread where members can order up free custom graphics. Why, you may ask? Says Xperiment2012: I am making free GFX for anyone who wants...

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orb3000 · Aug 16, 2011

Transparent Gmail, Google Voice, Market and More Apps

Lately, we have seen many mods and themes for some of the most used applications on our Android devices and to extend the list of available mods even more, we found one set created by XDA member fernando sor, who has been theming apps and such for over a year. His latest work includes transparent themes for Pandora, XDA app, Gmail 2.3.5, Google Voice, Market and Facebook. Moreover, the developer takes it even further by adding colors to the transparent...

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orb3000 · Aug 7, 2011

Screenshot Threads Around XDA

This time we won´t write about any application, tweak, or trick. This time we wanted to show you what members have been posting all around XDA. There are threads for many devices where the community has provided screenshots of how they have set up their home screen. You can find some amazing stuff people have done to make their homescreens beautiful and personal. Hopefully some of these ideas will inspire you to create your very own look. You can find...

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orb3000 · Jul 31, 2011

Android – Live Wallpaper Pack 2

How many of you are using a personalized image on your home screen? I bet the vast majority of us have something "special". For those of you always looking for a great wallpaper, we have found a great pack from XDA member kanak122. This is the second pack from the original poster and this time, he has included 21 live wallpapers with assorted themes and topics ranging from Christmas to abstract, and from colors to galaxies. You can get them...

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orb3000 · Jul 26, 2011

Skin PCB Sense for Android

It has been a while since we have seen an original skin design work. This time, XDA member scar45 presents PCB Sense for our Android devices. This skin will completely change your home screen by giving it a PCB look, showing in the center a processor with the Android logo. This series of skins can be found in five different colors: purple, pink, green, blue, and orange and they will work with all Sense 2.x ROMs. Hopefully, we can convince...

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orb3000 · Jul 24, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Boot Animation for Android

Perhaps you are one of those members who would love to have a bit of Windows Phone 7 on your Android device. If so, then XDA member abhi0n0nakul gives you the WP7 boot screen animation. The boot screen is presented in three different options: With Android engraved, basic, and original one for WVGA (HDPI) screen resolutions. Moreover, you will find a QVGA (LDPI) version but this one only comes as the original one. You will need your device to be...

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Sam Caplat · Jul 21, 2011

XDA-Developers Desktop Wallpapers Update

A few weeks ago I published an article for the first official desktop XDA-Developers wallpaper pack, featuring a collection of different widescreen sizes. We received a lot of feedback on them, including compalints about a "white bar" down the right side of each wallpaper. I'm happy to say that this has now been fixed. We also received requests for dual monitors, which has now been done in a variety of different sizes, too. All wallpapers are provided optimised for widescreen...

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orb3000 · Jul 18, 2011

Profile Picture Template Google+ Style

Since all this G+ madness started, some  have already gotten their invitations and some have not. Judging from it, Google+ could be a good contender for Facebook as the king of social media. However, this is yet to be seen. In the meantime, XDA member Alankrut posted a way to have your profile picture -avatar- in Google style. The developer created this template using Paint, which all Windows using members will be familiar with. A photoshop compatible version will be...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2011

Bring Elegance to Your Sense 3.0 Device With Slate3Duniversal

Are you a Sense 3.0  user who's become a bit jealous of all the T-Mo Theme Engine threads here on XDA? Well fear not, as XDA forum member cypis has just released a wonderful new theme intended for use with any Sense 3.0 device. Offering elegance and improved scrolling performance, Slate3Duniversal has much in store for anyone willing to test it out. In the words of the theme creator: Hello. I missed a little after cool slate theme from 2.1 Sense...

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Sam Caplat · Jul 7, 2011

Official XDA Developers Desktop Wallpapers

Today has been a pretty eventful and exciting day with site announcements. First with our announcement of the new and extremely quick auto-QR Code system now being applied to all thread attachments, and now this. There's something I've felt has been missing from XDA for a very long time. Recently, considering my position on XDA TV, our sister-video show, I've had a screenshot of the opening titles as my wallpaper, displaying the title 'xdadevelopers' for all to see. Unfortunately, there's...

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orb3000 · Aug 28, 2010

Simplistic Theme for Android Updated

Android themes are starting to come almost as frequent as we see them on WM platform. This time XDA member chancellorr presents this nice theme for your Android device with Metamorph, and as it´s name says is a very simple and clean theme. New icons can be found on the version 1.1 update that also fixes some bugs present on version one. For those of you who don´t know about MetaMorph, it allows you to apply themes, patches, and mods...

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orb3000 · Aug 18, 2010

ADW Slide Themes for Android

If you are using ADW, for some the best and fastest launcher, XDA member JAguirre1231 presents this nice collection of themes to personalize your Android device. All themes are presented in two versions, one using Sense icons and the second one using Slide icons. You can find seven themes to choose from, all very colorful and well designed, taken from HTC images and adapted by the developer to work with ADW. This is the first release and some bugs must...

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orb3000 · Aug 8, 2010

Swype 3.9, Skin GTX Style

As we all know, the GTX UI is very popular and many applications have been skinned to fit on the same style. Now, XDA Member Mr. Makk presents a nice skin for swipe keyboard. Despite this being the first release and as developer says "there is room for a lot of improvement but it will be done one by one", this nice skin is worth to try, and if you like it please leave feedback so future versions can be...

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