THEME Posts on XDA

What’s on Miles’ Nexus 6P?

Miles has been active on the XDA YouTube channel posting lots of really great ROM reviews on his Nexus 6P. His newest video highlights what ROM and apps he uses on a daily basis. Let's take a look at what's on Miles' Nexus 6P. Case and Skin Miles uses a concrete skin and a Rhino Shield bumper...

Theme Google Keyboard in Android Nougat!

Choose between a bunch of different colors to set as the backdrop of your keyboard. You can also upload your own image and adjust the brightness until it looks just right. Toggle the key borders on and off to make each letter stand out a bit more. This will help if you set a very busy...

Meet Substratum, the Future of Theming That’ll Take over Layers

Layers has seen a gradual rise to power, becoming a feasible and potent replacement for the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. Layers builds up on the RRO framework developed by Sony as it allows more complex resource switching and the possibility to theme more elements than RRO originally did. To further its own work on the RRO, Sony worked...

[APK for Non-N Devices] You Can Theme Google Keyboard on N Preview with Colors and Images!

If you are running the N Preview 3 on your Nexus device, there is a small yet delightful change that you must check out. You can now theme the default (Google) keyboard, with unlimited options! To enter the menu, simply head to the Google Keyboard settings, and check out the menu "Theme". From there you will be...

Samsung Advanced UI: This New TouchWiz UI is a Giant Leap Forward, Two Steps Back

It feels like Samsung wants to make us scratch our heads and wonder what it is doing quite often and today is no different. Late last night a discovery on the Galaxy S7 subreddit led me to trying out a new application for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. It is not quite “new” since...

On Plagiarism, Piracy in Design, and the HTC Themes Outrage

Android has matured by leaps and bounds as a mobile platform, winning the hearts of consumers worldwide and quickly establishing its dominance in the sphere, while simultaneously spreading to other ones. While Andy Rubin's brainchild does offer a host of options and variety that its competitors lack, the winning feature of Android is undoubtedly its customization options...

Top 5 Best Wallpaper Apps!

The great thing about Android is its customizability. One part of the customization is background wallpapers. This is the most prominent part of a device's visual appeal, picking the right one allows you to achieve your desired look. There are many backgrounds available and today XDA TV Host Zach talks about his 5 favorite wallpaper...

Which Theme Do You Run on Your Phone, and Why?

Screenshots are welcome! Thanks to the plethora of customization tools on Android, it's fairly easy to find themes that suit your style. Alternative launchers, icon packs, and custom widget creation tools are just some of the ways you can customize your UI. But unless you're a user on a custom ROM with the Cyanogenmod Theme...

Stock Lollipop Theme Now Available for S6 Theme Engine

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge still featured the same-old TouchWiz design language with aesthetics plenty of power users find unappealing. Despite its theme engine, the phone did not come with any themes that truly captured the simplicity and cohesiveness of Stock Android. Nevertheless, given that developers and designers could create their own themes, everyone...

Customization of Third Party Apps: Right or Wrong?

Aesthetics have been a major focal point of the latest updates to Android, and with Material Design bringing new guidelines, many developers jumped into the trend of grandiosely humble, mutely colorful and deeply flat applications. The result is a bunch of new skins that give the OS a more consistent look - or so they...

CM12 Theme: DeepDarkness by _moelle

Earlier this week, we covered a few CM12 themes as part of a guide to highlight some of the best community system themes out there, and today we dive in for a quick glance of one of the most popular CM12 themes, one of the proverbial crème de le crèmes - DeepDarkness by _moelle. This project started off as...

Looking for Some Themes? Theme City to the Rescue!

The CyanogenMod 12 theme engine once again gave all its users the freedom of UI customization. After the release, which took place roughly two weeks ago, numerous themers got to work and prepared countless themes ready to change your ROM into something unique. We did our best to present some of them to you by linking them...