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Faiz Malkani · Feb 9, 2015

Guide: The Best CyanogenMod 12 Themes

In the past few years, a heated debate has been waged - and goes on to this very day - about the superiority of mobile operating systems, and because of different perspectives, there is no clear victor in the arguments pitched, save for one - customization. Google's Android operating system is known far and wide for its limitless and flexible customization options, and goes wholly unchallenged in this domain. System themes, custom bootanimations, recovery themes, icon packs, APK mods - Android...

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GermainZ · Oct 27, 2014

Convert Launcher Themes with Theme Converter

Most Android launchers are extremely customizable, and many users like to experiment with different launcher themes and icon packs to get the perfect look. Some launchers also allow you to pick icons on a per activity basis, which comes in handy when trying to give each page its own style, or if you just want to style the home screen without changing the app drawer's icons. While most launchers agree on a basic set of rules for themes and icon...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 12, 2014

Android App Review: Customize Your TWRP Recovery with This Theme Manager – XDA Developer TV

If you spend any amount of time on XDA, you probably also spend a lot of time in your recovery. Perhaps you hate blue, or perhaps you just want to change things up a little. And since we like changing things, wouldn't it be great if you could apply themes to your TWRP Recovery more easily? XDA Senior Member ScumpinatoS offers up an application that allows you apply themes to your TWRP Recovery very easily. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 28, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Manage Your Themes with HKThemeManager – XDA Developer TV

We all love the intricate behind the scenes tweaks that improve battery life, performance, and allow us to unlock or root our devices, but sometimes you just want to make your phones look cool. There are many themes available out there, and sometimes you want change your themes quickly and easily. With this Xposed Module, now you can. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews the HKThemeManager Xposed Module by Forum Member hdbk1986 that allows you to...

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wildstang83 · Dec 18, 2013

Custom Themed Google Keyboards for any Mood

In a never ending customizable world of Android, developers and hobbyists alike are on a constant journey to make our devices more efficient and better match our personalities. We like to tweak anything we can get our hands on, whether it be a new wallpaper, the hottest new icon pack from The Phlash, or a fully customized theme. In this article, we're bringing focus to what one such XDA member has been doing to make his device better, and what he has...

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Conan Troutman · Aug 12, 2012

Omega Status Bar for Greater Features and Customization

It's not a crazy thought to think that most of us spend a fair amount of time looking at either the status bar or notification drawer. It goes without saying then that you probably want to tweak these areas to suit the way you use your device. While some custom ROMs contain features to do this, you may not wish to run a different ROM for a simple tweak or that tweak simply may not be available. This app might...

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Former Writer · Feb 16, 2012

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...

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orb3000 · Jan 15, 2012

New Collection: Windows Phone Wallpapers

Long time contributor XDA´er the0ne shows this vast and colorful collection of wallpapers for your Windows Phone all made in WVGA resolution. This time you will find two sets, one with eight transparent wallpapers, and the second one with five no-transparent images; themes vary from superheroes to happy faces, for sure you´ll find some of your liking and get that special touch to your shinny device. Originally posted by the0ne NEW *** Wallpapers for WP7 .. also avilable via the...

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Former Writer · Dec 29, 2011

New WIP CyanogenMod Compiler Makes Compiling CM Easier Than Ever

Soon, compiling CyanogenMod for your phone will be as easy as opening a user interface and adding a little information. Or at least that's the plan from CyanogenMod team member, and XDA Recognized Developer, lithid-cm, who has released an alpha version of this powerful new software which will, as the name implies, compile CyanogenMod for you. As stated, it is an alpha release, so if you're expecting to download it and start porting CM to every phone on XDA, then...

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orb3000 · Sep 1, 2011

Crystal Theme For CM7 ThemeChooser

It´s been some time since you changed your UI style. Perhaps you are no longer an ORD addict, but in case you still are and if you have Cyanogen Mod 7 on your Android, here's something new for your theme chooser. XDA member DaRk_dOg presents Crystal theme, a blend of cyan/transparent and carbon colors where the member has reworked every single image. The theme works for HDPI and MDPI devices and you can also find an add-ons package, which includes wallpapers...

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orb3000 · Aug 11, 2011

NeonGT Themes For Galaxy S II

Here's a good thread containing great themes for the Galaxy S II. XDA member rixsta presents NeonGT themes, an interesting design that can be used with Lite'ning 4.2, Villain 2.3 and KG3 ROMs. You can get them on red, green, and blue. The best part is that this theme also applies to the dialer! I personally would like to see more development on dialers as the Android default can be rather boring, don´t you agree?. Certainly, a great choice if...

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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 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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