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Change Your Sony Xperia Device’s UI

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Nothing tastes better than the product of your own hard work. This applies everywhere, from cooking to Android, where you can modify almost every element of the UI either by editing smali code or by using an Xposed Framework modules. XDA is your source for a limitless supply of guides explaining what needs to be done in order to achieve the desired effect on your device.

One such guide was recently published by XDA Senior Member DanielFlorin who showed what could be done with the . . . READ ON »

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XDA Xposed Tuesday: Blur Your System Notification Panel – XDA Developer TV

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Listen, we love innovative applications and modules that expand the functionality of your device. We cover those modules often. However, sometimes you are fine with the functionality you have, and you just want it too look different. So today, we celebrate that desire.

In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you blur your system UI. XDA Recognized Developer serajr created the Blurred System . . . READ ON »

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

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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. . . . READ ON »

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Easily Theme Your Android OS with “KatKit”

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GIMP is a popular image editor for various operating systems. It’s free, easy to use, and can perform many complex operations on various file types including PNGs, which are widely used in Android. It’s the primary image editor on Linux, and it has no real alternative (except perhaps Pinta). This makes GIMP’s user base quite large and devoted.

GIMP can be used to create an Android theme. But thanks to XDA Senior Member Kdio, theming is now quite a . . . READ ON »

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Make Your KitKat ROM Look Like a Proper KitKat ROM

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Every new version of Android offers a tweaked graphical style. KitKat’s UI differs a bit from the more prominent Holo blue from Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, as that blue color was replaced by aesthetically appealing white. Unfortunately, some elements still appear to be taken directly from Jelly Bean, which is most likely true.

If you’ve ever wondered how “proper” KitKat should look, you should take a look at the guide presented by XDA . . . READ ON »

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Learn About Theming and Create Your Own Theme Easily

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Android is extremely popular largely due to the fact that users can easily modify its look, which applications to use, and basically anything else. Changing your look is not only a wallpaper, launcher, or new icons. Rather, some deep changes can be done with custom themes that are not so hard to create.

With elementary knowledge of photo editing and a willingness to learn, you can create your own theme. XDA Senior Member Ayush Singh. . . READ ON »

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9Compile Helps You Modify NinePatch Files in Batch

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Theming has become an art on Android. Changing the look of your device is a complicated process, as sometimes very small elements need to be modified. To accomplish this, many themers often use really advanced graphical tools like Photoshop. But editing elements one-by-one is a time consuming task, so an automated process would be handy.

PNG files used in Android are saved as a NinePatch PNGs, which are a bit different than regular PNGs. The . . . READ ON »

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Newbie-Friendly Tool Lets You Change the Look of Your Favorite Apps

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Changing the look of open source apps is relatively easy. All you need to do is to download the source, add new images, and compile. Things get more complicated when the application’s author does not provide the source code and the app needs to be decompiled and recompiled using something like APKtool.

Aware of this situation, the XDA Forum Member Ankush menat created a tool to ease the process of changing the look of your . . . READ ON »

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Candy Shop Helps You Change the Look of Many Screen Elements with ZipThemer

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Theming is one of the most interesting aspects of Android. Modifying the look of various UI elements often leads to as noticeable of an impact as getting new features. There are lots of ways to modify the look of your screen, but what to do when you want to modify only one element?

There is an app in the Play Store called ZipThemer. Basically this tool allows you to add some custom UI elements to . . . READ ON »

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