CMTE Posts on XDA

LineageOS Starts Removing Theme Engine Related Code, Basically Confirming CMTE’s Demise

Before the rise of Substratum, there was the CyanogenMod Theme Engine (CMTE). Introduced all the way back with CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich), it added system-wide theme capabilities to CyanogenMod builds. With the release of CyanogenMod 14 (which later became LineageOS), CMTE was nowhere to be found. Meanwhile many other popular custom...

EXCLUSIVE: CyanogenMod Theme Engine Isn’t Coming Back, LineageOS to Find Replacement

XDA-Developers has always focused on developers and Android enthusiasts. Because of this, a lot of people reading this post most likely had a custom ROM running on their device at some point. And if you ever had a CyanogenMod ROM on any of your phones, chances are you are familiar with the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. CMTE used to be...

An Interview with some of the Team Behind the Substratum Theme Engine

Android Nougat-based custom ROMs have become commonplace for many devices in the months since its first public release for Nexus devices. Due to the myriad of changes that are made in each new version of Android, it takes some time for development teams to refactor their existing work into the new version of Android. So while some...

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...