THEME Posts on XDA

Google Introduces the #myAndroid Taste Test to Build your Homescreen. Share your results with XDA!

One of the main reasons why many people love Android over iOS is the extensive customizability of the UI. Through custom launchers, icon packs, wallpapers, and more you can personalize your device according to your taste. Some people, though, find the abundance of choice to be simply overwhelming. If you're one of those people, then Google's...

State of Substratum: Upcoming Re-Base, a New Website, More Features and Future Plans

What started as a small project nine months ago is now a widely-used theming medium with an ever-increasing user-base. Moreover, Substratum is still experiencing constant development, and we routinely observe new additions like "rootless subs" and "floatUI" to the Substratum family. Today, we'll talk about the state of Substratum as it now flaunts a new...

Substratum introduces FloatUI: A Per-App Theming Solution

Recently, we broke the news that CyanogenMod Theme Engine won't be making a return in LineageOS. This development is a temporary blow to the world of custom theming, as CMTE has been one of the major theming frameworks for many years now. However, it isn't the only framework that provides the ability to theme your device....

Tutorial: Clear Drawer For Nova Launcher

Today we are going to be looking at how to setup the clear drawer look on your app drawer. We will be using Nova launcher, a few custom icon packs and a custom clock widget. Marcos has made this video for XDA TV that will take you step by step to achieve this awesome look. This...

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...