THEMES Posts on XDA

Top OxygenOS Features

https://youtu.be/NslxR1CtB9g Although OxygenOS faced a bit of hesitation from fans when it first debuted on the OnePlus 2, the ROM has quickly grown up to be one of the best alternatives to stock Android. In this video, Joe runs through his personal favorite features that OxygenOS currently has to offer.  

Top Substratum Themes for May Part 2

In a previous post we featured the best Substratum themes for May. This is mainly because a lot of time and effort gets put into creating one of these UI tuners. After doing some digging, though, some more amazing themes emerged. Outline Next is Outline, a theme that really needs to get more recognition. It's that good. The...

The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

Top 5 Icon Packs for March

If you're looking for a fresh new icon pack for your Android phone, you'll want to check out this new video from XDA TV. Marco has put together a list of the best icon packs for March. A new icon pack is just what you need to kick off the spring season. Download the icons...

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...

Homescreen Critique 06

Are you ready for a fresh batch of new homescreens to check out? It's time for round six of Homescreen Critique with your XDA TV host Taylor. Here are this week's submissions. The first homescreen comes from XDA user AVEEUX and this is the cleanest homescreen that has been submitted to us so far. Here are the...

Widgets, Icons and Wallpapers – Miles’ Top Picks

Miles has been making some great videos over at XDA TV. Viewers often ask about what icons, widgets and themes he uses for him phone. In this video he takes us through all of his favorite customization apps and where we can download them. DashClock Widget Dash clock is a widget that allows for the integration of...

Homescreen Critique 02

Thanks a lot to everyone for your submission! Submit your own homescreen for a chance to be featured in the next video, here.

Top 5 Paid CM Themes

GRVY This is a very bold design with aggressive fonts and colors that stand out. All the main apps from your dialer to your WhatsApp have been completely redesigned. New notification sounds and ringtones compliment this theme to give it a more completed feeling. If you're getting tired of all the same slim and elegant themes, this...

Tasker Week: Theming and Design using Scripts and Scenes!

We've entered an age where aesthetics, layout and a delightful user experience is almost as important as functionality itself, with user expectations setting a high bar for design standards. How does that apply to tasker? Well, there's two tangents to design in Tasker - theming apps and designing scenes. Let's have a look at both! Theming apps Preferences...

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...

Material and Material Dark Hit Samsung’s Theme Store

The latest version of Touchwiz, launched alongside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, was aimed at providing a vastly improved software experience in lieu of the bad reputation its predecessors had gained. While this iteration turned out to be a vast improvement in terms of lack of bloatware, fluidity and user experience, Samsung's OEM skin...