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Video: Installing a Custom Theme Using ROM Manager

The next video in our never ending series on rooting, custom ROM-ing and personalizing your Motorola Droid moves us onto the process of installing a custom theme.  There are dozens of themes available for your use, but we’re going to keep this simple and use one of the themes in ROM Manager which I still consider the greatest app of 2010.  And since we’re currently using CyanogenMod 5.0.5.7, we went with one of the most popular styled themes named Smoke Glass-esque which I’m assuming you’ll enjoy.

Video action…

What theme are some of you currently using?  NexTheme?  Smoked Glass-esque?  Still on Ultimate Droid?

And if you’ve got questions, feel free to drop them in the comments and let the community have at ‘em!

Oh, and 2.1 still hasn’t been rooted.

  • Goldie32

    how do you install a new rom or a nightly WITHOUT rom manager

  • http://www.lead411.com/Claudia_Cassar_2114641.html Claudia Cassar

    Well the those options dont come up for me when i selected the ultimate droid download the latest version is froyo beta and no options came up just “download rom” and “cancel” other than that no other options came up. did i do something wrong?

  • TJ110158

    Hello Kellex
    I NEED HELP, PLEASE!
    I just got finish rooting my 2.1 stock droid, using the steps you provided using SPRecovery. Everything went well until I installed ROM Manager. I first install the FREE version, then the $3.99 version, but when I go into the program to try to install a new ROM (like the one you used in SPRecovery Video) I get an error message from ROM manager that says: “I must have ClockWorkModRecovery installed in order to flash a new ROM” but when I click on the first option (FLASH ClockworkMod Revocery) it starts to download, then gives me an error message (Sorry! Activity ROM Manager (in application ROM Manager is not responding) 1-Force Close, or 2-Wait. I tried both but all the options in ROM Manager are still grayed out for me. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Please help.

  • TJ110158

    Hello Kellex
    I NEED HELP, PLEASE!
    I just got finish rooting my 2.1 stock droid, using the steps you provided using SPRecovery. Everything went well until I installed ROM Manager. I first install the FREE version, then the $3.99 version, but when I go into the program to try to install a new ROM (like the one you used in SPRecovery Video) I get an error message from ROM manager that says: “I must have ClockWorkModRecovery installed in order to flash a new ROM” but when I click on the first option (FLASH ClockworkMod Revocery) it starts to download, then gives me an error message (Sorry! Activity ROM Manager (in application ROM Manager is not responding) 1-Force Close, or 2-Wait. I tried both but all the options in ROM Manager are still grayed out for me. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong? Please help.

  • Dracul

    Hey Kellex, I got a question 4 u or anybody that can help. I had 2 call verizon bout the setting on my phone, the tech support guy told me that I haven't done a update and told me 2 dial *228 to get the update. I haven't done this cause I'm rooted and running a custom rom and a cutsom kernel and don't want 2 mess anything up w/ what I'm running. what do u or anybody else think bout it, should I do this or not?

  • toddwcash

    How do you remove Smoked Glass-esque, I tried to update my rom from CyanogenMod 5.0.5.4 to higher and it went into a launcher fail loop. I had to reboot go to a backup. I think that Esque may have been the issue.

  • Dracul

    Kellex, I'm running CyanogenMod 5.0.5.7, Smoked Glass-Esque, Berkit kernel 5-slot 1.1Ghz. I really like the way I got it set up, but kinda curious bout what the orthers look like and do. Do u or anybody have any suggestions on what would b good?

  • maizekidstill

    if you installl a theme but you wanna change to another one do you you have to wipe date and cache or not?

  • Nruas

    How would you do this, when rooted to android 2.1?

  • cnpalmer

    Been going back and forth in my head on whether or not to run a custom mod, mostly for the overclocking ability and newer 3D launcher. I'm currently running rooted 2.1 with the Helix Launcher and have already installed ROM Manager and flashed to Clockworkmod Recovery. It seems I have pretty much everything I want with the multiple screens, persistent icons, live wallpapers…

    What I'd really like to see is a comparison of the custom ROM's availble such as a feature set etc. to help see what each one offers. Can anyone provide a link or know where to find a comparison chart?

    I'd also like some suggestions/best practices on when to use the backup & wipe data/cache feature for ROM Manager… I'm still unsure of when to use the wipe data/cache function – when changing ROM families (Cyanogen to Blackdroid?) or just when upgrading within the same family (Cyanogen 5.0.5.7 to 5.0.5.8?)

    Lastly, does a ROM backup also backup all the installed apps & settings as they were so if I want to backup my current rooted 2.1 setup w/settings & apps will the backup tool in ROM Manager do this so if I want to return to my current settings I can w/o the need to reinstall?

  • scottholstein

    So all I have to do is install rom manager and rom manager premium to load these custom themes? I don't have to root? And can't root because I am running 2.1, right?

    • janob09

      rom manager is for root users only. cannot get custom roms unless you root your phone. i wish it was that easy but unfortunately not… and yea you would have to go back to 2.0.1 to root your phone. its a process but well worth your time.(in my opinion)

      • scottholstein

        Thanks. I am very new to all of this…not ready to take on rooting, yet. Just trying to gain an understanding of what it all means right now. My phone is new, so messing it up and not having a warranty to back me up makes me nervous.

        • janob09

          100% understandable. it took me a while to make my decision too. and if 2.1 came just a little bit sooner i most likely would have waited much longer. but now with 2.1 running smooth on droid and all the market apps available there is really no need to. the main difference in my opinion is just the speed ie:the ability to overclock. other than that its all cosmetic. but if or when you decide to root droid-life is the place to look to for advice.

          • scottholstein

            I appreciate your help alot. So when I see screenshots of live wallpapers that are in the 2.1 update, but the user in those screen shots are running custom roms…those users are still not 2.1 updated, right? I assume custom roms include many, if not all, of the 2.1 features…such as live wallpapers, voice to text, etc..Sorry to be so “dumb”…once again…this is all very new to me.

          • janob09

            as far as i know i can say with 99%certainty that all custom roms have everything and more that android 2.1 offers. they all vary a little bit but essentially every custom rom will have live wallpapers, voice to text, ability to run google maps w/o problems like 2.0.1 had, everything your OTA update gave you, you can get with a custom rom. and more. iv run three different roms and have been able to change little bits and pieces of all of them. cyanogen, blackdroids ultimate droid, and droidmod. as of right now i think that cyanogen is the most “user friendly” and customizable. but im still running ultimate droid @1.25ghz. and its blazing fast. sometimes faster than my PC

          • janob09

            im not an expert by any means. everything i know now is thanks to droid-life.com so you are definitely in the right place to learn.

          • scottholstein

            OK, now you are really tempting me. I have seen all of the processes for rolling back off of 2.1 to 2.0.1, how to root it, etc…I assume there are probably processes for loading cyanogen, droidmod, etc…too

          • jason

            its really not too much of a process. when you are rooted thats when you can download rom manager and download and install custom roms from there. just make sure you are familiar with your phone enough and are comfortable doing all of this. and if you do make sure you have a full battery.

          • scottholstein

            Thanks, Jason. You have been really helpful. I may sit on it a while, read these posts, watch some videos…most likely… I will end up going for it. I believe I saw a process for unrooting as well to go back to stock…if the need would arise.

          • jason

            No worries.i would recommend thinking about it for a while as well.dont do it unless you are completely sure. Trust me I watched countless videos before I did it too.good luck

          • scottholstein

            Thanks again….later.

  • janob09

    running Ultimate Droid v9.8. fast as hell but its much more of a process to customize this than v9. was. minor inconvenience but still managed to get my droid eye live wallpaper and ultimate droid theme. but 3d app drawer and orientation switch on home screen :-(

  • misterw

    I can not connect to my home secure wifi network with cyanogen 5.0.5.4. Only can connect with open networks. Also have syncing error with google contacts and callander. Does anyone know if these issues are resolved with 5.0.5.7 or is there is any way of fixing these issues?

    ULTIMATE DROID USERS: is there anyway to get the persistent four shortcuts at the bottom of the screen with Ultimate droid? Really want to check it out but dont want to loose that feature. Also does UD have any of the above issues like cyanogen?

    • jaymez007

      The persistent 4 shortcuts are from Helix launcher, and yes, you can have that with UD. As far as wifi, I'm connected to my home network and am running secured.

    • janob09

      search all the different droid forums for “blackdroid” or “ultimate droid v9.8″ or some combination/variation of that and you should be able to find zip files to download on your SD card and install from recovery mode. fairly simple once you get the hang of it. as soon as you find it either download srt8 from your phone or mount your phone and download from computer.

  • jaymez007

    Hey Kellex, any idea what the rub is with Blackdroid and the RomManager team? Blackdroid's post on Droid Forum is stating not to install from Rom Manager but to install from that thread instead…. =( Also noticed no customization for UD like there used to be from Rom Manager (I installed before I read his thread)….any pointers on nandroid?

  • ajavgeek

    I am using CM 5057 but it seems that my phone is getting unusually warmer. So today I will be going back to CM 5054. I am not a gaming person so cannot see any APPS2SD usefulness?

    CM 5054 was the most stable ROM I found ever….

  • cylentz

    So I would like to do a custom ROM now. Though I did the manual update to 2.1update1… Was wondering how to go back to 2.0.1 to get cyanogen, but before I do that, how do I backup my contacts? also all my apps that I am using, cause I hope I dont have to reinstall all of those one by one. Please help me!!!!!

    • JStandiford21

      Refer to Kellex's post about rooting 2.1, it will give you a link to a site with instruction to get back to 2.0.1 and then you can continue his steps in his post to get 2.1 rooted. As for your contacts, they are tied to your google account, so they are backed up to it and when you sign into your account they will sync. As for your apps, download astro file manager and back them up > go into the menu and choose tools and you'll see it.

  • POWERLESS415

    Anyone have a problem with Cyanogen running hot?? Seems like whenever I switch to Cyanogen from Droidmod it's heating up pretty bad.. What temps are you guys on the 5.0.5.7 w/ 1Ghz kernel running??

    • misterw

      I had the same problem going from droidmod to cyanogen 5054. Heated up to 45 degrees celcius (which is only 5 degrees shy of the failsafe!) My battery was also draining FAST. The problem turned out to be a google syncing issue. If you see a little sync circle that keeps showing up in your status bar then you liely have the same issue. Go into settings, Accounts and Sync and then click on you Google account and uncheck the auto sync for callander and contacts. You can leave email synced because at least in my case the sync error is with callander and contacts. Bad news is those two things are no longer syncing, good news is phone is running cooler than ever and battery is lasting a long, long time!

  • bobukcat

    Has anyone else gotten the “Error occurred while downloading the developer list” message when you hit “Download Rom” in Rom Manager?? I've verified connection to the network (wi-fi), have the latest Clockwork Recovery (1.8.0.8) installed and have tried it with developer mode on and off with no luck. I also have the paid version of Rom Manager, this is the first problem I've ever had with it in fact.

    • bobukcat

      Clearing the download cache resolved the problem.

  • tneison2

    Hey guys kind of off topic but what is the best case in your opinion for the Droid ??

  • sittingbill

    Running ice theme here. Looks awesome with nex Live wallpaper And cyanogen like Beautiful widget! :)

  • cee_em_jay

    Someone PLEASE help me, I'm a Verizon employee and I can't be without my phone…

    I was rooted 2.1 with CM……when I followed the instructions for the Smoked Glass, whenever the home screen came back up, updating SD etc, it put me in a reboot loop…I know I can hold down X and get into recovery, but I need STEP BY STEP instructions to get me back where I was…i backed up everything. Please guys, I'm mad something as simple as this has screwed me up, but I can't be without a phone at work….I HAVE to have my phone and I'm freaking out. URGENT, heh.

    • Nathan

      well maybe i dont need the smoked glass after all…damn, well as far as I know all you do is wipe data and cache then a nandroid back up and ur back and running, ive had to do it a gfew times ha ha no biggie though youll be fine

      • cee_em_jay

        Okay, details please sir? Heh

        • droid_fanatic

          boot into recovery then select nandroid then restore and select which of the back ups you have to restore…they should be dated your phone will restore the back up reboot and you should be good to go!

          • cee_em_jay

            Thank you sir, I'm trying it out as we speak. As much process as the rooting was, I figured a theme would be a cakewalk. I was wrong.

      • cee_em_jay

        I'm in recovery mode, I need to know EXACTLY STEP BY STEP what I need to know to get back to the recent version of CM, I'm not one of those people who can go “OK, reboot, recovery, leap year, high tide” etc…thanks for the help but I need a brief walkthrough. :D

        • droid_fanatic

          http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad/3

          follow this link scroll down to botton of the page for the recovery options for clockwork recovery since that what your running this should be step by step enough to get you up and running pretty easy

      • droid_fanatic

        the theme you downloaded should go like this if its the same directory that the roms get downloaded to. now this is from memory so dont quote me on this just trying to help
        go into astro
        clockworkmod
        downloads
        koush
        motorola
        sholes and in there some where like said Im not rooted anymore so thats from memory but it should get you pretty damn close

        • Nathan

          ok theres the problem its not in there and yes your memory is awesome bro, umm any other way to try to download it again, every time i go in to rom manager it says its already downloaded?? thanks for your help

          • droid_fanatic

            Hmm I'm trying to help the best I can. That is the only folders I'm aware of that rom manager downloads stuff to. Maybe it saves under a different file name then what your looking for. It may not be spelled out exactly as the title you in other words it wont look exactly like Smoke Glass-esque1.3 as the file name on the sd card go into your astro file manager preferences and check show file details this should put a date on each file so you know what was downloaded today if that was the only thing you downloaded from rom manager today that should be what your looking for. i hope this helps its the only other thing i can think of its 2am and im pretty tired lol

          • Nathan

            thank you anyways bro…get some sleep im sure kellex will have his hands full tomorrow ha ha

          • Nathan

            I found it!!! Thanks so much for your help…now im gonna download it again!!!

          • droid_fanatic

            nice! no problem I'm glad I could help. I hope it works for you this time lol. Enjoy it! I'm jealous I really need to get rooted again! lol

        • cee_em_jay

          Just wanted to say, you guys, Kellex, and this site are the shit. Up and running again, thanks SO much!

          • droid_fanatic

            awesome. did the link i put up make a little easier to follow??? I hope so. I didnt mean to be vague but to explain it by memory with out doing it step by step myself is difficult and since im not running clockwork recovery anymore I couldnt tell exactly what that screen would look like. Glad all is well now though.

          • cee_em_jay

            No, that was awesome, the problem was with the nandroid backup, once I got that figured out I was straight…thanks again brother!

          • Will

            cc_em_jay, could you walk me step-by-step through the process of how you first downloaded cyanogenMod to the point where you had the smoked-glass theme?

    • POWERLESS415

      Hold “x” and powerbar to get to recovery mode and then go to nandroid< restore your backup < restart

  • BRIM

    Still on DroidMod, still satisfied, just waiting for Devs of DM ROOT 2.1

    • droid_fanatic

      DM posted on there website that they will not be working on a way to root 2.1 bc its already out there so for people just getting DROIDS with 2.1 coming to the phone after activation will have to follow the steps that are already available. That doesnt mean they wont be working on an updated rom they just will want me creating a way to root besides what we already know. http://droidmod.org/android/faq-when-will-2-1-b… maybe some one else may though. Who knows. It would be nice to have another way besides going back to 2.0.1 to get it.

      • Nathan

        PLEASE HELP???
        I tried to install the smoked glass theme a few minutes ago this is what I got when it went into clockwork recovery…

        waiting for SDS card mount (20s)
        SD card mounted
        preparing to install rom…
        E:Command run_program: non-package program file
        “/sbin/touch”not supported
        ClockworkMod Recorvery v1.7.8.3

        so any suggestions???

        • droid_fanatic

          did you make sure your rom manager and recovery image are both the most current version available???

          • Nathan

            yes and I dont do much to my droid, Im running Cyaogen 5.0.5.7 and I have never had one problem with this phone, can you think of anything…oh ya one thing is i dont know how to find the file i downloaded i looked in astro file manager but have no clue what im looking at or for…im still a noob but im rooted! ha ha

          • Nathan

            how do you makesure the recovery image is updated??

          • droid_fanatic

            it should alert you as soon as you open rom manager if the recovery image isnt updated…but i also always check the market before I download anything to make sure there is no rom manager updates as well that screwed me up once so I do it as a habit now…well i used to anyway that was when i had my old cool rooted droid now i got a stocker 2.1 :(

          • Nathan

            ya i knew if I just had some patience and didnt worry about the update it wouldnt bother me, but I really want to try out this theme its like the talk of the internet and its driving me nuts, everything is current as far as i can tell, do you know how to find what i downloaded on my droid or where it even is stored, is it astro file manager…is that where I would find the smoked glass esque 1.3??

        • gsxr750

          try it again but dont wipe data and cache

          • Nathan

            i never did wipe data or cache…I followed Kellex video to the T

          • jesco

            Im having the same problem…. cant seem to get this smoked glass theme to work.

  • theetechkid

    Updated baseband running UD 9.8 with NexTheme and its blazing fast dont even need setCPU

  • Nathan

    heres one for my droid lovers…
    I tried to install the smoked glass theme a few minutes ago this is what I got when it went into clockwork recovery…

    waiting for SDS card mount (20s)
    SD card mounted
    preparing to install rom…
    E:Command run_program: non-package program file
    “/sbin/touch”not supported
    ClockworkMod Recorvery v1.7.8.3

    so any suggestions???

  • stefan_lewinger

    can you go back to stock CM easily?

  • stefan_lewinger

    how do you take the theme off and return to cm stock?

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    I'm using Ultimate Droid…it runs as fast if not faster than cyanogenmod. Both are excellent ROM's and you can't go wrong. Sooooooo glad I went the root route instead of stock 2.1!!

  • syntakk

    Believe it or not I'm still on CM 5.0.5.4. I have BowerBar theme applied and it looks amazing and runs very smoothly so I've never really had a reason to update.

  • droidchamp

    waiting for 2.1to be rooted . Instead of going back to 2.0.1 and root

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

      you'll be waiting a while…

      • JLeo87

        You really think its going be awhile before 2.1 is rooted? I hope not.

        • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

          as mentioned before, the devs aren't in a rush bc people can easily get back to 2.0.1, root then install a custom rom based on the ese81 build. not saying it won't ever happen, but if you're impatient like myself…i'd rather be rooted.

    • teddyrucks

      Recent post on http://droidmod.org/ (below). Doesn't mean we won't see it eventually, but this illustrates the attitude of alot of the developer community.

      “Many people have been asking when 2.1 will receive a “proper” root exploit. The answer is probably never. This is not because we believe it is impossible, but is simply due to the fact that the phone already has been rooted. It would be nonsensical for any developer to waste their time working on this when there is already a way to root the phone.

      To anyone who is waiting around for DMUpdater to be able to root 2.1: You’re waiting for something that will never come. No one is working on this, and no one will.”

  • shane0790

    I'm using smoked glass esque for the black status bar. I love blackdroid, but for now i'll stay with cyanogen

  • scorpion77

    you might want to add that this only works if you have paid for this app … :) just so people know ahead of time ..

  • rreusch

    I have version 2.1 rooted from ROM Manager. I would like to go to Ultimate Droid 9.8. I have tried to use ROM Manager three times and each time it freezes up on the Motorola screen. I tried to hold “X” and start and it still freezes on the Motorola screen. I then just pull the battery and turn on the phone and it reboots back to 2.1 rooted. I also tried to backup the ROM in ROM Manager and it did the same thing, freezing on the Motorola screen. I have wiped cash on the last two attempts and still the issue.

    Any thoughts?

    • jake4166

      you need to download the update.zip from ultimatedroid.com and use SPRecovery. Using ROM Manager, mine would boot up, but I would lose my contacts and phone app. Really weird. Using SPRecovery, it worked no problem and is FREAKING SWEET!!!

  • http://twitter.com/papibone5 alphonso reeves

    I have a question will DM Updater still be able to root my 2.1 droid update, I have click on the dm updater and it promt me to update the dm updater and I also notice that it knew that I was running the new ESE81 and still promt me to root.

    • littlemac48

      They are no longer looking for a root for 2.1, because there is already one out there, hopefully they are working on a 2.1 rom with the ESE81, but they seem to be behind others, and they aren't really doing anything, that is why i finally switched to cyanagen.

      • maizekidstill

        Yeah there is a root for 2.1 but, I think a lot of us are waiting for root access without reverting the phone to 2.01
        That's when a lot of people will jump on board. I know I will lol

        • littlemac48

          No, developers are no longer working to find a root directly from 2.1 because there already is a way to root your phone. If you want check droid-life.com

  • Josef F

    Any idea why upgrading to Cyanogen 5.0.5.7 and installing smoked glass-esque 1.3 (as demonstrated in the video) would make my SetCPU go back to default settings (max: 600MHz)? Can't seem to get it to let me overclock now.

    • Josef F

      Never mind. Found the post from a couple of days ago regarding kernels. Ugh, now I'm nervous.

      • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

        regarding those kernels..I tried the standard voltage 1.2ghz kernel and my droid did not like it one bit. I then used the low voltage 1ghz kernel and it worked just fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamerine3 Justin Amerine

    I'm using hexfusion on cyanogenmod 5.0.5.7 and it works great. I've tried a lot of the other main themes but I think there's some bugs still because like others my notification bar never changes and I get a lot of force closes. the best way to theme is to back up everything, clean wipe, install cyanogenmod, backup using Rom manager with clockwork recovery , then try installing themes. I've tried themeing over themes installing cyanogenmod and back to other themes but with out a clean wipe or a restore from a clean backup I seem to always see issues.

  • javajoe1981

    hey guys, I posted this on another thread but I think it may have died a bit over there so i will post it here..

    I decided to try out CyanogenMod but was having issues.. I am currently on 2.1 ESE81 rooted, but everytime I try to flash the rom it installs and gets stuck on the boot animation.. Am I missing a step? Do I have to still update the baseband before installing? and do I also have to wipe data? I was hoping to keep everything I had and just switch over to this mod.. thanks in advance and keep up the good work Kellex!!!

    • javajoe1981

      answered my question.. I had to wipe data and it seemed to work just fine now

  • Guest

    any chance you'll do and sbf method tutorial? eh.. but then again maybe too complicated.

    • Guest

      sorry an sbf method tutorial of getting to a rooted phone*

      • javajoe1981

        It's fairly easy to do, you can go here for a tutorial.
        http://alldroid.org/threads/15605-Unroot-Unbric
        I'm kind of a noob and I was able to do it ;)

        • teddyrucks

          On a related note, anybody recommend a good contact backup/restore app?

          • JStandiford21

            your contacts should be backed up automatically since they are tied to your google account.

  • kulz

    Broken link?

  • On_Droids

    This comment starts like most. Huge props, Kellex. Everything I know about my phone, I've learned from watching videos of your bouncy right pointer finger.
    I've tried a lot of these themes and the only problem I usually have is some widgets never load right. But no biggie, an easy fix because at least I know where the new one should go. Also, some themes seem to get mixed up. Like some icons don't get replaced when I'm jumping from theme to theme and not wiping cache.

  • JTloc

    I followed the steps to install Smoked Glass-Esque 1.3 and I'm running 5.0.5.7, yet i'm not getting the black notification bar it downloads and reboots but its not changing.

  • Rick King

    UD 9.8 is loading up at LEAST 4 times faster than Cyanogen was in this video. That was like waiting for windows 3 to load up on a Packard Bell. Even by the end of the video, things were STILL loading.

    Ultimate Droid FTW

    • Count Chocula

      When I had Ultimate Droid, the launcher would force close everytime I tried to used it so I went back to Cyanogen. I prefer the look of Ultimate Droid but cyanogen is still great…

  • kenny78

    Oh.. I was just wondering, Kellex Can you like make a notification app for Droid-life? That would be really nice.

    • http://www.robplatt.com/ Rob

      Subscribe to his RSS feed :) There are apps for that.

  • gsxr750

    Ive used them all lol, have to say i like smoked cuz it looks clean but the buff theme is pretty cool

  • kenny78

    Curently using UD 9.8 with Nextheme, but Smoke-Glass theme on Cyanogenmod look great also. Thanks Kellex !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhaxprime Ben Hackney

    Yeah UD 9.8 is awesome! I only wish they would add the 360 orientation that Cyanogen has…

  • leftiphone4droid

    I'm using the NexThemeand I'm loving every bit of it. Are there other sites that offer custom themes too?

    • gsxr750

      try this bro, these guys are always coming out with new themes for cyanogen!

      http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?/forum/3

      • leftiphone4droid

        Thanks a lot gsxr750! I'm definetly going to try some of these when I get off from work in about an hour… ;-)

  • vtjones

    Once you have a theme installed if you do not like it how do you revert back and can you install other themes on top? Do you restore backups? :-) Thanks for the video I have been tempted to play with the themes I was just not sure how easy it was to go back and forth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamerine3 Justin Amerine

      you can just reinstall the cyanogenmod Rom on your sdcard over a themed rom but I seem to always notice lag so make sure you have a clean backup of how you like everything restore and then try another theme.

  • Ace Z.

    I definitely agree with Dalton! Kellex Ultimate Droid is sick and its the shiznit. Don't install the stock edition though…for some reason the the phone icon and contacts are gone and I couldn't manage to dial out. But, the Nextheme edition is so sick bro…believe me Kellex I'm using it right now.

  • Hep

    Thanks for this video! I was wondering what it takes to install a theme…and BAM! you answered right away without me having to ask.

    But I now I wonder what it takes to go back to the normal Cyanogen look from a theme. Do you have to do a wipe or just reinstall the same version of Cyanogen you had on top of itself? Also, can you switch between themes just as easy as installing one?

    • kellex

      If you create a backup before installing a theme, you can then just restore that backup and get back to normal.

    • Jay

      You should re-install Cyanogen to go back to normal and you don't necessarily have to wipe data and cache. You should also go back to “stock” Cyanogen before switching between themes to avoid any complications.

  • http://twitter.com/halo32008 Dalton Smith

    Using blk droid 9.8 … i think its faster and cleaner theen the recent cyanogen