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Dark Edge V1.0 Released, Now in Update.zip Format

Dark Edge for the original Droid might still be the greatest theme created for any Android device and with today’s V1.0 release, it looks like it might be a while before anyone dethrones it.  If there was one drawback to previous versions, it would have been the incredibly intense installation process, but with this new release, Xeudoxus and REALigion have put together an update.zip which makes it as easy as any other theme you’ll find.  You now don’t have an excuse to not be using this.  

Instructions (theme only):

*Note 1* – Original DROID only.

*Note 2* – They recommend flashing this over stock FRG22D, but it worked flawlessly for me over Bugless Beast V0.5.

1.  Download DE.FRG22D.zip to your SD card.
2.  Open ROM Manager and select “Install ROM from SD card.”
3.  Locate DE.FRG22D.zip and tap on it.
4.  Check the box to make a backup, skip “wipe data and cache.”
5.  Your phone will reboot and apply Dark Edge.
6.  When it’s finished you can enjoy the new look or move forward to app theming.

Instructions (app theming):

1.  Download DarkEdge-FRG22D-Apps.zip to your SD card.
2.  Downlaod and install Dark Edge tools from the market.
3.  Open Dark Edge tools and click “Start App Transfer.”
4.  When it finishes, exit out.
5.  Extract all of the files from DarkEdge-FRG22D-Apps.zip to your “AndroidThemes” folder.

*Note 3*– If you don’t have this folder, create it.

6.  When finished, download and install Metamorph from the market.
7.  Open Metamorph, “Start Checks” and select “Pick Existing Theme.”
8.  Open the folder which you just extracted DarkEdge-Apps.zip to.
9.  Find the DarkEdge-FRG22D-Apps.xml file and tap on it.
10.  Click “Apply All.”
11.  Metamorph will now theme all of your apps.
12.  When it reboots, enjoy!

Full support thread can be found here.

Huge thanks to Xeudoxus and REALigion for this release!

  • Bacchus 412

    anyone else get a force close on the setup wizard?

    • Peakoch

      did you find a fix for this?

  • Kelly

    will this work over CM 6.1 RC3?

  • This rom gave me a force close issue on the setup wizard. It's cyclic so it cannot be avoided. Be advised. Installed over stock frg22d

  • It just will not install for me. I have everything installed right, but I get the warning screen on every boot. Over Stock FRG22D.

  • bOb

    I'm trying to install this on my droid 1. But I'm having difficulty installing it I downloaded “DE.FRG22D.zip”. But once I place the file on to the SD card it won't let me install the file on the droid. It says something like not found on directory. Also when you say “Open ROM Manager” does that mean using program such as “astro”?


    • aczm1988

      Alright simple as this man.

      1. Download a FRG22D rom. ( I use petes http://www.peteralfonso.com)

      2. Flash the rom.

      3.Download the DE-FRG22D update.zip file (Might have been updated so redownload it)

      4.Boot into recovery. If its sprecovery rename to update.zip. If using clockwork just choose install zip from sdcard and select the DE-FRG22D.zip file

      5. Flash it and reboot.

      6. Done.

      • bOb

        Hey thanks man. Um..just one small issue I'm a bit confused on “flash the rom”. I think I did that when I was updating to froyo before OTA update from VzW… Is the procedure like holding the power and “X” key then the exclamation n phone icon is shown?

  • Carismatico0213

    Does any. Body. Have. A video. So I can. Root my d1 please

    • Slagg3r

      you can use the super one click which worked for me …. just search for it on here

    • Lexi

      I did Super One Click on my D1 and it worked amazing, but I messed up my phone trying to install a rom.

  • Carismatico0213

    Can someone. Help me please

  • Carismatico0213

    I whant to root my motoroladroid but. I can't. I try. Doing. Everything. On droid. Life. But. I can't

  • droider

    Tried installing but it freezes at app transfer in dark edge tools? Running bb v.5….any suggestions??

  • Zion

    any way to change the font color? now when i try to type in google search or handcent i cant see what im doin cause the font is white and so is the space to type in! aaahhh!! love dark edge though

  • flashed over bb v0.5. minutes are cut off the clock in the top right. any ideas?

  • Stainbrute

    i istalled this rom and when it boots up it sayapplication setupe wizard has stopped unexpectedly over and over help please.

  • Frank

    I really like this theme, but I was having too many issues with the automatic lighting and some of the apps that were either double loading or conflicting. I'll just wait for a less buggy version. BTW I am using Bugless Beast v0.5

  • Droid1

    Is anyone else having issues loading the Rom? I followed all the steps and when my D1 reboots it is running the stock theme…. What did I miss?

  • Razrback501

    Don't flash this over shadow rom! Will lock up your phone and require a restore. Droid 1.

  • SeanBennett

    Does anyone have an update.zip with the apps already themed? This them is siiiick BUT, when I installed it gmail wasnt themed correctly… and there were other apps as well… and when I tried to theme the apps myself I failed…

    So I was just wondering if anyone can provide an update.zip with all the apps already themed. thx!