Dark Edge 1.0 Released in 7 Color Options for Original DROID

Dark Edge V1.0 was finally released last week in an update.zip format bringing joy to thousands of people who were too intimidated by the previous installation method to give it some run.  And just one week later Xeudoxus and REALigion have brought you the full rainbow of color schemes to make your life that much prettier.  How does DE in green, gold, red, blue, orange, purple or pink sound?

To get your color choice up and running, grab the file below and hit up our instructions at this post.

GoldBlueRedGreenPinkOrangePurple

Update:  The DE guys also wanted you all to be aware that they have free ADW Launcher themes available in the market.

Full  support thread can be found here.  Donate!

Cheers @davekover!

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.   (more…)

Video: Installing Full DarkEdge Theme

DarkEdge has been taking the theming world by storm and until now there really hasn’t been a good video tutorial out there.  The DroidForums.net team has put together 2 videos which walk you through the entire full theme installation process and have actually done a pretty nice job.

Prepare to lose almost 19 minutes of your life for the sake of DarkEdge…

Part 1:

Part 2:

Source: DroidForums.net

Release: DarkEdge Themes from Mrbobrowitz and Team Chaos

Spending 2 hours trying to put a video together on how to install the full DarkEdge is probably the most frustrating thing on the planet.  Luckily, many of the themers in the Droid world decided to attack the DE theme and release it for you all, making this process 10000000000% easier.

*Note 1* – On Mrbobrowitz’s version, I was able to come from Cyanogen 5.0.6.2 without wiping data and cache, but seemed to be missing some of the theme.  On the Team Chaos theme, I came from Bugless Beast V1.0 and was able to apply it without wiping data and cache and everything appeared to be included.

First up is the Mrbobrowitz version:

Instructions…

1.  Download the theme zip file:  SteamDarkEdge.zip (alt link)
2.  Copy the file to the root of your SD card.
3.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD Card.”
4.  Scroll down and choose the SteamDarkEdge.zip file.
5.  Make a backup if you don’t have a recent one.  Skip “wipe data and cache.”  Hit “OK.”
6.  Phone reboots, applies the magic and BAM!  Done.  Enjoy!

*Note 2* – Not all of the themed icons were ported over, so I had to apply the DE-Icon Pack theme in MetaMorph.  File here.

And second is the Team Chaos version:

Instructions…

1.  Download the theme zip file:  Team_Chaos_Dark_edge.zip (alt link)
2.  Copy the file to the root of your SD card.
3.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD Card.”
4.  Scroll down and choose the Team_Chaos_Dark_edge.zip file.
5.  Make a backup if you don’t have a recent one.  Skip “wipe data and cache.”  Hit “OK.”
6.  Phone reboots, applies the magic and BAM!  Done.  Enjoy!

Questions or comments?

Cheers Nick and @Tony319!

Release: DarkEdge UI Theme by Xeudoxus

Since everyone feels like they were screwed over by the TAT Home preview, how would you feel about another custom UI for your Motorola Droid?  The DarkEdge UI from Xeudoxus and REALigion went public last night and so far looks incredible.

While the install of it was sort of a struggle, I managed to complete the entire process and I’m thinking it may have been worth the pain.  Well, except for the fact that Hootsuite is made completely useless by all of the black…Anyways, if you are up for an entire theme overhaul, DarkEdge is definitely worth the time and effort.

Full release info including download and installation instructions can be found at DroidForums.net.

Update: I’m going to do my best to put together some sort of video tutorial on this, but I’m telling you right now, it’ll be ugly.  It also might be an hour long hah.  Let me see what I can do in the next few days.

A couple of tips for you brave souls though…

  • Going from Bugless Beast to this was not successful.  My guess is a kernel issue.  I reverted back to JRummy and a standard voltage kernel and was able to get it to work.
  • Be patient.  Reboots seem to take forever, but usually will make it through.
  • Be really patient.  This took me a good hour and half because of the amount of steps it takes to completely finish this process.

Gallery of my device:


Anyone else check this out?


Would love to hear thoughts, issues you ran into, or anything else so that those interested in checking this out can have a much smoother process than I had.