Custom Theme Friday: Invertnito by ‘Shocka2430’ for Sapphire

Happy Friday everyone! Now we all know Mrpicolas is a master of customizing home screens with a bunch of cool widgets and apps to make it look how you want, but may I just say, I think I know how to make a pretty cool home screen myself. I am a more reserved ‘less is more’ type of guy and can’t really enjoy looking at a bunch of clutter. (I need order!)  And let me tell you, that’s what makes this theme quite nice. Thanks to Ludacrosse05 (for always hooking it up Bro Status) I am able to tinker with a bunch of imagery.

Last week we had a few people wanting a lighter theme. Is this light enough for you?

This is the Invertnito theme by Shocka2430 based on BGill55’s Incognito theme but, you guessed it….Inverted! I’m usually not a white notification bar kinda guy, but I will admit that this theme is extremely clean. Good job Shocka and BGill!

Instructions on installation after the jump!


Custom Theme Friday: Incognito-Red For Shadow Rom

Here we are again at the end of another great week at Droid-Life. We’ve been pumping work around here showing you how to get all rooted Froyo goodness (Rooting instructions HERE and HERE). Follow those instructions and join us in our journey to trying out the coolest and slickest ROM’s available for our Original Bad-Boy (aka Droid-1, aka OG Droid, the Godfather, etc etc).

So let me run this down. Incognito has been ported to the ShadowROM and looooks fantastic! BGill55 is a master of this stuff. We’re talking all widgets, and even icons for ADW. Just look at these pics. If you like black and red (God knows I do) then you wouldn’t be able to stop yourself! Let’s do this! 😛

Instructions after the jump…


Custom Theme Friday: Drop Theme for Sapphire

Tato’s Homescreen!

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing well this glorious Friday! What an amazing week here at Droid-Life! We’ve been running our Live Supprt IRC Channel, and now have our very own Droid Life Forum! It’s turning into an amazingly glorious place to be and I am completely honored to be here as a part of it. *Note: I always tear up when writing these*

So, this week we have an truly beautiful theme for Sapphire 1.0.0 for you; it’s called the Drop Theme by Pandroid. I’m sure most people here have heard of Dark Edge. Well imagine if Dark Edge had a “sexy cousin”. That is this theme. So, come on and take the plunge and give it a shot!

Downloads and install instructions after the jump…


Custom Theme Friday: Purple Passion for Sapphire 1.0.0

Talk about a busy day. We officially launched our IRC Channel which completely blew up and MrPicolas (Dr. Root) is still recovering in the Trauma Center at the local ER. We hope for a speedy recovery!

Today, I present Purple Passion by ‘roberj13’. I enjoy LOTS of his work! This theme has been ported to Sapphire 1.0.0 and runs incredibly well! Especially since the Sapphire team has built such a beautiful ROM.

Continue on to see Gallery and instructions!


Custom Theme Monday: Watermark’D

We are fully aware that we skipped last week’s Custom Theme Friday and wanted a chance to make up for it by bringing you 2!  The first one for the week is from themer stewart1champ and is called Watermark’D, one of the more polished themes I’ve seen in quite some time.

Watermark’d has been ported to work on just about every major ROM on the planet including Bugless Beast, CM6, Sapphire, Lithium Mod, and a few more.  How can you beat that?  We chose the Sapphire version for this round, but hit up the “thread” link at the bottom for your ROM of choice.

Theme:  Watermark’d



*Note 1* – This is for the original Droid ONLY.

*Note 2* – For the download above, you must already be running Sapphire 1.0.

1.  Download the file from above and place it on your SD card.
2.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD card.”
3.  Scroll down until you find the file from above and tap on it.
4.  Check the box to create a backup if you do not have a recent one.
5.  You can skip “wipe data and cache” if already on Sapphire 1.0.
6.  Tap “OK” to reboot your phone and allow it to work some magic.
7.  When it boots back up, you will be Watermark’D!


Custom Theme Friday: Gala S for Lithium Mod

Hello everyone! Welcome to my first lil’ rendition of Droid-Life’s Custom Theme Friday! Today we are featuring the Gala S (Samsung Galaxy S) theme by “Hexzamatic”.  This theme is quite lovely in my opinion and I have been rocking it myself for a few days. Which is rare for me I may add.

This theme has been ported to many ROM’s, but today we will be seeing it on top of Lithium Mod.

Instructions and gallery after the jump!


Custom Theme Friday: Golden Elegance for Lithium Mod

To those of you new to the site, we’d like to welcome you to Custom Theme Friday which is a segment posted at the end of each week featuring one of the hot new custom themes on the market.  You will need to be rooted to follow this process, but that should be easy after we showed you the “1-touch” method this morning (before it was suspended from the market that is).

So today we have one of the new themes for JRummy’s series of ROMs which is built off of FRG01B, the official Froyo release.  Again for those new, you’ll be seeing a lot of JRummy’s work around here and that’s a good thing.  The guy provides more custom color schemes and themes than anyone in the business.

We’ve also added some extra details to our usual instructions to hopefully help you out along the way…

Theme:  Golden Elegance for Lithium Mod  (Created by kookahdoo)


*Warning* – Just a reminder that rooting VOIDS your warranty and could potentially do permanent damage to your device.  Installing a custom ROM or theme could also possibly brick your phone.  This is not a recommended practice and you do so at your own risk.

1.  Download and install ROM Manager Premium.
2.  Open and tap “Download ROM”.

*If it’s your first time opening ROM Manager, you will need to tap the top option to “Flash Clockwork Recovery” first.

3.  Choose JRummy and “Lithium Mod V1.0.12”.
4.  Choose “Golden Elegance” or whichever color package you prefer.
5.  Choose a kernel, font, and any Addons.
6.  Once the ROM and add-ons finish downloading you will be prompted with this:

7.  Check the box to make a backup in case something goes wrong with the install.
8.  No need to “wipe data and cache” if already running a Froyo ROM.

*If you run into issues after installing, you may need to re-flash the ROM and make sure to wipe data and cache.  Just follow this same process, but check the box to wipe.

9.  Press “OK” and your phone will reboot and work some magic.
10.  Once it finishes, your phone will reboot and you will have Lithium Mod installed!

*If you get stuck at the boot animation, then something went wrong.  Either your phone doesn’t like the kernel you chose or you just need to “wipe data and cache.”  Boot into recovery (hold Power + X with phone off) and flash a “nandroid” backup that you created in step 7.

11.  Enjoy!

Let us know if you run into any issues!  And feel free to leave tips for any of our readers that are new to rooting their phones.

Full support thread and donate link here.

Full gallery after the jump!

Big Cheers to the whole Lithium Mod team:  Billygalbreath, insanenemesis, N8dyddy, jdlfg, romanrish, ronx, canvs2331, and JRummy! (more…)

Custom Theme Friday: Alternate Dark Theme

Today’s theme might be one of the cleanest we’ve seen in a while.  Brought to you by roberj13, Alternate Dark is now one of my favorite black and white themes of all time.  A themed ADW Launcher, widgets, settings menu and so much more make this a certified winner.

Oh, he’s even made separate versions for CyanogenMod and Sapphire so you’ve got some choices here.

Theme:  roberj13’s Alternate Dark


*Rooted Droid 1 users only.

1.  Install either CM6 RC2 or Sapphire 0.8.4 from ROM Manager.
2.  Open ROM Manager, choose “Download ROM” and scroll down to “roberj13.”
3.  Choose “Alternate Dark” and then CM6 RC2 or Sapphire 0.8.4 depending on step 1 choice.
4.  Phone will reboot and apply theme!  Enjoy!

If you don’t have ROM Manager, you can download this roberj13 theme here.  Donate link here.