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Old June 19th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Important Android Theme Creating Question!

All over the net people talk about how to create themes for rooted phones and using update.zip, etc., etc...but thats the complex- none Android Market way of creating themes where you can just put it on a SD drive and use it with your phone...Can anyone tell me how to make a theme that's just 1 .apk so if I wanted to add it to the Android Market it would accept it because they only accept .apk's and when you download a theme from the market they aren't a zip file they are a single .apk file...so does anyone have a demo .apk I could use to make my own theme or can share the process of making themes for Home Replacement programs?

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For aHome check here

For GDE check here (Bottom of the first post)

For OpenHome check here

For PandaHome check here (Not sure if this creates .apk)

aHome themes are compatible with most home replacements (which allow themes) that I have tried except GDE. However, you may not get the full functionality that the home replacement apps offer. For instance if you are using an aHome theme with OpenHome you can't theme the music widget, you would need to make an OpenHome theme for that. At least that was the way it worked when I looked into it months ago.

With the exception of the PandaHome them-maker, you are going to need some knowledge of android-sdk and/or Eclipse. There are some limited instructions in the GDE tutorial. This took me weeks to figure out, but now I would be comfortable with any of them.

If you need any help just ask, I'll try to do what I can.
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