Does a phone need to be rooted to change themes?

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by MortimerJazz, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. MortimerJazz

    MortimerJazz Active Member
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    Well I guess the thread title has said it all ... I just want to know whether my phone needs to be rooted for me to change themes, fonts, wallpapers etc.

    Thanks for your help ...
     

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  2. yah5

    yah5 Active Member
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    Yes to themes, fonts, and icons.

    No to wallpapers.
     
  3. Lumabizz

    Lumabizz Well-Known Member
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    With PandaHome you can do most of that, don't have to be rooted phone :)
     
  4. Echo17121

    Echo17121 Well-Known Member
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    Actually no to icons...I don't have a rooted phone and I have changed my all of my icons.
     
  5. yah5

    yah5 Active Member
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    How?
     
  6. wingnutta

    wingnutta Active Member
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    ^^^^ Use an app called Folderorganizer lite and change the icon from within that app to what you want. Then when putting the shortcut on homescreen/dock etc.. do the link to a folderorganizer lite app - then find the one you changed the icon with and select. Hey presto!
    Its a bit of a fiddly workaround but once you get the hang of it - its dead easy!
     
  7. yah5

    yah5 Active Member
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    I know of that and it's a workaround for folder icons, though it is slower than opening a folder icon from the system itself mind you.

    But you can't change other icons, such as the battery level/wireless signal/bluetooth in the notifications bar. You need to be rooted for that and mess around with metamorph which is a pain in the ass.
     

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