Help customizing optimus themeGeneral

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  1. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Hello all, I am not new to the forums but I mostly just come in everyday to check for whats new about our phones when I am bored at work or something, I have stumbled across a problem though and I thought this would be a good place to post for help.

    I have been looking around at websites like metamorph and other places to download themes for android phones for around 2 days now.
    And I have already tried using programs like metamorph and zipthemer (I think is called) to no success. And searches around google have not helped me either.

    I know it can be done on our phones because looking at this thread is a lot of examples of different themes.

    And the website where I was looking at the themes/customization stuff
    metamorph website: MetaMorph

  2. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    I would recommend you root if you haven't done so already and then flash a custom rom, they usually come themed already and then you can download themes and icon packs for your specific launcher.
  3. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    I am rooted 2.2.1 and I do not want to change the stock rom, just want to customize it, I have launcher pro plus.
  4. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    I also purchased LPP and dont even use it because I had a hard time theming it as most themes in the market are for widgits. I use ADW now and there are many different themes for it. however it wont change your notification bar or anything.

    UOT Kitchen. Kitchen

    That link will take you to where you can create and customize themes any way you want to. Im unfamiliar with it so I cant help you further than providing the link and what its for. good luck and if you have any trouble do a search for the thread about it and ask and I imagine someone will be able to help you with it.
  5. starstress

    starstress Well-Known Member

    UOT kitchen is pretty cut and dry
  6. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    what do you mean by this
  7. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    if i understand correctly it means that its simple or easily done if following the directions given at the site
  8. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    It is pretty simple I made one its being processed now, one question when I go into recovery mode to make a backup theres 4 options

    nand backup
    +ext backup
    +android_secure +ext backup

    which one should I choose to make a backup?

    and thank you for the help + link det1726

    Edit: I also found this about the website from some guy int this forum

    Edit: I downloaded my file from the kitchen website and I put it in a folder on my sdcard.
    I went to recovery, clicked on Flash zip menu, then flash zip from sdcard, opened the folder where I have the zip file in clicked it and pressed menu to confirm install.

    This is what it says.

    Install : Android/U0T-08-19-18-4
    Press menu to confirm.
    any other key to abort.

    Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:No signature (8 files)
    E:Verification failed

    Installation aborted.
  9. alfick3

    alfick3 Well-Known Member

    Before you flash the zip, be sure to select to turn off signature verify first. Then you should be able to flash the zip.
  10. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    when you go to flash zip from sd dont forget to toggle verification first. verification needs to be disabled so do exactly as you did only with the added step and you should be good. i am not sure if flashing a theme is like flaashing a rom where you will also need to wipe all data so i would hold off til you know for sure
  11. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Did what you guys tell me to do but now I get a message saying there is an error in the zip file

    In the site UOT Kitchen. Kitchen when your done choosing all of the settings you want and you go to the file upload link at the top... what do I do?

    1. I changed the Edify to type Optimus, is this good or should I leave it normal which is Type MDT or amend scripting?
    2. Unticked ThemeChooser preview because I saw that in a youtube tutorial somewhere.
    and following the directions I only uploaded the framework-res.apk and nothing else since I have the stock optimus m rom which I believe was froyo and it says

    NOTE 1
    Froyo rom: framework-res.apk
    Gingerbread rom: framework-res.apk and SystemUI.apk
    Gingerbread with sense rom: framework-res.apk, SystemUI.apk and
    Cyanogenmod7 rom: Cyanbread.apk or Androidian.apk (renamed as you like)
    TouchWiz rom: additional tw-framework-res.apk

    do I also need to upload SystemUI.apk or what am I doing wrong.

    Can anyone with experience on this check out the File Upload Tab and tell me exactly what I should put on there

    thanks and sorry I know nothing about this :)
  12. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    I can happily say I finally did it.

    These are the options I used on the last screen


    Thanks for all the help everybody, couldn't have done it alone.
  13. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    Glad you got it figured out.
  14. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    yea once I saw how easy it was to flash stuff I just went ahead and installed the cm7 mod and app2sd and a couple other stuff there.

    way better than a theme, I used mikesols YouTube video for help
  15. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Hello again guys, had one more question, I am now using the and the only problem I have with it is that in the stock rom, if I wanted to call alex for example I would start typing 2, 5, 3 and it would show suggestions at the top that contain letters from the numbers pressed, but it does not do that with the rom. Can I configure it or does it not support that option.

    Edit: in other words, predictive dialer, I am looking around google but if you know how to get this working let me know, or how to do it.
  16. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    Check the market, but all roms will have things you love and hate so it's all about finding the one you like best, I prefer sense rom myself. And it does have what you want so maybe just flash sense instead? Plus it comes with the oc kernel so it'll save you time and effort as its already overclocked
  17. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Could you provide me the link, and what is the main difference between these two roms?
    All I have found is this but looks like its a theme

    Edit: Well thanks to this I found out about a free app called dialer one that works like a charm.
    But I found out that from the home screen you can just press the search button and type the name of the person you are trying to call and that works too so Ill be using this, the dialer one app is good too and its free, but its ugly.
  18. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    sense is not just a theme it is a themed rom, cm7 is still beta so its too buggy for my liking thats why i stick with sense, but again glad you got it figured out.
  19. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Only thing I use on my phone is literraly opera to view 3 pages, text and call so I will probably flash sense to try it out since I do not install almost anything.

    Does sense have a lot of bugs or is most of it figured out, I have been reading the sense rom thread for a bit now before I do anything.

    EDIT: the reason why I wanted to write here was to ask if sense rom is gingerbread, froyo?

    And also the cm7 rom comes without any bloatware, does this one come without any bloatware

    or do I have to root this rom and remove anything? (have not read this yet wanna make sure)
  20. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    Sense rom has all known bugs worked out as far as I know, I don't notice any at all, cm7 is the only ginger bread rom available and that is why it's beta because the optimus m hasn't received ginger bread yet. Sense rom comes bloat free and again it comes with the oc kernel so just install set cpu and overclock your heart out lol also sense is froyo
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  21. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    already flashed and playing around with it. Thanks for all your help again man.

    Ill post here if I have any more questions.

    Well I wiped all before I installed sense but somehow my apps were still there.

    Anyways everything works perfectly, some apps on there I dont use so I am just going to uninstall some stuff.

    Edit: how can I remove apps like the weather apps and playerpro and stuff like that which comes with the sense rom.

    example: weather & toggle widgets, weather widget, titanium backup, playerpro, rootexplorer (I use astro), phandroid, adw launcher.

    edit again: got it
  22. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    Can anyone tell me why I can customize everything on the sense ROM on uot kitchen but I can't change the lock screen slider to the rotary one from cmod
  23. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    Lock screens I haven't played with but I believe lockscreen widget or something close to that in the market is for customizing lock screens. Sense rom comes bloat free buddy, all that stuff you already had would be Google Apps, bloat would be considered metro Apps (mail@metro, boingo,, easy wifi, etc...) make sure you check the safe List b4 uninstalling or deleting anything and also look into using titanium backup to freeze Apps rather than delete them.
  24. warock56

    warock56 Well-Known Member

    I had no bloatware on my phone but the sense rom came with weather widgets, an mp3 player and stuff I didnt need so I just got rid of them.
  25. det1726

    det1726 Well-Known Member

    again all roms have love and hate qualities lol just gotta do what you gotta do, I personally love the music player it came with, especially with the wmp skin.

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