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Root Are Themes the same as ROMS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdonova33, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. mdonova33

    mdonova33 Well-Known Member
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    Are Themes the same as ROMS? If they are, how so, and if they are not, how so.
     

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  2. mdonova33

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  3. yojoe600

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    no they are not the same... sometimes themes can be installed on any rom or just a few... they are flashed like roms but only change the way things look so they are not roms in general
     
  4. mdonova33

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    I cant flash a couple of them roms, and the boot screen hangs on HTC incredible. what am i doing wrong?
     
  5. yojoe600

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    which ones are you trying?
     
  6. Drukan

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    Im curious too, which you are trying to flash?

    I have 2 themes post here, and both have good workin update.zip installs, as well as instructions to manually install them via ADB Recovery.

    to answer the OP question:
    Themes are merely editing the original "drawable" files, or Pictures, in a given apk (program)
    Both methods of installing my themes simply over-write the original files with "themed" duplicates. The files actually edited do not in anyway affect the filesystem, therefore should not cause adverse effects. If your having issues with a particular theme contact the theme builder, they would have the most pertinent info, and best solutions to you problem.
    If your problems are from flashing a ROM, then essentially you are wiping your filesystem and installing a completely diff version. ROMs are copies or modified versions of the Android operating system. If the ROM builder made a mistake or did not build it properly, the adverse effects are countless. If you have a "bad ROM" you would need to reflash with a known good ROM, or recover with a backup. (hopefully you made one prior to jumpin in.
     
  7. mdonova33

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    Thanks guys! And i got themes too work, just wasn't using a compatible one.
     
  8. Hitmanthe3rd

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    For themes does one need to Delete Cache and Data like when loading a Rom?
     
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