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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chillinndylann, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Hello, im looking for advice. By searching on Youtube "tron legacy galaxy theme" you can find a video displaying a theme I am trying to install. I downloaded the theme on mediafire and made it a .zip file which is now on a sd card in my phone. I already rooted my phone (it is a Motorola DROID 3) and downloaded bootstrap. I renamed the theme as update.zip and rebooted my phone via bootstrap. From there, I try installing update.zip, but everytime it says installation aborted. Can someone help?


  2. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You

    I think the update.zip part is looking for a new rom, or rather expecting the content of the zip to be a ROM.

    Try renaming the zip to clock.zip or anything else for that matter, then in recovery chose install zip instead of the specific "install update.zip" option. That might prove more appropriate results
  3. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    I renamed it clock.zip, went into bootstrap recovery, and tried installing it. I still got the installation aborted message :/
  4. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Could it have to do with me selecting the mount sd card option?
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Themes need to be for your exact phone model AND ROM version. They are not interchangeable. It may be worth (if its the right theme for your rom / phone) Checking your local device forum to see if anyone has successfully installed it.
  6. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Also its important to know How to zip it some use Compression Levels others use Storage. If its an Update.zip I think its Storage however it's been a while since I've flashed with Hboot. I use recovery a majority of the time nor do I have to zip them as they are already zipped for me.

    If its not for your particular phone then the only thing you can do besides find that theme for you platform would be to see if you can extract the images out of the one you have and install them into a ROM and then Flash that ROM. Really need to talk with the Guru's for your phone. They can give much better advice than we can.
  7. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    who are the Gurus I should speak with? Lol sorry I'm new here xD
  8. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Here is the link to the video of the theme and in the information part of the video it has the link to the download. Since I have the Droid 3 and it is being used on the Samsung Galaxy, does that mean it won't work on my phone?
    samsung galaxy s tron theme - YouTube
  9. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    Guru's for your phone should live here

    If video is showing a different phone then yes it probably will not work on yours.
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Read my last post. It must be for your specific android version, custom rom AND phone model. It is specific and must MATCH ALL these criteria. The galaxy theme is not just wrong once, its probably wrong on all three counts.

    Put it this way. If you have a theme for Droid 3 android 2.3.6 it will not even work on Droid 3 android 2.3.7.
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  11. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Oh alright, I get it. Is there any way to edit the ROM or something to make it accessible for my Droid 3?
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Themes CAN be ported but its not necessarily an easy feat.

    Essentially for vanilla android (no manufacturer UI like HTC sense, touchwiz, timescape etc) themes are /system/app/SystemUI apk and /system/framework/framework-res.apk

    These are Rom components and are present in every GB android version onwards. These are what are Rom specific as its not just the images in there, it also references parts of code in the overall framework which was created for your specific phone. Replacing these files will prevent your phone from booting.

    If its literally just images, you can open the framework-res from the theme and the Rom side-by-side and swap images. Same for sustemui. But if the theme includes elements that act differently, such as position changes, different dimensions etc, these are more than images and is a more advanced process.

    But, you have a touchwiz theme (samsung UI) so I.doubt that can be ported to a phone without touchwiz. I bet the zip has more than the 2 files I previously mentioned. Your best bet would be an experienced themer with your device and ask for assistance. Still think its a long shot though
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member

    Welcome to the forums! :)

    Unless you're a theme or rom developer with skills like SUroot has, the answer is no.

    Things have to match to install.

    Can't change the hood ornament on your car to one from a different brand and then use different engine parts, no matter how many ways you ask. :) ;)

    Moved your question to the root forum for the D3, maybe someone here knows of another theme you'd like.

    BTW - tinkering like that with mismatched stuff can lead to a bricked phone. Just saying...
  14. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    so theres basically no way for me to get this theme? lol.
  15. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    It can be done. It may just take a lot of time/effort. Where did you download the theme?
  16. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Icon Tron.rar
    That's the link to the download. If you can help me to get this theme, please explain! I'm dying for it! :shakehands:
  17. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    From what I can see in there... It's not flashable because A) it's a .rar and not .zip B) it doesn't have a META-INF folder specific for our phone C) it's simply just image files and not actually a skinned launcher or .apk's, except for that clock widget, which you could probably just drop onto your SD card and install.
  18. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    Ohhh. I did convert it to a .zip file. I guess that isn't enough. Is there anyway to correct this?
  19. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    It's missing WAY more than a file extension...
  20. chillinndylann

    Thread Starter

    ohh okay, ill just stop trying then. do you know any other similar themes or how to get the iphone theme? ive looked them up but i just always have trouble with this stuff lol. any help would be appreciated.
  21. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    If by iPhone theme, you mean MIUI, there is a ROM available over on DroidHive, but it's an ICS build with the assumed issues, although, they have been tossing around the idea of an MIUI GB based ROM.

    If you want an iPhone look, you can probably get a different launcher like GO Launcher or something and they have their own downloadable themes. Browse on the market for launchers and themes. Also, you can look into neon/glow launcher themes that should be similar to the Tron one.

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