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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by powerkiter, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. powerkiter

    powerkiter Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2010
    OK so I got a pm asking how to change the font on your phone after rooting.

    It was a complicated task but one of the dev's over at XDA made an "app for that"

    So, if you want to see something like this on your phone:




    Well first you need to root your phone which is not hard but think whether you really need to root if your not bothered about changing your phones font then either please click back, or read on for amusement :D

    OK so the app you need to find is "Type Fresh" from the market.


    Once installed you need to put a folder on the SD card called "fonts" then now is the hard part!

    You need to go to a font sight like this 1001 Fonts .com on your PC and pick a font you like, I used an Android style font that I got from another site but not sure if I can post links to it here as it might be against site rules??? (If its not let me know and I will link to it)

    Then when you find a font you like save as a "windows type font" where ever you want on your PC and then push it to your SD card into the "font" folder you placed on the SD earlier.

    Now launch Type Fresh and follow the in app instructions and you will have the font you picked as your default font. Unless you have a BOLD type font as well then any bold font will be the standard font but I like this as it means that Ican tell on the forums what post I have read as all unread posts are in std font and all read posts are in the android font :)

    Like this, as you can see the unread threads show up as a std font and the read ones are in the Android font ;)


    Hope this was of some help? It is 01:09 in the UK so I might have missed something out but if your stuck post up and I will do my best to help you :eek:


    5thAgent and niles like this.
  2. TrietHocNhanSinh


    Sep 12, 2010
    Currently running the TypeFresh and AndExplorer in junction with TypeFresh. A MUST for rooted devices.

    Only use DroiSans-Bold.tff and DroidSans.tff
  3. jmsnyc

    jmsnyc Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    how does AndExplorer help?
  4. X10iUser

    X10iUser Android Expert

    Oct 10, 2010
    This and that.
    It's needed by TF to operate. Make sure you also install Busybox otherwise TF will just loop and not change your fonts. You can also just use RootExplorer to overwrite your fonts too if you prefer.
  5. Zophorian

    Zophorian Lurker

    Feb 11, 2011
    I am following all the steps-- rooted, TypeFresh, Titanium Back-up, BusyBox, I even tried with commands with a terminal emulator-- but no luck. I can't get my fonts to actually change. Even AndExplorer won't let me make changes to the system/fonts file. Did I not root right? What I am really after is adding Armenian fonts to the phone. No luck.
    I have an HTC Desire. Any more hints?

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