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  1. Peji

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    Got my HTC Hero on Orange 2 days ago, also updated it to android 2.1 :)

    Now the problem is that I was browsing the android store and saw a theme I wanted. I downloaded it and everything but I don't know how to set it as a theme, just need help with that. Thanks to anyone that replies.
     

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    You can apply the theme by renaming it to update.zip and booting your Hero into recovery mode (turn your phone off, then turn it back on holding the home key and the power key).

    Then you just choose "apply SDcard:update.zip" and reboot.

    Be patient when it starts up, you might be staring at the same screen for a while.
     
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    What if I downloaded it directly from android store, how do I rename it, I cant find it on the phone, and connecting it to the computer, I couldnt even find it when I did that, could only see pictures. Sorry, it's my first HTC Phone and first android phone :/
     
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    When you plug your Hero into your computer via USB, pull down the notification bar and mount it as a disk drive. You'll be able to open a Removable Disk folder in My Computer, which is the phone's SD Card.

    From here you should see a folder called download, and in there is where you'll find your theme.
    The theme's filename will end with .zip
    All you need to do is move that from the download folder to the root of your SD Card and right click it to rename it to update.zip.
     
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    Wait, are you sure it's a theme designed for HTC Sense?

    And are market downloaded themes supposed to work like that?
     
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    Yea, that's another thing, will the theme disable htc sense like the 7 home screens and the zooming out of home screen things?

    Any links to themes designed for htc sense? o.o

    Thanks.
     
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    Most themes only run on home replacements on un rooted phones, Whats the name of the theme you downloaded?
     
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    It's called "ADW Droid X"

    and a "The Matrix Live Wallpaper"

    Both from app store.
     
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    That's a theme for ADW launcher then, which is a replacement for HTC Sense.

    So yeah, you would have to install ADW Launcher and give up all your homescreens and so on (Although ADW is pretty popular, maybe it has it's benefits too).

    Oh and only some custom ROMs can run live wallpapers like that. The official firmware definitely can't.
     
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    Oh I see, so can I get just the wallpaper without the theme. Just wanted to see what live wallpapers were like.
     
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