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  1. bose301s

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    Personally I love being rooted and having all the options that being rooted gives me, however I have not found a single theme that I actually like more than stock Android. I mean, some of them have cool elements, JRummy's green themed ROM is ok, as is Fab's NexBeast, they have some really cool parts to the themes, but some of the icons or other things are just God-awful in every theme I have tried. I liked Pete's Smoked Glass theme he had to apply over his BB builds, but the notification drop down had some problems, you couldn't always read the notification text making it basically useless. Overall I am just asking, am I the only one who highly prefers the Android stock theme?
     

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    Sometimes I prefer stock, sometimes themed. If your want, use a non-themed rom (like BB) and use MM to apply things you like from other themes...
     
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    I couldn't give a crap about themed ROMs. I use Cyanogen, and I made my own theme.

    By "Made", I mean I pieced together my own theme using bits and pieces from about 10 different themes I've found over the past few months.

    Anyhow... I see very little point in loading themed ROMs when I can just download whatever ROM I want, use metamorph to apply my own theme and be done with it.
     
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    I've noticed more than a couple on here mention they prefer the stock theme. And that's cool, power to ya. That's the beauty of a rooted Droid. We can have our cake and eat it, too!
     
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    I prefer stock icons, because, understandably, only so many are ever themed. I really hate the stock notification bar though.
     
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    if you like the stock look. try the CM 5.0.6.2 it is a fast robust rom that has a mostly stock look with very few design tweaks.
     
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    Yeah...the stock gray notification bar is fugly IMO! Stock icons are fine for me but regardless of the theme, the notification bar on my phone MUST be black along with the Facebook app and search widget. I'm using the ADW launcher and haven't played with themes much for it and so my search widget has been removed from the phone ;)
     
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    I'm running the stock JRummy Remix.
     
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    I like a black notification bar too, the problem is that some apps use black text and I haven't found a way to change them even when the text is set to white, Google Scoreboard is the biggest offender here.
     
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    I am and have always been a big fan of themes but recently went themeless when BB 1.0 leaked and it was a nice change to get back to basics. I'm sure if the Droid had come stock with Smoked Glass or whatever the popular theme of the day, and we never saw the current stock, we would all jump on the gray notification and the rest of the real stock theme if some developer came up with it just to have something different. Just the nature of the beast ;)
     
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    Honestly I don't remember what stock looks like. I've always used Themed ROMS because I haven't really gotten into using Metamorph. The only thing that I really want is a black notification bar and black app drawer. The rest can be stock for all I know and care.

    On a side note: Is there an App similar to ROM manager but for only Metamorph themes?
     
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    I really can't find anything that I like better than stock, to tell the truth. Stock is simple, it works right, and the only thing I'd ever even consider is maybe the black notification bar from Smoked Glass.
     
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    My opinion of course..

    Three things I cannot stand about the stock theme:

    One, it is too plain and boring-looking. I am a graphics nut..I like flashy:p

    Two, I like my screens to be dark with light print, because it is easier on my eyes.

    And Three... I HATE GREEN.. :p- Plus blue highlights on a dark theme look great to me:)

    So to me the themed ROMs and MM theme options are a godsend:)
     
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    This is pretty much exactly how I feel too, I like the stock icons, I like the green but a black notification bar is nice.
     
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    Yeah. Any other way it definitely does look flashy and turns some heads, but I find that it's more practical the other way. Subtle and easy-to-read is what I look for in a GUI.
     
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    Some people, including me, don't know how to do this. That's why I like themed ROM's...Just sayin' :)
     
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    I like the choice of adding a theme to a ROM, not a prefabbed themed ROM, except Fabs fabbed ROM.
    LOL
     
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    is there a way to get back to the stock theme running BB 1.1, my buddy rooted my droid for me an tossed some themes on here but i just want to go back to the stock theme...thanks alot
     

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