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  1. xnate416

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    I just rooted my optimus f3 and I really have no idea how to do anything else. I want to install a kitkat theme but I have no clue how. I think I need to get clockword mod or something but I dont know how. That is all I know so can someone please link a video or tell me how I can install a theme on my freshly rooted optimus f3? thanks!
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forums. I see you have a root problem with your android device . let's start with what have you done cause you Dont need root to theme your device . kitkat is a custom rom version . so what have you done .
     
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    Which one do u have virgin mobile , T-Mobile or metro PCs
     
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    Thanks for the welcome! I have the t-mobile version of the lg optimus f3.
     
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    the theme i was looking at is called android 4.4 kitkat theme on google play. it has the android kitkat logo if you have trouble finding it. If you know of a better one or one you know is good feel free.
     
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    OK I see but u Dont need to root this device to display the kitkat theme
     
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    Unless it is a launcher theme, then it would most likely require a custom rom, like cyanogen mod. These custom roms contain the Theme Chooser engine that will allow you to apply themes on the fly.

    Now there is a mod called xposed framework, along with the xtheme engine module, that will allow you to theme your phone in a similar way that the theme chooser works. To use this method, you must be rooted and the theme would need to be ported over to work with the xtheme module. I have ported over several cyanogen mod themes to xtheme, so I could port over a theme for you once you get your phone set up.

    If you are unfamiliar with the xposed framework and the xtheme engine, take a look at these threads:

    xposed framework
    xtheme engine

    If you need to root your phone, follow this thread:

    [GUIDE] Howto Root LG Optimus F3
     
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    Thank you so much! I am rooted so I will use the links you gave to set the phone up.
     
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    Thanks so much!! How would you port over a theme? I think I finished setting up the phone. If it is too much work then dont bother :)
     
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    give me the link to the theme, i will download it and port it over for ya
     
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    ok, theme is gonna take a while. this theme is missing a lot of the core images that the F3 needs, due to LG being stupid and changed up a lot of the naming scheme. here's a list of a bunch of xtheme themes, including kitkat (at bottom of page) that you can try out till i get this one sorted out.

    you can also check out my recent theme port called cobalt here:
    Xtheme Cobalt
     
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    No problem sorry you have to go through the trouble. I cant see the list or url of xtheme themes that you mentioned. i can see the cobalt one though.
     
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    well, the reason you cant see it, is because i forgot to put it, lol oops..

    Xtheme Engine themes!!! | Developed

    Note, that while these themes will install and apply, not everything will be themed.
     

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