Have you thought about theming your android device to give it some flair?

Martin Guay
Martin Guay  - Chief Editor
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Have you thought about theming your android device to give it some flair?

I'm sure you've thought about it at one point or another and it's time to take this into your hands and give your android device a facelift. I've created this android theme with various parts and you'll be able to do the same.

One of the first things you'll need to start this journey is a custom launcher that will replace the default one you may be currently using. I personally use Nova Launcher and Apex, both of these provide a wide array of choices when it comes to building a theme on your device, and both are great examples of mobile app development.

Martin's Nexus 6P themed home screen
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Before we go further ahead, you also have an alternative like; Themer, CM, Xpose, KLWP, Zooper Widget Pro etc. My focus is not on the above, but on more basics that anyone can do and apply easily.

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I'm going to focus on Nova Launcher since this is the one I'm currently using for most of the themes I put together. I currently am sporting a Megaman X theme that I created from nothing. Various elements from around the internet have been put together to bring what I'm currently using.

Let's start by looking at the screen capture and point out what we see. I've created the top header banner for the screen to make it look like a door panel, you are then greeted by Megaman X. The X on the chest plate was added, it was there on the initial picture. Top left we have the weather outside.

At the bottom, we have that similar panel with a set of icons that I thought fit well with the desired theme I'm going for.

So far nothing too outrageous right?

The wallpaper I'm sure you've guessed is custom-made to fit my screen size and device. The icon pack used is Vaticon. The widget in the top corner is from Weather Timeline.

My settings in Nova Launcher:

  • Desktop Layout
    • Grid Size > 6X5
    • SubGrid > No
    • Width padding > None
    • Height padding > None
    • Widget Overlap > On
    • Overlap when placing > On
  • Dock
    • Dock pages  > 2
    • Dock icons > 6
    • Width padding > None
    • Height padding > Medium
  • Folders
    • Folder preview > Line
    • Background > Black with 20% transparency
  • Look & Feel
    • Icon theme > Vaticon
    • Normalize icon size > On
  • Gesture & inputs
    • Swipe up > App drawer
App:
Wallpaper:
Megaman X custom and edited by Martin Guay
Megaman_theme_bg
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I write, talk about technology, gadgets, the latest Android news as much as any other fellow geek, nerd, or enthusiast does. I work in the IT field as a System Administrator, and I enjoy gaming when possible. I'm into plenty of things, and you can usually find me around Ottawa, Canada!For all business inquiry email business-inquiry [@] cryovex [dot] com.