CyanogenMod did something great for Android enthusiasts recently. It wasn’t a performance boosting update or a security overhaul. Instead, it was a simple theming engine.
If you run a custom ROM then you must have tried installing a theme. I’ve tried it countless times in the past 3 years but I just couldn’t stand them. None of them were exquisite, some being downright terrible. A lot of it was due to the tools the designers had. That’s changed now.
CM rewrote their whole Theme Engine recently and if you’re running the latest CM 11 ROM or other ROMs that integrate CM’s Theme Engine (like Carbon, Liquid Smooth, PAC, C-Rom etc), you already have it preinstalled.
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The Best Paid Themes
1. Fi And More
If you’re a fan of Paranoid Android, you might already know of Arz Bhatia. The up and coming designer has branched out and made a couple of themes for the new and improved Theme Engine. The only way to describe them is beautiful, in a way that Android never really feels.
And don’t worry about future releases, Arz has already pledged to update the themes with Material Design guidelines.
I think Fi is his best work and is totally worth the $3 asking price. But look around at some of his other themes as well. Another way Arz is making things interesting is by changing the base color of the theme every month. It started out with Carroty-Red.
At $1.70, Flux gives you a lot of class for your money.