It's been a while since smartphones went beyond just being tools to become practically extensions of ourselves. And being so personal to so many users, it's no surprise that a lot of us want to customize the way our phone's interface looks. Unfortunately, stock Android doesn't offer system-wide theming options, but there's a chance this may change with the arrival of Android 12. Read More
After years of torturing customers with the hopelessly bloated TouchWiz UI, Samsung's software team has drastically improved the user experience on recent flagships. The latest interface is OneUI, and if you want to change the look of it you can do so using themes found in the Galaxy Store. There's little room for self-customization though, which is where a new app called Hex Installer comes in. It allows you to tweak every bit of the UI to your liking, including within some third-party apps, which is very reminiscent of Substratum. Read More
In a blow to the custom themers out there, Google has responded to the cry for Substratum "support" to return to stock Android. The verdict is that the breakage first spotted in Android P Developer Preview 1 is intentional and that it won't be fixed for the final P release. Read More
If you're a Telegram user (hi), then you'll understand how cool this latest news is. The privacy-focused messaging service is finally getting custom theme support on Android, which is just fantastic. You have three basic ones to start, and one of those is a dark theme. Read More
If you've ever cruised through r/AndroidThemes, then you've probably seen some pretty impressive homescreens floating around. Some are ultra-minimal. Others are highly functional while still retaining an appealing look. Then, there are those that just stand out from the crowd because of a well thought-out layout.
The Sci-Fi Interface Theme by Reddit user Futant55 is a shining example of the latter. It has the look of something very difficult to create, but is actually just a few widgets precisely placed to fit in perfectly with the custom wallpaper. Have a look:
Left: Homescreen; Right: Lock screen
Fortunately, Futant55 provided all the necessary files to recreate this look for yourself. Read More