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Hex Installer enables Substratum-like theming for Samsung Galaxy phones

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.

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Substratum Lite will offer essential theming features in a smaller package

Substratum is one of the best theme engines around and was even a good option for non-rooted phones until the Android 9 Pie update stopped it from working. Even so, it's still popular in the custom ROM community, so news of a lighter, more stable version will no doubt be welcome.

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Google aims to help devs customize Material Design with Material Theming

Google has released a set of tools that help developers more easily create apps in line with both their own brand identity and the evolving Material Design guidelines. The Material Theme Editor, available as a plugin for the macOS design app Sketch, automatically applies consistent thematic changes to things like buttons, fonts, and color palettes throughout an app.

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[Update: Petition, Issue tracker] Android P prevents Substratum themes from being used

Substratum is a rootless way to install custom themes on Android Oreo. When it burst onto the scene around September of last year, it instantly became a crowd favorite; people loved the ability to reduce the increasing amount of whiteness Google was shoving into Android. However, it seems like Google wasn't happy with this, as Substratum and custom overlays in general are no longer functional on Android P.

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Yahoo Mail Introduces Themes And Colors To Customize The Look Of All Your Inboxes

Ever used multiple inboxes in the same email app and wished there was an easy visual differentiator between each one? I know I have. And instead of Gmail fixing the problem, the solution comes to us courtesy of Yahoo's email application.

In the most recent update to Yahoo Mail, the app is getting a new theming feature where you could pick an individual color out of 11 possible options for each of your inboxes. Your Yahoo inbox could be purple, your Gmail could be red, and your Outlook could be blue. Or you can use a blue inbox for Yahoo — who's gonna stop you, you rebel!

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