Themes Not Working

ChipAHoy shared this question 5 years ago
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I successfully rooted my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone (SCH-R530C, Android version 4.1.2). So far, I have downloaded Titanium Backup, Tether, Root Uninstaller, Pimp My Rom, RootAppDelete and Theme Manager.

I have been able to get rid of apps that I no longer want, but that is all I have been able to do.

How do I get the themes to work? I have selected some, downloaded some, rebooted, but nothing has changed.

There is something called deodex. Is this related to my choices not working? Is there anything else I have to do besides rooting my phone?

Thanks very much for any help.

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Thank you very much for the support! It always helps when users support us and we do our best to make sure you are getting support also.

Changing icons and files in your system is something that Android was never meant to be capable of doing and because of this it makes it difficult to work on every Android device. The themes and icons provided in the app were pre-created and meant to work on the majority of devices. The app searches your system for matching icons and if no icons match in your system it does it’s best to find the best match. You can see what icons will be changed when you go to install a theme or icon pack.

Even after the icons are changed the theme might not work with your system. Many devices have unused icons used in other devices. On many of the problems we hear about the icons actually did change but your system used icons from a different location. If you have the T-Mobile Theme Chooser and are using a theme or your system is using icons from a different location then the theme will not work. Also, if your device isn’t deodexed the theme will not work.

You can create your own theme so the correct icons are replaced. There are many tutorials on creating a metamorph theme. You can create your own metamorph theme and select it from the “Pick Theme” option inside the app.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and hope to get the Icon Changer and Theme Manager working on as many devices as possible.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you very much for the support! It always helps when users support us and we do our best to make sure you are getting support also.

Changing icons and files in your system is something that Android was never meant to be capable of doing and because of this it makes it difficult to work on every Android device. The themes and icons provided in the app were pre-created and meant to work on the majority of devices. The app searches your system for matching icons and if no icons match in your system it does it’s best to find the best match. You can see what icons will be changed when you go to install a theme or icon pack.

Even after the icons are changed the theme might not work with your system. Many devices have unused icons used in other devices. On many of the problems we hear about the icons actually did change but your system used icons from a different location. If you have the T-Mobile Theme Chooser and are using a theme or your system is using icons from a different location then the theme will not work. Also, if your device isn’t deodexed the theme will not work.

You can create your own theme so the correct icons are replaced. There are many tutorials on creating a metamorph theme. You can create your own metamorph theme and select it from the “Pick Theme” option inside the app.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and hope to get the Icon Changer and Theme Manager working on as many devices as possible.

Hope this helps!

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The form letter response really didn't address my question or help.

How about responding to my downloading these various programs that I mentioned, and addressing why they don't do anything for my phone.

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whatsapp themes plz

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Themes only seem to work i find when your using a c m base rom not touchwiz roms