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Dear Fellows,

I'm new to CM and its just my second post, I'm kinda interested in making/modifying themes on android phones. I have some queries regarding this..

1. do i need to create a new project from scratch and build my own apk or
2. do i just decompress other's theme apk and change it way i like (is that legal or acc to rule of android, CM forums etc )
3. Can i sale themes on play store using second method ( :P i know they worked but if its possible, i wont do if its not or illigal)

thanx for your reply in advance
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1. There are plenty guides on the Android Theme section. I have written up a updated guide to create themes from scratch with extra info on how to theme your interface. There are some that show you how to theme using pre-made apks

2. Yes you can as long it is not a paid theme. A free one then its fine, you just have to ask the original themer for permission. So they know you're using his/hers theme as a base.

3. Yes you can if you have permission
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