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[Q] Settings-->Themes

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17th June 2014, 02:29 AM   |  #1  
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There is this option called Themes in the settings menu. consider me a complete newbie and tell me how that works(Like does it help in changing themes if so how do I do it).
17th June 2014, 03:32 AM   |  #2  
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There is no option called themes on the stock Rom. What are you running?
17th June 2014, 10:11 AM   |  #3  
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There is this option called Themes in the settings menu. consider me a complete newbie and tell me how that works(Like does it help in changing themes if so how do I do it).

A custom ROM dev may choose to add the new CM theme engine to his/her ROM. If you were to install a theme (via Play Store or .apk from XDA, NOT themes that you flash or where you modify files) you use the theme manager to use the theme.
18th June 2014, 01:13 AM   |  #4  
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A custom ROM dev may choose to add the new CM theme engine to his/her ROM. If you were to install a theme (via Play Store or .apk from XDA, NOT themes that you flash or where you modify files) you use the theme manager to use the theme.

nice it works great !!. how do i add fonts to the system like change the whole system fonts
18th June 2014, 07:18 AM   |  #5  
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hi do u remember my pre question about my missing internal files i jst figured out that when i delete this folder "storage" all the files gets wiped out
only happens when i delete it through my comp, not able to see the file using any file explorer with in the phone and i have no idea of which app created that file
18th June 2014, 07:53 AM   |  #6  
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hi do u remember my pre question about my missing internal files i jst figured out that when i delete this folder "storage" all the files gets wiped out
only happens when i delete it through my comp, not able to see the file using any file explorer with in the phone and i have no idea of which app created that file

Storage is an android folder and it contains links to tour /sdcard

Don't delete things of you don't know what they are

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18th June 2014, 10:50 AM   |  #7  
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hi do u remember my pre question about my missing internal files i jst figured out that when i delete this folder "storage" all the files gets wiped out
only happens when i delete it through my comp, not able to see the file using any file explorer with in the phone and i have no idea of which app created that file

You deleted a symlink that linked to your internal storage, thus it deleted everything. You can't see the symlink in a file explorer while in Android but while connected to a PC, you can.

https://www.google.com/#q=define+symlink
19th June 2014, 05:35 AM   |  #8  
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You deleted a symlink that linked to your internal storage, thus it deleted everything. You can't see the symlink in a file explorer while in Android but while connected to a PC, you can.

https://www.google.com/#q=define+symlink

wow never expected it to be so complicated. Does this symbolic link show up only in custom rom's, if no then normal users like myself would probably mistake it for an empty folder and delete it.

Thanks for the explanation.
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wow never expected it to be so complicated. Does this symbolic link show up only in custom rom's, if no then normal users like myself would probably mistake it for an empty folder and delete it.

Thanks for the explanation.

It exists in any ROM. You shouldn't delete anything if you don't know what it is.

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