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Originally Posted by supernova18
How Themer works without Root permissions? I mean, don't you have to change the SystemUI.apk or framework-res.apk ?
Everyone somehow seems to be missing the point here...
Yes, of course Themer works without Root. But How?
See, Themer is a launcher. Android doesn't force you to use it's native launcher, such as TouchWiz, HTC Sense, or whatever your phone has as default.
You are allowed to download and use custom launcher applications.
This is one such custom launcher.
Since Themer is it's own app, it can change everything about itself. (Such as the icons, images, widgets, fonts, and everything else.)
What it cannot do, is theme other apps or change your status bar. (Those DO require edits in Framework and SystemUI, and would require flashing and root.)
So Themer doesn't require Root because it doesn't NEED it.
TL;DR: Themer is a custom launcher that changes its own settings, and therefore does not need root.