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[Q] Help customising android with no rom

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By K-NineHD, Member on 25th April 2014, 08:37 PM
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I have a phone running stock android 4.1.1 and I want it to look like any other (xperia, touchwiz, sense etc.) but I can't find what's needed I really want the status bar to look the same aswell as the launcher and stock apps, I can't use a rom.
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25th April 2014, 08:57 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by K-NineHD

I have a phone running stock android 4.1.1 and I want it to look like any other (xperia, touchwiz, sense etc.) but I can't find what's needed I really want the status bar to look the same aswell as the launcher and stock apps, I can't use a rom.

Your best bet would be rooting, using the Xposed Framework and something like the HK Theme Manager or Xtheme Engine to make significant changes to the look of the system. These tools work well on most devices, but it can be hard to theme stock HTC roms as they have a very different theming structure vs most devices and generic theming tools can only go so far. Other than that, best you could do without a rom (or root) would be a different launcher that either hides the status bar or comes with it's own (have only seen an iPhone looking launcher with that function) or hide the status bar and figure out how to make something like Zooper Widget to help create your own little section at the top for the clock and battery status - though this stuff would only work on the home screen.

If you REALLY want to change stuff, the best option is a rom and there's really not much getting around it without compromises.
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