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ThemesFactory Guide & Themes *Updated 07/30/12*

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24th June 2011, 11:18 PM   |  #1  
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I'm sorry I am pretty busy and not able to participate in this thread much any more. Unfortunately I've switch over to Android Ice Cream Sandwich I will no longer be using Go Launcher Ex unless they decide to update their launcher to be up to par with Apex Launcher and other ICS Launchers. I want the in-app drawer widgets and other features ICS has to offer so hopefully they update GO Launcher to offer these features so I can continue to use it. Anyways I'll try to add as many themes to this post as I can if you PM them to me but because I haven't really done anything with themes for over 6 months I don't really remember a lot of the details. This thread is here for reference hopefully it helps you guys out since I will be unable to do so.

This guy hasn't been updated for a while unfortunately so it may or may not be relevant any more if you want the latest version of ThemesFactory you will have to search the GO Launcher New Blog for it. Anyways Thanks for all your support and everything you guys do you're awesome!




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GO Launcher EX is the extended version of GO Launcher, one of the most popular home apps in Android Market. It’s a highly customizable home replacement application, which will run when you press your android phone’s HOME key. GO Launcher EX supports hundreds of themes, fast flip speed and tons of useful functions.

GO Dev Website

I've used Go Launcher Ex for several months and it's the best home replacement on the Market and I highly recommend all the Go Products to everyone. With the Go Products your phone can look and feel however you want it to. Please post your Themes so that everyone can enjoy them!

Guide to Themeing GoWidgets
Go SMS Theme Maker

Guide to using ThemesFactory:
The download and other information about ThemesFactory can be found here HERE
I haven't been using ThemesFactory for that long I'm not very artistic I just use materials I can find online and also simple Paint and Photoshop methods. ThemesFactory allows you to create a Theme based off an already existing template by replacing the different parts within it. Setting up ThemesFactory is a little tricky and also as I've seen with certain things such as the tabs in my theme it seems to have bugs. It's really all trial and error I guess unless you have a better knowledge of how the themes are actually read by GO Launcher Ex.

First thing is first download and install the Java JDK from HERE. After you install it browse to "C:\Program Files\Java\" inside it there should be a folder labeled jdk1.6.0_26 or whatever the latest Java 6 JDK version is. Now you know the path to your Java folder you need to setup your Environmental Variables.

Environmental Values:

First off you must go to the Environmental Variable Settings in Windows. (I don't know how you would use ThemesFactory in linux sorry)
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1.From the desktop, right-click My Computer and click Properties.

2.In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.

3.In the Advanced section, click the Environment Variables button.

4.Finally, in the Environment Variables window (as shown below), highlight the Path variable in the Systems Variable section and click the Edit button. Add or modify the path lines with the paths you wish the computer to access. Each different directory is separated with a semicolon as shown below.

SOURCE

Under "System Variables" click New then type in JAVA_HOME as the Variable name and Variable Value C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_26 (or your folder location) After this is complete add ;%JAVA_HOME%\bin; to your PATH.

Make another Variable Named classpath Variable ;%JAVA_HOME%\jre\lib\rt.jar;%JAVA_HOME%\lib\dt.jar ;%JAVA_HOME%\lib\tools.jar;

How to Export Video found here

Uploading to the Market:
Well first off I want to say be careful what is in your themes even your free ones I got my Facebook Theme suspended it apparently violated terms even though it was free lol. Anyways just make sure everything in your themes is usable and not copyrighted or trade marked.

Now you must go thru all the files in the theme using either an IDE or Notepad++ and change the package name refrences from the random name to the name of your theme in lower case. Make sure the package name is correct because once you upload your Theme to the market you can't change it unless you upload it as a new app instead of a update. You may also want to change the version code and version number in AndroidManifest.xml that way it doesn't said version code 6 and version number 1.5 when it's only 1.0 or what ever.

After this is done export it and make sure everything is in working order.

Now you must zipalign using the zipalign tool from the Android SDK. Open a cmd window. I usually right click and hold shift and open the cmd window in the folder zipalign is in I just moved it to my ThemeStudio folder because that was easiest. Then you just run the following command.

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zipalign -f -v 4 ThemeName.apk ThemeName1.apk

More info here

If it worked it will create a new file ThemeName1.apk or what ever you tell it to name it and you can upload that to the market.

Other Useful Links:

I found these videos a while back I haven't really watched them but thought they might be useful to some of you that want to do a little more in dept stuff that you can't do in ThemesFactory. GO Launcher theming (old way)


My Themes:
All my themes are now on the market! (Except Facebook and Zelda)
Also check out my blog! http://tehum.blogspot.com/

GreenDroid Donation

Market Download

SpaceOdyssey

Market Download

Rainbow Circles

Market Download
Download
Screenshots

retroPlus

This is a CM7 theme I ported. All credit for the backgrounds, icons, and other resources go to jasonevil.
Market Download
Download
Original Here

Legend of Zelda Theme

No Longer on Market
Download

Facebook Theme

No Longer on Market
Download

More Screenshots

More Go Launcher Ex Themes from the Thread::
Note: From now on I'm just posting names and download links thanks for understanding about my time.

iDro - FireStorm theme by ArtismFoundry
Play Store








iDro - DarkShell theme by ArtismFoundry
Play Store





Themes by GL Design Studio
Play Store
Play Store

Drive Theme by Rennlab
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....rennlab.drive

Antique Theme by Rennlab
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...from_developer

Cutdroid by kadsy
Market download

Stitchy by Wiezen

Download from Market
Ubuntu Unity

Market Download

Harry Potter by biotob

Download

Roosticity by lostarchon

Download Here

iPhone 3 Theme by AzoozThemes

Market Download

Sand Theme by el_liberator

Download

Theme by Gautch

Market Download

XDA Theme By AzoozThemes


Market Download


Dr. Who Theme by ksjuggalo

Download
Screenshots

gringer EX by t-ryder

Download
nerezza by t-ryder

Download

Framed Simplicity by markomega

Market Download
Screenshots

Poker Theme by redtrk

Market Download
Screenshots

Cracked Yellow Theme By blazerfanbc
Market Download

Smooth Blu by killer5150
Screenshot
Download Link

Ice Cream Sandwich by Terranalon
Download Link

Green Palet by dragonkhan9
Download Link

Vending Machine by mindseed
Market Download

Android Steampunk Theme by mindseed
Market Download

GoICS by killer5150`
Download Link

Go Launcher and GoWidget Themes by dcomobile
Market Link



Let me put your themes here! Please post or PM me either a link to the APK or a market link.

Please use this format:

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Title by Person in bold
Download or Market Link

If you make a post in this format I can simply quote you to obtain the full code and copy it into the OP. THANKS!

Expired Section of the Guide:
As Far as I can tell this is no longer needed but i moved it down here just in case.

How to Open Theme Factory as Admin if you have problems:

After this is setup open a command prompt as an administrator and cd to the directory where ThemesFactory is located then type "themesfactory_beta2.jnlp" or the name of the current .jnlp file that came with your ThemesFactory. Now create a new theme with ThemesFactory it should work correctly!

I created this .bat script to open the ThemesFactory with out doing cmd everytime. I won't post a .bat file so just create a .txt file copy/paste this in it and save then rename it to Start ThemesFactory.bat (of course you have to make sure that you have file extensions enabled to do this.) If you need to you can change the directory it CDs to to where ever your jnlp file is. Run as an Administrator for it to work properly. The reason I suggest to run it as Admin is because when I tried to edit certain elements while not running as Admin it wouldn't let me if you have that problem make the .bat file.

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@echo
cd C:\gothemesfactory_beta
themesfactory_beta2.jnlp

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29th June 2011, 08:01 AM   |  #2  
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Like the Facebook one (although I am not big fan of Facebook ). Will try it later today...
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Thanks a lot I'm going to hopefully make some more themes and post a tutorial of how to use the theme studio for go launcher. I hope more people post their themes and comments in the thread though. The go launcher Devs tweeted the thread to everyone so hopefully we can get more support.

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Originally Posted by Link_of_Hyrule

Thanks a lot I'm going to hopefully make some more themes and post a tutorial of how to use the theme studio for go launcher. I hope more people post their themes and comments in the thread though. The go launcher Devs tweeted the thread to everyone so hopefully we can get more support.

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt!

How did you get the Go Launcher Theme Factory to export your theme? I designed one recently only to discover the fact that the export theme function was broken with the latest update to the Factory.
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I'll post a guide of how to use the theme studio when I get home.

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Great themes! Can't wait for the Zelda theme to be ready. Good work and thanks.

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You have to let us know when the Zelda is ready but it looks awesome.
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Sweet. I know how to use it, I just can't get the Factory to export my theme.
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Originally Posted by Link_of_Hyrule

I hope this is the right place to post this anyways I made a couple themes using theme studio and a little Paint/Photoshop. The Facebook one is mostly original content based of the website except the logo and some of the Icons. The Zelda one is mostly compiled from other materials already made I'm not much of a Artist anyways I thought you might like these two I made I'm probably going to make some more anyways post any GO Launcher themes you have made!





http://imgur.com/a/RcNtc

Facebook theme download:
http://www.multiupload.com/Y8XZ7O6HAC

Edit: I'm making changes to the Zelda theme I'll post both the link to download the theme when I get the chance.

Make a MattedBlues theme

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EDIT: Please remove the large pictures from my quoted text thanks.

Edit2: I updated the opening post. Please post more go launcher themes so we van keep this thread alive
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