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!
GO Dev Website
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.
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.
First off you must go to the Environmental Variable Settings in Windows. (I don't know how you would use ThemesFactory in linux sorry)
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.
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.
More info here
zipalign -f -v 4 ThemeName.apk ThemeName1.apk
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)
All my themes are now on the market! (Except Facebook and Zelda)
Also check out my blog! http://tehum.blogspot.com/
This is a CM7 theme I ported. All credit for the backgrounds, icons, and other resources go to jasonevil.
Legend of Zelda Theme
No Longer on Market
No Longer on Market
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
iDro - DarkShell theme by ArtismFoundry
Themes by GL Design Studio
Drive Theme by Rennlab
Antique Theme by Rennlab
Cutdroid by kadsy
Stitchy by Wiezen
Download from Market
Harry Potter by biotob
Roosticity by lostarchon
iPhone 3 Theme by AzoozThemes
Sand Theme by el_liberator
Theme by Gautch
XDA Theme By AzoozThemes
Dr. Who Theme by ksjuggalo
gringer EX by t-ryder
nerezza by t-ryder
Framed Simplicity by markomega
Poker Theme by redtrk
Cracked Yellow Theme By blazerfanbc
Smooth Blu by killer5150
Ice Cream Sandwich by Terranalon
Green Palet by dragonkhan9
Vending Machine by mindseed
Android Steampunk Theme by mindseed
GoICS by killer5150`
Go Launcher and GoWidget Themes by dcomobile
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:
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.