problem comes while uninstalling it.
as such the only way to uninstall a theme is restoring a previous backup.
but it may so happen that
1. you don't have enough space for a backup
2. you don't want to waste time making and restoring backups
3. you want to try out a theme for a few days. so when you restore backup you lose all data of those 3-4 (or more) days.
so for all you guys, here is an easy way to backup your current theme and restore it later without making a full backup.
1. download the two zip files from the given link below. (both zips on the same link)
2. "BEFORE INSTALLING YOUR NEW THEME", flash 2file-pt1.zip . this makes your backup of current theme.
3. install whichever theme you like by flashing it's zip which you have downloaded. feel free to download and try any theme from xda themes and apps section. enjoy the new theme.
4. when you want your old theme back, just flash 2file-pt2.zip this will restore the backed up theme you made in step 1.
>step 2 creates a folder "modchamp" on your sdcard. do not delete it. the backed up theme stays in that folder.
>step 4 will backup the theme you had before performing step 2. so in step 3 you can download more than one theme and try all of them. you can always go back to your initial theme whenever you want.
>devs who open and read the scripts in my zip (i know the those who know scripting will definitely go through my zip thoroughly), pleeeeeease don't laugh at it. i am a noob at Linux commands and i know the script looks embarrassing.
Q. which files are backed up and restored?
A. framework-res, semcgenericuxpres, systemui, settings.apk, semcphone.apk, offline chargemon pngs, bootanimation (full list in post #9)
Q. i just installed a new theme, but i had not made a backup. how can i uninstall it?
A. new theme overwrites old files, which CANNOT be restored if backups had not been made.
this is old mirror.... this version is deprecated
zdzihu = for creating xrecovery
doom&wolf = unknowingly teaching me a bit of Android scripting.
LzVebz= being very helpful by listing out the files that a theme can change.
Press thanks if this helped you.
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