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[THEME] Elegant Steel

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By he_stheone64, Recognized Contributor / Themer on 10th September 2010, 04:43 PM
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Elegant Steel for Milestone 2.36

After launching (too) many Themes on I decided to launch my latest Elegant Steel theme 4 weeks after the initial Launch in Germany. This theme was the first hdpi version based on Jedispotty`s fantastic concept and developed from scratch based on his PSD file.

You find my original Thread from Aug 13th here:

Funny enough I helped my friend Thyrus porting it from the Milestone to Nexus CM6, before deciding also to launch my MS version at XDA (I spend a lot of time in AH Forum...). Good news - after already more then 1000 downloads in my home forum it is field tested, so there are no serious bugs.

The Theme is pretty complete with the battery hack (coop with mattmaso), transparency hack in the dialer to change background (modified it, but original idea came from Xeudoxus Dark Edge).

Theme contains:

• Launcher Pro
• Transparent Widgets
• Fancy Widget
• Beautiful Widget Skin
NEW - messaging unreadcount widget
• DroidX IME
• Token Icon Pack
• New Comfortaa Fonts (and alternative Zegoe)
• Battery Hack for 10% Steps incl. NEW Digi Batt Icons
• Modified and themed framework, browser, market, youtube, calendar, gallery, gmail, contacts, phone, MMS, alarmclock, facebook, genie

Credits: Jedispotty for the fantastic concept -

brsev for the token icons -


Theme comes with a script for OpenRecovery (install, framework-only and restore). In any case do a Nandroid before you install, I`m in no way responsible for possible issues and damages

IMPORTANT: This theme is only for firmware version 2.36

1. Copy the folder Elegant Steel 2.36 to the root of your SD
2. Copy the scripts in the scripts folder of your openrecovery
3. Boot into recovery and install with the script

Known issues

The Comfortaa font does not support all special signs or languages (like Thai, Hebrew), so if this is an issue for you, just do not copy the font folder on your SD, it will install also without these fonts. You are free to use your own fonts, as long as you rename them accordingly

Download: - UPDATE 14.09. - New dynamic data icons

Alternative ADW Launcher:

New messaging widget

More MS themes:

Last edited by he_stheone64; 14th September 2010 at 07:30 PM.
11th September 2010, 09:39 AM |#2  
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Very nice theme, loving the opaque notifications drawer!
14th September 2010, 03:58 PM |#3  
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This is quite possibly the best theme i've seen... Thank you soo much
14th September 2010, 04:45 PM |#4  
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One request. The data connection icons on the notification bar display an "H" with static two arrows. In the normal theme these icons are animated. When there is data uploaded the up arrow is highlighted and when there is data downloaded the down arrow is highlighted.

This is very helpfull at times and i was wondering if it easy for you to implement it in your theme.
14th September 2010, 07:28 PM |#5  
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That was a mistake in my last update, I just released an update with the dynamic icons

Here you can also find my latest THEME for Milestone - Summer Blues - inspired by jabbawalkees very nice matted blues
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15th September 2010, 12:25 AM |#6  
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So is there a way to easily upgrade the theme? or do i need to remove and then reinstall?

By the way i noticed that you replace the media gallery with the N1 in your theme. There is a known bug in that apk with milestone. If you tap on the camera icon on the top right, the app crashes. In these forums (sorry but i can't remember where exactly) i found a version of it that works flawlessly on the milestone. I replaced yours with this version and it works.

I am attaching it here so that you can use this version if you want in your theme. (remember to change the file permissions cause otherwise it won;t work, at least that's what happened on my machine)

Also, will you keep this thread active with potential updates? Can i rely on watching it to always be up to date? (i love your theme)
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15th September 2010, 08:27 AM |#7  
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Thx - don`t worry, if you follow my original threads in you will recognize, that all my themes receive regular updates. This theme here was already launched 5 weeks ago in my "home forum", so it is already very mature, but all my babies (now counting 13...) will be updated, when needed.
15th September 2010, 03:57 PM |#8  
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Thanks for your quick reply but you forgot to answer my question :P

To install do i need to remove and reinstall or is there a way to "upgrade"?

Oh and also your response means that this theme will be updated in this thread or in the original thread about the N1?
16th September 2010, 08:35 AM |#9  
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The MS version will be updated here and in the original Thread on (which was the original, N1 was a port, I`ve done for a friend).

If the changes are only framework related, you can use the framework-only script to update, if there are app updates, you need a complete install (or install the app by "hand" with adb or Root Explorer).
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Quick question: did you create animated icons only for the data connection? cause i see a static one for when i am downloading an app of something from Dolphin whereas in the stock theme i get an animated icon.

Also can we get a version with the battery percentage instead of these weird looking blocks on the battery?
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