MetaMorph: changing fonts on the fly
I remembered doing this on my samsung moment and thought I'd try it on Epic and it works for fonts, maybe we can figure out how to do themes as well in the future.
Here is a link to the original thread by Stericson: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=591329
about the app called MetaMorph for more detail, the general idea is to have theme/font files on the sdcard and the app will install them for you with a reboot to complete the process.
Here is a .zip to try it with: MyFonts
note: I have only tried 3 of these and one was a bit too large. This won't hurt your phone it just won't look right. The stock font is in it for restoring if you wish to.
Stick the .zip on your sdcard
Download MetaMorph from the market(both free and donate versions available)
When you first start the app it will do a system check and if you don't have busybox installed it will tell you. If it says you don't there are free/donate verisons on the market as well so go grab it and install it. I installed it with the default settings.
Now open MetaMorph again and after the checks select Unzip/Extract new theme. None will show but thats ok, hit the blue arrow on the bottom. Now scroll to MyFonts.zip and select it. After it extracts you will see a screen describing the details, hit close. You will see a list of fonts now that all begin with SubTheme:
Select the one you want to apply and then hit Apply it! and Continue? It will then ask you to reboot but that isn't working for our phone so just hit no and do a manual reboot.
After the reboot your font will be applied.
The pick existing theme function shows the fonts but they all show as empty for some reason. No worries, use the Unzip/Extract option and either update/replace option and they will show again. Not sure why you have to extract them every time but it still works this way.
You can add and delete fonts from the sample I provided if you are adventurous. Just unzip it and take a peek at the structure inside as well as the xml control file.
Just thought I'd share this for those who are lazy like me yet always trying to change the look of there phone throughout the day...or am I the only one that does this?
If anyone knows how to use this more properly or anything I've missed I will update this post, thanks.