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Step By Step Guide on how to Modify your WP7 Themes and Colors

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By diaahussein, Member on 25th January 2011, 09:43 PM
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This is a step by step to how can you Modify the WP7 accent and background colors for WP7

first you need to unlock your phone using ChevronWP7

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=857127

and Install the registry editor

http://forum.touchxperience.com/view...php?f=20&t=593

to modify the accent colors use the Advanced Configuration

http://forum.touchxperience.com/view...php?f=11&t=590

Use the registry editor to modify the background of the dark theme go to those Keys and change the value to your favorite color in HEX

[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\Basethemecolor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\TextHighContrast]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\TextBackGround]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\pageBackGroundColor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\SysTrayBackGroundColor]

You might also need to change the font Color
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\TextNeutralColor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\ListPickerBackgroundPre ssed]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\1\ContrastColor]


to modify the light theme back ground color:


[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\Basethemecolor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\TextHighContrast]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\TextBackGround]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\pageBackGroundColor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\SysTrayBackGroundColor]

You might also need to change the font Color
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\TextNeutralColor]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\ListPickerBackgroundPre ssed]
[HKLM\ControlPanel\themes\0\ContrastColor]

to get the colors in Hex you can find some good color combination here

http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/de...web_pages.php3
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28th January 2011, 03:19 PM |#2  
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Thanks. Gonna try this tonight. I really want to see the black tiles
28th January 2011, 06:00 PM |#3  
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any chance of seeing support for hidden network access? i know it's not along the same lines, but it's something i NEED lol
28th January 2011, 06:14 PM |#4  
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I'll test on hd2
works so well!!! ty!
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31st January 2011, 09:49 PM |#5  
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Eaisest method yet:

[http]www[dot]daveamenta[dot]com/2011-01/change-accent-colors-on-windows-phone-7-samsung-devices/

Works like a charm on my LG E900 Optimus 7.
31st January 2011, 11:59 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tejazz

Eaisest method yet:

[http]www[dot]daveamenta[dot]com/2011-01/change-accent-colors-on-windows-phone-7-samsung-devices/

Works like a charm on my LG E900 Optimus 7.

that's not what he is referring to...this is not an accent change
1st February 2011, 09:24 AM |#7  
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I played around a bit yesterday and nearly f*cked up one of the themes
I changed only pageBackGroundColor to some greenish ones as i wanted on my homescreen, but everytime the theme got f*cked pretty bad. After first change _everything_ was black except systray/status bar and i had to change design blind, after 2nd change everything was white with some pretty bad distortions and again had to change blind.

So can anyone tell me, which exactly to change or do i need to change all of them to my wanted color? :/
1st February 2011, 12:14 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kabumm

I played around a bit yesterday and nearly f*cked up one of the themes
I changed only pageBackGroundColor to some greenish ones as i wanted on my homescreen, but everytime the theme got f*cked pretty bad. After first change _everything_ was black except systray/status bar and i had to change design blind, after 2nd change everything was white with some pretty bad distortions and again had to change blind.

So can anyone tell me, which exactly to change or do i need to change all of them to my wanted color? :/

do you kiss your mother with that mouth? :P
Have you tried deploying the original themes via the registry deployer?
PM me if you want help in german
1st February 2011, 01:11 PM |#9  
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Can some one put a picture of home screen after doing this?
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1st February 2011, 01:14 PM |#10  
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do you kiss your mother with that mouth? :P
Have you tried deploying the original themes via the registry deployer?
PM me if you want help in german

no comment on that one ^^

yeah, i just changed the edited registry values back to normal manually.
so which entry is the one to edit the homescreen background?
it should be just pageBackGroundColor and sysTrayBackGroundColor right?

//edit
oh man, i forgot "FF" in front of hex-color-code
now it works
so it has to look like #FFhexcodeofyourcolor -.-
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1st February 2011, 01:14 PM |#11  
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Nice to see these options get out...

But...Has anyone devised a way to not only change the background but even apply a wallpaper as background? Now THAT would be really nice

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