Originally Posted by Q.Entity
Out of curiosity ... why this theme needs root when several themes in Google Play do not?
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All custom themes need root, actually, they don't need root, what they need it patched services.jar.
I'll explain (again), we have file services.jar which purpose is, among the others, to do signature check when you trying to install app.
We can patch that file without any problems but we need root.
You can patch that file by yourself (it's very easy), download superuser mod for your firmware (don't ever use from another firmware) or, simplest and my favorite - just install Xposed Xperia by serajr and that module will patch it.
Now, why market themes don't need that?
Sony decided to protect theme engine and they demand to examine and sign every theme that will be released on market.
- You would be surprised what simple theme could do to your data and system if it contains suspicious parts -
Theme is allowed to change many system and systemUI parts and that's the reason Sony did that.
We can't get those key (at least no one bothers with it) to sign our themes so we need root
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