ALL THEME READY GOOGLE APPS ZIPS CAN BE FOUND IN THE TEAM BLACKOUT UPDATER WHICH CAN BE FOUND HERE:
TEAM BLACKOUT UPDATER
This post: About the project, F.A.Q. & Theme Ready Hangouts
2nd post: Theme Ready Google Apps zip and information by djdarkknight96!
3rd post: Theme Ready YouTube Github source code by Train88!
4th post: Theme Ready Google Apps Aroma zip and Theme Ready Google Contacts & Dialer zip!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
A little background information on the how and the why. As they come from the all powerful GoOgle, a lot of apps aren't made with themes in mind. Items like text and background colours are hard coded in layout xmls, certain styles which can't be edited and also that horrible section of a decompiled app known as smali (how I loathe thee). The apps which are Theme Ready have redirected all of those hard coded items and have made them call on different resources within each app that can be modified in themes, both CMTE and Substratum.
Q: I have flashed the Theme Ready zip but my (insert app name here) is still not themed correctly?
A: It may be that the app has been automatically updated from the Play Store. On your phone open the Play Store app and go to the app which you have flashed a Theme Ready version of. If you see a big UNINSTALL button then click it to uninstall the app. Then in the top right of your screen, click on the 3 dot menu and uncheck Auto-update then do a full reboot of your phone.
Q: Where in my flashing process should I flash the Theme Ready zip?
A: Always AFTER you flash the normal Gapps zip. So I usually flash ROM then Gapps then Theme Ready (then whatever other zips I need to).
Q: There has been an update for (insert app name here). Will you be updating the Theme Ready version?
A: If the app has been done by us then there is a good chance that we know about the update (the beauty of Pushbullet ) and we will get to making it Theme Ready when the correct version is released. You see, if we pick the wrong version then half of the users will see an update in the Play Store when really we have done the latest version. That is of course if we don't get shafted by El GoOg as they have done to some apps like Google Contacts and Messenger, then we can't touch them without the app crashing and there will not be an update.
Q: When will the new version of (insert app name here) be ready?
A: No later than is necessary to make sure that it is working and able to be themed correctly. Please don't ask us for ETAs, it is just disrespectful.
Q: Could you please add (insert app name here) to your repertoire of Theme Ready apps?
A: More than likely not. Google bombards us with constant updates to some of their apps, and these minor incremental updates take time. On top of that, we have our themes that we maintain and also lives which need to be lived, so unfortunately the answer is no. If we come across an app that we deem fit to add in the future then we will do so, but requests are unnecessary and will more than likely be met with an answer of 'No'.
Q: I flashed this zip and my apps still look like stock?
A: You need to install a theme to work with these apps, they will look the same as stock when no theme is applied.
This is a project to enable Hangouts to be fully theme ready. As some of you may or may not know, as Hangouts is from Google it has a lot of hard coded text colours and backgrounds which makes it a big headache for themers to do their thing. I have successfully remade the app so that all of the hard coded items are now calling on resources from within /res/values/colors.xml and /res/values/styles.xml which renders everything theme ready using Layers or Theme Engine.
There is no difference between Hangouts v17.0 and v18.0 so themes should transfer straight over.
I am more than happy for Gapps compilers to include the app in their Gapps packages, a little credit would be much appreciated but not expected.
- Download the zip
- Reboot into recovery
- Install the zip you have downloaded
- Reboot and enjoy (and theme it!)
Below are links to the flashable zip which needs to be installed via a custom recovery (i.e. TWRP or CWM). Please DO NOT flash a zip on any version of Android before Lollipop, I will not be held accountable should you flash and the world ends.
Theme Ready Hangouts v18.0
Theme Ready Hangouts v18.0 arm64
If you would like to see all the changes that were made, please feel free to visit my Github for Theme Ready Hangouts
Any questions or suggestions please feel free to reply to the thread or send me a PM or even hit me up on Hangouts (lol) firstname.lastname@example.org
There were a few awesome people who helped me to achieve this, and without their help it wouldn't be possible. They are:
If I have missed you then I am truly sorry, please let me know and I will add you to the list
Thanks and happy theming,
Theme Ready Google Apps for CMTE/Substratum, App for all devices (see above for details)
daveyannihilation, djdarkknight96, Train88
Source Code: https://github.com/ThemeReady
Current Stable Version: 32.6
Stable Release Date: 2017-05-08
Last Updated 2017-05-09