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Instructional video on how to apply Alpha, see below


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You will need ADB installed on your pc: Right here
You will also need the substratum app as well as the Andromeda app and the Desktop client for Andromeda

This thread is for support and feedback for my LG Substratum themes and legacy LG themes. with the update to 8.0 Oreo substratum is now supported without rooting your device. Due to the capabilities with Substratum all previous LG themes will be referred to as "Legacy themes" and the primary focus has shifted to Substratum. Since substratum can provide everything that an LG theme can provide and more it makes the most sense to evolve and transcend into the more advanced theming system.

So this is my first theme "Alpha". It has a double meaning and I feel is appropriate for this theme. Let's stop with the chit chat and post a few screenshots and if you're looking for a way to pass the time then keep reading! I promise you the literature doesn't get any better, but have at it!











Oh hey everyone! Again, I didn't see ya there. You just snuck right up on me now didn't ya bud. Well it's that time again. Another new beautiful LG device is upon us and I had to get it. So it must mean it's time for another fun theme discussion and feedback thread. Now I must get this next bit out of the way to make it clear what the purpose of this thread is. 1: I am not here to sell my work whatsoever and that is not the purpose of this thread. Posts regarding updates, screenshots or other communication are strictly for the purposes of obtaining feedback on what I do. and to see if users are pleased with said changes. 2: I will never post a direct link to anything I make that is paid as that is not allowed and I expect that as users you will not post links either.

My V20 and G6 threads are absolutely fantastic and I encourage you all to check it out at some point if you wish to see how I interact with people. I cannot thank you all enough who have supported me and given me feedback and interacted with me in any way to discuss things theme related. Don't be shy about commenting or giving suggestions or feedback provided it is constructive and is done in a mature and professional manner. Feel free to joke around a bit and have some fun. That's what it's all about anyway. It's a very positive and fairly active thread. Users often give me feedback which is incredibly valuable and also post pics of any bug fixes. That allows me to quickly address issues.

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So this thread is for all those who are using any of my themes where we can come discuss things, give feedback and post screens etc of what I've been working on. I will continue to add new themes and post screens of my work here and interact with all of you. Remember, I ask that you be civil to myself and other members and keep any feedback constructive.
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Pixel 2


This is Pixel 2 theme. This is my take on the Pixel 2 Ui on your LG V30 or LG G6 using UX 6/6+. What you will find is the high standards and attention to the small details that you have come to expect from every single one of my designs. I have created and evolved the way we look at themes in general for LG and set the bar where others will surely try to copy. This is my interpretation on the Pixel 2. Now sit back and enjoy the refreshing yet familiar experience. Do not be fooled by imitations or knock offs that will take shortcuts in order to say they support 20 different LG devices. You know you're getting a brand and quality with me. Now let's have some fun shall we?




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G Theme 2 & G Theme 2 Light


This is G Theme 2. You know what the G is for and that is what the backbone of this is. What you will find is the high standards and attention to the small details that you have come to expect from my designs. I have integrated some very familiar and comfortable elements and added some bright and colorful flare to really make it pop! This is the third chapter in the G Theme series.

G Theme 2 is absolutely gorgeous. It is pixel perfection with vectored iconography with all the little details you've been wanting in a theme. You can stop looking for that one theme, it is here.

G Theme 2 brings you crisp and clean and redesigned icons, stunning animated check and radio selectors overhauled from the ground up featuring a morphing design that flourishes, as well as an appropriate long shadow being cast as well as the retraction. The quick settings icons and settings icons features long shadows and the floating action button has been redesigned and implemented throughout the theme. And the keyboard has been reconstructed to replicate the new dark G board style with boarders.
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Echo



Please take a minute or two and read this. There are a few things that will help you out if you're lost or confused on a couple things.

This is Echo. What make this theme unique is that it the first and original theme to truly invert the stock ui while retaining features no other theme can do. Echo is all about choice. As the user you should be able to choose if your icons have the default icon frame background or not. You should be able to choose if your navigation bar is white or black... Personally white isn't my thing for this theme but hey it's there if you want! Please don't rate me 1 star and send me a silly message if your navbar is white when you apply this! It may be white if you have it set to be white in settings! As I said it's all about choice so you can set it how you like!

The calendar and clock icons are dynamic in this theme too! And the setting icons will retain the colorful backgrounds they were meant to have! No other theme out there can even come close to giving these to you in such a beautifully inverted style. There are also subtle changes where I felt a few things could be improved from the default light theme.

This theme is meant to run at high resolution only. I do not support lower resolutions and it is not recommended to set it below QHD! This theme is only compatible with UX 6 or UX 6+. Unfortunately I will not be making a UX 5 version of this theme for those wondering as there are too many things that cannot be done on it.
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Dark Aosp


It's been a long time coming for this one and today the time has come for Dark Aosp to come to your V30 and G6!
This theme utilizes the dark mode settings found in vanilla Android with a few twists based on your feedback. It is clean, minimal and a very smooth experience. It is also the only theme that uses a true material minimal keyboard, simulating the flat style found in the stock Aosp or Google keyboard!
I hope you will enjoy this one and if you do please take a minute to drop a rating and comment too!


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PixTerial


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This is PixTerial. This theme is what happens when you combine Pixel Ui with some Material Design and add in some darkness! It's a very clean theme with subtle animations, with an inverted ui of the Pixel Ui. Now throw in some fresh and fun iconography and you have a beautiful theme to enjoy.
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Pixel Experience
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This is the Pixel Experience. For those who want to enjoy a lighter theme with minimal, subtle changes that want to be able to set it and forget it without having to worry about constant Google app updates and be able to enjoy the Pixel look. This is for you and you're gonna love it! Like Alpha this theme will be updated regularly and will continue to grow as time goes by. Enjoy the clean and refreshing look and experience the Pixel!!! #WhiteUiMustLive

Now you probably didn't bother to read that crap above so let's just post some screenshots shall we?











Some users may experience some readability issues in Settings/storage. So for those who can't deal with these speed bumps I've made a patch for this. It's actually 12 patches so it will take about 30-40 seconds to apply it.

Instructions on how to apply patches are here (same method for settings fix as well as light notifications):

How to install the patch: First update the theme to the latest version. Then download the patches for what you're trying to do. Next change to stock theme. Then install the patches. Then after you've installed them apply Pixel Experience. Next reboot and you'll be all set. If you experience some force closes that is because you didn't revert to stock theme and installed the patches while using Pixel Experience
Here is the patches for the settings fix:
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Pixel Experience Dark


Welcome to the dark side. This is Pixel Experience Dark! Including dark notifications! I'm really proud of this and how it turned out! Please take the time to read the app description as there is some important information in there for your benefit which will help you get the best experience out of this theme! Also in the description are optional patches which are theme specific!

So go get it and please drop me a quick rating and if you'd also be so kind to give this a quick share too that would be great!

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I've also included a patch for Light notifications because some people mention that they're having difficulties with some apps like whatsapp or telegram where the user name is black on a dark background or that they have a light shadow around said text to make it somewhat readable. If you wish you can install the patch and the entire theme will remain as is but the notifications will be light and you won't have any issues at all.

Also I have a patch for a settings fix. So basically this is the only theme that has been able to change the settings icon backs to have different colors than stock. There is only one method to do it because unlike the G7 they hardcoded them in smali which I can't touch. So due to this some south korean users have experienced a force close in settings (even though I asked them to send me a log so I could fix it none of them ever did). Also there are a few other issues for some dual sim users in settings and a couple screens like storage, accounts that just don't quite look right. These are essentially collateral damage and cannot be fixed if we want to have true Android pie style colored settings icons. So for those who can't deal with these speed bumps I've made a patch for this. It's actually 12 patches so it will take about 30-40 seconds to apply it.

Instructions on how to apply patches are here (same method for settings fix as well as light notifications):

How to install the patch: First update the theme to the latest version. Then download the patches for what you're trying to do. Next change to stock theme. Then install the patches. Then after you've installed them apply Pixel Experience Dark. Next reboot and you'll be all set. If you experience some force closes that is because you didn't revert to stock theme and installed the patches while using Pixel Experience Dark


Here is the patches for light notifications: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=283904

Here is the patches for the settings fix: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=283903

Since this theme pushes the boundaries of the LG Theme system it retains adaptive and dynamic icons on stock launcher. Due to this you will have to select your navbar color in settings, display, home touch buttons. Simply select the dark navbar color. Unfortunately when you select dark it gives you black. This may bother some as it will not be the identical dark shade that the theme uses so I've also made another patch for users who want it to match. This however will kill the adaptive and dynamic icons so decide which option you prefer because unfortunately due to system limitations you simply cannot have both. Like the previous patch just install it, reapply the theme and reboot. If you use a third party launcher this patch should most definitely be used. link to patch: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Jd...4kfe-88RdsIFxS


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Twilight


See bottom of description for Quick Settings and Dialer Add-on Patches!

This is Twilight an LG Home+ theme for your LG V20, G6, V30, G5 running Oreo only (Pie is not yet supported!!!) This theme is a premium quality theme like no other Home theme+. What you see is what you get and that is quality and attention to details! Twilight is a dark theme with bright gradient accents throughout. This theme does not support adaptive icons as some of the key features of this theme are blocked by enabling the adaptive icons. If you'd prefer adaptive you will need to use a 3rd party launcher like Hyperion.

3rd party Quick Settings Icons:
Some apps allow the user to add a shortcut activity to the quick settings panel. This is not supported by this theme whatsoever. If you decided to add any icons to your quick settings panel they will not show up. They will be 100% transparent. They cannot be added. If this bothers you then in a future update I will make an add-on quick settings patch that will add usability back for them, however it will sacrifice the creativity of the current structure of both styles of available quick settings icons. It will be more minimal and all the icons will be the same color like how most themes are. Due to the complexity and advanced nature of this theme this is something that I am aware of and have embraced 100%.

To apply the theme simply go into settings/display and select themes. From there select Twilight, and push apply!

Please note that refunds will not be given for installations on non LG V20, G6, V30, G5 Oreo Devices. The title of the theme clearly indicates which device this is for and the description also specify which OS version is supported..
This theme is also meant to run at the highest resolution, with the lowest stock setting for the actual display size. Larger sizes may cause some elements to look slightly off. If this happens please lower the display sizes of the iconography.

If you run into any issues please send me an email directly instead of leaving a poor rating. Often I am very quick to reply (unless I'm sleeping and you're in a different time zone) and great to solve any issues. The review system is not a direct support channel!

Quick tip... Search and install the app "Quick Shortcut Maker" on google play. Install, then set a 1x1 quick shortcut maker widget and drag it on your home screen. Then in the activities tab, scroll down to "Themes", expand it. touch 1st option at the top of the list that doesn't have and upwards arrow. Hit Create" button at the bottom and now you have a themes app shortcut.

This theme as you can see from the screen previews shows two different styles of Quick Settings icons. This is because I designed both styles and had a tough time deciding on which ones to go with so I decided to make them both. Minimum are default. If you wish to change them simply install the corresponding patch to the style that you want. After you've installed the patch, apply the default LG theme. Then reboot and reapply the theme. If you wish to change back the original style you can repeat the above process using the other patch. I've uploaded and clearly labeled both patches. Those along with other dark notification patches can be found here: https://androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288984
There is also a patch for the V20/G5 and G6/V30 for the dialer. Because these devices have a different screen resolution I could not make a universal round dialer app. I had to make it just plain black by default but you can install a patch for it as well. These are in the same folder as the quick settings add-ons in the above link. To apply them follow the same steps. V20/G6 Dialer: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288982
V30/G6 Dialer: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288984

Thank you so much for your support and I hope you enjoy this theme. I've worked extremely hard on this and by far it was the most challenging and time consuming project I've ever made!










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You know I'm taking this whole page. Theme 10!
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Mark!!! I can't wait for some dark themes! Some with black and silver would be amazing!

I see a lot of black and white but the back of my device is silver. 😍

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