[Feb 14] [Theme] [Beta Release!!!] First Custom WP7 Theme with Wallpaper Ability :D

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By Samsunguy, Senior Member on 5th February 2011, 06:17 PM
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Sammys Custom WP7 Theme

This is the first custom theme for Windows Phone 7 it is still in beta and some things don't work. At this point you can change the wallpaper but only to a color. I also changed the keyboard to a custom color .

Ive decided to release it for people to try, theres no easy way to do this cause its not final yet so, it requires work but its worth it Okay you'll need a cheveron unlocked device, RegistryEditor, and HTC Connection Setup (download link below). directions in second post.

I'm not responsible for any thing that happens to your phone.

This is the concept

This is what I have so far


HTC Connection Setup:

(For those that want to change the tile colors sideload this app and from there its straight forward)

Thanks to Julien Schapman for RegistryEditor and AdvancedConfig and Xboxmod for the help
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5th February 2011, 06:19 PM |#2  
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1. Sideload the apps you download above
2. Run HTC Connection Setup and got through setup
3. Open RegistryEditor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ControlPanel\Themes\
4. Okay you have the choice to pick a theme you would like to edit unfortunately you cant just create a theme (Im working on that). 0 is the light theme and 1 is the dark theme i chose to edit the light theme since it takes up power. So click whatever theme you would like to edit.
5. on the light theme i have provided the original text that was there if you decide to switch (someone can post the dark theme original settings)

 Original settings for light theme
BaseThemeColor: #FFFFFFFF
ChromeColor: #FFDDDDDD
ContrastColor: #FF000000
KeyPadBackground: #FFFFFFFF
ListPickerBackground: #FFDDDDDD
ListPickerBackgroungPressed: #FFE5E5E5
PageBackgroundColor: #FFFFFFFF
SysTrayBackgroundColor: #FFFFFFFF
6. These are the only ones i recommend you to edit, For example, PageBackgroundColor is the background color on all non-custom pages, such as People, Start, Settings, etc.
7. I recommend editing the BaseThemeColor for the Custom Color Keyboard, PageBackgroundColor for your background color.
8. For Example My blue theme

BaseThemeColor: #FF0080FF
ChromeColor: #FFDDDDDD
ContrastColor: #FF000000
KeyPadBackground: #FFFFFFFF
DisplayName: Samsunguy
ListPickerBackground: #FFDDDDDD
ListPickerBackgroungPressed: #FFE5E5E5
PageBackgroundColor: #FF0080FF
SysTrayBackgroundColor: #FFFFFFFF
TransparentBackgroundColor: #AA0080FF
9. I only changed three lines and everything else stayed the same.
10. for your own colors visit ( chose the color and copy the six digit number/letter of the color.
10. to apply your color simply delete the last six numbers (Keep The First Two Letters/Numbers in original Value Data!) then replace those last six numbers you deleted with your six numbers you got from your color chosen.
11. After applying your changes run the HTC Connection Setup, then restart the phone go to settings/themes and then chose the one you edited, simple Enjoy!!

If you have any questions visit the irc channel (#htc-wp-chat) and ill be glad to answer them or you can just post you question

For Transparency
to get transparent tiles just make the accent color transparent..

its in an alpha hex code form...

the first 2 letters are for alpha channel!!

so that means 0-255 in dec.
0-ff in hex

0 is fully transparent, ignore rest of color values..
FF is 0% trans.

Many thanks to futureshock for figuring that out

Version 1 --- release
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5th February 2011, 06:28 PM |#3  
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Now that´s a nice looking concept... I wonder why MS did not include it this way from the beginning...

But, kind of "as usual", there is always some skilled person like you here at xda who fixes what they forgot...

Looking forward to your finished product... I am a fan of "transparency" and nice home screen backgrounds (as a matter of fact, that´s one of the few things I miss in comparison to Sense...

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5th February 2011, 09:58 PM |#4  
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Give it to us ;p
5th February 2011, 09:59 PM |#5  
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lol wut
will be flashing next Football release to try this :P
damn, wp7 roms haven't lasted more than 1 day on my hd2, alltogether
5th February 2011, 10:21 PM |#6  
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great will test it
6th February 2011, 08:58 AM |#7  
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If you're ready let me know looks great!
6th February 2011, 09:24 AM |#8  
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Good Concept , How much time for available.
6th February 2011, 12:25 PM |#9  
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Change the heading as it is not available yet even as a beta.

Looks great through. Great work.
6th February 2011, 04:12 PM |#10  
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Hope you will do it, will follow your update about this.
Good luck
6th February 2011, 04:34 PM |#11  
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Keep up the good work man. Just one question - the music hub is your imagination, its available, or are you developing it? ANd BTW how its possible that you are from Texas and you have slovak hip hop record in your zune?
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