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-Mr. X-

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What you need:
Huawei Mobile Services - Get it on APK Mirror
Package Manager: App Details, Analyze & Backup - Get it on the Play Store

Steps:
1) Uninstall any update Play Store has made to your theme app
2) Install Huawei Mobile Services
3) Install Package Manager: App Details, Analyze & Backup
4) Open the package manager you installed and click on the "Activities" tab, then in the search bar type in "hwid" it will show Huawei Mobile Services. Click it to expand its activities.
5) Scroll the list of activities until you see ""HUAWEI ID" click it and then choose launch
6) this will bring you to a log in page with a link to "register" click it to create an account. Create an account, use "UK" as your region, skip the phone/sms verification and it will use your email to verify.
7) Verify your account.
8) Scroll the list of activities until you see "Account Center" click it and then choose launch which will bring you to what should be an already logged in the account manager
9) Open the themes app it will ask you to agree to the terms then notify you its switching to the Local of your Huawei ID. Bam custom themes.
10) disable the themes app auto update in the play store as it will reset the app back to the North american CUST features.
11) ???
12) Profit.
 
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bubba1601

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This step unfortunately doesn't work on my UK Honor 7s (DUA-L22) EMUI 8.0 android 8.1
Pressing on launch account center just glitches the screen out and doesn't open anything up.

Edit

After installing both those apps, my previously installed custom themes have now returned that disappeared after the February/March OTA update.

So this really does work, just slightly different (for my device)

Thanks alot.
 
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-Mr. X-

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This step unfortunately doesn't work on my UK Honor 7s (DUA-L22) EMUI 8.0 android 8.1
Pressing on launch account center just glitches the screen out and doesn't open anything up.

Edit

After installing both those apps, my previously installed custom themes have now returned that disappeared after the February/March OTA update.

So this really does work, just slightly different (for my device)

Thanks alot.

If there was anything special you did i can add it to the first post or did you just follow my Instructions it glitched the screen but still worked?
 

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If there was anything special you did i can add it to the first post or did you just follow my Instructions it glitched the screen but still worked?

Just the screen "glitches" (flashed white) but the Account centre never opened....

When I returned to the theme manager after unsuccessfully trying to open Account centre, my custom themes I had installed on my device from March had returned and all work like before.
(The nav bar and notification shade still don't change theme, as before so the same functionality from before has now returned.
 

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Just the screen "glitches" (flashed white) but the Account centre never opened....

When I returned to the theme manager after unsuccessfully trying to open Account centre, my custom themes I had installed on my device from March had returned and all work like before.
(The bav bar and notification shade still don't change theme, as before

Ah then it iddnt work properly you should have the Huawei theme store in your theme app now and custom themes should be able to change the notifications and nav bar.
 

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Ah then it iddnt work properly you should have the Huawei theme store in your theme app now and custom themes should be able to change the notifications and nav bar.

I have to correct you there - I've never found a theme yet that has changed the notification shade colour - the android p theme does change the nav bar to the filled in arrow circle and square but no other themes have ever worked.
I assumed that was an honour thing.

Had the device since November last year, dual SIM SIM unlocked in UK.
Tried just about every theme there is and haven't yet been able to change the notification shade.
 

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I have to correct you there - I've never found a theme yet that has changed the notification shade colour - the android p theme does change the nav bar to the filled in arrow circle and square but no other themes have ever worked.
I assumed that was an honour thing.

Had the device since November last year, dual SIM SIM unlocked in UK.
Tried just about every theme there is and haven't yet been able to change the notification shade.
But the do my dude the theme just has to support it.
 

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But the do my dude the theme just has to support it.


Here you go.

Android P grey theme.

Applied and rebooted.

Notification shade hasn't changed - but nav bar has changed.

And yes you are very correct, it hasn't worked properly because I don't have the theme store on my device still (used to be until last OTA update)
 

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-Mr. X-

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Here you go.

Android P grey theme.

Applied and rebooted.

Notification shade hasn't changed - but nav bar has changed.

And yes you are very correct, it hasn't worked properly because I don't have the theme store on my device still (used to be until last OTA update)
try installing hauweis theme store from apk mirror it might give the rest of the functionality
 
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Failing that here is mine that's known working along as you're logged into a Huawei I'd in their mobile services.
 

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the newer version didnt work for me either it forced me back to no custom themes via mu CUST code. click the 3 dots and uninstall the update thats what i had to do.

Uninstalled back to factory default (8.0.0.350)

Your version won't install :(
 

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I had the same issue as that other guy with the flashing screen. I had to use the Huawei ID activity instead and that worked. Afterwards, I tried the Account Center activity and it went to the account settings, while the Huawei ID activity no longer worked. Thanks for the post in any case, helped a ton!
 

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    What you need:
    Huawei Mobile Services - Get it on APK Mirror
    Package Manager: App Details, Analyze & Backup - Get it on the Play Store

    Steps:
    1) Uninstall any update Play Store has made to your theme app
    2) Install Huawei Mobile Services
    3) Install Package Manager: App Details, Analyze & Backup
    4) Open the package manager you installed and click on the "Activities" tab, then in the search bar type in "hwid" it will show Huawei Mobile Services. Click it to expand its activities.
    5) Scroll the list of activities until you see ""HUAWEI ID" click it and then choose launch
    6) this will bring you to a log in page with a link to "register" click it to create an account. Create an account, use "UK" as your region, skip the phone/sms verification and it will use your email to verify.
    7) Verify your account.
    8) Scroll the list of activities until you see "Account Center" click it and then choose launch which will bring you to what should be an already logged in the account manager
    9) Open the themes app it will ask you to agree to the terms then notify you its switching to the Local of your Huawei ID. Bam custom themes.
    10) disable the themes app auto update in the play store as it will reset the app back to the North american CUST features.
    11) ???
    12) Profit.
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    This step unfortunately doesn't work on my UK Honor 7s (DUA-L22) EMUI 8.0 android 8.1
    Pressing on launch account center just glitches the screen out and doesn't open anything up.

    Edit

    After installing both those apps, my previously installed custom themes have now returned that disappeared after the February/March OTA update.

    So this really does work, just slightly different (for my device)

    Thanks alot.
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    Here you go.

    Android P grey theme.

    Applied and rebooted.

    Notification shade hasn't changed - but nav bar has changed.

    And yes you are very correct, it hasn't worked properly because I don't have the theme store on my device still (used to be until last OTA update)
    try installing hauweis theme store from apk mirror it might give the rest of the functionality
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    Uninstalled back to factory default (8.0.0.350)

    Your version won't install :(

    Thats too bad might be because mine is from the p30 :(