[Solved] Can't Apply Themes after downloaded

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somboons

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Hi all

I want to share how to apply themes after downloaded.Anyone who unlock bootloader + rooted, then can't apply themes from themes manager, please following step by step below.

1. Download hw_init.zip > https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24421527759882525
2. Unzip hw_init.zip
3. Copy folder hw_init to /data
4. Reboot
5. Apply themes
6. Enjoy :)


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Hi all

I want to share how to apply themes after downloaded.Anyone who unlock bootloader + rooted, then can't apply themes from themes manager, please following step by step below.

1. Download hw_init.zip > https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24421527759882525
2. Unzip hw_init.zip
3. Copy folder hw_init to /data/hw_init
4. Reboot
5. Apply themes
6. Enjoy :)

thank you bro for your great work and effort :D:good:

sending from my heart

Hi..I search for data folder
I don't see to put hw_int
 

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dlorean

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You must have data folder, your user apps and system stuff is stored there. Do you have root? Your Screenshot show the internal storage not the system main index

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dlorean

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Without root you can't access the system partition. If ur on an international rom, u can try to flash userdata from B133 rom with fastboot, then you have working themes

Huawei Mate 8 B152 with Tapatalk
 
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Without root you can't access the system partition. If ur on an international rom, u can try to flash userdata from B133 rom with fastboot, then you have working themes

Huawei Mate 8 B152 with Tapatalk

Thank you
After fastboot user date
It's working without root
 

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icy20

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Guys I have root and tried to do what is described in OP but 2 things: There is no hw_init folder inside the data of the system partition. I created one and copied the hw_init folder inside the zip. Nothing happens. I can't change any theme... Also I cannot change even the lockscreen photo...
 
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somboons

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Guys I have root and tried to do what is described in OP but 2 things: There is no hw_init folder inside the data of the system partition. I created one and copied the hw_init folder inside the zip. Nothing happens. I can't change any theme... Also I cannot change even the lockscreen photo...
Sorry for don't clear instructuon. Please read again.

Sent from my HUAWEI NXT-L29 using Tapatalk
 

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Sorry for don't clear instructuon. Please read again.

Sent from my HUAWEI NXT-L29 using Tapatalk

Yes i thought it was that you meant. I already tried that but the same outcome. I cant change theme or lockscreen image. Just the background and the lockscreen background gets the same with the general background :(
 

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Flash userdata from B133 with fastboot

Huawei Mate 8 L29-B162 with Tapatalk

Let me try and will inform.
Flash userdata from B133 with fastboot

Huawei Mate 8 L29-B162 with Tapatalk

PS It doesn't work in any way! I even flashed B133 rom with fastboot from this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/mate-8/general/nxt-l09-nxt-l29-stock-rom-b133-download-t3311839 but there must be an error at the syntax of this command "Fstbut Flash agile Kstkimg" i did the other 3. Then I did flash the 162 rom through TWRP the same! This does not want to work!!! I lost 4 hours and still I am at the same place I was before.

If someone with AL10 device and L29 firmware has succeeded let us know how please...
 
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Step 1: download file
Step 2: unzip or extract file
Step 3: copy or move unzipped file into /data

Simple as that. Don't create any new folders or look for any folders named HW_init. Because it doesn't exist. That's why you're putting this file there
 

icy20

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Step 1: download file
Step 2: unzip or extract file
Step 3: copy or move unzipped file into /data

Simple as that. Don't create any new folders or look for any folders named HW_init. Because it doesn't exist. That's why you're putting this file there

Probably the ones that DO get that to work have already L29 device with L29 firmware or AL10 device with AL10 firmware. I have AL10 device with L29 firmware. I suspect that is the culprit.
 

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    Hi all

    I want to share how to apply themes after downloaded.Anyone who unlock bootloader + rooted, then can't apply themes from themes manager, please following step by step below.

    1. Download hw_init.zip > https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24421527759882525
    2. Unzip hw_init.zip
    3. Copy folder hw_init to /data
    4. Reboot
    5. Apply themes
    6. Enjoy :)


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    finally figure out how do applied theme using method stated in post #1

    here are the step by step guide:
    1. download hw_init.zip
    2. unzip
    3. copy folder hw_init to /data
    (beware that after unzip, there are another sub-folder hw_init inside folder hw_init, we should copy this sub-folder hw_init to
    /data, so the file structure should be /data/hw_init/system/themes/your theme files)
    4. change the permissions of folder hw_init and all its sub-folder to rwxrwxr-x
    5. change the permissions of all theme files to rw-r--r--
    6. reboot and now you should be able to apply theme using themes manager
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    I did as instructed
    The system themes are working again for me but I can not apply any 3rd party themes
    What is the problem??

    Also even this far is an improvement over aosp icons

    Sent from my HUAWEI NXT-L29 using Tapatalk

    so i figured this out
    :D


    the reason that only system themes are available for me is that in the (hw_init) folder provided in First post has only 6 system themes available and so only these themes can be applied (Although Other themes can be viewed and downloaded but they won't be applied)

    if you want other themes to work as well here is what you gotta do ...

    Download the hw_init zip file from first post and unzip it (Download link in the post#1)

    first of all download any themes you like . you can get almost every theme from this thread
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/mate-8/themes-apps/themes-t3312560
    and you can find other themes through out web or in Themes and apps section of Forum
    once you done that ...

    go to the hw_init folder that you downloaded
    go into system and then themes folder and copy all your downloaded themes (only the files with .hwt format) into this folder

    now your hw_init folder is ready

    the rest you can do according to the instruction in the first post witch is ...
    Copy folder hw_init to /data
    Reboot
    Apply themes
    Enjoy


    don't forget to push Thanks!
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    Hi all

    I want to share how to apply themes after downloaded.Anyone who unlock bootloader + rooted, then can't apply themes from themes manager, please following step by step below.

    1. Download hw_init.zip > https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24421527759882525
    2. Unzip hw_init.zip
    3. Copy folder hw_init to /data/hw_init
    4. Reboot
    5. Apply themes
    6. Enjoy :)

    thank you bro for your great work and effort :D:good:

    sending from my heart
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    this is my solution ( made by me ) after trying many solutions over this forum @ other forums

    just

    1- delete any folder for themes u made (as hw_init or themes in root folder or at any site )
    2- make folder & name it ( HWTHemes ) in internal memory
    3- download this folder & put it inside (HWTHemes )
    4- go to themes app and chose ** Aqua theme ** & apply it
    5- no need to change any permissions


    this was try on huawei y 7 2017