VIPER 4G Theming Thread

reverepats

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So, you've downloaded and been blown away by the most advanced ROM on the 4g LTE - Viper4g by Team Venom!!

Well, the fun doesn't end there! Thanks to Team Venom's powerful theme engine, you can change multiple elements of the theme on the fly - a never-before seen feature on any ROM.

Of course as with anything new, there is much confusion how this works. The aim of this thread is to clarify how to change various aspects of the theme, and unleash the full power of the Viper!

There are 2 aspects to themeing on Viper 4g:


  • The built in theme engine (covering statusbar icons and Sense icons)
  • The custom skin


To some degree, the effects of these are independent. So you can change aspects of the built in theme without changing the skin, or change the skin but keep theme elements. Or even keep everything, and just change the Sense icons. The possibilities are endless.

The secret to Viper 4g’s stunning good looks is a combination of the two, and we'll take a closer look at this over the next four posts:


  • Post 1 - this one!
  • Post 2 - Built in theme engine: how to fine tune the appearance
  • Post 3 - Venom kitchen tutorial: make your own icon packs / statusbar icon packs
  • Post 4 - Downloads (revert-to-stock zips / icon packs / themed apps etc from users)



Please post any questions / issues here rather than on the main ROM thread, let's keep that clean for ROM issues.

Thank you



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So you've read about the revolutionary theme engine in the ROM thread. But what exactly can you do with it? Basically, it allows you to alter some of the graphical elements on the fly, without needing to flash or even reboot.

Using Venom Tweaks, you can change the appearance of:

  • Statusbar icons
  • EQS icons
  • Battery icons
  • Sense icons
  • Notification shade background
  • App drawer background


These elements are all independent and can be changed to suit your tastes. So, you can use icons from different icon sets to mix and match your own personal theme.

But that's not all. Take a closer look at the screens where you choose statusbar themes and iconsets. You'll notice that each supported statusbar icon can be changed independently. So you like wifi icon from theme A, but battery from theme B? No problem, download both and mix it up as much as you want. You're only limited by what's available in the Hub.

And if there's some icons you want that aren't in the Hub? That's what the Venom kitchen is for. Scroll on down to post 3 for further info.




 
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As if the ROM wasn't customisable enough, the ROM devs have also developed the Venom theme kitchen.

Really want some statusbar icons that aren't in the Hub. Or got a great idea for a set of Sense icons? Why not make it yourself and share it with others via the Venom Hub?!

We've put some themes in the Hub to get you started, but the aim is to fill it with user generated content. We've tried to make the tutorial as easy as possible, but if you have any questions, here's the place to ask.

Post your completed themes here, with a screenshot. If the theme looks nice we will add it with credits to the venom hub, so all users can download it from there!

One thing we ask though - ideally you'd be using icons you've created yourself. If you are going to use someone's else icons, please ask them for their permission first. We all spend a lot of our free time making these, and it's really annoying to see your work ripped off by someone else! I'm sure you'd all agree. If you used icons from the UOT kitchen, then say so.

Happy theming!
 

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Full Themes

Evo LighTspEed by s1ckboy

tbonanno Full Theme

StatusBar Themes

Reverepats Multi color

Blue Dawn by Reverepats

Stock Blue by [email protected]

Other Blue by [email protected]

Stock Purple by [email protected]

Stock Blue NO % by [email protected]

Pure Blue by Reverepats

Pretty Icons by bmxerkid954

Reverepats Ics Blue

Mayfields Signals For The Blind

White Stock ICS Icons By Reverepats

Pure Red By Reverepats

Royal Blue MIUI By Reverepats

Iced Blue By Reverepats (2 Battery Options...Thanks Frank)

Stock Red By [email protected]

Rosie Themes (icons)

Pokemon Theme v1 Pichu By The_Bro

KWM Blue pack V1 by knightwolf123

Venom Light Blue by [email protected]

Zelda Theme by The_Bro

Dark Matter-HD by MassStash

Gradient Stock By Reverepats

Blood Splay (Red) By The_Bro

Gray Theme By The_Bro

Black GLoss By BBaker131

PopTart By The_Bro

Transparent ICS Blue by BBaker131

Red Viper Icons By BBaker131

App in A Can By BBaker131


Statusbar Logo's

Misc Logo's by Reverepats

Viper logo's by vel7wil

Fonts

Stock Revert & Segoe Windows Phone 7 Font By LiquidSoltice

Skins

Royal Blue By Reverepats

Rustic Orange by Reverepats

Blue & Purple by [email protected]

Venom Orange By Reverepats

Flashable MODs

Light Blue Framework By [email protected]

Royal Blue Framework By Reverepats

(Please Make sure to create a BackUp before Flashing these MODs. Original Posts will be updated accordingly)


Miscellanious

Assourtment of Stock Viper4G Boot Animations By vel7wil

ooonimrodooo's Venom Splash Screens
Flashable for all to enjoy!

Boot animation by fachadick
Edited viper 4g

Blue Boot animation by s1ckb0y76
Edited viper 4g

Custom BootAnimation made By louched1
Not a Theme..Icons that can be used for theme

Purple Boot animation by s1ckb0y76
Edited viper 4g

Pokemon Calculator By The_Bro

Light Blue by [email protected]
***FLASH ONLY***

Be Sure to Give Shout Out to Those Who Have Contributed
 
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In the first post you mention one of the items that can be themed is the custom skin, but I didn't see any more information on that. Is that the same as what HTC refers to as skins? Did I miss the detail on that, or am I misunderstanding? Looking to change the lock screen ring and dock backgrounds. Thanks, and congratulations on the release. Can't wait to start playing around.
 
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In the first post you mention one of the items that can be themed is the custom skin, but I didn't see any more information on that. Is that the same as what HTC refers to as skins? Did I miss the detail on that, or am I misunderstanding? Looking to change the lock screen ring and dock backgrounds. Thanks, and congratulations on the release. Can't wait to start playing around.
Yes the skin can be changed...it is images inside the skin apk...let ROM kick out tonight and I'll be more then happy to help you with how...my birthday having cake with kids

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Yes the skin can be changed...it is images inside the skin apk...let ROM kick out tonight and I'll be more then happy to help you with how...my birthday having cake with kids

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
Now that's dedication! Enjoy your birthday, and no worries about me. I may not flash the rom until tomorrow anyway, but the theme engine is one of the things I was looking forward to the most, so I thought I get my questions out of the way when I saw this thread.

Happy birthday!
 
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