3 Amazing Themes For Your Rooted Android Device & How To Use Them

Erez Zukerman 11-11-2011

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One of the things I like best about Android is how customizable it is. The Market is full of themes you can apply to different launchers, and if your Android device is rooted How To Root Your Android Phone With SuperOneClick Read More , you can even apply themes to the system as a whole, changing the appearance of the notification bar, buttons, and more. But it can often be annoying to sift through the myriad themes just to find the few good ones. That’s where this post, and N3xGen Theme Manager [No Longer Available], comes in.

N3xGen Theme Manager is a free app that provides an easy, comfortable way to browse and filter lots of themes. Let’s look at how it works, and also at a few of the better free Android themes out there.

The App

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The app bills itself as a “theme market’, and accordingly, it’s styled to look very similar to the new Market app. At the main screen, you can see the most recent themes, each with its price clearly marked (so you don’t have to waste time on paid themes if you just want the free ones). Along the bottom is a toolbar that lets you filter the view to see only ADW themes, themes for LauncherPro, Android system themes, and Go! Launcher themes.

System Themes

Let’s focus on the System Themes category, which contains themes for the T-Mobile Theme Chooser. While you won’t find Theme Chooser on the Market, it is a part of CyanogenMod, a popular alternative ROM supporting many devices. While filtering by system themes, you can swipe left to reveal other useful filters and zoom in on just the themes you want to see:


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Above you can see what the screen looks like mid-swipe, when switching between “All Themes” to Categories. You can also filter by developer, and by free or paid themes.

Some Awesome Themes

Now that we’ve seen how the app works, let’s look at some of the beautiful themes you can discover with it. Here’s what a single-theme view looks like:

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This is for LunarUI Black [No Longer Available]. Here’s what the theme itself looks like:

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I really like the thin fonts, as well as the shape of the sliders. The whole theme feels a bit “angular” and sharp.

Let’s look at another theme:


android mobile phone themes

This one is called Naked Simplicity [No Longer Available]. Not everything you see above is a part of the theme – it mainly changes the notification bar, which ends up looking something like this:

android mobile phone themes

Finally, let’s look at one of the paid themes, just to see what they’re like. This one’s called Chroma 2.0 [No Longer Available]. There is also Chroma (basic) [No Longer Available]. The paid version looks like this:


android mobile phone themes

Installing a Theme

Now let’s buy that last theme and look at the installation process. First, tap the Download button:


This will take you to the Market, where you can buy or install the theme just like you would any other app.

Once the theme installs, run Theme Chooser. Again, this application is not available on the Market, but it is available with CyanogenMod and other custom ROMs How to Install a Custom ROM on Your Android Device Ready to revitalize your Android phone or tablet? Installing a custom ROM is the best way to do that -- powering it up with even better performance and features. Read More . Theme Chooser looks like this:


You can swipe left and right to scroll between your existing themes. Once you found the one you wish to use, simply hit Apply. And… that’s it. There is no step 2. The end result looks like this:

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I’m not sure yet if Chroma 2.0 is the theme for me (it looked better in the screenshots, to be honest). Do you have a suggestion for a better free Android theme? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Rohit Sharma
    December 27, 2016 at 6:54 am

    I have micromax... Should I need to download theme chooser ?? If yes than from where I can get it ?? Plz give details sir... I have default system ROM install and I have this rooted device

  2. Megan
    May 20, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Kingo is the best way to root your phone. You simply connect it to your pc and Kingo does the rest. It had my phone rooted within 5 minutes and it works great. I didn't have to create a back up either.

    Good luck to future rooters!

  3. Jameso Barnes
    February 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Look I have rooted my s3 but have not got one thing and all I want to do is make my phone look good and hack my games any help

    • Vishu
      April 17, 2015 at 5:45 am

      for hack use freedom app or lucky patcher

  4. Mrkkrules
    December 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

    sir please tell me the procedure of rootin the samsung galaxy fit mobile......

  5. Mrkkrules
    December 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

    actually i don't now how to root it...

  6. Mrkkrules
    December 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

     these themes are nt working on my android samsung galaxy fit how to make it compatible for samsung galaxy fit

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 10, 2011 at 12:51 am

      Is your device rooted?

      If it is, you may want to ask your question on MakeUseOf Answers.

  7. Swaminathan Venkatesh
    November 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    What is the app in the last screenshot showing system status in notification window?