How to theme Android like a boss

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Android
  • Wallpaper
JamieKavanagh
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You don’t have to have a rooted device to completely change how Android looks. For the average user, rooting is too much hassle and comes with too many caveats. We like to play with our phones but like the safety and reliability of the stock OS. If that sounds like you, here’s how to theme Android like a boss without rooting.

You can elect to use a complete theme from the Google Play Store or create your own look with individual choices. Here we’ll look at making individual choices as that’s what makes Android so cool.

Wallpaper
Changing the default wallpaper on Android is simple.

1. Find an image you like and save it to your Android device.
2. Use the Photos app to open the image and tap the three dots on the top right of the screen.
3. Select Use as and then Wallpaper.

Launcher
To change the launcher you will need an app.

1. Navigate to the Google Play Store and search for ‘launcher’.
2. Choose the launcher you like the look of and is well reviewed.
3. Install the app and select use as default.

Icons
To theme Android like a boss, you also need to change the icons. Even the revised Google icons are a little poor and don’t complement the many diverse app icons you probably have on your phone. Time to change that.

1. Navigate to the Google Play Store and search for ‘icon packs.
2. Choose the pack you like the look of and is well reviewed.
3. Install the app and select use as default or change individual icons if you wish.


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