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> Is it possible to install themes without rooting?
Charlie Stross
post May 10 2018, 04:58 AM
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The standard way of installing themes on 7.1.1 requires a theme engine such as Substratum (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...jekt.substratum), but Substratum requires root.

Before I go away and root my Gemini (cue endless backup/restore hassle), are there any ways of installing a theme without first obtaining root?

NB: I'm only after this because I want a universal dark theme; the screen glare in apps that don't individually provide a dark theme is ... annoying. If there's a way to enable a nighttime mode globally, I'd settle for that.
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post May 10 2018, 05:06 AM
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QUOTE(Charlie Stross @ May 10 2018, 01:58 PM) *
See subject.

The standard way of installing themes on 7.1.1 requires a theme engine such as Substratum (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...jekt.substratum), but Substratum requires root.

Before I go away and root my Gemini (cue endless backup/restore hassle), are there any ways of installing a theme without first obtaining root?

NB: I'm only after this because I want a universal dark theme; the screen glare in apps that don't individually provide a dark theme is ... annoying. If there's a way to enable a nighttime mode globally, I'd settle for that.


Not exactly a direct answer and I haven't received my Gemini yet so not sure how well this will integrate with it but I use ADW Launcher on my other Android devices which then allows a dark theme and much much more customisation (bye bye search bar) without the need for rooting.

Hope this helps
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Isaac
post May 10 2018, 09:37 AM
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For what it’s worth, rooting was *very* easy.
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Charlie Stross
post May 10 2018, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE(Isaac @ May 10 2018, 05:37 PM) *
For what it’s worth, rooting was *very* easy.


Rooting seems to require a Windows host (I'm a Mac guy) and erases everything on the device (hmph, backup/restore ahoy). I'd hardly call that trivial.
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