Ok, first i would like to say thank you for a great atmosphere and an excellent resource for users. I have had my phone almost a month now and I am looking to start customizing it. So i have a few questions:
I have not rooted my phone yet, but plan to once my 30 day warranty expires. Beyond that, I was wondering if there are any themes available (or to make if need be) for the stock ROM (for free). I know that fission comes with themes/has them available. But i want to avoid flashing ROMs on my phone if at all possible. How would I go about doing this?
This being said. I have been looking into actually using fission, but don't really want to go through the whole process of flashing the phone. I haven't actually found why one would change to fission. I see it has a few things like reboot menu, being blur free, "custom framework", etc. What other real advantages does fission have over the rooted stock ROM? Not that it has been described on D2G, but i have seen a few posts that stock ROMs could be themed. so that is not a real advantage. Being blur free is possible with rooted stock ROM via freezing the apps. I am not trying to discredit fission at all here. I am simply curious, about all rom - fission is the only one for us now.
If i do decide to flash the ROM, what programs do I need/which are best. I have seen several ROM managers, but I am kind of hazy on which one I should use and what other programs are necessary.
I have experience hexediting, theme designing, flashing bios/firmware to computer components in the past and all. so theming is fairly well known to me and flashing the rom will be ok, i am just hesitant to do so if i do not need to. That being said, thank you to anyone for your help!
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