Holiday Theme Contest:

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    Who can produce the best theme:


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    DroidForums, Htc Incredible forum, and Droid X Forum
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    Holiday Theme Contest:



    WHO: DroidForums, Droid X Forums, and HTC Incredible Forum

    members, beta team members, and developers.

    Purpose: To have holiday themes for members for the holidays

    When: 11/15/2010 to 12/15/10

    Where: there will be a thread on all three participating forums

    Prizes: 1st: $75 + Get theme posted on front page
    2nd: $25 + Get theme posted on front page
    3rd: Get theme posted on front page




    Rules:


    1. Only three winners regardless of device or whether it is stock or rooted

    2. Must be a member of DroidForums or one of the sister forums.

    3. All are eligible to participate including devs and dev teams. For dev teams we will donate the winnings to the pay pal account linked to the team donate button. You do not have to be a part of a dev team to win. All members of droidforums or their sister site are eligible of winning.

    4. The Theme can not brick or bootloop a device, it has to be a functioning theme. If it does not work, the theme will be disqualified.

    5. Members of the mod team or rs team from Droidforums or their sister forums are not eligible to win. They can make a theme for fun but it will not be judged, hence no chance of winning.

    6. Themes must be submitted with in the time frame. (11/15/2010 to 12/15/10 )

    7. If it is a rom, you can not charge for it and it can not contain pirated apps. The rom or theme must be your work, copied work (aka:Kanged work) will result in DQ'ed.

    8. Along with the zip file of your theme please post screen shots and/or video clips.


    the dream theme's jolly theme is up and running
    the thread is located here

    A JOLLY THEME

    screen shots:

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    I will post my theme here as well just in case some people do not visit the regular droidxforums.com site. They'll have access to it here.


    My submission for the Droid Forums Holiday theme contest.

    For the Droid X ONLY!
    Only made for the stock 2.2 OTA ROM.
    Must be rooted, deodexed, have bootstrapper installed and the Droid X recovery to use.


    Theme file download: REMEMBER...FOR DROID X ONLY!!!!

    DF_HOLIDAY_THEME.zip


    First up, the boot animation:

    Image preview:

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    Animated preview can be seen here:


    Animated Preview



    Next, screen shots of the theme:

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    Elements of the phone that have been modified:

    Code:
    */system/app/Settings.apk  (app icon and menu icons)
    */system/app/GenieWidget.apk  (for widget)
    */system/app/Music.apk  (for widget)
    */system/app/BlurHome.apk  (soley for wallpapers)
    */system/app/com.quoord.tapatalkdrodiforums.activity-1.apk (icon change only)
    
    
    Heavy modifications:
    */system/framework/framework-res.apk
    --------Some elements are difficult to capture such as the "loading" spinner, 
    but you can see the screenshot with the DroidForums Tapatalk app 
    has the snowflake that spins. Other various edits have been made 
    but you'll have to find them.
    */system/framework/services.jar (text color changes)
    
    Finally, the Launcher Pro dock background. This file gets installed directly to your SD card (included in the theme, no need to put on your SD card separately). If you use LP, simply add it as your background for the dock.

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    To install my theme:
    1. Download the theme file and place on your SD card.
    2. Open Droid X Bootstrapper: Press Bootstrap Recovery, wait for success. Then Reboot Recovery.
    3. From recovery menu, select "install zip from sdcard"
    4. Select "choose zip from sdcard"
    5. Navigate to "DF_Holiday_Theme.zip" and select.
    6. Let the file install.
    7. Reboot your phone. May take a few moments because services.jar needs to make some changes to text colors.
    8. Most importantly, ENJOY!


    I hope you enjoy my theme and have a Happy Holidays!

    Here's my entry. Took longer than I expected, but when I themed certain things, I started seeing more stuff I wanted to theme to make it look better. I couldn't stop....haha. So I forced myself to stop....otherwise, I'd never get it entered.

    I made it ONLY for UD 2.3. I'm not going to port it to any other ROMs, but feel free to port it yourself. I'll even host it on my server so you can have a direct download. Just please don't try and submit it as your own. PC747 already knows.

    I made an ADW Launcher theme. Just install it with Astro or Root Explorer. It's a great addition to the theme and completes it. I provided a download for DF members to enjoy, but you can find it on the market for .99 and I would greatly appreciate a donation.

    I also made a matching Beautiful Widgets skin. So if you have the app, you can unzip it and drag the folder into data/beautifulwidgets/skins and it should come up as an option.

    Screenshots:

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    Downloads:

    Theme Zip
    Holiday_Theme_UD2.3

    Holiday_Theme_UD2.4

    Beautiful Widgets Skin
    BeautifulWidgets_kooksholiday

    ADW Launcher Theme
    net.kook.adwholidaynew.apk

    Kooky just let me join Team Fusion so I would like to enter for the team.

    Here it is:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-fusion/104478-peppermint-twist.html





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    Here is my theme. Sick of tweaking it so I am posting it.

    JB_Xmas_Mashup.zip

    Phone Model - Droid 1
    Rom - Bugless Beast 0.5
    Installation - Rename file to Update.zip and place on sd card
    CW - open ROM Manager and choose "Install ROM from SD Card"
    Find the update.zip and choose it.
    I strongly recommend backing up existing ROM
    SP - place Update.zip in root of SD card. Reboot into recovery. choose apply update.zip

    Modifications
    framework-res.apk
    services.jar
    Browser.apk
    com.facebook.katana-1.apk
    Contacts.apk
    LatinImeGoogle.apk
    Mms.apk
    MusicGoogle.apk
    Phone.apk
    Settings.apk
    Vending.apk
    Changed system font

    Screenshots continued

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    I am posting a theme for Barracudacm:
    Holiday themes
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    Here is the link to ChristmasFission 2.3.1
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14075340/Chr...on%202.3.1.zip

    Here is the link to ChristmasTranquility3.6
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14075340/Chr...lity%203.6.zip

    And for what its worth here is my personal theme that is also my favorite BlueNebraska for Fission 2.3.1
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14075340/Blu...on%202.3.1.zip

    Copying Hot Taco Cheese theme from the htc inc forum.

    Hot Taco Holiday Theme

    Here is my theme. I haven't had too much time lately so it may look kind of sloppy.

    Themed:
    -Boot Animation
    -Lock Screen
    -Launcher
    -MMS application
    -Some Framework (I hate having my status bar compete with the rest of the screen, so that is why it is kind of dull and transparent.)
    -Gingerbread Keyboard
    -Notification Widget
    -Icons
    -Pulldown Bar
    -Desktop Wallpaper
    -Lockscreen Wallpaper

    Prerequisites:
    Must be rooted.
    Must be on n_i_x's MIUI 11.26 or higher.

    Installation:
    Put on sd card
    MAKE A BACKUP
    Flash in recovery.
    Enjoy (optional).

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    Enjoy my theme! <--- That is the download link just in case you did not know.

    Note: You may judge this, but I AM NOT DONE. More will be added right before the deadline of 11:59 PM.

    Credits:

    Me - Making the Theme

    The members of the Incredible Forum - suggestions and emotional support ​
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
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    Any questions you can pm me or one of the rs members or post in this thread.
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    holiday themed? does it HAVE to be christmas?
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    Nope... I mean I understand that not everyone celebrates christmas, hence why we called it a holiday theme contest. We would like the theme to have that winter holiday feel but the contestant can submit what ever theme he or she wants to.
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    I am SO in this.
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    are you looking for a basic framework theme or a full fledged apk theme? will the results based on this? basically , what are the limitations? any particular ROM to be used?
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    You are competing against other members on here, droid x forums, and incredible forum, so there is no limitations as long as it works, you provide the instructions on how to install it, and what you provide is good work. Apks will be great but not required.
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    Thanks to all Rescue Squad members for helping put this together, this is a first multi-forum rescue squad event.
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    lol i thought i was going to have the only holiday theme on here then out comes the contest lol this is going to rock
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    I am interested; I see all you devs put out good work, but this may be one of the first times where you guys out right compete against each other. Almost like a dev superbowl but all are invited. May the best theme win.

    We will always be here for questions or issues you come up with.

    I will offer up one tip: the 15th is the deadline and there are no exceptions. If the theme you make happen to have a bad code that got left in and it result in a bootloop or issue on the theme you submitted on the 15th then you are out of luck. If you submit it on the 13th and notice there was a bad code you still have time to resubmit a theme. The one you submitted on the 13th will technically be disqualified but there are no limits to how many themes you can submit, so though the one on the 13th has been disqualified you will still have time to clean it up and submit it again before the 15th.

    Also if you are concerned that someone may take a theme you submitted early and try to "kang" it you can PM me your theme early, but please still post screen shots in the thread. Themes that have been pmed to me will be posted on the thread after the deadline so all can enjoy if they choose.

    Final note* Please specify what device the theme is for and the instructions (if they require special instructions) to install.

    So let the game begin.
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    Can you use ones purchased from market? <g>
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    ?????? use what themes...??? That will get you Dq'ed.
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    I was being sarcastic :) Like the better keyboard Xmas layout.. which pretty much isnt a theme, just xmassy keyboard.
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    I like this ... it's gonna be fun!!
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    ive been checking this thread everyday since it got posted, im so excited to see the christmas (holiday) themes.

    i would do my own but i don't have any idea of how to or where to start...and im very uncreative.
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    Ditto for me...but I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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    If I understand PC correctly I do not think the themes will be posted for general use until the contest closes which is on the 15th of December. That way we do not have anyone kanging the others themes.

    If I am wrong PC please let me know.

    Can't wait to see what everyone puts out. This is gonna be good.
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    From what I could saw the contest submissions are nov 15 to dec 15

    The dream theme have finished their theme and I will post it up in my thread 2nte after work so everybody can check it out
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    It will be the choice of the dev. I had one dev pm me their work so far. So I will only post it if the dev want it posted, but all themes will be made available here when the contest is over. For the dev who sent me his theme already good job.
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    I'm in ;-)
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