Rooted, all I want is a basic theme, how?

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    So I rooted using Easy Root.

    All I want is things such as a black notification bar, black widgets, etc..

    I don't need all the crazy rom stuff..

    Can someone tell me how to do this? I am not tech savvy so please dumb it down.
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    Without getting to technical, you are going to have to install a custom recovery before you can theme it. Go here:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    Do box options 1-4 Then you can go to the theme section and pick one, use the OP's instrtions for install, usually update.zip
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    Well I have the 2.2 rooted.. Is that enough? I also have Rom Manager and did the Flash ClockworkMod Reovery... Is this the same? I don't want 2.1
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    Clockwork is fine, now just find a theme for stock 2.2 you like in the droid themes section and follow the install instructions.
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    It says the instructions for Clockwork are to come, and it seems that the file isn't there... Am I not seeing it right? I like it though!

    Can I download any or are there specific things i need to do it from clockwork?
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    Nothin? That Black and Bold seems nice..
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    You can install themes without using ROM manager. You can try to use Black n Bold but make a backup first because I am not sure if it will work and you could end up in a boot loop and need to restore a backup to get back up and running.

    To install using ClockworkMod.......... download the zip file of the rom or theme you want to use. (do not unzip it - put it on the desktop of your computer); Mount your droid (using the usb cord, hook your phone up to the computer); Drag and drop the zip file onto the root of your sd card (do not put it in any folder and again do not unzip it); Unmount your droid.

    Boot your phone into recovery (while holding the x key down press and hold the power key). Once in recovery > nandroid > backup (let the phone do its thing but backup everything). Once backup up is done go back to the main screen and go to "install zip from sd card" > choose zip > then choose the one you saved on your sd card and install it. Once done go back to main menu and reboot your phone. Hopefully it will work and you will not be in a bootloop. If for some reason the install does not work > reboot into recovery > wipe data & cache > nandroid > restore > choose your most resent backup and restore it.
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    Awesome, this is very much appreciated. The only thing is, I don't see the link for his .zip, all I see is what seems to be old versions, am I wrong?
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    zfly,
    From the looks of it, you should use this one:
    928Droid Black Glass for 2.2 Froyo FRG01b "Pure Stock" (Odexed)
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    Thanks! PS: What's Odexed and all that stuff mean?

    Come to think of it I can just google it. Thanks!
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    Agh this is kinda ugly, too many colors in the top bar and behind the time in the top right is white or see thru
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    Try my black status bar theme or my D2 theme.
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    Grab the deodexed one. Back to stock is what u use to get it back to stock looking. Deodexed I believe u use when the rom is deodexed. Which most rooted rims are. Just make sure u do a nandroid backup before installing any of them.
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    So I did Saphire with a theme that I like... I thought the facebook widget would be black to match... And how about Gtalk, is there a way to make that black?