Someone please help! I have no idea about droid themeing or customizing!

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    Hello everyone! So I just want sites or tips or anything explaining rom, themes, and installation.
    I have the droid 1, my fiance has the x, and I have a fascinate as well.
    So I know how to use the stock android systems. I'm running
    Froyo 2.2.2 now. Its ok to start a basic as possible!
    Thanks!!

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    Theres a lot of info that could be thrown at someone when they first learn to theme. One way to learn is to use Metamorph and/or Ninjamorph. Heres some info on that: GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program for editing images, 7-Zip for opening zip files(like roms and morphs) and some info on metamorph: How to MetaMorph/Theme - xda-developers. You could start by editing a metamorph that works for your phones by using 7zip to open and swap files.
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    Good info there CJ! The same info has been vital to my learning. Your in good hands with CJ tho. He knows what he is doin. Enjoy the new addiction of customization there Droid and feel free to ask any questions you may have
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    Thank you! I'll be working on it today well see how out goes. Lol

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    Ok so i've downloaded and tried alot of different things and im at a loss. lol
    My droid x has been rooted but i can't seem to actually get the themes on to the phone. I downloaded Metamorph and .zip files for themes i want to try and i've added them into my androidthemes folder but they don't show up on the phone.
    Idk if im missing a step or something.
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    When you open meta morph and press unzip/extract theme, you should see the zip files. Can you verify the files are there with a file explorer?

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    I tried to download an explorer but i didn't know which one. Im downloading one now. I can open it and click it but it doesn't show me anything. But when i hook it up to the computer and open the folder theyre in there. The explorer doesn't show the files in my sd card...ah! lol
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    You don't have 2 android theme folders by chance? If not, try deleting the ones you put there then reload them back again. BTW, Astro or root explorer are good file explorers.

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    It now says theme control file could be missing when I click on the file in metamorph to apply it and it closes metamorph and says control file could be missing or wrong..what's that mean and what do I need to do to fix it

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    So you got it to find to the files? Did you make your own meta morph or download one? Can you give a link to the morph your using?

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    I downloaded it, from android market actually, there a better way to do it? And once u download the theme I have to go into my files and move it from dowloads to android theme and then u click on the zip file and it does what I said in my last post..

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    Whats the name of the theme? Or can you give me a link from appbrain.com? There was a change to meta morph a while back and was thinking the theme may not be up to date for some reason. There is also droidpirate.com. But be careful if you use their battery morphs. Some of those are in increments of 20% and your phone probably uses 10% increments. Maybe try one of their morphs to see if meta morph works with your phone.

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    Uninstall, reboot, and re-download MM. When you Start Checks, that should automatically put the Android Themes folder on your SD card.



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    Still no luck, think I need to delete everything and start fresh, with a new way?

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    Where can I get themes that for sure work with the metamorph from the android market? Im not giving up till I can figure this out, if the metamorph from market isn't one that u choose then what should I use instead and where to get the themes from?

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