How to FULLY Customize the Look of Your G1/Mytouch 3G/Nexus One (Metamorph)


Have you ever seen a theme online and thought, “Why can’t I just have the app drawer tab and leave the rest stock?” Or, “I wish I could change my bootscreen and leave the rest alone.” Well, developer Stericson has found the answer. He’s a very well known dev around these parts and you can thank him for making an app called Metamorph. Metamorph is basically an app that lets you pick apart pieces of the UI on your custom ROM and theme it however you like! So you can pick apart the pieces of themes you like and combine them to make a whole new theme catered to your liking. =) The app can be a little tricky if you’re using it for the first time but that’s why I’m going to walk you through it and gain full control over the look of your favorite ROM. =) First thing to do is download Metamorph from the Market (the donate version works better than the free one) LOL Then find a theme (or part of a theme) that SUPPORTS Metamorph. Here’s a list of them on XDA: forum.xda-developers.com If you want the Espresso theme by Ultra Spikey that I used in this video: forum.xda-developers.com Always perform a Nandroid or save using SwitchROM/BART before modifying any part of your ROM in case of incompatibilities. To apply a theme, make a folder on the root of your sd card and name it “AndroidThemes”. Then find the theme (or part of the theme) that’s compatible with your ROM and download the zip file. Extract the zip file of the theme into the “AndroidThemes” folder. Now, open your Metamorph

7conifier: App to Customize Your Windows 7 Icon Sets

One of the great things about using Windows is the flexibility when it comes to customization options. Although Windows 7 has built-in support for themes, some users want to go a bit further, customizing everything from the Start Menu to the desktop ic…

One of the great things about using Windows is the flexibility when it comes to customization options. Although Windows 7 has built-in support for themes, some users want to go a bit further, customizing everything from the Start Menu to the desktop icons. With Windows, doing so is easy, thanks to integrated options within the OS itself and a number of third-party programs.

One such program is called 7conifier which customizes your Windows 7 icons sets. I recently came across this app thanks to gHacks and I think it’s really fun. Although you can already customize your icons by right-clicking on them and choosing the “Change Icon” option from the Properties –> Shortcut menu, the 7confier program makes it easier to change the entire default icon set at once.

The program comes with three icon sets out of the box, one dark, one light and the default set, which you’ll need if you ever want to change your icons back to their normal state. However, you’re not limited to only these three sets – 7conifier also includes an icon editing program which lets you create your own sets of icons. Plus, you can download icons from the web to use in the program just by placing them in the “packages” folder. The app supports changing the taskbar and Start Menu icons, too.

7conifier is a free app for use on either Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit systems. You can download it from here.