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How-to: change Android's system font to a custom .ttf font using HiFont

0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 05:15 posted on

As with most things Android, installing custom fonts is actually a 1-2-3-Go! procedure if you know the right app. In this case, this is HiFont - a free font manager and installer for rooted devices that not only lets you download pre-selected fonts through a fancy portal, but also gives you the freedom to sideload and apply fonts across the whole system...

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posted on 02 May 2014, 05:16 5

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3204; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Beauty of Android :P

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:29 4

4. Ashoaib (Posts: 2380; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yes, this is the thing which I(infact millions) love about andriod.. we can virtually change anything

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:23 2

2. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Yes, I can finally use comic sans!

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:38 1

11. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Oh no,you killed us all.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:29 2

3. Qbancelli (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


Oh come on! We've been doing this with Font Changer and Font Installer since Android was born.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:31 1

5. Ashoaib (Posts: 2380; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yes, we are but give the credit to android where credit is due... no other platform is so flexible as android is

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:34

6. Planterz (Posts: 1006; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Root is needed on some devices.

posted on 02 May 2014, 05:53

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Does anyone know how to have the "Powered by Android" logo on the phone's boot up animation (no root if possible)?

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:17

10. Planterz (Posts: 1006; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Changing boot animations typically requires root (or always, unless it's a feature buit-in to specific phones). An unlocked bootloader might be required as well. I can't say for certain; I tried changing the boot animation my my rooted (but locked bootloader) Galaxy Light T399 with Rom Toolbox Pro, and it didn't do anything.

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:04

13. Cicero (Posts: 440; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


I change the boot animation on my own pictures. Take a look on xda and there you will find how to do it. It's easy but you will need some tries (changing some variables) to the perfect match. Root is a must.

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:35

15. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Samsung has the bootanimations in a different format and place on the device. In such case, you'll need to replace it manually using any root based browsers and using a guide from XDA.

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:02 2

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3597; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


PA just a note. All touchwiz devices can do this, not only s3 and note series.

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:04

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3597; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I love condensed Roboto, my personal favourite.

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:39

17. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


Can't agree more. I side loaded it on my device and loving it.

posted on 02 May 2014, 07:44

12. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


ifont is also very good app. For changing your fonts, if you have rooted phone.....

posted on 02 May 2014, 22:52 1

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3023; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would appreciate it more if it requires no rooting at all...

posted on 03 May 2014, 06:37 1

16. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


While samsung provides this functionality out of the box, other OEMs prefer to keep this functionality stowed away so as to provide a so called simplistic experience and uniformity.

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