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Top 7 best CyanogenMod themes for your Android device

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Top 7 best CyanogenMod themes for your Android device
In this piece, we're going to take a look at the coolest CyanogenMod themes currently available for Android devices running the world's most popular custom ROM.

The smartphone, a device that most of us are glued to for multiple hours each day, can become quite a boring affair at times. As such, it isn't the least surprising that smartphone customization is a major trend nowadays. 

Sure, Cyanogenmod already comes with a slightly altered look compared to stock versions of Android, but if you've ever needed to refresh the look of your smartphone without changing the underlying software and functionality, a theme is just what the doctor ordered.

If you're running CyanogenMod on your Android smartphone, then you probably know that there are a bunch of themes that you can use to freshen up the look of your device.

Installing a theme is a rather simple process: just go to the Google Play link that we provide, hit install, and the theme should be automatically applied. If, for any reason, this doesn't work, navigate to CyanogenMod's theme engine and activate themes from the list. Please note that if a theme is not applied after activating it, you might need to reboot your smartphone.

MateriaL

Download: Free

We'll start off with a theme that doesn't completely reinvent the aesthetics of Android. As the name suggests, the MateriaL theme is inspired by the Google's Material Design principles, but it also transitions to a green-on-black color scheme that those of you with an eye for dark themes will surely enjoy.

Aside from theming most of the system apps, MateriaL also extends its aesthetics to third-party apps such as Dropbox, Nova Launcher, and an array of Google's apps.


Elixium

Download: Free

While most people prefer colorful themes, others will definitely appreciate the simplistic and largely monochrome interface provided by the Elixium theme. Elixium uses mostly stark white backgrounds with gray accents, but some vivid accents do show up from time to time. Unfortunately, Elixium does not theme third-party apps.

Rho

Download: Free

If you're in the mood for some funky UI colors, then the Rho theme is what you should be using. Rho, a free theme, employs vivid colors such as red and purple, and is a more colorful experience compared to our previous choices, despite maintaining a dark background.

Rho also comes with its own system font called Oxygen to replace the Android's standard Roboto font. This theme also includes an array of custom homescreen wallpapers, lockscreen wallpapers, and boot animations, which further customize the appearance of the OS.

Material Glass

Download: Free

If you can't get enough of your wallpaper, then check out Material Glass, one of the coolest free CyanogenMod themes available.

Google may have its Material Design guidelines, but the dev behind Material Glass took this notion a step forward by mimicking glass via semi-transparent backgrounds.

One particularly interesting aspect is that, by deciding whether to use a light or a dark wallpaper, the user is in complete control over the tone of the theme. The white font and light blue accents are strategic choices that play along well with most wallpapers.

Flux

Download: $1.38

If you're willing to spend some money for a quality theme, check out the Flux theme. This one uses deep dark blue backgrounds with vivid blue accents, a color scheme that's a joy to watch. Flux also comes with a custom font and a boot animation. Unfortunately, just the stock icons are supported.



Coalfield
Download: $1.07

When it comes to style, Coalfield really makes a statement. Its rusted accents work beautifully with the darker (but not black) backgrounds, and the wallpapers are the cherry on top.

Sure, it's a paid theme, but you do get the full package: boot animations, sounds, wallpapers, a new font, new statusbar, and new softkeys.


Colors Dark

Download: $1.51

This theme actually doesn't have a color scheme. As the name implies, Colors Dark makes use of black backgrounds and an array of accent colors, depending on the app you're using.

Aside from theming the system apps, and a range of Google apps, Colors Dark also themes third-party titles such as Facebook, Instagram, or Whatsapp.

This theme also comes with a custom font, wallpapers for both the homescreen and the lockscreen. The theme doesn't stop at the UI, as it also comes with a few sounds to be used as ringtones, alarms, and notifications.

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posted on 13 Mar 2016, 22:39

1. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Cynogen is only relevant when it comes at custom ROMs, i think. But a therme? Nah!

Cyanogen's power is in custom ROMs only.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 23:36

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 1834; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


We use layers...CYGN themes were a thing in. the past xp

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 02:44

5. fly2click (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I still believe theming is also one of the reasons why people go for custom ROMs. A feature should have been added to Stock ROMS. Not to be mistaken, Stock UI(Especially after the introduction of Material design) is really attractive and Matured. However, I always find people love to customize the UI to their taste or Mood. Rooting seems to be a very normal stuff for many and thats what I call success of Android. Everyone irrespective of their technical knowledge are able to enjoy and change the phone to whatever their interests are. So its definitely not a past thing. I remember people theming Nokia phones way back and still the legacy goes on.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 01:59 3

3. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


People making their subjective sh!ts like it's objective. "Cyanogen's power is in custom ROMs only" Is theming in AOSP not a custom FEATURE, or who was the first to implement it post KitKat? What does "WE USE" even mean? Seems there are more kids here than there are adults, smh.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 02:30

4. fly2click (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Coalfield and colors are awesome!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 03:58

6. belovedson (Posts: 984; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Layers makes custom theming simple

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 04:24

7. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Deep Darkness is great too!!

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 22:36

8. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2283; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I'm just creating custom app icons in Photoshop on my Surface Pro using the old i2HD template for the jailbroken iOS theme. It syncs OTA to my OnePlus One, then I apply it to the corresponding app via Nova Launcher.

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