14/02/2016 at 9:10 pm #138
Today I am here with a walkthrough/tutorial for the MIUI Theme Editor. This is a wonderful all-in-one tool for creating new themes. It allows you to configure and create every part of a theme like System Ui, Notification shade, Wallpaper, icons and so on. In other words, the MIUI theme editor allows you to create a completely new Theme package. Your creativity is the only limit you would encounter while creating a theme with this package.
What’s more, you can even modify existing theme you have created or other downloaded themes to suit your personal taste. Downloaded an awesome theme but dont like the lockscreen style or notification shade? Fret not, you can edit the theme and use it. But be warned though, stealing parts of someone else’s theme and calling it your own, is not only morally wrong, but will ruin your image and make you a cheater too . Not to mention your theme and your designer account might be permanently banned too.
With all these wonderful features and options that this tool provides you for creating a theme of your own, there is one shortcoming. You cannot add custom animations to wallpapers and lockscreens of your choice with MIUI theme editor. Feeling Sad?? Don’t be. A separate tutorial will cover adding custom animations/effects to your theme. We will talk about that later.
So pretty excited to start creating your own theme? I am excited to try and provide the easiest instructions to fast forward your learning curve for theme editing. I will try to keep the tutorial as simple and as easy as possible. So let’s begin.
- WIndows / Linux OS
- Java JRE/JDK installed (if not using jre include theme editor)
- ADB properly Setup
- You should have all Designed Png , Icons And other resources ready
- You need to connect Your phone to Pc while Using this app to Import Resources for certains Modules
This Tutorial Explains V6 theme Procedure as V5 themes are no more Reviewed By Theme Store Editor
V5 Theming Procedure is Almost same
This is the Opening page for Theme Editor, here User can choose to either open a new Project or open a previous Theme Project
New – To open New Project
Open – To Open a Previous Project
Open Most recent – To open Most Recent Project
Export as mtz – To export theme Package
Reload – To reload / Refresh app
Capture – To capture Screenshot
Syncing Icon – To sync Icon from Phone
Sync module – its sync the module with phone
Clean local cache – Clears cache and restarts app
Edit Theme Info – Edit theme author , name etc
Apply to phone – Apply the Current designing Theme to phone
Adapt to full resolution – Adapt screen full resolution
Fix ADB – kills adb.exe
Chinese – chinese GUI
Guide – Tutorial Guide
About – About the App
UNIVERSAL LAYOUT AND BUTTON FUNCTIONS
0 – Module [ icon ]
1 – Sub Modules
2 – Icons [ Click on icons to replace the default icon with user’s designed icons resources
3 – Dpi Pixel Sizes for icons
4 – Default Icon Resource [ Double clicking it will open the resource Folder ]
5 – Copy Arrow [ this copies the default resource to the New resource
6 – Drag n Drop Zone / New Resource Thumbnail
7 – Browse Button [ this helps to browse for new resource ]
Here user can browse or drag and drop the desired wallpaper for there new Theme
Here Users can browse or drag and drop the desired Lockscreen Wallpaper for there New theme
This Module is about editing Resources of Homscreen and themeing it
This Module Edits the resources for Messaging App and themeing it
This Module Edits Notification panel and Toggles panel , youcan change toggle icons and panel resources as user desire .
While Editing Theming Apps [ system ] You get a extra option here to edit the colour and boolean and integer value of the apps and theme it to the desired way user wants
While Editing / Themeing Other apps , you my need to import Resources from your phone to theme the desired app .
So , connect your phone and Enable USB debugging from developer options .
Make sure ADB drivers are installed and is properly setup .
if still face some issues while importing . Kindly refer to the Troubleshooting thread mentioned above .
Download MIUI Theme Editor:-
Download Theme Template:-
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