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  1. fragologist's Avatar
    How safe are the themes from the Samsung galaxy app store? I just downloaded several themes. Should I dload a virus scanner from the play store to be sure the themes are ok?
    12-18-2018 02:25 PM
  2. jeetu4444's Avatar
    no very safe..no issue since year
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    12-18-2018 02:38 PM
  3. tadpoles's Avatar
    IME, they're extremely safe.
    12-19-2018 02:34 AM
  4. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    How safe are the themes from the Samsung galaxy app store? I just downloaded several themes. Should I dload a virus scanner from the play store to be sure the themes are ok?
    Unless you dont plan on upgrading to 9.0 Android Pie the themes will no longer be free after that. 14 day trial then unfortunately have to pay up. I find it utterly ridiculous they are thinking about going in that direction. Pay around 1000 bucks for a phone and its not enough really.
    12-19-2018 08:18 AM
  5. OJsakila's Avatar
    no very safe..no issue since year
    What an extremely confusing way of saying, "No, they're very safe! No issues all year."

    It appears almost exactly opposite of what you meant..

    Lol, poor guy probably thought they were virus-ridden... Lol
    12-19-2018 11:44 AM
  6. athomas917's Avatar
    I would assume that since Samsung runs the appstore they would be even safer than the Google play store since they make the phones the apps are intended for.
    12-19-2018 12:28 PM
  7. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    What an extremely confusing way of saying, "No, they're very safe! No issues all year."

    It appears almost exactly opposite of what you meant..

    Lol, poor guy probably thought they were virus-ridden... Lol
    Pehaps English is not their native language.
    12-19-2018 02:32 PM
  8. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Unless you dont plan on upgrading to 9.0 Android Pie the themes will no longer be free after that. 14 day trial then unfortunately have to pay up. I find it utterly ridiculous they are thinking about going in that direction. Pay around 1000 bucks for a phone and its not enough really.
    What makes you say this?
    Do you have a reference?
    12-19-2018 02:33 PM
  9. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    What makes you say this?
    Do you have a reference?
    It was on quite a few tech websites phone arena Android authority etc. Google it if you think I'm making it up.
    12-19-2018 02:56 PM
  10. sweetypie31's Avatar
    What makes you say this?
    Do you have a reference?
    If you have gone into the Samsung theme store there was a pop up notice saying that we will only be able to use free themes for 14 days. After the 14 days you either have to purchase it or your theme goes back to the default Samsung theme.
    12-19-2018 06:25 PM
  11. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Unless you dont plan on upgrading to 9.0 Android Pie the themes will no longer be free after that. 14 day trial then unfortunately have to pay up. I find it utterly ridiculous they are thinking about going in that direction. Pay around 1000 bucks for a phone and its not enough really.
    Why is it ridiculous? The theme developers need to make some money also. Wouldn't you charge for your time to create themes? Or just give them away free. I don't mind paying a dollar or two for a good theme. You can even get them for even less sometimes.
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    12-19-2018 07:13 PM
  12. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    Why is it ridiculous? The theme developers need to make some money also. Wouldn't you charge for your time to create themes? Or just give them away free. I don't mind paying a dollar or two for a good theme. You can even get them for even less sometimes.
    I just said we pay enough money for a phone nowadays. Sometimes themes are more some near 4 bucks. They've been free so long so why force people to pay money for themes that were free for as long as they were?? A lot of them are free now.
    12-19-2018 07:23 PM
  13. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You equate asking for a reference as calling you a liar?
    12-19-2018 08:26 PM
  14. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    If you have gone into the Samsung theme store there was a pop up notice saying that we will only be able to use free themes for 14 days. After the 14 days you either have to purchase it or your theme goes back to the default Samsung theme.
    I just went to the Samsung theme store and accepted through each of the three tabs, selected a few free themes and saw no popup.
    My service provider is Verizon, in the US if that makes a difference.
    12-19-2018 08:28 PM
  15. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    You equate asking for a reference as calling you a liar?
    Why ask for a reference you can just Google anything right ?? Once updated to Android one UI themes are free 14 days. As stated above.
    12-19-2018 09:15 PM
  16. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Why ask for a reference you can just Google anything right ?? Once updated to Android one UI themes are free 14 days. As stated above.
    I read a lot of Android articles and the only time I've seen this is in another thread on AC.
    You posted with such authority, I believed you had more specific info, like inside stuff.
    12-19-2018 11:27 PM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    I read a lot of Android articles and the only time I've seen this is in another thread on AC.
    You posted with such authority, I believed you had more specific info, like inside stuff.
    I received the popup when I opened the theme store. Basically the info came from Samsung themselves. Straight from the horses mouth.
    12-20-2018 01:30 AM
  18. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    My rule of thumb is to read the reviews for the themes before choosing to download one and use it.

    I'm not in the know to be aware what vetting Samsung do with these themes and as such my only concern is how well the developer has written their theme as not to clash with the phones system and user experience.

    That said I've used Material Black and not had an issue.
    12-20-2018 02:37 AM
  19. mlbyanks11's Avatar
    I read a lot of Android articles and the only time I've seen this is in another thread on AC.
    You posted with such authority, I believed you had more specific info, like inside stuff.
    Lol what inside scoop would I have ?? I look at tech websites nearly every day. Just like the rest of these fine folks who are Android users.
    12-20-2018 06:06 AM
  20. sweetypie31's Avatar
    I just went to the Samsung theme store and accepted through each of the three tabs, selected a few free themes and saw no popup.
    My service provider is Verizon, in the US if that makes a difference.
    The pop up would have shown up once you first opened the theme store not when you go to free themes. Perhaps you got it but didn't realize or read what it was and just closed it . Idk, but it's definitely going to happen. I don't think the provider has anything to do with it. *shrugs*
    12-20-2018 06:56 AM
  21. methodman89's Avatar
    I was curious myself. See below.
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    12-20-2018 06:59 AM
  22. sweetypie31's Avatar
    And there you have it ^^
    12-20-2018 07:30 AM
  23. note1note9's Avatar
    What an extremely confusing way of saying, "No, they're very safe! No issues all year."

    It appears almost exactly opposite of what you meant..

    Lol, poor guy probably thought they were virus-ridden... Lol
    Well, English may not be that person's first language.
    12-20-2018 08:09 AM
  24. OJsakila's Avatar
    Well, English may not be that person's first language.
    Well, I hope it's not. Lol.
    No biggie I was just saying it initially appeared to be the WRONG ANSWER. No harm no foul.
    12-20-2018 01:43 PM
  25. Chromium 4's Avatar
    I have Lookout which is an antivirus app that has been preinstalled on all of my phones to date (my carrier is T-mobile). It scans all new apps installed for safety. Check your app drawer and see if it is on your device and if so activate it.
    fragologist likes this.
    12-20-2018 07:44 PM
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