1. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Hi Guys.

    I'm still pretty new to this platform and Samsung phones so please take this into account when reading my question.

    I've owned my s7 edge for approx 4 months now and have been customising it. No rooting.

    My question is on Themes.

    My understanding these Themes in the Theme Store are by Delelopers ?

    I believe Samsung Limit the Developers on what a Theme can change ?

    Are these Themes vetted by Samsung ?

    I was using the SB - Simply Basic Theme which is a Dark Theme for a while.

    Yesterday some of the features on my phone froze.


    Double tap of home button wouldn't launch camera. Setting to allow this was On. Even turned it off, rebooted phone and back On but point blank refused to work.

    Two finger swipe down from top of screen wouldn't work. One finger action did but then wouldn't let me bring the section section down.

    The settings cog wheel in the top right hand corner would not launch. The down ^ would not work.

    The steps I tried were...

    Clear System Cache = No change.

    I then considered a Factory Reset but before going through that I deleted my last apps = No change.

    Toggled off the Theme and rebooted and it unfroze.

    Now this may have been just a glitch and not the Theme.

    Before I contact the developer I just wanted to put it out here to see if anyone else has had any issues using Themes in general.

    Are there Pro's and Con's.

    I wanted a Dark Theme as its suggested these can reduce battery drain as they are then turned off pixels using less than the white Ui Marshmallow uses.

    Is this true ?
    Is the saving minimal?

    Thank you for reading and any personal experience and insight is welcomed.
    02-18-2017 02:13 AM
  2. Ipse_Tase's Avatar
    While I haven't used the same exact theme you are referring to, I ALWAYS had a dark theme on my S7Edge.
    Rotating between 5-6 of them at the moment - never had issues.
    Yes, I do believe that dark themes take advantage of Amoled's power savings.
    And no, I don't think Samsung kills themselves testing and vetting the themes...I usually pick the ones with close to 5 stars feedback...just to be safe.
    02-18-2017 11:05 AM
  3. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Thank you.

    May I ask which ones you use ?
    02-18-2017 11:16 AM
  4. Ipse_Tase's Avatar
    Material Dark, InvertedM, Marshmallow_Dark, Zero Dark, Touchwiz6BMM, Umbrella, Scorpius
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    02-18-2017 02:32 PM
  5. pappcam's Avatar
    Material Dark, InvertedM, Marshmallow_Dark, Zero Dark, Touchwiz6BMM, Umbrella, Scorpius
    I switch between TouchWiz6BMM and TouchWiz6DMM. Great themes that leave the stock icons, which I prefer.

    I hope they're compatible with Nougat.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    02-18-2017 08:10 PM
  6. mountainman's Avatar
    sd-Black here - loving it.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    02-18-2017 10:59 PM
  7. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Hi @pappcam

    Yes that's something I'd want in a Theme as I too like the Stock Icons but with a Dark Theme.
    02-19-2017 12:57 AM
  8. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    sd-Black here - loving it.

    Does that Theme leave the Stock Icons in situ ?
    02-19-2017 12:58 AM
  9. Retinella's Avatar
    Using dark themes does save on battery, but I'm not sure by how much. I use dark themes as well to save on battery.

    I'm not sure if Samsung does any vetting of the themes. Like another user pointed out above, I only download themes that have 5 stars or close to 5 stars in its rating.
    02-19-2017 10:43 AM
  10. mountainman's Avatar

    Does that Theme leave the Stock Icons in situ ?
    No it alters them. But I have nova and found a great icon pack that compliments the sd-Black theme nicely. It's called Neonex.

    I still hate that the actual call screen is not themed, but with sd-Black and this icon pack I'm satisfied for now.

    For those that want to see the look:

    Home screen

    App tray

    Second screen




    Not sure why the first two screen shots are so bad, but you get the idea.
    shaleem likes this.
    02-21-2017 10:25 PM
  11. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Thank you for your set up information.

    Don't take this as a negative but that's way too busy for me. Lol.
    mountainman likes this.
    02-22-2017 12:45 AM
  12. SamCarterX302's Avatar
    You can reapply the stock icons (or apply a different one) over the theme's icon packs though.
    02-22-2017 03:28 AM

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