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help regarding layer theming OP2

  1. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 7, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 7, 2016 :
    I had seen couple of screenshots of people using layer themes on their device.
    I tried doing it couple of times but ended up in a boot loop. So..

    1) Can someone explain how to use layer themes properly?

    2) what are some of the best themes I can get?

    3) best combinations of themes?

    4) how to overcome the boot loop if it occurs again?
     

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  2. Jitesh Saitawadekar
    KitKat May 7, 2016

    Jitesh Saitawadekar , May 7, 2016 :
    First of all to use layer manager you need to have root access once that is done..you need to see whether layer theme you are installing is compatible with your device once that is done you can install that theme on your device.
     

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  3. Aj115
    Donut May 7, 2016

    Aj115 , May 7, 2016 :
    Sorry to jump in here, but i cant open layers manager after installing it from play store. I just cant get past the intro screens. Btw am rooted on 2.2.1.

    Is there something else i need to install?

    Tia
     

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  4. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 8, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 8, 2016 :
    I did all the stuff you said but ended in a boot loop. I've even seen some people applying all those layers without any error which I've been using. I don't know where am I going wrong. any further help would be appreciated.
     

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  5. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 8, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 8, 2016 :
    I've read somewhere that layers doesn't work on oxygen 2.x version properly. it's not stable but the app should have opened for you even if it is not stable. try clearing dalvik cache and cache from recovery and doing it again.
     

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  6. #HYPEorGTFO
    KitKat May 8, 2016

    #HYPEorGTFO , May 8, 2016 :
    my first time with layers I applied two at once, one on top of the other and got bootloop.

    Apply layers one at a time(layer pack, not app by app) reboot to apply and reboot when removing before applying another just to be safe

    Sometimes the layer and the app won't get along, in that case just remove the theme from that app, not completely and you should be ok
     

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  7. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 8, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 8, 2016 :
    ok
    ok. what all layers you have been using? can you post some screenshots of it?
     

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  8. glasshouse82
    Gingerbread May 8, 2016

    glasshouse82 , May 8, 2016 :
    Would love if oxygen had an official theming solution like miui coz layers would require root so that won't be official I guess
     

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  9. #HYPEorGTFO
    KitKat May 8, 2016

    #HYPEorGTFO , May 8, 2016 :
    Pitch black (discontinued but still works great)
    Spectrum (includes pitch black)
    Magpie

    Sorry no pics, removed root temporarily
     

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  10. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 9, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 9, 2016 :
    ok thanks a lot. I'll try spectrum and give my review?
    I need to apply 1 layer at a time or set of layers at a time?
     

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  11. #HYPEorGTFO
    KitKat May 9, 2016

    #HYPEorGTFO , May 9, 2016 :
    1 set
     

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  12. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 10, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 10, 2016 :
    thanks. I'd got this darkout layer and its working without any issue. all layers applied.
     

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  13. Aj115
    Donut May 10, 2016

    Aj115 , May 10, 2016 :
    Great thanks. After a restart it worked great. Not sure why i wanted it so bad cant find a stable layer theme i like now.
     

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  14. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 11, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 11, 2016 :
    good that it worked. by the way what theme you have been using?
     

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  15. dinjesk
    KitKat May 11, 2016

  16. Aj115
    Donut May 11, 2016

    Aj115 , May 11, 2016 :
    Lol after reading a few threads seems op2 is almost incompatible with layers. Not sure why i made a fuss to get it, but i would like a slick theme.

    I keep checking over at xda too for something that works and wont get me in a bootloop...nothing yet.
     

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  17. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 12, 2016


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  18. hellyeah7721
    Froyo May 12, 2016

    hellyeah7721 , May 12, 2016 :
    same was the case with me. I too checked different themes but got boot loops everytime. so now I've sticked to a simple dark theme which had surprisingly worked for me.. happy for now. gonna try some other as well, as suggested by some forum members.
     

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  19. Aj115
    Donut May 12, 2016

    Aj115 , May 12, 2016 :
    Can we have a dedicated thread to layers themes that actually work? -with screenshots. I think it would help noobs afraid of bootloop too.
     

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  20. whyorean
    Gingerbread May 13, 2016

    whyorean , May 13, 2016 :

    Recommended Themes:
    1. Gred
    2. FA
    3. Art Reborn

    (All works except SystemUI on 2.1.1 & on 3.0 except Framework everything else works)

    4. Evolve
    5. Milos
    6. Elixium

    If you happen to get into bootloop, boot to recovery TWRP, go to mount, mount system, goto advance open filemanage, navigate to system/vendor/overlay and delete the apk causing bootloop.

    Cheers!
     

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