Google's 'Pixel Themes' App Is Coming To Spice Up Your Phone

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The Google Pixel 4 is a mere two weeks away from its official announcement but while it's likely to be a sleek alternative to the other major flagships out there right now, it's the new 'themes' feature that has some most excited.

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The Pixel Themes app is due to be released when the Pixel 4 device drops. Essentially, it allows users to customise their devices' themes with options for everything from font selection to the colours used.

According to 9to5Google, you'll be able to customise fonts, icons, colour themes and icon shapes. It's unclear if that's all that will be available at this stage.

I can't wait for Google Pixel 4, give me it now!

According to 9to5Google, to get it now, you'll need to do some sideloading, which means risk. Sideloading is when you download apps outside of the device's included app store and install them on your phone. It can be risky because you're circumventing an app store's security measures and downloading apps, which could potentially contain malware or other bad stuff.

If you're happy to risk it, download the Styles and Wallpapers app and then the Pixel Themes APK as well as the Pixel Wallpapers APK.

The themes will now be available in the Style tab of your wallpaper section. But 9to5Google warns it won't work just yet. For that, you'll need to enter the following ADB command.

adb shell pm grant com.google.android.apps.wallpaper android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

If that sounds like too much effort, you could just wait until the Pixel 4 is released.

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[Via 9to5Google]


Comments

    Looking forward to the announcement of anything that hasn't been leaked which could be a very quick launch.

    Looking forward to next years Pixel phones not made in China. I love my Pixel phone, but I can not get myself to buy China made, whilst Samsung and it's origin is more appealing.

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