The folks at Cyanogen make a custom version of Google Android which ships on devices including the OnePlus One and Micromax Yu line of smartphones. One of the things that sets Cyanogen OS apart from Google’s Stock Android software is support for themes that can change the look and feel of your device… but sometimes you’ll find an app that doesn’t look right with a specific third-party theme.

So Cyanogen has built a new tool that lets you change themes on a per-app basis.

cyanogen per app themes

This lets you set a default theme that will be displayed most of the time, but the theme will change when you launch specific apps. For instance if your default theme causes white text to display on a white background in your email app, you can choose a different theme for your email app.

The new feature will be baked into Cyanogen OS 12 which is the first version of the operating system to be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Cyanogen says it’ll be ready to go within a few weeks, with an over-the-air- updated rolling out to OnePlus One users by March 30th.

Cyanogen supports free and paid third-party themes. You’ll be able to buy paid themes using your Google Play Store account.

via Android Authority

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5 replies on “Cyanogen OS 12 to bring per-app themes to Android 5.0 Lollipop”

  1. so the idea is to “destroy” the google attempt to bring a bit of graphical uniformity to the system … that is one of the reason because Apple stuff has such appeal on some may people ?
    Great that is indeed a great stupid idea.

    ps.
    I’m not an apple fun boy

  2. I hope quick settings is better than stock lollipop or else I am sticking with cm 11s

  3. Do you know is it going to be added to CyanogenMod 12 at the same time? This may be the excuse I need to upgrade to 12 (well that an the bugs should be fixed since i last tried it)

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