Before starting the tutorial, it is important to have the GarlicOs Custom Firmware updated to its latest version, currently 1.4.7, and download again all the themes that you like and delete the ones you had previously, since they have all been optimized to avoid system delays, and various bugs have been fixed in them, as well as missing languages have been added.
If you have already done this, now you must download the latest version of the Mod Theme Switcher from our Mods for GarlicOs section.
When you unzip the .zip file, in the folder you will find several subfolders. If you are going to install the themes and icons on SD Card 1, we will use the TF1 folder from now on, but if you are going to install the themes and icons on SD Card 2 , we will use the TF2 folder.
Within the folder that we are going to use we will find another 3 folders with the necessary files.
Let’s start with the SDCARD folder, inside this we are going to find another 2 folders called Icons and Themes, we will copy these 2 folders to the root of the ROMS partition (Or whatever we have called the partition where we have our roms).
Now we will continue with the ROMS folder, inside this we will find another 2 folders called ICONS and THEMES, we will copy these 2 folders into the ROMS folder, where we have the rest of the folders of our roms, videos, apps…
And to finish with the installation of the MOD, we must access the CFW/config folder of our card, and edit the coremapping.json file with a text editor and add 2 lines of code and save the file. These 2 lines of code are located in the CFW/config folder in the coremapping-add.json file of our mod. (Remember to add a , to the last existing line in the file before copying these 2 lines there).
Once the installation and configuration of the MOD is finished, we can copy our files of Themes and Icons that we want. For this we are going to need to copy our theme folders into the Themes and Icons folders that we copied to the root of our card. (Keep in mind that some themes have different folder structures and some additions, but we are only going to need the folders: font, lang and skin to work correctly with our mod. And for the icons the system folder.)
When we have already copied our Themes and Icons, we need to create the lists that we will use later to be able to change the theme or icons at will. This is created automatically by entering from GarlicOs to Consoles and selecting Themes or Icons, and there we will find —Update Themes List— or —Update Icons List—.
With this we would already have our Themes and Icons available to be able to change them whenever we want.
And if you also want to add a preview of the themes and icons, you must follow the following additional steps:
We need to create the Imgs folder inside ROMS/THEMES and ROMS/ICONS. Then we must copy there all the files with the_theme_name.png or the_icon_name.png that you can find inside the imgs folders of your downloaded Themes or Icons. (And once you have all of them, remember to make a backup copy of this Imgs folder, because if you do a —Update— of Themes or Icons again, it will be deleted and you will have to create it again! !)
Note: When you change the Theme, the icons are also changed by the ones in the theme, so if you had other favorites, you will have to change the icons again after the theme.
I hope you are able to do it, and that you enjoy your Themes and Icons!!