It’s been quite awhile since I’ve taken a look at any CM11 themes, but the gentlemen here at AndroidGuys, sure haven’t stopped. Today, I’m going to take a look at a few of the CM 11 themes that I’ve been using on my HTC One M8, running the CM 11 nightlies.
FLATRED CM11/PA by Sparkyman
Sparkyman, Sparkyman, Sparkyman. No, saying his name three times won’t summon him like Beetlejuice, but Sparkyman really rocked FLATRED for CM 11/PA out of the park. I can’t say enough about how soft, yet awesome this theme looks. As you will be able to see in the next section for Mono, I have an addiction for the red and black CM 11 themes, and FLATRED is just that.
While other themes are a “hard” black and red, FLATRED has more of a soft feel to it, and is extremely pleasant on the eyes. From the Play Store, to the Settings application, and the way that the drop down notifications are themed, FLATRED is beautiful across the board. Sparkyman even snuck the Android L navigation buttons in there, and it really helps the theme. I know that I love just about any theme that has either extremely minimal navigation buttons, or the Android L navigation buttons, so FLATRED fell perfectly into my checklist for themes. Sparkyman has themed just about everything you can think of, and in his description states that “This is A FULL SYSTEM AND FRAMEWORK THEME INCLUDING APPS.” The status bar, the battery symbol, the Settings application, all of the toggles and icons, the Play Store, Google Play Music, all of these apps/features of Android are themed with FLATRED. If you are looking for a CM 11 theme that is easy on the eyes, and looks beautiful at the same time, FLATRED may be the theme for you. FLATRED by Sparkyman is available on the Play Store for $0.99 via the widget below. [pb-app-box pname=’sparkyman.flat.red’ name=’FLATRED CM11/PA THEME CHOOSER’ theme=’light’ lang=’en’]
MONO by Yackovsky
Mono by yackovsky is a set of absolutely stunning CM 11 themes for your devices. Comprised of six, yes six, different CM 11 themes, packed into one masterpiece, Mono is sure to never leave your device feeling naked. In the most recent update, Yackovsky added Red Velvet as one of the color options, as well as themed Hangouts, Twitter, and part of the Facebook applications. Yackovsky has been on a roll with these, and promises to bring more updates in the future. Currently the six different color options for Mono are:
- Sky Blue
- Tangly Orange
- Red Velvet
- Charcoal Gray
Now, much like wlpapR and the various wallpaper options, Mono doesn’t keep all of these different themes stored on your device locally. Instead, Mono uses a dashboard application where you can preview the themes, and then select and download whatever color scheme you’d like to use. My personal favorite at the moment is Red Velvet, and it may or may not have something to do with MKBHD, but nonetheless, I was ecstatic when I saw Red Velvet added to the lineup. Before that, I was using Sky Blue, and it’s absolutely gorgeous just like all of the other themes in the Mono Collection. From the navigation bar, to the status bar, and including the Settings panel, Yackovsky thought of everything when it came to designing Mono. The color scheme even reaches to the redesigned keyboard, and some of the stock applications, as well as some third-party applications, such as Instagram. Yackovsky’s Mono Collection for CM 11 is available on the Play Store for $4.00, and is actually on sale until Friday for 33% off. So hurry now, hit the widget below and pick this awesome set of themes up for an amazing price. [pb-app-box pname=’com.yackovsky.mono’ name=’Mono Collection for CM11/PA’ theme=’light’ lang=’en’]
Tang CM 11 by DrumDestroyer
In our last iteration of CM 11 themes, we took a look at Empire for CM 11 by DrumDestroyer. At the time, it was one of my favorites, and then a little while back, DrumDestroyer decided to create a CM 11 theme based off of his Tang icons. Boy oh boy, he didn’t disappoint. After perfecting everything within Empire, DrumDestroyer did it again with Tang, and created one amazing CM 11 theme that covers your device from head to toe. Included in Tang, are the Tang icons, which can also be purchased separately, but I highly recommend, just jumping for the CM 11 theme, that way you can get the whole shabang, in one go. With 53 various packages/applications themed, and over 1850 high-resolution icons, the Tang CM 11 theme, is really the complete package. DrumDestroyer also states that since he could not get Hangouts themed via the theme engine, in the way that he wanted, he is including a flashable zip file for those that want “Tangouts”. Last but certainly not least, is my favorite part about Tang. No, it’s not the amazing icons, or the how awesome everything looks once Tang is set as the main theme, but it’s the Boot Animation. With Empire, DrumDestroyer gave me a heads up to take a look at the boot animation, and I was floored. It looked so smooth and so fresh, and I was just so excited that I had to tell him how awesome I thought it was. So be sure to look for it, once you pick up Tang. Tang for CM 11 is available on the Play Store via the widget below for $1.99. [pb-app-box pname=’theme.drumdestroyer.tangcm11.themeengine’ name=’Tang CM11′ theme=’light’ lang=’en’]
Kaagaz by Idea Designs
Kaagaz by Idea Designs is wrapping up today’s edition of trying to find the “Perfect” CM 11 theme. Kaagaz offers a different take on CM 11 themes that surround the color Blue. The shade that Idea Designs uses in this theme is a little bit darker, but mesmerizing at the same time. It’s definitely a pleasure to look at, while using it on your various devices. You may have heard of Idea Designs with their various beautiful icon packs, such as Twint, Curve, and Zade. Well the developer over at Idea Designs is back at it again with an awesome CM 11 theme called Kaagaz. Kaagaz also includes a different style of the Android L navigation buttons, and these fit really well with the rest of the theme. Everything you can think of is themed within Kaagaz. From the Framework, and System UI, to the Boot Animation, Quick Tiles, and even the Loading Spinner. All in all, there are 23 different packages that are themed, and Idea Designs includes over 40 different custom icons that are designed to match the Quick Tiles, and tie in the rest of the theme for your home screen/app drawer. The background for Kaagaz, around the board, has a paper feel to it, so it almost looks like you are using a virtual notebook, with worn pages. It’s a very unique idea, but an awesome execution for this CM 11 theme. Kaagaz is available on the Play Store for $1.65 via the widget below. [pb-app-box pname=’ideadesigns.theme.kaagaz’ name=’Kaagaz CM 11 Theme’ theme=’light’ lang=’en’] These are a few more of the latest CM 11 themes that have graced my home screens over the last few months. Keep an eye out for the next edition, while we try to find the Perfect CM 11 theme for our devices. What CM 11 themes have you been using? Let us know down in the comments below, and it’s possible that the theme will be featured in the next rendition.
If you have tried out, or decide to purchase any of the themes that you’ve seen here today, be sure to leave a rating on the Play Store, and let the developers know what you think.