CyanogenMod is probably the most popular custom ROM for Android devices. It is based on stock Android which means it gives pure experience, just like you could expect from a Nexus device. Everything is stock starting with the launcher and even applications.
Basically, CyanogenMod is a modified version of stock Android. It is the best among all ROMs because it is small in size so you have more free space to install more games and download more videos. It is fast, quick and one of the most stable ROMs out there for Android.
As mentioned above, CyanogenMod is a modified version of stock Android so it is not only enhanced for better performance but it also has more features implemented.
CyanogenMod 12 has some really cool features like the ability to change battery style and position, change brightness by sliding the finger over the status bar and customize performance by changing settings in a menu called “Performance”.
But, probably the most popular and distinct feature of CyanogenMod 12 is its theme engine. Every CyanogenMod 12 has a built-in theme engine where you can install and activate various themes.
First builds of CyanogenMod 12 “nightlies” didn’t have a theme engine implemented but developers made sure to include it in the other builds. And now, all devices rocking official or unofficial CyanogenMod 12 CM12 “nightly” builds can enjoy the goodness that a theme engine brings.
Since CyanogenMod 12 is relatively new, there aren’t many themes compatible with CM12 and Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, that doesn’t mean that there are no themes.
Before we get into some themes, first of all let’s see how you can install and use a theme.
- First of all, download the theme that you want or like.
- Go to Settings > Security and enable “Unknown Sources”.
- Navigate to the “Downloads” folder on your phone and find the APK file.
- Tap on it and install it. This will install the theme.
- Then go to Settings > Themes and choose the theme that you installed.
If you don’t want to install the entire theme, than you can choose parts of it like wallpapers, boot animation, system sounds, colors and more.
Now, one of the best themes that you can install on your phone with CyanogenMod 12 is Tigers Eye. The Tigers Eye theme changes the UI of the phone. It adds an orange accent and makes some parts darker. As we all know, Lollipop has gone with a brighter UI which many people don’t like. That’s why the Tigers Eye has made some elements darker.
Download Tigers Eye theme: link