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30 new skins available for rooted HTC EVO 4G running Sense 2.0

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Since a recent rumor has cast doubt on whether the HTC EVO 4G's upcoming Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update will include a new version of HTC Sense—whether 2.0 or 3.0—the only surefire way to upgrade from 1.0 right now is to flash a custom ROM that has 2.0 (the most recent version available on any released phone) baked right in. Warm Z TwoPointTwo is the one that I use, but MikZ and Incredible S (VIVO) are other ROMs that include Sense 2.0 too.

Whichever one you choose to put on your rooted EVO 4G, xda-developers member sopL87 has a treat for you: 30 additional skins that he's either created or ported from existing themes.


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Skins in Sense 2.0 are what most people refer to as themes in Sense 1.0 and other user interfaces. They include skinned widgets, docks, and taskbars, as well as new lockscreens and wallpapers, and are an easy way to give your home screen a new look/feel without having to flash various files separately.

All you do is long press an empty area of the home screen to bring up the Personalize menu shown at the top then press Skin, choose the one you want (HTC provides some and lets you download more from HTC Hub), and press Apply. All the changes are made automatically and within seconds, your phone is nicely themed.

To get sopL87's new skins into the standard skin picker, all you have to do is install the ones you want in the same way that you install other .apk files (whether through Gmail or a file manager like Astro). Once installed, they'll automatically appear in the skin carousel without any additional action from you.

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Each skin is about 4MB so you'll probably want to pick and choose which ones to keep on your EVO. To delete one that you've installed, press the Menu button when you're in the skin picker, tap the Delete icon, select the skin you want to remove (indicated with a red X), and then press Delete again.

More screenshots and the individual download links for the Sense 2.0 skins can be found at the xda-developers link below.

[xda-developers via Droid Life]
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