Good news for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users, there is a new Material theme in the Theme Store. Material theme was released and created by a Bane Tech favorite themer artist, Samer Zayer. If you are not familiar with the art that Zayer has produced, he has drawn up icon packs, wallpapers, and watch faces for phones and smartwatches. The S6 comes stock with a new theme store that allows you to change the whole look of the phone including icons, settings, navigation bars, and more. This is a perfect solution for those who do not want to or can root there devices. Many of us are familiar with Cyanogenmod’s theme store to which many people think Sammie stole their idea from. Regardless, this is something that users can do to customize the look of their phone.
Unfortunately, as soon as the Material theme was live, it was gone. Samer and I have been communicating throughout the day testing out different situations. This morning the Theme Store had some kind of update and in the process removed not only Material theme, but about ten other themes as well.
Interestingly, the theme still shows up for Samer on his phone, but not anyone in the US. At the time of this post, Samer has submitted an option to Samsung and hopefully will update expediently. Be sure to stay tuned here and our social networks for any updates!
***UPDATE*** As of right now (June 25, 2015 9pm CST) the theme is back in the Theme Store.
Many users are super pumped about this new theme option for many reasons. Personally, I think it is awesome because our favorite themers can submit their themes to Samsung. That’s a huge deal because it’s just not Sammie’s artist’s work, but from artist like Samer who will publish themes we actually care about. No offense to some of the themes that have been present, but I am not interested in cartoony themes that a 6 year old girl will install. The best themes up until this point were the Avengers themes. But for a guy who loves the look of stock Android and loves to get rid of TouchWiz…this is the answer.
If you were lucky enough to download and install the theme, keep it. Do not uninstall it because there is a high chance that you will not be able to get it back until Samsung pushes it back through. For those who were not so lucky you will have to wait for it to show back up.
The theme looks great and I am so happy to have this installed on my S6! Mind that this theme will not change the launcher. Therefore make sure to install a launcher like Nova Launcher that supports material design and/or Lollipop themes. With the Material theme plus Nova Launcher equals a stock Android beast of a phone! You don’t have to settle for a mediocre phone to get stock Android anymore! This is actually like a dream come true! I love the power and quality the S6 provides and now it looks the way I want it to without the need to root or install a custom rom (although I am rooted).
In other words, Samer Zayer is a savior for those who love the qualities of a Samsung Galaxy S6, but want the stock Android experience! This is truly amazing and I am looking forward to more themes from artist like Samer.
Were you lucky enough to get Material theme installed on your S6? If so, how do you like it? If not, how jelly are you?
More Samer Zayer work can be found in the Google Play Store.
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