[Tutorial] Custom Themes with Themely

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  1. sks316
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    This tutorial was made to help guide you through the installation of Custom Themes with Themely by @erman1337.

    As of Themely version 1.4.0, there are now 2 ways to download themes. It doesn't really matter which method you use, as they both accomplish the same task.

    Download Themely from here. (It is recommended to use the CIA version.)
    Take your SD Card out of your 3DS/2DS and put it in your computer/Mac.
    Downloading Themes - Method 1
    Drag the Themely CIA to the CIAs folder on your SD Card.
    Take your SD Card out of your computer and put it back in your 3DS/2DS.
    Turn on your 3DS/2DS and install the Themely CIA using your favorite CIA installer.
    Start Themely (It may black screen the first time you start it. If it does, force the 3DS/2DS to shut down by holding the Power Button and try again)
    Downloading Themes - Method 2
    Find the theme you downloaded in the list. (If there is only one theme in your Themes folder, there will not be a list.)
    Press the A Button to install the theme. (Hold R and press the A Button to install the theme without BGM.)
    Press Start to exit Themely and press the HOME Button to go to the HOME Menu.
    You should now see the Custom Theme you installed on your HOME Menu.

    You now have Custom Themes. To install a new theme, download a new theme from 3DSThem.es or Theme Plaza and install it using Themely.

    If Themely isn't working for you, you can either post about your issue here or try CHMM2 by @Rinnegatamante. (CHMM2 is no longer receiving updates, therefore it is very broken and not recommended.)
    If you have a feature suggestion for Themely, you can post it here.

    As of version 1.4.0, Themely supports integrated 3DSThem.es browsing. This means that it is possible to download themes directly from the app.
    As of version 1.2.0, Themely supports theme shuffling.
    Themely will check for updates when launched. If there is an update, Themely should download it.
     
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  2. TarkinMX

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    Nice, gonna give this a try. Never really cared for CHMM2 and it's nice to see there's an alternative now. Also, looking forward to it having a theme downloader soon.
     
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    I know! CHMM2 kind of got old. And I, too, am looking forward to the Theme Downloader. Soon™.
     
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    i dont think a tutorial to use an app was that necessary if im going to be honest.
     
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    I just thought it was needed since:
    A: There's new people on the scene who probably don't know about Themely.
    B: Older members may still not know about Themely.
    C: I have too much free time.
     
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    I'm going to be perfectly honest as well....

    Although I didn't need a tutorial, I think it's perfectly fine that you posted one because you're right. There are people that are either new to the scene or need a tutorial no matter how many times they do something. Therefore, I think your tutorial is perfectly acceptable. You keep doing you. At least it's not a video tutorial. :D
     
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    This is awesome, I was looking for an alternative to CHMM. The original dev said they are no longer working on the scene, it's nice to see apps like this :)

    It's super smooth! I can't wait for the theme shuffler and theme downloader :D
     
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    Hey guys i was wondering if anyone can help?

    I'm having trouble seeing the theme's in themely, i put my theme's in the theme folder on my sd card,
    but when i open themely it says: No theme's found! :(

    I can't seem to find out whats wrong, does anyone have a clue?

    I included a picture of my themes folder if it helps.
    https://gyazo.com/d16b8f0e63a37a7a3c892714fcf2a531
     
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    I believe Themely only detects themes in WinZip archives and normal folders. Your themes are in WinRAR archives and therefore they can't be detected. Try extracting your themes into separate folders and see if that works.
     
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    Alright thanks for the reply ill try it!

    Edit: This doesn't work, i extracted all the theme's in to their respective folders but they still dont show up.
     
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    That's really odd. If your themes are in folders in a "Themes" folder on the root of your SD card and they still are not detected then I don't know how else I can help you. Maybe someone else will know what's wrong.
     
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    Ill keep looking but thanks for the help!
     
  13. sks316
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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    Added another theme download method. It doesn't really matter which method you use, as they both accomplish the same task.
    Changed the link to Themely to automatically go to the latest release.
    Added link to Theme Plaza.
    Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
     
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    NOTE: There have been claims of the official Themely being malware solely because it went closed-source. I can assure you that this is not the case. The official Themely is safe to use, and it went closed-source for the following reason:
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