[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 for the Nintendo 3DS system. It was originally made with Themely by @erman1337 in mind, but has been updated to include a guide for Anemone3DS by @astronautlevel.

    NOTE: Both guides have multiple methods for downloading themes. It does not matter which method you use.

    Custom Themes with Themely

    Custom Themes with Anemone3DS

    If you have any suggestions for this tutorial or if anything is broken or out of date, feel free to DM me.
     
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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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    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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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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    TarkinMX GBAtemp Regular

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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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  8. TheLobsterDoctor

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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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    TheLobsterDoctor Newbie

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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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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    Added a section for Anemone3DS.
    Split Themely and Anemone3DS sections into two different spoilers.
    Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

    P.S.