In the world of Android we all love tweaking and hacking our devices so I figured I’d share this quick little theme with our readers. What we have here is another blacked out app theme but this time it’s for Gmail. What we have is the latest version 2.3.5 Gmail that has been inverted to be completely black and fits in nicely with the rest of Android, not to mention could help with battery life.
Last week I posted something very similar with the Google + App being treated with the same black theme and many users really enjoyed that. The developer does mention this should work for both rooted and non-rooted phones but I’d be careful if Gmail is your main email client as things could potentially have problems. Obviously doing a nandroid backup using something like Astro to backup Gmail and settings before continuing would probably be a good idea.
I have not tried this myself so I cannot guarantee how the process will go but from reading a few replies over at XDA most seem to be able to figure it out pretty easily and are enjoying their new Black Gmail client. I’d advise anyone wanting to try this to ask any questions in the forum first and make sure you know what you are doing and have any important settings or emails backed up just to be safe, but then you can always uninstall and just get the stock Gmail from the market if needed. Give it a try and feel free to report how it goes in the comment section below — Enjoy!
[via XDA Forums]