Yesterday our good friends at Google released a new and totally improved Google Play Store with a completely new design. This is a big change from the previous version and they’ve introduced larger HD images and app artwork, and a card style layout that’s easier to navigate. However, the new version went back to the old school white color theme with green everywhere of old. If you want the Play Store back to black, we have you covered.

We’re big fans of inverting popular Google apps to black color themes, and have covered plenty of these inverted apps in the past. Today though we have a special one because this is the latest Google Play Store v4.0.25 that was just released yesterday that many people still don’t have, and it has already been inverted to a beautiful black color theme as you see above. Everything is still amazingly awesome, fast, and stable, only we get the black colors back that we loved.

We owe thanks to the awesome Team BlackOut developers, and this mod comes from our pal @B_boytm. While we’re focusing on the new Play Store today, if you’d like to blackout Gmail (with white or even Jelly Bean blue text) Google Voice, Google Now, and many other Google Apps you’ll want to check out this entire RootzWiki thread.

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Looks hot right? So how do you get the brand new Google Play Store inverted back to Black? Here’s how! If you’ve already updated to the new Play Store v4.0.25 you need to go into Settings > Apps > Google Play Store and uninstall the update first. This will take you back to the old version. Then proceed to flash the below file in recovery.


– Download the zip (click here)
– Boot into recovery and flash the zip (named
– Reboot and enjoy!

If it doesn’t work, use a file explorer that can view system files and make sure your Store is named Phonesky.apk instead of Vending.apk in /system/apps. Rename it if needed and reboot, then follow instructions above.

That’s all. You now have the latest Google Play Store released by Google yesterday but back to the classic black color theme we’re all use to seeing lately. As a reminder, it’s always good to backup the previous version before wiping it out or replacing. And we, nor the developers are responsible for any issues you may face.

This is extremely simple and we did it in about 3 minutes, so flash away and enjoy that improved Play Store 4. For those that don’t care about the black theme, and would just like the newest version of the Google Play Store that was released yesterday, click here.

[via @B_Boytm]