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I'd like to make this my phone theme

But it seems to require me changing my phone over to Cyanomod or something of the like. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that, but I do already have root access via SuperSU and was wondering if there might be another way to go about using this theme.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999.

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The method you used to root and how you control root access isn't really relevant. – Matthew Read Jan 9 '13 at 16:36

You cannot. The Cyanogen theming engine is specific to CM and derivative ROMs.

Samsung stock ROMs have Touchwiz UI, which is a proprietary layer. Theming CM to look like Touchwiz, or creating mashups would be easier because of CM's open nature. Some carriers might give packs, like Sprint (source).

You can install a different launcher and install themes on it, of course. Go Launcher, for one, has many themes.

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Short answer, you cannot, themeing features are specific to CyanogenMod, and if attempting to apply this on top of a Stock ROM, will either result in Force Closes, or boot-loops.

You cannot have it both ways. Go down the CyanogenMod route and then the themeing will work, OR forget about it.

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It is originally part of the T-Mobile theme engine, which is open source so you can implement in other roms, but you will need a rom that has it built in

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