Google’s Gboard is one of the best-known and most appreciated keyboards for Android and already offers good customization possibilities, but the app we are talking about today, Rboard Theme Manager, allows you to definitely deepen the discussion.
In recent weeks we have seen how Gboard first took the first approach and then fully embraced the new Material You of Android 12. In spite of these additional customization possibilities, some particularly demanding users may still find the default theme system of the Google keyboard inadequate, to the point of even taking into account the modding route.
Rboard Theme Manager: Gboard meets modding
For these users, there is a potentially interesting solution and it is called Rboard Theme Manager. This is an application that not only allows you to use custom themes on Gboard but also allows you to change a bunch of hidden settings. The app could be described as the spiritual successor of the Magisk Rboard Themes module and is curated by RKBD, Senior Member of XDA.
Entering into the merits of the customization possibilities, one cannot but start from the possibility of choosing from a long list of third-party themes; there is also an option to add additional theme repositories and further expand the choice.
As you can see from the screenshots at the end of the article, the application also allows you to change the default sounds of Gboard and access various hidden flags through the Gboard Theme Manager. Enabling these flags gives users more control over the look and behavior of Gboard.
Here is the full list of Rboard Theme Manager features:
- Downloading themes
- Applying themes
- Deleting themes
- In-app app updater
- Light / Dark for system theme switch (Android 10 and above)
- Gboard flags
- 3rd party theme repos support
- System Click sounds customization
- Theme / Sound preview
- Crash URL creator
- Search for Themes / Sounds
- Module-less option
- Monet and blur for android 12+
- Exporting and importing themes
Before rushing to XDA to download the app, keep in mind that there is a reason why we talked about a solution aimed at those who want to practice a bit of modding: Rboard Theme Manager requires root permissions. Once installed, the app can be set up as a Magisk module or Gboard companion app. For interested users, here is the link to use: