Kick ass with our Captain America: Civil War themes

Captain America: Civil War debuts this Friday, and chances are you're as excited for it as we are. In honor of the major Marvel smackdown about to begin, our resident themer Ara Wagoner has assembled a team of themes to help us show our #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan pride. Or #TeamUnderoos, to celebrate the return of Spidey to the MCU. So, grab your favorite launcher and your spangly armor and let's get to it!

Captain America theme

A star-spangled theme for the Star-Spangled Man

The First Avenger has a lot going on here between the whole Bucky situation and the world growing increasingly fearful and hostile towards "enhanced" humans. Steve Rogers prides himself on being a simple man, and we feel he'd be content with this simple and efficient theme. Cap is the man out of time, and his theme feels timeless and patriotic, even as he fights the government for civil liberties. Here's what we pulled off his theme with:

  1. Download Wallpaper and Cap Shield Custom Icon.
  2. Set image as your wallpaper using your launcher's wallpaper picker, with Cap's shield dead center.
  3. Install Stamped Red Icons (opens in new tab) from Google Play.
  4. Set Stamped Red Icons as your icon pack in your launcher's settings. If your launcher doesn't support icon packs, you'll either need a launcher that does or a custom shortcut creator like Awesome Icons.
  5. Long-press your app drawer icon and Edit it.
  6. Select Gallery Apps to select your custom icon from. Navigate to Cap Shield Custom Icon and select it as your icon.
  7. Save the icon.
  8. Add a 4x1 Jack's Music Widget to the bottom row of the home screen. (If you home screen is wider than 4 across, resize the widget to fit.)
  9. Open Jack's Music Widget app (in the app drawer, don't tap the widget) and set the widget style to Clear.
  10. Add a 4x2 1Weather (opens in new tab) Tabbed widget to the top row of your home screen.
  11. When configuration screen pops up, select the Dark Background color, 0% Background opacity, White Icon Set and Deep Red Accent.
  12. Select Done in the top left corner to set the widget configuration and return to the home screen.
  13. Download Shield Slam Notification Tone OR Shield Slot Notification Tone OR Shield Throw Notification Tone OR Shield Beam Hit Notification Tone and + Captain America Ringtone or Captain America Winter Soldier Ringtone
  14. Copy your chosen Shield notification tone to Notifications folder using a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab).
  15. Enter Settings app. In Sounds, set Ringtone to Captain America or Winter Soldier and Notification Tone to capam_shieldslam, capam_shieldslot, capam_shieldthrow or capambeamhit. (Note: if after initially copying your sounds to these folders, they don't appear in the sound picker, reboot device and they should appear.)

Iron Man theme

Iron Man's about to close his iron fist.

Iron Man's got the best toys, just ask him. He's got the best AI in the history of the world (and that AI's finally got a shiny, sweater-rocking body now). Iron Man's got the best witty remarks, and his snark is only matched by the aforementioned AI. He's gonna have a bit of a time in Civil War, but his theme is undeniably Stark.

Ara built this theme in a cave! With a box of scraps! Here's what you'll need to reproduce it:

  1. Download Iron Man Wallpaper.
  2. Set image as your wallpaper using your launcher's wallpaper picker, with Iron Man's melting faceplate dead center.
  3. Install Golden Icons (opens in new tab) from Google Play.
  4. Set Golden Icons as your icon pack in your launcher's settings. If your launcher doesn't support icon packs, you'll either need a launcher that does or a custom shortcut creator like Awesome Icons.
  5. Long-press your app drawer icon and Edit it.
  6. Select your custom icon from the Golden Icons pack. Scroll down to T for The Avengers and select the Avengers A.
  7. Save the icon.
  8. Add a 4x1 Jack's Music Widget to the top row of the home screen. (If you home screen is wider than 4 across, resize the widget to fit.)
  9. Open Jack's Music Widget app (in the app drawer, don't tap the widget) and set the widget style to Clear.
  10. Add a 4x1 1Weather (opens in new tab) Compact widget to the bottom row of your home screen.
  11. When configuration screen pops up, select the Dark Background color, 0% Background opacity, and Gold Accent.
  12. Select Done in the top left corner to set the widget configuration and return to the home screen.
  13. Download Repulsor Charge Notification Tone OR Missiles Up notification Tone OR Repulsor Fire Notification Tone OR Repulsor Hit Notification Tone OR Chest Buildup Notification Tone OR Sonic Boom Notifcation Tone and Iron Man Ringtone.
  14. Copy your preferred Notification Tone to Notifications folder and using a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab).
  15. Enter Settings app. In Sounds, set Ringtone to Iron Man Ringtone and Notification Tone to your chosen notification tone. (Note: if after initially copying your sounds to these folders, they don't appear in the sound picker, reboot device and they should appear.)

Black Panther theme

Black Panther is about to join the fray

What is with heroes who are kings not getting nearly as much love and cred for being badasses? Anyway, Black Panther is finally making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, and he deserves a great theme. Our theme is built around this truly awesome Black Panther poster by Ethan Livingstone. It also comes in sick metal poster prints at Displate, if you need even more Black Panther awesomeness to display.

Here's what else you'll need for the theme:

  1. Download our color-adjusted Panther Wallpaper.
  2. Set image as your wallpaper using your launcher's wallpaper picker, with Panther's mask dead center.
  3. Install Noctum (opens in new tab) from Google Play.
  4. Set Noctum as your icon pack in your launcher's settings. If your launcher doesn't support icon packs, you'll either need a launcher that does or a custom shortcut creator like Awesome Icons.
  5. Long-press your app drawer icon and Edit it.
  6. Select your custom icon from the Noctum pack. In the app drawer icon section, select the X shield icon, which looks suspiciously like a cross slash from Panther's vibranium claws.
  7. Save the icon.
  8. Add a 4x1 Jack's Music Widget (opens in new tab) to the top row of the home screen. (If you home screen is wider than 4 across, resize the widget to fit.)
  9. Open Jack's Music Widget app (in the app drawer, don't tap the widget) and set the widget style to Clear.
  10. Download Notification Tone and Black Panther Theme Ringtone.
  11. Copy Panthers Roar to Notifications folder using a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab).
  12. Enter Settings app. In Sounds, set Ringtone to Black Panther Tas and Notification Tone to Panthers Roar. (Note: if after initially copying your sounds to these folders, they don't appear in the sound picker, reboot device and they should appear.)

Black Widow theme

This theme has red in its ledger.

Widow never gets enough love for being the most badass spy not wearing an eyepatch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man may be a futurist with plans for everything, but Widow's the one who can walk into a room and know how she'd eliminate every single person there. Our theme for Widow pays homage to the glorious quotes surrounding our resident Russian and her ledger. Here's what you'll need:

  1. Download Widow's Words Wallpaper.
  2. Set image as your wallpaper using your launcher's wallpaper picker, with the hourglass slightly raised from the center (to leave room for the 1Weather widget).
  3. Install Red Shadow Icons (opens in new tab) from Google Play.
  4. Set Red Shadow Icons as your icon pack in your launcher's settings. If your launcher doesn't support icon packs, you'll either need a launcher that does or a custom shortcut creator like Awesome Icons.
  5. Long-press your app drawer icon and Edit it.
  6. Select Red Shadow to select your custom icon from. Navigate to S for Spider and select the spider icon as your icon.
  7. Save the icon.
  8. Add a 4x1 Jack's Music Widget (opens in new tab) to the bottom row of the home screen. (If you home screen is wider than 4 across, resize the widget to fit.)
  9. Open Jack's Music Widget app (in the app drawer, don't tap the widget) and set the widget style to Clear.
  10. Add a 4x1 1Weather (opens in new tab) Compact widget to the top row of your home screen.
  11. When configuration screen pops up, select the Dark Background color, 0% Background opacity, and Deep Red Accent.
  12. Select Done in the top left corner to set the widget configuration and return to the home screen.
  13. Download Grappling Hook Notification Tone OR Whip Notification Tone and Black Widow Kicks Ass Ringtone.
  14. Copy Grappling Hook/Whip Notification Tone to Notifications folder and Black Widow Kicks Ass Ringtone to Ringtones folder using a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab).
  15. Enter Settings app. In Sounds, set Ringtone to Black Widow Kicks Ass and Notification Tone to grapplefire or whipnowt. (Note: if after initially copying your sounds to these folders, they don't appear in the sound picker, reboot device and they should appear.)

Spider-Man theme

With great themes come great responsibility.

Spider-Man is the bright, shiny newcomer in a Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been getting greyer, grittier, and bogged down in itself. He's new blood, fresh perspective, and we're all hoping he's gonna be as important in the films as he was in the comics version of Civil War. We've got a web-slinging theme as bright and classic as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, and since we figure Spider-Man is more of a tinkerer with his phones, it's even got a fully-customizable KWGT to sit on its

  1. Download Spider-Man Wallpaper.
  2. Set image as your wallpaper using your launcher's wallpaper picker, with Spidey's web centered on the top of the image.
  3. Install Stamped Red Icons (opens in new tab) from Google Play.
  4. Set Stamped Red Icons as your icon pack in your launcher's settings. If your launcher doesn't support icon packs, you'll either need a launcher that does or a custom shortcut creator like Awesome Icons.
  5. Long-press your app drawer icon and Edit it.
  6. Select Stamped Red icon pack to select your custom icon from. Navigate down to S for Spider-Man.
  7. Save the icon.
  8. Add a 4x1 Jack's Music Widget to the top row of the home screen. (If you home screen is wider than 4 across, resize the widget to fit.)
  9. Open Jack's Music Widget app (in the app drawer, don't tap the widget) and set the widget style to Clear.
  10. Download Spider-Man KWGT Preset and use a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab) to copy the file to the Kustom/widgets folder on your phone.
  11. Add a 4x1 KWGT (opens in new tab) to your home screen. Resize it to cover Spider-Man's web at the top of the home screen. 12.Tap the widget to configure it.

Here's how to move the items in our Spidey KWGT

  1. Tap the Exported tab of the Preset gallery.
  2. Select Spider-Man Widget.
  3. Save the widget with the floppy disc icon in the top right corner.
  4. Return to the home screen. If the widget needs any adjustment, tap the widget to re-enter the editor.
  5. To move an element left/right, tap that item in the Item list, then go to the Position tab. Adjust the XOffest (left and right) and the YOffset (up and down) as needed.
  6. Save the widget with the floppy disc icon in the top right corner.
  7. Download and copy Web Thwip Notification Tone 1 OR Web Thwip Notification Tone 3 to Notifications folder and Ultimate Spider-Man Ringtone OR Amazing Spider-Man Ringtone to Ringtones folder using a file manager app like Solid Explorer (opens in new tab).
  8. Enter Settings app. In Sounds, set Ringtone to Amazing Spider-Man Ringtone or Ultimate Spider-Man Ringtone and Notification Tone to Web Thwip 1 or Web Thwip 3. (Note: if after initially copying your sounds to these folders, they don't appear in the sound picker, reboot device and they should appear.)

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.

68 Comments
  • I'm glad these are becoming regular articles. Telling everyone that you can do really cool stuff w/ Android is all well and good, but showing them is the best. Awesome job, Ara. Tenacious D should write a song about your theming prowess. Posted via the Android Central App
  • These are always awesome! You guys do great with themes. Posted via my LG G4
  • Ara, what team are you?? Cant wait to see this movie on Thursday!!!! This is gonna be a looong work week!!
  • I'm more of an Iron Man fan, but that may change Thursday night depending on the film itself. I've made it a point to not read too much going in. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ironman is my favorite Avenger but I might have to take Cap's side just based on the situation. Damn I feel bad lol.
  • There are few winners in Civil War. Well, maybe the viewers... *goes back to reading FrostIron fanfiction* Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've have not been more pumped for a MCU film yet but I am completely stressed about the content as well. I think my suspension of disbelief is unhealthy for someone my age :)
  • ctk4949 I love your profile pic! :D
  • That black panther is tuff Posted via the Android Central App
  • Team Captain America here. The only negative is that two of my must have apps on my home dock (Nine email and Falcon Pro) don't turn red. :(
  • I subbed in the twitter icon for Talon on my phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Kick Ass with the Cap? Wrong comic! :P
  • True... But that would be a hilarious comic. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm down for a Kick Ass theme. I never read the comic but I'm a big fan of the first movie. I actually use Stand Up by Prodigy (from the Kick Ass soundtrack) as my ringtone lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • They should've kept to the comic book and have Crossbones do (you already know what) what he did originally.
  • I am going tonight to watch it. I am hoping that happens, but I doubt Marvel would allow it to happen in the movies. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Both Crossbones and Sharon Carter are in the film. Can't say much more about that without getting into spoiler territory for non-comic book readers.
  • Team wakanda Posted via the Android Central App
  • You mean #ThemeWakanda. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yup yup Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hey Ara. What about the two widgits that you have in the bottom corners of your screen? U didn't add what those are or how to add them.
  • Yeah, I left those out of the final theme instructions since they just felt a bit misbalanced, but the left one is a 1x1 1weather widget and the other is Battery Widget Reborn. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thanks Ara! Can't wait to try this out Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awesome! I've already got my ticket for Friday night and what makes the movie even more awesome is that Minneapolis Comic Con is this weekend!
  • Can you recommend an alternative to Jack's Music Widget? It crashes like crazy on my 6P.
  • The other one I use a lot and can easily theme is Material Music Komponent for KWGT. You add a blank KWGT, add the music widget as a Komponent, set the scaling and colors, and save. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have spent the last couple hours trying this and coming up with basically nothing. I have the same problem as the guy above with the widget you suggested crashing every time on my S7 Edge
  • Material Music Komponent + KWGT (you can use the free version for this) would be my next suggestion. For all my love of third party music widgets out there, there are very few of them out there to rely on without turning to KWGT or Zooper. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I couldn't figure out KWGT but I got Jack's working by giving it notification access and setting the default music app.
  • Yeah I did the same. Did you find a way to hide the album art?
  • Not b8g 9n Captain America, so these arent for me, but i love what you did her... More theme posts like this, please? Posted via the Android Central App
  • People still talk using numbers in words?
  • What is the speech or letter that is on the Black Widow wallpaper? I am trying to read it, but when I zoom in, it gets too pixilated, and can't make out some of it. Plus that red on black is a pain to read. I love the theme, just would like to know what's on it.
  • It's all quotes from the Marvel movies, like 'Regimes fall every day. I tend not to weep over that, I'm Russian... or was.' and 'Is there anything real about you?' Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too early for a Spider-Man theme from a Captain America movie. Posted via the Android Central App on my Zuk Z1. Loving it.
  • This is awesome. Girlfriend wanted that Ironman theme I put it on for her. She didnt know about launchers or anything so I had to fix it up for her. Thanks for the great sources and post!
  • Is there a scarlet witch theme? Posted via the Galaxy Note 5
  • You can probably adapt the Iron Man theme and use this wallpaper: http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2014/01/27/239119/855f83dc...
  • Nah, I wouldn't use the Golden Icons from Iron Man's theme, but Zwart icons may work. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Daaaahhhhmn Ara...Back at it again with the cool themes post.
  • Ara, In the black panther screenshot, what are the two widgets you have just above the dock? 1weather and a battery widget? Great post. I've already tried a couple out. Love the step by step you provide. Mosi
  • Yup, 1Weather and Battery Widget Reborn. I left it off the instructions because it irked my sense of balance... But somehow forgot to take them off for the heroes. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Also what launcher did you use for the black panther theme? Thanks! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I used Nova Launcher, but so long as you have a launcher that supports a decent size grid and custom icons, you should be OK. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's awesome:)
  • Ironman boo overrated. Team captain forever. Posted via the Android Central App
  • hey there..while implementing sipdey theme...i coudnt find widgets folder in my phone
    i am using samsung S4 gt-I9500 rooted....aurora mod...android 5.0.1..
    please help
  • Widgets is a subfolder of Kustom. That's why I wrote it Kustom/widgets. You have to have KWGT installed for the folders to be there. And KWGT Pro for the app to read the preset you're putting in the folder. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was #teamcap when reading the original series
    The movie has me leaning towards #teamironman
    But regardless of all of I am #teamtchalla !!!!!!!!! Great work on these
  • FINALLY!!!