HOW TO: Replace the Default Font

This guide shows you how to replace the default Android font (Droid Sans) with a custom font of your choosing.

Requirements

  1. A rooted HTC Desire
  2. The font package zip file – link
  3. The font changer .apk file – link

Installation

  1. Copy the font-package.zip file to your SD card
  2. Reboot your phone in recovery mode – instructions below if you don’t know how:
    • Using adb: type in Command Prompt/Terminal: adb reboot recovery
    • Using Boot Control widget: click the widget and select Recovery console
    • Manually: turn off your phone.  Turn on your phone holding the power key down.  Select recovery from the menu that appears
  3. Select install zip from sd card and select the font-package.zip file
  4. Once the install is complete restart your phone.
  5. Install the Font Changer apk file (instructions here if you don’t know how)

How to Change Font

  1. Run Font Changer. You’ll be presented with a list of fonts that you can choose from
  2. Select a font that you like and a preview will appear
  3. If you’re happy press Yes, then press Yes again when prompted to restart your phone
  4. When it’s restarted you’ll see that the system font will have changed to your selection!

How to Revert back to the Default Font

  1. Download the font-reset.zip file from here
  2. Copy the file to SD card
  3. Reboot into recovery and install the font-reset.zip file. Restart phone
  4. Uninstall Font Changer from your applications

Credits

martino2k6 for the font changer apk and update.zip files (link)