So, Android 5.0 Lollipop AOSP code has been released. The CyanogenMod development teams are building off of that code to make CM 12.0, but that process will take a few months. So, what’s a body to do in the meantime? After all, deferred gratification is the insidious crippler of youth.
I installed the theme in M12, went into System settings -> Themes -> Theme packs, selected Lollipop and then the items that I wanted to use from it, then rebooted per the instructions. It worked like a charm.
So, I’m not running Lollipop but my GS3 looks like it. I’m not sure how thrilled I am with the whole Material Design look, but I’m getting used to it. The system font is nice, but a tad smaller than the KitKat default. The icons are OK. Some of the animations seem gratuitous, like the mini-swipe across a soft button when tapping it. The overall look seems “flatter” than KitKat, but that’s just my first impression.
So, if you want an early Lollipop look, try IdeaL’s theme. So far, no issues.