Will Verduzco · May 12, 2014 at 05:00 am

Add Real-Time CPU Information to Your Status Bar

A few weeks back, we talked about a mod that allows users to stylize their status bars by adding customizable color gradients. While capable of delivering quite a unique and interesting look, this modification was purely for aesthetic purposes. Now, we’re here to present yet another status bar tweak, but this one’s more than just cosmetic.

If you’ve ever wanted to monitor your device’s CPU state from the status bar, you can now do so. This tweak, just like the previous stats bar gradient modification, comes courtesy of XDA Recognized Themer mariozawa. Just like the previous modification, this is essentially a DIY project rather than a simple application. In addition to installing the supplied APK, you need to decompile your SystemUI.apk file and replace some smali code.

Once all of the instructions are followed, you end up with a customizable CPU info area in the left hand portion of your status bar. This shows both clock speed and governor, though either can be disabled.

To get started, head over to the guide thread and get cracking.


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