Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
Easily Replace the Default Holo UI Background Images
Starting with Holo UI’s debut in Android 3.0 Honeycomb on the Motorola Xoom, Google has made great strides in bringing top-notch UI design to the platform. Better typography, flat design, and a chromeless (but still pretty) look are all now relatively commonplace thanks largely in part to Matias Duarte’s handiwork.
One aspect that hasn’t changed much over the years is the generic color gradient used in Holo Light and Holo Dark. While the gradients are generally unobtrusive and do a good job of adding a bit of flair without being over the top, some users would prefer to be able to modify the stock look in favor of something a bit… different. This is where XDA Recognized Developer xperiacle comes in.
Xperiacle developed an easy-to-use modification that lets you modify the default background images used in Holo Light and Holo Dark. You can change either to a solid color or an image of your choosing with just a few clicks (and a soft reboot if you’re changing colors rather than images).
This modification comes in the form of an Xposed module, so you must have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread) installed. However, for those who already have the framework installed, it’s really just a matter of a few clicks before you’re up and running.
Getting started is as simple as downloading the module from the original thread, installing and activating the module using Xposed Installer, and rebooting. From there, simply run the app, select which image and/or color you’d like to use, and soft reboot. Thanks to the power of Xposed, this couldn’t be any simpler.
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