Samantha · Jun 18, 2013 at 05:30 am

Get the Android 4.2.2 Status Bar on Your Gingerbread-Based Samsung

There are still quite a few of folks who run Gingerbread on their devices—either because their devices have started to age a little bit, or the stability of ports of later versions is just not cutting it. However this doesn’t mean that they should be left out in the cold in terms of new functions and features, as XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor SpaceCaker has created a guide to get the Samsung Android 4.2.2 status bar and toggles on your Samsung device running Android 2.3.

SpaceCaker guides you through the necessary steps to successfully edit the .xml and .smali files within your SystemUI.apk clearly and logically, with accompanying examples of code to aid you through the way. Extra files are also needed, and these are conveniently provided by SpaceCaker in a downloadable zip file from the original post. The end result is the familiar tabbed settings and contact information in addition to the notification area with a row of quick settings lined up on the top. The settings are themed based on Samsung’s distinct lime-green UI design, although I suspect that the colors can be changed according to your own tastes with a couple simple changes of Hex values.

Third party status bar apps that essentially provide the same end result are often buggy and incompatible with earlier versions of Android. This guide offers a reliable alternative that’s also a great exercise for those who are into theming.

If you would like to give this a go, make sure to visit the original thread for more information.


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jman2131 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users.
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