Posts From Punya Vashist

Punya Vashist
14 posts

Having an inveterate fascination with all things tech, I pursue my passion for writing as well as my passion for technology through the medium of thecyberfibre.com and XDA.

The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

Substratum 621 Re-Introduces DirectAssets Mode and Prepares for Android O Support

Substratum is a highly popular theme engine, one that you are likely familiar with if you spend any time browsing our forum looking at all the cool custom ROMs that are available. We've covered this tool many times in the past, and will likely continue to do so as the team behind the engine is...

Android Dev Weekly 001: XOSP Weeklies, BlissROM Update and Substratum News

We're glad to announce the initiation of the "Android Weekly" series, encompassing updates from all over the Android Community. We are going to go off a tangent and try something new with this series, bundling smaller updates and development news. As of now, BlissROMs, XOSP, substratum, GroundZero ROMs and ResurrectionRemix are the projects we will be...

PSA: Play Services Update Broke Titanium Backup & Substratum. Here’s a Fix.

Recently, a lot of users of certain popular root applications such as Titanium Backup and Substratum began experiencing some rather odd issues. Suddenly, Titanium Backup would become stuck at 0% when trying to restore applications, and Substratum users noticed that themes were failing to apply. Some users believed that the issue was related to USB debugging...

State of Substratum: Upcoming Re-Base, a New Website, More Features and Future Plans

What started as a small project nine months ago is now a widely-used theming medium with an ever-increasing user-base. Moreover, Substratum is still experiencing constant development, and we routinely observe new additions like "rootless subs" and "floatUI" to the Substratum family. Today, we'll talk about the state of Substratum as it now flaunts a new...

Anyone Can GitHub: Get started with File Hosting

This community is primarily focused on Android enthusiasts, but without the support of developers and their contributions the community would cease to exist. We would just become another "fanboy club." As a member of our community, you might already be aware of what GitHub is, how it works, and what functionality it offers. However, acknowledging the fact that...

Motorola Announces an Alexa Mod, a Gamepad Mod, a Wireless Charging Mod, and More

At Mobile World Congress 2017, Motorola unveiled a plethora of new additions to its Moto Mod family, including an Alexa Mod, a Gamepad Mod, and a Wireless Charging Mod. Motorola also took this time to tease a few interesting Mod prototypes to boot. During the press conference, Dan Dery, Motorola's head of Moto Mods, re-iterated the...

Shuttle Music Player is now Open Source

Music is a major part of everyone's life, and our smartphones allow us to truly enjoy our music anywhere. Over the years, Android has received a fair share of  excellent music player apps, and Shuttle Music Player has managed to stand out. Shuttle is a music player following Google's Material Design guidelines, and its listing is...

Substratum introduces FloatUI: A Per-App Theming Solution

Recently, we broke the news that CyanogenMod Theme Engine won't be making a return in LineageOS. This development is a temporary blow to the world of custom theming, as CMTE has been one of the major theming frameworks for many years now. However, it isn't the only framework that provides the ability to theme your device....

EXCLUSIVE: CyanogenMod Theme Engine Isn’t Coming Back, LineageOS to Find Replacement

XDA-Developers has always focused on developers and Android enthusiasts. Because of this, a lot of people reading this post most likely had a custom ROM running on their device at some point. And if you ever had a CyanogenMod ROM on any of your phones, chances are you are familiar with the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. CMTE used to be...

Enjoy Music Visualization on Every Screen with MUVIZ Nav Bar Audio Visualizer

Listening to your tunes while using your phone is a fairly common way to use your device. Unfortunately, if you want to listen to your music and see a visual representation of the audio playback, you would usually have to remain within the music app. That can be a bummer since it means you can't enjoy...

Experience the Dark Side of Android with Deep Darkness for Substratum

Starting out as a small modification specific to the Custom ROM 'BlissPop', Deep Darkness gained popularity to the point where XDA Recognized Themer _moelle decided to convert the modification into a full-blown Material Dark theme for the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. With 500,000 to 1,000,000 installs on the Play Store, this theme can easily be tagged as...
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