Liven up Your Notification Icons by Animating them with LiveIcons

Liven up Your Notification Icons by Animating them with LiveIcons

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We usually see quite a bit of Android customization in a few select elements of the UI, such as the lock screen, status and navigation bars, and home launcher. However, one of the areas we’ve not seen many people delve into is device animation, particularly with regards to animated notification icons. Perhaps it’s a little too insignificant for anyone to notice, or maybe it just never came across people’s minds, but animated notification icons might be a really fun part of Android customization that no one’s really considered.

With this said, XDA Senior Member hulgo has developed an Xposed module called LiveIcons that animates your Android device’s notification icons. As of right now, the module allows you to replace your current still SMS icon with either of two animated icons called ‘Breathing’ and ‘Flip’. The module is compatible with any Android device running any ROM that uses the AOSP messaging app with the package name com.android.mms.

Hopefully in the future we’ll see more icons and options introduced to LiveIcons in the future, as it is definitely a fun module that has a lot of potential. If you would like to give this a go, contribute to the module, or check out the development progress, head over to the LiveIcons module thread for more information.