SUBSTRATUM Posts on XDA

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...

OnePlus 3T Setup: Tips and App Suggestions to Get the Most out of Your Device

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are have become some of the most developer-friendly devices of their generation, but even with such a wide array of ROMs and Mods available it's easy to get stuck in the same routine when it comes to setting up your device. Having used many of the ROMs available for the 3T, this is my...

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...

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....

Substratum to Work on Custom ROMs without Root Soon

Earlier this week, Nicholas Chum from the Substratum team uploaded a few screenshots that gave us a glimpse at an upcoming feature for the popular theme engine. What we saw are four screenshots that showed the theme engine installed on a custom ROM with its own Customization option within the main Settings application. We saw...

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...

An Interview with some of the Team Behind the Substratum Theme Engine

Android Nougat-based custom ROMs have become commonplace for many devices in the months since its first public release for Nexus devices. Due to the myriad of changes that are made in each new version of Android, it takes some time for development teams to refactor their existing work into the new version of Android. So while some...

Theme Your Phone With Substratum

Substratum is one of the hottest theme engines out right now. This video is a bit of an introduction to this theme engine and an explanation of what it can do. Follow our expanding playlist of videos focused on homescreen design here.   Follow the official thread on the XDA forums. Download Substratum on the Play store here:

Meet Substratum, the Future of Theming That’ll Take over Layers

Layers has seen a gradual rise to power, becoming a feasible and potent replacement for the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. Layers builds up on the RRO framework developed by Sony as it allows more complex resource switching and the possibility to theme more elements than RRO originally did. To further its own work on the RRO, Sony worked...