SUBSTRATUM Posts on XDA

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...