SUBSTRATUM Posts on XDA

Customize the Pixel Launcher on the Google Pixel 5 with Pixel Launcher Editor [Root]

The Pixel Launcher Editor is a combination of a Magisk module and Substratum theme that lets Pixel users build their own custom theme for the stock launcher on their devices. The mod was created by XDA Senior Member eg1122, and it's already available for the Pixel 3/3 XL, Pixel 3a/3a XL, Pixel 4/4 XL, and...

Extras for AA uses Substratum to heavily customize Android Auto’s in-car UI

If you've dabbled in custom themes on Android, then the name “Substratum” may ring a bell. The overlay-based theming mechanism dynamically modifies the resources of an app without actually touching the corresponding APK. Such a design makes Substratum an ideal solution to alter the UI elements of apps like Android Auto that otherwise offer very...

You can use Substratum custom themes on One UI 2.0 with Synergy

When One UI went into public beta way back in November of 2018, many were excited to start using it. It offered massive improvements in aesthetics and features, along with a system-wide dark mode. Even better, Samsung didn’t disable installing custom overlays in One UI. Sadly, around the time of the Galaxy S10 launch, Samsung...

Pixel Launcher Editor is a root mod that lets you customize the launcher on the Pixel 4, 3a, and 3

Android fans love to get apps from Pixel phones on other devices. One of those apps that we see people try to port and replicate a lot is the Pixel Launcher. The Pixel Launcher is a lightweight launcher with some Google goodies, but it's not terribly customizable. That's where Pixel Launcher Editor comes in. Pixel Launcher...

Customize the AOD color in MIUI with the Trinity Substratum theme

Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones are highly valued for their effective pricing. At the same time, their efforts to improve the software experience with their own Android overlay – MIUI – aren't hidden from anyone. With MIUI 11, Xiaomi added the "Breathing Light" feature, which, just like OnePlus' "Horizon Lighting" and Samsung's "Edge Lighting," lights up...

Make OxygenOS look more Pixel-like with the Out of Oxygen Substratum theme

OxygenOS by OnePlus is among the most loved Android interfaces. Drawing its philosophy from custom ROMs like yesteryears' most popular ROM, CyanogenMod, OxygenOS features an almost-stock Android UI with several options for customization. Over the years, little changes in OxygenOS has magnified to the extent that it now has its own iconography and peculiar design...

Substratum now supports Android 10 theming

For those of you who find Android 10's built-in theming options and system-wide dark mode a bit bare-bones, the latest beta of Substratum now supports Google's latest and greatest, provided the phone in question is rooted. I've put it through its paces on my backup phone, a OnePlus 5T running Android 10 via AOSiP and using...

Change the Android Auto background with Substratum themes

Android Auto might have lost its place in Google's priority list to Google Assistant's Driving Mode, but there are still plenty of users who remain committed to the Android Auto app. But even that commitment can get boring and drab sometimes—irrespective of the redesigned interface with the dark theme and simplified controls. If you are...

Some of the best Synergy themes for your One UI phone

Just last month, the Projekt team launched Synergy. Synergy allows you to install Substratum themes on every Samsung phone with One UI. The best part is it works without root. There are lots of themes for Substratum that support Synergy, so I thought I might as well list out some of the best themes that...

Synergy lets you use Substratum custom themes once again on Samsung’s One UI

When Samsung released its Android Pie-based software called One UI, we were big fans of its focus on one-handed ease of use and system-wide dark theme. Furthermore, unlike Android Pie builds for other devices, Samsung didn't disable installing custom overlays in One UI. Sadly, around the time of the Galaxy S10 launch, Samsung merged the...

[Update: Video] Substratum Lite launches with a faster, smaller, and more stable experience

Substratum Lite is the newest release from Projekt and they're billing it as the "most essential features, in a light package." This new version aims to be faster, smaller, and more stable, plus it already supports Android Q (in preview). The development of Substratum Lite was lead by Ivan Iskandar, one of the Substratum developers. For...

Hyperion Supreme is a new way to get all the Hyperion “Pro” features

Hyperion is a launcher made by Projekt, the same people behind Substratum. It's basically a super customizable version of the Pixel launcher with all the bells and whistles that most people expect from a 3rd-party launcher. It even has some integration with other launcher tools, such as Sesame shortcuts and Google Feed. All of these...