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“Complete One UI Project” is a Substratum overlay pack to fix annoyances in Samsung’s Android Pie software

Samsung's One UI brings together several refinements, as well as Android Pie, to the custom UX present on Samsung devices. As a successor to Touchwiz and Samsung Experience, One UI brought features like improved usage with one-hand, a system wide dark theme and more, most of which we largely appreciated in our review for the...

Samsung Galaxy S10 may not be able to use custom themes from Swift Installer or Substratum

Samsung's latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S10, puts together the best of what the company has achieved in consumer-ready hardware and software into a smartphone that will give competitors some sleepless nights. The Galaxy S10 offers the best Samsung experience yet, made possible by 10 years worth of effort in this segment. Despite all of its...

One UI update quietly blocks Substratum/Swift Installer on the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8

Back when the first Android P Developer Preview was first released, there was a lot of controversy among enthusiasts about the latest version blocking custom overlays (themes) from being installed. Enthusiasts hoped that this was a bug but, it was confirmed by Google to be a security measure. Since the code responsible for blocking custom overlays is...

Custom themes already possible on Samsung Experience 10 ahead of Android Pie beta

In Android Pie, Google blocked custom substratum themes from being installed without root. Users were outraged but Google claimed that it was for security reasons that they blocked the install. Apps like Substratum still have ways to install themes on Android Pie, but it requires root. On Samsung Experience 10, though, the Substratum team was...

Hyperion is a new launcher by the makers of Substratum

Some XDA users—especially theme aficionados—will agree that Substratum has been one of the best things to happen to Android development in years. With the demise of the CyanogenMod theme engine, the community needed an alternative. Substratum isn't perfect, but it can be used on pretty much every unrooted Android Oreo device and rooted Android Pie device....

Customize the Always on Display on the OnePlus 6/5T/5

OnePlus smartphones are subject to some of the most creative modifications on our forums. With a huge amount of custom ROMs available, OnePlus-specific Magisk modules, and more, it's clear that these devices are a favorite for development. Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member Udzi, you can customize the Always on Display on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus...

Substratum Hub

If you're interested in giving your Android phone a brand new look, there are few tools as powerful as Substratum. With just a few simple steps, you can completely change the look of the UI on your device. This hub has everything you need to get started with Substratum. What is Substratum? Substratum is a theming tool...

Get Status Bar Clock Tweaks for Android P [Root]

I for one have not been a fan of how Google has handled certain parts of Android P. They could have done the navigation gestures much better, and I feel they could have handled the placement of icons and information in the status bar better for notched displays. It may take time to get used...

Pluvius themes system UI and accent color based on the wallpaper [Giveaway]

With Android 8.0 Oreo, Google introduced Sony's native theme framework called the Overlay Manager Service (OMS.) Overlays can be built to target the resources of any application, including the SystemUI and Android framework, and override them with their own values. This allows us to theme almost any part of Android to our liking on Android...

Custom themes now possible on rooted Android P devices with Substratum

Android P's user interface changes were initially met with some controversy (mostly due to perceived similarities with iOS and obvious accommodations for devices with notched displays), but it seems that the criticisms have died down some as people have gotten used to the changes. There's one missing feature that Android enthusiasts have begging for over...

Rootless custom themes on Android P are over as Google confirms restrictions are intended

Android P (Android 9.0) is an exciting release for Android enthusiasts because of the many changes it's bringing to the user interface and user experience. Thanks to Google's work on Project Treble, the latest Android release is available in beta for not only the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2 devices but also phones like...

Substratum’s rootless theme plugin for Android Oreo is half-off for 5 days

Substratum is one of the most popular Android modding tools available today. There's a huge community of talented people who have created awesome themes and mods. Now that a majority of new devices are running Android Oreo, you'll be required to purchase the Andromeda add-on to use Substratum. It will be on sale for 50%...