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Top Substratum Themes for May Part 2

In a previous post we featured the best Substratum themes for May. This is mainly because a lot of time and effort gets put into creating one of these UI tuners. After doing some digging, though, some more amazing themes emerged. Outline Next is Outline, a theme that really needs to get more recognition. It's that good. The...

Google May Finally Enable Custom Themes Built on Sony’s RRO Framework

In case you aren't already aware, Google has released the second Android O Developer Preview (Android O DP2) during yesterday's I/O event. We've already done a deep dive into everything new we've found thus far, but there was one thing about DP2 that was bugging me. Everyone who received the beta update or manually flashed...

Best Substratum Themes for May

If you're a fan of Substratum then you're not going to want to miss these picks for the best themes this May. You can also find tons of new themes in the Android Themes XDA forum. Flux Flux theme for Substratum is designed with pixel perfect precision to give your phone a completely new modern look and feel!...

OTGSubs Lets You Create and Package Substratum Themes Directly on a Phone or Tablet

Substratum is an incredibly popular theming system for smartphones and tablets running compatible firmware. It has evolved from Sony's RRO framework and used to be called Layers until it evolved into the Substratum project that we know of today. We've talked about Substratum on multiple occasions here on XDA and have even produced a few...

Theming App Elements with Substratum

In this XDA TV video, Rawad continues his series of tutorials related to Substratum theming. Previously we learned how to create a simple substratum theme and how to customize icons. In this video you will learn how to change the color of a specific element within an app. Visit the XDA Themes forum for more Substratum...

Latest Substratum Update Adds Full Android O Theming, Dynamic Refresh Mode and More

There have been a lot of changes happening with Substratum lately, but Android O support has been highly anticipated. An update pushed out last month showed the team was preparing to add support, but we didn't know when the update would be rolled out to the public. Yesterday, it was announced that the latest version of...

Android Dev Weekly 002: Arise, XOSP, Substratum News and Giveaway!

The first iteration of the Android Dev Weekly series focused on the achievements of Substratum, updates from BlissROMs, the discontinuity of revision-based updates for XOSP, the feature of ResurrectionRemix on the OnePlus forums and updates from PureNexus. The goal of this series is to bridge the gap between users and the developers, and we've got great news...

The DNA Dark theme for Substratum

DNA Dark is a highly customizable, free Substratum theme that probably contains most of what your device needs. Not only does it sport a fancy dashboard (through which you can report bugs), but it also includes custom boot animations, fonts, and more. The theme religiously follows Google's Material Design guidelines and has two versions of the...

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...