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Substratum Lite will offer essential theming features in a smaller package

Substratum Lite will offer essential theming features in a smaller package

Substratum is one of the best theme engines around and was even a good option for non-rooted phones until the Android 9 Pie update stopped it from working. Even so, it's still popular in the custom

Hyperion Launcher rolls out, ready to rival top app launchers

If you like what the makers of Substratum did, you may want to look into this new app launcher: Hyperion. The app is now available for download on the Google Play Store. Developed by Projekt

You can’t have fancy themes without root in Android P: this is why

Google is definitely doing away with the Substratum custom themes. We earlier mentioned the Android P Developer Preview was nixing it and looks like the theme engine will be gone for good. These
Google confirms that rootless custom themes aren’t making a comeback in Android 9.0

Google confirms that rootless custom themes aren’t making a comeback in Android 9.0

Android Oreo was a theming wonderland. We could use Substratum to theme the entire operating system without even having to root our device. That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this
Google says that Android P Substratum theme breakage is intentional and won't be fixed

Google says that Android P Substratum theme breakage is intentional and won't be fixed

In a blow to the custom themers out there, Google has responded to the cry for Substratum "support" to return to stock Android. The verdict is that the breakage first spotted in Android P Developer
33 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games to start Memorial Day weekend

33 temporarily free and 52 on-sale apps and games to start Memorial Day weekend

Happy Friday, everyone. The Memorial Day weekend is a few hours away, so before you head out to whatever you're doing, I thought I'd get in a quick app sales roundup! Today's list has some notable

Android P Developer Preview nixes Substratum, developers officially request feature

So if you weren’t paying attention, the first Android P Developer Preview already launched almost a week ago, giving us a glimpse of what Google thinks the next Android version should look like. There
[Update: Petition, Issue tracker] Android P prevents Substratum themes from being used

[Update: Petition, Issue tracker] Android P prevents Substratum themes from being used

Update 1: 2018/03/10 3:03am PST The team behind Substratum has a petition you can sign to bring back support for custom overlays and the request has also been submitted to the Issue Tracker
Android P Apparently Blocks Substratum Theme Engine, People Aren’t Pleased

Android P Apparently Blocks Substratum Theme Engine, People Aren’t Pleased

Android users are typically of the mindset that the ability to tweak the look of the UI on their device is a very good thing. Whether that’s with official software like the ones found on LG and
Android P prevents Substratum themes from being used

Android P prevents Substratum themes from being used

Substratum is a rootless way to install custom themes on Android Oreo. When it burst onto the scene around September of last year, it instantly became a crowd favorite; people loved the ability to

CyanogenMod Theme Engine’s demise now certain, it’s Substratum all the way

One popular feature in what used to be CyanogenMod custom ROMs – now called LineageOS – was theming, and being able to basically dictate colors and fonts other visual elements on your phone’s
CyanogenMod Theme Engine is gone for good, LineageOS removes supporting code

CyanogenMod Theme Engine is gone for good, LineageOS removes supporting code

During CyanogenMod's heyday, one of the ROM's biggest features was the Theme Engine. You could download any number of themes from the Play Store to change up the entire system's look. However, the
[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win one of 100 codes for [projekt.] development team's Andromeda, the root-less Substratum add-on for Android 8.0 Oreo theming

[Update: Last day to enter] Giveaway: Win one of 100 codes for [projekt.] development team's Andromeda, the root-less Substratum add-on for Android 8.0 Oreo theming

Ever since the Android community learned that theming might be possible on Android 8.0 Oreo, we've been waiting with bated breath to try it out. Just last week the solution was finally released in the
Giveaway: Win one of 100 codes for [projekt.] development team's Andromeda, the root-less Substratum add-on for Android 8.0 Oreo theming

Giveaway: Win one of 100 codes for [projekt.] development team's Andromeda, the root-less Substratum add-on for Android 8.0 Oreo theming

Ever since the Android community learned that theming might be possible on Android 8.0 Oreo, we've been waiting with bated breath to try it out. Just last week the solution was finally released in the

Bring the AOSP status bar to your Samsung Galaxy S8 via Substratum

If you wanted to put on a non-TouchWiz look to your Samsung Galaxy S8, now would be a good time, with the popularity of Substratum shooting up. If you haven’t heard of Substratum yet, it’s basically

Andromeda is an add-on for Oreo’s Substratum, apply themes now without root

Themes and customizations are not new things in Android – in fact, manufacturers like Sony, Huawei, and Samsung have made them available in some form or another in their devices through the years. For
Andromeda brings Substratum theming to unrooted Android 8.0 Oreo devices

Andromeda brings Substratum theming to unrooted Android 8.0 Oreo devices

It took a bit over two weeks, as opposed to the promised one, but it's finally here. Substratum support for Android 8.0 Oreo, in the form of the newly released Andromeda app, has been released. It's

Demo video shows how rootless system-wide theme engine will work in Android Oreo

With all the good stuff that has come with the launch of Android Oreo, one of the more substantial features for hardcore Android users who want the ability to customize their device experience is the

Custom themes in Android 8.0 Oreo might not require rooting anymore

One of the main reasons people like Android so much is that you can customize it any way you want. And if you’re not happy with stock Android or the many different skins and theme shops Android OEMs
Developer discovers how to turn on Android 8.0's theme support without root, but it's a bit janky

Developer discovers how to turn on Android 8.0's theme support without root, but it's a bit janky

Big news today over on XDA. It would appear that the OMS support added to AOSP made its way into Android 8.0 Oreo, and the enterprising developers at XDA have figured out how to leverage the nascent