Android Oreo Will Receive Rootless, System-Wide Theme Support Within 1 Week
With every new release of Google’s Android OS, there are fewer reasons for most users to root their devices. However, among the remaining users who still choose to root their devices, one of the most commonly cited reasons is to enable system-wide theme support. Typically, this is managed via the Substratum theme framework ever since the unfortunate demise of the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. Over time, the team behind Substratum worked hard to include support for more devices by incorporating Substratum support at the ROM level so it could run without root access. And now, the team has taken the project beyond what any of us could have imagined by bringing full system-wide theme support without root for any Android Oreo device.
To give you an idea of just how incredible of a development this is, consider that the following will now be possible without root:
- Theming of the Android Framework and Android System UI, as well as any other system applications. (A lot of you are going to love having a dark theme available, finally!)
- Theming of any third-party application
- Custom fonts for third-party applications
- Many other modifications such as a status bar center-clock mod
The app will be a paid app though and you will need to run an ADB command to work this magic.
|Exclusive: Android Oreo Will Receive Rootless, System-Wide Theme Support Within 1 Week
Google's latest Android Oreo release already has native theme support built-in, and thanks to the Substratum theme engine it's coming in 1 week.