As you probably remember, in my column I describe the most interesting applications for which normal (full) functioning Root rights are needed. So the module for Xposed "Tinted Status Bar" was no exception.
Due to the addition of the dynamic status bar in the latest versions of Android (the top panel changes color depending on the application), the Tinted Status Bar application has again become popular (this happened first when adding a similar function in iOS 7).
Installation of this module is carried out in the same way as with all modules of the Xposed Framework (install, of course, Xposed, then the module, and then activate it in the Xposed settings).
The application itself has a simple interface (I will describe the English version, because I use it).
The first few points are “thanks to the developers”, “donations”, etc. ) The 4th is the “Download plugins” section, where you can download ready-made solutions for individual applications (I have only three plugins there: for Google Chrome, Instagram and Snapchat).
Scrolling below you will find the item “Overlay mode” - there you can adjust the gradient, i.e. dimming at the top of the screen, making the bar status less uniform.
In principle, immediately after installation, the Tinted Status Bar is ready to fulfill its main goal - however, not everything is so simple. The program can replace the status bar color, but not always true. For example, the application is executed in white, or when using the launcher you want to achieve transparency.
To make the status bar transparent we need:
- Mandatory Xposed Availability
- We go to the item "Per app tints"
- We are waiting for all your applications to load (maybe it's just me)
- Find your launcher (in this case, Nova Launcher)
- Click on it
- Then you need to click on the first line. It says "All activities, below settings override this"
- Here you need to select the window, which is marked in red in the screenshot below:
- Now, for transparency, we prescribe 8 zeros.
- If you are not comfortable with auto color matching in any application, then we follow the same scheme (but instead of the launcher, select the desired application) and instead of setting zeros with the slider, select the desired color.
- Then click “Apply”
So, friends, you can bring your device a little closer to the new Android Lollipop, if there is no update on your smartphone.
See you, dear readers!