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How to get custom themes on Android 8.0 Oreo with Substratum's Andromeda and no root

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Just recently the developers of the popular Substratum theme engine have found a way to enable custom theming on any unrooted Android Oreo device. This video shows you how to get it working on your phone. Enjoy! ______________________________________________________ Android Police post: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/09/11/andromeda-brings-substratum-theming-unrooted-android-8-0-oreo-devices/ Substratum Theme Engine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.substratum Andromeda: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.andromeda Andromeda Desktop Client: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/substratum/andromeda-desktop-clients-release-notes-t3668682 Stay Up to Date with Android Oreo Substratum themes: https://plus.google.com/communities/102261717366580091389 ______________________________________________________ Want to sponsor the next Android Police video? Get in touch: videosponsor@androidpolice.com. ▶ Circle us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+AndroidPolice ▶ Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AndroidPolice ▶ Subscribe to the RSS feed at http://www.androidpolice.com/feed
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Text Comments (166)
Abhishek Prakash (21 days ago)
How is the battery life after installing this?
Efrain Gallardo (24 days ago)
Just Root the phone. Its so Easy. Dont be lazy people and google how too or watch youtube videos. Its so easy.
MıĆɧąɛٳ Bơřą (26 days ago)
I'm not getting the results with my one plus 5t... Can u suggest something?
Tech2Update (27 days ago)
Does It Affect System Updates
ÁñúrāG 444 (29 days ago)
Sir Andromeda is not connecting in Mi A1 stock android
RubenF (1 month ago)
The Google Pixel looks like a budget phone from a distance
Jana Rae (1 month ago)
I don't have a pc :(
Zuki Wolfy (1 month ago)
Will this work on my Xiaomi Mi A1 with Android 8.0?
CODEGREY 86 (1 month ago)
HELP PLEASE - I did exactly as the video said and my phone did not make one single change and I do not know why. I even made the purchase for the new dark theme for oreo but no change. Rebooted and tried multiple time. Any suggestions at all would be great. I have a Sprint - Samsung S8+. I even removed the Samsung theme as well as got off Nova and went back to stock. Thanks in advance for any help.
Pareekshit Desai (1 month ago)
Does it work on samsung S8 oreo ?
vijay kumar.g (1 month ago)
How to enable always on display via substratum theme engine on OnePlus 5t
Dan L (1 month ago)
What theme are you using?
Jonatan Suarez (1 month ago)
Whats is the option u use to theme the notification from white to black, im using galaxy S8 running Oreo thanks
Ryan Moore (1 month ago)
doeesnt work, when i hook my phone up to the computer and run andromeda the screen comes up extreamely quick then closes and andromeda doesnt open up on my phone. please help
J E (1 month ago)
V30 not compatible with andromeda?
Jes Chatham (1 month ago)
HI! What do you recommend? To pay for Andromeda or to root my device and install Substratum?? Thanks
do these work only on andoid 8
Emir Cesan (2 months ago)
How is it possible with Nougat I could restart and theme is still active but with Oreo (Samsung S8) now every time I restart I have to re-apply everything all over again. Is there a sollution because it's kinda frustrating.
Insta Videos (2 months ago)
In Next version of Google Android P with Customization and themes watch my words
CP Films (2 months ago)
What's the difference between skin and custom theme
Sagnik Bhattacharya (2 months ago)
Does it void warranty I am on MI A1 and it's on Android 8.0
Nishant Sharma (2 months ago)
Can we change nav bar like you have without root in Android Oreo ?
Jana Rae (1 month ago)
Nishant Sharma yes, the theme is called SubNa
AB Rajput (2 months ago)
After restart device same problem
rajesh jain (2 months ago)
i am not able to activate andromeda on my s8 plus as its always showing andromeda is not installed on your device on my windows pc help please
Vishal Kapoor (2 months ago)
will it work on zenui 4.0 (Asus UI)? I'm on oreo(rootless(official))?
GAURAV RAI (2 months ago)
Bro my device is connected to the computer and i have also enable usb debugging but no pop up is showing on my mobile screen for authorizing it...so my question will andromeda work without authorization???
Andrej Pravda (2 months ago)
Dont working on HTC 10!
Franck G (2 months ago)
Does it work on oneplus 5t OOS 5.0.1 (Android 8) ?
ViperConcepts. (2 months ago)
Ax3noX Maybe because the update just dropped
Franck G (2 months ago)
ViperConcepts. 🤔🙁
ViperConcepts. (2 months ago)
Ax3noX Didn't work for me, I don't know why. Followed every step but after running the start_andromeda file nothing happened on my 5T
Mr.Techie Coder (3 months ago)
How to do this kind of video making pls tell us
Piyush 202 (3 months ago)
Doesn't it work with rooted phones?
KUMARR DEEPAKK (3 months ago)
Its not working
KUMARR DEEPAKK (3 months ago)
Andromeda is not responding after opening desktop client Help ,
trap Soul (3 months ago)
Does it works in Nokia 6 Oreo Indian variant ?
Shubham Khare (3 months ago)
in my oneplus3T... it doesn't show any popup when i opn andromeda.... it doesn't respond.... wat should i do????
Shubham Khare (3 months ago)
in my oneplus3T... it doesn't show any popup when i opn andromeda.... it doesn't respond.... wat should i do????
saurabh rajput (3 months ago)
what to do???
saurabh rajput (3 months ago)
it is not working for Mi A1
Sarath Kumar (3 months ago)
how to configure the overlays for Substratum themes
Sarath Kumar (3 months ago)
Hello, i hav installed the same thems paks in my Mi A1q mobile but its not working can suggest me solutions thank you.
Sarath Kumar (3 months ago)
can you ping me 9886596165 this is my number
Sarath Kumar (3 months ago)
Yes i have tried pixel them and Sai's Oreo them and defalt dark thems
HTCDesirePro (3 months ago)
hi, i have a question, my device stated adb option not enable, how to fix this issue?
Dharmpal Singh (3 months ago)
F**k off why Google don't provide a theme engine by default so we gonna use easier theming on any device cyanogenmod AKA LOS now days abandoned theme engine too miui only for miui users that os isn't possible for every android Google is working well they improve android system ui looks so sexy and cool but lake of colors and customization. When we will get full feature rich OS for smartphone? developer of smartphones are only focused on security patches and selling application on there stores and advertise thats why users go for wrong way and screwed up with there smartphone and using rooting cracking patching brain burning and unsecured method 😤
Kvr Tejaswi (4 months ago)
what's the theme at 0:45? Please tell us....
Kvr Tejaswi (4 months ago)
what's the theme at 3:19
Menickc (4 months ago)
How do i do this on mac?????????
Sukhraj singh Saroe (4 months ago)
which light themes you are using
Majd Abokassab (4 months ago)
It doesn't said I'm connected after I unplug my usb cable
Surya Prakash (4 months ago)
Applying themes will be there any reduction of battery
DEATH (4 months ago)
Yes, but after theme has been applied, no.
whatever nevermind (5 months ago)
How to make your phone laggy and ugly. Sponsored by Substratum.
Vaibhav Luthra (5 months ago)
I'm using OnePlus 3 running oxygen os 5.0 oreo and everytime i try to run adb it Doesn't work and gives error please help
Kimali Bennett (5 months ago)
BUT MY PHONE IS ALREADY ROOTED. WHY MUST I PAY TO DO WHAT THEY USED TO Give FREE!!!
Me (3 months ago)
Kimali Bennett You don't need to purchase Andromeda if you're rooted
Kimali Bennett (5 months ago)
Jerememe oh really? They bombard me with this message every time I open the app and I have to force close and press back multiple times to get through it just to install the theme I've been using for months. You are the one whose retarded
Jerememe (5 months ago)
Kimali Bennett you are retarded
AnomalyFM (5 months ago)
Don't understand this theming at all...I installed all the apps and followed through with the steps but nothing in my ui changed except for a single lock screen icon, lol
siddiq syed (5 months ago)
hi does Andromeda work on nougat
DEATH (4 months ago)
No.
Mango Pie (5 months ago)
my xperia xz1 is not rooted and I tried removing the cable as shown in the video but the andromeda says it needs to be connected to desktop client to function with substratum. I cannot use it without connecting my phone to PC.
# # (6 months ago)
Can these commands be ran in our phones only...(through and terminal emulator or something)
# # (6 months ago)
Every time boot PC ......really!??
Tiger Shroff (6 months ago)
We can do this without andromeda. Andromeda do nothing it just run adb commands.
Piyush Pal (6 months ago)
I have downloaded the andromeda substratum unreleased apk, but it is not opening. Please help.
Jônâthân Rdгgz (6 months ago)
DURA LA BATERIA CON LAS ROM AOSP?
Jatin Verma (6 months ago)
Which substratum themes you were using in this video! I want to know the name of theme which themed your play store(with black title bar and white others things) also which theme themes your Instagram with that beautiful navbar)?
omiTech (6 months ago)
https://youtu.be/vPETuycQ6z4 Let's root Android O ( magisk manager)
David Doss (7 months ago)
Is this going to disable Android pay, or increase security risks or anything like that?
Jeremy Whyte (1 month ago)
David Doss Substratum with Andromeda is a unrooted alternative. It only makes you turn on usb debugging and does not alter any security settings so Android pay will work normally.
muhd yunus Hafeez (7 months ago)
does anybody know how can i clear my cache files on android 8.0 or android O? cant find the cache files section now.....
Rukami Katochi (3 months ago)
You can clear the cache of each indidvidual app by going to App Settings > All Apps > whatever app you choose > Storage > Clear Cache However that's incredibly time consuming and annoying and I would like to just have one button for all of it again.
Raian Levy (7 months ago)
Sooo worth it. Makes my 6P feel like new! And it's not 2.49, it's 1.99!
Adit Thakur (7 months ago)
Will this work on one plus 3T when oreo arrives on op3T?
joe joannaas (7 months ago)
Andromeda not connecting in my nexus 6p Oreo
vaibhav singhavi (7 months ago)
I would definitely try once oero is released for OnePlus 3t
NC MUSICS (7 months ago)
Is there any option for samsung marshmallow devices?
patel arpit (7 months ago)
All theme list that you used
shaban khan (7 months ago)
Hii! I am unable to connect andromeda mobile to pc please help me out asap.
Cường Lê (7 months ago)
What's the theme at 3:19 ?
awais ahmed (7 months ago)
Google should give us a proper theme engine for developers and consumers. This is 2 fiddly and not much of a solution.
Rohith Kumar (7 months ago)
Samsung phones have these themes on theme store, why doesn't Google have something like that.
Kimali Bennett (5 months ago)
Rohith Kumar because substratum can literally theme every single app on your phone
Shaun (7 months ago)
What camera do you film your videos with? It looks amazing
Jose Torres (7 months ago)
I'm using compound and I am enjoying it
Rahul Mallah (7 months ago)
That's a good solution for Non Rooted Users who don't want to root their Android Oreo devices
Albert Itauma (7 months ago)
This is life Changing
Julio Aconcha Martinez (7 months ago)
All was good till: you'll lose your theme settings if you reboot (aka run out of battery). Then you have to do the "plug to laptop" process again..... Nah, if it is not fully mobile independent/native, not interested. Thanks for the info though
Henny Roggy (7 months ago)
Julio Aconcha Martinez Dude... The theme didn't change. You will just not be able to change it again until you reboot and reconnect...
Erik Leypoldt (7 months ago)
Nothing Changes for me, even when its installed correctly and says connected. I installed a nav bar theme, worked once now it wont change at all, even when I try multiple times. Any help? Oreo and Pixel XL.
David Slawotsky (7 months ago)
No, just to install. If it's installed go to Settings>Display>Device Theme (it appears again)
Jose Torres (7 months ago)
You don't loose the theme I done this multiple times, only time you need to re-establish a connection with your pc is when you want to change your theme.
ffsBorthwick (7 months ago)
Fuck my pc don't work I can't do this
Erik Leypoldt (7 months ago)
Hi, two questions, If I have a theme installed does it override my Nova Launcher setup, or integrates with it? How does it work? Also what are the nav bar themes you are using? Can you hide the nav bar in these themes? Thanks
Henny Roggy (7 months ago)
Erik Leypoldt Yes, as long as it supports theming Nova Launcher ;)
AWESOM3king (7 months ago)
Lol or just root, really it takes less steps
Henny Roggy (7 months ago)
AWESOM3king and is less secure...
Michael Mendoza (7 months ago)
Substratum works on s8 too.
Brodie Dooley (7 months ago)
Isn't google working on actual theming?
Char G (7 months ago)
#Substratumplz 😍
punya vashist (7 months ago)
Char G the substratum team is the real deal!
Hexlattice (7 months ago)
Awesome! Thanks for the video!
Farchan Rifai (7 months ago)
What's the theme at 3:19 ?
kamlesh soluchan (4 months ago)
Farchan Rifai bello
Watching Vids (7 months ago)
Hey, this question I have doesn't have anything to do with this video. I have Galaxy s j3 and I'm trying to factory reset. When I first purchase this phone is made up a Samsung account now I need to know the password to the account to factory reset this phone any advice. you guys can give me.
CapableDErP (7 months ago)
You probably can do it through ADB
Watching Vids (7 months ago)
CapableDErP I made the account up, it doesn't exist
CapableDErP (7 months ago)
Columbus Washington reset your samsung account password
Jakeykerr (7 months ago)
Does anybody know what dangers there are to this, because I rooted my last phone. Themed it and it broke it completely
Onur GÖKALP (2 months ago)
ı know that
Luke Taylor (7 months ago)
This doesn't involve rooting your phone. You won't encounter those issues running Andromeda.
Brian R (7 months ago)
andromeda is incompatible with my devices which are both running nougat roms :P
Francisco Mendez (7 months ago)
what's the theme at 0:01?
HowToMen (7 months ago)
It's called Outline: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.schnettler.outline
LaShun (7 months ago)
i went with swift black theme. looks dope on pixel XL
LaShun (7 months ago)
71c grey.
DEATH (7 months ago)
Which accent colour?
Chris Bradshaw (7 months ago)
Is there any affect on battery life or performance?
JOSHZOL (7 months ago)
My screen on time has dropped to 3 hours from 4 on Nexus 6p, but most people don't seem to get this. I've tried with a clean install of Android but same happens as soon as I install a theme.
Jose Torres (7 months ago)
Chris Bradshaw I haven't noticed any on my pixel so I would say no I get the same sot
Will Komba (7 months ago)
what's the theme at 0:01?
HowToMen (7 months ago)
It's called Outline: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.schnettler.outline
Mitchell Hang (7 months ago)
I wish Andromeda was free. I'm broke.
originalarmo (7 months ago)
Google Opinion Rewards
Pixel (7 months ago)
Mitchell Hang $2.......
siko182 (7 months ago)
Nexus 5x and Windows 7 here. Running the batch file doesn't do anything for me. The Andromeda app still says disconnected. Any ideas on how to fix this?
siko182 (7 months ago)
iod Great, thank you! :)
iod (7 months ago)
Elaborate: http://lifehacker.com/the-easiest-way-to-install-androids-adb-and-fastboot-to-1586992378 Download: https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools.html You may want to google how to use it afterwards. Because if it's not setup properly(it's not hard at all) the tools mentioned in this video won't work. Enable adb debugging on phone in Developer options.
siko182 (7 months ago)
Joshua Valvi Hey thanks! 👍 Could you elaborate a lot on what you mean by download adb? Or could you direct me to a site that explains that?
Joshua Valvi (7 months ago)
install adb and enable adb on phone
Ben (7 months ago)
How did you get Night Light in the swipe down quick menu?
Pixel (7 months ago)
Ben Pixel only feature
haziq (7 months ago)
alined is a really nice theme
Mohammed Kamal (7 months ago)
R u going to pixel event 4th of October ????
Artem Russakovskii (7 months ago)
We are.
thejackofclubs (7 months ago)
1:05 lieberry :D
Camilo Montaño (7 months ago)
Works anything on LineageOS 15?
Nt0G (7 months ago)
Camilo Montaño It should work on any Oreo based ROM.
TwistyTrev (7 months ago)
Still using winrar in 2017... Nice
Kevin Holmberg (2 months ago)
Everybody uses it
Hassan Saeed (2 months ago)
TwistyTrev I do too
Daman Lamba (7 months ago)
Such a weird peace at the end of video
Shubham Mhashelkar (7 months ago)
Daman Lamba PHEEACE
Daman Lamba (7 months ago)
Zhariff Danny yeah!!
Zhariff Danny (7 months ago)
Mkbhd's peace is better lol
Daman Lamba (7 months ago)
Randomizer yeah.... Gesture typing ☹️☹️
Randomizer (7 months ago)
PEACE!!

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