• Android P Copies Substratum Theme, Blocks Installation of Actual Substratum Themes



    This isn't a screenshot of Android P, but it might as well be. The image is actually from the Play Store listing for the Flux White Substratum Theme. I was a big fan of the original Flux for Cyanogen not so long ago, and Google could certainly do worse than to copy this particular designer's fine efforts.

    Feel free to compare what you see above with some screenshots of the actual developer preview from Android Police. The resemblance is uncanny, isn't it? It's also perhaps a little bit ironic, because according to XDA custom overlaysóincluding Substratum themesócan no longer be used with Android P, at least in its current state.

    The last time I had checked on Substratum it required root, but apparently there is also a rootless variant. It doesn't ultimately matter because root access to your device won't help you anyway, thanks to changes Google has made to a file called framework.jar

    Custom ROMs will likely be able to patch this file, and there might soon be a Magisk module that does the same. But if you're running a stock ROM that doesn't already support theming, prepare to be blinded by Android P.

    Sources: Android Police, reddit, XDA

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