The day is finally here when you can install a custom theme on your Android device without a custom ROM or root access. Android is well known for the level of customizability it offers. You can practically change just about anything on your Android device. Additionally, if you have root access, there are many new doors open for you to install Substratum themes on Android Oreo.
It has been quite some time since the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo and the XDA-Developers team has been working pretty hard to come up with many amazing custom ROMs and other tinkered applications to make your experience much more enjoyable.
One reason is Substratum theme supported on Lineage 15.0 ROM for Oreo. Although it is not yet available for all the devices, you need not to wait for long to get it to your smartphone.
Every day we came to know about amazing thing about it and this post is going to unveil another fact about Android Oreo and i.e. Substratum themes on Android Oreo without root.
So below is a lecture to show how to install new rootless Substratum and then use the theme engine to install custom Substratum themes on Android Oreo. But before kicking off, there will be some requirements to start the tutorial in details.
Requirements to install Substratum themes on Android Oreo 8.0
Before you can successfully install substratum theme on any Android Oreo, there are some certain requirements you need to meet. Without these at your hand, you might not be able to achieve the aim of this tutorial. These are:
1: Download Substratum Theme manager app from the Play Store.
2: You need Andromeda add-on which is a paid app
3: You also need the desktop client of Andromeda. Download here for Windows.
Now that you have these at your disposal, you are at a step closer to the real job. But before then, you need to set Andromeda add-on so as to install substratum themes on Android Oreo. Here are the complete steps to set Andromeda add-on working on your Android Oreo without Rooting.
1: Setup ADB and fast boot on your PC
2: Activate or enable USB debugging on your Android device.
(a) Go to device Settings ===> System ===> About phone.
(b) Tap on build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options.
(c ) Go back to System settings and select Developer options.
(d) Once in Developer options menu, scroll down a bit and you will see USB debugging, turn it ON.
3: Open Andromeda add-on you installed. As you open the app, it will show a pop-up displaying “Disconnected” status.
4: Now it is time to connect your phone to your PC. You should allow USB debugging permission on PC if it is asked.
5: Then unzip the Andromeda client files for your Computer and put them in a separate folder.
On my own case, my PC runs on windows, here is how I do it.
Windows: Look for the start_andromeda.bat file. This will open a command window screen on your PC. Press the Enter key. This will authorize Andromeda to work on your phone without PC. As you can see, this is very easy and simple. But do follow it as explained above.
6: If the script applied properly, the Andromeda app should show “Connected” status on your phone.
How to install Substratum themes on Oreo without root
Now it is time for the real work, you have learnt what to do in other to install substratum themes on android Oreo 8.0 under the requirements. Therefore I happy to inform you that, you are ready for the real work, that is, install substratum themes on android Oreo.
1: First thing, you need to select a Substratum theme(s) that you like. Keep in mind, the theme should be OMS-supported, if not, it will not work properly as you planed. Themes that have Legacy or PRO in the description will not work for you.
2: Now that you have installed the, go to the Substratum app and select the theme. You can tap the toggle button to manually de-select overlays of the buggy.
3: Now, it is time to scroll down to the floating icon, then tap on it and select Build & Enable. This should apply the new theme.
Finally on install Substratum themes on Android Oreo
This is how to install Substratum themes on Android Oreo without root. Enjoy the new eye-candy.
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