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16th March 2014, 07:39 AM |#2  
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[Guide] [Mod] How to make any gingerbread or cm7 status bar transparent

There's two ways to make the statusbar bar Transparent and I'll post them both

One way works with any gingerbread rom (deodex & rooted) and one with cyanogen 7.
I have not tried it on ics or jelly bean but you can try (for people who stumble across this thread who are not galaxy y users) ..

Please dont ask for support unless you are using a custom rom on galaxy y.
Any other phones please goto your own phone forum for support.

You also need a launcher that is capable of transparency .
Adw works but you need to disable wallpaper hack in settings .
Holo launcher works.
any other launcher if it doesn't work look in it's settings & try & disable wallpaper hack or manage internally .

1-)Method one for non cm
You need apk tool installed - if you don't know how to use it see marcussmith2626's guide here --
Once you have decompiled SystemUI.apk using apk tool goto res/layout Open status_bar.xml in notepad

1.Find the following line

< android:orientation="vertical" android:background="#000000" android:focusable="true" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants"
Notice android:background is normally a hexadecimal value or it could be an @drawable value
either way change it to the following

< android:orientation="vertical" android:background=" @drawable/nameofpng" android:focusable="true" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants"
Notice that android:background is now a @drawable value

2.Detete the space between the " and the @
(the is because the forum has changed the @ to mentions and I cant work out how to stop it doing it)

3.Change nameofpng to the name of your transparent background image (just the name - do not include the file extension .png)

4.Place this image with the same name as the @drawable value in res/drawable-ldpi
(of course other devices might be in mdpi or hdpi)

5.Recompile and sign apk
Put in a flashable zip and flash with system mounted

6.You can download and use the pngs in the attachment (for ldpi like galaxy y) or create your own
To create a transparent status bar image just take a non Transparent one and edit it in a photo application to make it Transparent (make sure image dimensions stay the same and is for your phone resolution)

2-)Method two for cm7

Note you will need apk tool installed and notepad++ installed

1.Download the patcher tool by Z25

2.Unzip the contents to a folder

3.Place your SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk in files_to_patch

4.Run patcher.bat

5.Select status bar tweaks and enable only transparent status bar

6.Edit the smali file as described in the text file that pops up

7.Select option build and sign

8.Select option to create zip files

You now have a zip file called

Flash this in cwm to enable transparency

To actually make it Transparent you need to apply a theme with a transparent status bar
First disable wallpaper hack from adw launcher settings

Then either download a transparent Theme from playstore for theme chooser and apply in theme chooser
Or create your own theme

Goto UOT kitchen
1.Take cyanbread.apk from the app folder of your cm7 rom & place on pc (or any other Theme Chooser Theme you wish to make transparent) 
2.Rename it to what you want to call theme 
3.Upload it to kitchen (under cm7 theme in file upload) 
I4.n status bar tweaks set background transparency to around 70% Transparent and any other settings you need like carrier or footer - don't forget to generate preview once done 
5.Make sure you have selected ldpi in statusbar tweak settings and ldpi/mdpi for theme chooser preview in file upload (other devices may vary)           and in file upload change update binary to galaxy 
6.Then goto summary section 
7.If everything is green create the theme 
8.If not make sure you have clicked generate preview on status bar tweaks 
   kitchen will then create theme for you
Once it's done download it flash in cwm with system mounted & then apply it in theme chooser

here are some of the statusbar my marcussmith2626--
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