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Default Settings colour change from black background to white or light colour

Is there a way, on my Samsung S4 Stock ROM 4.3, to change, under settings, the colour for the background from white on black to black on white?

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Using Settings > Accessiility > Negative Colors would in theorysolve my problem...but then this new settings applies to everywhere, to each screen, NOT ONLY to settings...this makes making pictures and movies horrible (pics have reversed colors)...

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I have vision issues, so having a black blackground and white characters causes me not to clearly see...

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I would easily switch to a cooked ROM which has the background colour for settings inverted...By the way, it seems that HTC, iPhone and most major provider choose black characters on white background.. Why then Samsung has choose the oppostite?
 
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I would easily switch to a cooked ROM which has the background colour for settings inverted...By the way, it seems that HTC, iPhone and most major provider choose black characters on white background.. Why then Samsung has choose the oppostite?
Probably because of the s4 screen type... Its amoled, so when it shows black, it actually has the pixel off, thus saving power.

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Probably because of the s4 screen type... Its amoled, so when it shows black, it actually has the pixel off, thus saving power.

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Yes, probably,. However how is it possible in the world nobody else has the glaring problem that I do experience? I do not want to give up Samsung and return to iPhone just because the apple device have white background, right? there must be a workout...

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Dear Benny

Yes, probably,. However how is it possible in the world nobody else has the glaring problem that I do experience? I do not want to give up Samsung and return to iPhone just because the apple device have white background, right? there must be a workout...

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You can blame samsung all you want but in actuality its the carrier you bought the device from, AT&T uses white background setting in most of their roms while Rogers uses Black.
Don't like the background colour, switch to a custom rom/different carriers rom and get white settings.
You can easily find out what colour the settings menus are in various roms by looking at screen shots of the rom prior to installing it.
 
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Thank you so much for your info...
Unfortunately I use a S4: it is UNLOCKED, but it is i9502 (dual SIM), and there is ONLY one cooked ROM available (from SVA, ROM 5.5). Which is excellent by the way.
It has black background.

I am very happy about the ROM. I would not want to change to another cooked ROM. And even if I want, there it NO alternative English ROM to support dual SIM i9502 Samsung S4.

Is there a way that a NON-Tech-sawy like me can accomplish the change of background from black to white or clear? Yes, I cannot do programming, but I am able to fully implement rooting procedures and I know basic Unix commands and terminal operations..

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