Originally Posted by ethereal_mist
I tired that too. Didn't work.
I finally found the solution...had to remove this line from build.prop to get kitkat transparent status bar turned on: ro.config.low_ram=true
Or you can configure it in Settings->Performance-> Force high-end graphics[ENABLE it] and Reboot the device
If you don't see 'Performance' option in Settings, then goto Settings->About Phone, Tap 'Build Number' option for 6 times, you'll enable Performance Option