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16th April 2014, 02:02 PM   |  #1  
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Seems like a weird "problem" for me. I like Nova very much and configured Blinkfeed as a swipe gesture in it. Thats enough for my Sense needs.
But the inbuilt gradient just works with Prism Launcher / Blinkfeed, in Nova I have a half transparent black background most of the time, but sometimes it is a gradient.

Sometimes (and how I would like to have it) is the first atteched picture. Most of the time (and how I don't like it) is the second picture.


Does anyone have a 3rd Party Launcher like Nova running with gradient navigation bar? What could be my problem?

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18th April 2014, 09:44 AM   |  #2  
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Today I deactivated / deinstalled everything that could interfere the gradient navigation bar (Xposed etc.), still no luck.

I hate this semi-transparent BG!
18th April 2014, 06:46 PM   |  #3  
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yes i have the same problem doing my head in
19th April 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #5  
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yes i have the same problem doing my head in

The solution is in the link in the Post above yours.

- Do a backup
- Check if there is an image called "navigation_background_transparent.9.png" in /res/drawable-xxhdpi/ inside SystemUI.apk, which is NOT gradient but fullcolored
- Replace it with the image attached
- Push modified SystemUI.apk back to System
- Wipe cache/dalvik and Reboot
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Originally Posted by shorty1483

The solution is in the link in the Post above yours.

- Do a backup
- Check if there is an image called "navigation_background_transparent.9.png" in /res/drawable-xxhdpi/ inside SystemUI.apk, which is NOT gradient but fullcolored
- Replace it with the image attached
- Push modified SystemUI.apk back to System
- Wipe cache/dalvik and Reboot

i think the different colour at the bottom on the lock screen would annoy me more lol
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i think the different colour at the bottom on the lock screen would annoy me more lol

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22nd April 2014, 06:20 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shorty1483

The solution is in the link in the Post above yours.

- Do a backup
- Check if there is an image called "navigation_background_transparent.9.png" in /res/drawable-xxhdpi/ inside SystemUI.apk, which is NOT gradient but fullcolored
- Replace it with the image attached
- Push modified SystemUI.apk back to System
- Wipe cache/dalvik and Reboot

dude teach me ! i have been looking for a way to do this . i see you explained it but if you would please explain in a little more detail ??? i dont know about updater scripts and what not . can you walk me through the process and maybe tell me if i have to download an app from the playstore to assist me or something ? please tell me how to do this step by step if you have the time to help out.

where do i find the nav background ? use root explorer or something ? i need this that dumb navbar tint is annoying me . the only way to not see it is to have a solid black wallpaper
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Easier solution !!!

I have the same exact problem with Google Now Launcher installed on my M8 !
The weird thing is that when I am on BlinkFeed Launcher the navbar is totally transparent , but when I switch to GNL it is getting that darkish tint to it. I mean so far wherever I installed the GNL (with KitKat) the navbar was as transparent as it should be.

I just read the post by shorty1483 here and also in the ViperOneM forum and looked at the results. I should say that it's a nice solution, but as I see here from some of the responses, a bit complicated to follow.
So here is an easier solution to this problem with a similar result.

So if you are ready to modify some system data in order to achieve the desired transparent result I am assuming that you have your phone rooted (Unlocked, S-off,,,) . So then you can very well go and install the Xposed Framework and then install and activate a module called "Translucent Style", where you will have several options to choose from for your navbar, but the only options which give the desired effect are the once which have the KitKat name in it "KitKat gradient " , "KitKat gradient dark", "KitKat gradient light",, so choose one of this and you are good to go.
Note: one of the requirements for this mod is to have BusyBox installed !
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