ROMs with Transparent Status Bar Option
Status bar transparency is the latest Android craze. Many people want it but aren't sure where to get it. This guide is here to help you find ROM's that have the transparent status bar mod enabled out of the box.
(If I've missed any ROM's that include transparency please don't hessitate to let me know in this thread and I'll add it to the first post. I am trying to build a complete list. If I leave a ROM off it's just an oversite or I didn't realize the missing ROM had the feature)
Touch Wiz ROM's
All TouchWiz ROM's should have status bar transparency as the stock ROM includes is all all variants of TW ROMs are based on the stock ROMs. (I never use TW ROMs so I can't verify this. If it's wrong please let me know)
Should you find a TW ROM that doesn't include transparency options, akapaul26 has a mod for so you can try to add it yourself. Click here.
All Android 4.2 based ROMs should theoretically be able to add status bar transparency by using the XPosed Framework and TweakBox mods found here
. Make a nandroid backup first then give it a try. I've tried it on multiple devices with mixed results. When I did get it to work the status bar is ALWAYS transparent, not just on the home screen. So this might not be the ideal option for some, and it might be the greatest thing in the world for others. It all depends on your use.
This does not work on Android 4.3 ROMs just yet though as the XPosed framework isn't compatible yet.
The following AOSP based ROMs have status bar transparency preinstalled and ready to go. (I haven't tried every one of these. So If I say one has it and it doesn't let me know. )
- Paranoid Android
- Carbon ROM
- PACman ROM
- Liquid Smooth
- Slim Bean
- JellyBro??? (I'm not sure about this one. The developer was talking about it very briefly last month but I don't know if the transparency was every actually added. Can someone let me know?)
- CyanogenMod ROM's do NOT have transparency built in. However there are a bunch of CM kangs floating around. Some of them may have added transparency options but I'm not aware of any.
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