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Post [GUIDE][GB]How to Make A Transparent Status Bar

OP RedLunatic

30th March 2014, 04:37 PM   |  #1  
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Hello Guys

This is a Guide on How to make your status bar transparent

This Thread is mostly on GB Devices


Moderators.. Please MOVE This Thread if post in wrong section... Sorry

You can try it on other device....
Like on ICS,JB,KK

Tested on GB Device... (GT-S5302 Samsung Galaxy Pocket Duos Lite)

I will tell you the Requirements and Or anything you need..... Just continue reading


Knowledge of Editing XML
Apktool Installed
Java JRE Installed (To make everything fine at all)
Nandroid Backup or Backup of Existing Status Bar Before Editing


Download This...
Name:Transparent Codes.TXT*NEEDED*

This what will you do...


1.) Decompile SystemUI.apk
2.) Navigate to SystemUI/res/layout/status_bar.xml

3.) Then Find this line
<com.android.systemui.statusbar.StatusBarView androidrientation="vertical" android:background="#ff000000" android:focusable="true" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants"

4.) You will edit in this line is this....

Now.... Go open the transparent codes.txt and copy the code that list there..(there are 20% 50% 75% and 100 % transparent codes..)

and it will be like this...
android:background="#3F000000" (75% transparent code though)
5.) Now Save and recompile and Sign it...
6.) Flash it or Push it

No PC?? Then In Mobile.... this is how..


Apktool For Android Devices
920 Text Editor
Link:Not Available.... Search it on Play Store

Or Any Editor That has XML Supported!

  1. Decompile it but first install framework first!
  2. Then Open the status_bar.xml with 920 Text editor or any editor xml supported
  3. After Editing Recompile and Sign
  4. Push it

There are two methods that ables you to apply it to your system
1.)Flashing The ZIP
2.)Pushing through System


Flashing Method...
AND Requires a..
And have an knowledge of adding files through the ZIPs

  1. Must Extract it and edit the updater-script through Notepad ++
  2. And Make it into ZIP in Compression Format to Store


For Pushing...
You Need... Root Explorer....
Cannot add link.. Why.. Its Paided..

This is how...

1.)Go to Root Explorer
2.)Get The SystemUI.apk that has modified....
3.)Navigate to System/app
4.)Mount R/W
5.)Delete the Exist SystemUI.apk
6.)Paste it quickly the copied SystemUI.apk
7.)Set Permission... to rw-r--r--

or just this...

Owner:Check Check Uncheck
Group:Check Uncheck Uncheck
Others:Check Uncheck Uncheck


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