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[THEME][SUBSTRATUM][AA] ANDROID AUTO WALLPAPER - Change the look of Android Auto home

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By shmykelsa, Senior Member on 4th September 2019, 10:28 AM
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Ever thought the new Android Auto background wallpaper is very ugly? You hate anything that is stock and commonly adopted? Ever asked why Android Auto developers won't let the user choose between different backgrounds and just put an horrendous wallpaper?

If yes is the answer to any of the questions above, you are in the right place!

Introducing my first Substratum Theme, and it's all about Android Auto!

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Pre-requsite:
Working substratum (DUH!)


Don't know what the heck is substratum? Here's the official starting guide

Here's a preview of the themes available:



Batman


Van Gogh


Google Now - Mountains by night


Simple grey background


Windows 10 wallpaper


Google Now - London By Night


Windows XP


Windows 10 - Stars



Vehicules manufacturers - Samples

All the other backgrounds preview are available on Flickr


Coming soon:
-Car Manufacturers logos
-Solid Colours

-Your requests (feel free to request any background!)



Download on XDA Labs!
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5th September 2019, 10:28 AM |#2  
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Current version: version 2.0.11 - F1 2020 Update

Here's what changed:
  • The theme reached 522 backgrounds
  • Added 10 wallpapers of F1 2020 cars
  • Brazilian translation added


Old changelogs:

Version 2.0.10 - Paranoid Android Update
  • The theme reached 512 backgrounds
  • Added 11 wallpapers originally from Paranoid Android

Version 2.0.9
  • The theme reached 501 backgrounds
  • As requested, added 6 wallpapers from "Battle Star Galactica" and 7 from "FRINGE"

Version 2.0.8 - Ubuntu Wallpapers update
  • The theme reached 488 backgrounds
  • Added 27 wallpapers from Ubuntu
  • Theme is now translated in Russian

Version 2.0.7 - Simpsons update
  • The theme reached 460 backgrounds
  • Added 17 wallpapers from The Simpsons
  • Theme is now translated in German (probably German fellas might have noticed in 2.0.6, but it wasn't final)

Version 2.0.6
  • Fixed wallpapers not applying

Version 2.0.5
  • The theme reached 444 backgrounds
  • Let's all welcome BMW to Android Auto with its logo!
  • Theme is now translated in dutch too
  • Added some funny wallpapers

Version 2.0.4 - Minimal Update
  • The theme reached 433 backgrounds
  • Added 13 minimal backgrounds
  • Theme is now translated in french too
  • Doesn't snow anymore, Christmas time's over

Version 2.0.3 - Christmas Update
  • The theme reached 420 backgrounds
  • Added 10 backgrounds all Christmas themed
  • Let it snow!

Version 2.0.2 - Windows Wallpapers
  • The theme reached 410 backgrounds
  • Added 22 original Windows desktop wallpapers

Version 2.0.1 - Art Update 2
  • The theme reached 387 backgrounds
  • Added 14 Art Paintings
  • Added 7 casual wallpapers

Version 2.0
Starting with version 2.0, the theme will appear as an icon in the launcher. If Substratum is not installed, a friendly reminder will show up telling to install Substratum. There are many user downloading my theme not knowing how to apply it and this is a way to get people less confuesd. You can hide the icon just fine if you have Substratum installed, cause it will just take you to Substratum/Substratum Lite itself.
  • The theme reached 364 backgrounds
  • Added 11 backgrounds of astrophotography
  • Dialog screens are now translated in Polish (thanks to @alderon666)
  • Volkswagen and Audi backgrounds should now allow to read the text on screen better
  • The theme has now got a launcher icon and a new dialog screen

Version 1.14 - MacOS Wallpapers Update
  • The theme reached 356 backgrounds
  • Added 36 wallpapers from Mac OS
  • Welcome dialog is now translated in Spanish
  • Previews are moved to Flickr

Version 1.13
  • The theme reached 320 backgrounds
  • Cadillac background is a little less shiny
  • Added 16 casual wallpapers. Mostly synthwave/retrowave wallpapers and wallpapers from MKBHD's collection.
Version 1.12 - Pixel Wallpapers Update
  • The theme reached 303 backgrounds
  • Added 11 wallpapers from Google Pixel
  • Added Hulk Wallpaper
  • Added 2 casual wallpapers
  • Revamped the welcome dialog

Version: 1.11 - NBA Update
  • Theme reached 289 backgrounds
  • Added 30 wallpapers of all the teams of NBA

Version: 1.10
  • The theme reached 259 backgrounds
  • Added 12 casual wallpapers
  • Volkswagen new rebranded logo added (both grey and black version)
    The old logo is still inside the theme

Version: 1.9
  • The theme reached 245 backgrounds
  • Added 32 wallpapers with logos of all the NFL teams
  • Holden logo updated (both version)
  • Renault logo updated (grey version)
  • Honda logo updated (black version)
  • 13 new casual wallpaper and 1 new gradient added
  • Welcome screen is now translated in Italian

Version: 1.8.1
  • The theme reached 200 backgrounds!
  • All the manufacturers' logos are now in solid black version too!
  • Added Mustang logo (both version)
  • Added an alternative Opel Logo
  • 2 new casual wallpapers: world map and rainbow
In order to assure the best quality, these logos have been updated:
  • Renault (black version)
  • Vauxhall (black version)
  • Acura (black version)
  • Genesis (black version)
  • Abarth (black version)
  • KIA (both versions)
  • SKODA (black version)
  • KARMA (black version)
  • Fiat (black version)
  • Opel (black version)
  • Chevrolet (black version)
  • Tata Motors now have the proper logo (both versions)


Version: 1.7 - Soccer Update

Here's what's changed:
  • 17 new backgrounds with famous Football/Soccer clubs from around the world
  • Dimmed out some other car logos that would look a bit shiny
  • Revamped the welcome dialog

Version 1.6 - Art Update
  • Added 11 famous art paintings. Along with Van Gogh's starry night (one of the firts backgrounds I've actually made for the theme) you can now expose an art painting behind Android Auto's icons
  • Fixed some errors occurring on the welcome dialog on small resolutions
  • Dimmed some backgrounds with car logo to make them less shiny (Toyota, Opel and Honda this time around. If you have any issues with other car logos let me know!)

Version 1.5
  • The app now has a welcome dialog upon launching. It explains how to apply the backgrounds and has a dedicated donate button in case you want to buy me a coffee
  • Added 5 casual wallpapers
  • Added 5 gradients wallpapers
  • Fixed a typo in the Ford ST background in order to follow alphabetical order

Version 1.4
  • Now theme has 100 wallpapers!
  • Batman is not alone anymore! Superman, Deadpool, Captain America, Spiderman and Iron Man are ready for Android Auto!
  • Added 4 casual wallpapers
  • Added 1 gradient wallpaper

Version 1.3 - Game Of Thrones Update!
  • Added 9 GoT Houses wallpapers
  • Added Ford ST wallpaper
  • Now app has an icon

Version 1.2
  • The themes now contains 80 wallpapers, hurray!
  • Added 5 new solid colours backgrounds
  • Added a solid black background
  • Added 3 new colour gradients backgrounds
  • Added 7 new wallpaper backgrounds

Version 1.1
  • Added all 56 vehicules manufacturers compatible (and soon compatible) with Android Auto
  • Fixed an issue where applying Windows XP background might make unreadable some white elements of the UI
  • Added a solid black background
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Heya! Version 1.2 is live!

Changelog:
  • The themes now contains 80 wallpapers, hurray!
  • Added 5 new solid colours backgrounds
  • Added a solid black background
  • Added 3 new colour gradients backgrounds
  • Added 7 new wallpaper backgrounds

Download link in the OP
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Awesome work man! Thanks for sharing this!
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9th September 2019, 09:26 PM |#5  
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Android Auto 4.6.5933 is out.

Good news! Android Auto Backgrounds is fully compatible!

If the background is not applied, once updated Android Auto, just rebuild it through Substratum!
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Heya! Version 1.3 is live! - Game Of Thrones Update!

Fancy some GoT? AA Wallpaper got you!
  • Added 9 GoT Houses wallpapers
  • Added Ford ST wallpaper
  • Now app has an icon

Download link in the OP
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Version 1.3.1 is out

Just an hotfix for 16-bit skyline not applying. Naming of the wallpaper is now changed.

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Heya! Version 1.4 is live!

Here's what's changed:
  • Now theme has 100 wallpapers!
  • Batman is not alone anymore! Superman, Deadpool, Captain America, Spiderman and Iron Man are ready for Android Auto!
  • Added 4 casual wallpapers
  • Added 1 gradient wallpaper


Oh and now the wallpapers are available to be previewed on Google Photos! Check them out here!

Download link in the OP
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Heya! Version 1.5 is live!

Due to some changes to the package, you could face some installation issues. If so, it means that the older version of Android Auto Backgrounds has to be uninstalled, sorry for the inconvenience


Here's what's changed:
  • The app now has a welcome dialog upon launching. It explains how to apply the backgrounds and has a dedicated donate button in case you want to buy me a coffee
  • Added 5 casual wallpapers
  • Added 5 gradients wallpapers
  • Fixed a typo in the Ford ST background in order to follow alphabetical order


Download link in the OP
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Heya! Version 1.6 - Art Update is live!

Here's what's changed:
  • Added 11 famous art paintings. Along with Van Gogh's starry night (one of the firts backgrounds I've actually made for the theme) you can now expose an art painting behind Android Auto's icons
  • Fixed some errors occurring on the welcome dialog on small resolutions
  • Dimmed some backgrounds with car logo to make them less shiny (Toyota, Opel and Honda this time around. If you have any issues with other car logos let me know!)

About synergy support: I've tried myself with a friend phone, and I see Synergy builds the theme just fine but the background doesn't change at all. Unfortunately it requires me more time to find a fix for synergy support. I'm trying so hard to run some tests on Samsung Remote Labs devices in order to adress more specifically the root of the problem but I'm either encountering some devices with pre-setup and logged-off Samsung Accounts with no way to download the high contrast theme or devices on very slow servers that make testing impossible. I'll try my best to have ideal working conditions and find a fix as soon as possible, sorry!

Download link in the OP

And don't forget that all the themes previews are available on Google Photos
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Heya! Version 1.7 - Soccer Update is live!

Soccer fans are the best. They are always with their team, and want their team to always be with them. Now you can have your favourite football (aw, damn... soccer for you americans) team on your Android Auto dashboard too!

HEY YOU, MY TEAM IS NOT THERE!

Don't worry, there's space for everyone! Just tell me what team you would like and I will make an Android Background of it in the next update!

Here's what's changed:
  • 17 new backgrounds with famous Football/Soccer clubs from around the world
  • Dimmed out some other car logos that would look a bit shiny
  • Revamped the welcome dialog

Download link in the OP

And don't forget that all the themes previews are available on Google Photos
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