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List of available themes ready for Samsung thanks to @pimpmaneaton: https://forum.xda-developers.com/gal...tible-t3635673

ATTENTION: You can still run Substratum Legacy (shows in the toolbar) without the addon, but it may not work with Samsung devices, so you must get the addon app!

How to apply Substratum themes
  1. First, you will need to install the apps listed above
  2. Download a theme that doesn't rely on Android System or theme ready Google Apps...so find themes like Swift Black or Swift Dark on Play Store.
  3. Once you install the theme, Substratum will throw a notification saying that a new theme has been installed
  4. Open the theme in Substratum and click on the app (one at a time for now only) and click the button on the bottom right.
  5. Click Install and let it compile. It will ask to install an APK to your device. Install it.
  6. You can switch to that application and see if it is themed. If it isn't, manually force close the app in Settings or reboot your device.
  7. (ATTENTION) It is HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended NOT to apply Android System and SystemUI elements as of yet UNLESS your theme supports it and shows "dangerous overlays" by default. For themers, all you have to do is set @bool/ThemeSupportSamsung to true.

Current Bugs
- none

How to recover?
You will have to boot up in Safe Mode (comes default on every device)
  1. Reboot your device
  2. Hold down the Volume Down key while booting up
  3. You are now in Safe Mode
  4. Go into Settings -> Apps, then find the overlay you think is messing up and uninstall!

How to recover if the above doesn't work? (Credits to Evozi)
You will have to boot up in Safe Mode (comes default on every device)
  1. Turn on screen and press power button. It will show "Shutdown", "Restart", "Emergency Mode"
  2. Turn on "Emergency Mode", keep spam the checkbox so you can tick the checkbox to proceed the agreement. (phone is super lagging)
  3. While you are in emergency mode, you have very limited access. Open any system app and go to recent task list.
  4. Long press the app task, press the info icon and app detail page will appear.
  5. Hit the back button and it will show your whole app list.
  6. Find your overlay and remove all its storage and phone permissions.
  7. Deactivate Emergency Mode and now you are back to TouchWiz.
  8. Uninstall the overlay app.

Instructional video, thanks @DaKoin!


Who do I contact in the chat?
There are a few people in charge of everything but I'd like to specify their names to make it more official
@nicholaschum - И (nicholaschum on Telegram)
@fahadali2315 - Fadi (fahadalijaved on Telegram)
@OhayouBaka - Pat (OhayouBaka on Telegram)
@InFlames03 - Sai (BakaBakaBaka on Telegram)
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12th June 2017, 04:17 PM |#2  
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Beware this is beta testing. So please be patient and read the instructions properly.
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Glad to see this.... Thanks for the hard work.
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Any free themes that somewat give the same experience like swift black or drk
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Originally Posted by nicholaschum

Requirements:
Be a member of our Telegram group: https://t.me/SeXstratum (This group is HIGHLY moderated, please heed the rules and moderators!)
Have a Samsung device running Nougat (Android 7.0+)
Root is NOT required


How to apply Substratum themes
First, you will need to install the APK from the pinned section of the group (under the group name)
Download a theme that doesn't rely on Android System or theme ready Google Apps, so like Swift Black or Swift Dark on Play Store.
Once you install the theme, Substratum will throw a notification saying that a new theme has been installed
Open the theme in Substratum and click on the app (one at a time for now only) and click the button on the bottom right.
Click Install and let it compile. It will ask to install an APK to your device. Install it.
Reboot or force close the app in Settings to apply the theme to that app.
(ATTENTION) It is highly recommended NOT to apply Android System and SystemUI elements as of yet.

Current Bugs
- Detection method of installing apps is not done yet, so you can't uninstall from the theme, only by using the Overlay List (open the drawer and click Overlay List)

How to recover?
You will have to boot up in Safe Mode (comes default on every device)
Reboot your device
Hold down the Volume Down key while booting up
You are now in Safe Mode
Go into Settings -> Apps, then find the overlay you think is messing up and uninstall!

Found another way to recover if you install status bar stuff. Remove your sim tray
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Just want to say thanks for the work....definitely make me not miss root now
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First, thank you for this. Second, I'm slightly skeptical on how well this works but can't wait to be proven wrong.

Third, I tried to boot into safe mode to see if I could before I screw anything up, and when I hold volume down when booting, it hangs on my carrier's splash screen for like 5 minutes and never boots to safe mode. I'm on US Cellular (don't laugh...). I was just wondering if anyone else had this little issue with booting into safe mode?

EDIT: I have an S8+ and just realized you have to tap and hold the Power Off button (on screen) to get into Safe Mode - note that it seems to take forever to boot, just be patient with it.
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Where can i find apk? i think im blind
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Where can i find apk? i think im blind

You have to join their Telegram group. Then click on the 3 dots in the upper right and hit Files. Kind of a shady way to hand out an apk, but I'm not one to talk.
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You have to join their Telegram group. Then click on the 3 dots in the upper right and hit Files. Kind of a shady way to hand out an apk, but I'm not one to talk.

Our full operation runs through Telegram but soon it will be on Play Store too.

The reasoning behind this is because we have build bots to automatically compile an updated APK and send it to the chat when I push a commit, also a nice way to directly contact the devs (me).



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Man, im in love again, inbox,nova,google app all transparent with my transparent theme
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