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[HOW TO] ☆ Transparent homescreen statusbar on Note II ☆ for themers and everyone

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Hi everyone!

Here's a simple guide how to make homescreen statusbar transparent:




1. You should decompile SystemUI.apk

2. Open /SystemUI/res/layout/tw_super_status_bar.xml and change android:background to 100% transparent:

Code:
<com.android.systemui.statusbar.phone.StatusBarWindowView android:background="#00000000" android:focusable="true" android:fitsSystemWindows="true" android:descendantFocusability="afterDescendants"
  xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
  xmlns:systemui="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/com.android.systemui">
3. Save /SystemUI/res/layout/tw_super_status_bar.xml

4. Open /SystemUI/res/values/drawables.xml and edit this line to get transparency you need, for example, 100% transparent:

Code:
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#00000000</item>
5. Save /SystemUI/res/values/drawables.xml

6. Recompile SystemUI.apk

Done... Now you have 100% transparent homescreen statusbar


A short hint:

#00000000 - 100% transparency

#3F000000 - 75% transparency

#7F000000 - 50% transparency

#BF000000 - 25% transparency



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11th October 2012, 01:48 PM |#2  
Thank you for sharing mate,
great job!
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Thank you for sharing mate,
great job!

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12th October 2012, 03:22 AM |#4  
Thanks for the How To :thumbup:

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12th October 2012, 03:34 AM |#5  
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Does this work on a rooted stock rom? Thanks

And one more noobie question..how do you edit the systemui.apk file?

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12th October 2012, 07:50 AM |#6  
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Does this work on a rooted stock rom? Thanks

And one more noobie question..how do you edit the systemui.apk file?

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Yes, it works with odexed roms as well.

There are a lot of guides how to decompile/recompile SystemUI.apk (or any other apk) on XDA.
14th October 2012, 09:47 AM |#7  
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Awesome guide Can somebody tell me what file to change to get a picture on the transparent notification bar? Like vegeta1 makes.

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Awesome guide Can somebody tell me what file to change to get a picture on the transparent notification bar? Like vegeta1 makes.

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What do you mean under "transparent notification bar"? Notification pulldown (dropdown)?

If yes, there is no such file in stock SystemUI. Image should be added to SystemUI and also it's necessary to edit xml source to get it work.

It's our (my and vegeta's) "know how"
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Lol, i want to know how to put a picture on the dropdown, and which xml file and where to edit it. Very much appreciated if you can tell me or pm me

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Lol, i want to know how to put a picture on the dropdown, and which xml file and where to edit it. Very much appreciated if you can tell me or pm me

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Ask in vegeta's thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1928876

It would be correct.
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This is what I'm looking for!
But, my Note 2 should be rooted first, right?
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