[APP][JB][XPOSED] GravityBox v3.7.2 - tweak box for Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 [30/04/2017]

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Jan 28, 2016
Can anyone extract the TrafficMeter Mod from any version of GB..

The network speed indicator module doesn't work for me.

So I tried GB and it worked.
But for such a simple Mod I can't install a Large Module such as GB...

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Dec 15, 2012
yes i mean that...
in test version same problem i checked..
the circle icon showing full battery in less than 100%...
plz fix this problem in next update...
I am still not able to reproduce this issue. I even created a test app with circle battery element alone and ran it on an Android 4.1 emulator and it works just fine (see attached picture). This makes me think there must be some external factor, e.g. some other mod that changes color of status bar elements, which means that it turns grey color into white making circle always full. Is it so? If yes, test with that mod disabled.


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Dec 15, 2012
Now that xposed for nougat just released, when are you planning to release a version for nougat?
GB is too big and complex project. I need xposed framework where everything that module needs works without issues. It's far from efficient to start migrating to nougat and coping with the issues when I can't exactly be sure whether they are caused by nougat compatibility or bugs in the framework itself. That does not mean I won't try the unofficial framework on my old Nexus 5 just for curiosity. I need to find some clean Nougat for it, though, as there is no official Nougat for N5.


Sep 6, 2016
GB is too big and complex project. I need xposed framework where everything that module needs works without issues. It's far from efficient to start migrating to nougat and coping with the issues when I can't exactly be sure whether they are caused by nougat compatibility or bugs in the framework itself. That does not mean I won't try the unofficial framework on my old Nexus 5 just for curiosity. I need to find some clean Nougat for it, though, as there is no official Nougat for N5.

A stable version of Xposed with the Board code now without error + no reboots.Please use it and release the first beta version of Gravity box for Android 7.1.1
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Sep 25, 2015
Sindhudurg, MH
Circle Battery mod is not working, tried your attached apk but no luck... same thing happens. pls look into this issue.
Also, when I disabled the status icon colors, The initial grey background of the Circle turned White.
PS- Cannot attach screenshots And Log :p XDA doesn't allow me to do that because Im new user :(


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Dec 31, 2015
Circle Battery mod is not working, tried your attached test apk and it works fine. But the background is too bright


Jul 2, 2013
Can you please add a feature to gb that can enable us jb users to toggle status bar even when we are in fullscreen. I believe this feature is only available in android L version and up. But Im using an app on my jb smartphone that can enable this feature but it makes my phone hang in some cases, but if you are able to put that feature in GB then that will be a good upgrade. I really love GB and it really made my phone look alot better. Thanks and more power.

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Jul 19, 2010
Colorizing the rest of the text

On the status bar, I've specified my color, but it only colors the icons. I can't figure out what setting in GravityBox lets me change the color of any text from apps, app colors in the status bar and color lock screen text. I've attached a screenshot of the lock screen with the white text (i want to change the color of) circled in light blue. I'm running Pixel XL on 7.1.2 btw.
(I've gone ahead and added two more examples of where I appear not to be able to control the colors.)
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Little Rooster

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Feb 27, 2016
GravityBox - tweak box - Xposed module for devices running Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 ROMs
Version 3.7.2 [JellyBean]

i have tested with Samsung S i9100, Android 4.12
Most important things work fine. (button remapper, Powermenue, etc)

but … Problems:

Networkswitch (3G/2G) has some big issues.
The data switch works fine, but when i switch the data network type, then the telefony doesn't work proper anymore :(
Is there a solution for this problem? Maybe another modem, or something?

When battery bar is activated, downloads crash the system.
I don't understand this problem, because when i install the Xposed single module "Stausbar download progress" (which seems to be simular) this works fine.

Thanks for any help on these issues,
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Little Rooster

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Feb 27, 2016

Networkswitch (3G/2G) has some big issues.
The data switch works fine, but when i switch the data network type, then the telefony doesn't work proper anymore :(
Is there a solution for this problem? Maybe another modem, or something?

Thanks for any help on these issues,

I found out that this issue appears only when a call recorder is installed.
I have tried different call recorders. It's always the same issue.
When i uninstall the call recorder the data switch and telephony works proper.
But when a call recorder is installed, incoming call loose connection, and outgoing calls dialing false.
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Nov 22, 2018
Hello, please help me ... I have an alcatel pop c7 "original rom", and the xposed v2.7, I have tried several versions of gravitybox and none has worked for me, please, if there is an accurate version of gravitybox for this alcatel ,help me

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    GravityBox - tweak box - Xposed module for devices running Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 ROMs
    Version 3.7.2 [JellyBean]

    Version for KitKat is available in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2554049


    After countless hours of coding and searching for proper entry points to inject code to incorporate fixes and mods, here it is:
    GravityBox - a complex Xposed module targeted for devices running Android 4.1/4.2/4.3, which turns vanilla ROM into
    feature-packed "non-flashing" custom ROM.

    Originally, this module was designed for MTK6589 devices which lack custom ROMs built from source due to MediaTek closed-source policy.
    Later on, it was adjusted to support other (non-MTK) devices running vanilla or close-to-vanilla AOSP ROMs.

    The app utilizes amazing Xposed framework coded by recognized
    developer rovo89 which, briefly, provides interface for injecting code into any app, including system services allowing modifications of applications and system services at run-time. One of the biggest advantages of GravityBox is that it is not bound to any specific device. Actually, it should run on any device having vanilla Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 (ROM close enough to AOSP).
    This project wouldn't be possible without rovo's Xposed framework, so huge kudos to him.

    Feature highlight
    GravityBox provides 2 main groups of features:
    Fixes - help to fight typical MTK6589 bugs like:
    --- Date&Time settings crash
    --- Caller ID mismatch
    --- Split conversation in messaging
    --- Wakelock in calendar app periodically turning on the screen
    --- Waelock in messaging app turning on the screen every time new message arrives
    --- Missing TTS settings in Language&Input
    --- Missing extended developer options

    Mods - the set of additional useful features that make using the system more easy and fun
    --- CyanogenMod Pie controls
    --- Expanded Desktop
    --- Statusbar QuickSettings tile management with tile reordering
    --- Lockscreen targets
    --- Statusbar color and transparency
    --- Statusbar Brightness Control
    --- Statusbar icon colors
    --- Additional QuickSettings tiles:
    ------- Sync on/off, WiFi AP on/off, GravityBox shortcut, Torch, Network mode (2G/3G/2G+3G switch), Sleep, QuickRecord,
    QuickApp, GPS on/off, Ringer mode, Volume tile
    --- Quick pulldown - switches to QuickSettings when status bar is pulled down near edges
    --- Auto-switch to QuickSettings when there are no notifications
    --- Center clock in statusbar
    --- Battery indicator style
    --- Navigation bar tweaks
    --- Low battery warning policy
    --- Disable LED flashing when battery low
    --- Disable LED while charging
    --- Auto-hiding of signal icons for empty SIM Slots
    --- Advanced power-off menu (reboot, recovery)
    --- Volume key cursor control
    --- Skip tracks by volume key long-press while screen off (thanks to rovo89)
    --- More volume levels for music stream
    --- Option to control safe headset media volume
    --- Button for clearing all recent tasks at once
    --- Fullscreen caller photo
    --- CRT screen off animation
    --- Minimal brightness setting
    --- Autobrihtness levels adjustment
    --- Lockscreen tweaks - show widgets maximized, lockscreen background style (color fill, custom image)
    --- Lockscreen rotation
    --- Phone tweaks - flip action, disable vibrate on call connect
    --- Hardware key actions - menu long-press/double-tap, back long-press, home long-press
    --- MasterKey vulnerabilities patched (thanks to @Tungstwenty)
    --- Dithered Holo background
    --- Option to use solid black Holo background
    --- Expandable volume panel
    --- Option to unlink ringtone and notifications volumes
    --- Notification drawer style (background color, image for portait/landscape, transparency)
    --- Button backlight modes (default, disabled, always on while screen is on)
    --- Button backlight notifications (for devices that lack Notification LED)
    --- Navigation bar ring targets
    --- GravityBox Actions (shortcuts)
    --- Lockscreen "see through"
    --- Smart Radio
    --- Notification control (allows controlling notification lights/sounds/vibrations on per-app basis)
    --- Ascending (increasing) ring tone
    ... more to come

    Some words about GB's main concept. One thing I didn't like about xposed modules was that it was always necessary to reboot a device after making a change to some option. Since GB's main concept was to turn MTK devices running stock ROM into something that's close enough to a feature-packed custom ROM, I had to take a decision - for it to be as much comfortable as possible and to really behave like a custom ROM, I had to design it to support most of the preference changes to be done on the fly without needing to reboot a device. While this sounds nice, it also brings couple of "drawbacks". For changes to be made on the fly, it is necessary to make some preparations when device starts. This means, even if you don't use the particular feature, the necessary preparation/modification is already there and is waiting for the user to come and change that option.
    This means it is not possible to "completely deactivate" particular feature if it causes trouble on your device or if you installed GB because you want to use only one particular feature you can't find elsewhere.
    This results in issues on ROMs/devices that have parts that are diverting from default Android implementation too much, or are running heavily modified custom ROMs.
    If you experience weird issues after installing GB, even if you didn't activate a particular feature, it is not because of GB is broken, it is because it is not compatible with your ROM. It is very similar as if you installed ROM built from source for Nexus to some Xperia device - it won't work.

    Next thing, GB is a complex module and is not suitable for 1 purpose scenario. This means, if you are running custom ROM built from source (CM, PAC, ...), and you are missing a certain feature, your best option is to go ask creators of those ROMs to implement those additional features. Supplementing missing features on well-known custom ROMs built from source by installing xposed modules (especially complex ones) is definitely not a good way to go and can cause more trouble than good.

    And finally, the last. GB being a complex module, it shouldn't be combined with other complex modules often racing for the same goal. They can conflict/fight on the same playground and there's no way you can deterministically say which one's going to win.
    They can even lose both.

    So in summary:
    - this module is designed to run on vanilla or close-to-vanilla Android 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 (AOSP)
    - supports majority of MTK6589, MTK6577, MTK8389 devices
    - supports "Google devices" like Nexus, HTC One Google play edition, and others running vanilla Android 4.1/4.2/4.3
    - Samsung Touchwiz, HTC Sense, MIUI, LeWa, etc. are NOT supported. It is not guaranteed this module will work on these at all so try at your own risk. This module is simply too complex to support all kind of ROM brands that were vastly modified by vendors.
    - I will not implement any exceptions that will adapt this module to a specific custom ROM. Please, do understand, it is unmanageable.
    - I will not provide any support for devices violating these compatibility rules

    To use this module, the following conditions must be met
    - You have a device running Android 4.1/4.2/4.3 that's based on AOSP (vanilla or close-to-vanilla Android)
    - ROM must be rooted (XposedInstaller requires root to be able to install framework into system)
    - You have working custom recovery allowing you to make a backup before installing Xposed framework

    GravityBox has been developed and tested on THL W8 5" XHDPI device (MTK6589)

    If you are using my GravityMod2 ROM, don't follow these instructions to update!
    There's a flashable ZIP for updating GravityBox in GravityMod2 thread!
    These instructions are only for those not running GravityMod2 ROM!

    1) Backup your current ROM in custom recovery. I am serious. Don't skip this step.

    2) Get the Xposed installer from Download section from Xposed official thread (the latest version is typically available at this link: http://dl.xposed.info/latest.apk)

    3) Install and run Xposed installer and follow the instructions to activate Xposed framework

    4) Reboot. If device doesn't boot that means that the Xposed framework is not compatible with ROM you are currently
    running. You don't need to continue with the next steps. You will have to restore your ROM from backup.

    5) Download, GravityBox.apk attached at the end of this post, rename it to GravityBox.apk and install it

    6) Make sure GravityBox app is installed to internal memory. If it was installed to phone storage or external storage,
    move it to the internal memory, first

    7) Run Xposed installer, go to Modules menu and activate GravityBox by checking the checkbox

    8) Reboot

    9) Launch GravityBox from app drawer or from Xposed installer and set options as desired

    - Xposed framework install plus gravity box module overview (thanks to Rootjunky.com & Marshall Williams)
    - Gravity Box - What is it and How to install it (thanks to @D3VI0US)

    Reporting bugs
    If you experience problems with certain feature, provide the full-detailed info that can help me
    to reproduce the bug and attach debug.log file you'll find in either:
    /data/xposed directory in case of Xposed Installer version prior to 2.3
    /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/log in case of XposedInstaller 2.3+

    In case you experience SystemUI crashes or other apps Force Closing, or device soft reboots, attach logcat from time
    crash occurs. (use adb logcat *:E or your favorite logcat app from Play Store).
    Please, don't attach big logs. Only the portion where error is clearly seen.
    Disable all other xposed modules before reproducing bug to make sure it is really GravityBox related
    Remember, this app was developed and tested on one particular MTK6589 device so it is not guaranteed that
    it will work flawlessly on yours.

    Multilanguage support
    Volunteers are welcome to translate GravityBox to other languages.
    Simply download this file: https://github.com/GravityBox/GravityBox/blob/jellybean/res/values/strings.xml
    Use Notepad++ to edit strings and then send me edited file so I can include translations into next release.

    Source code
    GravityBox is opensource. Sources are available in my gihub: https://github.com/GravityBox/GravityBox
    If you're a dev and have some ideas for additional features, feel free to fork it, work on it
    and send the pull requests.

    Copyright notice

    Support development
    Coding, maintaining and supporting this project costs me a lot of my precious time. If you find this project useful, you are welcome to support its development via donation. This form of support is meant to compensate for my time dedicated to the community + eventually, help me to afford newer device to keep up with AOSP evolution thus providing continuous support as Android evolves. Thanks!

    Info about premium features and PayPal transaction ID verification system
    1) Those who supported development via PayPal donation can use their PayPal transaction ID to unlock premium features.
    As of v2.9.5, there's one premium feature: Backup/restore of GB settings.

    2) If you contributed to the project by providing translations, code fragments, or by any other way
    you can apply for a free transaction ID by contacting me via PM.

    3) Be aware that there's a system that can identify potential transaction ID
    abuse. E.g. when one ID is being used by more users. Such IDs will get blocked automatically.
    This can also happen when you previously exposed your ID in public forum and other users took
    advantage of it. If this is the case, contact me via PM so I can issue new, special ID.
    In case you own more devices, you can use one transaction ID on up to 10 of them.

    4) If you are using your own custom builds of GB for personal use, you will get hash mismatch
    upon verifying your ID as verification system accepts requests only from official releases of GB.
    If you want to be able to verify IDs with your custom build, contact me via PM so I can setup
    a special hash for your build.
    If you are using a custom build that you provide for broader group of users (e.g. in a custom ROM),
    it is necessary to ask for new hash everytime your new custom version is released for public use.
    These rules are based on mutual trust so please, do not violate them.

    - @bgcngm for his code contributions to the project
    - @MohammadAG for Xperia specific contributions to the project
    - @rovo89 for his ultimate Xposed framework and "Volume keys to skip track" mod
    - @peptonib for starting me up with this project
    - THL W8 owners for providing support and feedback
    - CyanogenMod project
    - ParanoidAndroid project
    - SlimBean, RootBox, AOKP, OmniROM projects
    - Sergey Margaritov for ColorPickerPreference
    - @Tungstwenty for MasterKey vulnerabilities patch
    - All those who provided translations for different languages (Mr.Premise, peptonib, kidmar, ch-vox, romashko, Indiant, lelemm, oicirbaf, unavix, LuHash, WedyDQ10, mp3comanche, awaaas, liveasx, samsonbear, Eric850130, xtrem007, benjoe1, asmb111, ...)
    - and finally, all those who keep the project alive by supporting me via donations (you know who you are)


    XDA:DevDB Information
    GravityBox [JB] Xposed Framework Module, Tool/Utility for the Android General

    C3C076, bgcngm
    Source Code: https://github.com/GravityBox/GravityBox/tree/jellybean

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 3.7.2
    Stable Release Date: 2017-04-30

    Created 2013-11-30
    Last Updated 2017-04-30
    Changelog 3.7.2 - 30/04/2017
    - Download Progress Bar: implemented extensions from SBDP module
    --- added option for progress bar animation
    --- added option for centered progress bar
    --- added option for progress bar thickness
    --- added option for edge margin
    --- added support for multiple concurrent progress bar notifications
    --- keeps track of all available progress bar notifications and switches between them
    --- added support for clearable notifications containing progress bar
    --- added logic for auto-hiding progress of idle notifications
    --- added option for sound notification
    --- added option for playing sound only when screen is off
    - Made screenshot faster by introducing dynamic context-aware delay
    - Adjusted for compatibility with the latest GravityBox Unlocker v1.4.3
    --- improved reliability of license validation
    --- !!! won't work with older versions of the Unlocker !!!
    - Updated Chinese (Simplified) translations (thanks to liveasx)
    - Updated Hungarian translations (thanks to benjoe1)

    Complete commit history for 3.7.1->3.7.2
    Regarding Quick Settings tiles, is it possible to;

    1) Add more than one Quick App tile
    2) Allow the Quick App tile to activate a Shortcut instead of an Application

    If it's possible and easy to do, I and others would really appreciate it.
    Gravity box is THE reason for having Xposed, IMO. It's the most amazing selection of mods I've ever come across. :good:

    Thank you guys for the positive feedback. Let me say some words about the current situation and future plans.
    Some of you maybe remember couple of months ago when I was deciding weather to introduce support for other, non-mtk devices.
    One of the reasons that held me back was that I was aware of a risk that this would sooner or later get to a state when there is no time for new cool features because most of the time would be needed to address issues related to diversity between devices and their systems.
    This is basically what's happening now. GB got big and became hard to maintain. Maintaining GB, keep track of this thread, working on other projects @ work in parallel and stil trying to save some time for my family is a bit too much for a one-man show.
    New features will certainly come in the future but current situation needs to calm down a bit. And here are my plans I'd like to go through before some new features will start appearing.

    1) to solve the most critical issues for JellyBean and KitKat (in case I can manage to solve them without a device)
    while waiting for my KitKatk device to arrive
    2) split GB into two separate branches: JB and KK. All irrelevant functionality will be removed from KK branch to keep it clean, manageable and not bloated with unrelated code.

    After this happens, I believe there will be some space for new features to come.

    Regarding MTK support. Although my MTK device will be probably given away that doesn't necessarily mean that support for MTK will be completely dropped. While I expect myself to focus mainly on KK branch, I guess I will still be able to merge features suitable for JB into JB branch for the users with older Android and MTKs to benefit from. However, the ideal would be if there was any dev willing to take over JB branch to keep track of what's happening in the main branch and potentially merge new functionality or even other way around - to possibly bring new features into JB branch that KK branch could also benefit from. This would definitely save me even more time I could dedicate for developing new features.

    This might sound a bit unfair to MTK users. But I think I have given quite a lot of support already and brought many new possibilities to this closed-source platform. Did it even deserve so much love?? Well, it did, at least from my point of view. Since it's the platform that made me start doing something that fills me up.
    But evolution is unstoppable and I think it's time to move forward and start exploring new horizonts.
    I definitely think it's now time for MTK to consider they stupid closed-source policy. While from my experience I find this platform pretty good, on the other hand, I am becoming fed up with supporting something that benefits from Android being an open-source project and not allowing the devs to go beyond what's dictated by manufacturers.

    I just read today that there's some progress about further CM development for Faea F2 (they are currently looking for a team to continue working on CM project that was started 2 months ago). So maybe one day the ice will break and MTK will become more open-source friendly.
    Version 2.7.0 available

    Changelog 2.7.0 - 12/11/2013
    - Improved transparency management:
    --- Wallpaper now correctly scales behind navbar when it has transparency set. Works for majority of launchers, including Google Experience Launcher (KitKat)
    --- Support for animated transitions between transparent/non-transparent states
    - Statusbar Icon Colors:
    --- Improved icon quality (fixed blurriness)
    --- Support for coloring bluetooth, alarm, ringer vibrate, headset icons
    - Navigation Bar Tweaks:
    --- Reorganized menu
    --- Options for navigation bar colors (key color, glow color, navbar background color)
    - Lockscreen:
    --- Option for disabling lockscreen shade (removes dark tint from lockscreen)
    --- Hide statusbar clock support added for common 3rd party widgets (Chronus, DashClock, DeskClock)
    - Pie: improved sensitivity by being less strict about swiping direction
    - Improved detection of existing battery percent text (fixes double percent on some devices)
    - Improved determination of Circle Battery size (fixes circle being too small on some devices)
    - Increased Circle Battery left margin
    - Application launcher: run app immediately when it's the one and only app in the list
    - Updated Master Key Vulnerabilities patch (thanks to bgcngm and tungstwenty)
    - GravityBox Settings improvements:
    --- Enabled color hex value editor for all color pickers
    --- Added fine-tuning up/down buttons for sliders
    - Added Greek translations (thanks to vagosofron)
    - Updated French translation (thanks to ch-vox)
    - Updated Japanese translations (thanks to WedyDQ10)
    - Updated Polish translations (thanks to xtrem007)
    - Updated Chinese (Simplified) translations (thanks to liveasx)
    - Updated Chinese (Traditional) translations (thanks to Eric850130)
    - Updated Italian translations (thanks to pitone02)
    - Updated Portuguese (PT) translation (thanks to bgcngm)
    - Updated Portuguese (BR) translation (thanks to bgcngm)
    - Updated Hungarian translations (thanks to benjoe1)
    - Updated Russian translations (thanks to smb.roman AKA romashko)
    No. In gm2, that's already integrated.
    You don't need to install anything while on gm2 not even gravitybox.apk.
    This would replace one installed in the system already and it will stop working.
    This thread is mainly for those not running gm2.