Always best if any changes are made to Systemui, framework, or services.jar. md5 is different for both systemui and services.jar
hah, good to know! why not just update everything from the get-go to avoid any possible issues?
There are what, 8 Pixel phones that needs to be updated? Week, week and a half of work... that's why I tried.
Yes, go to settings display, device theme at the bottom.