(MOD + How to) Transparent statusbar for 9500/9505

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DocRambone

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Flash from recovery, both odexed and deodex roms supported.

Note: Latest Nova beta gives transparent statusbar without any mod.

1: Download the correct version: 9500 or 9505
2: Place the zip on internal/external sd
3: Reboot into recovery
4: Flash zip
5: Reboot

The zip will remove any systemui.odex file if its present in the system/app folder.

(Do it yourself):

1: Use apk-tools to decompile SystemUI.apk

2: If you get an error in decompiling the apk: remove the
"system_bar_settings_view.xml" and "system_bar_notification_panel_title.xml" from the layout folder
(SystemUI.apk\res\layout\). Do not forget to add the files back after compiled the modded the statusbar.

3: Go to the decompiled folder \Apk Manager\projects\SystemUI.apk\res\values

4: Open drawables.xml with Notepad++

5: Change
Code:
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#ff1e1e1e</item>
to

100 % transparent :
Code:
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#00000000</item>

80% transparent :
Code:
<item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#88000000</item>

6: Compile the apk, add the 2 files back if you removed them


7: Add the apk to the updater zip.



Update: more on setting the transpancy:

A good software to get the color codes:

http://download.cnet.com/ARGB-To-Hex-Converter/3000-2192_4-10565877.html

Some numbers:

#00000000 - black with 100% transparency

#3F000000 - black with 75% transparency

#7F000000 - black with 50% transparency

#BF000000 - black with 25% transparency



nq7e2u.png





Cred : Cybdani for the 9505 mod
 

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avetny

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    Hi DocRambone. Could you bake same statusbar for odex system please. If you have a free time of course.


    Regards
     

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    hunhool

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    Thanks for the i9505 uploading.It works on my phone.
    Just renamed systemui.odex and replaced the .apk from the link above.
    Brilliant :D

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda premium

    ---------- Post added at 12:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:30 AM ----------



    ---------- Post added at 12:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:32 AM ----------

    Hi ! Thank you, but I did this before writing you message.
    Is not working. The status bar disappeared.

    Regards.

    I've just tried it on my odexed rom(i9505) and works fine.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda premium
     
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    avetny

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    Thanks for the i9505 uploading.It works on my phone.
    Just renamed systemui.odex and replaced the .apk from the link above.
    Brilliant :D

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda premium

    ---------- Post added at 12:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:30 AM ----------



    ---------- Post added at 12:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:32 AM ----------



    I've just tried it on my odexed rom(i9505) and works fine.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using xda premium


    Hmm interesting. Thank you.
     

    avetny

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    Just copied it into /system,set permission and owner,then renamed both odex and apk in /system/apps(at this point your device will be pop up some error messages >system has stopped working< ,ignore that move the apk in and reboot.

    :pYes I know how to do this things.,but it's not working ;)
    thank you
     

    yuuuuuuuu

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    :pYes I know how to do this things.,but it's not working ;)
    thank you

    Are you sure you've installed the right version? OP has i9500 in the attachments and i9505 in the box.com link.

    ---------- Post added at 09:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:53 AM ----------

    OP, is it possible to make a file where the notification bar is dark grey (like the original) instead of black when used with apps please? I have an i9505.

    Doesn't the transparent background work properly with scrollable wallpapers? I've noticed that it works fine on the single-screen lockscreen:
    53rcyh.png


    But doesn't align properly with the scrollable homescreen wallpaper:
    vl3pv.png


    It seems to draw its background from the centre of the wallpaper:
    dy15w.png


    Is there any way to fix this, or is it just an embedded feature of the transparency option?
     
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    • 49
      Flash from recovery, both odexed and deodex roms supported.

      Note: Latest Nova beta gives transparent statusbar without any mod.

      1: Download the correct version: 9500 or 9505
      2: Place the zip on internal/external sd
      3: Reboot into recovery
      4: Flash zip
      5: Reboot

      The zip will remove any systemui.odex file if its present in the system/app folder.

      (Do it yourself):

      1: Use apk-tools to decompile SystemUI.apk

      2: If you get an error in decompiling the apk: remove the
      "system_bar_settings_view.xml" and "system_bar_notification_panel_title.xml" from the layout folder
      (SystemUI.apk\res\layout\). Do not forget to add the files back after compiled the modded the statusbar.

      3: Go to the decompiled folder \Apk Manager\projects\SystemUI.apk\res\values

      4: Open drawables.xml with Notepad++

      5: Change
      Code:
      <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#ff1e1e1e</item>
      to

      100 % transparent :
      Code:
      <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#00000000</item>

      80% transparent :
      Code:
      <item type="drawable" name="status_bar_background">#88000000</item>

      6: Compile the apk, add the 2 files back if you removed them


      7: Add the apk to the updater zip.



      Update: more on setting the transpancy:

      A good software to get the color codes:

      http://download.cnet.com/ARGB-To-Hex-Converter/3000-2192_4-10565877.html

      Some numbers:

      #00000000 - black with 100% transparency

      #3F000000 - black with 75% transparency

      #7F000000 - black with 50% transparency

      #BF000000 - black with 25% transparency



      nq7e2u.png





      Cred : Cybdani for the 9505 mod
      4
      I have tried wiping cache as well but still unsuccessful for 9500 ODEX ROM. There is one thing that I have noticed that the stock SystemUI file is 2.37 MB whereas the one provided in this thread is around 2.7 MB. May be there is some difference in the SystemUI files for certain ROM versions which is causing this.

      Very strange, i will have a test zip for you to try soon.

      Ok, attached zip: ONLY 9505 version!
      BIG warning, i do not have the 9505 so make sure you make a nandroid backup first.
      The mount points from PIT-file so it should be OK.

      Change list:

      Code:
      ui_print("Formatting Dalvik Cache");
      mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p29", "/data");
      delete_recursive("/data/dalvik-cache");
      
      ui_print("Formatting Cache");
      mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p18", "/cache");
      delete_recursive("/cache");
      
      ui_print("Deleting odex file");
      mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p16", "/system");
      delete("/system/app/SystemUI.odex"); 
      
      ui_print("Install Systembar");
      
      run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system");
      package_extract_dir("system", "/system");
      unmount("/system");
      show_progress(0.500000, 0);
      4
      My friend @mom4ence edit systemUI.apk for me from latest BMGA ROM. Here is link
      http://db.tt/NC97bRBs for transparent BMGA rom, they work and for other.
      No white header, no problem ;) flash from recovery or just put in system with proper permisions

      Сент фром май КОВРА 4 :D
      3
      nice to see you here :)
      Could you share the method you created it?I've tried to make transparent stbar on my i9505 with no success.
      Thanks for your help! :)

      Have a look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=41032155#post41032155
      Let me know if you still have a problem and i give it a go
      3
      Sadly not working, 9505 odexed.

      Hmm, i make a new script for the odexed roms tomorrow. It will rename the odex file and wipe caches. Lets see if it helps you.
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