[Mod][Root]Turn on Whatsapp Dark mode

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ulxerker

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Guys, go into the developer options, search for "Force override dark mode" and enable that, so you can enjoy all apps in dark mode. Works perfectly for Whatapp, too.

Though, its only available if you're on Android 10.

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theocdguy

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Guys, go into the developer options, search for "Force override dark mode" and enable that, so you can enjoy all apps in dark mode. Works perfectly for Whatapp, too.

Though, its only available if you're on Android 10.

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This messes up the whole status bar and other apps..
 

bejunk

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it keeps going to light mode when i quit from WhatsApp and open it again.
For me the dark mode stays, also after a reboot too. I'm on the latest beta.
What you can try is to set the xml to read only. But remember to set it to the default permissions when you want to change settings.
 

thedrhe

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For me the dark mode stays, also after a reboot too. I'm on the latest beta.
What you can try is to set the xml to read only. But remember to set it to the default permissions when you want to change settings.

use aura store to get to beta testers(even if it is full)
you can find it from xda apps
then change your system theme to dark it should work
 

bejunk

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use aura store to get to beta testers(even if it is full)
you can find it from xda apps
then change your system theme to dark it should work
You can just downloaded it via apkmirror, its save as they check the signature of the app before posting it.
For me the dark mode works without problem. I was just trying to advise you, as you said your dark mode allways disappears.

Btw, had to set the theme manually, even my system is set to dark mode.
 

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    You need:
    Root
    The latest whatsapp beta

    1) With a text editor go to
    Code:
    /data/data/com.whatsapp/shared_prefs and open "com.whatsapp_preferences.xml"

    2) Add the following line
    Code:
    <boolean name="dark_mode" value="true" />

    3) Save and exit :)
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    Sign in as a beta tester https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.whatsapp/join [emoji106]

    Wysłane z mojego MI 9 przy użyciu Tapatalka

    Thanks, but the beta program is full. But you don't need the beta to enable the dark mode toggle, it works in the regular version.

    Anyone know how to make dark mode persist after the app gets force closed?
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    Yes it is enough to add the line and theme option will show. Maybe it is possible to do it this with Facebook, question which file has to be edited.
    Do you know?

    Best Regards.

    Wysłane z mojego MI 9 przy użyciu Tapatalka




    I don't know, sorry I don't use that app
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    Same as others: I don't have the beta, and the line in the xml was not present. Adding the entire line in Step 2 in OP gave me the option in the app to switch to dark mode.
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    My setting always resets to light after i close the app in task Manager. Anyone got the same problem?
    On s7 custom Rom android 8

    Hmm, same. When I force stop the app, or if I swipe up from recents to kill, it goes back to the Light theme.

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