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Question Substratum for Pixel Devices need root?

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foobar66

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Indeed... As I thought... Andromeda works only on Android Orio... So root will be needed. With root the Substratum overlays become mapped as /system apps.

And even with root, it might just NOT work on Android 12.
 
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znel52

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Substratum Lite works on Android 12. Using Liv Dark on it now.
Yeah that is 1 of the themes that is making me consider root so I can use it lol. There was another one I can't remember the name right now but looked pretty awesome. I love custom themes and being able to switch them up after a while so I may end up rooting. Not saying the material you background theming isn't a vastly better option than most phones have but I like things a little more customized.
 
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Yeah that is 1 of the themes that is making me consider root so I can use it lol. There was another one I can't remember the name right now but looked pretty awesome. I love custom themes and being able to switch them up after a while so I may end up rooting. Not saying the material you background theming isn't a vastly better option than most phones have but I like things a little more customized.
Yeah, Liv Dark is an awesome theme. Along with the LIv Dark Poweramp theme.
 

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    Substratum Lite works on Android 12. Using Liv Dark on it now.
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    Root is needed. Substratum used to work rootless with Andromeda but no longer on the latest Android versions any more (AFAIK).
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    Indeed... As I thought... Andromeda works only on Android Orio... So root will be needed. With root the Substratum overlays become mapped as /system apps.

    And even with root, it might just NOT work on Android 12.
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    Substratum Lite works on Android 12. Using Liv Dark on it now.
    Yeah that is 1 of the themes that is making me consider root so I can use it lol. There was another one I can't remember the name right now but looked pretty awesome. I love custom themes and being able to switch them up after a while so I may end up rooting. Not saying the material you background theming isn't a vastly better option than most phones have but I like things a little more customized.