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Stefand571

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Hi,

first of all, have you tried applying any of the options in Extras For AA at all?

That mode is the widescreen mode, what I can do about it is either resize the secondary space and make it smaller, or I can try and force the normal mode.

Either ways: I don't have the tools to actually test my edits. So I can try and do that, but then I can't assure that it will work correctly.

Yeah i tried applying the options for the Navbar and statusbar.
Unfortunately it only effect the left side and nothing else.

I would like to be your tester and test the edits you make.
Would be much better if it was normal or the right side smaller
 

Starzboy77

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I looked again and yes, picking .9 or .75 size options for the nav bar only reduce the size of the nav bar icons. I assume any reduced size option would also not apply if using a gradient color for the bottom (nav) bar. The actual nav bar itself stays the same size. Again, this is happening with a gradient nav bar. So it appears gradient nav bar will not reduce in size, only the icons within the bar itself.

If you could look into having a custom gradient nav bar (purple for instance) reduce in size based on option selected in 'dimensions of bottom bar...) would be fantastic.
 
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shmykelsa

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I looked again and yes, picking .9 or .75 size options for the nav bar only reduce the size of the nav bar icons. I assume any reduced size option would also not apply if using a gradient color for the bottom (nav) bar. The actual nav bar itself stays the same size. Again, this is happening with a gradient nav bar. So it appears gradient nav bar will not reduce in size, only the icons within the bar itself.

If you could look into having a custom gradient nav bar (purple for instance) reduce in size based on option selected in 'dimensions of bottom bar...) would be fantastic.

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Dimension of navbar works as intended, even with gradient navbar. Plus I did not change those settings of resizing the navbar in a very long time and they always worked. Could it be that you are changing the state of the overlays while you are on Android Auto? If the answer is yes I should warn you that changes are correctly applied only when Android Auto is fully reset (so disconnected and reconnected again to the car).

If the issue persists, I advise you to do a clean install of the overlays, because clearly it's not working as designed for you.
 

beejkitsune

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Apologies if this issue has been raised before however I did search the thread and couldn't find anything.

Any overlay I apply results in a black screen when I connect to my car. I've tried various overlays and combinations and it seems to be consistent.

Is there any log or information I can provide to help diagnose this?

I have a Pixel 3 XL, Android 11 (but the issue was persistent on Android 10), Substratum Lite 0.5.17, Extras 4.3 and my car is a Seat Leon FR in the UK.

TIA!
 

shmykelsa

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Apologies if this issue has been raised before however I did search the thread and couldn't find anything.

Any overlay I apply results in a black screen when I connect to my car. I've tried various overlays and combinations and it seems to be consistent.

Is there any log or information I can provide to help diagnose this?

I have a Pixel 3 XL, Android 11 (but the issue was persistent on Android 10), Substratum Lite 0.5.17, Extras 4.3 and my car is a Seat Leon FR in the UK.

TIA!

Most of the times black screen is the result of having old overlays on newer Android Auto versions.

The most obvious way to check this is by going into "Manager" section in Android Auto. Does the version "4.3" appear in each and every overlay installed? If the answer is no, then you have outdated overlays.

Every time Android Auto gets updated every option chosen MUST be re-installed, otherwise Substratum will try to apply overlays which are built for older versions of Android Auto and will result in errors.

Also, the black screen is partially a good news since you are on Android 11 and it means Substratum is actually working, but techinically speaking Substratum is not fully optimized for Android 11.

The best advice I can give you is: do a clean install. Uninstall every overlay and install it again. This should solve any issue. If Substratum works correctly, let me know :)
 

Starzboy77

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Dimension of navbar works as intended, even with gradient navbar. Plus I did not change those settings of resizing the navbar in a very long time and they always worked. Could it be that you are changing the state of the overlays while you are on Android Auto? If the answer is yes I should warn you that changes are correctly applied only when Android Auto is fully reset (so disconnected and reconnected again to the car).

If the issue persists, I advise you to do a clean install of the overlays, because clearly it's not working as designed for you.

Hey, thank you for your help. I was able to get the nav bar size reduced. Not sure what I did differently but thank you.

Is there a way to make the nav bar icon color black? Don't see that color as an option.

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Dimension of navbar works as intended, even with gradient navbar. Plus I did not change those settings of resizing the navbar in a very long time and they always worked. Could it be that you are changing the state of the overlays while you are on Android Auto? If the answer is yes I should warn you that changes are correctly applied only when Android Auto is fully reset (so disconnected and reconnected again to the car).

If the issue persists, I advise you to do a clean install of the overlays, because clearly it's not working as designed for you.

Hey, thank you for your help. I was able to get the nav bar size reduced. Not sure what I did differently but thank you.

Is there a way to make the nav bar icon colors black? Don't see that color as an option.
 

beejkitsune

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Most of the times black screen is the result of having old overlays on newer Android Auto versions.

The most obvious way to check this is by going into "Manager" section in Android Auto. Does the version "4.3" appear in each and every overlay installed? If the answer is no, then you have outdated overlays.

Every time Android Auto gets updated every option chosen MUST be re-installed, otherwise Substratum will try to apply overlays which are built for older versions of Android Auto and will result in errors.

Also, the black screen is partially a good news since you are on Android 11 and it means Substratum is actually working, but techinically speaking Substratum is not fully optimized for Android 11.

The best advice I can give you is: do a clean install. Uninstall every overlay and install it again. This should solve any issue. If Substratum works correctly, let me know :)

Again, sorry, I thought I had updated the overlays but it appears not. I've done that now and no longer get a black screen but cannot go to the "home page/launcher". Instead this seems to crash and loop trying to load this screen.

I know Substratum is working as I can apply wallpapers fine.

Again, TIA.
 

shmykelsa

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Again, sorry, I thought I had updated the overlays but it appears not. I've done that now and no longer get a black screen but cannot go to the "home page/launcher". Instead this seems to crash and loop trying to load this screen.

I know Substratum is working as I can apply wallpapers fine.

Again, TIA.

Could you please show me the overlays you have built with a screenshot of manager section of Substratum?

Thanks
 

shmykelsa

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Yeah, it seems that way, unfortunately.

Then I definitely think it's Substratum being not optimized for Android 11.

So far I have only your report of working status for Android 11 and only your report with this specific issue.

Wallpapers For Android Auto does a very simple swap of image. It will most likely survive any update possibile, but Extras for Android Auto tweaks a lot of resources and reading online the reports of working status of Substratum in general, on Android 11, it seems like it's still broken.

I would advise to wait for an update of Substratum Lite that fixes Android 11 support and try again.
 

beejkitsune

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Then I definitely think it's Substratum being not optimized for Android 11.

So far I have only your report of working status for Android 11 and only your report with this specific issue.

Wallpapers For Android Auto does a very simple swap of image. It will most likely survive any update possibile, but Extras for Android Auto tweaks a lot of resources and reading online the reports of working status of Substratum in general, on Android 11, it seems like it's still broken.

I would advise to wait for an update of Substratum Lite that fixes Android 11 support and try again.

I'll wait for an update and report back afterwards. Thank you.
 

proview77

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Hello.
I have a little problem.
I am using latest android auto(5.6), extra for aa(4.3 legacy), substratum (not lite).
My phone is galaxy s6 edge (7.0).

I installed the overlay successfully, but nothing changed.
I could see the overlay in manager, and I checked it.
However, I couldn't see how to apply it.
I clicked the box at right bottom, but it only show 'delete the overlay(I dont know the exact word)'.
There is no other choice option.
Is there any way to apply the overlay?
Thank you for your work.
 
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shmykelsa

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Hello.
I have a little problem.
I am using latest android auto(5.6), extra for aa(4.3 legacy), substratum (not lite).
My phone is galaxy s6 edge (7.0).

I installed the overlay successfully, but nothing changed.
I could see the overlay in manager, and I checked it.
However, I couldn't see how to apply it.
I clicked the box at right bottom, but it only show 'delete the overlay(I dont know the exact word)'.
There is no other choice option.
Is there any way to apply the overlay?
Thank you for your work.

If your overlays are active but you don't see any change probably it's because OMS (Overlay Manager System) doesn't work properly.

If I recall correctly this addon should help you:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.sungstratum&hl=it
 

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    Are you bored of Android Auto UI? You can't stand the fact that on your car you have two clocks on the screen? Do you want to personalize your look of Android Auto tweaking the UI to your likings?



    If yes is the answer to any of the questions above, you are in the right place!



    Meet Extras For AA Collection, the most advanced way to tweak Android Auto's look



    Extras For AA + Wallpapers For AA = 💕



    In case you missed it, I've made another Substratum Theme for Android Auto to personalize the default background. Check out Wallpapers For AA now!



    1. Extras For AA

    Extras For AA is the first theme of the collection. It was born to be a theme to personalize some elements in Android Auto, and now it is a very comprehensive theme that can tweak a lot of things inside Android Auto.

    Here's a preview of what this theme can do:
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    CUSTOM BAR MODES
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    Custom bar modes!

    One Button? Two Buttons? Three Buttons?

    One Button: navbar is just launcher icon
    Two Buttons: combine launcher icon with the recent app or notification icon
    Three buttons: combine launcher with notifications and recent app

    Madness Mode = Clock instead of launcher icon

    +N = + Notifications
    +Q = + Quick access app

    H = Horizontal
    V = Vertical


    Other modifications available:

    • Reduce or remove bottom bar/status bar of AA
    • Personalize the look of 3rd party apps menus like navigators (AmiGo, Sygic, 2GIS...)
    • Swap the launcher button with the clock, thanks to madness mode
    • Pick your favourite gradient and apply it to what you'd like! Bar, widget, heads up notifications and even custom bar modes!
    • Customize colours of various things such as accent (bottom widget), bottom bar, caption of apps, heads up notifications, notification center...
    • Choose between all the status bar customization
    • Much much more!


    There's an entire document covering most of the options available. Check out now more previews!

    LEGACY VERSION

    If your device can't run Substratum Lite, download the specific version of Extras For AA which is called Legacy. This version is optimized for old devices that can't run Substratum Lite.
    If your device can run Substratum Lite, go for normal one!



    2. Icons For AA

    With Icons For AA (previously Extras For AA Icons Special) you can personalizse:
    • Exit Icons
    • Status Bar Icons
    • Bottom bar Icons
    • More to come!

    3. Animations For AA

    Third and newest theme from the Extras For AA collection. With Animations For AA, you can personalize:
    • App switch animation
    • App enter animation (Android Auto 6.1+)
    • App exit animation (Android Auto 6.1+)
    • Notification animations

    Icons For AA and Animations For AA have no Legacy version

    Compatibility

    Android 11?

    Substratum is very limited on Android 11 and for the time being it can only apply very light modifications to user-installed apps. This is out of my control and I don't know whether it will be fixed or not. Extras For AA has so many modifications and making a very light version for Android 11 is just not worth it. Icons For AA and Animations For AA will mostly work fine.

    Synergy?

    For some reasons, Synergy won't apply themes outside of the phone's screen. This has been an ongoing issue since OneUI 1.0 and unfortunately I don't think it will be ever fixed. Blame Samsung!

    Android 6?

    You can technically install Substratum on Android 6, but it relies on a old implementation that is not compatible with the actual Substratum. Android 6 is not supported.


    Stay updated!

    If you don't want to miss out on development, be sure to check out the Telegram channel dedicated to all Android Auto themes. My telegram channel is my go to place to stay constantly updated on new releases and new development progress!


    Downloads

    Downloads of Extras For AA collections are available on GitHub in three different repositories.

    Download - Extras For AA
    Download - Icons For AA
    Download - Animations For AA

    Souce Code
    This theme is open source and hosted on GitHub!
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    New version of Extras for AA has been pushed to XDA Labs

    Version 2.0 brings the following changes:


    • Heads up notifications can be now modified. They can be smaller, translucent or both! They can also be gradient themed (by also building "Heads Up Have Gradient" extra)
    • Most of the extras have been renamed to have a shorter name. This is to avoid reaching the characters limit in Substratum that will lead built overlays to always stay pink
    • A welcome dialog will now show up when opening Extras For AA. It will contain all the useful information, help, as well as options to make a donation to me. If you like my work, even a small amount will be appreciated ?
    • More option for immersive mode: bottom bar can be now set to 0.9x and 0.01x. The latter is very dangerous, bar will basically be totally hidden and launcher will be unreacheable. Please choose 0.01 only if you know what you're doing.
    • Revisited some gradient names
    • Purple gradient has been revisited
    • Added 4 new gradients

    Also new: Extras For AA is now open source! https://github.com/shmykelsa/extras4aa

    CLEAN INSTALL IS REQUIRED
    If you previously built overlays of Extras for AA, please first uninstall them. You can install them back just fine with new version.

    Also if you want sneek peaks of new updates, as well as release candidates of next builds of WP4AA and Extras4AA, be sure to join the update channel on Telegram


    Please don't forget to rate and review on XDA Labs. It helps the development a lot!

    Keep in mind when downloads and userbase is decreasing then theme updates will also slow down by a lot and eventually stop.

    So if you like my work please take a moment and give a rate!
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    New version of Extras for AA has been pushed to XDA Labs

    Version 2.1 brings the following changes:


    • New styles for status bar!
    • Just Clock and Just clock centered, for who wants just the clock
    • Hide Signal and hide signal centered will hide the signal icons
    • And also now the music/maps widget can be filled with gradient


    CLEAN INSTALL IS RECOMENDED
    If you previously built overlays of Extras for AA, it is best advised to first uninstall them. You can install them back just fine with new version.

    Also if you want sneek peaks of new updates, as well as release candidates of next builds of WP4AA and Extras4AA, be sure to join the update channel on Telegram


    Please don't forget to rate and review on XDA Labs. It helps the development a lot!

    Keep in mind when downloads and userbase is decreasing then theme updates will also slow down by a lot and eventually stop.

    So if you like my work please take a moment and give a rate!
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    Heya!

    Extras For AA and Extras For AA (LEGACY) updates are live on GitHub

    Version 5.1 features several new options to enhance widescreen mode and some bug fixes! You can check out the full changelog to learn more.

    Download


    If you really like my work, please consider a donation. Even a small amount will be appreciated. Check out my bio down below to know how you can send me a coffee or a beer!



    USEFUL LINKS:
    DOWNLOAD Extras For AA
    DOWNLOAD Icons For AA
    DOWNLOAD Animations For AA

    FAQ AND KNOWN ISSUES
    PREVIEWS (Extras For AA)
    PREVIEWS (Animations For AA)