I have seen people searching for ‘How to get Android Pie, Oreo, Marshmallow and Sony Xperia Status bar or Navigation bar?‘ Today, I’m here with a trick to customize your Status Bar & navigation bar with a single click. Get any Android phone to look like Xperia, Nexus or Samsung.
I think this might be the simplest way to do this; for the people who don’t want to end up bricking their phone. I personally use this on my phone as its Simple, clean & easy to apply. Generally if you search for status bar customization, everyone would suggest to edit your systemui.apk, framework.apk & other technical stuffs.
What if you don’t want to mess with the technical & you want to do this in few clicks? I found this App, XStana which is not mentioned on the internet as many of the people aren’t aware about this app. So, let’s begin with customizing Status Bar in Android!
Customize Status bar and Navigation bar on Android With Root
Step 1. If you haven’t rooted your phone before, you can follow the steps on our article “How To Root Any Android Device In One Click Using PC“. Keep in mind that rooting your phone will void your warranty, so think before proceeding with this customization process. You can root your smartphone with any suitable method for your device mentioned on web.
Step 2. Now, once you have rooted your phone check for root access using any Root checker app available on Google Play Store. So, you have proper root access download the below App named as Xposed Installer . After downloading, install the App on your phone. Once the app is installed, open Xposed App & Grant Root Access. Click on framework> Install/Update & Reboot your phone.
Step 3. After the Reboot download this App & Install : Click here to Download. After installing this App follow below steps :
This is my phone’s (I had this in 2014 :P) screenshot before installing all this App i.e without any customization. It’s running on Android ICS 4.0.4. It’s Nova launcher as you can see i have not customized anything & running stock ROM. The Status bar is of Stock Android & i don’t have navigation bar (I have Hardware buttons).
Step 4. After you have installed Xposed App, launch the app & Go to Module Option available on the main screen op App. You will see a screen some what similar to this without the Greenify & Tinted Statusbar. Just check the box in front of Xstana module as you can see in the image given. After this reboot your phone.
Step 5. After enabling the App as in Step 2. Open Xstana App that you have installed before. You would see a screen somewhat similar to this without the Arrows. I have made things clear in the image that the first option is for Selecting Status bar & second is for navigation bar.
Step 6. The navigation bar option works only if you have Navigation bar on screen as in Nexus, sony, LG, Titanium S5+ etc. This is the free version of App but it has enough option for us. The second image is of the Status bar option as you can see the Options it has so many Status bar themes which you can apply on your phone in just single click.
Step 7. The navigation bar option works only if you have Navigation bar on screen as in Nexus, sony, LG, Titanium S5+ etc. This is the free version of App but it has enough option for us. The second image is of the Status bar option as you can see the Options it has so many Status bar themes which you can apply on your phone in just single click.
Step 8. After Selecting the desired theme of Status bar(1) & Navigation bar(2) from the options given click on the Correct button denoted by Number 3 in the image. Now reboot your phone & you are done.
Customize Status bar and Navigation bar on Android Without Root
You can customize your status and navigation bar on your Android phone without rooting your phone. There are apps available on the play store such as “Navigation Bar (Back, Home, Recent Button)” From wormhole space. The advantage of this method is that it does not require your phone to be rooted and, therefore, does not void your phone’s warranty. The drawbacks are that this app will always run in the background of your phone and thus consumes battery. If you do “Force Stop” this app from running in the background, the navigation bar will stop working as well.
I hope this method worked for your phone. Finally, there is a working method for customizing your phone’s Status bar & navigation bar. Please share this post so that your friends can use this method to customize their phones to an entirely new look. If you find any difficulty in any step, you can ask me below. Any feedback or suggestions are welcome in the comment section. Have a good day!