Support Can you change the white header?

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  1. kheovnien

    kheovnien Well-Known Member
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    the droid x has a bright white header (top banner area on the screen that displays the time, reception, and other icons) that stands out. I'm not too familiar with android but is there a way to change this to black similar to HTC phones? are there apps in the marketplace?
    thanks!
     

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  2. Piercing Heavens

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    Its motorola's thing where HTC sense is a black bar.
     
  3. ThorSkaagi

    ThorSkaagi Well-Known Member
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    1. The Notification Bar colour cannot be changed unless your phone is rooted.
    2. Piercing Heavens, the white bar is not Motorola's thing, it is stock Android's thing. And the Droid X runs stock Android.
    3. HTC Sense comes with a black Notification Bar, and I hate it. I wish my Eris was rootable so I could change it to the much sexier white one.
     
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  4. Wolfedude88

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    Not really a Motorola thing, more of an Android thing I believe. The only ones I remember being black are the phones with HTC Sense. I could be wrong and there are more phones with the black notification bar, but most Android phones are white.
     
  5. drpotter2807

    drpotter2807 Well-Known Member
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    this is funny...

    those who have white, want black

    those who have black, want white....


    the grass is always greener :rolleyes:
     
  6. Vihzel

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    A cool feature is that if you're on a call and you go to the home screen, the white bar pulses green to let you know that it's still going on. A small little feature but cool nonetheless.
     
  7. ThorSkaagi

    ThorSkaagi Well-Known Member
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    Well, the grass is always a more aesthetically pleasing colour. :D
     
  8. kheovnien

    kheovnien Well-Known Member
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    yeah, my iphone 3G does this too. u tap the green bar to go back to the call screen. but my iphone homescreen bar is solid black. i've been told you can change the bar color if the phone is rooted, but will this be possible on the droid x? i know there is a huge debate on the signed bootloader and all. does that affect something like this?
     
  9. JQwerty91

    JQwerty91 Well-Known Member
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    ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro has the option to hide the white banner :O
     
  10. Paycer

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    There's also now a modification created to specifically change the notification bar from white, to black. There are themes that do this in the long run as well.
     
  11. Exiled

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    It depends what kind of look you're going for on your phone. My X currently has the City at Night live wallpaper, and the white bar looks horrible. I've rooted the phone, now I just gotta figure out how to change it...
     
  12. mahers

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    Can you please explain what you mean by a mod? Within root? Or independant of root?
     
  13. john0821

    john0821 Well-Known Member
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    The Droid X can be rooted. There are those who have black bars. It is on my list of things to do as I just rooted my phone a couple days ago via EasyRoot.
     

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