Changing Color of Notification Bar


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  1. jamezgt

    jamezgt Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm using Cyanogen 6.0 on a Nexus One, and I'm just a little curious on how people changed their notification bar to black. I hear how some people use Metamorph, could anybody give me a detailed description on how to do it?
     

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  2. Ryjabo

    Ryjabo Well-Known Member

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    jamezgt,

    I highly recommend these forums:

    Nexus One - xda-developers

    The "Themes and Apps" section has a lot of good ones, a few that work specifically for CM6 & Meta Morph. "Android Development" has lots of other good ROM's, too, some with colored notification bars already installed.

    With Meta Morph:

    1. Make sure you install BusyBox from the Market, then run it, and it will tell you if you have the latest version installed or not.

    2. Install Meta Morph.

    3. Find a theme (like on one of the links above) and put the .zip into the "AndroidThemes" folder that will be created in the root of your SD when you install Meta Morph.

    4. When you're in Meta Morph, go to Menu then Settings and drop the speed about 50% from where it is.

    Then you can just extract the theme (in Meta Morph) then find and apply the theme (it will be the XML file).

    I'm using this ROM: [ROM] FRF91 Stock, Deodexed, rooted, busybox, battery %, TB alert/wake/unlock - xda-developers

    It's already got the nice looking black bar with great icons installed.
     
  3. jamezgt

    jamezgt Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great Info!

    If I don't like the theme for some reason, can I restore my original Cyanogen 6.0 theme?

    Also, I read that I had to flash the theme through Recovery mode - does your method remove that step?
     
  4. Ryjabo

    Ryjabo Well-Known Member

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    The most important thing is: when you've got a working ROM, even if you don't like the theme, make sure you have a Nandroid backup! Then you can just restore it if something goes awry with a theme.

    Personally, I prefer not to use Meta Morph. Whether you can use it versus flashing through recovery, I suppose that depends on the theme. Just make sure that the theme creator noted whether it can be used via Meta Morph, or read through the threads for the theme.
     
  5. jamezgt

    jamezgt Member This Topic's Starter

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    I downloaded the Blackbar version and it's roughly 60-70 mbs - This is a ROM, not a theme right? If it's a ROM, do I just do the same thing I did for Cyanogen 6.0?

    Also, is there anything I can just download, and simply open that will change my notification bar? I hate flashing, and wiping - scares me =x
     
  6. Ryjabo

    Ryjabo Well-Known Member

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    Don't be scared :)

    Just make a backup before you wipe.

    1. Backup.
    2. Wipe data & cache.
    3. Flash the ROM.
     

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