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Support GS4 Notification Bar

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aeofut, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. aeofut

    aeofut New Member
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    Is there any way i can change the notification/status bar on my Samsung Galaxy S4 to look more like the Google Edition S4? I really like the look of stock android, and I'm currently using Nova launcher, which fixes just about everything except the notification bar. I DO NOT want to root my phone.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member
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    Changing the look of the notification bar can generally only be accomplished by rooting the phone and modifying layout files, or changing the ROM altogether. I know GSam Battery Monitor can make an "overlay" for the battery icon, but I don't know if any apps overlay the whole notification bar.
     
  3. aeofut

    aeofut New Member
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    Thanks,
    Is there then nothing I can do about it without rooting?
     
  4. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member
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    Nope. This is a system level modification and can't be done any other way. I myself am looking for the edit that lets me change the "4G" icon on my Sprint model to the classier "4GLTE" one.
     
  5. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Well-Known Member
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    You can set a transparent notification bar with Apex Launcher (root not required).
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member
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    That feature is in a few Launchers, but they are after the stock android's blue notification icon set. Transparency isn't stock ;)
     
  7. wildkitten

    wildkitten Well-Known Member
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    Nova Launcher made it black for me. I know that's not blue, but perhaps acceptable?
     

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