Substratum is a rootless strategy to set up customized topics on Android Oreo. When it burst onto the scene round September of ultimate 12 months, it in an instant was a crowd favourite; folks liked the power to scale back the expanding quantity of whiteness Google was once shoving into Android. Then again, it kind of feels like Google wasn’t pleased with this, as Substratum and customized overlays typically are now not purposeful on Android P.

The lead Substratum builders have showed that many are seeing this factor. Android P nonetheless lets in overlays to be put in, however handiest the ones put in by way of the machine; it is very similar to what the Razer Telephone has. That is beautiful unlucky, particularly making an allowance for that Android P in truth accommodates much more white in its UI than ever prior to. Even the ones with root get right of entry to might be affected; an overlay cannot be put in even if pressured, because the platform certificates mismatch will nonetheless provide an issue. Framework.jar would most likely wish to be patched to get to the bottom of the problem, and whilst that is one thing that customized ROMs would be capable to get to the bottom of, the ones with out root are out of success.

The Substratum theme says that it’ll attempt to arrange a petition in order that lovers can talk out about their displeasure with this determination by way of Google, and that paying shoppers of Andromeda may not have had their cash thrown away since Andromeda framework remains to be being advanced. However even supposing the motive positive aspects robust make stronger, on the finish of the day, enthusiasts are nonetheless on the mercy of Google.


The team behind Substratum has a petition you’ll signal to deliver again make stronger for customized overlays and the request has additionally been submitted to the Factor Tracker (handiest big name it, do not remark as that does not assist and sends emails to everybody).