substratum theme engine APK

Version one thousand twenty - projekt.substratum
Last updated: 2020-07-06
projekt,substratum,personalization

The most popular, modularized theming engine for the Android ecosystem

APP Information

Download Version one thousand twenty (1020)
Apk Size9.45 MB
App Developersubstratum development team
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android8.0.0 and up
App Packageprojekt.substratum.apk
MD5b47ffbd2ebffaad59476d4c832367b46
Rate4.11
Website https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104086528025432169285

Download substratum theme engine one thousand twenty APK

App Description

substratum theme engine is projekt,substratum,personalization, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.11 by 18 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit substratum development team website who developed it. projekt.substratum.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 8.0.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of one thousand twenty Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 95222+ times on store. You can also download projekt.substratum APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

This supports Android Oreo without root, using Andromeda! If you have root, everything should work out of the box except on Samsung!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.andromeda

Support chat:
https://t.me/substratum (#support)

Take over control of the finest aspects of the system UI and personalise your Android experience without limits with the official Substratum theme engine, free to use and powered by the constantly growing, community-driven collection of beautiful overlays.

Attention: 
Google is preventing stock OMS users from utilising custom overlays. To help us bring back rootless theming support to Android, please star the following issue in Google’s Issue Tracker: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/74354703.

Theme engine support: 
• Stock Oreo (OMS): Compatible with rooted and unrooted devices, in the case of the latter the Andromeda plugin is needed for Substratum to function correctly: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.andromeda

Community links: 
• Telegram: https://telegram.me/substratum
• XDA: https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/substratum/
• Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Substratum/
• CrowdIn: http://translate.projektsubstratum.com/
• GitHub: https://www.github.com/substratum
• JIRA (Bug Reports): https://substratum.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/1

Detailed guide:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/substratum/official-starting-substratum-andromeda-t3798316/post76687469#post76687469

Disclaimer:
Having external, third party theme clients installed may cause issues with Substratum, including unforeseen bootloops, crashes, and more. Customer support will refuse to provide assistance to users running such applications, including Swift Installer.
 

App ChangeLog

  • v1015:
  • - Fix settings crash faced by some users.
  • Magisk v18.0 is the only supported version now!
  • Older changelogs:
  • v1014:
  • - Update rescue ZIP for Android P devices
  • - Fix showcase and wallpaper menus
  • v1013:
  • - Fix crash loop for some users

App Screens

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Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES: Allows an application to kill background processes of other applications, even if memory is not low.
android.permission.MODIFY_OVERLAYS: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS: Allows the modification of collected component usage statistics. Not for use by normal applications.
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.REQUEST_DELETE_PACKAGES: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER: Allows the application to set the system wallpaper.
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an application to show system-alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
android.permission.VIBRATE: Allows the application to control the vibrator.
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to the SD card.
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Unknown permission from android reference
projekt.interfacer.permission.ACCESS_SERVICE: Unknown permission from android reference
view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

close other apps
Allows the app to end background processes of other apps. This may cause other apps to stop running.

read Usage data
Provides access to device usage history and statistics. Usage data is aggregated into time intervals: days, weeks, months, and years.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

set wallpaper
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

Certificate

Certificate Issuer:CN:Substratum Development Team
Certificate Subject:CN:Substratum Development Team

Activities

projekt.substratum.activities.crash.SystemCrash
projekt.substratum.activities.crash.SubstratumCrash
com.theartofdev.edmodo.cropper.CropImageActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.launch.AppIntroActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.floatui.FloatUILaunchActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.shortcuts.RescueActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.launch.ThemeLaunchActivity
projekt.substratum.LaunchActivity
projekt.substratum.LauncherActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.shortcuts.AppShortcutLaunch
projekt.substratum.activities.launch.SplashScreenActivity
projekt.substratum.MainActivity
projekt.substratum.InformationActivity
projekt.substratum.util.views.AppIntro
projekt.substratum.activities.profiles.ProfileErrorInfoActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.launch.ManageSpaceActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.shortcuts.OverlayManagerActivity
projekt.substratum.activities.launch.ShowcaseActivity
cat.ereza.customactivityoncrash.activity.DefaultErrorActivity
com.mikepenz.aboutlibraries.ui.LibsActivity

Providers

androidx.core.content.FileProvider
cat.ereza.customactivityoncrash.provider.CaocInitProvider

Services

projekt.substratum.services.binder.AndromedaBinderService
projekt.substratum.services.binder.InterfacerBinderService
projekt.substratum.services.floatui.SubstratumFloatInterface
projekt.substratum.services.tiles.SubstratumTile
projekt.substratum.services.tiles.FloatUiTile
projekt.substratum.services.profiles.ScheduledProfileService

Receivers

projekt.substratum.services.system.BootCompletedDetector
projekt.substratum.services.notification.UnsupportedThemeReceiver
projekt.substratum.services.notification.FloatUiButtonReceiver
projekt.substratum.services.packages.ThemeUninstallDetector
projekt.substratum.services.profiles.ScheduledProfileReceiver
projekt.substratum.services.packages.SubstratumUpdateReceiver

Interesting Strings

http://
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto
http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#StaticLoggerBinder
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#multiple_bindings
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#no_static_mdc_binder
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#null_LF
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#null_MDCA
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#substituteLogger
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#unsuccessfulInit
http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#version_mismatch
http://xmlpull.org/v1/doc/features.html#indent-output
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=

Older Versions

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Wizzdome-avatar

    I used to use this quite a bit back in the day to theme my devices. I have not used it since oreo because it totally lost compatibility and thems for me. My main reason for theming my device was to reduce the light output by having dark themes with an easier to read text. This app used to do that for me. It was not quite so easy to use when it comes to installing themes but once you figure it out it usually works fine. I keep it in my library in case one day i may need it again.

  2. Curvy Essentials-avatar

    Curvy Essentials

    2020-02-10T07:01:51.548Z

    Works great. Only wish I could download multiple backgrounds and install whichever one I wanted. Currently, I have to uninstall and delete the current background then install the one I want. Anyways, good app regardless. Also, wish I could see how the theme looks before installing it on my car radio.

  3. Nathin Vlogs-avatar

    When trying to launch the app, it said that I didn't have a compatible version of android for the app. For some context, I have a s10 and it recently updated to Android 10. I would imagine that it's the version of Android that's messing it up and it's not the developer's fault for it not working on brand new devices.

  4. R Dev-avatar

    It's good but a pain to change themes and not worth the time spent on it because the results don't look THAT good most of the time. Has compatibility issues with Android 10 devices. Does work with realme/ colorOS

  5. Giuseppe Durante-avatar

    Giuseppe Durante

    2020-03-20T22:15:35.446Z

    It doesn't even work, when opening a message pops up saying: "Could not fall back to rooted mode, There are no other theme engines able to be utilized on this device at this current time". And I don't understand why, my phone is not even rooted

  6. Rivanda Bakhtiar-avatar

    Rivanda Bakhtiar

    2020-04-29T19:20:02.173Z

    Total garbage, installed this app alongside andromeda just to found out that it crashes everytime tried to install overlays, when it could install, it said to restart but after install nothing happen and the andromeda need to reconnect again, I demand refund for andromeda purchase

  7. Ayudh Khajne-avatar

    This app is filled with so many bugs that make it almost unusable. These bugs include app crashes, error building overlays, built overlays not showing, problems installing themes etc. and many more.

  8. diego prado-avatar

    None of my themes are being applied. Usually this app is great and everything I try to theme as long as the app hasn't released a new update recently. I tried to update multiple apps after the update last night and none of the apps got themed. Please fix. Usually a 5 star app.

  9. Hasibur Rahman-avatar

    it was my horrible experience with substratum.i was just install a theme from play store and apply this theme in substratum and ended up a bootloop. Twrp recovery restore didn't work and had to flash on stock rom. Why this with me? my 6 hour wasted just for substratum.

  10. Links2586-avatar

    Love it but it has issues. Specifically, certain apps (gboard, app store, Gmail, etc) will eventually stop responding. I then have to uninstall the theme, reboot, reinstall the theme, reboot, activate the theme, and it will be good for a few days. Then it will occur again. Happens on multiple themes.

  11. Flapjacks-avatar

    Maybe its my device but i need another app to "support my phone" thats worth $1.99 and I cannot purchase it due to financial issues, would be cool if the process wasn't so expensive and didn't involve other apps to run

  12. Favour Chukwuemeka-avatar

    Favour Chukwuemeka

    2020-04-25T20:15:41.530Z

    When the building and enable option is running, this application will crash and will keep asking for forgiveness 😩

  13. Mateo Peña-avatar

    10/10, Made my phone look great by just downloading a theme and then selecting it in the app, loved it, one of the few apps that made me consider rooting my new phone. The only problem I saw was some apps crashing, but that probably is because of the theme I was using, disabling the theme for the app stopped it for working, so it wasn't a big deal at all. By far the best theming app I ever used. Good job guys, Keep it up!

  14. Kamarullah Gani-avatar

    Kamarullah Gani

    2020-03-18T15:10:49.323Z

    Even though I used andromeda (I've paid for it), Substratum always crashes after I enable the selected themes (Swift, paid version). Oh man, please fix this!!!!!!!

  15. Raymond Sebesta-avatar

    Raymond Sebesta

    2018-10-25T00:25:19.729Z

    App works great most of the time, I believe yesterday a new update was released, and now whenever I try to launch substratum it tells me verification bhas failed, and to force close it and tell open. If that doesn't fix it, then reinstall it. I did both, neither work. So now I have a non working app, and no way to uninstall my themes. Can the developer please release a fix for this issue ?

  16. Jonathan Stinebaugh-avatar

    Jonathan Stinebaugh

    2019-12-02T16:14:58.351Z

    No matter what I've tried I can't seam to get this stupid thing to work on stock xz1 compact pie. Also sorting the list of built overlays is a nightmare and the uninstall option for the built overlays seam like it does absolutely nothing. Had to uninstall themes and reboot to clear the built list.

  17. Esperanza Hertz-avatar

    Esperanza Hertz

    2019-02-16T03:39:09.826Z

    one of the first apps i install whenever i am setting up a new device. it takes the android experience to a whole new level!! Makes my phone soooooo pretty!! AND FREE (some forget)! I have never had a problem with it. In any ROM or phone. most issues here are users that dont read or fail to understand that substratum does not have anything to do with a theme having problem. It is like blaming the electrical power company for your IMPORTED chinese gadget not having the same outlet as your house.

  18. tom bruch-avatar

    Doesn't work on my note 9 android 10 When i tried to install overlay its gives me error and installing reverses back .

  19. Debadeep Chaudhury-avatar

    Debadeep Chaudhury

    2018-09-20T22:10:04.509Z

    I had given a 2 star review... I spent a while day figuring it out. Clearing Google Play data to verify the apps, rooting the device to auto connect on reboot and a lot of stuff. Works best with root, this much I can say. And when it works it works awesome ! Dev were prompt on reply (not solving though) and active, good job. I love the app now. 😅

  20. Evan B-avatar

    This is the last best theming app for Android. Unfortunately, you need root access for anything beyond Android Oreo. I think this is one of those apps which show the true benefit of rooting your device 😉

  21. Hasan Shaik-avatar

    Verification failed. That's all it says now. I've been using this app and enjoying the themes for months now. I tried force stopping and clearing the cache. It didn't work. I can't uninstall Substratum and Andromeda because l have layers installed. I know if I uninstall those apps, my phone will become extremely slow and be completely unusable. I know this because I made that mistake when I first got this app. You need to implement a way that can uninstall the layers even if verification has failed. Now I need to figure out a way to get this working again at the risk of my device.

  22. A Google user-avatar

    The idea is genius and the customizations you can do look incredible and that makes it very difficult to uninstall the app. BUT........ not one theme was without flaws and it seemed like just waiting for another error to pop up. it's a shame someone can't just fix the damn bugs and create a working DARK theme, but this app is at least the closest I've experienced.

  23. D Flowers-avatar

    With nougat I would've easily given 5 stars but, with Oreo I'm only giving 2 unfortunately. I don't blame it on the developers I think it had much more to do with the recent "security" features implemented by another let's say parent organization. Was great even for Oreo it wasn't that difficult if you have a PC but, recent updates have broken it and it's continuously crashes after applying Swift Black which I find to be the most versatile theme as far as dark themes are concerned.

  24. Admiral Deep-avatar

    I don't know why so many people on non-rooted devices complain about this app and andromeda which i wont mind paying for which google is making it hard for the use of custom overlays. i bet most of them dont read the descriptions and changelogs of both apps and their prefared themes. they don't appreciate the effort you guys take to make all this happen and your support is great. continue the great work even though it aint perfect but it works. been using it since 2017.

  25. ɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑ-avatar

    ɑʟpʜɑ ɱɑсʜɪиɑ

    2018-10-06T05:07:56.804Z

    Since the latest update, my phone has been doing some wonky stuff. A few apps stopped working all together. First, let me be clear. The only thing I use this app for is to skin the navbar at the bottom on Android 7.1.1 Shamu. No themed apps, etc. Yet, right after the 1007 update, Weather Underground wouldn't connect and pull the weather. It would simply say "check back later." And Soundcloud wouldn't play any tracks. It gave off an error as well. I'm also having issues uninstalling and reinstalling apps, downloading them from the Play Store and other various weird glitches. Substratum is the only thing that has changed on my system. Still, I love this app. I'm going to try some things to see if they fix the issue.

  26. Moh M Kash-avatar

    Great app guys. Appreciate all the effort of this community. Unfortunately I updated my device to Pie and had to leave this behind. Atleast for now. For anyone who wants to get into this app, guys for some devices its simple others not, things are very specific here, so before you download/buy anything, and before you leave bad reviews, make sure you read everything. If you follow instructions carefully everything should be fine.

  27. Kirk Quade-avatar

    Works flawless. But since I updated to all version later than 1001,it won't build my theme. It always gets stuck at the third one. doing them solo works. Rolled back to august 30th build (1001) where all works like it should. lineage 14.1 swift black. edit: working fine again with 1005, great work :)

  28. Andy Lu-avatar

    The themes are a hassle to set-up; I probably rebooted my phone about twenty times now to test out each theme and their options thoroughly, but after a while, it becomes easier. Substratum also doesn't officially support mixing overlays from multiple themes, so you can't mix-and-match and pick out the parts (eg. font, accent, color) you like, making it feel pretty limited in terms of customizability, but that just makes it funner since you'll be able to play around with the app!

  29. Shafique Ahmed-avatar

    My expectations were very high. I purchased the app, but every time i go through the required steps with my pc , something goes wrong and the window in my pc automatically gets closed. I thought that's a problem of my pc, so i tried using a laptop and the same thing happened. I repeated again and again, but all remained the same. Really disappointed. I sent a mail to the developer but there was no reply from that side. Worst purchase experience with an app so far.

  30. A Google user-avatar

    I've read the update notes and read through the comments but haven't figured out why it's crashing on me. I'm fully rooted on Nougat OMS and never had an issue before. Forgive me if I'm just dumb and can't understand if I need to do something but is it just not compatible with 7.1.2 anymore? Or just have to do an extra step? I get a toast notf. Saying something about Magisk but I just use Supersu and really don't want to use Magisk.. I love substratum I can't live without it, you guys are amazing and I hope I'm still able to use this!

  31. me Myself-avatar

    Substratum Error: "It seems that verification has failed. Try force closing the substratum and relaunching. If this issue persists. please try reinstalling the addon from play store." I need help! I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling both Andromeda and Substratum, but no good. I Updated my google play store app to the latest and the error still persists, please Help me Thanks

  32. A Google user-avatar

    This app is Awesome!, i like how i was able to modify everything of my phone without having to root it, and getting more customization options than the limited ones of Samsung Themes, i hate the fact about Google restricting OMS on Pie, but, "security", i hope substratum gets the best support under Samsung Android Pie Cheers! 😉

  33. Mike Landrum-avatar

    This app is crazy what you can do with it!!! there are so many options its truly endless. you can work with other users themes or you can build one yourself... ive used this for several iterations of Andriod and it is essential for having a unique Android experience. If you dont like it... go back to your IPhone!!! Hahahaha!!!

  34. Georgi Boyadzhiev-avatar

    Georgi Boyadzhiev

    2019-01-30T22:35:30.975Z

    One of the best apps in the Play Store! Used it for months rooted with Nougat and Oreo custom ROMs, it has great potential which can be unlocked by the many themes available (I recommend Pitch Black and Swift Black). It is disappointing to see so many low ratings because of user error or issues with a specific theme that have nothing to do with the substratum app...and this app deserves 5 stars! A big thank you to the substratum team!

  35. Alejandro Correa-avatar

    Alejandro Correa

    2019-04-12T07:01:46.803Z

    This app is amazing I used it a lot while I was on Android oreo, I'm going to miss those moments where I had to update the themes and install them, where I uninstalled the themes and installed others. Now that my Galaxy S8 is on Android Pie (One UI), I can not do that anymore, I can no longer install my themes or change everything because Google no longer allows that. Please substratum team look for a solution to reuse the themes. If you make those themes re-used, I'd appreciate it.

  36. Richard Jones-avatar

    How anyone can give this anything less than 5 stars is beyond me. The devs quite clearly ask you to read the instructions. It's extremely complicated to get themes working on all sorts of ROMs and 99% of the time, it works. I admit, it can be a little confusing or daunting but as long as you read the instructions you'll realise it is not for the noob. But rookies and pros will be just fine. Android should have this theming engine as default.

  37. ANAS DOUMA-avatar

    Why does it keep saying "Verification has failed?" This is super annoying. I don't wanna keep installing old version of it. What's worse, I just upgraded to Note9, and old versions say the same thing!! Please fix ASAP. This issue has been out for a long while. (Review will be modified when problem is fixed).

  38. Wayne Turner-avatar

    great app, would be a better experience if my phone was rooted ive had more updates on apps in the past month while using it and having to keep going back to the computer to reinstall the themes gets a bit of a pain in the neck. like i said would be brilliant on a rooted phone. if your not rooted its good for a few days.

  39. Ryan H-avatar

    Don't listen to the negative reviews, people just don't know how to use the app because you need root and it's NOT beginner friendly. Granted, this app should probably have a link to XDA or something in the menu where it tells you how to use it. All of the issues I've ever had using this app were theme related, I've never had an issue with this app.

  40. Czar-avatar

    It worked for most things but it didn't work for Snapchat. Also, it makes you pay for another app which is ridiculous. Please let me use Substratum without downloading that uselessness sub-app that cockblock me from doing anything or I will delete it and get a refund.

  41. Charlene K-avatar

    So my initial review disappeared, but as instructed in an email, I went to the link in the description to find support and found that I have to install yet another app to get my issue looked at. This is just a pain in my butt the whole way around. It was always to use this app because I had to do a complete clean install of a theme every time there was an update. Now it's not installing anything. It hangs and nothing works. Now I have to go get some other stupid messaging app and give somebody else my private information just to get to talk to somebody. I hate this thing.

  42. Bird of Paradise-avatar

    Bird of Paradise

    2018-10-15T22:34:12.736Z

    Instead of developing something to change user interface, try to get root access for phones and make more users to use your app. Its really frustrating to see the beautiful themes i can't have. And experience. I'm only 12, I'd probably live more years than you, if I get root access in future, your app will get five stars. One user's one star rating isn't going to push your app down in rating list. And i appreciate the fast reply,. . . . They're stupid people, maybe you should update description in all language using Google translate, and then everyone will understand the purpose of this app.

  43. Mike D-avatar

    I love Substratum. Simply a must have app for any Android themer. Today's update caused my messaging contact icons to go to default colors. Pixel 3 / Rooted with Magisk. Hopefully this is temporary. I tried both pitch black and swift and they are up to date. I don't get why we can't have black background without all the hassle anyway. Google!?

  44. ifeyinwa Azike-Diribe-avatar

    ifeyinwa Azike-Diribe

    2019-01-10T04:43:50.737Z

    Install this at your own risk.. Honestly it's beautiful and the theme are amazing and looks great on my phone but know that you signed up for constantly crashing apps or apps that won't even open and a freezing new phone. I used it for a while because I paid for it and all the themes I bought but in the end it wasn't worth it. Dear developer.. Don't get me started on how the themes don't work on y7 even thought I bought Andromeda. My problems are on my Sam A8.

  45. A Google user-avatar

    My entire phone went dark! Took me a while to get it because I'm not an expert. By when I did, my s9+ never looked so good. Very easy on my eyes because screens are so bright already and white background everywhere wasn't doing the trick. You better do your research before digging into your system. It could only help

  46. HORACE BENNETT-avatar

    Was good but after android 10 update it's broken can't build no theme come on guys i pay for it and can't use it any suggestions please fix

  47. 活発なAiden-avatar

    Ah yes, the classic "buy this other app for this one to work with your version of Android" excuse. "Guess you didn't read the description where it says to get the app without an add-on." Of course, how could I forget to read the description where it explicitly says I need to get Sungstratum for the app to work? An app I TOTALLY don't have to pay for.

  48. A Google user-avatar

    I used to use this and it was pretty buggy but I'm sure it got better so I went to redownload it after purchasing and I've gotten a system update since then (to 8.0) and it told me I had to get the new app made for 8.0 Oreo. I was excited until I clicked download and it said it costed more money on top of what I already paid for for the original app. I don't currently have money so this is an issue and I really don't think EVERY TIME I UPDATE MY ANDROID VERSION I SHOULD HAVE TO PURCHASE SOMETHING ELSE. Thanks.. EDIT: I'll give four stars because a responsive dev team is a key component of an app.

  49. Brandon Nunn-avatar

    Scrolling in the app is a nightmare, since if you initiate the scroll from anywhere that has a drop down box, it opens and begins scrolling that box, rather than the actual page itself, making it easy to screw up settings and hard to scroll. And with next to no space between sections, it can become nearly impossible to scroll when the theme has a lot of configurable options. Drop down lists, in every other app I've ever used, require a tap to open the list, then can scroll to the option. Opening and scrolling a drop down list instead of scrolling the page is terrible UX. And when reported on Github, the developer blamed it on Google and said to file a bug with Google because it's part of the framework and is intentional. If it was a framework issue, it would affect every app that has drop down boxes, but guess what? IT DOESN'T! So either every single developer of all other apps have managed to work around this and the developer of substratum just doesn't care to fix their broken scrolling and would rather deflect blame to Google, or there's no issue with Google's framework at all, and it's just a lazy developer who doesn't care. I'm inclined to believe the last option, but none of this reflects well on the developer. The functionality of the app otherwise is passable, but the terrible UX and the dismissive response to the bug report earns this developer a FIRM ONE STAR RATING, AND WOULD BE ZERO STARS IF I COULD.

  50. T Sherwood-avatar

    Call all those who are unable to install this app, and its companion app, "dummies" all you want. I met your requirement of possessing "some reading skills" and I followed all the instructions to a T, but I cannot get either app to connect nor work, no matter what I try. I suppose I will have to go back to school to learn how to read all over again.

  51. Steven-avatar

    Gotten worse and worse overtime, I don't mind plugging it into my computer everytime I want to apply themes, I don't mind have to manually update the themes everytime there's an update, if the app works. It doesn't even work for its own app, I can't uninstall themes, it doesn't clean up old version everytime I install new ones, and it take about 30 mins everytime I want to update themes for my apps. Will not continue to use it for the next phone.

  52. Andrew Markhus-avatar

    Ah, great, I crash always now. Used to work, oh well. My phone has had no updates for over a year, screw up on someone here.

  53. Damir Ruff-avatar

    The best rip off on google play payed for pitch black theme then it made me install this program, then it made me paid for andromeda plugin and in the end didnt finished installation becouse it asked me for every overlay to confirm. And the best part is when u uninstall all, the paid pitch black theme is asking u again to pay as u never bought the application. Clap clap for everyrhing. Best rip off on google play!

  54. Puny-avatar

    Rating 5 stars because looking at the sea of incompetent people who review this app is sad. That saying, I do have a problem with the app. Substratum occasionaly fails every attempt at any action I do. It gets stuck on "rebuilding database" or something like that. I have to reinstall the app to get it working again.

  55. Avinash Bunde-avatar

    By far the best theme engine for my Zenfone 3, or for any other Android phone for that matter. After I understood the potential of Substratum I stopped using the stock theme app. And guess what, with proper knowledge you can create your own themes. Feel sorry for the users who couldn't understand the usage and rated 1 star. They can find many guides on the internet to use the app to customize their phones.

  56. K A-avatar

    *WARNING* APP WILL CRASH YOUR PHONE!!! My phone would NOT BOOT and keep saying "System UI Stopped"! Googled and found many others have the same problem with this app. Went through hell and back to get my phone working again! REPLY TO DEV: why would i goto the telegram chat BEFORE i have any problems? How would.i even know of, or even care about, the stupid telegram chat when i download the app? People only go to support when they have problems, not to read every single post that every Tom Dick and Hary posted about the app. And, how would i even access support AFTER the problem occured and my phone wont boot? Im lucky i had a TWRP backup. I feel sorry for others who dont. Seriously developer, get real bud.

  57. A Google user-avatar

    Works absolutely fine, I am fairly new to rooting, but this process was simple and easy to understand. Bad reviews are likely due to user error and a lack of understanding to what rooting may be. I highly recommend this app if you wish to customize your phone to your liking.

  58. Brock-avatar

    this app used to be great, now it only works for a meager amount of apps. apps that used to work with the theme engine are no longer working and there is now this additional step required for each app to be themed, and it seems sketchy. swift black not working on gmail, chrome, soundcloud, and spotify to name a few. working for snapchat and google app only

  59. Terry Colley-avatar

    I've had 1 bad noob experience 6 months ago.. And that was not uninstalling a theme before installing another. Ya'll know how that went.. Read instructions a 2nd time thoroughly.. Never had ANY issues since reading instructions thoroughly.. And if you set your settings right, you'll never have to update your theme manually. It's a Proper Themer!! #OnePlus5T

  60. Aditya Mishra-avatar

    Works as described. Making and applying overlays couldn't be any easier than this. A big thanks for this awesome app!!

  61. Aaron Gagnier-avatar

    Can't use this at all unless I pay for something else it forces me to click. Thought it was free to use, as claimed. EDIT TO ANSWER DEVS RESPONSE: I did read it and didn't feel that I should be forced to buy Andromeda as a piggy-back. My solution was to share my experience and continue with the plethora of actually free options that do the same thing and more. There are endless resources available outside the store. Was genuinely curious about this project though. Oh well I suppose :\

  62. Joshua H-avatar

    A free app that forces you to pay for another app to make the free app work...Snarky, negative replies to some reviews made me give a pass on this app. (scroll down and read some) I love to theme, and due to my phone being unrootable, I'd have to use this, but I'm not wasting my money or time on this misleading shite, I'll put up with stock look.

  63. d e a d b o y-avatar

    I like this app for what it does but my phone on the other hand hates this app. So I just bought the flux theme and tried to apply it with the engine and yikes something that said root free really isnt, after i build and enable it finishes but says requires root after i belive it said either the march or may security update. So after it says this i end up restarting my phone and all i get is a black screen saying systemui not responding its a bummer that i cant get the theme i wanted.

  64. Ashok Mitra-avatar

    I flash roms on a regular basis.This is combatible with most of them(almost all of them).If it doesnt work then flash a better custom rom from a geniune forum(a paid one is better than free forums to be frank). Do try the paid themes;they are really worth the money(probably the only way to support the devs apart from the 5 star rating and a positive review😇). Finally do check the puking features of your rom before raging here.

  65. Dilwinder Johal-avatar

    Dilwinder Johal

    2018-10-26T01:50:48.309Z

    I didn't update the app nor did I update the playstore yet my subsratum app keeps on crashing. It says verification failed even when I connect it to andromeda. Due to this, my other apps aren't working because I can't uninstall and install newer overlays. Before this substratum worked wonderfully.

  66. David Agusti Hernandez-avatar

    David Agusti Hernandez

    2019-04-26T03:15:44.622Z

    I didn't root my Nexus 5X using Magisk. I used another method. The old Substratum version didn't need Magisk to work. Now, after having checked the logs I see that the new version needs Magisk to work. So I am stuck with the old substratum. Why the change? Why does the new version need Magisk when the previous one worked fine without it?

  67. barron CASH-avatar

    i loved this much more on Oreo but when my note 9 one ui update came, well it's a whole different story. now with Andromeda on the note 9, it will work on pie oneui without root. but i recommend biohazard for Samsung pitch black, and Sprite for Samsung note 9, although the choices have skimmed down from Oreo, like many different Ascents for many and some have no accent, also the biohazard navbar and status bar can only be blue you don't have a choice and some times only the nav bar will stay blue and status bar stats white. I want my Oreo back. but I give 5 stars for Oreo version. there's nothing like it 4.5 for one ui because Ascent changing lost in many apps

  68. sean jun-avatar

    "It seems that verification has failed. Try force closing and relaunching. If this issue persists, please try reinstalling the addon from play store". I already do the instructions but it doesn't work. Please help! Ps: problem solved, thanks! 👍

  69. C Brown-avatar

    Wont apply any themes or turn the overlay dark. eventually something came up saying that it couldnt fall back to root. i cant root my device without getting device banned from games. edit: just got the phone after using 4.2. also your description calks about rooted and unrooted for different operating systems so i got confused and thought I had Oreo. As for my phone not being supported, maybe a full compatability list would prevent this. No need to get rude.

  70. mikel pelayo-avatar

    Hi im sorry for the bad rating but i find this app unstable for my s9. Frst it caused me bootloops issue. 2nd whenever i restart phone i will need to uninstall and reinstall overlays again or else it wont wrk. 3rd now it does not work anymore for some reason -_- i would love to get redund for this

  71. Dovahkiin-avatar

    my goshh, not every phone will working with substratum. it's best with aosp based rom with root access, even if you run the same cusrom source with different devices it wouldnt performs the same. because of different rom dev. dont blame substratum, because some stock rom like miui doesnt support overlays and that cause a not optimal result. i am always enjoying substratum. but 3.8 stars is just mehh

  72. Nayan Dutta-avatar

    Probably the best out there in the market..Loved it...I am using A custom Pixel experience rom..And it works like a charm..great details given to all the apps...Awesome work devs...keep thinking high..few apps like Facebook lite, Google rewards and some other apps are not themed..thats okay...I needed a pitch black whatsapp and a pitch black system..which I got...thanks :) Loved your work.

  73. Joe Millner-avatar

    Great app, clearly misunderstood by idiots trying to do things you're not supposed to. Rather than rate this awesome app down, help troubleshoot issues with the app so it has a chance to make things better.

  74. Oklahoma 2030-avatar

    Very deceptive practices these developers are using. Doesn't work as described, using a pay to play practice meaning you can only use themes that are paid for Samsung 7.0 +. Will slow your phone down massively and cause all kinds of blackouts and force closing of apps. You've been warned.

  75. Technical Talk-avatar

    Yeah.. it is very good app and good job done by developers. Well it could be more interesting if there is preview option for theme. Cause each time you apply a theme to see change view each time you have to reboot your phone so it is kinda sucking activity. Else good job again.

  76. Nick-avatar

    I used this app for many years on my rooted OnePlus 5. I had no problems with it whatsoever. One day I decided to update from the play store, and ever since then it stopped working. Still on android 8.1. I only updated the app. Now I cant put back or disable any of the overlays. Guess I'll try again when I update to Android 9 or 10 and re r-root OR get a new phone but this app was great when it worked

  77. Boris-avatar

    Doesnt work, unable to fall back to rooted device

  78. Naveen Kumar-avatar

    Substratum lite works even very well without crashing themes layout. Must try lite version.

  79. Mahdi Haraji-avatar

    Previously I loved substratum but now that I installed pie on my S8 I have no use for this app edit: well I mean after spending so much on substratum and its themes being unable to use it is just... anyways its not like anything can be done on your side I always appreciate your hardworks, I just hope google fixes this

  80. Homayoon Vafamehr-avatar

    Homayoon Vafamehr

    2019-04-01T04:35:45.948Z

    I don't get the bad rating of this app. It's a complicated app and if you're using some f***d up non vanilla Android ROM it's your fault not substratum. just don't use what you don't understand. substratum has a rescue mod and you only need custom recovery for that. loosing data or getting stock in boot loop means only one thing, "You don't know what you are doing!" They have done such a hard work and you stupid heads give them low rating 😡😠

  81. Dr. Shiplum Agnihotri-avatar

    Dr. Shiplum Agnihotri

    2019-08-22T17:11:27.580Z

    When I was on oreo, this app worked flawlessly. But on Android Pie, this app doesn't work without root. And Andromeda doesn't run on Android Pie. So now, this app is of no use to me. But still, when I was on Oreo, this app allowed me to change themes of phone without rooting, by using Andromeda. Hence, 5 stars.

  82. Aniel Mac-avatar

    Already it used to take a lot of effort to install overlays with help of Andromeda, now the overlays just get stuck while installing. Invested alot of time into making it work, all went to waste .Had put in alot of money and time over the themes to turn my boring stock android UI into something beautiful. All went to waste.

  83. Ameer I-avatar

    The list of installed overlays is buggy, and does not include all the apps, because of this I'm having a hard time uninstalling overlays that broke Snapchat. I'm using Andromeda

  84. Monty Midnight-avatar

    Doesnt say that rooting is required. installed and got a message saying "could not fall back on rooted mode" so it was a waste for me to install since my phone cant be rooted.

  85. A Google user-avatar

    I'm using the same exact version of substratum on both my lg g5 and nexus 5. I'm running the same custom rom (crdroid) on both phones yet the theme "neon blue" fails and errors out on the nexus 5. It runs perfect on my lg g5. why won't this work on my Nexus 5??? It is the same exact operating system that my LG G5 is running. Both nougat 7.1.2. update: Nexus 5 is a powerful phone. Its Age is meaningless. even on an Oreo rom, this substratum theme doesn't work.

  86. Aftab Ak-avatar

    No longer supported for aosp android 10 roms need to fix lot of things...

  87. Brady O'Sullivan-avatar

    Brady O'Sullivan

    2019-01-02T06:40:41.283Z

    I gave you 5 stats because i dont want the apps rating to go down because of what I see from other people this is a great app. But whenever I attempt enable a theme i get a pop up saying " Substratum could not connect to the Andromeda backend" which means I cant enable themes. I really want to be able to use this app so either update the app or if you can, give me some help to try and fix this issue.

  88. Alejandro Soto-avatar

    Installed the app and worked perfectly for a week. Now it show the error "verification failed" I already forced stop the app, uninstall and install and nothing happens. I download it mostly for a dark mode theme but it did not work for the most popular social media as Instagram.

  89. ks adithya-avatar

    Waste of time.. the app provokes u to install another paid app...only after installing that paid app, this app 'll work....### @Char, it's pretty bad to expect all the users to go through the app desc, the ux should do that..if you want people to pay for your app, make this a paid one , don't waste user's time by forcing to pay for an add-on app...

  90. Prestieger-avatar

    Did everything the app told me to do. I paid for Andromeda and connected it to my device. I am on the Samsung galaxy s8 and no theme works on my device. It just keeps saying that I have to select a valid overlay state when nothing works. Help if you can devs

  91. bugs 30-avatar

    Installs for "free" only to say it needs $2 to work. Partial functionality with a pay to upgrade would be acceptable but calling it free is dishonest. Edit: Nowhere in the main description does it say that it requires a paid addon to make a free app work. The app also doesn't indicate any paid addons. A simple statement saying requires paid addons clearly in the description could easily correct things instead of telling a customer RTFM. Certain things shouldn't be buried in the manual.

  92. Anthony Carbone-avatar

    Anthony Carbone

    2018-09-23T15:39:40.329Z

    I just love having to buy a total different addon when I updated my galaxy j7 from 7.0 to 8.1. I didnt like having to buy sungstratum but I did thinking to would be the only thing I would need. But now sungstratum is useless and I need another addon. This is the WORST way to do things, seems like a cash grab if I have ever seen one. Edit: Please explain why sungstratum doesn't work anymore then?

  93. ツpatxs-avatar

    used it on two phones so far. one was legacy(marshmallow) and the other is my current one on pie. neither worked on the first try due to ROM issues but overall, the app is simple and easy-to-use. very effective and fast themeing, especially if you have OMS.

  94. Newtron Malayalam-avatar

    Newtron Malayalam

    2019-05-09T03:56:34.636Z

    After installing it I opened it and it says you need samsung addon to theme your device. Then I priced one from play store and also installed some themeswith sustratum. After I restarted my device, there is no changes. I rooted my device and opened substratum without installing Samsung addon. It required Samsung's addon again. It is working fine when I installed AOSP rom in it. Maybe. But in my case it is not working. Model : gt58wifi Android 7.1.1 experience ui 8+

  95. Venkatadri Naidu T-avatar

    Venkatadri Naidu T

    2019-11-26T04:05:09.213Z

    I've installed it after a while and I don't know what happened it is not working now which was fine before. I tried different themes but none of it worked. I need support!!!

  96. Nanu Money-avatar

    Can't get it working on my Samsung A2 Core which is running Android Go 8.1.0

  97. Patrick Dunlop-avatar

    Latest update broke theming. All layers were removed upon the update, and could not apply any with multiple reboots. Had to resort to previous build on my phone in order to use layers. Not sure if it's latest build or if the dev for the themes need to update. Sucks

  98. A Google user-avatar

    "Failed to verify?" What is this nonsense, the app was just fine a few weeks ago now I'm getting this message. I uninstalled and re-installed and I'm getting the same problem. Seems like a waste purchasing andromeda...

  99. Tawsif Abrar-avatar

    Ive applied the swift black theme on almost all my apps, but after the update the overlays stopped working on Instagram and Google Play store. Andromeda backends connect, but when i try building and enabling the Google Play store theme and Instagram theme, the progress bar remains still and nothing happens the whole time. Please help kindly @Projekt Development Team

  100. Dave Harrenburg-avatar

    Dave Harrenburg

    2019-01-18T06:30:04.482Z

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S7, which I expected this to work on, as it's very popular, but then, when I opened the app, it told me to go to another app, which costs money. Overall it's not free and all it does is redirect me to another app unless I pay money.