Android P blocks Substratum Themes from being installed

The Android P Developer Preview has been released for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, it has already brought a lot of changes. But among that probably this change won’t make people happy. Custom overlays can’t be being installed on Android P anymore. That means no more rootless Substratum. The substratum is a rootless way to install custom themes on Android. No more custom themes. It’s all gone.

This means that you can no longer use the theme engine Substratum, much less access it through the use of the app Andromeda, which allowed him to run the theme engine without having to resort to the root of the terminal. The reason for blocking is to be sought in stricter security rules that Google has applied to the new version of Android, which automatically blocks the installation of any theme that does not contain a certificate of authenticity verified by the system, a bit like made by Razer on the customization of your Razer you will be met with an error message in logical.

From this, we can understand that the only overlays installed by the system will be allowed to run. This is a similar behavior to the theme engine on the Razer Phone, and it’s incredibly disappointing to now see this happen in Android P.

On the other hand, the truth that overlays can nonetheless be put in through the Android P components itself leaves a minimum of somewhat hoping that Google may introduce its personal theming components for Android, one that it controls and will pressure issues to abide through Subject matter Design 2 tips. On the other hand, this turns out not likely, as Google is most likely extra fascinated by protecting theming out altogether. Now, Android P breaks this service, and the folks who use it are not pleased. Rightfully so, though.

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