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Layer Manager for the fact that you can now install layers on stock, rooted Marshmallow.
Edit: And I might as well say here, that if people end up having trouble booting, they didn't follow the guidelines. To overcome the trouble, /system/vendor/overlay should just be cleared of its content, using a custom recovery. Modifications to the system are contained to this folder, which is one more thing to love about layers.
You'll obviously need to be rooted. Install the app "Layers manager" and the theme called "Prime". Then, open the prime theme and under "general overlays" > "zSettings mod", select "Two columns". Apply the mod and reboot your phone. Android settings will now have two columns. Profit.
EDIT - Links added.
Apps used: Layers Manager, with the Navigate Layers Theme.
If you are rooted, use Layers from the play store. Where you can download other stuff like Gred
You'll also need to download Layers Manager. Launch that, go to "Install overlays", tap "Inversion UI", select which components you want to use, apply, reboot.
As far as I know most themes for Marshmallow work with the stock ROM. All you need is to root, install the Layers Manager, a theme and then install the theme from the manager app. Reboot and that's all.
with root you can use layers (a deprecated predecessor of substratum)
Install a dark theme with layers support
Just with stock android - no.
But stock android has integrated layers/ pro engine, so if you have root you can install Layers manager [link]
And there are tons of black or dark layers/ pro themes in play market.
It looks like the Layers Manager app will let you browse for themes in your filesystem from within the app, and automatically move them to the correct folder for you. You just have to go to the 'install overlays' tab and click the paint roller icon in the bottom right corner.
I have a tablet, too! I had the 7 (2012), and my fiancé bought me the 9 last year for Christmas, I love it.
Once I decided I wanted to root my S4 (because I had no extra space, I had to uninstall apps to update others and used exactly none of the Samsung apps), I found out that it was going to be a HUGE pain in the ass. I'm so pleased with my 6. I always said I'd never get a phablet, but it's great.
OOH, BONUS! One you root on Marshmallow, you can use Layers Manager and apply layers (themes)! It's baked into the OS now. I love Adaway, too. I never realized how many ads I was seeing on my devices.
There is a way, but you have to root your phone and install Layers Manager. Then look for a RRO theme that changes the app drawer to black.
RRO layers work with stock rom on Marshmallow, you might also want to give look to this Google+ Group.
Get the Layers Manager app and try InversionUI if you like it dark. Looks amazing on a Graphite.
Install the Layers Manager app, install the Layers theme you want, set it in Layers Manager, done. Just be careful, as not all of the Layers themes are working on Android 6 (some of them were made for Android Lollipop and not updated since).
Heh. Now I know where my mistake was. You CANNOT use Layers themes on EVERY Android Marshmallow device, but only on Sony devices running Android 6. Why is that, you may ask? - Well, the answer is simple. Sony created its own small "theme engine", which at some point the community adjusted to their needs, creating an evolved version of that engine, Layers, a CMTE (CyanogenMod Theme Engine, but I won't talk about it in this post) alternative for devices running pure stock or close to stock ROMs (systems) with in-built support for said engine. So, if you have root, then go ahead and do what I mentioned in the first part of this post, only with Substratum, which brings Layers to a whole new level. However, if you don't have root, you can only use Layers and only on Sony devices running MM.
Sorry for for misleading information in my previous post - to be frank, I just simply forgot that you need a Sony smartphone to use Layers without root. Sorry :/
You can't really 'theme' Nova so to speak, I think what he meant was you can use full icon packs and it applies across the system. Nova itself isn't really themed. It just sits on top of the core android system.
The core android system is themeable if you root and use Layers Manager
~~its in the tweaksbox. You can set transparency as well!~~
Sorry, reading too fast. I’ve used layers manager before with some success - ill find a link for ya
Edit: this is <strong>one</strong> app I’ve used before with some success. Not the most stable thing but its possible! Worth a shot right?
Rooting you have: [link]
xposed you have: [link]
If you have even more specific changes you want you will need to search xposed modules.
It's the themeing engine that's built into android now as of marshmallow. It's originally made by Sony I believe. To use it you use this app [link]
I just use a dark Layers theme, this properly inverts the light colours on my phone. My eyes are sensitive to light colours and sunlight.. And no, I'm not a vampire.
PS: I use Nova Launcher too. And Launchers are not themes.
Layers is good. You need the manager and a theme like this.
It already has some RRO layers support. Install the layer manager app ([link]) and install a layer theme. It's buggy, but hey, it's something.
Sure, it's a feature of the custom ROM called RRO or Layers. Once you're running it, you use an app to apply a theme.
I recently discovered Layers Manager. If you are rooted and on 6.0, you can easily change themes with it. No custom ROM required. Currently using the Magpie theme.
Edit: Here are a few screens of the pure black theme I've been using.
Install Layers Manager then just find an appropriate theme, e.g. InversionUI, and apply to chrome.
1) no you can't get the KitKat app switcher... the newer recent apps screen was designed to have concurrent activities showing and not just one card per app... besides you should not be clearing recent apps often cos that winds up using more battery/resources every time you start up the app from fresh.
2) there are ways to theme the navigation bar... if you mean using xposed then check this
i can't guarantee that it works in Marshmallow but you can try...
alternatively since you're rooted you can install the Layers Manager
and then install
3) CRT animation I'm not sure.. haven't seen anyone try to get it yet
4) as for removing users icon... no
Layers and cm themes are two different things. You can not use cm themes on layers and vise versa. Cm theme engine is a little more robust, and doesn't require a reboot to apply a theme, but they are bother fairly easy to use.Here is the layers app, and to get themes, just search the Play Store for Layers. if your are wanting a dark theme I recommend either Inversion or TimberWolf.
you can theme the entire OS and 3rd party apps using the RRO layers framework in stock 6.0+ allowing black background on pretty much everything to help take advantage of the OLED display.
Root allows modifying how Doze works, lot of apps like ForceDoze will allow the phone to go straight into Doze with the screen off and ignore all motion so it's always in doze mode when in your pocket. you can whitelist apps too if you use a data messenger like whatsapp or hangouts.
Root allows custom kernels and all their benefits. The big ones for the 6P are high brightness mode which adds an overdrive mode to autobrightness like the samsung amoleds for better visibility in sunlight. it gets the 6P crazy bright. There is also custom color calibration to fix the warm white point that most people hate.
other root uses - custom DPI, titanium backups, sleep/wake gestures, and automation with apps like tasker.
THanks. Found it. [link]
Will check it out.
Is this the correct Layers you mentioned?
Here's my setup!
I have Pure Nexus with Layers Manager, Action Launcher 3 for the Homescreen, Click UI icon pack, Material Islands wallpaper, and I think that's it.
Oh ok you're good then to modify the kernel. To get layers download layer manager here: [link] And find some themes you like on the play store and use that app to apply the theme.
If you don't want stock kernel, get EX kernel here: [link] and the best app to modify it is [link] but it's not free. A good free one is [link].
read up on layers manager
Are you rooted? I use Layers Manager with DestinyDark theme (Inversion UI is good too and free).
It's an RRO Layers theme called InversionUI
Better and and on a different level than CM themes.
One of the popular announcements from the L 5.1 release; it allows for easy device skinning. [link]
theme the whole stock android OS, core apps, + many 3rd party apps. RRO layers are built in to 6.0, just need this app + root to make it really your own. i use domination on my 6P, and inversion UI on my LCD devices.