How can i make the notification/statusbar for Android 4.3 transparent, i know launchers like Dodol Launcher, Smart Launcher and Go Launcher has a transparent bar option. But i want it to be like it is in Android 5.0's notificationbar, so if the bar is light blue the statusbar becomes a little darker blue color.

i don't mean to do it in like Youtube, i mean if you can program it into an Android app, like this import system.ui.transparentbar


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First of all - device must be rooted (which of course voids warranty) for having transparent status bar and navigation bar too. And yes, as @Adem said Xposed Framework is the popular way to do that. After that you have to do some workaround for proper functioning of the app. There are some tutorials based on this on XDA-Dev website. Also, there are high chances of soft-bricking the phone in the process.

  • I meant like doing it in Eclipse for an app.
    – Liam Rabe
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 13:36
  • I'm no developer and I don't know anything about that. You could ask this here programmers.stackexchange.com Commented May 23, 2015 at 13:47

If your device is rooted you could install Tinted Statusbar (Xposed). This will do what you want.

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    Could you mention a brief description of the said app? That would make this answer more useful to a reader who wouldn't want to click, find and read a description on some other site.
    – Firelord
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 3:15
  • Be aware that Tinted StatusBar (TSB) requires an enormous amount of configuration; whilst it can automatically detect colours for some apps, you may well need to manually set up colours for each and every app you want it to work with.
    – user43185
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 10:49
  • I knew about that app, but i meant more for development, in eclipse. gonna edit my question so it makes sense. but thanks
    – Liam Rabe
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 13:35

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