MOD Customize Your ZUK Z2 #makeitgreat

Magz Heaven

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Android has become a platform of customizations. There are plenty ways to make your phone unique in every way. There are plenty of ways to customize your phone, starting from launcher, fonts, navigation bar, etc. Lets start. :)

Note: Preferably for rooted phones only.

Part 1 Launchers, icons packs, and CMTE (Compatible with MM and N)

Lets start with the launcher. There are plenty of 3rd party launchers around, but the only launcher that really fits for me is the Nova Launcher.

Nova Launcher(paid) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher


It is highly customizable, with a lot of configurations to check out. I have a back up of my setting, I can upload it if you guys want.

Next is the icon packs. A lot of icon packs, both paid and free ones are on the store, but nothing beats the paid ones when it comes to updates and stuffs(base on my observation)

Pixel IP(paid) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ciaostudio.pixeliconpack

I like the round edges of all the icons, and they blend perfectly with my dark background, emphasizing their colors and contrast.

Umbra(paid)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ryanmkelly.me.umbra
Still a good icon pack with deeper colors. Check this out


With the help of CMTE, you guys can further customize your phone. I'm on Nougat for a while now, so you guys can just check out the available good CM themes from Playstore. :)

Mentioned above️ are just a few of customizations you can do. What really excites me is the integration of OMS commits in the latest RR-N and Mokee N ROMs. There are tons of things that can be customized using substratum, and I barely even use 0.1% of it, pun intended. (Evil laugh)

Part 2 (Substratum Engine for N)

Read here what is substratum: (recommended to read) https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/themes/projekt-substratum-t3423623

Very important note: Before applying any overlays, you must first read and understand the consequences you will encounter in case bootloops will occur.

For those who want to use overlays. It was implemented recently to RR. Thanks for @davidevinavil's work.


Download the substratum legacy app from playstore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=projekt.substratum
Give all permission, you will also get a root permission for masquerade, which will run the OMS commits.
@davidevinavil's ROM supports OMS. Then you choose a dark substratum theme from playstore. I recommend Swift Black https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brit.swiftblack.layers, though it is a paid app, it is worth the money, the black is so deep that it almost looked like the screen is totally off, except for the icons that are visible. Hehe


Font.

SubFont is a pretty cool app for subs engine. Pretty neat, and very easy to use. There are a lot of fonts you can choose from.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alldev.subfont


Nav Bar. Yes, I know most of our custom ROMs implemented nav bars, to avoid confusion using the one and only capacitive button thay we have. What if I tell you we can further customize it to the way we wanted? :)

(Substratum)Navigate Bar
Free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rc.navigate
Paid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rc.navigatedonate
You can choose from a lot of varieties of nav bar icons. Pretty neat if you ask me.

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For Sound Mods

Discussion and Development https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/r-s-e-sound-systems-auditory-research-t3379709


ARISE Mods.
http://www.arisesound.com/Builds/

Use the NON-AROMA.

You can choose what adds on you want to activate. I personally used it, just check the screenshot for suggestions of adds on you want to activate.

It has a AROMA type installer, recommended to flash using @Fedor917's latest v3.0.3-0 TWRP. Other TWPRs will give you problems such as inverted screen and non-responsive screen when installing.

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Boot Animation (Flash it thru TWRP)

Google Black: https://mega.nz/#!px1HGJSZ!2YFMRAvtHRvN7ctvhxaj2VlvFz9-85mifK5UAmjOt8k

Screen shots (sorry for the quality)



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Cameras

Most of the new ROMs right now have mediocre camera apps preinstalled. The devs are having a hard time because of bugs, so just leave them to them. I have a list of flashable camera apps that are functioning well with good picture and vid output. Just try them :)

Note: All of these are working well, except for the builds I mentioned that they wont work on. Hope you can understand.

Snapdragon Camera for CM13: https://mega.nz/#!gktTkATS!1CWbAQ4rC5fsAaF5XomeVJ9UyhQK-jS3meeZfqkkZA4


-Working on all CM13 based ROMs, also with LineageOS and Mokee MM and N
-Not working on DU 7.1.1(crashes)

Ported Camera from Moto : https://mega.nz/#!R08A0BhK!AW5CQ5q0ESmgmKxkf3ZawIuf8okzhJGy696amEeq0Lo

-Tried on CM13, RR-MM. Haven't tried on Nougat builds.

Snapdragon Camera v2.2
https://mega.nz/#!gktTkATS!1CWbAQ4rC5fsAaF5XomeVJ9UyhQK-jS3meeZfqkkZA4


-Everything works perfectly on DU. I still havent tested on MM. Just try it

Snapdragon Camera v3 https://mega.nz/#!xtMEiJAZ!EAiHhpQPgRYc3G0SKhRRct0FfnH3Bhi1Cmh2sQp7ISc



(Continuous Shot isnt working, bug: sometimes, when using flash when capturing photos, it wont capture anything, and will just send you to the app crashing frequently)

-Working well with DU, but I havent tried it on other builds. Just try it on other ROMs

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That's it guys. Thanks for reading. :) It is all a matter of preferences. Share your mods and settings too if you want. :)
 
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I have battery drain problems using it on 02/02 build of RR. you?

El Psy Congroo
I didn't make a full cycle so I don't know yet. Maybe battery will drain more when listening music due to viper processing, but it shouldn't affect it when device is idle or when you aren't playing music

Can you precise your battery drain ?
Have you betterbatterystats installed ?
 
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I didn't make a full cycle so I don't know yet. Maybe battery will drain more when listening music due to viper processing, but it shouldn't affect it when device is idle or when you aren't playing music

Can you precise your battery drain ?
Have you betterbatterystats installed ?
The drain was rather lower than with DIVINEBEATS
 

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Which addons recommended for arise? Aroma installer was giving me wrong orientation


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Never bought anything in the Play Store, if I buy the theme '' DestinyDark '', can I use it on android 7.0 on any device? Even if I change the device in the future?
 

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Never bought anything in the Play Store, if I buy the theme '' DestinyDark '', can I use it on android 7.0 on any device? Even if I change the device in the future?
Yep as long as the acct(google) you used is logged on that said device. :) Any purchases made by that acct is usable in all devices that acct is logged on to.

Seems beautiful :)


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To install Arises is it just to install zip directly by TWRP? Do not need to modify SELinus for permissive? Is it even draining less battery than the Divine beats? Same sound quality?
Install it thru twrp, it will then move you to the installation proper of ARISE(aroma), then you can install with add ons or not, it will ask you to set to permissive mode f you will flash add ons.

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Install it thru twrp, it will then move you to the installation proper of ARISE(aroma), then you can install with add ons or not, it will ask you to set to permissive mode f you will flash add ons.

El Psy Congroo
I did not understand this part:
''it will then move you to the installation proper of ARISE(aroma)''
After installing by TWRP need to download aroma is it? And through that aroma do I choose the add ons?