Since Android 5.0 Lollipop was released a few months ago, every one is trying with all possibilities to get pieces of the new OS ported to their devices. Lollipop has brought a lot of new graphic elements which make everything cleaner and easier to the eye.
New animations, status bar and navigation bar icons are a few changes that Android 5.0 has brought. The best way of tasting the new version of Android is by installing a custom ROM of course. If you are into flashing ROMs, check out our CyanogenMod 12 section and see if your phone is there.
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If you don’t want to install CyanogenMod 12 custom ROM to enjoy Android 5.0 Lollipop, then you can enjoy pieces of it. Some of the most requested features are the status bar icons and the new navigation bar. You can get these two on your phone without having to install an entire ROM.
The navigation bar on Android 5.0 Lollipop is a lot different compared to KitKat. Icons now are geometrical shapes instead of the usual ones. Icons include a triangle, circle and square.
You can get them on your Android phone very easily without having to install a Lollipop ROM. To do so, you have to install the popular Xposed framework, enable a module and you are good to go.
Installing Android 5.0 Lollipop status bar and navigation icons
- Download and install Xposed framework on your phone (link)
- Install the APK. Xposed Installer application will be installed. Open the app and download the framework.
- Download Xstana module (link) and install it.
- Activate the module. To do so, go to Xposed Installer > Modules.
- Using the module, you can change icons of the navigation bar and status bar.
You can choose from different options like Galaxy Touchwiz, LG G3, HTC Sense Personalized, Yosemite and of course, Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Once you have selected the setup you want, simply reboot your phone for the changes to take effect. You can enjoy the Lollipop navigation bar on Galaxy devices too by simply enabling it on build.prop file.