Step By Step Guide On How to Install Substratum On Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are one of the best smartphones available on the market right now. The one thing that the smartphone lacks is the abundance of good themes. This is why you need to install the most popular theme engine on the market named Substratum. Even though the smartphones are great, they faced a lot of controversies and issues from time to time which has definitely eroded some of its premium brand value.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL almost has stock Android and not completely stock Android because there are some exclusive features on top of stock Android. Google does not have an exclusive theme marketplace which has become a regular thing for other premium smartphone manufacturers. Don’t worry if you have Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL because you can download and install Substratum on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL without rotting your device.
Substratum On Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL –
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with Android Oreo which enables them to have Android’s best theme engine Substratum without rooting. Previously, the leader among Android theme engine was CyanogenMod. After that, CM theme engine became popular but it also went into oblivion. Then the popularity of Substratum theme engine started to rise but the problem was that it supported only on the rooted device. From Android Oreo, the requirement of the rooted device is out of the window and it can be installed on devices without getting them rooted. The following is the procedure to install Substratum for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
- Download Substratum App
- Download Andromeda App
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Steps To Install Substratum on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Step 1. Install the above two apps from the Play Stores links provided.
Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL by going to Settings> System> Developer Options> USB Debugging.
Step 3. Launch Andromeda app and it will show the connection status as disconnected.
Step 4. Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB.
Step 5. Download Andromeda Client from Downloads section to your computer. Extract and run the batch zip from the unzipped file. Press Enter key when prompted and it will run the script. It will launch Substratum automatically.
Step 6. Open Andromeda again and make sure the connection status is connected. Disconnect your phone from your computer.
Now, you can go to Play Stores and select any Substratum theme to install and apply. But remember that, the connection will be lost when you reboot your phone. In such a case, you have to connect it in the same way again.