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Shaggyskunk1
Expert Level 5
It was just a hope that Samsung wouldn't BLOCK Substratum Overlays on the S8 series & Note8 One UI Update... But They DID 😑
At least we can still make our phones look good on the S9 series & Note9 One UI devices. 
Bad enough that we don't have any possibility of Administrator Rights on North American Snapdragon devices - But messing with our ability to customize the UI is just WRONG! πŸ‘Ž
Already Confirmed that Substratum does NOT work on the S10 series πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ˜‘
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CHMultimedia
Expert Level 5
Sigh. That's just messed up. Why can't customers do what they want on their devices?

I'll be honest, I NEED IT. This theming engine goes beyond Samsung's apps. And they help saving me from blindness due to pure white screens in a dim environment.

I'm not going to consider any Substratum-less device. (Hoping the full Tab S5 isn't going to block it, because I really want a SD855 Tablet with a pen)
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FragmentedChicken
Active Level 5
I don't think there's any other device that supports it out of the box (unless you're using Andromeda on Oreo)

The S9 and Note9 will lose it eventually too. I wouldn't hold my breath
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FragmentedChicken
Active Level 5
What did you expect? The OneUI update on the S8 was confirmed to remove support for custom overlays. It's only a matter of time before we lose the Note9 and S9 as well.
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cmdacos
Active Level 5
Google restricted it, not Samsung. Not a Samsung problem to fix.
https://www.xda-developers.com/android-p-blocks-custom-overlays-substratum-themes/
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cmdacos
Active Level 5
right but if android 9 doesnt allow it, how is One UI supposed to?
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cmdacos
Active Level 5
got it. wasn't aware that Samsung somehow overrode the Pie limitation for the 9 series.
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