BigBlu Substratum Theme

BigBlu Substratum Theme








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By cerj Category Personalization

Description & Details

Custom Transparent or Black Substratum/OMS Theme

Welcome to Big Blu, a Unique Custom Theme for the Substratum Theme System. Using Black or Transparent backgrounds and Blue accents, Big Blu will transform your device and theme some of your favorite apps. Big Blu gives you the option to choose from multiple buttons or no buttons at all, and they will show throughout the theme and across many themed apps. Just choose the button you want when enabling the Android System overlay and your ready to go.

BigBlu is not set up for Android Oreo right now. I will update it for Oreo very soon

As I add more and more apps to BigBlu the more it is becoming a necessity to reboot.
Please reboot after you install or update overlays to set all resources


Samsung users, BigBlu may theme some of your user apps, but this theme is meant to run on its own framework for AOSP and CM based roms, it was never built for TW. I may make a TW Theme for Samsung devices, so keep up with me on my Google Plus page. Thank you

You need to be on a rom that has all the latest OMS commits for this theme to fully work. Please use the Big Blu Android System Overlay to get the best overall experience when running this theme. Big Blu was made to run on its own Framework. Go thru the list and check the correct overlay choices for your rom, if you have any issues, choose the other choice in the overlay list.

***Please reboot to get all theme resources to set and update*** Thank you

Big Blu is tested on and fully supports N7.1.1 - DU11-11.1, RR v5.8.1-5.8.2, Screwd v3.1.1, AICP12.1, GZR Tesla v3.7/Validus v13.7, AEX, OwnROM, and CM14 using the Substratum Theme Engine. Big Blu should work across many different roms and devices. If you have any issues after applying the theme, please use the Substratum Rescue zip or the Substratum Rescue Legacy zip. You can also go into recovery and navigate to the .substratum folder and delete the " current_overlays.xml " or the individual overlay that is causing issues in data/app and reboot.

For Gboard to theme use v6.1.171 or lower and choose Material Dark. If you want my buttons/keys to show enable key borders in settings

Themed Apps

Changelog and a List of all System, User and Google apps included

If you notice something that needs fixing, or if BB is missing icons for your favorite rom, send me an email at

Installing After installing Big Blu allow the Substratum app to completely build the themes cache. This theme has 0ver 100 apps themed and it will take a few to fully install.

Updating If you run into any issues while updating Big Blu or any other Substratum Theme, Un-Install the theme and clear the Substratum apps cache and data. Give all permissions to the Substratum app and Re-Install the theme.


Thank you

Daveyannihilation, for helping me get my Substratum theme started. Please check out his theme Domination.
Nicholas Chum, the code Master and creator of Substratum.
These guys are such an asset to the Android community

Big Shout out and Thank you to,
The Code Sicario's, you know who you are.
Bryan, Davey and Train88 from TBO, check out all their goodies
XDA, its a great place to learn and share.

Thank you to the big "G"- Google, for Android OS, and all the great apps they build for us on the Google Play Store.

First Seen
Last Seen
SOME Signals
Android Version
7.0 and up
Content Rating
Installs (Google)
500 - 1000
APK Name

Latest Ratings

Dan 5
Not all system apps will get themed on stock TW, but awesome job on the user apps and icons! Looks superb! Looking forward to future updates!
Sir 5
More Blue Chrome.Great theme Btw, looking forward to future updates.
So so good, I had to but it twice... ;)
Just 5
I've tried all of the "Transparent" substratum themes (and some of the dark ones), and this is, by far, the best! Plus, the dev is active and helpful and constantly improving the theme! If you are looking for a unified Android UI experience, get substratum and get this... You will be blown away!
Steve 5
Themes and mods by cerj FTW. Had his work on my Note3. Very happy to find it again for Note 8.
Goat 5
Awesome as usual! Love to see this for Sammy users. Note 8 needs some love. But the themed apps are definitely a nice touch for this device. Thanks for all your hard work!
Mark 5
Just killing it. This is how it's done. Great job brobro....
Barry 5
A perfect blend of blue and black , with a hint of bling mixed in. Clean and comprehensive throughout all areas touched. A job well done. Never fails to deliver. Keep it up !!
Jesse 5
Awesome Blue Theme! Absolutely Love it and the continued updates rock! Thank you Dev! Keep up the amazing work💪👍
Big 5
The Greatest Themer of All Time!! We can now use his themes on unrooted Samsung S8+!!! Love my phone and this kick butt theme!! Thanks Jaybro!!
Tyler 5
This is my absolutely fave theme out there. I loved your themes for cm theme engine. And was seriously considering reverting back to cm 13 so the at my stuff looked and felt right. But now with all the great themers migrating to substratum we can finally enjoy your skill & fresh design taste once again!!! I'm thrilled and like I said you hit it out of the park with this one Im so pleased. Thanks so much for your hard work n effort in designing and building in my humble opinion one of the best substrat. Themes out. There to date. I can't wait for your future iterations. Also I'm hoping the big G pulls there head out of its u know what and for, Android-O, officially endorses and includes substratum into the stock aosp ROM & begins shipping at last an theme engine with the android os our of the box! That hopefully is not a pipe dream anymore!!

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