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A no-root status bar replacement for Android.
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A message from the idiot that wrote this program:

Status has not been abandoned, but is now incompatible with a growing range of devices due to a variety of problems detailed in issue #87. Unfortunately, there is nothing that I or any other developer can do to prevent this. If the Play Store says that your device is incompatible, then there is nothing that I can do to help you other than point you to one of the links below about why it will not function.

Status will continue to receive support for devices below Android Oreo for as long as it remains in the interest of the community.


Status is a status bar replacement that draws an overlay on top of the system-generated status bar. This means that the actual status bar is only hidden under the replacement; touch gestures are not overridden, and the standard notification panel is still shown. It needs a lot of permissions in order to obtain the information needed to display in the status bar. These are listed below.

Special thanks to the contributors that have helped to design the app, fix issues, and translate it to different languages:


  • Accessibility Service: used to attempt to get the status bar color of the current app if the 'status bar coloring' preference is enabled.
  • Notification Access: used to get the icons of the current notifications.
  • System Alert Window, System Overlay Window: used to draw the status bar above all other apps.
  • Battery Stats: used to find if the battery is charging and what percent it is at.
  • Network State, Phone State: gets the type and connection of the phone network, and if airplane mode is enabled.
  • Wifi State: finds if wifi is enabled and how good the connection is.
  • Bluetooth: find if bluetooth is enabled & connected or not.
  • Location Services: finds if GPS is enabled.
  • Alarm: find if an alarm is set.
  • External Storage: backup/restore all settings from a file.



Okay, there aren't really any guidelines over issue formatting provided that you don't create issues that already exist, test the app throughly before creating an issue (ex: try clearing the app data), and don't create issues like "It's pointless, just use root". You're not helping.

Pull Requests

Contributions are accepted. See for more information.


There used to be a list of all the possible icon formats here to use as a reference, but I stopped updating it and it's pretty useless now. If you want to make status bar icons to add to this app, either contact me or look in the repository for the existing icon files.


Copyright 2018 James Fenn

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