Many tutorials have been popping up about how to change Notification bar color, some are done with the aid of root (must have a rooted Android device) while some don't need rooting. Nevertheless, almost all the third-party apps that I've come across in the Google play store or the internet doesn't give the exact look of a true Android Notification bar and panel rather they look odd and different from that of a real Android notification bar and panel.

Therefore, in this tutorial - I'll like to guide you on how you can change your notification bar and Notification panel color as well as giving it a pleasant look of a true Android Notification bar and notification panel color. Hence, you can still customize it to your own preferred design and color.

Aside from customizing your notification bar and panel color I'll also like to introduce another feature in addition of the ones I've already added, I mean the Heads-up Notification. I could remember clearly the very first time Android 5 (Lollipop) came out, everyone was eager to get Android Lollipop running on their devices and the unfortunate ones make use of third-party apps in customizing their Android phone to look like lollipop device (I was a victim too lol) until I came across Roms and how to flash ROMs (either with Computer or a custom recovery "CWM, TWRP, COT etc") although that wasn't the case here. Hmm, I'm just trying to brief you about how eager most of us were to run Android Lollipop and it's alluring features.
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Anyways, to avoid being carried away by my experience back then, it's high time I should begin with the tutorial but to make my point clear, this tutorial is all about personalizing your Notification panel and Notification bar color/background, in addition of heads-up notification. that is, two different works in one app. Whereas, I'll pick the tutorial one after the other so as not to complicate issues or get you confused. At first, I'll like to tutor you guys on how to customize notification bar and Notification panel background.

At first, you need to download Material Status Bar. However, restrictions are applied to this app until you download the pro version of this app. Well, I can't tell how this app might look in the free version because this tutorial is done using the pro version of the app. So after downloading and installing it then launch the app, at the first page of the app - you'll see something like NOTIFICATIONS and ACCESSIBILITY, this means granting permission to the app.


Like I already said at the first page of the app that​ you'll see some words written as NOTIFICATIONS and ACCESSIBILITY it's left for you to choose any of the both that you want to apply or grant Permission to but before you get to the NOTIFICATIONS and ACCESSIBILITY, you need to toggle on the app first. Click on anyone of the two, it'll navigate you on where to configure each and everyone of it but if it didn't then you have to follow this procedure.
For the NOTIFICATIONS​, follow this steps - Go-to Setting =>Security =>Notification access =>Click on Material Status Bar, accept the terms and conditions then toggle it on, hit the back button to go back to the app.
For the ACCESSIBILITY, follow this steps - Go-to Setting =>Accessibility =>Tap on Material Status Bar, accept the warning then toggle it on as well, tap the back button to go back to the app.

★ After you must have granted access to the app, click on the theme and select the type of theme you want (it could be Lollipop, Gradient, Dark Gradient or Flat) the option is yours.

★ Click on Transparent Status Bar, then select the launcher that you're using, make sure you toggle on USE DARK ICON so as to blend with any area you are in.

APP LIST - Choose the color you want for each app while BLACK LIST - Is  to disable the status bar in a specific app. Anyways, this feature is not needed just want to include it.

★ Next, click on the OPTION BUTTON (three horizontal line) then select CUSTOMIZE and toggle on the three features in it (it is optional).

★ Click on the OPTION BUTTON again then select NOTIFICATION PANEL, Enable Notification panel.

★ Click on the PANEL THEME and select your preferred theme color and background.

★ Toggle COLORIZE PANEL on if not the background will remain blue.

CUSTOMIZE PROFILE PIC, well this is the picture that appears when Notification panel of brought down. It can also be seen as the owners profile where the owners details will be filled.
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Now, you've successfully configured your notification bar and Notification panel so the next tutorial is about how you can integrate Heads-up Notification with the same app (Material Status Bar). This is just an extra feature added to this app to make it more unique and enticing for users to go for it.

★ To activate it, simply tap on the OPTION BUTTON and click on HEADS-UP - Toggle it on and set the preferred color style you want it to display (white or black). Now tap on Heads position and select your preferred position (Below status bar, Over status bar or Bottom of the screen).

The above are the steps that you'll take to get your Notification bar and Notification panel customized, with this steps you can still have the look of a true Android Notification bar and Notification panel color/configuration. Anyways, this app consist of two apps that functions differently. However, this is what I call killing two birds with one stone.


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