A no-root status bar replacement for Android.

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Pull requests may still be accepted, but I am no longer actively maintaining it and proper functionality is not guaranteed.

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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.

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

Also, credit to some of Status's other icon sources:


The app is available from both Google Play and F-Droid. However, because of Google Play's policies regarding certain app permissions and battery optimization, some features may not be included in the Google Play version of the app.

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Alternatively, you can download the latest APK from the GitHub releases.


  • 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 and test the app thoroughly before creating an issue (ex: try clearing the app data).

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.


Unless otherwise stated, all code in this repository is published under the Apache 2.0 License as stated below.

Some notable exceptions are:

  • Files in app/src/main/res-google are published under a different license; see the LICENSE file included in that directory.
  • Files in app/src/main/res-icons8 are published under a different license; see the LICENSE file included in that directory.
  • Files in app/src/main/res-materialdesignicons are published under a different license; see the LICENSE file included in that directory.
  • Files contained in the subdirectories of app/src/main/assets are published under their own licenses; see the LICENSE file included in their respective directories.
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