The best thing about Android is the ability to customize every little detail to make those quality of life changes. The tweak we’ll be discussing about today will be making a visual modification to your compatible device’s power menu.
What exactly is a power menu? When you hold down the power button, you should be prompted with either the option to power off your device, or be presented with multiple choices such as to power off, or reboot. In other words, a power menu. If you’re the type who appreciates simplicity, and Google’s “Material design” concept, then you’ll love Neo Power Menu, which combines functionality with visual theming.
Keep in mind this isn’t a huge functionality tweak, it’s just something to compliment your device’s other themes, and spruce things up a little bit. You do have the option to add more options in your power menu, such as rebooting to recovery/bootloader/soft reboot, as well as take a screenshot and so forth.
First things first, you’ll need a device with root access and Xposed Framework installed. Then, browse the downloadable modules until you find “NeoPowerMenu”.
Download, install and enable the module in your Xposed installer app, then reboot your device to continue. Head into the main Neopowermenu app, and start tinkering with the settings. You should be greeted by this main menu.
According to the developer, themes other than Material will be available at a later time, so material design is the only available theme. This should change with a later incremental update.
The first real visual customization to the power menu are to the colors and backgrounds. Go into the theme options, and look around. You’ll have to experiment and try out every configuration to find one you like.
There are little subtitles under each theme option that briefly explains what it does. The Reveal background color is the color that appears when the power menu is first being brought up.
You can also change things like text colors inside the Power menu.
The next option is Visibility and Order. This is one of the biggest parts of the module, as it allows you to enable certain additional power menu options that you normally wouldn’t have access to, such as soft reboot, screen recording, and so on. Just enable each option if you’d like it to appear in your power menu. You can also drag each setting from the left down and re arrange the order from which it appears in the menu.
Finally, we have the Advanced settings. These are more for miscellaneous experimentation, they are nothing substantial, just quality of life addons.
You may have noticed the little preview button at the top right hand side corner of the app. This allows you to instantly bring up your current configured power menu and shows you in real time how your modifications and customizations appear.
And that’s all there is to customizing the look and functionality of your Android Power Menu. If you ever want to revert back to the stock power menu that ships with your device, simply uninstall the app, and reboot the device and you should be back to where you were from step 1.
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