Customize the Always on Display on the OnePlus 6/5T/5

Always on Display on the OnePlus 6

OnePlus smartphones are subject to some of the most creative modifications on our forums. With a huge amount of custom ROMs available, OnePlus-specific Magisk modules, and more, it’s clear that these devices are a favorite for development. Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member Udzi, you can customize the Always on Display on the OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, and the OnePlus 5. All you need is Substratum, either via root or Andromeda. You can download Substratum below, along with Andromeda if your device isn’t rooted.

substratum theme engine (Free, Google Play) →


andromeda ★ substratum stock rootless backend 8.0+ ($1.99, Google Play) →

Customise the Always on Display on your OnePlus 6/5T/5

Firstly, download both of the APKs (or just one if you want) linked in the XDA thread below. These will then be enabled via Substratum.

OnePlus Always on Display customiser

Once you’ve got those downloaded, navigate to Substratum where you’ll then be able to enable them both. Take a look at the screenshots below for the myriad of options available to you.




There’s a huge amount of customisability available and it allows you to do quite a lot with your phone. Make sure to enable Always on Display on your OnePlus 6 (or other smartphones) first to really show it off. It also works on the ambient display! If you’re having issues getting it working, follow the steps below.

  • Select your colors in Substratum
  • Reboot your smartphone
  • Go to theme manager
  • Enable it
  • Reboot or force close the Always on Display Process

After that, you should be able to see it! The developer of the theme also aims to add a lot more color options and maybe other additions in the future as well. It’s a cool way to make your phone stand out, and if you have the Andromeda add-on you don’t even need root. Let us know in the comments what you think and be sure to give it a try!

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