How To Manually Change The Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color
The Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are the first flagship smartphones from Samsung that ditch their traditional capacitive buttons in favor of software navigation keys. Besides allowing us to customize the layout of the keys, we can also change the navigation bar color as well. Among a selection of standard colors that we had to choose from, Samsung had also included a color wheel option so they could pick whatever color they wanted. However, the company removed this color wheel option in June’s OTA update, but thanks to an ADB command we can still manually change the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, or Galaxy Note 8 navigation bar color.
For example, if you want to set a persistently black navigation bar color, now you can! The guide below walks you through how to change the color via an ADB command through a PC.
Change Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8 Navigation Bar Color
- Follow our tutorial in order to set up ADB on your Windows, Mac, or Linux PC.
- Open up a Command Prompt or Terminal window and execute the following command in the command prompt or terminal window: adb shell
- Now we’re in the ADB shell environment of our Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, or Galaxy Note 8. We’ll next need to get the color code for the navigation bar color that we want to set.
- You can go to this website here, and use the color picker shown at the bottom of the page.
- After you pick a color, copy the entire Android Value number shown in the box (include the – minus symbol if it’s there)
- Turn your attention back to the command prompt or terminal window and execute the following two commands:
- Then restart your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8.
- You should see the new color in applications that don’t change the navigation bar to a specific color.
settings put global navigationbar_color
settings put global navigationbar_current_color