In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to get Android Pie’s Quick Settings and Notification shade on any smartphone without root. Android 9.0 Pie is Google’s latest firmware for mobiles and tablets. For now, the Android P is available to install only on Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. So those who own the compatible devices can enjoy all the latest features. The major firmware update is slated for release on phones from other Android manufacturers in due course. As with all Android updates, there is a considerable lag before most phones get the new version, and Android Pie is no exception. Until then, we are stuck with watching videos of the new update to get some idea about what’s to come. Well, thanks to developer Trey Dev, we can enjoy some of the features, such as the new notification share and Quick Settings menu while the update rolls out for others devices.
This new app created by Trey Dev will run on Android Oreo or higher (or lower version, for that matter). Here are the steps to install it on your smartphone or tablet running Android firmware right away.
Step 1 – Get Power Shade App
First of all, you need to install Trey Dev’s app, Power Shade. The Play Store download link is given below. The app does have a pro version, but that’s not needed to get Android Pie’s look and features. However, if you want to get the full experience with all available shades that can be customized, we would recommend making the upgrade.
Step 2 – Enable Power Shade
At the time of launching the app for the first time, you’ll see a slide labeled “Not running” and four buttons. By default, the app is set up to display Android 9.0 Pie’s new notification shade with any configuration. All you need to do is enable the app.
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Swipe the slider to the right to turn on Power Shade. This will bring you to a new page with a list of permissions that need to be enabled for Power Shade to work. Selecting each toggle will bring you to the corresponding page in settings, where you can allow Power Shade the necessary access to your device’s features.
Once all four permissions are granted, return to the previous page where you’ll now see the slide labeled “Running”. From hereon, simply swipe this slide again after restarting your phone to re-enable the shade.
Step 3 – Check New Notification
With everything set up, test the changes. Swipe down from the top of your screen once to see the new notification share, then pull down a second time to check out the new Quick Settings – they’ll look like Android Pie.
Just one reminder, your new notification won’t show on your lock screen, the system notification shade will show instead. So check whether it works as claimed by the developer. Also, how well it works will depend on the device you’re using it on. Moreover, Google Cast will appear to be enabled, even though it isn’t.
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This is just a glimpse of the features in Power Shade. Trey Dev has incorporated a number of customization tools that would otherwise be impossible without rooting. But with the above steps, you will at least be able to view the new look of Android 9.0 Pie while you wait for the official update to hit your phone.