Nova launcher is one of the most popular and widely used third party launchers in the Android world. Given there is a free version of the launcher as well as easy and simple UI and a very Vanilla Android like feel it gives to your device, Nova Launcher has progressively featured in the list of the most popular free Android apps on the Play Store.
Recently Nova Launcher bought a very interesting feature which allows the users to get away from the black ugly notification bar on their devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III which may or may not run KitKat but support transparent notifications. This is a very nice way to bring the Nexus 5 like look to your device. Some of the devices that you can try this tip on are as follows:
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Samsung Galaxy S IV
- Rooted HTC One
- Moto X
- Sony Xperia Z
- Any device running Android 4.4
It is very simple to get a transparent notification bar using Nova Launcher, just follow the steps below:
Join the Nova Launcher Beta Program. For that, head over to their G+ Page here and join the community. Once you have done that, go ahead and opt into the Beta program by clicking on the link on the right hand corner.
Once you have the app downloaded, run it by pressing the home button and selecting Nova Launcher. After selecting Nova Launcher, you would want to go into Nova settings, and click on Look and Feel and scroll all the way to the bottom of the list. There you will see the option of Transparent Notification Bar which you can check and enjoy the transparent looks like that on the Nexus 5.