With the release of a single user interface for devices in Samsung's flagship range, such as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has disabled the use of overlays via Subtratum and Swift Installer. This change then affected other devices that were receiving their One UI based on the updated Android Pie or had been launched with One UI like the Galaxy S10. The ability to install overlays was limited to system applications signed by the platform in Android Pie, which meant that you would need root to install them.
However, limited workarounds are available in some cases. For example, Wings Samsung Fonts released a new update to its popular font-changing application, which now allows users to set different fonts, even on un-rooted One UI devices. As explained in PiunikaWeb, the lead developer behind the project mentions that the trick for enabling custom font support is to install a theme via ADB while the theme store is open. This workaround can also be extended to other themes, but limitations apply in this regard.
The trick is to install the theme by adb while the theme store is open. Not much more. But mistakes are easily made. I have therefore written a script automating these commands in order to have a user-friendly installation method. We noticed that updating the theme once successfully installed worked very well. Changing it did not require a PC.
The only drawback is the 10-minute test on injected themes. But since the font is cached on Samsung phones, you do not need to use the theme all the time, but only when selecting / changing the font. So we are not yet worried about the possibility of trying. Nothing else is needed for the current process, we only use ADB. If we want some sort of test, we have to use ELM license keys. For me, it is a low priority, nobody changes font every day, so it is not necessary that the theme is active permanently.
The change log for their latest v3.1 RC1 update is as follows:
- Added UNROOTED support for Pie! (OneUI)
- Based on Samsung Theme Store
- Windows Installer App in 1 click
- Create custom font packages!
- Import multiple .ttf files
- Select Wings Fonts
- Directly open fonts with Wings
- New Splashscreen & Introduction Slides
- Synchronization in night mode (pie chart)
- Recovery analysis (for custom packages)
- Bug fixes: stable version
The update does not seem to be online yet in the official XDA thread, which according to PiunikaWebit's because the developers want to do another series of tests. The latest RC apk is available in the Telegram group of the team and is reproduced on the source website, so you can download it from this location. We suggest waiting a few moments and let the team officially announce it on the wire, in case they encounter other anomalies before their release.
Wings Samsung Fonts – History of XDA Thread Via: Piunikaweb
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