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How to customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo

Recently launched android 8.0 Oreo with its great features such as Install unknown apps, Android Instant apps, Picture in picture mode, Background process limit, Smart text selection, Autofill API, Notification dots and more. But in this tutorial, I will show you complete guide to customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo devices.

In latest android 8.0 Oreo OS, lock screen shortcuts and navigation bar have removed from the System UI tuner settings. In android 8.0 Navigation bar, you can easily customize your favorite navigation bar. Sometimes users facing issue of android O Navbar not working on android device.


This feature allows to customize the android O navigation bar with additional functionality. Also use android O launcher to make your device looks like android 8.0 Oreo. Check out below given two methods to customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X etc.

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How to customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo

Customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo

Here you will see two different solutions to use navigation bar on android Oreo for both rooted and non rooted android devices.

1st Way: Customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo for non-rooted android devices

Step 1: Download android O Navbar app on your android device

Step 2: To enable developer options in your device go to settings > about phone > click build number 7 times

Now enable developer mode in your android device.

Step 3: Again go to settings > developer options

Step 4: Scroll down in debugging section and enable USB debugging in your android device

Step 5: Download and install ADB driver in your desktop PC or laptop device

Step 6: Open ADB installation folder and press SHIFT & right click on mouse at same time and click on Open Command Window Here

Step 7: In your PC command prompt will see, type command ADB devices and list of connected devices view on screen

Step 8: Now type adb shell pm Grant xyz.paphonb.Systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS and press enter button

Step 9: Disconnect your phone with PC and open custom android 8.0 Oreo navbar and modify Navbar you like

Now enable or install android O Navbar without root on android devices. You can change layout, extra left button and extra right button in navigation bar in android Oreo.

2nd Way: Customize Navbar in android O for rooted device

In latest android 8.0 Oreo device navigation bar, you can add extra functionality and buttons to changing the navigation bar. But let see how to get android Oreo navigation bar on rooted android phones.

Step 1:  Download Android O navigation bar app from above link and install in your device

Step 2: Open Android O Navbar, click on next and approve the root access when prompted

If your android device is not compatible with navigation bar, you will view this message: No navbar installed

Step 3: Open Layout tab and select your favorite layout want to set from different layouts

Step 4: Also add extra new button on right or left side with feature of you like most

I hope above given steps helpful to install android O Navigation bar in rooted device.

And that’s all. Do you have other tips to customize navigation bar on android 8.0 Oreo? Share with us in below comment box. If you have any kind of trouble, let us know. We will respond as soon as possible.

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