How to trick out the Galaxy Note 4's Air Command menu with custom themes

How to trick out the Galaxy Note 4's Air Command menu with custom themes
The Air Command menu is a staple of Samsung's Galaxy Note phablets. It shows up over any open app as you approach the display with the S-Pen stylus and press its interactive button. The convenient functionality it offers is very welcome, but there's a little design flaw to it - Samsung left absolutely no room for personalization. Perhaps the team figured that implementing themes for a menu so quick and small would be a pointless waste of resources. 

Fair enough, but we beg to differ! It turns out theming the Air Command menu is heaps of fun, but it did take developer xperiacle from the XDA community some old-school modding effort to enable it. In the spirit of open-source, he shared his works with everyone interested, so if you feel like sprucing up the Air Command menu with livelier graphics, root your Galaxy Note 4, install the Xposed framework, and we'll get you sorted!

Go on and install Air Command Themer, an Xposed module. Go to the Xposed app, head to Modules, activate "Air Command Themer", and reboot your phablet. Next up, download and install some themes - a rich selection is available already! Choose your favorite ones from here, or go all-in and download an entire cache of themes from here.

The themes are packaged as the regular .apk files you know and love, so install them like you would with any other side-loaded app. Next, open the Air Command Themer app to preview the themes you downloaded, select a theme, and load it. Restart the Note 4 once again (hey, blame it on Sammy!) and check out your newly tricked out Air Command window. Nice, huh?

How to trick out the Galaxy Note 4's Air Command menu with custom themes
How to trick out the Galaxy Note 4's Air Command menu with custom themes

In case you want to come back to the stock look, simply open Air Command Themer and hit the "Android System" theme. Restart, and you're back in town.

Related phones

Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Nice... Really nice That's Android

2. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Word.

3. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

What the...?

5. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

He's agreeing with you =p Word is another way of saying you're right.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

That's pretty cool might give it a whirl when I start modding the phone

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

I've hated AT&T for a lot of things in the past. Iphone exclusivity, large bills, data caps, etc. But I will never forgive them for leaving me with my first android phone that doesn't have root to this day. I love my Note 4. But AT&T eettudyck.

7. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Thank you for the article!

8. nique0201

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

This is cool but the tmobile variant only has 4 space so it doesnt format properly.... is there a way to flash to have all 5 spaces??/ please help

9. sibinn

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Hi my name i Sibinn and I created most of images for this module. For Note 4 develoment still in progres coused by qmg files whose we must convert to png. This post is dedicated for Note 3 users you should inform people of actual development for Note 4 users started with respected members of xda @xperiacle and @absinthesummer you can find more ifo on XDA in themes section of Note 4- Thanks.

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