Android 7.0 Nougat is really awesome. With several exciting features like more elegant multi-tasking keyboard themes, new Multi-Locale Mode, the latest version of the most popular mobile OS is set to release publicly this fall.
There is one smart feature in Android Nougat that has attracted me the most is the navigation bar. Though the new set of on-screen navigation keys are quite similar to the existing setup, they are filled in with white. What makes it cool is the set of four Google-colored dots that encircle the home button, which may animate outward when triggering the “Now on Tap feature”.
Fortunately, there is a way to get the Android Nougat navigation bar on some Android devices. If you are willing to give it a try right now, let’s dive ahead with the process!
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- There are a couple of themes that allow you to bring the new navigation bar.
- While one theme works on any rooted device running stock Android 6.0, the other supports. CyanogenMod 12 or 13.
- You must have either Layers Manager installed (which requires root access) or CyanogenMod 12 or 13 installed on your device.
How to Getting Android Nougat Navigation Bar – Root
Step #1. Install the Layers Managers on your Android device. Go to the Google Play Store, search and download the Layers Manager app.
Step #2. Now, you have to download N Navbar from Google Play Store. This app lets you bring Android Nougat navigation bar to your Android.
Step #3. Next up, you need to launch Layers Manager app.
Step #4. Next, you have to select the “N Navbar” window entry.
Step #5. Up next, you will have to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Then toggle on the switch next to “General Overlays”. Tap on the floating icon from the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step #6. Now, the pop-up window will appear on the screen asking you to confirm. Tap on “OK”.
Then, reboot your Android device. After your device boots up, Android Nougat navigation bar will be live and kicking on screen.
Though Now on Tap animation will be missing, everything else will be quite similar.
How to Getting Android Nougat navigation Bar with CyanogenMod Theme
Step #1. CyanogenMod 12 or 13 allows you to try out the newest Android Nougat nav bar even without rooting your device.
Step #2. As soon as the app gets installed on your device, a notification will appear on the screen. Tap on it.
Step #3. On the theme page, you will have to tap on the floating icon from the bottom-right corner to install the theme. It doesn’t require the reboot.
Step #4. Once the theme has been applied, you can have a go at the Android Nougat nav bar along with the Android N wallpaper.
That’s all there is to it! Very much like the Layers theme, the animation is missing. However, it matches the much-awaited Android Nougat navigation keys, doesn’t it?
What do you think of Android Nougat nav bar? We would like to have your feedback with us in the comment.