How to Install Substratum Theme Engine on Galaxy A8 (Plus) [Without Root]

Here we will guide on how to install Substratum theme engine on Galaxy A8 (Plus) 2018. Since Substratum can run on Nougat powered Samsung devices, so I thought to guide will be helpful..

Now you can install Substratum theme engine on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus without root access. The user also needs to install SungStratum, an add-on for Samsung devices. Samsung is a popular OEM with lots of devices under its belt. So, naturally having support for Substratum is a big advantage for users who like customizing and theming. Although Galaxy A8 Plus has inbuilt theming support, Substratum will give more option for theming.  Some older version of Substratum requires root access to install on Android devices, it is not the case with Substratum for Samsung. You can install Substratum Theme Engine on Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus without having to root it.

Talking about the Specifications, Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 features a 6.0-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by Octa-core Exynos 7885 processor coupled with 4/6GB of RAM. The phone packs 32/64GB internal memory which can also be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The camera on the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 comes with a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash and Dual 16 MP + 8 MP front shooting camera. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging. It also has a fingerprint sensor in the back.

How to Install Substratum Theme Engine on Galaxy A8 Plus [Without Root]

Substratum theme engine is an active theming solution for AOSP-based custom ROM, Lineage OS, as well as stock Android. It requires the device to have superuser access. In lay man’s term, the phone should have root access to use the theme engine. A smartphone must be running on Android 7.0 Nougat or higher to be able to install Substratum theme engine. It gives the access to theme independent apps and elements on your phone. Also, if the device is on latest Android Oreo OS, then there is absolutely no need for root access. The non-root devices will have to install an add-on called Andromeda.

We have put the direct download link below for the users to grab the Substratum Theme Engine from Google Play store. There is also a tutorial below for the same to install substratum theme engine on Galaxy A8 Plus and apply the themes according to requirements.


[su_note note_color=”#fffced” text_color=”#000000″]ATTENTION: You can’t run Substratum without the addon, Galaxy A8+ (2018) requires Sungstratum addon, so you must get the addon app! 

How To Install Substratum Theme Engine on Galaxy A8 Plus

First, you have to download the SungStratum add-on and the Substratum theme pack for Galaxy A8 Plus. here is the direct download link for the same.

Download Substratum Theme Engine for Galaxy A8 Plus

Steps to Install Substratum Theme Engine on Galaxy A8 Plus

Here are the steps to install the Substratum Theme Engine.

  1. First of all, you have to install the Substratum theme pack and Sungstratum add-on on your Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus device. Though Substratum is free to download, Sungstratum is a paid app. You have to buy the App.
  2. Download and install any theme on your device, that is independent of the Android OS.
  3. Go to Substratum to apply the theme to either all Apps on your device. Alternatively, you can choose any particular App to which you would want to apply the theme.
  4. To apply the theme, Click on Install. Then it will compile
  5. You can switch to the application which you were trying to theme and see if it is properly themed.

[su_note note_color=”#fceea9″ text_color=”#000000″]Note: If you observe the theme is not applying, then simply reboot your device. It should apply now.[/su_note]


So, that’s pretty much about it. Install Substratum theme engine on Galaxy A8 Plus and enjoy.

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