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Swift Black Substratum for Android
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If you take some time to install the application on your phone it really transforms how all the day-to-day interfaces look.

Registration date
Wednesday October 6, 2021
Last seen
November 28, 2021

Swift Black Substratum Theme is an application developed and published by Nishith Khanna. The substratum theme engine allows you to apply pitch-black substratum overlays in all your device applications making your phone both really nice-looking and less energy-consuming. It supports lots of systems and devices including android 10. In this article, we will list all the application features and installation processes. Welcome to the Swift Black Substratum Android download page.

Key features

  • Adopt a beautiful background: Swift Black allows you to install over 200 handcrafted substratum overlays such as pitch-black backgrounds. The application is built to manage and apply custom overlays for each supported application installed on your device.

  • Reduce your energy consumption: The main goal is to make your backgrounds nice-looking, but also less energy-consuming.

  • Various supported devices: The following systems are supported, Android AOSP-based ROMs Nougat, Oreo, Pie and Android 10; OnePlus Oreo, Pie and Android 10; Samsung Nougat, Oreo and Pie; Nexus Nougat and Oreo; Pixel Oreo, Pie and Android 10; LineageOS. You will also be able to choose among options from a variety of system accents on Android 10, Pie, Oreo, and Nougat OMS!

  • Swift Black supported apps: Swift Black supports a crazy amount of different applications, you can easily consult all the supported application list.

How to use Swift Black Substratum?

Before any installation, make sure to consult the following instructions and to follow the installation guidelines. Also, remember to uninstall all overlays before upgrading your firmware.


To use Swift Black Substratum you will need to follow some steps before applying the overlays. No matter your device you will always have to allow root access in order to make the overlays work properly. Depending on your system you will need specific plugins and requirements:

  • Nougat: You will need to root, or a custom OMS-ready ROM. On Samsung Nougat, you will need a separate, paid add-on developed by the Substratum team.

  • Oreo: You will need root, or a custom Sysserv ROM, or a separate, paid add-on developed by the Substratum team to apply theme without root by activating Substratum through ADB.

  • Samsung Pie ONLY FOR S9, S9+, NOTE 9: You can either root your device or use the separate, paid add-on developed by the Substratum team to apply theme without root.

  • Pie: You must root your device to use any Substratum theme on it! This includes any other Samsung Pie device of course.

  • Android 10: You have to root your device to use any Substratum theme on it.

  • Samsung Android 10: You can either root your device or use the separate, paid add-on developed by the Substratum team to apply the theme without root.


1:Make sure that you have all that you need to use the Substratum theme engine.

2:Download the Substratum theme engine app and the theme. When you open up the Substratum app you’ll find the theme inside.

3:Open the theme inside the Substratum app and select your System in the menu at the top. Then, select the apps you want to theme and proceed with the installation.

4:Wait until all overlays are installed and then reboot.

Note that If you are using Oreo or Pie, you may need to enable all overlays in the "Manager" inside the Substratum app after installing overlays and rebooting for them to properly work. Make sure to read the extended instructions in the Documentation!

Is Swift Black free?

Swift Black costs $1.99.

Is Swift Black safe?

Swift Black is safe. It seems that the app has no history of security issues or abusive data collecting. As always, we recommend reading the official Privacy policy before installing.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Varies with devices

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