Pixel and Nexus 6P get Always-on Display without root

November 14th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL premiered Always-on display on pure Android, but the functionality didn’t trickle down to the original Pixel and Pixel XL.

Yet, it’s now possible to enable Always-on display without root on the Android 8.1 Oreo developer preview on the Google Pixel, Pixel XL and even Huawei Nexus 6P.

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The process is a bit technical and requires some time and studious following of instructions. You can find a full guide in the source link.

The short version is this: you need to setup a theme manager app, buy a $1.99 plugin for it, install…

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