How To Enable Dark Mode On Google Phone V25 Beta [Root]


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The new Google Phone v25 beta update brings support for Dark Mode, although it’s not enabled for end users. You can follow the simple set of instructions below to enable Dark Mode in the Google Phone app. This method requires that the Android phone is rooted.

Over the past few months, most of the Google apps including Android Messages, Contacts, Tasks, Google Photos, and Google Phone itself received updates with new Design Themes. Out of all these apps, Android Messages gets extra attention with Dark Mode. Undoubtedly, it looks great and is highly appreciated by the users. And now, Google Phone v25 is released which brings the same Dark Mode.

However, Google Phone’s Dark Mode is not yet enabled for users. Which means, even if you install an updated app, you still won’t find the toggle to enable it in the app settings. But thanks to the great XDA community, you can now easily enable Dark Mode on Google Phone v25 on a rooted Android device. This method involves changing some specific values ​​from the shared preferences file.

And of course, in order to access and modify the shared preferences of the Google Phone app,  the device must first be rooted . The method itself is quite easy and does not require any skill. So even if you are new to it, you will be able to easily get past it.

The following is a screenshot of the Dark Mode in Google Phone application.

Dark Mode

Download Google Phone v25 Beta (APK)

The new Google Phone v25.0.218361296 update is only available through the beta channel. Which means you must first enroll in the beta testing program. After registering, you will get updates directly from the Play Store. Alternatively, you can also download the APK file from APKMirror and install it manually.

Once installed, you can follow the steps below to enable Dark Mode on Google Phone v25 Beta.

How To Enable Dark Mode On Google Phone App

  1. First, install Google Phone v25 on Android phone.
  2. Also, install a root-enabled file manager app like Solid Explorer.
  3. Open the app drawer and open the file manager.
  4. Navigate to root directory and grant root permissions to the app when prompted.
  5. Now, navigate to /data/data/  and tap on the shared_prefs folder.
  6. Open the file dialer_phenotype_flags.xml in the editor.
  7. Find G__enable_dark_mode_setting and change its value from false to true.
  8. Next, search for __data_rollout__DarkMode.EnableDarkModeRollout__launched__ and change its value from false to true.
  9. Once done, tap on the save icon at the top and exit file manager app.
  10. Now, open Google Phone app, tap the menu icon and select Settings.
  11. Tap on Display options and enable the Dark theme toggle to enable Dark Mode on Google Phone v25 Beta.

So now feel free to explore the new look.

Dark Mode in Google Phone beta definitely gives us a hint that the feature will be available in the regular app soon. According to XDA, Google Contacts already has a toggle for this, which can be enabled using a similar method. However, the theme is still broken.

To date, only Android Messages has received this feature and it would be great to see it expand further to all Google apps including Contacts, Photos, etc. Don’t forget to let us know what you think about this new theme in the comments.

Source: XDA

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