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  1. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    I've seen a couple youtube videos around and some of the general screens they have the default color in the back as white background w/black writing but mine is automatically set to black background w/white writing. How does one go about changing this?
    04-29-2013 12:38 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    You can change your background to anything you want including what you asked to do under settings and backgrounds.

    Look at the top of the S4 forum for my Sticky on the S4 manual that will tell you everything you want to know.
    04-29-2013 01:49 PM
  3. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    I was able to find out the reverse screen option, but that dosent do it. It just gives me a negative picture look. There has got to be a simplier way. To get white to be the predominant color instead the black screen. I have by the way the sprint version.
    04-29-2013 02:34 PM
  4. MartinC95's Avatar
    I'd like to know if there's a way to do this too please? There are a few other videos like taynxtlvl said where the background colour scheme is white instead of the usual black and for some people's personal preference, this might handy.
    04-29-2013 02:52 PM
  5. RG129's Avatar
    Bump.

    I'm curious to know this as well.

    And just to be clear...we're talking about the settings menus, correct?
    04-29-2013 09:44 PM
  6. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    Yep, exactly. My eyes dont care for the black background.
    04-30-2013 08:02 AM
  7. pmdharan's Avatar
    Just like what taynxtlvl was asking, I too saw a few videos and images of the Setup screen and Contacts screen with white background and black text. I somehow feel that this will have a better visibility in direct sunlight and in bright lighting. I have used both iphone and HTC Sense UI and also Galaxy S3. I did not have any problem with the former two in direct sunlight, when I was dialing or reading a message, but with S3 I was not able to see a thing under direct sunlight. Even Galaxy Tab have White Background Black Text. I would like to know if it is possible to change background color from black to white in my S4.
    05-30-2013 11:46 PM
  8. veggie59's Avatar
    Are you talking about the background in contacts?? Mine is white with black text....I haven't changed it. I have TMobile....maybe it depends on carrier??
    05-31-2013 08:54 AM
  9. zaeaton's Avatar
    I'm actually trying to sell my Nexus 4 because of this issue. I HATE the black and can't figure out for the life of me how to change it to white. UGHH!!! I bought mine straight from google. If anyone could help I am interested! I'm thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy S3 instead if I can't figure out how to change the Nexus 4.
    06-02-2013 12:31 AM
  10. Gator352's Avatar
    Are you talking about the background in contacts?? Mine is white with black text....I haven't changed it. I have TMobile....maybe it depends on carrier??
    I'm with sprint and mine is white with black text. Infact, my contacts, dialer, and all menu settings are white with black text. My old S3 and Note 2 were black with white text.
    06-02-2013 06:19 AM
  11. MBM7881's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon and my background is white. I like it better than the black backgrounds

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    06-02-2013 09:05 AM
  12. Omer San Gabriel's Avatar
    I've seen a couple youtube videos around and some of the general screens they have the default color in the back as white background w/black writing but mine is automatically set to black background w/white writing. How does one go about changing this?
    ALSO INTERESTED! Btw, dude you got some screenies of the white background w/ black writing?
    06-02-2013 09:21 AM
  13. Omer San Gabriel's Avatar
    I'm with Verizon and my background is white. I like it better than the black backgrounds

    Sent from my GT-N8013 using Android Central Forums
    Did you set it or it's default?

    You can change your background to anything you want including what you asked to do under settings and backgrounds.

    Look at the top of the S4 forum for my Sticky on the S4 manual that will tell you everything you want to know.
    Good day sir, i've downloaded the pdf file that you mentioned and i'm guessing that you are referring to this. But when i tried it it reverts all the colors not only the black and the white.

    06-02-2013 09:25 AM
  14. veggie59's Avatar
    I'm with sprint and mine is white with black text. Infact, my contacts, dialer, and all menu settings are white with black text. My old S3 and Note 2 were black with white text.
    Hubby has the S3 on Tmobile and he has a bluish/black with white letters on phone dialer and black with white letters in contacts. My S4 like I said is white with black text. He likes his and I like mine....it works. .

    All other settings and menus for the phone do have a black background with white text.,,,.only phone and contacts are different.
    06-02-2013 11:01 AM
  15. pmdharan's Avatar
    Exactly, I was talking about the contacts, setup menus the Dialer and Messaging. If it is of no trouble, can you tell me whether you have an Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 or I9500.
    06-04-2013 02:47 PM
  16. pmdharan's Avatar
    Exactly, I was talking about the contacts, setup menus the Dialer and Messaging. If it is of no trouble can you tell me whether you have an Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 or I9500.
    06-04-2013 02:48 PM
  17. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Did you set it or it's default?



    Good day sir, i've downloaded the pdf file that you mentioned and i'm guessing that you are referring to this. But when i tried it it reverts all the colors not only the black and the white.

    http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7776/56392496.png
    Negative colors isn't a solution as it will change the WHOLE PHONE into the opposite color, including apps and the Home Screen, not just the settings
    06-04-2013 02:56 PM
  18. taynxtlvl's Avatar
    WoW! Still know answers after a month of the phone being out. OP here very pleased with the phone but really would love to see the white background. :P
    06-04-2013 03:21 PM
  19. chris culp's Avatar
    This is just a guess and i want to get this resolved i do not own one so im gonna be asking for someone to try this then reply please and thank you, 1st try updating phone to latest firm, 2nd try turning power saving on or off and try checkmarking different things in power management if someone could figure this out would be much appreciated i want to buy a gs4 but not if its standard to black background and white text i want white background with black text
    06-17-2013 03:07 AM
  20. satannik's Avatar
    It's only available to rooted users as of now. Saw it on xda but can't find the thread again.

    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4
    06-17-2013 05:00 AM
  21. Dylan Krouse's Avatar
    I am having the same problem. My settings menu has a black background with white font. I have the S4. My girlfriend has the S3 and her threads for text messaging have a black background with white font. Can anyone figure this out on either phone please?
    06-18-2013 09:27 PM
  22. satannik's Avatar
    Root only !



    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4
    Attached Thumbnails Wait just a minute! How 2 Change Black background to White background?-1371795749072.jpg   Wait just a minute! How 2 Change Black background to White background?-1371795762703.jpg  
    06-21-2013 01:22 AM
  23. satannik's Avatar
    Sent from my rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4
    Attached Thumbnails Wait just a minute! How 2 Change Black background to White background?-1371795797823.jpg  
    06-21-2013 01:23 AM
  24. TreeSpooner's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and my backgrounds are white with black type. The phone came this way and I don't see a setting to change it. Not that I would want to as I really dig the white background.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-21-2013 05:57 PM
  25. erasat's Avatar
    Root and look on Google for the 3 apps with the black background, then just copy the ones you have in system-apps, including the secMMS.odex, because in order to avoid a black on black (black fonts) where you can't see what you write on the messaging apps, then replace the original ones with these ones and change permissions to 644, delete the secMMS.odex file and reboot, you will have what you want, trust me, that's what I did and it works just fine.

    We can't post links to other forums, but the files you need are in the Themes and apps sub forum of the well known developer forum.
    06-21-2013 08:57 PM
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