This Xposed module adds blur effects to your expanded notifications

by: J. Angelo RacomaJuly 21, 2014

Xposed Blur 2

The Xposed Framework has been a must-have set of tweaks for those who want to make the most out of their Android devices. For some, running Xposed tweaks on otherwise stock (but rooted) ROMs has become a good alternative to installing custom ROMs like Cyanogenmod, AOKP, Paranoid Android, Carbon and others, simply because many of the customizations that come with these can be done through Xposed.

Many of the tweaks involve the user interface, which enhance usability and accessibility, while some are more of style and preference tweaks. One of these is the Blurred System Module UI, a new tweak that gives users the ability to customize how the background is blurred after pulling down the expanded notifications from the status bar.

Xposed Blur

The tweak works in both portrait and landscape modes, and offers fully-configurable Gaussian Blur settings, including scale, radius and color filters, as well as real-time blur. The Xposed tweak works on both custom ROMs and rooted stock ROMs, although your mileage may vary, depending on device (some users have reported errors). The only limitation at this point is that the tweak does not work on tablets. Also, note that Xposed still does not work with ART, Android’s pre-compiled runtime, which is likely to be the default runtime in upcoming Android versions.

To install the tweak, you must have the Xposed framework installed and running. You can either search for the “Serajr Blurred System UI” module within the Xposed installer or download the APK (XDA Developer link is included below). You’ll need to activate the module and reboot your device before using Blurred System UI. When making changes, the module will let you restart SystemUI to commit the changes and for the tweak to take effect.

  • Emmanuel

    very iOS like………..but still very cool though….

  • Huy


  • jclgan

    What module enabled the transparent notification cards and alternate status bar layout? Can’t seem to find the module(s) in the search beyond the Blurred UI.

    • grunge

      must have come with CM themes guess.

  • Mads

    Close, but no cigar. The module does scaling of the background, before blurring – makes it ugly, in my opinion.

  • Luka

    Now thats how Android L is supposed to look like. Stupid Google :/

    • Kamen Minkov

      It’s supposed to look the way Google decide. The rest is your preferences, not how it’s supposed to look.

      • Luka Mlinar

        It’s supped to look like the future. Not like a collage project a kid did in school back in 1962. Probably getting a D for it.
        We got to the point where even the biggest Android fan has to admit that iOS looks way better.

        • Guilherme Dourado

          You just went full retard on this one pal.

          • Luka Mlinar

            So be it. Thank god for custom ROMs.

        • X

          I won’t admit a lie.

        • Ishaan Malhotra

          Yup! The blur effect does look awesome on ios

        • benjamimgois

          i have to agree with you.

  • Ixous

    Oh thank god that’s exactly what I wanted ! Looks great :)

  • Trent

    I’ve always thought that transparency looked ugly… When there’s a lot of color in the background, the transparency looks like mashed fruit cake.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Awesome! IOS 7 style. Question! I installed cm11 on my n7 2013. Am I rooted? Can I use exposed? I had previously unlocked my bootloader

    • j7981

      Most likely. Download and open Root Checker from the Play Store to make sure. If you are, then you can use Xposed.

  • xoj_21

    i want one xposed module to fix horrible recent task manager of the galaxy s5

  • fordcom

    That’s cool..