How To Enable Overscroll Glow In AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II [Guide]


AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II [S2] was released couple of days back and since then the phone has managed to gather huge underground developer support at XDA and other Android portals. Currently the phone stands rooted with a custom kernel via ODIN and ROM developers are hard at work to cook some awesome bacon for this device. And as ROMs are being consistently developed for this device, there are mods, hacks and tweaks that are surfacing to optimize and enhance your experience while using the phone.

Overscroll Glow is one such Add-on that basically adds to the aesthetic value of the phone. Overscroll Glow isn’t a “proper” phone functionality, as we like to term it, but adding it does add a cool flair on your device. For those who don’t know, Overscroll Glow is the feature that happens when you scroll to the end of a list / menu in your phone and when you reach the end of list, the bottom area colorizes. Below is a screenshot that will help you understand the concept of Overscroll Glow better:


In order to get Overscroll Glow working on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2, you will need to have root on your device. And you can head to our detailed rooting guide posted here for reference. Rooting basically allows you to gain complete master control of your device and you are able to tinker with system files, flash kernels, ROMs etc.

Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Once you have root on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II, follow the instructions provided below to get Overscroll Glow:

  1. The first step is to download modified framework.jar file from here and save it on desktop for ease of access.
  2. After you are done downloading the file, download and install ES File Explorer from Android Market on your phone.
  3. Now connect your phone to the computer via USB cable, mount SD Card and copy the downloaded Framwork.jar file to SD Card root.
  4. Once done, launch ES file Explorer on your phone.
  5. Now tap on the Menu button followed by tapping the Settings tab that appears.
  6. After you are in the Setting menu, scroll down and enable Root Explorer as well as Mount File System options.
  7. Once done, press the back button on your phone and go to ES File Explorer’s main app screen.
  8. Now you are looking at your SD Card’s content. Long press on Framework.jar file and tap on the Copy tab from the menu that appears.
  9. After you have copied the file, press the Star icon on top left screen and select Phone from the resulting menu.
  10. Now you are looking at your phone’s system folders. Tap on the System folder.
  11. After you are in the System folder, tap on Framwork sub-folder in System directory.
  12. Here you will see another Framwork.jar file. Long press on this file, select Rename and rename the file as Framework.jar.bak.
  13. Once you are done renaming the old file, press menu and tap on Operations tab.
  14. Now tap on Paste option and the modified Framwork.jar will be pasted in /system/framework.
  15. Once the Framwork.jar is copied to /system/framework, long press on this file and select Properties.
  16. Now from the resulting menu, change File permission to rw-r-r- following onscreen directions. 
  17. After this exit ES File explorer and reboot your phone.
  18. Once your phone reboots, you will have Overscroll Glow enabled on your device.

In case you are facing any issues or want to have more information regarding this hack, then please head to the official XDA thread posted here. In some devices, ES File Explorer will fail to enable itself as root explorer. In a situation like this, you can use Root Explorer [Paid app] from Market to enable overscroll glow on your device. All credit for this hack / tweak goes to shishir95 at XDA forums.