Root Reviews: Notification Restart

Today’s Memorial Day edition of Root Reviews will be a short one, but the featured app is one I’ve been waiting a long time for. As you may have guessed, from previous Root Reviews, I love CyanogenMod 7 themes. The theme engine makes it so incredibly easy to apply them, and the number of themes is growing ever larger. The only thing I don’t like about the system, is that you have to reboot your device for all of the changes to occur — like with your notification bar. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to get around rebooting your device to see how a theme changes your notification bar? Now there is: Notification Restart.

Notification Restart

Notification Restart, 345k in size, is available now in the Android Market as version number 1.2.1. The only requirement is Android 2.1 and up. Currently, Notification Restart is free.


As I said in the opening paragraph, this review is going to be a short one. The only feature of Notification Restart has already been explained. It simply restarts your notification bar in order to see changes made by CyanogenMod 7 theme engine themes. It can also be used if anything has gone wrong with your status bar, but it does require root access.

To get a good look at how the menu for Notification Restart looks, check out the picture below.

Final Word

It’s clean, elegant, and does exactly what it was intended to do. Eventually, I’d like to see this feature integrated into CyanogenMod, but for now Notification Restart is the best app I could ask for. If you use CyanogenMod 7 themes, then you’ve got to download Notification Restart today; it’s one app I’ve been dying to whitelist for a long time.

Notification Restart Market Link