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Root Question about status bar toggles


Jul 9, 2013
I am running Eclipse v1.3(ICS) on my Bionic. I was wondering what the different colors(grey/blue) in the status bar represent? I'm referring to the wifi and data toggles. When I switch from 4g to wifi or vise versa the color starts grey and then switches to blue. Does anyone know what the colors mean? When I turn off both wifi and data(3g/4g) my signal bars are grey and don't turn blue until I turn the wifi/data back on. I can't seem to find an answer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
When that particular network connection is authenticated to your Google account (for syncing of mail, contacts, calendars, Google+, Google Drive, the Play Store, etc.), the color turns blue. When it's not authenticated, it turns white. So, when you have data off, obviously you don't have a connection to Google and it doesn't turn blue.
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