$mi(state)$ status is always PAUSED

After updating my phone to Android 8.0.0, $mi(state)$ is always PAUSED, even when I'm listening to music.

OS: 8.0.0

Phone: OnePlus 3T

Hi! So in order to ensure Music works please check the following:

  • Kustom has access to Notifications (it should ask you when you save)
  • You started your music player at least once (Kustom detects automatically the player being used)
  • Ensure the Player properly shows a Notification
  • If cover doesnt work ensure your player (Poweramp for example) doesnt have an option to hide the cover in the Lockscreen
  • Try to reboot once, this sometimes is needed when Kustom is upgraded (you can also try reinstalling worst case)
  • Some player might not work, in most cases this is related to the player not implementing Android standards (usually test can be done with Google Music which is fully supported)


It works again when I rebooted the phone, the simplest one.

Thank you!

Well, I have that problem again. Only works once.

I checked the others steps too and I tested with Phonograph and Spotify.

It is not always paused for me but if music is idle for a couple of minutes state will not update until next track or next player interaction.

So, pressing play does not chage the play button or change the test text but pressing it again breifly shows play before going to paused. It then works flawlessly until going idle for a while.

Track position does not have this problem.

Additional test results to this.

Adding volume down and up actions to the play/pause button makes the update work after idle but is far from ideal as it triggers a phone volume popup.

Just shows that the play/pause action should trigger an info update of its own.