Sony Xperia Z Home Launcher Ported to Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/Note/Note 2/Nexus Handsets

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If you like the interface on Sony’s Xperia Z but stuck with the rather boring Samsung Touchwiz launcher. Then here is a new launcher for you released by XDA member ThilinaC.

He is managed to port the Xperia Z launcher over to the Galaxy S2, S3, note and note 2 devices and Galaxy Nexus devices, which will overwrite the default look of your Samsung handset. It will work on other custom AOSP Roms as well.

Sony Xperia Z Home Launcher

The new Xperia Z launcher gets you the following features:

  • It brings the beautiful widgets to your smartphone such as clock widgets, weather widgets, recent calls widget on/off tools widget.
  • Further, it also gives Sony Notes app and its widgets.
  • It gives Seven home screen add/remove support.
  • It gives the folders in app drawer.
  • It also gives nice UI and resize widgets.

Only one downside of this launcher is; if you attempt to open the themes options from the home settings menu, the launcher will force close. Aside from this everything works very fine.

Please make a note that if you want to install this app in your device then you need to install a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or any other custom recovery. And also you need to have Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean ROM.

Disclaimer : Use the given below procedure at your own risk. Best android blog would not be held responsible/liable for anything that goes wrong in your device while following this procedure.

Instructions to install Xperia Z launcher on Galaxy S2/S3/Note/Note 2/Nexus:

  • Then copy the launcher file to the internal storage on your device.
  • After that turn off your phone and boot into ClockworkMod recovery. To turn off the phone you need to hold down Volume Up, Home and then the Power buttons together until the screen turns on, then let them go. The phone will boot into ClockworkMod recovery in a few seconds. In recovery, use the Volume buttons to scroll up/down and the Home button to select an option.
  • Then take a nandroid backup of the ROM on your device. To perform a backup, select backup and restore. On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
  • Now, select “install zip from SD card”, then select “choose zip from SD card”. Then go to the launcher file on the SD card and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the next screen.
  • After installation is complete, reboot your phone by going back to the main recovery menu and selecting reboot system now.
  • Once the phone boots up, select the Xperia Home option when prompted to launch the Xperia Z launcher.

That’s it you’ve done. If you face any problems then drop your queries in comments section. We will tried to sort out the same.

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