Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How to Get Sony Xperia Z Style Homescreen on Any Android Device?

Xperia Z launcher
One of the important reasons why people choose Sony Xperia Z is without doubt its awesome and special user interface, as well as why Xperia Z became one of the most sold Sony Xperia series Android smartphone.

But for many other Android smartphone users, it seems to be a pity that they cannot enjoy the cool UI. Luckily, the develop has brought the Xperia Z launcher which make it possible to enjoy Xperia Z Style UI on most of the flagship Android devices (View the tested device in the below list).Also, you can use some Android apps to get the experience.Following just let’s have an overview of the Xperia Z launcher and the useful Android apps.

Xperia Z launcher
  • Proper Port
  • Super smooth launcher
  • Xperia beautiful widgets
  • Auto rotation
  • 6×4 app drawer for xhdpi
  • 7×5 special app drawer for xhdpi
  • 5×4,4×4 app drawer for hdpi
  • 4×4 app drawer for mdpi
  • Tablet support
  • 7 Home screen add/remove support
  • Folders in App drawer
  • Nice UI
  • Re-sizable widgets
  • Xperia Z default wallpape
How to install the Launcher?

Rooted ICS(4.0) or JB(4.1/4.2) phones.
Custom Recovery like ClockworkMod recovery need to installed on the phone.

  • For devices like Galaxy Note,Nexus 4, if things don't fit well then try using 340dpi
  • Verson 4.0 might boot loop in your device if you are using ICS. Works fine in Jelly Bean ! So if it boot loop in your ICS device use v3.5) or install a homescreen launcher like Apex before the process.
  • Download Sony Xperia Z Launcher to your PC.
  • On your phone, take a ClockworkMod recovery backup.
  • Connect your device to the PC and transfer the files to your SD card.
  • Switch off your device and restart the phone to enter recovery mode.(The method of entering the recovery mode is based on your device.)
  • Select the option “install zip from sdcard” and flash all the zips one by one.
  • When finished, your device will reboot. select the Xperia Home and select the always button when asked to select a home launcher.
  • Then you have succeeded in installing the Xperia Home Launcher along with widgets on your Device.
Tested Supported Device
  • Asus: Google Nexus 7,Transformer TF300T
  • Samsung:Google Nexus 10,Galaxy SIII GT-i9300,Galaxy SIII AT&T SGH-i747,Galaxy SIII Verizon SCH-i535,Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet 4.1.2,Galaxy Note 2,Galaxy Note,Galaxy SII,Galaxy SII i9100G,Galaxy S, Galaxy S i9003, Galaxy S Plus i9001,Galaxy Nexus,Galaxy Note i717,Galaxy S i9000 CM 10.1,Galaxy 3 i5800,Google Nexus S,Samsung Galaxy W,Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5
  • Sony:Xperia Arc S CM 10,Xperia Arc,Xperia Pro,Xperia Live With Walkman,Xperia Active,Xperia Mini,Xperia Mini Pro,Xperia Neo,Xperia Neo V,Xperia Neo L,Xperia Play,Xperia Ray,Xperia S Stock fw,Xperia SL,Xperia T,Xperia TX,Xperia TL,Xperia V,Xperia Acro S,Xperia Ion,Xperia P,Xperia J,Xperia Sola,Xperia Tipo,Xperia U,Xperia X10
  • HTC:HTC One ,HTC One X,HTC One X,HTC Desire HD Unofficial CM10,HTC Sensatio,HTC Incredible S,HTC Explorer A310e,HTC Evo 4G,HTC One S,HTC One V 
  • LG: Nexus 4,Optimus 4x HD,Optimus Black,Optimus L3 E400,Optimus L9 P760,Optimus 2X,Nitro HD 
  • Micromax A90S
  • Wiko Cink Slim
  • ZTE V970M 
  • InnosD9  
 If you Android phone is not in the list, you can also try this method.
Download Xperia Z launcher(Includes V1.0, V2.0, V3.5 and V4.0)
Android apps

If you have the unrooted phone or your phone runs Android 2.2+ version, you can also try the Android apps to get the Xperia Z style user interface.

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