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[Q] Google now launcher icon packs

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By arlrb, Member on 16th May 2014, 08:41 AM
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Are there any?
I want to keep the launcher but change app icons. All icon packs I can find in the play store require the installation of a different launcher.
 
 
16th May 2014, 10:18 AM |#2  
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Icon Packs on the play store are installable. What you'd actually need to do is download actual images to use as icons (from NOT play store) and then use an app that creates shortcuts with custom images, then use THOSE shortcuts instead of the apps.

I used to do this using apps like "Desktop Visualizer". I'm not sure if this app still exists and if it does, whether it works on KK.
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If you're using Xposed, you can try this out : http://forum.xda-developers.com/xpos...d-app-t2246783
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Icon Packs on the play store are installable. What you'd actually need to do is download actual images to use as icons (from NOT play store) and then use an app that creates shortcuts with custom images, then use THOSE shortcuts instead of the apps.

I used to do this using apps like "Desktop Visualizer". I'm not sure if this app still exists and if it does, whether it works on KK.

I've been using this for a few years this to created custom icons...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iconchanger.ad

Works fine with stock launcher, but one thing I've noticed on KK is that it seems that you need to make sure you don't already have the icon on one of your screens or it won't create the new one. So, say you're creating a new Chrome icon, remove the existing one first.
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15th June 2014, 10:23 PM |#5  
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Thanks. Used the xposed method in the end. The icon themer is now called unicon.
However, I can't find a way of changing individual icons with this, I can only install icon packs.
16th June 2014, 04:46 AM |#6  
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If your ROM has the new CM theme manager it works EXACTLY like Unicon, but without the need for Xposed and you don't need to restart apps like it prompts you to in Unicon. Also themes system wide in the same way.

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XGELS now allows you to use icon packs.
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Originally Posted by arlrb

Thanks. Used the xposed method in the end. The icon themer is now called unicon.
However, I can't find a way of changing individual icons with this, I can only install icon packs.

That's the only downside to Unicon. It's cool that it themes the icons system-wide, but you can't change individual icons if the icon pack doesn't have an icon for a certain app. It just applies random masking.

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XGELS now allows you to use icon packs.

Yeah. I'm thinking I may finally switch to using XGELS for my icon theming (instead of Unicon) when the ability to change individual icons is added, which the dev is currently working on.
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