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Sony Xperia Z launcher ported to select Samsung Android smartphones

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Sony Xperia Z launcher ported to select Samsung Android smartphones
Tinkering with an Android smartphone's software could be dangerous, but it is also quire fun if you're a geek. Just look at the cool stuff you can make an Android smartphone do!

This XDA Developers member, for example, took a leaked launcher from a Sony Xperia Z and made it compatible with several Samsung high-end smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II, as well as the Galaxy S II and the first Galaxy Note

The launcher isn't perfect, but a number of goodies are reportedly working, including the Xperia widgets, available in various sizes. Just make sure you don't press the theme's settings button as the software tends to crash at that point. 

All the files you need in order to give this hack a try are available at the source link below. Just make sure your data is backed up as you never know when something could go seriously wrong.


Xperia Z inspired launcher compatible with Android flagships by Samsung
Xperia Z inspired launcher compatible with Android flagships by Samsung
Xperia Z inspired launcher compatible with Android flagships by Samsung
Xperia Z inspired launcher compatible with Android flagships by Samsung

Xperia Z inspired launcher compatible with Android flagships by Samsung


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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:34 24

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Touchwiz just got owned lol :p

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:18

5. Darkerm (Posts: 151; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


hahahahhaha (y)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:29

6. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1239; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Touchwiz got owned by third party lauchers a long time ago. Never heard of Nova or Apex? Guess WP8 does not have lauchers so I can understand where your coming from.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:37 16

2. danny_a2005 (Posts: 119; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


Xperia Z wannabes

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 12:27 7

8. leftheodo (Posts: 65; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Don't get me wrong, the Xperia Z is a great phone but The Galaxy S 4 will crush it.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 14:07 5

9. phonemirer (Posts: 111; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


why u compare a nearly launched phone with a phone that will come in summer (s4) ??
no phone is future proof for 6 months

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:33

12. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


yeah. I'm sure the Sony is going to have a better flagship when the Galaxy S4 comes out

leftheodo means that the Galaxy s4 will crush it in sails, because they will be competing against each other in stores

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:57 1

10. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Because how much do you know about it ?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 08:53 6

3. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


the good thing that it work

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:44 2

4. vijaysivakula (Posts: 168; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


This is only for Touchwiz based ROMs. I (ahem) have been running a Jellybean based ROM with Apex, Nova and ADW Launchers for the past few months and wouldnt need anything like this.. :P

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:47 4

7. ubuntu (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


oh,never mind.For sale my s3 to get xperia z.Lol

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:36 1

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


It actually works on any rom

i'm using it on CM10.1 right now

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