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10 great icon packs to liven up your Android

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10 great icon packs to liven up your Android
We'll be repeating ourselves here, but we just can't say no to the endless stream of customization options that Android offers. Chief among those, in our opinion, is the ability to visually tweak away and create a UI that is yours and yours alone, and the various icon packs are one of the most profound ways to go about that.

We've picked 10 icon packs for you to choose from, and we put great care to only select the really good ones. That said, we're not at all saying that these are the best -- there just are so many of those right now, that we wouldn't be able to go through all of them even if we spent an entire day browsing the web. What we have here is still pretty great, though.

Now, there's a catch, like most things Android modifications. For these to work, you'll need to be using a qualifying launcher, though we'll be showing you pretty soon how to get icon packs working with the stock launcher. But that's a fight for another day. Regardless, seeing as launcher apps are massively popular, we'd say these will work for a great many of you, so jump right into the slideshow below and take your pick.

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posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:05 5

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

The beauty of Android.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:14 2

2. Scarambay (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Why the fark does every OEM put up a square or a circle on the actual icons?! It's ugly as fark. I admit, some icons look good that way, but most of them just look childish and ugly.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:25

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Hence the reason for icon packs/themes. Everybody has different taste then you. It could be worst; ask a iOS user. One launcher and one look all the time. At least they can change wallpapers.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:38 2

14. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Still better than WP, you can't even set a wallpaper. You can at least jailbrake IOS and change icons.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 06:18 8

3. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Android is honestly the best OS. The amount on customization just trumps any other OS. And you can also make Android just as simple and easy to navigate as ios or windows. While still having the free will to change it when ever you want.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:06 1

4. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)

Nicely put. I may be a IOS7 user I think these look great! The only thing I'm afraid of is what if you can't get notifications on them.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:48

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Impossible. You'll always get notifications on the apps.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 11:31

22. AntiFanBoyz (unregistered)

I could be wrong but I think he might specifically mean badges or whatever it's called when a little number appears directly on the icon indicating the number of notifications. Does changing the icons appearance affect that functionality?

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:28

6. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)

The best? Come on, Try harder!

How about Nox and Konnect Theme icon packs?

Also, you don't need to install a Laucher to change the icons in Android. Use Icon Changer and replace them individually like I do.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:35

7. Chris.P (Posts: 567; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

Oh, the irony. ;)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:54

10. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

c'mon, haven't you read the article??

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:38

8. Qbancelli (Posts: 75; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)

Konnect Theme on N5:

Plate Theme 4 on N7:

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:54

9. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Belle UI Icon pack for me is great and it's free :)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 09:53

18. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Me too. Always loved those shapes until now

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:26

21. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

Me too! And i use it with lightning launcher to get that nokia n9 experience :)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 07:57

11. 300men (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Not a fan of the box or circle, super childish/iPhone esc. Try memsape on the market, super polished!

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:26

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

I used minimal(#3) for quite a while, then switched to Flatro(#8) combined with holo glass theme(custom rom theme only). Best looking UX IMO.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 08:49

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

#6 and #7 look the best, especially with the KitKat font.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 14:13

23. GTX_Ti (unregistered)

Yup Bro ! Even the stock kitkat icons look pretty damn good (atleast in pictures,well)

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:07

19. Michaelsalaets (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)

i use Senso. In my opinion it is the best. i like everything to even and equal throughout my phone. cant stand different size and looking icons. check it out! best i have found so far

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 10:11

20. FakeMatt (Posts: 38; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

My favorite is the Stark icon pack.

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 14:29

24. Dunexus (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)

DCikonZ, 4800 wonderful icons for free. What else?


posted on 14 Mar 2014, 19:10

25. ePoch270 (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

I use a mixture of Axis, Nox, Stark, Viper and Vivid on my devices. Note 3 and N7. Each set of Icons inside each Cover on Action Launcher Pro gets it's own Icons. I love the set up and gives me a lot of freedom to use different styles.

posted on 24 Mar 2014, 17:58

27. fasttimes (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)

Flatro is a great pack. My new favorite is Pasty Icons:

posted on 29 Mar 2014, 19:53

29. fasttimes (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)

The link for Pasty Icons changed: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren​.pastyicons

posted on 25 Mar 2014, 22:18

28. rushaabh (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

i find edges icon pack most unique .. no squares and circles.. its really worth it and by my opinion best icon pack ...

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 16:08

30. malikmoreni (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Apr 2014)



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