25 cool new icon packs and themes to freshen up your Android style (2014 edition)

25 cool new icon packs and themes to freshen up your Android style (2014 edition)
The beauty of Android lies in its nearly limitless customization options. One particularly deep way to change the looks of your Android phone - be it a Samsung Galaxy device, HTC One phone, or any other gadget powered by Google’s mobile operating system - is to replace all the stock icons for apps with new ones, to get a brand new style.

Luckily, you can find icon packs right on the Google Play Store, each with its own distinct appearance. You can have modern ones with the trendy flat looks, ones that resemble the good old Symbian, others that mimic paper, and so much more. Most of these packs contain hundreds of icons that will cover all most popular apps, but still you should keep in mind that an icon pack might not have a replacement app for a not-so-popular app.

Once you get an icon pack, though, you also need to install it. The easiest way to install an icon pack is by first installing a custom launcher like Apex, Go Launcher, or Nova. However, there is also another way to do this and we walk you through it in the how-to install icon packs without root tutorial here. With all this in mind, take a look at these 25 cool new Android icon packs, and feel free to let us know which one you like best.

Note: You can install and use these icon packs and themes on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 2, HTC One (M8), LG G3, LG G2, Moto X, Moto G, Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1, etc.

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21 Comments

1. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I'm using aurora ui right now and its beautiful

2. MercilessSinner

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Nothing beats Tersus 2.0

3. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

You forgot Cryten and other works by Viktor Vucinic.

6. Victor.H

Posts: 1026; Member since: May 27, 2011

We've covered them in our previous round-up of icon packs, so we did not want to repeat ourselves. Take a look here:http://www.phonearena.com/news/10-great-icon-packs-to-liven-up-your-Android_id53903

16. steedsofwar unregistered

Mianogen is a CM11 theme so it doesn't install on regular roms.

20. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Nice collection but you forgot Iride UI

4. shree153

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

You forgot Moonshine

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Flatro and Goolors are my favorite. Goolors for nexus 7 and flatro for moto G.

9. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Same here. I really like the way that Flatro masks. None of my icons look out of place.

7. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

Faint 2 - Minimalism and Voxel are my favorites

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

space and buuf guuf are the only one interesting to me, think i might put space on the note 3, liven it up some.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This is what one particular OS needs, options to change.

11. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I really like using belle, but I found voxel and know very beautiful too

12. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I use Belle for N7. And how is Tablet UI possible on Kk in #17?

13. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Goolors for me. Vibrant colours and flatness simply are my favourites. Oh yes, please do note that some of your suggestions might have already been covered in the other older article on android icon pack.

14. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I'm using Long Shadows with Nova launcher on my Nexus 5 and 10, one of my favorites out there because the icons that they haven't redesigned still fit in nicely. Moonshine is a close second favorite because it's icons aren't extremely bold and there isn't any major contrast between the redesigned icons and the others. Installing DCikonz right now because 4800 icons is a huge amount.

15. N-E-X-U-S

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 22, 2013

I prefer the Minimal (hera) icon pack.

17. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Some nice themes is missing from list. - Moonshine - Project Hera Moonshine - Black Moonshine - Jollijolla

18. vazzzz

Posts: 64; Member since: May 09, 2014

I'm using Neon Glow - Icon Pack and I think it deserves a place in this article. It's awesome

19. ralphgeb

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I am using Noventa icon pack which comes also in a free version. its pretty cool and new

21. dipak6691

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

sunshine icons on google play i think this icon pack is much better then all of above

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