How to get the Sony Xperia Home launcher on your Android smartphone without root

How to get the Sony Xperia Home launcher on your Android smartphone without root
Grown a little bored of your Android's interface? Or it's just that you really fancy the Sony's Xperia interface? Whatever the case is, bringing along the homescreen interface, widgets, wallpapers, and lockscreen of those pretty Xperia handsets is very easy. You don't even need a rooted smartphone - just some spare time and a couple of free apps. 

We'll now show you how to trick out your phone with the Xperia interface using Mohammed Yaser's excellent re-creation of Sony's proprietary Home launcher. Have fun, and don't worry - everything shown here is reversible.


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28 Comments

1. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Why would you want this? Xperia's interface is ugly.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This x10000000000.

3. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

for you ugly eyes maybe

28. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Clearly you've never used stock Android or at least a half decent looking Android ui

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Agreed. Who says Samsung TouchWiz is ugly must read this.

6. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

It's for the people running touchwiz. Anything is better than touchwiz >.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's for the Android fans who want to become Sony fanboys which are growing in numbers for some odd reason.

10. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Maybe because they car about design and put in features that are actually useful and not thrown against the wall to see if they stick :)

18. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

This x10000000000. :D

22. Feanor

Posts: 1429; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

One not so odd reason might be because if you want to listen to music from your phone in loud environments, like the underground, there is no other phone? Since a got a Z2 with active noise cancellation, I cannot get back to any phone without it, no matter how good processor, Android version, or camera it has (particularly when the Z2 doesn't lag considerably in any of these aspects). Using the smartphone as a portable media player is one of the main functions of a smartphone, so Sony has a major and oddly completely unappreciated unique selling point.

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And you being oddly in every Sony article? We already know that you love apple. Plain and simple.

14. Skizzo

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Because it's an option which seems to suit many people despite your inability to understand why. Different people, different tastes.

23. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

I have Xperia Z, and Sony's interface is one of the best. It looks good, is easy to use and responsive.

4. Gurashish

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

My on screen buttons come on the home launcher

8. Donbenie

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Am cool with my Touchwiz,never liked Xperia UI anyway..

9. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Woops there goes Papasmurf again on articles relating to Sony, I'm just keeping it in check is all. Anyway, I might put this on my Find 7a because I actually miss it albeit somewhat outdated looks.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If it pertains to their UI, you bet I'll be there to comment. Ugly UI deserves a complete makeover.

16. Skizzo

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I respectfully disagree. It looks good to me. Simple, sleek, quick, and intuitive. I understand how it can look too "boring" to some, but I prefer the cleaner, simpler, and darker look compared to something like, say, Touchwiz, which is handy and feature packed, but generally heavy and overly colouful (imo). A slight update to the look however wouldn't hurt Sony though, simply due to the fact that they haven't changed it for some time now.

26. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I whole heartedly respect your opinion so I'm not gonna bash like other people.

19. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

he is everywhere! not only in sony article..trying to convince everyone that samsung got no lag..lol

11. nomiking8

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Touchwiz is world badest ever interface....many chines cell got batter than touchwiz interface..i lve sony

12. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Hey, PA, where can i suggest that you include a way to save an article to my profile so I can read it later.. ?? Of course, without having to post a comment...

15. aklipii

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 29, 2010

save a bookmark?

17. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

OMG! I am such a donkey.. jajaja.. Thanks!! =)

20. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Personally I like Sony's UI. I understand why some people do not like this UI at all, but personally it's right after Android Stock as an option for me.

21. guestuser

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

that lockscreen isnt even close to xperia one

24. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

Xperia interface is well structured, simple and themeable. Also it is not as cartoonish as Samsung or boring as stock android.

25. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

There won't be anything but Stock Android if OEM's don't start making money soon.

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