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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Next Launcher and theme icon suggestion


This is just a little explanation about how some icons don't show up on certain launchers.  Example Next Launcher is one of them.  They have made it very difficult for developers to theme the actual icons other than adding a border around the stock application icons.

In the past I have had a few people ask why only a few icons are themed in "Next Launcher".  Well from what I know, Next Launcher does not pull the themed icons the standard way that most other launchers do.    Also the Next Key "Icon that is on the side" as of yet, I have not been able to get that themed, you do have an option in settings to turn off the Next Key which removes it from your home screens.

Now back to icons, I have used a another application which will make all the themed icons appear on Next Launcher.  Unfortunately it only works on "Rooted" devices from what I understand.  The app is called Unicon (formerly called Icon Themer) it is a paid app, but seems to work quite well.  Not only with my themes but most themes.  It also works with other launchers and best of all, it will work with stock launchers if you don't like to use the supported launchers.

Here are some example screenshots of how Unicon works with Next Launcher.

Next Launcher with II Luxurious Theme Applied but no Icons only border

 Running Unicon and Selecting II Luxurious and Applying


 After Reboot and Going into Icon Editor and deselecting "Use Theme Style"

After with themed icons now showing in Next Launcher
of course there are a few icons showing that are not done, because I have not themed them

I hope this helps some of you out there that have rooted devices and have issues with developer themes not applying to Next Launcher or if you want to use launchers like Trebuchet etc..

** Unicon REQUIRES ROOT

Unicon (formerly Icon Themer) allows you to use Nova/Apex/ADW etc. icon packs on your device.
You can now use any launcher you prefer (especially Stock launchers!) and still have the power to customize how your application icons look like.

(Note: If your launcher is replacing the icons with their own theme, Unicon would appear to be not working)

Unicon is also more consistent because the icon theme is applied throughout your device and not just confined your launcher!

[Unicon Link]