How to Install Nokia X Launcher on Any Android device

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The Nokia X runs on a heavily customized Android operating system replacing all of the default Google services on Android with Microsoft’s services. Even the Google Play store, from where every Android user downloads app is replaced with a new app store from Nokia, namely ‘Nokia Store‘.

DOWNLOADNokia Store APK for any Android device

There are plenty of things that has been changed about Android with the Nokia X, the most noticeable being the user interface. The UI on Nokia X is heavily inspired from Windows phone by Microsoft, and it doesn’t surprises us much for the fact Nokia was recently acquired by Microsoft for $7.2 billion dollars.

Anyway, the launcher on the Nokia X looks very similar to the tiles UI on Windows phone devices. Thanks the XDA member, opssemnik for porting over the Nokia X launcher from system dump of the device to run on any Android device.

 icon-download DOWNLOAD NOKIA X LAUNCHER

NOTE: You must have a custom recovery installed on your Android device to be able to install the Nokia X launcher.

Download the recovery flashable zip file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

  NOKIA X LAUNCHER ZIP FILE

DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: NokiaLauncher0.6.zip (620.83 KB)

Be sure to transfer the Nokia X Launcher zip file you downloaded above to your phone and remember the location of the files. You will need to flash it now on your device using either of ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP recovery.

We’ve got separate guides for CWM and TWRP recovery, so use the guide relevant to the recovery you have installed on your device.

  GUIDE FOR FLASHING NOKIA X LAUNCHER IN CWM RECOVERY

  Example video: If you haven’t used CWM recovery before to install a .zip file of a ROM or anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that to get familiar with the process. Click here to watch the video

  1. Boot into recovery mode on your Android device. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup And Restore » Backup.
  3. Install the NokiaLauncher0.6.zip file:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the NokiaLauncher0.6.zip file. How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  4. Reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.
  5. Once your device is rebooted, press the home button and select ‘Launcher‘ from the list of launchers that shows up.
GUIDE FOR FLASHING NOKIA X LAUNCHER IN TWRP RECOVERY
  1. Boot into recovery mode on your Android device. If you’re rooted, the easiest way to boot into recovery mode would be using the QuickBoot app.
  2. Create a Nandroid Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily. For making a Nandroid Backup, go to Backup » and select all check boxes and swipe on the Swipe to confirm option at the bottom of the screen to confirm backup.
  3. Install the NokiaLauncher0.6.zip file:
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the NokiaLauncher0.6.zip file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      How to Flash File in CWM Recovery
  4. Reboot your device. Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.
  5. Once your device is rebooted, press the home button and select ‘Launcher‘ from the list of launchers that shows up.

Enjoy!

4 Comment

  1. Gabriele Musco says: Reply

    Meh, it doesn’t work on my Nexus 4 running CM11. What a pity.

  2. Dipesh Kumar Sukhani says: Reply

    Thanks for this. Helpful and well written.

  3. Cristian Rivera says: Reply

    it doesn’t work on my Nexus S running 4.4.2 AOSP, only say “the app was stoped” (La aplicación se ha detenido)

    Thanks.

  4. it does’t work man !! First try and then post !!

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