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  1. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    Is there any accurate launchers I can download to make my phone look like the Google Edition S4 without rooting? I'm pretty interested in that interface, I like Stock Android.
    06-27-2013 01:29 PM
  2. msavic6's Avatar
    You could always use Nova Launcher and download the updated sun beam wallpaper.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    06-27-2013 01:58 PM
  3. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    There's no actual launcher that can do this?
    06-27-2013 02:02 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    There's no actual launcher that can do this?
    There is no "Google" Launcher..but you can download a launcher and create the theme yourself...it shouldn't be difficult
    - Download the Red Google Live Wallpaper
    - Download the Jelly Bean icon pack
    - Download the Jelly Bean Clock widget

    All these are available in the Google Play store, and it will look exactly like the Google Edition phone, interface wise
    Note you cant get the Google Camera or the Google Notification bar unless u root
    06-27-2013 02:11 PM
  5. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    I saw this article, and if I download Nova, will I be able to go back to stock this easy? I know the phone in the article is an HTC One, but still :P
    06-27-2013 02:16 PM
  6. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    Also, what about this theme?

    I'm really looking for opinions from anyone who already has one of these style launchers on their phone already

    Also, will changing the launcher affect my battery life at all?
    06-27-2013 02:19 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I saw this article, and if I download Nova, will I be able to go back to stock this easy? I know the phone in the article is an HTC One, but still :P
    Yeah its easy, it doesn't replace Touchwiz...its just another interface which you can use if you don't want to use Touchwiz...you can download 5 launchers if you wanted and switch between them easily without affecting anything. You can easily switch back to stock if you wanted
    06-27-2013 02:20 PM
  8. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    When I said "back to stock" I mean to stock Android, like on the Google Edition devices. Sorry if there was confusion there.
    06-27-2013 02:21 PM
  9. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Also, what about this launcher?

    I'm really looking for opinions from anyone who already has one of these style launchers on their phone already

    Also, will changing the launcher affect my battery life at all?
    Thats not a launcher, thats a theme.
    You would have to download Nova Launcher, then download that theme and it will set stuff up for you
    You apply the theme through Nova settings
    06-27-2013 02:26 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    When I said "back to stock" I mean to stock Android, like on the Google Edition devices. Sorry if there was confusion there.
    Yeah you can, no matter which device its pretty much the same method
    06-27-2013 02:28 PM
  11. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    Nice, I love that Thank you so much!
    06-27-2013 02:34 PM
  12. shaytoon21's Avatar
    nova launcher is ur best bet. i know exactly how u feel bc i came from a gnex and was worried it wont feel the same (which the s4 obvi doesnt) until i installed nova, and wow, it feels like i never left the gnex, especially after transferring the gnex's ringtones/sounds. try nova and play with it, you will love it once u customize it to ur liking. it may seem intimidating or a hassle but its really not.
    06-27-2013 04:16 PM
  13. bistwo's Avatar
    If you really want stock android, you will have to buy the Google edition or get Cyanogenmod.

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    06-27-2013 04:31 PM
  14. ahaxton's Avatar
    If you REALLY want a stock appearance in more than just the launcher, I recommend this article:
    20 Apps To Give Your Device A Stock Android Experience Without Root Guide
    06-27-2013 04:33 PM
  15. JGouse0498's Avatar
    Nova Launcher should take care of most of what you're looking for. And now you CAN get the stock camera that comes on the "Experience" phones.

    Get Photosphere on non-Nexus devices with the 'Google edition' camera app | Android Central
    06-27-2013 08:15 PM
  16. Marck527's Avatar
    I tried to recreate it on my s4. I only used Nova Launcher Prime, Jelly Bean Clock Widget and the sun beam live wallpaper.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    Attached Thumbnails Google Edition Style "Jelly Bean 4.2" Launcher for Galaxy S4?-uploadfromtaptalk1372384257479.jpg  
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    06-27-2013 08:51 PM
  17. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    With Nova Launcher Prime, I can't get my Google bar up as high as you have it! How do you do that?
    06-28-2013 06:16 AM
  18. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    With Nova Launcher Prime, I can't get my Google bar up as high as you have it! How do you do that?
    Go into Nova settings: Desktop: Desktop Grid, and set it to allow more rows. Like 6.

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
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    06-28-2013 06:19 AM
  19. Marck527's Avatar
    With Nova Launcher Prime, I can't get my Google bar up as high as you have it! How do you do that?
    Set the persistent search bar to 'always'.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    06-28-2013 06:23 AM
  20. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    Okay, I want it to look exactly like the Google Edition, so what are the exact settings I need, if someone could provide the information? Also, when I scroll through apps, I don't want it to flip through the widgets too, I just want to go through the apps, like I can in TouchWiz.

    Also, if I root, will I be able to get a more exact version of stock without draining my battery? That's my biggest fear I think, that I will root and my battery life will go to crap.
    06-28-2013 06:33 AM
  21. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Okay, I want it to look exactly like the Google Edition, so what are the exact settings I need, if someone could provide the information? Also, when I scroll through apps, I don't want it to flip through the widgets too, I just want to go through the apps, like I can in TouchWiz.

    Also, if I root, will I be able to get a more exact version of stock without draining my battery? That's my biggest fear I think, that I will root and my battery life will go to crap.
    Since we don't have anyone here that has the device, I don't think exact settings are possible.

    As far as rooting goes, in a nutshell, all you're doing is making yourself the administrator on your device. Nothing bad results when you root your device. Only applying certain tweaks and such can ruin your Android experience.

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
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    06-28-2013 06:46 AM
  22. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    I mean the settings I would have to adjust in Nova so that it looks comparable. And in regards to rooting, if I install CyanogenMod and then a Google Edition Launcher through that (including the boot screen, assuming that's possible), will it degrade my battery usage?
    06-28-2013 06:51 AM
  23. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Oh! Well, we can only guess, as we don't have the devices yet! Haha.

    And that strictly depends on your device. Some people experience great battery life, while some don't. Again, it depends on your device!

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
    06-28-2013 07:02 AM
  24. Joe_Perone's Avatar
    I tried to recreate it on my s4. I only used Nova Launcher Prime, Jelly Bean Clock Widget and the sun beam live wallpaper.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
    What settings do you have?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh! Well, we can only guess, as we don't have the devices yet! Haha.

    And that strictly depends on your device. Some people experience great battery life, while some don't. Again, it depends on your device!

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
    Thank you, and you're right, perhaps I should just leave well enough alone :P
    06-28-2013 07:15 AM
  25. Christopher Matthews Jr's Avatar
    Haha just study up! If you're more confident about it, it'll go smoother!

    Tapatalked from my Nexus 10
    06-28-2013 07:28 AM
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