Change Look of Any Android Smartphone to Nexus One without Rooting

Posted on Mar 25 2013 - 5:00pm by Pawan

Till now you must have read lots of tutorials which let you root your android device to change the look and gain system privileges but now I’m here with a fresh food for your android smartphone.

Let me ask you one question, do you love the look of Nexus smartphone? If yes, then this article is really worth for you as I’m including methods here using which you can get the Nexus look on any android smartphone.

You can get the Nexus look on your HTC or on Motorola, Samsung, LG or of any other brand.

Why This?

I must tell you why I’m sharing this information with you as you’ve already got lots of rooting and custom ROMs options. Then how this method is worth?

Android Rooting

It’s really good that you get system privileges after rooting and change look using custom ROMS but the process goes superb in less than half of the total cases. If your device was hang up or giving poor battery life and performance then you must fear of rooting next time.

It happens with lots of people who go with the rooting methods and this is why I don’t like rooting much and I prefer using my device as provided by the officials. Although I update my smartphone if there is any official firmware available.

Lock Screen

To change the lock screen of your device and make it look like same as of Nexus smartphone then download the Holo Locker app and install it on your device.

Nexus Lock Screen

After installing, move into the settings and enable it. If you still not find the lock screen as expected then disable your device’s locking feature from the settings.


Now next thing to change is the launcher where you get all your apps shortcuts. Install the Nova Launcher and configure it to get the Nexus like launcher.

Holo Launcher HD

To get more features, try the Pro version of the app and you can also try the Holo Launcher HD or the Holo Launcher Plus.

What Next?

To get the perfect identical look you can put the wallpapers which are there on the Nexus smartphones. You can search for them on Google.

Another thing I’ll recommend you is to install SwiftKey app that will provide you better typing experience. Yes, it will provide you with the much more updated keyboard having lots of features that are identical to that of Nexus smartphone.

When I took smartphone for the first time then I didn’t like the typing feature at all as it was not comfortable but the Nexus’s gesture typing is really good and you can have that on any of your android device using the SwiftKey app.


Now if you want to do anything with your smartphone that require rooting then before rooting your device look for an alternative i.e. an app.

I’m sure there is an app for all your needs so why to void the warranty terms by rooting the device.

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  1. My@ Office Telephone March 26, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

    This is great! Thanks for the instructions! I already had changed my Sony Phone with the Nexus 1 look.

  2. Dhiraj Shah April 2, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Thank you for such awesome post.
    is there any alternative for Nova launcher as my samsung galaxy y duos dosen’t support nova launcher.

  3. best budget android tablet April 15, 2013 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hi there Pawan, Thank you so much for sharing this very informative post. I really love this topic. I just need this. I don’t know how to root my nexus look until I read your post. Keep up the good work.

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