Want to give your Android an awesome home screen look? Here’s some replacement apps called ADW. Launcher freely available from the Google Play Store. But the Android ADW theme only works with the said launcher or EX version of the app. First of all you have to know about home screen replacement apps, actually these are adopted as the base for many other customization purposes, specially the stock launcher built for the popular series of custom ROMs like CyanogenMod. With various developers, this open-source launcher however has thousands of themes out there, with heavy fan base this ADW Android launcher made its way to the top and provided the best themes ever.
Along with the backgrounds for docks, icon packs and new themes arrived constantly to cook your device homescreens with the ability to customize your Android phone. For example, if you haven’t yet updated to the Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich or your device doesn’t support that upgrade, what will be your next step, go buy a 4.0 ICS running device? No, you can bring the flavor to your phone simple by installing Android ICS ADW Launcher theme for free. That’s it, isn’t it so simple!
So, we decided to share some of your chosen 10 of the best free ADW themes from the Android’s Google Play Store (market). Ready to implement on your device after downloading them.
Note: All the themes will not be available for free, but some of the launcher themes are paid versions. While we’ve only published our best Android themes which are available as a free download from the Play Store.
How to install and apply ADW launcher themes
First of all browser the following themes either on your Android phone to the Google Play Store (Old Android Market), download them. Once downloaded and installed free themes on your device. By clicking on the middle button on your device you will be seeing the ADW’s home screen, click on it:
* Hit the menu and navigate to ADW settings > Theme Preferences. If you’re already using the CM7′ built-in ADW.Launcher, just select Settings > ADWLauncher > Theme Preferences.
* Select your favorite theme and tap to apply theme!
1. Ice Cream Sandwich
Google’s latest iteration and one of the most popular mobile OS Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich can now be installed on your 2.3 Gingerbread running Device in the form of ADW ICS Launcher theme.
2. GS by GFX
This ADW theme comes with 200+ icon packs and can be customizable, which is specially designed for larger screen (HDPI) only not supported by MDPL/LDPI small screen devices.
3. Mac OS X Lion
Now you can bring the Apple’s latest iteration operating system “OS X Lion” on to your Android phone by downloading and installing this MacOS ADW launcher.
The linux based open source OS called Ubuntu can be runned on Windows and Mac, now you can transform your Android into Ubuntu stlye with this free ADW Ubuntu launcher.
5. Glow Legacy Pro
Think you have seen the TRON movie and attracted with the special effects, similar to that this Glow Legacy Pro theme is now available for free in the form of Android ADW theme.
6. Matte Curve
This is a matte curvy dock theme for ADW, specially designed for 5 icon style. For a professional look you can get this Android theme onto your device, but supports HDPI only.
7. Sense Glass
With a simple new sense UI dock, Sense Glass theme for Android is specially designed for 5 icon style with an alternative launcher icon option.
8. Symbian Theme
Once been a Nokia smartphone fan and now the Android-powered phones, however you can now get the Symbian look to your device with this ADW Symbian theme.
9. Iron Man
My favorite movie is the Iron Man, and now i am ready to get that movie characters onto my Android device using this Iron Man ADW Launcher theme.
Its one of my best ADW launcher theme ever, i suggest this to be installed on your Android phone for an older handset feel and awesome icons change your mind though.
These are only the first part of themes based on ADW Launcher, you will be seeing more in the future. Stay tuned to VSS Zone to grab more top of the best free launcher apps for your Android smartphone soon.