MyColorScreen is a site where Android enthusiasts can show off the sometimes stunning UIs they design with various apps and mods. Most of what you come across on the site is fairly predictable; a different widget here and a custom wallpaper there. Although, on occasion someone creates something truly wonderful, and the new PIE UI from AdamF is definitely one of those.


The PIE UI theme is a unique UI that takes advantage of a number of apps like WidgetLocker, Nova Launcher, and Power Widget. The creator of the theme has hosted a .zip file you can download that has all the necessary files (but not the apps themselves) to recreate the interface as shown. You will essentially be restoring a Nova Launcher backup, applying a wallpaper, and adding some widgets and transparent icons. There is a handy video walkthrough that explains how to recreate the look.

Be aware that this is a single-screen UI, and much of the text is actually part of the background. That means it isn't the most flexible theme out there, but there are source files in the download, so you can alter things a little if you're comfortable in Photoshop. Happy theming.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • serrastone

    This is so gorgeous!

  • Clayton Reeves

    That is way nifty, If I had a phone that could pull it off I would be setting that up now!

  • Pkmmte

    This is the first thing I'll try once I get my new Nexus this October/November/Whenever it comes out!

  • John O’Connor

    I might have to try this one out on my s3 since they have the same screen resolution. Time willing I should try to make one of my own.

  • nsnsmj

    Why is it that every time Pie UI is brought up, the original creator, Colorfulvisuals, is hardly ever mentioned?

    I'm just saying, people at least need to credit him/her.

    • PhilNelwyn

      Yeah, I totally agree.
      It's ok to use something, but always credit the guy who had the idea.

    • tyguy829

      he did credit them at 0:12...

      • nsnsmj

        I wasn't talking about the video. That video is pretty old now, and I've seen it before.

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  • Thejungle


    Nothing special here? Dont know what is this article about... "Wonderful"? This theme isnt even nice, and you have to do the same as every another theme from colormyscreen.com - wallpaper here and widget there, huh?! Come on! Don't make spam, respect the readers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    Looks pretty crap to me. No wallpaper? And who the hell has dialer and phone book in the dock? They're almost always the same damn thing!

    Plus I'm pretty sure if you use this theme, your battery is going to hate you.

    • CeluGeek

      Except when you are actually in a call and have to look up a phone number from one of your contacts. Getting to the Contacts while you have a call in progress is a big pain, unless you have a handy shortcut that points specifically to the Contacts app.

      • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

        End the call, find it and ring back. Who actualy uses their phone for anything other than talking while they're in a call?

        • http://www.facebook.com/eli.friedman1 Eli Friedman


          • http://twitter.com/SdotMEEZY Scott Miller

            assuming this isn't a stock dialer/phone feature? also, why not just go home and open app drawer?

  • Brett Warren

    Do you have to be rooted to create this home screen?

  • Al McDowall

    Just a quick idea to follow on from this: using multipicture live wallpaper, you could have a different wallpaper for each screen, allowing the creation of multiple UIs.

    Just for anyone who felt that a single screen was too limiting

    Just put multipicture on my GNex (now running Jelly Bean!) Not sure if it is the phone, the OS or the dev improved the code, but that live wallpaper is running smoother than I ever experienced before, really like it!

  • hyperbolic

    Will create for the flexible version :)

    • hyperbolic

      I meant wait*

  • K

    The sad part is theres no app to install all these elements directly from a file. I see so many themes on MyColourscreen but am too lazy to apply