Yesterday we covered an app that lets rooted users tweak certain aspects of the system, so why not one that'll let you tweak it aesthetically, too? Icon Themer, a new app from developer Faruq Rasid (HelixLauncher, QuickDesk), aims to bring any icon pack to any custom launcher. That's a pretty big deal for those who've bought icon packs for specific launchers but have since started using something different, or those who feel tied down to a particular launcher because of a beloved theme that won't work with others.

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Icon Themer is fairly straightforward, though it does require Xposed Framework (the app can automatically install this) so the IT module can be activated. Once the framework is installed and the module is activated, simply reboot the device and all installed icon packs will show up in Themer. Select the one you want to use and hit Apply – after one more reboot, your new icon pack should be active. Simple and easy.

Icon Themer will set you back a buck in the Play Store – head below to grab it.

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Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    even HTC Sense?

    • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

      Currently HTC Sense isn't supported.... well.. if you're adventurous enough.. head on to the XDA thread... a simple adb push will make it compatible. Tested on HTC One X.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        ah cheers

  • Derek Traini

    OH SHOOT! Might have to go back to Action Launcher!

    • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

      That's I'm using currently. :)

  • Bazar6

    Will this override a system theme which has modified icons? (applied thru the Rom's Theme Chooser)... Which one takes priority, the Rom theme or the Icon theme?

    • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

      I haven't test this yet.. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000003999549 Mike Harris

    The worst part about this post is seeing that big yellow LauncherPro icon in the "Done With This Post? You Might Also Like These:" section above. I would have never moved on if the developer didn't disappear. =/

    I'm just so grateful that Nova Launcher has helped me get over it.

    • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

      Yeah, it's weird. That mythical rewrite of LauncherPro and the potential UberMusic had...it's really sad Fede's disappeared. Maybe he's ill or something? Who knows. Hope he returns one day.

  • Aymen Fadhel

    Does it work with TSF ?

    • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

      I haven't personally tried it. It's too expensive for me to buy :(

    • http://twitter.com/TheBlackMaou Chaz Edwards

      No it doesn't work with tsf shell. I just tried soft and hard reboots

  • http://shanked.me/ Shank

    Someone should tell the developer that the "keywords" section needs to be removed from the app description.

    • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

      Oops. It doesn't work does it? :D

      • http://shanked.me/ Shank

        Google pulled 60k apps for including keywords (search for Hazard Rush removal) for SEO purposes. It's a violation of the Google Play TOS.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's misleading. Keywords are fine, from what I can tell, as long as they're relevant. Putting the name of some of the largest games that have nothing to do with your app, for example, is a big no-no. But putting relevant keywords is OK.

      In fact, Google Maps just does that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps

      • http://shanked.me/ Shank

        I stand corrected. Thanks Artem.

  • Faiz Abideen

    I want an app that can substitute individual icons with your own. Any ideas?

    • http://www.evilnolo.com NOlo Tse

      Nova launcher allows to substitute individual icons with an image or any other thing.

      • Faiz Abideen

        But I prefer Apex :(

  • http://twitter.com/ruqqq Faruq Rasid

    Thank you, Android Police, for the coverage.

    For those who aren't willing to pay or just want to test drive the app, please head to the XDA thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2246783

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You're the man.

  • rotz055

    Does anybody know what name of the middle theme is?

  • Linda Mitchell

    This is an awesome idea!

  • xspirits

    You don't need to use a particular launcher to use the app actually.

    I'm on CM10.1 nightlies, and changed the icons, even if that wasn't that easy (3 reboots at least + install an other app to do whatever it needs to do)

  • Collin

    What are the icon packs you use in the screenshots?

  • LeDerp

    Wallpaper please.