Install Nokia X Launcher on Any Android Device

Few weeks ago Nokia announced much-awaited Nokia X, first official Android based device from Nokia. Currently most of the Nokia smartphones run Windows OS. So there was curiosity among people about Nokia X. One of the most noticeable things of Nokia X is that it doesn’t have Play store unlike other Android devices. Instead it features their own app store called Nokia Store. Of course you can install Play Store if you want afterwards.

Another eye-catching thing about Nokia X is its UI. We can clearly see that this one is adapted from Lumia series. This launcher is similar to the tiles UI on Windows mobile like Nokia Lumia.

Well if you really love this UI then you don’t need to buy phone for it actually. You can install it on your own Android device. One of the XDA member opssemnik has ported this launcher for other devices. Follow few simple steps to install it on your mobile.



  • In order to flash this launcher you have to have custom recovery like Clockworkmod recovery or CWM recovery on your mobile. Without any custom recovery you cannot flash this launcher.
  • Take a nandroid backup so that it can be restored back if anything goes wrong during process. Refer this article to take nandroid backup. (Just for precaution)

Install Nokia X launcher on any Android device

  • First download Nokia launcher for your Android mobile.
  • Copy this file to external memory or USB storage of mobile. Now boot into recovery mode by using respective key combination or by any other method.
  • Once you boot into recovery mode, select install zip from sdcard and then chose zip from sdcard. Select file from the list of files and folders.
  • After successfully flashing this file select +++++go back+++++ and then reboot system now.

That’s it! Once you boot you will find that it asks for launcher. You can select Nokia X launcher and see the change. If you have problem you can ask in comments section.

Note: If you don’t like this launcher they you can uninstall it easily. Go to settings -> Application manager and then select Nokia x launcher and uninstall it.

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