Convert Launcher Themes with Theme Converter

Convert Launcher Themes with Theme Converter

Most Android launchers are extremely customizable, and many users like to experiment with different launcher themes and icon packs to get the perfect look. Some launchers also allow you to pick icons on a per activity basis, which comes in handy when trying to give each page its own style, or if you just want to style the home screen without changing the app drawer’s icons.

While most launchers agree on a basic set of rules for themes and icon packs, originally made popular by ADW Launcher, some aren’t fully compatible with these standards or require themers to use their own methods for certain features (e.g. GO Launcher and icon masks). Similarly, some themes and icon packs are exclusive to certain launchers and won’t fully work on others.


Fortunately, if you’d like an easy way to convert themes and icon packs across launchers (as a user, not a themer), XDA Retired Recognized Developer redphx has got you covered. His application, Theme Converter, will allow you to quickly convert launcher themes with zero fuss: you pick the theme you want, press a button and get a new, converted APK that should be compatible with your favorite launchers. As a bonus, the resulting theme will also get rid of any unnecessary permissions.

Theme Converter currently accepts themes and icon packs from 6 launchers (which is more than it sounds, considering most themes will support at least one of those):

  • ADW Launcher
  • Apex Launcher
  • dodol Launcher
  • GO Launcher
  • Nova Launcher
  • Solo Launcher


As for the resulting APK, it will be supported by more than ten launchers (the same note as above applies here: most launchers support the ADW standard): in addition to the ones listed above, Action, Aviate, Holo, NEXT and Smart launchers should all accept the converted theme (icon masks, too!).

Sounds good? Then make sure to visit the Theme Converter forum thread now, start converting your favorite launcher themes and icon packs, and work on perfecting your home screen!

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Currently studying for a Master's degree in Computer Science at EPFL, Germain Z. is interested in all things related to technology, mobiles and programming. Previously, he was also a Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer on the XDA forums.

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