Today, I’ll talk about a very nice mod available on XDA to transform your Android smartphone to look like a Xperia Z.
The project give you the possibility, installing some packages, to have an user interface closely resembling the one available on the Xperia Z.
You can find the mod at the following link:
1) Prepare your phone
The first thing we need to do is to enable the installation of applications from Unknown source.
To do that we need to enable Unknown source from the Security sub-menu in the Settings page.
Now we are ready to go.
2) Install the launcher
The launcher is the default application available on our Android smartphone.
It’s the interface that give you the possibility to browse and execute other apps.
The Android operating system give you the possibility to install and use a third part launcher.
In our case we will install a launcher closely resembling the one on the Xperia Z.
Download the following package:
Advanced Xperia Z Launcher
After the download you’ll see the apk file in the notifications bar and tapping on it will allow you to install the launcher.
After installed you need to press the home button that will give you a prompt asking you to choose the default launcher.
You need to select Xperia Launcher and tap on Always.
That’s it! Now your launcher is the new Xperia Launcher with an experience very similar to the original Xperia Z.
Here a video review of the launcher in action:
Now you can install some widgets to improve even more the resemblance to the Xperia Z.
I just choose four of them, but you can install all the ones provided by the author if you want.
3) Install widgets
See you soon!