Rootless Pixel Launcher

Launcher3 with Pixel Launcher features

Pixel Launcher is a close to AOSP launcher that only changes the necessary code to allow for small extensions and backporting to older Android versions. If you want a more feature packed launcher use Nova, Action or Lawnchair. Pixel Launcher is focused on simplicity and rock solid stability.

Features include:

  • Search bar at the bottom
  • Wallpaper based theme selection
  • Regular Icon Packs
  • Adaptive Icon Packs, such as my Google Icons
  • Icon Shape selection on Android 8.0

For Pixel users, there’s also a Magisk version.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.9.1 (30911) - Added on 2019-09-11

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • amirz.rootless.nexuslauncher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • amirz.rootless.nexuslauncher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • expand/collapse status bar
      Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.
    • directly call phone numbers
      Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.
    • set wallpaper
      Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.
    • adjust your wallpaper size
      Allows the app to set the system wallpaper size hints.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

    Download APK 1.6 MiB PGP Signature