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Show Off Your Home Screens Day!


Our last “Show Off Your Home Screens Day!” was back in March, which was way too long ago. We can imagine many of you have gone through a dozen different looks since then, so we thought today (with the suggestion of a reader) would be a great day to show off those masterpiece home screens. To add to the fun, we know that many of you picked up a Nexus 7 over the last few weeks and are probably looking for some inspiration on how to set it up. Be sure to drop your home screens from those as well. 

For those new to this ongoing segment of ours, these are the simple rules:

1.  Take a screen shot of as many of your screenshots as you’d like.
2.  Upload them to your favorite image hosting site.
3.  Paste the direct image URLs in the comments. (Image URLs ending in .gif or .jpg or .png)
4.  Then be sure to list out your setup (apps, wallpapers, icon set, etc.)

Here are some of the best sites to look for inspiration:

MyColorScreen | XDA Icon Thread | Simple Desktops (wallpapers)

Ready? Go!

  • 10yck
    • http://www.facebook.com/nmasola Nick Masola

      How did you get the circles widget to work without the Atrix launcher? Because the Atrix launcher has Google Search at the top of each screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Zonin/719023272 Corey Zonin
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001616213210 Guy Pierce


    • EvanTheGamer

      …is an understatement. Seriously, damn, that’s simple!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001616213210 Guy Pierce

        LOL – Since I use Nova Prime I use gestures to get to everything. Its actually nice because when some random person picks up you phone (i.e. iPhone User) “Cool let me see that” They can’t get into any of my stuff.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Ahhhhhhh….simple…and smart! Nice man.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001616213210 Guy Pierce

            Why thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/vargus21 Dave Bauer

    Nova Launcher Prime
    Stock analog clock widget
    Simple Text for the icons

  • http://twitter.com/peteyagmin Pete Yagmin

    Shadowrun inspired wallpaper. I’ve been keeping all my apps on the other screens just to keep it clean.
    Galaxy Nexus running ICS 4.04

  • Kirsty Lawer

    Here is my homescreen! 😀

    YAY!! Fairy Tail! This is Libra. ^.^

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8104204 Sam Balinn

    Black background, Beautiful Widgets, Nova Launcher, News app from the OG Droid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8104204 Sam Balinn

      can’t remember where I got the icons

  • Chris Civale
  • Davros

    S3 stock not rooted….yet.
    Boring but easy to read

  • youngnamlee


    Simple layout

    Simple text dock icons
    Clockq widget
    Paranoid android

  • http://www.facebook.com/dickhorne Richard Allen Horne


    Droid RAZR stock ICS
    Beautiful Widgets: Retrolarm Home/LightWorksRed Weather

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.hatherlee Jason Hatherlee

    AOKP JB. Wallpaper included with ROM. HD widgets.

  • r0lct

    Tersus icon pack. Row above hotseat is circle launcher, barely leave main home screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1808599231 Ariel Felder

    Galaxy S 3 with Apex launcher

    Wallpaper Night Trawler
    The original painting

    Page 1
    HD widgets, Circle Launcher

    Page 2
    Better Business Calendar

    Page 3
    Google Music, Better Battery Stats XDA edition, And Slacker Radiohttps://www.dropbox.com/s/cvnqq8pryr30bcx/Screenshot_2012-07-26-11-55-07.png

    Page 4

  • http://jordanhotmann.com/ Jordan Hotmann

    Google Now copy using Tasker, SL4A, and Minimalistic Text
    Blog post about it here: http://www.jordanhotmann.com/2012/07/android-take-tasker-to-next-level-with.html

  • http://twitter.com/mollyhousel Molly Housel

    Apex Launcher
    Beautiful Widgets
    Wallpaper: http://i.imgur.com/w9tFA.jpg

    • rodney11ride

      now if the cup was a battery widget then that is bad ass

  • FknTwizted

    apex launcher to hide everything, and I use my home key to access my apps
    beautiful widgets for clock widget
    circle launcher to launch my favorite apps on the screen and use a transparent img to hide the widget icon

  • Hothfox
  • JJ VanKomen

    Anyone know where I can get some Egyptian hieroglyph nav keys?

  • http://twitter.com/MattVoyle Matt Bornstein

    JB 4.1.1 and nova launcher, like a sir.

  • http://twitter.com/R_Kamidees R.J.


    VZW SGS3 (still on TW), Nova Prime Launcher, Simple Calendar Widget, and Lucid Rounds icons. The wallpaper is a picture I took outside of MACBA in Barcelona (don’t feel like sharing it yet).

    • rodney11ride

      all i know is that i wanna party for the bachelor party too!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ianflo Original Eva

    my google now-inspired homescreens.


  • Alan


  • https://plus.google.com/110773438514346746273/ tjhrulz

    You just had to do the on the day I had to get my Gnex replaced didn’t you?

  • EminenceFront

    Here’s mine! Also my first post!

    • rodney11ride

      please share wallpaper and what you have done

  • http://twitter.com/R_Kamidees R.J.


    VZW SGS3 (still running TW), Nova Launcher, Simple Calendar Widget, and Lucid Round icons from XNIIKK

    The wallpaper is a photo I took outside MACBA in Barcelona (don’t feel like sharing it now).

  • Rob Rowald
  • Devin Dombrowski

    Basically the same theme, except I switched clocks recently. Running ICS on my Rezound, mostly de-sensed and themed to cover up the rest.

    – Simple Calendar Widget
    – Minimalistic Text / BobClock and SimiWeather
    – Go Launcher



  • Illini

    Verizon Galaxy Nexus
    Xexon HD JB Rom
    Nova Launcher

    So clean and buttery!

  • http://twitter.com/LoganLopez Logan Lopez

    Probably my favorite theme i have come up with yet. A Link to the Moon!

    AOKP Build 38/G Nexus

    • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry S

      this is so bad, it’s good. upvoted.

    • chaosrv

      best ever

    • Davros

      best game ever

    • Firelight

      How do you have apps in the Nav pane? What ROM is that?

  • sc0rch3d


    running JB 4.1.1 AXIOM CORE from droidHIVE using Apex Launcher with Metro Station Shortcuts (some represeting folders and some actual apps) and Zenyth White Keys. standard music player and google search/now bar.

  • Brad Fitzpatrick

    JellyBean 4.1.1 (Bugless Beast ROM) running Nova Launcher with Metro Station Icon Pack, Beautiful Widgets Super Clock with Live Weather Wallpaper and Mimialistic Text battery widget. Background image compliments of myself taken in Bermuda last week.

  • dcvolcom909

    Vicious V3
    ICS&Black Theme
    Metrostation/ADW Blue Icons
    Fancy WIdgets Clock (Sense Blue)
    1%Batt Mod

    • dcvolcom909

      ICS & Black Dialer

  • J Dub

    Yes…I need this.

    Wow…my phone is so boring compared to some of those.

  • Charlie

    Your inspiration links all link to the same page. :(

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Weird. Fixed. :)

  • Nick Abdelsayed

    Lock Screen: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11835340/lock.jpg
    Screen Shot: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11835340/screenshot.jpg

    Launcher is Nova Prime
    UCCW, MinimalistIc Text, Widget Locker

    Setup was inspired by a user on MyColorScreen

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Lock screen is really nice.

    • Azn_Android

      How’d you get that lockscreen?

      Edit: Actually can you please tell us how you got your full set up? Haha this is the best I’ve seen!

      • bgechka9

        heres a link

    • dodger55fan

      How did you do your home screen?

    • http://twitter.com/willdelaney Will Delaney

      I would love some sort of step by step to do this. I’ve seen a few like this and have no idea where to start

    • Sean Zubrickas

      That is blowing my mind, love the setup

    • J Dub

      Can this be done on the SGS3 with CM10?

    • Michael Franz

      Google search like a boss homes screen. It has all the stuff you need. Its time consuming but in the end it is nice. Only 1 screen for everything. I havent done it but the you tube video is liek 15 minutes long

    • Timothy Miller

      Damned impressive. I wish I had the patience to do anything even close to that complicated.

    • Matthew O’Sullivan

      This should get you all started:

    • Nick Abdelsayed

      Thanks Guys! Trying to set this up manually would take forever. Find the video on youtube that Michael mentioned and a lot of the files are included and Wicked4u2c does a great job explaining how to do this step by step.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Your homescreen is just too damn cool for words!

    • http://twitter.com/SparkysShocker SparkysShocker

      Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by which I am assuming is the clock, and how the arrows go the opposite directions of the numbered folders

    • teejaycard

      how do you go back to stock? thought i would like it but i don’t ha.

    • mrising

      What is the widget for the different folders??

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

    My pinwheel setup consists of:

    Wallpaper – http://static.simpledesktops.com/desktops/2011/03/09/catavento.png
    Tersus Icons – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kov.theme.tersus
    Custom Nav Bar Icons – http://rootzwiki.com/topic/15078-softkeys-softkey-collection-cdmaupdate-22-01/

    And of course, AOKP JB preview build #something or other

    • JBartcaps

      Love that pinwheel

    • J Dub

      Feeling it.

    • http://twitter.com/Jason13L Jason Lassourreille

      Never mind, found update.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        I just use Nova launcher.

    • ayeaye

      how did you get your search bar to be so high up? i’ve been having a problem with all of the space between the notification dock and the search bar

  • JBartcaps

    Here’s mine, she’s a beauty

    • GinoSylum

      i get it!

    • SH

      You Win 1000 Internets!

    • http://twitter.com/jorchard1974 Jim

      I’m at home sick and this really made me lol.

    • Sirx

      I don’t even want to post my homescreen anymore. Nothing I could put up could possibly be more epic than this :’-(

    • Andrew Wegand

      off topic, but C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!

      • JBartcaps

        I like

    • Davros

      lol, wheres the fake rip so everyone thinks you broke your screen :)

    • Liderc

      You must have the Bionic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mardwin Mar Feliz


    • rodney11ride

      wow 128 thumbs ups… success

    • trumpet444

      Who would down vote this? This is one of the funniest comments that I’ve seen here in a long time…. It’s getting a screen shot

    • michael arazan

      lw planets pack lost planets in galaxies, death star clock, and my live widget of the waxing of the moon from Moon Phase pro

      • Bassdj

        Okay, that’s freakin cool

  • jjrudey

    Pretty normal.

  • htowngtr

    Phone: VZW Gnex, Xenon HD 4.0 JB rom
    Wallpaper: Live shot from flight tracker software showing outbound flights from Houston
    Clock: Beautiful widgets w/ binary clock
    Launcher: Nova


    • John

      tinypic? eesh =P

  • http://goo.gl/mkgce Keith Mathews
    • zommah


  • http://twitter.com/Bhockey77 Court

    How can I have the batman phone?!

  • gregmr

    Galaxy Nexus: JB 4.1.1 CM10 preview, stock launcher, Zenyth softkeys ICS Blue, HD Widgets clock/weather, Honeycomb wallpaper, ICS themed MMS app

    • desiman26

      Where did you get the Zenyth softkeys? I’ve been looking everywhere for those.

      • gregmr

        I got the SoftKeys from a thread on xda.


        As a note, they don’t flash correctly in TWRP. You will need to use Clockwork recovery, if you’re not already. You can boot to CWM recovery without flashing using the Galaxy Nexus Toolkit.

        • desiman26

          Awesome! Yeah, I never had too much luck with TWRP. Thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/MJBailey14 Mike B


    VZW Nexus, Jellybro, Trinity, Apex, Lustre Icons, OMC Widget

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Those nav keys are hot.

    • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

      What is the time/weather/battery widget?

      • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

        NM, I see you listed it. (hides in corner)

  • plumed

    What clock app is that in the left most screenie?

    • justincase_2008

      One More Clock

  • NeilOMalley

    Pretty basic.


    Verizon Galaxy Nexus – Bugless Beast Jelly Bean JRO03H
    Nova Launcher Prime
    HD Weather

    • 4n1m4L

      You having good luck with BB?

      • theentropic

        I’m running BB and I’ve seen no issues at all so far. My battery life isn’t as good, but I think it’s because I’ve been using it more thanks to Google Now.

      • NeilOMalley

        I love it, I still have it on my Droid 1. I’m a fan of 100% stock android. Super smooth, so far no problems or glitches. Give it a shot.

  • MattManDo

    HTC Sensation. No Root. No Post. :(

  • http://twitter.com/willdelaney Will Delaney


    Minimalistic text
    Nova Launcher
    Chrome OS Icons
    HD Widget Weather

  • Greg Morgan

    Running CM10 Preview for VZW GNex. Using Kovdev’s Tersus Icons

    • SomeDooD123

      How do you get that folder Icon like that? I’m using Nova Launcher and it does the default circle folder.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Pengwnmastr Mitchell Johnson

        Go into Nova settings and under the look and feel section, there will be options to change your folders from the circle to what he’s got.

        • SomeDooD123

          Ah! How did I miss that! I was trying to change the icon of the folder itself. Thank you sir.

      • http://twitter.com/paedz718 Paul D

        I believe it’s Nova settings, Look and feel, Folder – Folder Preview = Grid & Folder Background = Square

      • Greg Morgan

        What these guys said, except i’m running Apex launcher. lol

    • Jimneezy

      hey, mind telling me which icon pack you used? thanks in advance

    • Ryan

      What wallpaper is that? It looks really cool and I would like to have it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Guitarboarder.28 Dave Smart

      what wallaper is that????

  • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B