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Get the Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” Look With These Icons and Wallpaper

android 4.4 kit kat theme

Ever since we saw the massive leak of Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” from last week which showed new UI elements, we have been awaiting the arrival of mock-ups of the icons and wallpaper from themers. This weekend, a couple of wallpapers and icon sets have emerged, helping us all take a step closer to the next version of Android a little ahead of Google’s schedule. 

Thanks to ALESSIO94x from XDA, we have an all-in-one kit with included wallpaper and four icons (app drawer, phone, Google, and Google Settings) that should get you up and running in no time.  His wallpaper, at least to me, best resembles the one seen in the leak, since it has a red bar running across the top. You’ll find that kit pictured below in the first two screenshots. [Download]

If you want something that’s a variation of the wallpaper we saw, then you’ll want to take a look at the wallpaper in the screenshot on the far right, which was created by Kuci_06 over at reddit. The wallpaper is similar to what we saw in the leak, but doesn’t quite have that solid red bar across the top. I do like the shadowing and vibrant style of it, though. [Download]

And last, I went with an icon pack called Éternel instead of the mock-up icons because they seemed to fit nicely with the wallpaper. We featured Éternel last week in our latest Icons and UCCW post. The clock I’m using is a simple UCCW skin I created. You can grab the .uzip here.

For those new to the icons game, you’ll need a 3rd party launcher like Nova or Apex in order to apply custom icons.

kit kat theme

Update:  Here is another version of the Nexus 5 wallpaper. [Download] (Cheers Shane!)

Nexus 5 Background

Via:  XDA | reddit | +Dimitri Scripnic

  • Berg-A-Zoid

    Late to the party, but made my own as well.
    It’s based on the updated wallpaper link, but at a higher res and sharpness.


  • dtraini30

    Kellex I noticed you are using AIO, can you post your experience with that service? I am considering either T-Mobile or AIO to use the Nexus 5 with. Thanks!!

  • Sean

    Does anyone know if you can take a screen shot on the G2? I have found some other neat tricks hidden but the usual tricks to take a screen shot do not seem to work…ideas?

    • Shawn Lasky

      To take a screenshot on the LG G2, press the power button and the volume-down button at the same time, hold them for a second. It’s a tricky keypress. Might want to look into a third-party app for this on that device.

      • HarvesterX

        After one practices pressing volume down + power on the G2, it becomes second nature (well, compared to my last GNex at least)

    • zwieblekopf

      You can also swipe up from the home button and then to the right to launch quick memo and just hit save without adding any notes on top of it

  • James Bowker

    here’s mine! made this earlier then stumbled on this thread!

    • jbdan

      Nice James, well done

    • Arturo

      Where did you get the translucent app drawer icon? Nice wallpaper though.

  • Urko

    That wallpaper looks like Matias Duarte’s t-shirts!

  • Tim242

    Ahhhh Ad Blocker. So nice not to be spammed on this site anymore. I don’t mind ads, but they had gotten extreme on here

  • JoshaGibs
    • lolok

      looks like poopy

    • Rafa Sandoval

      i see you used mine as a reference lol (purple on the right) :b

  • vikas bisoi

    waiting to gets handso on 4.4…as of nw nt available in India (14-Oct-2013 @ 11.00am)

  • Elliot Kotis

    How do I set the whole thing as my wallpaper…my N4 wont let me -.-

  • Elliot Kotis

    I would love some uniform circles…

  • cmbeid

    Well I feel dumb…I cannot get the picture as a wallpaper without cropping.

    • Chris

      from your phone, tap and hold the image and tap save….

      • cmbeid

        Oh. I got it downloaded. When I set it as the wallpaper, I have to crop it. Cannot use the full image

        • James Bowker

          Download a free app called Wallpaper Wizardrii from the Play Store, that should help you out!


    I’m not a fan of these new flat UI’s. FFS, I want dimension

  • Tulai Paul

    If only a few icons and wallpaper may turn the phone to a Android Kit Kat model, it becomes immensely beneficial. Neither the users will start jumping for the kit kat, nor the developers of appnext, adcolony, inmobi have to harp on the kit kat version of their apps and games

  • rthvk

    Loving my Nexus 7’s new look:


    • ferrari187

      Sir, icon pack and widgets please

      • rthvk

        Icon pack is Éternel.

        Clock widget is Kellen’s UZIP; I usually use Flat Sense.

        The large widget in the middle is DashClock with clock disabled.

        Launcher is Action Launcher Pro.

        Hope that helped! 🙂

        • ferrari187

          Thank you!

        • 204guy

          I can’t download the clock nor can I disable the clock on DashClock :/

    • 서재우

      Where can I get the icon pack down?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    What can get Kellen to work on a Sunday? NEXUS News…. Oh a render of the LG “Flex” cured screen phone just popped up online.

  • William Pomeroy

    Here is the dialer from the leaked 4.4 screenshots last week. Not everyone believed it was official. But it still looks cool to me 🙂 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.modoohut.dialer.theme_KitKat

    • no way

      This is obviously not 4.4 because it is the exact same dialer from 4.2. or 4.3 with predictions disabled. There is a thing that most custom roms have called T-mobile theme chooser. People make reskinned dialers all the time to match their theme.

      • William Pomeroy

        What do you mean? That looks nothing like the previous stock dialer. I said it may not be real. But it was created based on those “leaks” from last week. 🙂

  • Rafa Sandoval

    I made a wallpaper as well.

    • RXG9

      what icon pack are you using?

      • Rafa Sandoval

        Goolors. There are also the same ones but with rounded edges called goolo.

    • Tom

      Looks nice!

  • Chase J

    The wallpaper with the bar is weird I don’t get it u should of went with Holo icon pack it fits perfect with the leaked photo icons! I been seeing a lot of these mock ups today

    • anezarati

      The bar gives it that “5” look

  • Bradley Albert Nemitz

    Looking at that wallpaper more closely, it totally looks like you’re zoomed in on a 5. For Nexus 5, perhaps?

    • Could very well be.

      • Ian Smith

        it’s unbelievably obvious, dude on reddit pointed it out the other day

    • richkoos

      or a music note

      • Ian Smith

        yes, this device might as well be dubbed the Nexus Treble Clef.

      • MafiaMM

        lol this is what I see

    • AlexKCMO

      Just like the one from the Nexus 7 was a 7.

    • Ian Smith

      you’re really just noticing that?

      • Bradley Albert Nemitz

        Yep. And judging by the up votes here, at least 22 other people are just noticing it too.

        • Ian Smith

          i’m just used to this news traveling so fast. i’m surprised DL didn’t feature an article on how the guy on Reddit pointed it out. only way this ISN’T the case is that if it’s a conjured up wallpaper from some random.

          • Tom

            It’s not about news traveling fast. It’s about being observant. This whole website is about observation. I’m shocked people missed that.

          • HTC1

            Observant!!!!!???? if everyone is so observant than how come EVERY single time there is a post about a new phone or something not yet out (with no branding on it) does everyone do the “Verizon” all over the phone joke??? You can’t say they haven’t seen it before because it is on every single post!!!!!!! Same old joke every time!!!! “they should change the home button to a Verizon button…..etc……hahaha”

      • Tom

        I’m with this guy. It’s obvious it’s an outline of a 5. Bradley maybe you can point out the colors used as well?

        • Ian Smith

          it looks blue.. wait.. wait.. i’m sensing something….. ah yes, an orange-ish pink hue exists as well.

          • Tom

            I’m watching Now You See Me and enjoying a Kit Kat. Fits in so well with your comment. Great movie btw.

    • Samvelavich

      It could also be a “K” for KitKat

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      Looking at the blue part, it looks more like a six.

      OMG! Nexus 6!!!!

    • porter86

      Yep that’s exactly it.

      I just found this one earlier which I think looks a bit better-


  • Ralph Bretz

    Don’t like the new icon look at all. Reminds me of icons on iOS. All are squares and uniform.

    • creed

      Interesting. I’ve never really enjoyed the icons on android because they were never uniform. I guess I’m kind of anal that way.

      • IrishSid

        I’d say you’re anal in other ways too.

        I hate stock android icons. Real old 3d looking crap from the 90’s. I like your icon pack, I’ll be giving it a try

  • Sara Frey

    I would really love those icons with a different wallpaper.