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GO Launcher Updated to Version 5, Gives Away Prime ($5.99) for Free to Celebrate


GO Launcher, one of the most popular 3rd party launchers around, received a major UI and UX update to version 5.0 today. As the GO team puts it, the new update makes for a “simple and intelligent new mobile experience.” The UI has been flattened, everything feels much more polished, there are full-screen folders, and something called “GO Panels” have been introduced, which allow for “different functions on screens.”

In even better news, the GO team is giving away the Prime version of GO Launcher for the next two days to celebrate version 5.0. GO Launcher Prime typically runs $5.99, so you may as well follow the steps below to unlock it, just in case you ever feel like giving it some serious run down the road. 

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To get Prime for free, install GO Launcher EX, then head into Preferences>About GO Launcher EX and enter activation code “appsales” or “appszoom.”

  • Joseph De La Cruz

    Changed the ROM on my Moto G, don’t have prime anymore. I’d think this would be connected to my account?

  • Suzannah

    I have asked over and over for help with this but received no response. There is no customer support or even an FAQ or How-to section for Go Launcher. Where is the ability to add system shortcuts?? Is it a bug? Or was this feature moved from the add menu? This is in every other launcher, it is a staple of many programs, including many of Google’s. Many apps have shortcuts that I now cannot use. Where is the ability to add system shortcuts? It blows my mind. How do you have a launcher without the system and app shortcuts available? Widgets, folders, apps, all the other things you can add are there. Shortcuts? nope.

  • ichicolco

    Another reason to stick with my IOS device. When I enter a “free” code, it sticks to the account and remains free. None of this “only on this install in the next 24 hours” crap and “oh so sorry, you reinstalled? well now you have to buy it” crap.

  • ajftl250

    installed.. shampoo….rinse do not repeat so much crap in it isnstall this install that

  • I’m actually a Go user and I don’t see a way to enter an activation code.

  • Kovaxent

    worked for me

  • John

    Wow, my phone looks just like Time Square.

  • Jhan-Michael Lyons

    tried this just for the heck of it and colour me surprised…. its not bad… hasnt been laggy either… but there’s a problem. the damn menu button in the navigation bar on the homescreen…. SMH. one would have thought they’d sort that out by now. considering the direction that android is taking and moving away from physical menu buttons. worst part is…. for all my googling it doesn’t seem that it can be removed at all… 🙁 Funny part is… in their promo video the menu button is nowhere to be found… lol

  • Dương Hoàng Quý

    Stock launcher is the best, simply, light

  • random citizen

    Meh. Nova works fine. BFD.

  • holisk

    Don’t see it on sale anymore. 🙁

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    Why would someone use Launcher?? Pointless!

  • Jason Melling

    It used to be good until they started using that “Get Jar Gold” thing where EVERYTHING costs money. Don’t bother with this people, nothing related to this launcher is free.

  • Wonderboy

    Awesome LAGFEST!

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  • DJyoSNOW

    It says get go launcher prime. USA Google market says not available in your country… Alrighty then….

  • Lumia Nexus

    who the heck is using this bloated crap, it is enough that my phone comes with 100s of SammyCraps

  • Jason Kahn

    The animations make it look like it’s running really slow and clunky

  • Stone Cold

    Nothing beats free lol

  • James Walker

    Kellen, could you do a review on the launcher? I’m curious to hear your opinion 🙂

  • David Dudovitz

    Two words: Menu button

  • Cesar

    Not even if they paid me.

  • EP_2012

    Nova Launcher FTW! :p

  • joejoe5709

    This is the most bloated and difficult to use launcher I’ve ever seen. Uninstalled.