Ads_original

Top Android Homescreen March 6th: My Social UI

March 6, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

It’s Friday and that means the weekend is here and it’s time for another home screen setup for you all out there. This week just like every week we sift through tons of custom made home screen designs and pick one to feature as our top pick for the week, and this week’s pick is called My Social UI. We grabbed this design off of mycolorscreen like we do all our picks, and if you like the design and want to set things up for yourself, we’ll go over what you need to set it up as well as give you the basics on how to re-create this look on your own device.

For starters, you’ll need a third-party home launcher. Something like Nova Prime or Apex Pro will work perfectly for this setup. Secondly and actually the final app this time is UCCW, which is a different kind of app for applying widget skins to your home screen. Normally we feature designs that utilize Zooper Pro, but UCCW has plenty of the same elements for widget customization and skinning. You can download the UCCW widget skin from the Play Store here, and if you like the design make sure to visit the creator’s page on mycolorscreen and hit the love button to show some appreciation for their hard work creating this awesome design for everybody.

The Nova instructions are fairly simple, once you have Nova Prime and UCCW installed, make sure you have the UCCW skin installed as well. The first step is to disable the dock, you can find this option in the Nova settings. You’ll also want to make sure your home screen is completely blank and free of any app shortcuts or widgets, and you’ll want to two home screen to work with as this design will make use of two pages. Next, set your home screen grid to 12 x 12, this option can also be found inside of Nova settings. The UCCW skin download will come with a wallpaper to use for the design, but you can use any wallpaper that you wish. After you have that set, long press on the home screen and add a widget, scroll to find UCCW, select any size widget as you’ll just be resizing things to the full-screen fit anyways, and that’s it. There are a few extra settings you’ll want to configure to make full use of this theme, you can find those details on the Play Store page for the UCCW skin. Have a great weekend and happy theming!