5 Best Launchers to make any Android phone like Jelly Beans(4.2)

Many old & low cost Android devices cannot get the official jelly beans. Though you can get it by rooting, a very simple way, if you only want to experience the interface of Jelly Beans is to install Launchers. Launchers are the home screen replacement apps which, replace your default home screen with the custom home screens like Jelly Beans, ICS, Windows 7 etc. In this article, I present you the list of 5 best  Launchers to make any Android device like Jelly Beans (4.2) . These launchers will transform the look of your phone into Jelly Bean.[hr]

1. Nova Launcher:

NOVA launcher

Nova launcher is the best launcher for android. But it is available only for Android 4.0+ devices. It is fast, it is smooth & it is the best!


  • Color Themes
  • Icon Themes
  • Scrollable Dock
  • Customizable App Drawer
  • Folder Icons
  • Widgets in dock
  • Activities shortcut

2. ADW Launcher:

ADW Launcher banner


ADW launcher is another great launcher to feel Jelly Beans and it is available for android 1.6+ devices. It has lots of themes, icons, widgets and it is highly customizable.There are lots of features for editing homescreen folders and it also allows resizing of widgets.


  • It’s highly customizable, almost in every aspect you can think of.
  • Thousands of skins and themes with support for most popular launcher themes!
  • Mix and match your skins, icons, docks, folders, etc
  • Configure your applications in unlimited groups and hide unwanted apps.
  • Fast setup screen with fast access to add items or configure everything.
  • Configurable Actionbar, similar to android 3.x+ tablet interface.
  • Screens editor to add,remove, swap and resize your desktop screens.

Best launcher for devices running on gingerbread 2.3. It has 4.4 ratings on the play store.[hr]

3. Apex Launcher:



Yet another great launcher for Android 4.0+ devices. It truly makeovers your phone or tablet.


  • Customizable & up to 9 homescreens
  • Scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages
  • Infinite & elastic scrolling
  • Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.)
  • Hide elements as you want (persistent search bar, status bar, or even the dock)
  • Customizable icons and labels for shortcuts and folders

4. Holo Launcher HD:

Holo Launcher banner

Simple, powerful, fast and highly customizable home replacement based on Jelly Beans 4.1


  • Full Jelly Bean Launcher Features
  • Custom Desktop Pages/Grid: Up to 9 desktop pages and 10 x 10 grid
  • Custom Drawer Portrait/landscape Grid
  • Scrollable Dock: Up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages
  • Infinite Scrolling
  • Gestures: Swipe up/down on desktop to launch apps quickly
  • Customizable shortcut/folder icons
  • Customizable icon label color

5. Jelly Bean Launcher:

Jelly Bean Launcher is a home replacement app designed to give you the look and feel of the newest Android update by Google, Android 4.1


  • Home screen gestures
  • Auto cache dump
  • Tons of settings and features
  • Official 4.1 search bar, analog clock, screen indicators, and wallpaper pack
  • Hide app labels on desktop and drawer
  • Supports all static and live wallpapers
  • Scrollable and re-sizable widgets

Note: Launchers does not change your notification bar style and icons.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

3 thoughts on “5 Best Launchers to make any Android phone like Jelly Beans(4.2)”

  1. Nice list, tried some of these already. But title is misleading! Some of these are not compatible with older versions of android.

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