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Screen Of the Day on 03/07/2013
Holo UI rev.2


Date Added: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 11:03 am

Here’s my second take on doing a Googlish homescreen. This time I tried to incorporate some more colors into the wallpaper.
Instructions and resources:
Thanks to xniikk for the weather icons.
Hope you like it :)

  1. Posted 2013/03/03 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    doesnt fit the i9300(sgs3) :( … to bad i love this ui!

  2. Posted 2013/03/03 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    @flwngmedia Do you got Photoshop? Try removing the black borders at the bottom and top and see if it works.

  3. Posted 2013/03/03 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Well Done. Clean, yet Elegant. Diggin it a lot. (Leaf is kinda odd though)

  4. Posted 2013/03/04 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    clean and simple, yet beautiful done :)
    i made a screen to, could you please comment with some feedback, like what improvements i could make to it.

  5. Posted 2013/03/04 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    One word: Wonderful!

  6. Posted 2013/03/04 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    What are you using as search widget near the top, looks like a tablet search widget but how do you enable it?

  7. Posted 2013/03/04 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    I wanted to commend you on not only your amazing tutorial in your Dropbox file but also your willingness to share everything you’ve done for this screen.

    It’s really well done. Great job and thanks!

  8. Posted 2013/03/04 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    @UberSlackr I like leaves :D

  9. Posted 2013/03/04 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    @emildk11 Looks very nice and functional. On the design side maybe use the same icon theme for all apps

  10. Posted 2013/03/04 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    @semati Thanks!

  11. Posted 2013/03/04 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    @ZeDDiE They are shortcuts for Google Search and Nova Settings.

  12. Posted 2013/03/04 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    @phoenixwave Thanks man, really appreciate it. Well I like open source and I use alot of stuff for free from other people so I don’t have the morals to charge you for any money, since it’s just a picture in Photoshop :)

  13. Posted 2013/03/04 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing. I edited it to work with the Galaxy S3 w/ GoLauncher. Great work!

  14. Posted 2013/03/04 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    @Mr_Howard Thanks! Nice job getting it fit on the S3, it’s pretty tricky at times

  15. Posted 2013/03/04 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful and easy to use with your great and simple tutorial. Thank you very much. This is my new desktop and I fucking love it !

  16. Posted 2013/03/04 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    @obibi No fucking problem :D Glad to help!

  17. Posted 2013/03/04 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful as the v1. Curious as to why you didn’t include the time and date on this one, though.

  18. Posted 2013/03/05 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I love your screens man, I’m currently using this one on my S2, it’s awesome, I really hope you will continue your great work (:
    And maybe you wanna check out my version (;

  19. Posted 2013/03/05 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    @osully Time I can see in the status bar and date on Lockscreen and Notification drawer :)

  20. Posted 2013/03/05 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    @SuperChristian Great work on fitting it on the S2 :D Looked freaking awesome!!

  21. Posted 2013/03/05 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Yea, im working on getting the same icons :)

  22. Posted 2013/03/05 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Works great on my Samsung Galaxy Note! It is awesome!

  23. Posted 2013/03/05 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    @Daimen97 Nice to hear! Thanks :D

  24. Posted 2013/03/05 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    @Howard Can you please provide the Galaxy s3 modified .psd file? This screen made my sign up for this site. But I have an s3 and my photoshop skills are not the best. Thank you.

  25. Posted 2013/03/06 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Just did it on my s3 and i love it, I had to crop the picture a bit so i cant see the social and u cause i had to crop them out to make it fit my screen, and it still looks good, good work once again :)

  26. Posted 2013/03/06 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    @lp93 Thanks :)

  27. Posted 2013/03/06 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    First of all let me say thanks for your excellent creation! I have one question though, is there a way i can get rid of the leaves and use a custom image? I’m guessing it will require Photoshop and a PSD of the background image..let me know how cause leaves aren’t that dear to me that i need to see them daily! Thanks in advance!

  28. Posted 2013/03/06 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    @clinch89 Yeah it will require Photoshop. If you don’t have it just send a email to fluff3n@gmail with your desired picture and I can help you.

  29. Posted 2013/03/06 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    excelent dude… but how to make the background wallpaper as a singel screen?

  30. Posted 2013/03/06 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Too bad the lock screen will be that same image and you’ll have to use widget locker which on jelly bean sucks

  31. Posted 2013/03/06 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    @lilcoleslaw Some custom ROMS gives u the ability to change the lockscreen independently from the homescreen

  32. Posted 2013/03/06 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen Emailed u!

  33. Posted 2013/03/06 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    thanks @fluffen for this great skin, i make some height adjustment for my S3 coz its higher than this. and i make inverted color so its dark, coz i like dark :)
    btw here my screen

  34. Posted 2013/03/07 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    @fluffen After watching some photoshop tutorials and following the notes on @2UK3y’s PSD file, i finally figured it out last night. You can discard the email. Thanks again.

  35. Posted 2013/03/07 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Congratulation, this screen has been selected as Screen of the Day 03/07/13

  36. Posted 2013/03/07 at 9:03 am | Permalink
  37. Posted 2013/03/07 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Loved this concept. Thanks for sharing your files and tutorial. Here is mine running on my new Sony Xperia Z.

  38. Posted 2013/03/07 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    @Niklas how did you make the background image fit .. I suck at photoshop and dont know how to resize it.

  39. Posted 2013/03/07 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    My new homescreen :)
    Fantastic job!!!

  40. Posted 2013/03/07 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    You absolute legend. Set it up flawlessly on my GNex, looks mindblowing! The nickname “fluffen” reminds me of a Counter-Strike player. Plus you being Swedish, there’s a very high chance you are. Are you?

    EDIT: Here’s a screen:

  41. Posted 2013/03/07 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    @edinchez Yes I’m born and raised in Göteborg, but I’ve never played Counter Strike ;)

  42. Posted 2013/03/07 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    @clinch89 Oh I was just getting started.. Well good job anyways, hope you get good at Ps. Best of luck! /Christian :)

  43. Posted 2013/03/07 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  44. Posted 2013/03/07 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    @neoghio Awesome to see it working on another device!!

  45. Posted 2013/03/07 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    @niklasvii Bra jobbat :)@2uk3y Wow, really cool! :)

  46. Posted 2013/03/07 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    What is the name of the icon pack?

  47. Posted 2013/03/07 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    @Qpa Minimal MIUI. Search for it on Google Play

  48. Posted 2013/03/07 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Great set-up and thanks for the files.

  49. Posted 2013/03/07 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    @LFCFredda Thanks! Glad to help you out.

  50. Posted 2013/03/07 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I would love to get a gmail dock icon, I tried making my own but I don’t like it.

  51. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    trying on my galaxy nexus and the wall paper is just a little too big, at 768×1280, so cuts off the buffered border. any suggestions on getting the perfect fit? trying to set using nova wallpaper and just cuts off that little extra.

  52. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Can someone post a background for the S3 please??

  53. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    @cjohnson481 Have you tried resize it in some kind of program?

  54. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    @jak3z Do you got a nexus 4? I can make one that fits the N4 perfectly

  55. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen Could you make one that fits the galaxy s3?? btw your theme is awesome!

  56. Posted 2013/03/07 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen Yes I got a nexus 4 :)

  57. Posted 2013/03/07 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    @jak3z Re-download the pack again, added a Mail icon :) Hope it looks good

  58. Posted 2013/03/07 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    @zuperpailon Sorry man, don’t got any S3 to test it on or time for that matter. Look through these comments, I think someone had a S3 and made it :)

  59. Posted 2013/03/07 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    @Mr_Howard What grid size did you use? And did you use the original background without editing and fitted it in a 720×1280 frame?

  60. Posted 2013/03/07 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen Looks good! Thanks

  61. Posted 2013/03/07 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    This is brilliant! will be chucking this onto my s2 today! Noticed alot of people asking about sizes to fit different handsets… For those with photoshop heres a quick fix. create a new file the same dimensions as your handset (the S2 being 480 x 800 @217dpi) then drag the Holo UI rev .2 screen into it and resize to fit… Making sure you have the right DPI for your phone to ensure you get the best pixel density so it looks smooth and crisp.

  62. Posted 2013/03/07 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen tried with crop wallpaper and it looks all jacked up. confused since i am used a galaxy nexus like you, and have nova launcher prime and following the steps exactly.

  63. Posted 2013/03/07 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Wicked theme!!! On My Nexus 4 the background fits perfect but are you sure your nova grid is 6x7as the main app icons don’t seem to align?

  64. Posted 2013/03/07 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen thanks anyway man! Keep up the good work

  65. Posted 2013/03/08 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    This is my edit wallpaper to fit Galaxy nexus. Everything eles you gúy just need to follow an awsome Christian Svensson’s guide :)

  66. Posted 2013/03/08 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    If someone can link the WP fitting well on SGS3, my photoshop skills are too weak :(

  67. Posted 2013/03/08 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    @phuongtv88 THanks for helping everybody out! Respect for sharing :D

  68. Posted 2013/03/08 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    @Major It should yes. Do you got width margin set to Large?

  69. Posted 2013/03/08 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Everthing fits fine on a Note II with a desktop grid of 11 x 7. Except the Cloud and clock. I had to re-align those manually with Zooper/UCCW which is pretty easy to do.

  70. Posted 2013/03/08 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    @cjohnson481 I don’t got a Galaxy Nexus

  71. Posted 2013/03/08 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    @gamer228 Nice job :)

  72. Posted 2013/03/08 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Christian for this great layout!
    I finally managed to customize it for my Galaxy S3.
    Here’s the result:

  73. Posted 2013/03/08 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    It’s very simple but attractive look ~
    but I wanted to ask, what if I used the samsung galaxy ace II, which is still gingerbread and I use holo launcher, but confused looking for icons miui >___< because it doesn't support for holo launcher

  74. Posted 2013/03/09 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Can i get the wallpaper for note 2.
    Please..please help me out…

  75. Posted 2013/03/09 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Nice!!! You should remove the shadow of the bottom and top ^_^

  76. Posted 2013/03/09 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    @psycomagic You could still use the stock icons, but fitting the wallpaper might be a bummer.

  77. Posted 2013/03/09 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    @ornberg Looks awesome! :D

  78. Posted 2013/03/09 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Hi, i want try to try this setup on my Galaxy Nexus, but i don’t have Photoshop, unfortunately. i saw the link that phuongtv88 posted before, but that file is no longer available. can someone who has the file, or was able to make it work on a Galaxy Nexus help me? even a resized screen from one of you Photoshop Gurus would do.

  79. Posted 2013/03/09 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Christian, thank you for sharing this amazing work with us, I really loved this HS. Heres mine, with some minor changes. Hope you guys like it.
    Device: HTC Sensation
    Dock Icons: RoundGlassBlue (

  80. Posted 2013/03/10 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    @carfreak715 For you, i uploaded some wallpaper i made for this awsome setup on my GNex, hope you like it ;)

  81. Posted 2013/03/10 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Very Nice

  82. Posted 2013/03/10 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    @phuongtv88 thank you so much, you are awesome.

  83. Posted 2013/03/10 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    hi bro can i get the screen for my SGS2 ?

  84. Posted 2013/03/11 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    @fluffen Hey Fluffen, can you tell me how to change the leaf picture to a picture of my choice? I’m not very good at photoshop, so i don’t know how i’d do it…

    UPDATE: I figured out how to change the image! and it looks nice! But the problem is… I have my phone set up to where I don’t have a nav bar or the notification bar… is there any way to make it fit?

  85. Posted 2013/03/11 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    @phuongtv88 If you could resize those to the original nexus 4 size that would be amazing!!!!! I don’t even have Photoshop so I’m not gonna even attempt it lol

  86. Posted 2013/03/11 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Hi Christian,

    Thx for your amazing work ;-)

    Here is my little adaptation for 2 screens, with a bit of Doctor Who inside ;-)


  87. Posted 2013/03/11 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    @Arms Looks dope! :D

  88. Posted 2013/03/12 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    @fluffen Hey Christian, I was wondering if you could tell me how to make one for a Nexus 4 that doesn’t have a nav bar or a notification bar….

  89. Posted 2013/03/12 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    @mrjoeltan Do you got Photoshop? I made a .psd that I’ve tested without any status bar and nav bar works great with PIE for example. Use the regular icons i provided, and change the Rows to 7. :)

  90. Posted 2013/03/13 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Great work mate! I was wondering though… when I add the UCCW-widget (clock, date, name etc) and want to edit the text how do I do that? Coz when I click on the widget when its added onto the screen nothing happens and when I hold long the “delete” and “resize”-options comes up. Can you help? Thanks!

  91. Posted 2013/03/13 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    @Lunaspice Just press the widget once, then select the “Static Text” object and edit it :)

  92. Posted 2013/03/13 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    When I press it nothing happens whatsoever… hrm. Sjukt störigt!

    EDIT: Reinstalled UCCW and now it works like a charm. :D

  93. Posted 2013/03/13 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    @Lunaspice Gött gött!

  94. Posted 2013/03/14 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    @fluffen Got it to work, and it looks awesome! So glad I can use this without the notif bar and nav bar in ParanoidAndroid. Thanks alot fluffen. (:

  95. Posted 2013/03/14 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    @mrjoeltan Awesome! No problem, just hit me up if you run into any other troubles

  96. Posted 2013/03/15 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    anybody tried.. using multipicture live wallpaper?? im also using nexus4.. having problems with fitting… still using apex..

  97. Posted 2013/03/17 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    @Christian Svensson can you provide me with the leaf picture i want to put it as screen wallpaper lock screen

  98. Posted 2013/03/17 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  99. Posted 2013/03/19 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    Thanks :)

  100. Posted 2013/03/24 at 7:37 am | Permalink

    Hey, just found this and I’d really like to adapt this with some tweaks. Problem is,that I only have PS Elements at the moment and can’t open the folders in the .psd’s. If you could manage to upload the psds with single layers and without folders I’d be very thankful. Cheers and amazing work =)

  101. Posted 2013/03/25 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Yeah! Got it working perfectly! Started out by putting the icons onto the wallpaper in GIMP 2, because that was the method you used on version 1 of HoloUI.. Then I realized you’ve made it possible to just change the icon in your launcher, which is PERFECT!

    So this is what it ended up like:
    I removed the photo, since it was a bit weird on HoloUI-1, and added some info about my phone. Secondly, I removed that “Start” in the top, since I felt it didn’t really make sense for me. Thirdly, I removed the launcher settings in top right – I use “swipe two fingers up” to open it instead. And then finally, of course, I have changed the logo’s colors to suit the dark wallpaper! EDIT: And yeah, added a folder icon in the right side, to have more apps on the homescreen like ver.1.

    Thanks a lot for a great UI! Think I’m gonna have this for a very long time (unless you make a rev.3 soon, hah).

    Keep up the good work.

  102. Posted 2013/03/25 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    @Hamduden Looks awesome man, a perfect fit ;) Glad it worked out

  103. Posted 2013/03/25 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
  104. Posted 2013/03/25 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Wow, thanks a lot =)

  105. Posted 2013/03/26 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks!! :D

  106. Posted 2013/04/03 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Hey, your home screen is so nice.
    I’m sorry to boring you, but I have few question…
    I don’t understand how change the round image…and the wallpaper behind.
    Did u change these on Photoshop?

    Because I have just photofiltre, and I don’t speak as well English so it’s little bit hard for me to understand everything when u explain smth.

    Btw, thx u if u want answer me.

  107. Posted 2013/04/03 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    @MarieRZ Yes it is changed in Photoshop. Might work in GIMP too (GIMP is a free program that is similar to PS)

  108. Posted 2013/04/04 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Really Nice Work!

  109. Posted 2013/04/06 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    @flwngmedia just do a little photo shoping

  110. Posted 2013/04/07 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    amazing. looks neat and clear
    PS: I’d prefer to use GIMP

  111. Posted 2013/04/08 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    @fluffen Amazing work! This theme has become my favorite to date! I do have a few questions, and I hate to sound like a broken record: 1. I followed your every instruction to the letter (I have a Nexus 4) but a 6×7 grid doesn’t align the icons properly. I have actually reversed it with a 7X6 grid and found this to be more suitable. Have I done anything wrong/overlooked here? The icons look more in tune but still do not fit the way yours does. Will I have to tinker with PS or GIMP? Also, 2. is there an easy way to change the picture of the leaf if desired? I’m sure you’ve got other things going on, but any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    UPDATE: I used GIMP to change the leaf image, so I’m cool with that, lol. But I would love advice on the grid/alignment so they fit like yours. Thank you!

  112. Posted 2013/04/09 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    @Kakito Thanks!

  113. Posted 2013/04/09 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    @Joshonator83 What size do you got on the icons? I used 90% and it aligned perfectly. Follow the instructions again and make sure you got everything right :)

  114. Posted 2013/04/13 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I love this theme! I noticed that the icon theme is no longer the Play Store. Alternatives? Thanks.

  115. Posted 2013/04/15 at 3:27 pm | Permalink
  116. Posted 2013/04/24 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    Love this theme very much. Don’t you have those grey dock icons in white pls? I’d like to change to a darker wp…thx

  117. Posted 2013/04/28 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Can you please make the wallpaper for galaxy s3 sir??

  118. Posted 2013/04/28 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I’m living this design but I’m stuck with the PSD. How am I meant to get it to show up on UCCW since UCCW only lets me open uzip files?

  119. Posted 2013/04/30 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Looking for Dock and top icons for the dark version of the UI if you have.


  120. Posted 2013/05/01 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    now they’re in the zip under icons folder!!!

  121. Posted 2013/05/05 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    @fluffen Christian,, can you make same wallpaper for s3?? pls.. i am new in theming my android,, so i dont know to use photoshop..

  122. Posted 2013/06/08 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Sorry, the story still not ended. Make the 3rd revision of Holo UI please?

  123. Posted 2013/06/22 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Hi there,
    I am really loving the theme, but is there a way to change the social?

  124. Posted 2013/08/05 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    @flwngmedia I have a gs3 and I used wallpaper wizardrii and had to mess with grid sizes but now everything looks fine….except bottom icons are really low

  125. Posted 2013/10/04 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunally you havent made this theme in widescreen for phones with 540×960 proportion :( it takes too long to edit everything (with my basic skills) :(

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