Make Android look like iOS 7 with this Nova-compatible package: jbOS7

by: Alex SerbanJune 14, 2013


It’s been almost a week since iOS 7 was announced by Apple and among its “new and innovative” features, the system also comes with a completely changed design that may appeal even to some Android users. Thanks to Google’s customizable mobile platform, those interested can now tweak Android’s interface with a theme package and make the OS look pretty much like Apple’s latest.

With the help of the well-known Nova Launcher, one user named shmogt created a package that can be manually applied to transform Android’s interface into one that resembles iOS 7. At this moment, the Jelly Bean theme is optimized for the Samsung Galaxy S3 but can be used on other devices as well.

Besides the usual background image and application icons, jbOS7 (the name of the theme) brings a new lock screen and uses two additional home screens as live applications.

While the lock screen replicates Apple’s experience to a good degree, one of the primary screens has become home to weather information, serving details right on the screen rather than inside an application. The secondary screen is home of the main calendar application, which will display important appointments and events in a rather simplistic design. Users will be taken to one of these two screens when tapping the weather or calendar application icon.


The package can be downloaded from Dropbox, where widgets made with UCCW, icons, fonts and resized wallpapers are located. The font is included only for extension purposes, as the theme doesn’t change the default Android font but all elements of jbOS7 are designed with that specific font.

At this moment, the icon folder is seen as empty because the owner has encountered some copyright problems but it should be brought back soon (the icons are not necessarily needed to apply the theme). Instructions on how to use the package can be found here.

Would you trade Android’s green shades over Apple’s blue for one day?

  • MasterMuffin


    • John-Phillip Saayman

      With a grumpy Cat face that would be complete

      • MasterMuffin

        Damn, you can’t add photos in edit :)

        • John-Phillip Saayman

          There we go..

          • MasterMuffin

            Good :)

  • HitokiriX

    I have no desire to make my phone look like a melted bag of tropical skittles.

    • Mark Long

      Hilarious. I needed that right then. Thank you.

    • Jusephe

      I actually think that some people will like it if they crated a skin for it.

  • NarutoNamikaze1010

    Just so Apple doesn’t claim credit for the Bottom Notification Bar Android already had something like that called ICS Reloaded. It’s a feature from hacking your Android. It’s not an Official thing you find of stock phone but the thought that counts is that IT EXISTED on Android. Just putting that out there.

  • Skander

    This shows how stupid iOS 7 is xD

    They waited 6 DAMN YEARS!

    We get it before the official release :D

    • SeraZR™

      LuLz xD xD

    • nishantsirohi123

      6 years

      several new hiring and several million dollars(11.6 every day for R&D)
      and this is what we got

      • omg

        You know that r&d is not only about gui, don’t you? I am also sure that you are aware that beta 1 does not cover a final design… have you ever played with touchwiz? If so, confront this with the money spent by samsung on r&d… this is so stupid how old are you? 10?

        • Skander

          They developed that in 1 year, the complete damn UI introduced in the S3 (Nature UX) – That including the special huge edits required for the Note series too.

    • Jusephe

      Don’t get fooled, it’s still android.

      • lil bit

        That’s the only good thing about it

  • Nina Johnson-Kanu

    Why would I want ANDROID to look like iOS?

    • z

      Good point

  • Why?

    • Anthony Walker

      I like to show people especially those who say I should get an iPhone that all I need is Android and a custom launcher and I can replicate any phone OS.

      • well said

      • SeraZR™

        well said dude!

      • Jusephe

        iOS is not just about the look dude.

        • rabidhunter

          It’s about snobery, too. Hey, look at me I’m cool, just like everyone else.

          • Bibbles

            Like the famous saying. How do you know someone has an iPhone?

            They’ll tell you.

          • sk8rat

            This should be said to everyone who thinks iphones are better than android phones and has no reasons why its better.

  • csharpner

    If I were a pre-pubescent girl enamored with unicorns and candy colors, I’d probably squeal like a schoolgirl for this. But I’m not. I’m a grown man and wouldn’t be caught dead with this. iOS is now, officially, for pre-teen girls.

    One exception. I might have it on stand by just to show iPhans that Android can look however you want it. Amazingly, the majority of them still don’t seem to understand that.

    • MasterMuffin

      Yea, manly men use AOKP with the manly unicorns and stuff

    • mrband

      >>iOS is now, officially, for pre-teen girls

      In fact, iOS unofficially ALWAYS has been for pre-teen and post-granny girls. :p

  • LiiIiikEaBau5


  • Jesse Leon

    i’m just using the notification bar but i put hotspots for the clock app and battery and wifi settings so they are more functional.

  • Bishop

    This looks awesome, definitely will try it out.

  • Sky Ang

    I don wanna downgrade my phone

    • mrband

      Briliiant! ;)

  • nishantsirohi123


    now i feel very strong for Android(for all the customization options)

    But I also regard Microsoft for creating something visually unique with WP

    and BB10 is another amazing looking user interface

    for all the fancy looks, Apple has sort of lost the battle by the same tricks it had used to beat blackberry years ago, visual attraction

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    As a wise man said, why would I make my phone look like a phone who is trying to look like my phone?

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    I’m not against it.

  • Lil bit

    Great, a Teletubby theme for Nova.

  • Vinamorris

    Ha! Now we can download this and show it to our Apple fan-boy friends who will clutch at their sausages and get jelly (Then we delete it 2 seconds later!)

  • swtrainer

    WOW! Rows and columns of icons…who’d have thunk it? And they can have a screen that’s a calendar… we’ve been calling tat a widget….And another screen that’s the weather… Oh, that’s another widget…My goodness, I’m breathless!

  • lowb0b

    Shitty phone with shitty Android. Who may love it?

  • Hello, I made this theme. For anyone wondering why iOS7 for android. It’s just for fun. This look is brand new and many people want to try it out. Don’t like, don’t use it, it’s pretty easy. I’ll use it for a week or two and than make something brand new again. That’s the fun of Android.

    • Wavefunction Collapse

      It’s great work. I’ll use it for a while too. Thanks for making it.

  • vosg

    Apple will now patent ugliness.

  • Make Android look like Android -_-.

  • Android does NOT NEED this iSHIT LAUNCHER, we have our own launcher, this dev who made this launcher is BULLSHIT.

    • SeraZR™

      u do realise u are THE “Nova” Launcher SHIT>?

      plz read before u post -___-

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  • seyss

    lol you android ppl are pathetic. go dog eaters!

  • ORB1T4L

    If I want my phone to look like shit, I’ll just drop it in the toilets.

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    so the third screenshot (top image) is from app but lets call it ios7 look.. yeah… so convincing =P

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  • Aaron Scheiwiller

    Ist the notification bar when pulled down still android themed? and does it imitate the iOS not. bar? And How about the “innovative” quick settings?

    • e550mercedes

      You realize that Google’s Android notification was first copied from the Mac’s Growl notification app, an app that’s been out for more than ten years or so! Even though Apple now has its own version of Growl, Growl is still available for OS X and, now, is also available for Windows, years after first being available for Mac Classic and OS X:

      • Aaron Scheiwiller

        Maybe you got my question wrong. I wanted to know how far this iOS7 theme goes, if it even imitates the New iOS7 notification bar in design, color and functionality. A friend wants to make his Android look completely like iOS7. And if the launcher also makes The quick settings available by swyping up (like iOS7).

  • john

    The new iOS is easy put on any android because they plagiarized Jelly Bean so It is not necessary install Nova, only launcher that it makes square boring icons and it doesn´t let the user manage the phone.

  • Cks Stv

    BIG NO!

  • pallu


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  • asdasdasd

    where is the downloadlink?