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

Thanks to jbOS7, a nifty Android theme, Google's mobile OS can now borrow the looks of Apple's iOS 7 at least for one day. Read on for more details.
June 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.

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