With latest announcement of CyanogenMod9, thousands of hackers and modders from throughout the world are going crazy anticipating its public release. Luckily, for those who have an Android 4.0.3 device, you can now try the new ROM. You can now download Trebuchet Launcher in its early alpha stage as it is preloaded with the ROM.

Apart from using Android 4.0.3, the other requirement you must meet is your device must be rooted too. So if you happen to own a Galaxy Nexus or a Nexus S, you can simply download the launcher. TreBuchet has been developed to appear just like a stock Android 4 launcher, however, it comes equipped with a few customizations typically not found in vanilla Android such as the following:

  • Separated Apps/Widgets in Drawer
  • Enable/Disable Persistent Search Bar
  • Enable/Disable Auto-Rotate
  • Show and Fade Scrolling Indicator in Homescreen and Drawer
  • Drawer Apps Sorting via Title or Install Date
  • Resize Widgets
  • Custom number of Homescreens

With these new features, you can definitely get to organize your app drawer! The above mentioned are just the first features that can be found on Trebuchet Launcher. As previously mentioned, the two other features about to make an entrance are screen transition animations and infinite scrolling.


Visit XDA-Developers to get more information on the Launcher as well as to download the Alpha stage.

Christine Torralba

Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.