Experience the Google Pixel on your Android Device

So you want an almost complete Pixel/Nougat experience on your device, but don't have the money to upgrade to a Google Pixel. This is where we come in. Download the following files and follow the instructions to make your device almost look like the Google Pixel.

For a Nougat Navigation Bar just like the one below


You’ll need to install the following:

On Stock/AOSP based ROMs (ROOT needed): Substratum Theme Engine, N Nav Bar Substratum theme
  1. Download and Install both apps. 
  2. Open Substratum. 
  3. Click N Navbar. 
  4. Enable the select to toggle all overlays. 
  5. Choose the circle overlay. 
  6. Click the button on the lower right to apply then reboot. 
On CM based ROMs: N Nav Bar CM12/13
  1. Download the app from Play store. 
  2. Open the Themes app. 
  3. Apply the N Nav Bar as your current theme. 
Next, you’ll want a Notification Drawer/QuickSettings tiles/Settings App/Google Assistant similar/available to Nougat. To do this, download and install the following:


On stock/custom ROMs, you'll need the following: Xposed Framework + Xposed Installer, Android N-ify, Assistant Enabler
  1. Follow the instructions on how to install Xposed in the Xposed Framework thread. 
  2. Once done, install the Android N-ify/Google Assistant modules. 
  3. Enable both modules in the Xposed Installer app. 
  4. Apply the settings as you want. (Enable QS tile editing, Settings Summaries, Data indicators, etc.) 
Next up is the bootanimation/sounds. You’ll want to start your phone looking/sounding like the Pixel so flash the next file via TWRP:

Here's a preview of the Bootanimation:


For all Android One devices (Marshmallow 6.0 and above only): Google Pixel Boot animation + Boot logo, Google Pixel Sounds

For all other devices (Marshmallow 6.0 and above only): Google Pixel Boot animation, Google Pixel Sounds
  1. Download both zip files to your internal/external storage. 
  2. Enter your custom recovery. 
  3. Install both of the zip files then reboot. 
Last but not least is the launcher. You’ll need the latest Pixel Launcher as well to go with your Pixel looking phone (or you can use any 3rd party launcher with similar features such as Action Launcher 3 or Nova Launcher).


For any device (Lollipop 5.0 and above only): Google Pixel Launcher + Google Wallpapers
  1. Similar with the Boot animation/logo combo, you’ll need to download the zip file to your internal/external storage. 
  2. Enter your custom recovery. 
  3. Install the zip file then reboot. 
For the Pixel icons, you’ll need a 3rd party launcher as well as an Icon pack. You can download the Pixel Icon Pack on the Play Store as well as Unicon (XPOSED needed) if you want to apply it on the Pixel Launcher.

There you go. You should have a Google Pixel-like Android device now.



Joey Huab aka Stallixx is a 22 year old frustrated writer. He's currently a Social Media Officer for Smart Communications Inc., one of the best Telco companies in the Philippines. He finished AB English Language Studies in the University of Santo Tomas and he used to write for his Tumblr page. He also proof reads thesis works
Experience the Google Pixel on your Android Device Experience the Google Pixel on your Android Device Reviewed by Rowlex on 10/20/2016 08:05:00 pm
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