Google introduced new exciting Adaptive Icons in Android Oreo along with incredible PiP mode, Notification Dots, and few more features. It makes the apps more integrated with other manufacturers UI and changes them with very shape masks. If you have not yet installed Android 8.0 Oreo on your device, do not worry at all. You will still be able to get Android Oreo Adaptive Icons on any Android Phone with the help of Nova Launcher.
Fortunately, the beta version of Nova launcher lets you change the app icon mask and display the variety of shapes across different models. It has five mask shapes, and you can choose a one as per your mood. You can also choose non-Adaptive icons to be mounted down in the adaptive mask. If you want to play with vivid visual effects on the app on your phone, then follow up this step-by-step guide to install Android Oreo’s Adaptive Icons on any Android Phone.
Note: Ensure that your device is running Android Lollipop or later version.
Before moving to the steps, make sure that you have enabled “Unknown Source” (Settings → Privacy → Unknown Source)
Step #1. Go to Nova Launcher’s Beta Play Store page and log in with your Google Account.
Step #2. Next, tap on “BECOME A TESTER” button.
Alternately, you can also visit the official beta website of Nova Launcher page and scroll down to the latest version. There, you can download the Nova Launcher latest APK.
Step #4. Now it’s time to enable Adaptive Icon on your Android phone without needing Android Oreo update. Open Nova Settings and tap on “Look & feel”.
Step #6. Here, you can choose the shape you would like for your favorite apps. I will go with “Teardrop”. Now go back to the home screen, you will see there all Google’s apps with “Adaptive icon effects”.
This is how you can make your homepage much elegant and useful. If you have tried this on your phone, then do not hesitate to share your experience in the comment section below. Like the Post? Share it!