In this article, learn how to you can install Official OnePlus Launcher APK on your Android device running Android 9.0 Pie.
With Android 9 Pie, Google came up with certain key changes to the user interface of the Android Operating System which were basically the same since the introduction of Material Design way back with Android 5.0 Lollipop. The most radical change in the Android interface came in the form of recent apps overview menu. Instead of being app cards stacked vertically one above the other, Android Pie arranged the app cards in a horizontal manner similar to what we have seen in iOS. But something which many might not have noticed is the fact that the code for recent apps is now integrated into the stock launcher. This change to the recent apps overview menu opened up an entirely new dimension to the way we have been customizing our Android phone’s user interface.
Prior to Android 9 Pie, the recent apps overview section was a part of the SystemUI package as a result of which it was mostly kept untouched from the customization options but due to the fact that it is now integrated with the Stock Launcher of Android, customization options for the recent apps overview menu are now open to the developers.
If you are someone who wants to take the customizations to an entirely new level, you can install OnePlus Launcher with integrated recent apps menu that comes bundled in out of the box on the OnePlus 6T.
Here are a few screenshots of the OnePlus Launcher:
Steps To Install OnePlus Launcher With Integrated Android Pie Styled Recent Apps
Step 1: Install QuickSwitch
Developers of the popular launcher application, Lawnchair, have developed a magisk module that enables recent apps customization options on supported launchers. Any launcher with Android 9 Pie changes embedded should be supported. Ensure that you meet the following requirements so that you install QuickSwitch on your device.
- Android Pie.
- Magisk 17+ or rootless provided you have TWRP and an unlocked bootloader with init.d support.
If you meet the above-mentioned requirements, follow these steps to install QuickSwitch:
- Flash the QuickSwitch module through Magisk or TWRP.
- Open the QuickSwitch app.
If everything goes right, go to the next step to install OnePlus Launcher else visit the Official XDA Forum to get more info about the same.
Step 2: Install OnePlus Launcher
All credits to XDA Senior Member paphonb who modified the apk to let us a get a taste of OnePlus Launcher with integrated recent apps multitasking screen on our devices. He even happens to be one of the key developers behind the team developing the popular Lawnchair launcher and the QuickSwitch Magisk module which we are using in this guide.
- Download and install the modded OnePlus Launcher fro the link appearing below:
- Do not set this as your default launcher yet. Be in your stock launcher and open QuickSwitch.
- From the QuickSwitch app, set OnePlus Launcher as your recent apps provider.
- Now, set the OnePlus Launcher as your default launcher and restart your device.
After reboot, your home screen, app drawer and your recent apps overview screen must be in line with Oxygen OS 9.0.2.
Congratulations! You just customized your phone to look like OnePlus 6T.
These are the easiest ways to Install OnePlus Launcher With Integrated Android Pie Styled Recent Apps. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.