Install LG UI 3.0 Home Launcher and Weather Widget on Your Rooted Android Phone

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Whatever phone might we own, we are always willing to try the home launcher from other Android phones. It is the beauty of Android that it is open to all and allows flexibility. Our modders and developers tirelessly work to give us new mods and custom ROMs that enrich our mobile phone experience,  letting us to taste a variety of things from Android super market that the non-Android users can only dream of.

We have already provided you some of the best launcher apps from various Android phones, like Xperia Z, Motorola Razr M, Xperia T and Samsung TW UX. You can also download these launchers from below:

Sony Xperia Z Launcher

Sony Xperia Arc Launcher

Motorola Razr M Launcher with Circle Widget

Touchwiz UX Launcher

XDA member Impact7 has now ported the latest  LG UI 3.0 home launcher and weather widgets to all Android phones with ICS and Jelly Bean. To install the LG launcher to your Android phone, you must have root privileges. Another thing to be notes is currently the launcher does not work on phones with Android 4.2. This launcher will not replace the stock launcher of your phone but give you another alternative to beautify your phone.

I have been using the LG UI 3.0 Home Launcher on my Galaxy S3 for two days now and found it to be very impressive and more flexible that any of the launchers listed above in terms of customization. It is fast, smooth and has various animation effect that will infatuate you with its beauty and performance. If you have a rooted phone with ICS or JB, you must not miss it. Just download the apk files from below and push them to the System> App folder on your device. To access this directory on your phone, you will have to install a root file explorer app on your phone. In my case, I have used the Root Browser Pro app. If you do not have such a root file explorer on your phone, download any of the following apps from Google Play:

ES File Explorer File Manager
ES Global Productivity Free
Download
File Explorer Root Browser
JRummy Apps Productivity Free
Download

Download LG UI 3.0 Home Launcher and Weather Widget

Launcher:

The launcher and widget are only for HDPI, XHDPI or qHD devices. Download one file that suits your phone’s resolution.

LGHome3-0.9XHDPI.apk

LGHome3-0.91HDPI.apk

LGHome3-0.9HDPI.apk

Also download the theme package for the LG Home Launcher and install the apk files.

LG Home3 Themes (10 themes)      —      Mirror Link

Weather Widgets:

The weather widgets are common to all resolutions. Download both files.

Weather1.apk

Weather2.apk

How to Install:

  1. Install a root file explorer on your phone. Make sure you have granted root permissions to it.
  2. Download and copy the 3 apk files (1 launcher and 2 weather widgets) to the internal or external SD card of your phone.
  3. Open the root explorer app on your phone and go to one of the apk  files and tap and hold it. From the available options, select copy. Then When the permission is set, tap and hold the apk and select Copy.
  4. Now navigate to the system/app folder, open it and paste the copied apk (copy/paste the other files the same way).
  5. When the files are copied go to system/app directory, tap and hold the Apk files and select Permissions.
  6. Now fix the read/write rules as shown in the screenshot below (I did not follow this step). It should be like this-  rw-r–r–app-root-permissions
  7. You’ll have to fix permissions of all copied files the same way as you did above.
  8. When it is done, reboot the phone. Done!

To launch the LG UI 3.0 Home Launcher on your phone, press the Home button on your phone and select it. Enjoy!

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  • Vule

    Weather widget not work.. “error loading widget” ? help me

  • Jacobo Berra

    Thank you

  • VIMI

    I trying this on my JIAYU G4S (MTK6592 octacore/2g ram/1280×720/JB 4.2.2), I have copied the files to the system/app folder and fixed the permissions to rw-r-r as stated by you, but while tapping on home button and selecting Home, the following messages appears on the screen :

    Unfortunately, Home has stopped.

    I lost my LG Optimus G last month and now i m missing it’s interface 🙁

    Please help me installing LG UI…..

  • Go to system/app folder and delete the LG launcher and weather file files from there.

  • asanka

    i do not have a backup cause i reset my phone wat to do pls help.

  • Restore you backed up ROM.

  • asanka

    this is the file browser that i tried out. now iv got a new problem i cannot take video calls as well. pls man help me get out of this mess

  • Try root file browser app.

  • asanka

    i cannot copy the files to the sys/app wat shuld i do? man help out

  • Dylan Fernandez

    I’m using a rooted LG P990, the weather widget is not getting copied as the space in the apk folder is not enough, it says free space only 26 mb and the widget theme is 40 mb. anyway of increasing the space?

  • Nice to hear that it is working for you!

  • ngaihoma sailo

    okay that was how i did.(just want to say i did it myself by sheer luck.. without reading your reply lol)..anyway thanks for your quick response..and i just wanted to say i really like your site

  • Okay, it;ll work. Do this: copy the apk files to system/app first and then fix permissions. I have edited the post. Just follow the steps now and let me know.

  • ngaihoma sailo

    its not working with my rooted note N7000 4.1.2 jb.when i tried to change permissions it wont change.btw i root with odin(posted by you).

  • try other launcher apps: http://droidviews.com/tag/launcher/

  • Manos Tsiftsis

    Thanks for sharing, but it fc’s on my Nexus4 with CyanogenMod rom 4.2.2

  • Hi Daniel,

    In fact, the launcher works with all phones with ICS/JB (4.1). I am sure you tried it on Android 4.2. The article clearly says, “the launcher does not work on phones with Android 4.2”.

  • Daniel Morriss

    I’m trying to run this on an aosp rom but not having any luck. Is this only for tw ROMs or something?