We already know that Google has released the developer preview 2 of the latest Android O 8.0. It has many new, improved features. But the Android O developer preview is available only for Nexus and Pixel Smartphones. This guide will take you to the latest Android O 8.0 Oreo Navigation Bar and Android O Launcher on your device. The Navigation bar of Android O has some additional functionalities, and you can customize the navigation bars according to your liking. Likewise if you want to get Android P or M Navigation and Status Bar on your Android phone, head over to this article.
- A device running on Andriod Marshmallow or above.
- ADB and Fastboot.
- USB drivers for your device.
- Navbar app, download from Playstore.
- Android O Launcher Download.
- Compatible devices: Devices running the Stock version of Android Marshmallow, Nougat, and Other AOSP based devices. Working on lineage OS and other Lineage based ROMS.
- Not Working on Samsung Touchwiz UI, MIUI, LG UX.
Install Android O Navigation Bar and Launcher on Android Device
There are two simple methods to get the Android O 8.0 navigation bar, depending on the Root Status of your device. The first method is for non-rooted users, and the second method is for rooted users. If you are new to the world of rooting and wanted to root your android device, head over to this article to know more about unlocking and rooting an Android device, and in this guide, you will get to know how to download and install Android O (Pixel) Launcher on Android Device.
How to Install Android O Navigation bar in non-rooted devices
Step 1. Download and Install Android O Navbar app on your device.
Step 2. Go to settings, about the phone and click on build number for 7-8 times. Now you can find developer options in settings.
Step 3. Navigate to the developer option and enable USB Debugging.Connect the phone to the PC.
Step 4. On the PC, download ADB drivers and configure them.(Instructions for ADB)
Step 5. Open ADB Installation folder, press SHIFT & Right click on the mouse simultaneously then choose “Open Command Window Here.”
Step 6. The command prompt will appear, then Type the command “ADB devices,“ to show you the list of connected devices.
Step 7. Now type ” adb shell pm Grant xyz.paphonb.Systemuituner android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS” and hit enter.
Step 8. Unplug your phone and open the custom navbar application and customize the Navbar as you like.
Step 9. You can add new buttons of the clipboard and can change the order of labels.
How to Install Android O Navigation bar in Rooted devices
Step 1. Download the Android O navigation bar app from the playstore link mentioned in the Prerequisites section.
Step 2. After the installation, open Android O Navigation Bar App, click on next and grant the root access when prompted.
Step 3. Now, open Layout tab.and select the navigation bar layout of your choice from the different options available.
Step 4. Also, we can add an entirely new button on left or right with the features of your choice.
Download and Install Android O (Pixel) Launcher:
By installing the stock Android Pixel launcher, you get new features like Notifications dots, and more Android O looks to your device.
Step 1. Download the Android O (Pixel) Launcher APK file from the above Prerequisites section.
Step 2. Enable the unknown sources from the settings.
Step 3. Install the Android O (Pixel) Launcher APK file.
Step 4. After the installation, open Android O Launcher App and set as a Default Launcher.
As this is ported version from the developer preview, may have few bugs and doesn’t support every device. Try your luck, mostly works on devices running Android version of 6.0 or above. You can find more guides on our How to Guide page. For any queries/issues, please comment below.