ZERO Launcher

Smallest and free launcher for Android devices

4.5

84 Votes

  • Category Launchers
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2.4
  • Size 1 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.zeroteam.zerolauncher
  • Program by GO Dev Team +
    17th floor ,Tower A,China International Center NO.33 Zhongshan 3rd Road Yue Xiu district,GuangZhou,China

ZERO Launcher is an Android app that provides numerous ways to personalize your device.

ZERO Launcher lets you completely customize the way your Android device looks and feels, and it works well with practically all Android smartphones and tablets. The app requires Android OS 4.0 and higher, and while it comes with a default theme, and it also provides you access to a massive library of themes and elements that you can mix and match to create the perfect look and for you.

One of the simplest ways that ZERO Launcher customizes a device is through HD backgrounds. There are thousands to choose from. Most themes have multiple backgrounds. You can use backgrounds independently of themes, and you can set backgrounds to cycle automatically. Similarly, themes come with icon packages that transform the user interface aesthetic, and you can use transitions to change what swipes, for instance, look like when you scan pages or move between different apps.

The app includes security features that help you protect your device at the lock screen and further in. There are widgets that tell time, help you schedule and provide the weather forecast, and you can actually create custom gestures for how you access apps and features.

Perhaps the biggest downside to ZERO Launcher is that it lacks of some usual features associated with Android launchers. Although the developer market the app as a launcher, the app is really a visual customization tool with some widgets and other launcher capabilities. If you’re aware of that going in and OK with it, then this app is really good at what it does and worth checking out.

Pros

  • App and widget launching platform
  • Numerous ways to customize your device

Cons

  • Some usual launcher features missing

1. v3.0 is coming, improving experience

2. Fix some bugs

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read the user's calendar data.
  • READ_CALL_LOG: Allows an application to read the user's call log.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECEIVE_SMS: Allows an application to receive SMS messages.
  • SEND_SMS: Allows an application to send SMS messages.
  • WRITE_CALL_LOG: Allows an application to write (but not read) the user's call log data.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS: Allows an application to access extra location provider commands.
  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BIND_ACCESSIBILITY_SERVICE: Must be required by an AccessibilityService, to ensure that only the system can bind to it.
  • BIND_APPWIDGET: Allows an application to tell the AppWidget service which application can access AppWidget's data. The normal user flow is that a user picks an AppWidget to go into a particular host, thereby giving that host application access to the private data from the AppWidget app. An application that has this permission should honor that contract.
  • BLUETOOTH: Allows applications to connect to paired bluetooth devices.
  • BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows applications to discover and pair bluetooth devices.
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_CONFIGURATION: Allows an application to modify the current configuration, such as locale.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • DISABLE_KEYGUARD: Allows applications to disable the keyguard if it is not secure.
  • EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to expand or collapse the status bar.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES: Allows an application to call killBackgroundProcesses(String).
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • MODIFY_PHONE_STATE: Allows modification of the telephony state - power on, mmi, etc. Does not include placing calls.
  • MOUNT_UNMOUNT_FILESYSTEMS: Allows mounting and unmounting file systems for removable storage.
  • PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS: Allows an application to collect component usage statistics
  • PERSISTENT_ACTIVITY: This constant was deprecated in API level 9. This functionality will be removed in the future; please do not use. Allow an application to make its activities persistent.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • RESTART_PACKAGES: This constant was deprecated in API level 8. The restartPackage(String) API is no longer supported.
  • SET_PREFERRED_APPLICATIONS: This constant was deprecated in API level 7. No longer useful, see addPackageToPreferred(String) for details.
  • SET_WALLPAPER: Allows applications to set the wallpaper.
  • SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS: Allows applications to set the wallpaper hints.
  • STATUS_BAR: Allows an application to open, close, or disable the status bar and its icons.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS: Allows an application to update device statistics.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_APN_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the apn settings.
  • WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the secure system settings.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.ACCESS_MOCK_LOCATION
  • android.permission.ACCESS_WEATHERCLOCK_PROVIDER
  • android.permission.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED
  • android.permission.FLASHLIGHT
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.READ_SECURE_SETTINGS
  • android.permission.USES_POLICY_FORCE_LOCK
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • android.permission.WRITE_SMS
  • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • com.cyanogenmod.trebuchet.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.fede.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.fsck.k9.permission.READ_MESSAGES
  • com.google.android.gm.permission.READ_CONTENT_PROVIDER
  • com.google.android.gm.permission.READ_GMAIL
  • com.google.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.google.android.providers.gmail.permission.READ_GMAIL
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.lenovo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.lge.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.teslacoilsw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • com.zeroteam.zerolauncher.application.launcherapp
  • com.zeroteam.zerolauncher.permission.SERVICE
  • home.solo.launcher.free.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • org.adw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • org.adw.launcher_donut.permission.READ_SETTINGS
  • org.adwfreak.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
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