Get the Pixel home button animation on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

There is lots to love about the Pixel and Pixel XL, from the stellar camera to the build quality, the design is sort of meh! but there’s likely no doubt that the best part of the Pixel phone experience is the software. Both phones are running Android 7.1 Nougat and do come with a handful of things that are exclusive. But as is the case with software features on Android, most of them simply don’t stay that way.

Over the past few weeks, more and more Pixel-exclusive features became available to Nexus device owners through unofficial hacks and today we’re going to add another missing piece of the puzzle, the home button animation.


Finally owners of the Nexus 5X and 6P can experience Google’s quick but cute home animation on their own device. The setup is pretty simple, too. You can either download the flashable package and flash it in TWRP recovery, or apply it manually.

Worth noting, of course, is that this is only meant for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. It packs in a modified SystemUI so anyone with a different device should not try flashing the same file. Since you have to flash the ZIP file and you can’t install it with the use of an APK, that also means you’re Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P will need to have a custom recovery installed (TWRP preferred), or you can apply the home button animation mod manually, with instructions on how to do so from the source link below.

Both Nexus phones will need to have stock Android 7.1 Nougat installed for the animation to work, so make sure that your device is running on the latest version of stock software before continuing with the installation.

Just in case you’re unaware of what the home button animation looks like, here’s a demo:

Also note that you should create a backup of your device before installing the mod. You should always do this when applying system-wide changes. After all, you don’t want to lose all of your files in the offhand chance that something goes wrong.

Source : Chromloop

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