You can now install OnePlus’ HydrogenOS V4 launcher any Android, here’s now


Not many are aware, but OnePlus phones ship with their own customized HydrogenOS for the Chinese market. What this does is it caters to the vast difference in style and culture between China and the rest of the world.

While the simplicity of an OxygenOS or a CyanogenMod ROM is probably what you’ve been looking for, it doesn’t hurt to use a more feature-rich software once in a while. This is what the HydrogenOS launcher does; it packs a lot more in it than say the OxygenOS launcher or a third-party launcher like Nova, etc.

If you’ve swayed towards the HydrogenOS launcher, but (i) don’t own a OnePlus phone so you can’t flash the entire OS or (ii) you don’t want to give up the other parts of OxygenOS just for the HydrogenOS launcher, you can proceed and install just the launcher via an .apk download on any Android phone!

Disclaimer: You’ll be installing the third party software at your own risk.

To do that, you simply need to head over to the XDA forums thread where a user ported the APK so it can work on non-HydrogenOS phones. Download the APK and install, and voilà! You have the HydrogenOS V4 launcher running on your Android phone.

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13 Comments

  1. Tajwar
    September 1, 2015

    Nice…?

  2. Chan
    September 1, 2015

    Please proof read before submitting your articles and I have noticed that a lot of the articles written on gizchina have horrid grammar as well.

  3. Tajwar
    September 1, 2015

    Nice…?

  4. R. Tina
    September 2, 2015

    HydrogenOS V4 launcher running, cool

  5. oLi
    September 2, 2015

    is the Downloadlink for v4 dead ?

  6. Jay
    September 2, 2015

    Better than Nova? What’s so special?

    • Max
      September 2, 2015

      it’s far from being better than Nova. it just features more unnecessary stuff (just my humble opinion) than Nova. you’ve got more flashy this and more flashy that. not half the customisability from a launcher like Nova or Apex. just more stuff integrated in it. but people using Nova normally use it for it’s clean and versatile use and appearance and they use it because they’re fed up with flashy, unnecessarily integrated features in Flyme, Miui, Touchwiz or other preinstalled launchers, amiright?
      so, no. it’s not better.

      • Jay
        September 2, 2015

        Exactly my point, especially being a paid customer of Nova (got it dirt cheap last month) ?. However, this article speaks differently, so am curious.

  7. R. Tina
    September 2, 2015

    HydrogenOS V4 launcher running, cool

  8. Guest
    September 2, 2015

    is the Downloadlink for v4 dead ?

  9. Jay
    September 2, 2015

    Better than Nova? What’s so special?

    • Max
      September 2, 2015

      it’s far from being better than Nova. it just features more unnecessary stuff (just my humble opinion) than Nova. you’ve got more flashy this and more flashy that. not half the customisability from a launcher like Nova or Apex. just more stuff integrated in it. but people using Nova normally use it for it’s clean and versatile use and appearance and they use it because they’re fed up with flashy, unnecessarily integrated features in Flyme, Miui, Touchwiz or other preinstalled launchers, amiright?
      so, no. it’s not better.

    • Jay
      September 2, 2015

      Exactly my point, especially being a paid customer of Nova (got it dirt cheap last month) 😁. However, this article speaks differently, so am curious.