How to Get Google Pixel Home Button Animation on Nexus

Google Pixel and Pixel XL have surpassed all expectations of Nexus users with awesome features and facilities. This obviously inspires Nexus users (yeah, still there are many, who have not upgraded to Pixel phones) to experience the features of Pixel phones on the old devices. However, they have to resort to unofficial hacks to enjoy the features of Pixels; but they don’t mind as long as they love the smart features of Pixel smartphones.

Of late, home button animation has captured attention of many Nexus users and they want to get Google Pixel Home Button Animation on Nexus 6P/Nexus 5X. Thankfully, there are two zip files for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P; with the help of these flashable zip, Nexus users can enjoy Pixel’s navigation buttons. For this, Nexus users have to root their devices and need to ensure that Nexus smartphones are running Android 7.1.1 beta, build NPF10c. Be specific to these requirements otherwise you won’t be able to enjoy Home button animation on your Nexus phones. And last but not the least, you need Custom Recovery installed on your Nexus devices.

How to Get Google Pixel Home Button Animation on Nexus Phones

Once you ensure that your Nexus phones meet all the prerequisites given above, go ahead and download a flashable ZIP that lets you enjoy Pixel Home button animation on Nexus smartphones. You can download the ZIP file for your Nexus device:

Download the Pixel home button animation ZIP for Nexus 5X

Download the Pixel home button animation ZIP for Nexus 6P

After download process is finished for your respective Nexus phone, you should boot your phone into Custom Recovery mode. Here, you need to make complete NANDroid backup so that you don’t lose your valuable data if anything goes wrong.

Once backup process is done, tap ‘Install’ option in TWRP’s main menu. Next, you need to open your phone’s download folder and choose the file ‘Pixel-Navbar-Animation.zip’.

To install this file, swipe the slider seen at the bottom of your phone’s screen. Next, tap ‘Reboot system’ to finish the course of action.

When system restarts is over, you should see Pixel’s navigation bar buttons at the bottom of your phone screen. You can see those four-coloured dots moving outward whenever you long press the home button. This doesn’t give you a new lease on life, but you will love to use this awesome feature on your Nexus phone.

Pixel phones are truly one of the best Android devices; if you want to experience Android at its best, you should go for Pixel smartphones. If your budget doesn’t allow you to buy one, keep exploring such hacks and workarounds to enjoy the best of Pixels on other Android smartphones. While you are reading this, people have already been busy using Google Assistant on non-Pixel Android phones.

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  • Hiago Dalmolin

    Just work with this 2 phones?

    • Yeah. The zip provided in above article is compatible for just nexus 6P and Nexus 5X.

  • Corey N

    Seem like a lot of work for something that’s going to eat more battery.