Download Nokia Z Launcher for Android Phones

The original Nokia Corporation (the part that is not purchased by Microsoft) has surprised everyone by introducing a new Launcher Application (dubbed  Z Launcher) for Android devices. The project is in presently in beta and the Nokia N1 tablet is the first device to come with Z Launcher as the default launcher.

Download Nokia Z Launcher from Play Store

Nokia Z Launcher is now also available in the Google Play Store. If your smartphone supports Play Store, download the launcher by clicking on the link below.

Download Nokia Z Launcher APK

If you do not have access to play store, you can still install Nokia Z Launcher on your Android smartphone by following the steps below.

  1. Enable Installation of Apps from Unknown Sources by going to Settings> Security and Checking the box next to Unknown sources.
    unknown sources nokia x
  2. Download APK File for Nokia Z Launcher from here.
  3. Tap on the Downloaded APK file to install it on your Android smartphone.
  4. Open Z Launcher and complete the tutorial.
  5. Press/tap the Home button, select Z Launcher and tap on Always.
  6. That’s it. Z Launcher is now set as default launcher on your Android smartphone

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19 Responses to Download Nokia Z Launcher for Android Phones

  1. Victor June 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    Can I have it work on my Nokia XL?

    • Narender Singh June 22, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Unfortunately, Nokia X Platform is not supported yet. It shows a Rooted Device error even when the phone is not rooted.

  2. Plinio June 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Unfortunately, the launcher needs to get activated on the first time. And to do this, it connects to the internet and send a request to Nokia. Because Nokia isn’t accepting more testers the app doesn’t get activated and doesn’t work! =\

    • Narender Singh June 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

      It surely sends a request to the Nokia Servers, but it actually installed fine for me (I did that after they stopped accepting new testers) and I published this post after that. Does the App show a warning or something to notify you that you’re not accepted into it?

  3. Plinio June 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Yes! The following message appear: “Activation failed! Please retry after we open up new activations.” =\ Maybe Nokia changed the way it activate in this version, I don’t know… I downloaded yesterday!

    • Narender Singh June 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

      Strange. I tried reinstalling on my phone and it seems to still work. If the way of activations is changed in the latest version, can you try this old (initial) version? I will update this post if you succeed there.

  4. Plinio June 22, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    I’ve tried this last one, but same message error: “Activation failed! Please retry after we open up new activations.”. I uninstalled, cleaned up and reinstalled, but same message! Maybe in the activation, Nokia collects the device ID and yours is already accepted for testing the launcher. If someone else could test to see if it’s working. I don’t have another android phone…

    • Narender Singh June 26, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      Hey Plinio
      Can you try this modded version shared by one of the reader?
      http://www.techmesto.com/download-nokia-z-launcher-apk-latest/comment-page-1/#comment-37804

      • Plinio June 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

        Yeah! Now it worked! No activation needed. =] And very cool too! Hope Nokia release this soon… Thanks Narender!

        • Narender Singh June 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

          All thanks to Mateus and you for confirming what Mateus said 🙂 Will go and update the post in case others need the launcher as well.
          One thing I am not sure is whether or not this modded version will get updates from Nokia. I hope they release it publicly soon 🙂

  5. ninoprimero June 24, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    It doesn’t work after install. It phones home and stops the set up.

    • Narender Singh June 24, 2014 at 8:48 am #

      Yep. They have stopped accepting new activations 🙁

  6. vasim ahmed June 25, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    Any work around guys

  7. MAteus June 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    After did all the steps successfully I receive the msg in the wealcome Start Page:
    “activation failed please retry after we open new activation”
    Do you know how to jump it?

    • Narender Singh June 25, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

      Unfortunately, no way yet. I hope somebody finds a way to skip the activation 🙁
      Or better Nokia ads more activation slots 😀

      • Rahul December 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

        Try lucky patcher…

  8. Mateus June 25, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    Hi everyon,
    to install, try this modded version:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2790333

    Works for me.

    • Narender Singh June 26, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      Thanks, Mateus. I hope this helps somebody 🙂

  9. jakir July 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Best app

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