Back to stock: get the Nexus look on any Android phone


If you’ve ever shopped for an Android smartphone, you’ve undoubtedly encountered a conundrum: the best hardware is all too often spoiled by terrible software. Nearly five years after the HTC G1 brought Android to the market, manufacturers are still slathering questionable visual tweaks and half-baked software features all over their latest devices, slowing the interface and consuming valuable battery life.

Fortunately, app developers have been hard at work creating alternatives to these ill-conceived customizations, and they’ve done it without the need for “rooting” or hacking your phone at all. Unlike iOS, every version of Android allows you to install replacements for a variety of UI elements. Some things, like menus, settings, and…

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