What To Do: If You Want To Change App Icons Or Apk File Names On An Android Device

Change App Icons Or Apk File Names On An Android Device

The great thing about Android devices is how easy you can customize or change the OS.  What’s not so easy to customize is the look of your OS. Making changes to the root of your OS is not really something that every OEM supports.

You can download and install themes to change the look of your interface and, there are a few apps that allow you to change individual elements of the interface.  For example, if you want to change the Icon of your Facebook app.

App cloning is when we have apps of the same name and maybe with the same icons on you file.  This can make it difficult for you to know which of these two apps is the one that you want to launch.  To make things easier, you need to make sure that the names of the apps are different or the icons are different.

Apk Editor can take care of the problem of app cloning.  In this post, were going to show you how you can download and install Apk Editor on and Android device.  We are also going to walk you through on how to use it to change app icons and Apk file names.


Downloads Required:

Apk Editor: Link

Java Runtime Environment: Link

How to Use Apk Editor:

Change Apk Name:

  1. Open Apk Editor
  2. Open and drag the Apk file you want to change onto it.
  3. Once the app has been read successfully, click on the Properties tab.
  4. Click the app name and name and Change it, Change the Mode to Apktool instead of QuaZIP.
  5. Click on Pack APK to remake the Apk with its new name.

Change Apk Icon:

  1. Open Apk Editor.
  2. Drag the Apk file you want to change onto it.
  3. After the apk is read successfully, you should see different dimensions of the icon.
  4. The dimension size will depends on what device it will be installed.
  5. Right-Click and choose image you want to use as icon.
  6. The size will be automatically changed.
  7. Re-Pack the apk and install it on your device


Have you used Apk Editor?

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  1. selenea April 6, 2018 Reply