CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) APK

Version 1.15.1 - ru.whatau.cpl
Last updated: 2020-07-26

2nd generation Pixel Launcher home screen with many settings

CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.15.1 (31)
Apk Size5.88 MB
App Developerwhataudoinghere
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packageru.whatau.cpl.apk

Download CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) 1.15.1 APK

App Description

CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) is whatau,tools, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit whataudoinghere website who developed it. ru.whatau.cpl.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.15.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1475+ times on store. You can also download ru.whatau.cpl APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

The CPL project began as a fork of the Rootless Pixel Launcher from amirzaidi (Amir Zaidi), who added support for Google news feed and the 'At a Glance' widget to AOSP Launcher3 and also added many fixes to the original AOSP version. Gradually, CPL became a separate project that provides many options for customizing and fine-tuning the interface.

Notes for the Play Market Version: 

1. A complete list of features, solving some problems and other useful (and not quite) information can be found on the 4pda forum:


2. To enable the display of weather and Google news feeds, you need to install an additional plugin application, which can be found on the 4pda forum via the above link or on GitHub page:

3. The application was developed for devices with a 'clean' android, so the successful launch and operation of all functions on third-party shells (MIUI, EMUI, Samsung Experience, etc.) is not guaranteed.

4. The application requests administrator rights for the screen lock function; in some cases, prior revocation of rights is required to remove the application.

App ChangeLog

  • I’m afraid that the list of changes is so large that I don’t have enough characters for a full description (Of the most significant: a completely new and modern icon pack system with support for changing the shape of icons on any Android 6+ devices, a redesigned color accent system, advanced options for adapting to full-screen gestures. Of the less significant: search for hidden applications, revised animations and design, and other changes)

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

choose widgets
Allows the app to tell the system which widgets can be used by which app. An app with this permission can give access to personal data to other apps. Not for use by normal apps.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

close other apps
Allows the app to end background processes of other apps. This may cause other apps to stop running.

read Usage data
Provides access to device usage history and statistics. Usage data is aggregated into time intervals: days, weeks, months, and years.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

set wallpaper
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.

adjust your wallpaper size
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper size hints.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

read Home settings and shortcuts
Allows the app to read the settings and shortcuts in Home.

write Home settings and shortcuts
Allows the app to change the settings and shortcuts in Home.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. yasin vesalian-avatar

    I had a couple of days experience with this launcher and it's been great so far. it's fast and smooth and makes your phone look like you're running stock android but the only thing that's bothering me is that app closing animations aren't very smooth I don't know if it's because i use gestures on my phone or not but if these animations were as smooth as the rest of it it would have been the perfect launcher for me.

  2. Josh Boehm-avatar

    Okay.. I've only been using CPL Launcher for a few days, but so far I've been very please, and really only have on complaint.. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, but the weather on the At a glance widget will be fine one minute, and the next it's having these weird in and out spasms, don't know what's causing it, but it's all I've noticed thus far.. Otherwise, all the customization options are awesome.. Very pleased so far!! 👌🏼

  3. Chaoss Inc-avatar

    Almost perfect and close to getting me to switch over from Nova for the first time in almost a decade! So far I have a few issues though. I can't resize the Samsung calendar widget horizontally, just vertically. The icon generation option doesn't work unless select the "Generate adaptive icon background" option is selected. And there's some weird graphical glitches sometimes. If these issues gets addressed, it'll be a 5 star app and a Nova killer.

  4. Tania Nunes-avatar

    I have been looking for a launcher with good icon edit options and so far this is my fav, you get plenty similar icon alternatives and can also search by word! No ads is a super plus!! I love this launcher so much! It's missing just one thing to make it perfect for me: A-Z sidebar in the drawer. You can sort it alph but I got so many apps that scrolling to find a specific one is a pain. 🤧 Please let me know if you ever add this to the launcher. I would install again in a heartbeat! 🤞

  5. Pratham Vig-avatar

    Best launch for Android available but new updates are making it more of bugs version 1.14.4 was the best stable version with no bug I am using this version due to various bugs in latest ones. One main bug for me is app lock if you locks chrome browser & add any website to homescreen it doesn't work. It was working in 1.14.4 version but not working now.

  6. Kushagra Kasbi-avatar

    Edit 1: I'm having this wierd bug where everytime I try to open the widgets page a scroll down a bit it Force closes the launcher. Pls look into this. Device : Oneplus 7T Pro on Android 10. OP: This launcher came out of nowhere and just stole the show. Best Pixel Launcher alternative with almost all the necessary customisation needed plus it's fluid, fast and smooth. Great Job Devs. I'll will donate for sure.

  7. Nikola Rabra-avatar

    Great launcher. I am using it in all my devices. Great speed and customization options. I have some suggestions, to enable option to display apps in list view for apps in app drawer since sometimes is hard to find speciffic app in grid view on phones (as in Evie), change font type and size.

  8. Gerardo OD-avatar

    There are some things to be changed, but I think it's the best launcher could I see before. Anyway, I have found a bug, with "See the app installation progress", after it finishes the loading icon in app drawer is visible yet and it doesn't disappear.

  9. Vikthor King-avatar

    This is the most amazing launcher I've ever encountered though I prefer using the main phone launcher... This is smooth, efficient, fast, light with a whole lots of customization. But there's just a thing, it's not a big deal, like it's not a problem at all but people who knows about this amazin launcher will die more for it if that would be added. Just an option (drawer type) like; List, vertical and horizontal. I'm not sure there's more to this. If there's more then we'll look forward to it.

  10. Kalaga Arun-avatar

    Awesome features... I love to customise my home screen by this app... can make my experience even better than Pixel !! I love using this app... But some minor details to be improved... such as At A Glance has no option for big clock... and that's something everyone wants in their home page.. icons are confined to grid ... hate it...

  11. Force User-avatar

    everything is working great except some apps disappearing from the home screen (Poweramp app does this) when I for example go in to the CPL settings from the home screen. Also the weather at a glance does not work. tried everything I could find online :/ how do I fix this?

  12. Riley Smith-avatar

    Absolutely Fantastic! This is quite simply the best launcher in the world. Many features, easy to use and very aesthetically pleasing. The animations are smooth and it absolutely transforms an older phone right into a new one. 11/10 :D

  13. T C W-avatar

    The beat launcher i have ever seen so far. Suggestion - i just want to see the application restore/close animation to their default position like in Android 10 in CPL as well. Please pay your attention for this and develop that feature.

  14. Avi H-avatar

    I have been an avid user for nova launcher. I even had the premium one. But once I used this it's been my daily driver ever since. Works flawlessly, and it's buttery smooth. The animations are amazing and so is the customisation. This is arguably the best and the cleanest Android launcher that I've encountered. Keep it up fam 💯💯💯💯

  15. Naresh Rawat-avatar

    Why cant we set the accent color? The color we set seems to be different when applied. For instance i applied the color DE6131 (ROG 2 ORANGE), it sets some pinkish orange. I donno y??? 5 stars if i havent encountered such bug.

  16. Munayem Saffat-avatar

    This contains no ad and totally user friendly. So many customisation options. Just amazed. Keep it up. Really thumbs up for this type of user friendly launcher. Have been looking for this type of clean interface for a long time. Love from BD.

  17. Hari Krishnan-avatar

    awesome launcher.. but one only problem that ive faced is that,while using this as my default laucher i am not able to see my recent apps section .. my phone is honor 7x running on emui 9.1.. plz help me to solve this problem.. because this is the only problem that forces me to use the stock launcer because i do use recent apps section a lot for multitasking..

  18. Ali R. Al-Attab-avatar

    Ali R. Al-Attab


    After using more than 20 launchers, this launcher is the perfect one! you can feel the Android 10 features specially the app open animation. Great Job and looking for improving the app closing animation like the one UI 2

  19. Daniel Wright-avatar

    Really like it, though it causes issues with OnePlus and their gesture system. I can't seem to activate the left and right swipe to cycle through my open apps on the home screen.

  20. Sahin Biswas-avatar

    Every thing is good.No problem at all except pubg.I use havoc os 3.5 .I installed cpl..After this when i go to play Pubgm the game after playing sometime,the game closed automatically.. every time happen same.i uninstalled cpl ..game works normal.no more crashes..8

  21. Lord Aranorde-avatar

    ✅Lightweight and uses very low RAM. ✅Deepest customisation ✅I have used over 20 launchers today, this is by far the best. ✅1 week in, no issues! Thanks.

  22. Daniel Slate-avatar

    Love this launcher, smart and has lots of functionality. There's only a small issue I have found so far, the notification badges only seem to appear for WhatsApp and no other app like email, phone, normal messages...if anyone or the devs could help with this it would be deeply appreciated!

  23. Kisaragi-avatar

    It's great launcher. Using this launcher though i didn't use it as copy of pixel launcher. I love the feature, It's simple, especially the swipe up and swipe down gesture.

  24. Vishesh Nigam-avatar

    Not working. Crashing all the time. Search is not working as it shows no results when searching for apps like gallery or file manager despite being there active and not hidden when looked through app slider personally. 1 🌟 for the app and performance and 💩 for the app working. Please improve the app for us to continue using it. Thanks.

  25. Ricky Alif Nur Azza-avatar

    Ricky Alif Nur Azza


    Finally~ I found the pixel launcher that I needed ♥️ but sometimes, crashed a few times when after I changed some customizations. (Edit) And now, CPL launcher suddenly returned to the default launcher.

  26. taufiq sabirin-avatar

    Great launcher. It would've been perfect for ability to create group of apps in app drawer, swipe dock to access hidden app, and adjust position of At A Glance.

  27. Matthew Robson-avatar

    Really good. Snappy, no adverts and as close as you can get to stock on a Samsung. Thank you!

  28. Koushikchandran Saravanan-avatar

    Koushikchandran Saravanan


    Suddenly stopped working, not even able open the app, I've been using it for almost 2 years.. now it stopped working all off a sudden

  29. Chun Ming Lee-avatar

    Smooth and fast launcher. But, it can't restore home screen layout. Please fix it. Thanks.

  30. Sarth Vyas-avatar

    After the recent update,it's crashing and everytime it ask me to set it as the default browser also it removes the homescreen icons one by one. Apart from that it's a nice application.

  31. Dominic Tiatia-avatar

    Been using this launcher for a long time now, it is great! Initially had a few problems but the Devs have been good with updates and now this launcher is simply the perfect one for me.

  32. Aniel Mac-avatar

    😍 THANKS FOR 3 ICONS IN DOCK OPTION. ⭐ 🔷Space between 3 icons is too large, Please make the space smaller. 🔷 Option to adjust Homescreen Icon and Dock Icon sizes separately.🔷 Notification badge should be shown even if cleared Swipe from Notification status Bar. 🔷Option for Horizontal Scroll Pages in App drawer !!

  33. Qazi Shahid-avatar

    So many customisation options makes this app a complete package. There may be minor bugs but overall this launcher is comparable to any other customisable launcher like Nova. Use it as a daily launcher

  34. Aftab Alam-avatar

    Best replacement for Samsung launcher. Finally I got something worthy to get rid of Samsung UI and Finder app, in my note 9. I was always looking for pixel or oneplus launcher for Samsung phone to make it fast.

  35. Yuno-avatar

    Has a couple major bugs. The widgets panel doesn't show up at all and sometimes the app drawer doesn't either. Also I wish the settings had a search feature because otherwise it's really hard to find things.

  36. Mehdi mFat-avatar

    Amazing launcher. I use a swipe down to search gesture on the home screen. I wish the animation was smoother and the app list didn't move up when I swipe down.

  37. Ian Vergel Cuevas-avatar

    Ian Vergel Cuevas


    Great, It workss well and fine, as if it's not a third party application plus it's animation was buttery silky smooth

  38. Abdullah the believer-avatar

    Abdullah the believer


    Nice launcher but needs some more features like different styles for apps in the drawer e,g horizontal,list,vertical+list etc,applock,more than one dock pages,all app icon in the dock_ hope will see them soon in the next update.

  39. Ganesh Potdar-avatar

    The app is great but in new update there is an bug in accent color selection.i hope in next updat it'll be get fixed.and one more thing is that the endof list effect in appdrawer is soo annoying,it should get removed for better experience.

  40. Mark Erzuah Siam-avatar

    Mark Erzuah Siam


    It is a good launcher but I think it should be better optimized for low end devices as even swiping to open the app drawer feels laggy.

  41. Leo Reinworth-avatar

    A beautiful launcher, that's everything it claims to be. No hidden payments, no "premium" features, just endless customisation and endless opportunities. 5/5 my favourite launcher yet!

  42. Sanjay Baidya-avatar

    I am using it with Android 10 navigation gestures. Whenever i go home it takes 2-3 seconds to show the home page. Please help

  43. Zero James-avatar

    Super slow if you have a lot of icons and folders on the desktop. I'm on my marshmallow s5

  44. Echo Juwana-avatar

    The infinite scrolling doesn't work when I swipe to most left from my main screen, I want it to rotate. Otherwise it's great..

  45. Asif Qureshi-avatar

    I had been using Nova for years untill I came across CPL and now I am glued with it. Aesthetically pleasing with tons of customization makes it my current favorite. Using from almost an year.

  46. Brett World-avatar

    You should add some customisation of- at a glance to show some notifications and activities, home screen search bar and an ambient theme as well.

  47. Aashish Chaudhary-avatar

    Aashish Chaudhary


    Best launcher in the play store with all features. I haven't seen this type of launcher so far. Thank you to the developers hard work and dedication to this app.

  48. Jan Peterka-avatar

    Love possibility to hide names under icons. Love changing app icons. Love renaming apps in drawer. Bug: sometimes after apps update, they get original name and icon

  49. Arghya Karforma-avatar

    Arghya Karforma


    Absolutely ad free experience. So many features. Above all stock Android launcher.

  50. Skyward Toast-avatar

    Makes Samsung UI look watered down. Please add option to remove background for icons and 5 stars. Can't go back to original after switching

  51. Hoang Thong Bui-avatar

    Hoang Thong Bui


    quite fine, but sometimes crashed and slow performance on android 10, please fix !

  52. Zak-avatar

    Amazing! It's really light on your phone's CPU and overall, amazing.

  53. Debarghaya Mukherjee-avatar

    Debarghaya Mukherjee


    Absolutely beautiful and smooth apps with unlimited customisation option loved it its my day to day launcher from now on.

  54. Stefanos Zenonos-avatar

    Stefanos Zenonos


    I love this launcher it's super customizable and looks very clean just like the pixel! Thank you for making this!

  55. nav k-avatar

    Best launcher ever This has so much options to customise that I didn't even realise how useful they could be before trying out this launcher. The best part is it being free. Please support the dev if possible by donating for such an awesome launcher

  56. I Gede Yoga Anantawijaya-avatar

    I Gede Yoga Anantawijaya


    Great laucher, perfect. I have a request, could the developer please give option to resize the carret? And also please make the options to make the app drawer into list menu available. Thank you.

  57. Akash Kachhaway-avatar

    Akash Kachhaway


    This app offers a true Pixel launcher experience with additional customizations and settings like changing icon packs, fonts etc.

  58. Love 21-avatar

    best launcher ... I've tried 50+ launcher but this is adfree and smooth... developers are not greedy like others do....love from india ...keep it up...and please add donation details inside the app...thanks

  59. Puneet kumar-avatar

    It's amazingly perfect. I have a request "Can you let the user access apps whose icon is hidden from app drawer through a gesture?"

  60. Ash Ali-avatar

    The most best, simple and deep Launcher. I'm not going back from it until I have Android 10.

  61. a nd-avatar

    wish there would be tabs and folders in the app drawer, be able to use it at the same time, and have folders in each tabs.




    One of the best launcher ever. Very smooth and clean. Awesome launcher. I am using nova launcher long time. Now I am the fan of cpl. Thank team

  63. Charles Otieno-avatar

    Its good and has been favourite but this last update,the symbols are greyed plus switches,dev look on it

  64. Omri Levin-avatar

    Very smooth, so far no glitches, very customisable

  65. Wilfredo Perez-avatar

    I would give a 5 stars I you guys could add an option to sort the apps drawer icon by name, install date, usage frequency etc

  66. Werner Gerber-avatar

    Great launcher. Easy to use, lots of options.

  67. Mahram Al Hasan-avatar

    Mahram Al Hasan


    Can't beeing able to use Full screen gestures, Expecting a bit more customization

  68. Toby Henderson-Londono-avatar

    Toby Henderson-Londono


    Amazing but no way to centre wallpapers without creating 2 pages and turn reverse wallpaper scroll on

  69. dirus albert-avatar

    The best launcher there is... and it's totally ad free..... Incredible!. Who ever made this needs a medal. Thanks so much for this awesome launcher

  70. Arafat Rahaman-avatar

    App drawer search isn't working.. when i try to search any app it shows cpl has stopped..

  71. Shafeeq Mukadam-avatar

    Shafeeq Mukadam


    🌲 Ithink free try rrrdd theWelcome to here.Welcome to Gboard clipboard, any text that you copy will be saved here.

  72. Emrul Basher-avatar

    Awesome launcher. Chrome widget missing in the list.

  73. Oz Mcbride-avatar

    Wow the only launcher that feels great with Android 10 gestures without root running on Pixel 4xl keep up the awesome work

  74. Tim Koken-avatar

    Its a great app but it doesn't work with android 10 gestures on my tab s6

  75. Ashutosh Date-avatar

    Notification dots not working on my Pocophone F1. How can i fix it?

  76. Rajagopalan Chakrapany-avatar

    Rajagopalan Chakrapany


    The Search issue in the app drawer exists; the app is force closing.

  77. sayed raza-avatar

    Horizontal screen padding is disabled by itself and i cant tweak it why ???

  78. Aydın Qasımov-avatar

    Aydın Qasımov


    The Best Free Launcher that you can possibly get (remember to donate to the developer)

  79. SEIZ_Lysz-avatar

    My best launcher for now, with many features but really smooth

  80. Esmail A Esmail-avatar

    Esmail A Esmail


    Great launcher fast and smooth I hope we can put the apps in folders in the app drawer.

  81. Satyam Nagvekar-avatar

    Satyam Nagvekar


    Smoothest laucher only one con is thatat home screen once locked it doesn't unlock unless phone needs to restart

  82. Sreenivasa Rao Lingamallu-avatar

    Sreenivasa Rao Lingamallu


    Crashing everytime on settings screen. Useless.

  83. Teko Derick Mamaribe-avatar

    Teko Derick Mamaribe


    Wonderful launcher, works as well. Highly recommended

  84. Ved Aryan-avatar

    Add more a dedicated option with more customisation for at a glance

  85. Avinash NK-avatar

    Fingerprint lock for app is good. But anyone can access your settings through status bar ,and can access locked apps

  86. TheLastPeg-avatar

    ToNs of thanks for this wonderful Pixel layout. I have faced one 1/2 issues last month. 01. While searching on GoogleApp it's keep on searching till timed out. Please fix this. 02. After tweaks few things inside CPL & when you landed on home screen the containing app folders greyed out. I had to restart to troubleshoot the issue. That's the reason I haven't tweaked anything from last month. But I think you guys are already fixed that on previous update. Notification dots are also improved. 👍🤩

  87. Marc Vendetta-avatar

    The new update is not that great, when setting the accent colour(theme) it's not what I choose it, it is washed out, I choose bright red, but it came out as pink. And the previous animation when opening app drawer was better. I regret my update, it was great before, now it's useless. I found the previous version on the internet, I won't be installing the new update any time soon.

  88. Vishal Rawat-avatar

    After choosing the black theme and apply to the settings, when I open the settings its opening appears white and then black settings will appear. Please make black the opening of settings

  89. Ryder GT3-avatar

    Does what it is meant for. Customizable yet simple.

  90. Kishan Singh Rawat-avatar

    Kishan Singh Rawat


    In setting, behaviour, Please give remove option of lock method in behaviour, settings

  91. sohaib dank-avatar

    One of the best luncher...but Android 10 gesturs not working..do something for that

  92. tbgamer __-avatar

    The notification dots sometimes just go away for no reason and the only way to get them back is by uninstalling and installing the app, also can't get the weather on the 'at a glance' widget even with the plug in installed. Other than that is the best launcher ever really fast and really smooth.

  93. MUHAMMAD TalHa-avatar

    Really hating the new apps popping animation when scrolling through app drawer (allApps), Also can we get the option of having different icons for desktop (HomeSceeen) and AppDrawer (AllApps) for the same app like nova launcher does?

  94. Peter Kruger-avatar

    Generally works great with good customization options. My only criticism has been that the At a Glance widget has been really freaking out with temperature. It rapidly flashes between two temperatures for several minutes at a time. Samsung Galaxy S9.

  95. Sony Jose Malayil-avatar

    Sony Jose Malayil


    By far the best total customisation app!! Thanks team for the wonderful creation!!!

  96. ARNAB GHOSH-avatar

    Some settings aren't working on my phone, I don't know if it's the app or my phone's fault, but i still like it, it's light and fast with lots of customisation. And i think it drains battery less than my system launcher

  97. Liam Strain-avatar

    Much better improvement think you did a typo with "swipe down for resent apps" also why on earth did you remove the option to make individual icons adaptive????

  98. Mert Oztopcu-avatar

    Your launcher is the best But ever since an update you pushed a while ago some app widgets stopped working Such as (stuff) app widget, which I use a lot. Stopped clicking on the different notes And when I switch to other launchers it works so the problem is definitely in the CPL

  99. Hemant Kamat-avatar

    I've been using this app for the last few years. This recent update has broken one feature - sorting apps by name in the app drawer. If I rename any app, it sorts based on the original name and not the new name. Please fix this. Thanks!

  100. Sjn-avatar

    It does not count the notifications of unread messages of apps like other launchers do. If I dismiss the notification from the dropdown panel, the counter badge disappears as well. I think it's better if the badge displays unread notifications.