How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Android 4.0 ICS

In a previous post I showed you How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OS X Lion, this time I have another transformation guide, to make your Ubuntu desktop look like Android Ice Cream Sandwich  4.0. Ice Cream Shell theme is a Gnome Shell, which is based on the default theme of Android 4.0. This theme can be easily applied in Gnome 3, by using the Gnome Tweak Tool. Below is a step by step guide to give your Ubuntu desktop the Android look.

Requirements:

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Instructions

Step 1: Download, extract the ICS Roboto font and install it.

Step 2: Install the Gnome Tweak Tool.

Step 3: Install the User-Theme GNOME Shell extension by entering the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme

Step 4: Hit ALT + F2, type R, followed by ENTER or simply log out and log back in for the changes to take effect.

Step 5: Launch the Gnome Tweak Tool and turn on “User Theme Extensions”, from Shell Extensions section.

Shell Extensions

Step 6: Download and extract the ICS Shell GNOME Shell theme to Home/Username/.Themes folder (create the directory if there is none).

Step 7: Launch the Gnome Tweak Tool and select the “Ice Cream Shell”.

Ice Cream Shell

The below screenshots display the UI changes that will be implemented after the installation of the Ice Cream Shell.

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For more information and updates, you can contact the developer, “tmario0” at devaintART. For more Ubuntu tips, tweaks and guides, keep visiting WML Cloud.

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2 thoughts on “How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Android 4.0 ICS

  1. Followed instructions exactly and the Ice Cream Sandwich theme is not visible in the Gnome Tweak Tool only showing Default theme, help……

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