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One UI 4.0 lets you use icon packs from Play Store, but…


Last updated: September 17th, 2021 at 11:46 UTC+02:00

The first Android 12-based One UI 4.0 beta firmware update brings about tons of new features, small and large. We detailed many of these changes over the past couple of days, and we’ll continue to do so as more features and changes get discovered. Speaking of, you might be happy to learn that One UI 4.0 beta finally lets you download and install icon packs from the Google Play Store. However, there is a catch.

Icon packs found at the Google Play Store are not usually compatible with One UI, but the new one UI 4.0 beta build addresses this shortcoming, to a degree, at least. Beta testers with access to Good Lock can now download and install icon packs from the Play Store through the Theme Park module released in 2019.

3rd party icon pack devs could add native One UI 4.0 support soon

Obviously, this process is not as straightforward as installing the icon packs directly from the Play Store, but it’s a lot better than the alternative of not having access at all. Besides, with icon packs from the Play Store now coming to One UI 4.0 through Good Lock Theme Park, there’s a high probability that developers will eventually bake One UI 4.0 support right into their icon packs, thus eliminating the need for Theme Park.

Until that happens, One UI 4.0 users will be able to acquire Play Store icon packs as long as they have access to the Theme Park module. Sadly, Good Lock is not available in every market, so there still are some limitations. It supports only a handful of modules in One UI 4.0 beta — though Theme Park is obviously included.

If you want to install Play Store icon packs on your Galaxy S21 running One UI 4.0 beta, open Theme Park and choose to create a new theme. Then, tap “download” in the “third-party icon packs” section and wait to be redirected to the Google Play Store.

Update: As pointed out by our readers, third-party icon packs are also supported through Theme Park on Samsung’s foldable phones running One UI 3.1.1.

Via FirmwarePhone Android 12Good LockGoogleGoogle Play StoreOne UIOne UI 4.0Theme Park
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