How To Get iOS 11 Open / Close App Animation On Android

Here’s how you can get iOS 11 new open and close app animation on an Android device running version 5.0 and up.

If you are an Android device owner who simply cannot find it within you to move away from the world’s most popular mobile operating system across to iOS, but you happen to admire certain facets of iOS, and in particular iOS 11, then you really need to be reading this. Thanks to the hard work of a single XDA Developers forum member, mizdrake7, it is now possible to get the iOS 11 open/close app animations on any Android 5.0+ device.

Companies like Apple and Google are continuously using new versions of their platforms to tweak certain experiences. We all pay attention to the large wholesale changes which ship with new major versions of iOS and Android, but very few people, aside from the purists, pay attention to the relatively minor refinements, such as the new opening and closing animations of apps that form part of the iOS 11 experience.

For those Android fans out there who appreciate a relatively minor but overly positive improvement, it’s now possible to get them on the Android platform. Unfortunately, this isn’t just a simple case of heading to the Play Store and downloading an app that brings this new experience. Because it is essentially modifying the default behaviors of the Android platform, it requires a device running Android 5.0+ with a custom recovery installed, which simply put, means you need root access.

If you have that covered,  simply download the necessary ZIP file from here, and then flash it through a custom recovery onto the device itself, as long as that device is running Android 5.0 or above.

The provided installer also creates an internal backup of the stock Android open and close animation, meaning that if you don’t actually like the new iOS 11 default, or simply tired of having an Apple-behavior on an Android device, then it’s possible to roll back to stock quite easily. Of course, this type of installation and project does come with the usual warnings that device owners should actually have some knowledge of modifying an Android device, and in particular, knowledge of flashing packages and custom recoveries.

This isn’t exactly the most inspiring change, or the biggest project ever to come to Android, but it’s definitely one that will have some lasting appeal to those who like finer, subtler, modifications that make all of the difference when using a device.

(source: XDA Developers)

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