Looks like Christmas come…a couple days late. There is an alpha version of CM9‘s new Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher, “Trebuchet”, available for you to download onto your ICS ROM. Looks like a developer by the name nebkat has created a thread over at XDA to download the APK file. Now just remember this is an alpha version of the launcher, so it is not going to be up to par quite yet. Many of us were wondering what is going to be so different between this launcher and the stock launcher, so now we get a sneak peek of what is to come.


  • Custom number of Homescreens ☑
  • Enable/Disable Persistent Search Bar ☑
  • Separated Apps/Widgets in Drawer ☑
  • Resize Any Widget ☑
  • Show and Fade Scrolling Indicator in Homescreen and Drawer ☑
  • Enable/Disable Auto-Rotate ☑
  • Drawer Apps Sorting (Title, Install Date) ☑

Planned Features

  • Infinite Scrolling
  • Dock (Custom pages and size)
  • Transition Effects (Homescreen and Drawer)
  • Backup and Restore

I, like a lot of you, have tried out Nova Launcher for my ICS ROM and that launcher definitely improves the stock ICS launcher, so I am curious on what the boys of CyanogenMod have done here. Give it a shot. Let us know what you guys think of it.

Launcher thread: Trebuchet Launcher

  • aseem

    Wiill it work on gb

    • David Pena

      No you need to have at least Android 4.0.3

  • lolroflqwerty

    Its pretty vanilla at this point, but its really smooth on Passion V8 for Vibrant. I’m just happy to get rid of the persistent search bar. It has ton of potential, though. I’m sure it will be super awesome by the time CM9 is out.

  • carz12

    my aosp ics rom for nexus s has all that added to the launcher