Androidify updated – Almost works on Galaxy Nexus

Rocking a Galaxy Nexus? Missing being able to create some fun Android themed avatars? Well fret no more as Google have you covered… sort of.

For reasons unknown, Androidify always refused to play nicely on Android Ice Cream Sandwich with frequent force closures on launch. Google has released a minor update in the Android market to take care of bug fixes and memory usage however the app still misbehaves on ICS devices. There is a simple workaround that will have you designing your own Droids in no time at all. All you need to do is navigate to the settings menu and select the ‘developer options’ menu. Scroll down to ‘Force GPU rendering’ and ensure the box isn’t checked. All that’s left to do now is fire up the app and get your creative juices flowing.

Check out the link below to grab the update.

Android Market


About the Author: Chris Stewart

Originally from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, I'm now living in the UK's second city, Birmingham. I've had a passion for gadgets from a very young age, it all started with my Commodore 64 at the tender age of 2 years old. I purchased my first mobile phone aged 17 and it was from there the obsession began. Having now gone through 33 phones in 13 years it's safe to say my passion for phones is alive and well! My current phone is the Galaxy Nexus as I'm a big fan of the pure Android experience. I've been working in the Banking industry for the past 10 years and I'm currently working in Human Resources for one of the World's largest Retail Banks. I spend my spare time with my wonderful wife and young family and when I'm not fiddling with phones and tablets I can be found playing football (soccer for you guys in the States!), watching Mixed Martial Arts, tinkering with cars or listening to music.


  • Anonymous

    Since the default option for Forced GPU Rendering is off, it shouldn’t affect most users.