Android is most customizable mobile operating system and it has proved it many times. For rooted users there is a big world to explore but Android users who have not rooted their device can use launchers, icon packs and widgets get a fresh look and feel of their old Android device. We have already told you about the Themer and Xposed Framework which provide easy options to customize your device interface.
We are here with the best icon sets that are available for free. I collaborated with a team of Android users who are my friends and introduced them to different icon sets available for free on Google Play store. I gave everyone a different Icon set to use for a couple of days and then we all get to gather and discussed about the apps. I selected the best 5 Icon sets available for Android Phone and Tablet users. Most of these Icon sets are compatible with Nova launcher, Apex Launcher, ADW theme, and Go Launcher.
Best Free Icon Pack sets for Android phone and Tablet users
Moonshine icon pack: Inspired by material design UI, Moonshine is the one of the most updated and awesome icon pack and the best part is that, it’s free. There are more than 660 vector designed icon in HD resolution. It also includes custom made wallpaper and works with most of the launchers. Developer is very dedicated and updates the icon pack bi-weekly.
Voxel Icon Pack for Android: This is one of the most updated and largest icon pack for Android you will get on Play Store and that too for free. There is lot of design languages that has been bought together to design this and Voxel packs around 968 icons with nautilus wallpaper and they are increasing.
MiniMalico: If you are looking for an Android L like theme on your Android then Minimalico will suit you. Its square flat design and minimalist design approach is awesome. You will get 300+ icons and 7 wallpapers.
MIUI 5 Icon Pack: If like the Miui ROMs look and feel, then this is the Icon pack you will love. Small icons look lovely and there are 1900+ icons and the latest updated adds 30+ more. This is very popular among Android users due to its well polished and shiny locks. There are other MIUI based Icon sets available in play store that are paid but provide a better rendering on HD screens.
Holo Icons: Most of the Android users have already tried the Holo theme. It is one of the great apps that helped Android Froyo and Gingerbread users to get the Ice Cream Sandwich look and feel. Holo icons give a flat user interface and you will love them. Compatible to most of the Android launchers and themes this works on Tablets as well as phones.
Sense 5 Icons: HTC sense is a user interface and launcher exclusively available to HTC device users. This app is a rip off Sense 5 styled icons and wallpapers. Works with smart, Go, Nova, Apex, ADW, Action and Holo Launchers. They are flat and looks awesome if you mix them with wallpaper provided with the package.
Tiny White Icon Pack: This is a simple design from well known Android designer Samantha Conner. She has done it pretty well and made it available in the Green version icon pack as well. Compatible with most of the launcher it looks stunning on Nova and Holo launcher mixed with some dark wallpaper.
PlayCon Icon pack for Android: A pack of 200+ Icons mixed with colors and looks great on Light as well as the Dark User interface. This is simple but good enough for a free icon set.
Square Icon Pack: Turn your Android experience into a refreshingly unique look. Square Icon Pack creates a small square tile like look available on WIndows Phone and Windows 8.1. Even the Google Drive and Chrome icon turns into an awesome looking square tile. The premium version has more icons than free one.
Min Icon set for Android: This simple app covers more than 570 App icons and gives a minimal flat look to the Android theme you are currently using. Every icon has a small white minimal flat design and looks awesome on Halo and other minimal themes.
Elegance: A totally different outlook to Icon Design, Elegance offers more than 1200 icons that are more detailed and gradient. One of the most awesome free icon pack set for Android I have ever seen. For people who want more than a flat minimal look and go ahead to some chunky 3D look.
Lips Icons: Developed by Vanessaem its almost rated 5 stars on Play store. The Icons are made for HD screen. This Icon pack is applicable to Apex, Nova, ADW and Holo Launcher.
Peek Icon Pack for Android: This is another recently launched icon pack for Android users. Its free and awesome, simple and elegant.
Yoma Icon pack: This is a premium Icon pack so costs $2. I think its pretty worthy as the developer has packed more than 870 icons, Custom wallpaper, 1080p full HD support.
Stickers Icon pack for Android: I came across this icon pack and fell in love with it. The design is awesome and once installed you will experience the difference. Its minimal and clean design that has more than 241 icons.
Nano icon pack: Rezza Woran is a new developer but he has done magically well this time, Nano is a new icon pack for Android which looks awesome. It’s not free but I can’t resist to keep it on this list. Nano has a square icon design with rounded corners, and provide a very pretty look to any Android theme. There are more than 1900 custom icons in the pack.
We are working on an Android customization and theming book that will help Android users to get the knowledge about the best way to get the awesome Android user Interface tweaked as per their need.