If you own a Verizon-branded Samsung Galaxy Note II, you will never forget what carrier you have. Verizon went over and above what most other carriers do to brand their phones – not only is there a very large Verizon 4G LTE logo taking up most of the back of the phone, but the carrier also decided to put its logo on the home button on the front of the phone. And it’s been getting a lot of flak for this move ever since.
Luckily, a member at XDA has a solution if you are hating the Verizon logo on your home button. Rockstar52 is making vinyl overlays in 12 colors that are custom cut to fit your home button perfectly. The overlays are made of automobile grade vinyl, which means that it is designed to stick for over six years.
I contacted Rockstar52 and wanted to order a few colors of the overlays so that I could test them out and write a review of them. He decided to send me all 12 of the colors he currently has available, which are:
- Gloss Black
- Black Carbon Fiber
- Dark Blue
- Polished Silver
- Diamond Plate
I decided to go with the black carbon fiber overlay for my home button. I wanted it to blend into the rest of the phone, but add just a touch of flair, and the carbon fiber does exactly that.
The vinyl is thin enough that it doesn’t stick up far enough to catch on anything. I also like that the carbon fiber has a little bit of texture to it. As you can see in the picture it covers up that Verizon logo perfectly.
If you want to order your own set of vinyl overlays, you can do that by heading to Rockstar52’s newly launched website, linked below. There isn’t a ton of information on the website yet, but it does have a functional order system. The overlays are $0.95 for a set of five, plus $0.55 for shipping. For $1.50, you can get rid of that Verizon logo on your home button. He also just recently released vinyl back covers as well. The back covers are $2.50 each, and he has the same colors available as the home button overlays so they can match.[Rockstar Overlays & Custom Vinyl Graphics | xda-developers]