The Cyanogenmod ROM is probably one of the most used ROMs on the Android OS and after CM7, CM9 really popular. Cyanogenmod ROMs don’t offer too much in terms of eye candy or a skin over the Android OS like Timescape or Sense, however, they are really smooth, fluid and feature several tweaks. If you don’t really want eye candy or a beautiful skin over vanilla Android, then Cyanogenmod 9 is the perfect option. Also, it is the best ROM if you are solely interested in performance. Trebucher Launcher is the official launcher or “home” from the CM9 ROM and if you don’t want to install the entire ROM and just need the smoothness of the ROM, then this is the perfect option. The Trebuchet launcher for Android ICS brings the smooth and fluid CM9 experience to all Android devices without having to install the full ROM.
Trebuchet launcher doesn’t only bring the CM9 experience, but it also brings several new tweaks and features. You can have as many homescreens as you want. Persistent search bar is always present in Android ICS vanilla ROMs which cannot be removed. However, Trebuchet launcher lets your disable the search bar as well. The launcher also brings the popular separation of widgets and apps in the app drawer.
You can also resize widgets on the homescreen, which most ROMs lack. You can also enable the fading scrolling indicator, both, on the homescreen and in the app drawer. You can also switch between auto-rotation or portrait mode. The launcher also lets you sort various apps in the app drawer by title or by recently installed.
You can download the apk file using this link. You need to have a rooted device in order to install the launcher. If the apk file doesn’t install, you will need to manually place the apk file in the system/ folder.