How to Install Kitkat Google Launcher on Any Android

As we all know, Android 4.4 Kitkat has released few days ago and Nexus 5 is the first smartphone which is powered with the latest version of android. Countless new features and apps are available with the latest Kitkat, and Google launcher is one of them. Currently the launcher is most exclusive to the Nexus 5. I am saying this because according to sources the new launcher will not be receivable for another Android smartphones.

But you shouldn't worry about it because a solution is available now for all the Androids. All credit goes to XDA developer who impressively managed to get the new launcher from the Nexus 5 factory image.

So, if you really very excited to use the new launcher and you don't have Nexus 5 phone then no need to be worry, in this article I will show you How to Install Kitkat Google Launcher on Any Android smartphone. Read and follow all the given instructions very watchfully.

Kitkat Google Launcher

Note: There is no need to root your device and also no need to install any another desktop app or drivers to accomplished this process on your android smartphone.

Only you will have to download and install three different apk files on your smartphone. These files have been tested on many devices like Samsung Galaxy 4, LG Nexus 4 and all launcher work fine without appearing any problem.

Steps to install Google Launcher 
  • (1) Firstly, Download the Android Home Launcher of KitKat 4.4 from here and extract the downloaded folder on your desktop.
  • (2) After extracting, on the folder you will be able to see three apk files such as PrebuiltGmsCore.apk, Velvet.apk and GoogleHome.apk file.
  • (3) Now move all these three apk files on your android smartphone through USB cable from your PC.
  • (4) When the files are moved successfully on your phone, please disconnect the phone from PC.
  • (5) Now go to File manager on your smartphone and browse for these three files that you moved on your device from PC.
apk files of Kitkat Google Launcher
  • (6) You have to install all the three apk files one by one on your Android smartphone and just follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.
  • (7) When the installation process is finished, simply press the Home Button in your smartphone to select the Google launcher as your default.
  • (8) Congratulation! You have done.
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