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Install Android 4.4 KitKat with the Stock Apps on your Android Phone

The Android 4.4 KitKat OS was just launched alongside the flagship smartphone Nexus 5 from Google, and it comes with some excellent new and very much refreshed applications which one would want to try right away. Most of these apps would make the experience of the Android OS different and better, and not just the users, but the mobile enthusiasts and general reviewers would look to make the best out of the OS.

For someone who actually wanted to have an entire experience and walk through of the new OS version, there are several apps that you need to install and make it look like a totally new ROM on your device. The apps that we have got, would enhance not just the user experience but the change for the developers to make something on the basis of this new UI that is to come in several devices very soon.

Android KitKat on LG G2

The apps that are included in the pack we share, include the Launcher apps:

  • Google’s new Experience (Ok Google)
  • PrebuiltGmsCore
  • Velvet

And the other ones include:

  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Email
  • Gallery
  • Hangouts
  • Keyboard

Android KitKat 1 Android KitKat 3 Android KitKat 2

There are obviously quite a lot of changes, and you need to just save the launcher as the default one after the installation, and it’s read to go. If at all you have a problem while installing the APK files, it’s because of the permissions to install the external apps. For that, you would need to go to Settings > Security and under the administrator settings, allow the installation of apps from external sources. That would help in the app installation.

If you are already using one of the stock ROMs, like the earlier Android versions in Nexus devices, it won’t be much different but still yes you get to experience the Android KitKat on any Android phone of yours. Don’t expect that to replace everything. And if at all it isn’t installing well on your smartphone, don’t over-try it as there would be some compatibility issues, like the “Clock” app which wasn’t opening in the LG G2.

Here are a few screenshot comparisons showing how the Interface changes after the installation of the Android 4.4 KitKat apps on your Android phone, and it’s the LG G2 smartphone which we tried this on, thus the changes are well noticeable. The stock apps look quite neat as always, and we expect them to do the best job when you talk of compatibility, but lets see which devices the actual KitKat version is heading to, in the coming time.

Android KitKat Calendar

Android KitKat Gallery

Android KitKat Hangouts

Android KitKat Launcher

You can download the Android KitKat OS stock apps and install them, by going to the following link: Download.

This could be pretty useful and helpful to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus users who are already disappointed by the reason that Google isn’t sending the KitKat update to the Galaxy Nexus as it crossed the 18-month window period.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Swanand

    November 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Camera app crashes when tried to switch on the panorama mode. Clock app doesn’t open at all. Didn’t try keyboard although. Gallery seems good and flawless. When I started uninstalling all of them my device restarted automatically.

    P.S. I tested this on Galaxy Grand GT-I9082. I tested Gallery, Clock and Camera. Prebuiltgmscore didn’t install at all. I didn’t install rest others.

  2. Younes ADIL

    November 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Impossible to install : PrebuiltGmsCore.apk ? Why ?

  3. Tushar Mokal

    November 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Not able to download through the link. Please help with the alternate link.

  4. Jagathy K S

    November 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    How can I install launcher.zip

  5. Subhagata

    November 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Does it support DUAL SIM Micromax Canvas 2 ?

  6. Spencer

    November 3, 2013 at 12:59 am

    I tried downloading from my phone and also from my laptop. From my phone you can only import but nothing happens. From laptop, it says it’s downloaded but can’t find it anywhere. Try to go to the \help center\ but files are pending. So how do I get these apps?

  7. Shashank

    November 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Its Too Annoying, Downloading Stop at 90% Please from next Time use Different Uploader!

    • Shashank

      November 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Are you With us Or Against us ? i am Still Not Succeed Downloading any Files From Mega its Pathetic

  8. Salman

    November 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Nice one .. Thanks for sharing the download file bro !

  9. surajhodi

    November 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    how To install ????
    plz guide

    • Chetan Bhawani

      November 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      It’s just simple as said in the article. These are app files, so transfer them to the storage of your phone and install them in the phone by allowing the installation from external sources.

      • Salman

        November 2, 2013 at 7:25 pm

        While installing GoogleHome.apk file on my Xperia Tipo, I am getting a parse error. Can you please help me out!

  10. cordy

    November 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    How do you revert back to original settings and remove updated apk e.g. velvet and prebuiltgmscore.apk

    • Salman

      November 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Just go to Settings->Apps and uninstall the app! I did the same to revert back camera and gallery

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